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Danielle Paige

Autor/a de Dorothy Must Die

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Danielle Paige graduated from Columbia University. She worked in the television industry, where she received a Writers Guild of America Award and was nominated for several Daytime Emmys. Paige is the author of the best-selling title Dorothy Must Die and its digital prequel novellas, No Place Like mostra'n més Oz, The Witch Must Burn, and Yellow Brick War. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys


Obres de Danielle Paige

Dorothy Must Die (2014) 2,826 exemplars
The Wicked Will Rise (2015) 1,150 exemplars
Yellow Brick War (2016) 818 exemplars
Stealing Snow (2016) 571 exemplars
The End of Oz (2017) 545 exemplars
The Ravens (2020) 476 exemplars
Mera: Tidebreaker (2019) 183 exemplars
No Place Like Oz (2013) 173 exemplars
The Monarchs (2022) 128 exemplars
The Witch Must Burn (2014) 96 exemplars
The Wizard Returns (2015) 90 exemplars
Heart of Tin (2015) 83 exemplars

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Data de naixement
20th century
Llocs de residència
New York, USA
Columbia University
Premis i honors
Writers Guild of America Award



In this book, Dorothy is the villain. I thought this was a really cool dystopian book following what happens after the Wizard of Oz. It can get a little creepy and gory, but I really enjoyed it.
ScarletttheBookworm | Hi ha 124 ressenyes més | Jun 4, 2024 |
{My thoughts} – I have honestly read through this book three times now and to me nothing has changed. It is still the same super facst paced love story, that more or less makes me feel like they are star-crossed lovers, but not entirely.

I have to admit I didn’t enjoy reading this book at all. I don’t know any of the background history of the characters. I honestly don’t get into the super hero world all that much.

I feel like much of this book didn’t make any sense at all. There was a lot of fight and make up, then repeat. There was a lot of fast paced how’d that come about, because it’s not explained in a means that would help it to make sense. Then there is the how are they in love, when from what I read, they probably shouldn’t even be friends.… (més)
Zapkode | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Jun 1, 2024 |
It took a little time to actually get started. Once it did, I was good. I was disappointed when I got to the end and found it didn't end. I don't mind stories that are a series but I want to know that ahead of time. I don't want that to be a surprise. I don't know if I will continue in the series.
JHolmes95003 | Hi ha 124 ressenyes més | Apr 1, 2024 |
I'm not entirely sure I enjoyed this as much as "[b:No Place Like Oz|17331483|No Place Like Oz (Dorothy Must Die, #0.1)|Danielle Paige||24034767]No Place Like Oz" honestly. Amy was abrasive, obnoxious and kind of boring. Possibly not the smartest bulb either. For example if a native of a new country (or world) insists that what you are doing is dangerous/illegal/stupid wouldn't it make sense to listen to them? At least until you understand the lay of the land better? Recklessly running around doing and saying things has to be somewhere on the list of "When stuck in a new land don't do this".

Here's the thing - Paige has Amy go through a lot of training and reconnaissance so they could figure out what's happening. You see despite Amy being "like Dorothy" and despite her being more then slightly willing to make things right in the land of Oz, the rebellion has very little working knowledge of what's what. Dorothy is frightfully good at being a tyrant apparently--which really anyone who has had to deal with a disenchanted 16 year old who believes they deserve more will understand why she's good at being a tyrant--and the rebellion has other concerns.

Like what's up with Ozma? Also the land is dying and corrupting and Dorothy is going around cursing people into happiness (which I think maybe Dorothy is besties with the Joker from Batman?). Also the Tin Man is ten shades of creepy--you wouldn't recognize him if you didn't know who he was, and the Scarecrow--who had seemed to be becoming rather malevolent in No Place, is no nicer here. Let's not talk about the Lion.

And in case anyone was worried yes there is a romance, though it doesn't have much time to interfere with the plot (mostly because the plot doesn't have much time to be plot). Amy is rather level-headed and suspicious of the handsome, snarky, arrogant, young man who's being sneaky.

Its possible that No Place set me up for a bit of a let down. I had expected the confrontation with Dorothy--or at least her friends--to occur much sooner then it did in the book. Not the resolution, but certainly some sort of...fight? No not even that. I'm not sure what I expected but I didn't expect a book that reads more like a training montage at times. Amy does have a confrontation with the Tin Man early on, but it goes horribly wrong on many levels.

What the book failed to convince me of is that I don't think Paige will end this series with Dorothy dying. Or at least not dying willingly once she realizes everything she's done. She isn't Evil. She's a girl who got swept up in something fantastic and then couldn't cope with the ordinary. She's convinced that Ozma was the interloper, that she was the Wicked One and that she, Dorothy, was saving Oz.

The person behind it all, the one who manipulated things to begin with, played on Dorothy's fears and weaknesses expertly. Then when tragedy struck Dorothy couldn't face what she had done and thus blamed how "wrong" Oz was for her troubles. Hadn't she fought the Wicked Witch? Didn't she reveal the false Wizard for what he was? Glinda told her that was her destiny and she did it and now she's being told she was wrong. That everything extraordinary about her was wrong.

I don't blame her for turning out the way she did honestly.
… (més)
lexilewords | Hi ha 124 ressenyes més | Dec 28, 2023 |



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