Dorothy Must Die (#1) (out of print)
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Oz has turned into a savage dystopia under Dorothy's rule - and now a new girl from Kansas must take her down. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz meets Kill Bill in this edgy, fast-paced, fantasy-adventure. Amy Gumm has had enough of her trailer park life and she'd do anything to get out of Kansas. And just like that, her tragic life is gone with the wind when she finds herself transported to Oz. Instead of the beautiful, magical land she's come to know in books and movies, she discovers that Dorothy Gale ended up going back to Oz, let her power go to her head, and wreaked havoc on the land. The land where troubles melt like lemon drops is now a place where you're more likely to find an alcoholic, out-of-work Munchkin than a happy little bluebird. And it's all because of that bitch from Kansas. Amy joins up with the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked-a group of dispossessed witches and warlocks who despise the tyrannical ruler that Dorothy has become. As it turns out, humans in Oz possess magic, and Amy is now the best chance the ROW has of taking Dorothy down. Her mission: get the Scarecrow's brain, the Tin Man's heart, and the Lion's courage. And ultimately, destroy Dorothy.
Danielle Paige is a graduate of Columbia University and the author of Dorothy Must Die and its digital prequel novellas, No Place Like Oz and The Witch Must Burn. Before turning to young adult literature, she worked in the television industry, where she received a Writers Guild of America Award and was nominated for several Daytime Emmys. She currently lives in New York City.