Review - No Place Like Oz

Title: No Place Like Oz
Author: Danielle Paige
Series: Dorothy Must Die
Book #: 0.5
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: November 12th 2013

My Rating: 

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.

My Thoughts

What a pleasant surprise this book was!

I don't really know what I was expecting but I was surprised for the best. Danielle Paige elaborates a really entertaining and true vision of the original Oz.

I absolutely enjoyed reading about Dorothy and how she got a little wicked. I must admit though, I can't really hate her, mostly because you can understand where she came from and why she acts the way she does. It was interesting to see how her uncle and aunt reacted to Oz and its creatures but I didn't really enjoy how passive her aunt was. Instead of speaking her mind she would usually shut down.

Danielle Paige's writing was very easy to understand and she doesn't use big or unknown words to get her point through, which I really liked.

'No Place Like Oz' was a really good introduction to 'Dorothy Must Die' and I cannot wait to get to it. 

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