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No Place Like Oz

Dorothy Must Die

On-Sale Date: November 12 2013
Format: E-Book, 196pp
ISBN# 9780062280763
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Price: $1.99


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There's a new wicked witch in Oz—and her name is Dorothy. This 125-page digital novella is a fresh and edgy sequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and the prequel to the sassy new epic adventure Dorothy Must Die. No Place Like Oz, by debut author Danielle Paige, is a compellingly original reimagining of a beloved classic and is perfect for fans of Cinder by Marissa Meyer, Beastly by Alex Flinn, and Wicked by Gregory Maguire.

Dorothy clicked her heels three times and returned to Kansas. The end . . . or was it? Although she's happy to be home with Aunt Em, Dorothy has regretted her decision to leave Oz ever since. So when a mysterious gift arrives at her doorstep on her sixteenth birthday, Dorothy jumps at the chance to return to the glittering city that made her a star.

Setting off for the Emerald City, Dorothy is eager to be reunited with her friends: the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion. But she soon discovers that in the time she's been gone, Oz has changed—and Dorothy has, too. This time, the yellow brick road leads her down a very different path. And before her journey is through, Dorothy will find that the line between wicked and good has become so blurred she's not sure which side of it she's on.

Dorothy was Oz-sick when she came back to Kansas. She regrets her decision for coming back home. She misses the magic, her friends, and Glinda. On her 16th birthday, her wish to go back to Oz finally comes true. But the Oz she left behind, is not the same Oz she comes back to. One of her friends is missing and she thinks the new princess is behind it.

As the story goes along, you see how much Dorothy changes from the sweet Kansas girl to a darker version of herself. It was a really great read and I loved seeing a new side of Dorothy and Oz. However, I wish it was a little bit longer.


so do we read the life of the wicked witch then the wizard of oz (when dorothy comes) then There's no place like oz THEN Dorothy must die? or do we read them in any oder we want?


Based on the Oz series, this book could come after The Marvelous Land of Oz, the second book. The characters that came afterwards, whether mentioned or not mentioned, should be looked to with an open mind, like Rags, the Patchwork Girl who has a different history now. I really like the various character reverences, and the part at the beginning with the pink fish and Glinda saying "help" reminded me of the book Glinda of Oz, which I believe was the last book in the series L. Frank Baum got to write. Still, the story wasn't too different from the story, I think that in a way it was much more related to the original books then the movie itself was, and enjoyed it.


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