Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Book Review- No Place Like Oz

I finished reading the novella No Place Like Oz (Dorothy Must Die #0.5) by Danielle Paige today.

From Goodreads:

In this digital original novella, Dorothy travels back to Oz to reunite with old friends, but her
story may not have a happy ending. No Place Like Oz is a prequel to the forthcoming novel Dorothy Must Die.

After returning to Kansas, Dorothy Gale has realized that the dreary fields of Kansas don’t compare to the vibrant landscapes of Oz. And although she’s happy to be reunited with Aunt Em, she misses her friends from the yellow brick road. But most of all, Dorothy misses the fame and the adventure. In Kansas she’s just another prairie girl, but in Oz she was a hero. So Dorothy is willing to do anything to get back, because there really is no place like Oz. But returning to the land she left comes at a price, and after Dorothy is through with it, Oz will never be the same.

Perfect for fans of Alex Flinn, Marissa Meyer, and Gregory Maguire, No Place Like Oz is a dark reimagining of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Building off of its rich mythology, Danielle Paige creates an edgy, thrilling story for teens that chronicles the rise and fall of one of the literature’s most beloved characters. This digital original novella is a prequel that sets the stage for the forthcoming novel Dorothy Must Die.

I love The Wizard of Oz and Wicked so I was excited to get started on this series.  And it didn't disappoint. 

I haven't read the first book yet, but this is a prequel to that story. This story (and I'm assuming the whole series) is like a "what happened after The Wizard of Oz".   It was interesting to read this side of Dorothy.  And see this side of Oz and the main characters there.  It made me question just who was good and who was bad. 

This was a longer novella.  I felt like it was a complete book, not just a side story. And I liked that.  I can't wait to get my hands on the true first book of the series, Dorothy Must Die!

I gave this book a rating of 4/5.

FTC Disclosure: I bought this copy of the book.

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