No Place Like Oz: A Dorothy Must Die Prequel Novella

Kobo ebook | November 12, 2013

byDanielle Paige

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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.

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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...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 12, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062280767

ISBN - 13:9780062280763

Customer Reviews of No Place Like Oz: A Dorothy Must Die Prequel Novella

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Return to Oz You do not have to read this prequil to understand Dorothy Must Die, but it gives perspective on why Dorothy became such a Bitch.
Date published: 2015-06-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great story! I really loved this book! It had such a whimsical story line and it was so well written. I was going back and forth on who I thought was the villain and I couldn't put the book down until I found out!
Date published: 2015-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New spin on Oz! I really enjoyed the book. I have always loved the movie and thought this book would pull me in and it did! I love that there are multiple books! :)
Date published: 2015-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Oz!! Do I really need to say more? My kid recommended I give this one a try. Brought me back to Oz, but in an adult way with a twist! Had many a giggle while reading , everything was flipped inside out and over, but I liked it.
Date published: 2014-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dorothy I loved reading this book. I couldn't put it down, just had to keep reading. Hooks you in :)
Date published: 2014-09-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Dorothy's a Brat! Not the typical book I'd read, that is, a young adult novel heavily angled at a teen girl reader. However the fantasy world of Oz has always piqued my interest when it's been reconstructed, and the title Dorothy Must Die! is a great hook indeed. That said this prequel took some time to hook me, it's as if Dorothy is part of a 1930's remake of "Mean Girls", and she comes of as an unappealing protagonist because of that. I guess that's the point. It picks up when it gets to Oz but still takes it's time getting where it's going. That said the depictions of Oz, it's characters and their associated history was really interesting, and by the end I racing through the pages to see how it would finish. Fortunately the preview chapter of DMD! was instantly more enjoyable, with a more modern setting being realised with just a little more gritty realism, and leaving the reader with the desire to read more of the potential Amy Vs Dorothy match-up. Overall good reading value for the reasonable price. Should be appealing for the target audience, some reservations for other readers.
Date published: 2014-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good Tia found this book and I borrowed it! Actually was impressed it was interesting to see what happens to Dorothy after she left oz....
Date published: 2014-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dorothy is back! At first when I read this book, I was worried it would engrave this image in my mind of Dorothy as an evil, twisted girl. Thankfully, now I simply see two versions of Dorothy. I really enjoyed this book, it gave me a totally new perspective on what could have happened after Dorothy clicked her heels and transported herself back to Kansas. To me, the story didn't really seem finished even after that. The wizard of Oz being one of my favourite tales, I think the book is written in a way that was believable for the kingdom over the rainbow, and I would definitely recommend it!
Date published: 2014-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG CAN'T WAIT FOR REAL NOVEL. Okay. This 200-paged prequel is absolutely genius. It was SO GOOD. Like beyond words for good. I chose to read this because I just cannot wait for Dorothy Must Die, and what's better than beginning with a prequel to start you onto the story? Let me tell you, nothing is better than that. I've always loved the story of The Wizard of Oz. There is such an amazing story behind the story (bear with me, this will make sense) and I got everything I asked for. By the end of the prequel, (I keep wanting to say novel,) all of my questions about the mysterious Dorothy Gale were answered, and I instantly realized what type of person she came to be. These days, I find that retellings end up so bad. But this one absolutely was amazing. Danielle Paige received such a smart idea to her head. We all know Dorothy Gale as an innocent, quiet country girl, but this story goes the whole other way, and what happened after the main story. So this book focuses on the main story, which is great. We don't have to plot a whole new beginning into our minds, and we don't have to start over fresh with a whole new protagonist. If you have the main idea of who Dorothy Gale is and what previously has happened to her, then you got the right idea and this series will be for you. So Dorothy went totally crazy in this prequel, but not in a bad way. Everything was much more detailed, and we saw her true personality. Is it just me, or was Glenda the real villain in this book? Everything basically happened because of her, and in the end, when she did that whole motherly-love act, I JUST REALIZED THAT IT'S ALL BECAUSE OF HER. I felt as if I got hit with a bunch of bricks in the head. Magic really is stupid. I just realized that in this book. It just changed Dorothy completely, and it made me hate her so much. She acted LIKE SHE WAS TAKING OVER THE PLACE AND SHE WAS RULING ALL OF OZ. This cannot be. >:( Okay, I lied. Maybe I still have one question. What next? Does magic still overtake Dorothy and make her a bitch? Well, this was a prequel, so I guess we'll find out in the real deal, but seriously, I treated this like a full-length book, and I was absolutely stunned by its amazingness. Dorothy, seriously, must die. *slams keyboard*
Date published: 2014-04-09