I’ve been trying to make a little more time for myself lately and I’ve been trying to do a little pleasure reading. That sounds so easy, but we all know in practice… it takes some work! When I heard about this new tale from Oz, I was pretty curious. Then I found out I could preview it and share it with all of the MomStart readers and I knew I couldn’t say no.
Dorothy Must Die is a new book by Danielle Paige available for purchase on April 1. By the time I had read the first few chapters, I was hooked. You will see the magical land of Oz flipped upside down. You will be immediately connected to Amy, the “new girl from Kansas”, as she tries to sort out the differences between wicked and good. You will start reading, and want to keep turning the page just to see what happens next.
From the Back Cover
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 bluebirds. 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 a yellow brick road—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.
The publishers have actually released the first 12 chapters for you to preview! Follow the link to get the first 12 chapters of Dorothy Must Die so that you can get a sneak peek of a highly anticipated literary debut!
Ashley is a mom, wife, sister, daughter, friend, and former teacher working to navigate through the mysterious world of Mommyia. Read more about her adventures at @Momicles2010.