Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.
 
Dorothy Must Die 
by Danielle Paige 
hitting shelves April 14, 2014 from Harper Teen

Description:

I didn't ask for any of this. I didn't ask to be some kind of hero.
But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?

Sure, I've read the books. I've seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can't be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There's still the yellow brick road, though—but even that's crumbling.
What happened?
Dorothy. They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.

My name is Amy Gumm—and I'm the other girl from Kansas.
I've been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.
I've been trained to fight.
And I have a mission:
Remove the Tin Woodman's heart.
Steal the Scarecrow's brain.
Take the Lion's courage.
Then and only then—Dorothy must die!


My thoughts:  This looks so fun.  I do love a good reimagining of my favorite childhood stories, so  this looks right up my alley.  Dorothy on a power trip? Head gotten a little too big for her braids?  So fun, I can't wait to see how this story plays out.

15 comments :

  1. I am not a fan of The Wizard of Oz but this sounds interesting. I like how the heroine's last name is the same as Judy Garland's real last name (she was Frances Gumm I believe).

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  2. It sounds like an awesome book! I really hope you will love it when you get to read it :)
    <3

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  3. Ugh, am I the only one who doesn't like Wizard of Oz?:(
    Glass @ Way Too Hot Books

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  4. This is my pick this week as well! I'm really looking forward to checking this out. :)

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  5. Yes! I just saw this one on another WoW and I absolutely can't wait to read it. It just sounds so good. April needs to get here now.

    Great pick!
    Chelsea @ Books Turn Brains
    Here's my WoW
    I'm also giving away a copy of Perfect Ruin over on my blog here.

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  6. i like the sound of this, very unique :). I just wish the cover had ruby slippers. Thanks for sharing.

    Georgie @ What She Reads

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  7. Wow! This one sounds really interesting! Will definitely be adding this to my wishlist! Great pick :)

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  8. I hadn’t heard of this one, but it’s definitely going on my TBR list now.
    Here is My WOW

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  9. Ooh. I hadn't heard of this before. It sounds really interesting!

    My WoW.

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  10. Dorthy one does sound interesting! I'm reading Alice in Zombieland right now . . . same kind of twisted tale :-)

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  11. I didn't know that it was a oz retteling.cool

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  12. This looks absolutely amazing. I cannot wait to get it in my hands. Great pick!

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  13. I saw a lot of these! This sounds so awesome, I love revamped classics. And I love that it's from the other point of view. Great pick, thanks for sharing!

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