Dorothy in the Land of Monsters by Garten Gevedon is a YA Paranormal Fantasy Retelling of Dorothy except with a monster twist!
“Shifters, Zombies, and Vampires? Oh my!
My name is Dorothy Gale, and I think I might be dead.
When my dog Toto and I got swept up in a twister, we landed in hell. A very colorful hell. Like a rainbow dripping in blood. Now it looks as though this dreadful underworld plagued with vampires, zombies, and shifters will be the site of my eternal damnation.
They say this terrifying land called Oz isn’t hell or purgatory and escape is possible, but first I must survive the journey down the blood-soaked yellow brick road to the only place in Oz where vampires dare not tread—The City of Emeralds.
With enchanted footwear and the help of my three new friends—a friendly zombie, a massive shifter lion, and a heartless axe murderer of evil night creatures (who also happens to be the hottest guy I’ve ever seen)—Toto and I have a chance to make it to the Vampire Free Zone. When we get there, I must convince the most powerful wizard in this magical land of monsters to send us out of this radiant nightmare and back to the world of the living. They say he’s just as frightening as this monstrous land, that he detests visitors, and even the most horrifying creatures cower in his presence. But I must seek him out. And when I find him, I’ll do whatever it takes to make him send me home.”
I loved this retelling! It was dark, twisted, and full of monsters!
It’s definitely a story that closely uses the original tale. All the characters appear except with such fun, Halloween-y twists that you can’t help but be completely blow away from.
The entire story is well written and keeps the spirit alive without being predictable even though I is a retelling.
I gave this awesome book 4 out of 5 stars. A definite contender for one of my fav Dorothy stories!
Published: 11 October 2019
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal / Fantasy
How I Read It: eARC from Xpresso Book Tours
*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced I any way.*
“Garten Gevedon lives in New York City with her family. She’s a sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal author who loves taking fairy tales and turning them inside out. You can visit her online at www.gartengevedon.com.”
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