First 12 Chapters of Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige


Dorothy Must Die
by Danielle Paige
Series: Dorothy Must Die #1
Publication Date: 01 April 2014
by HarperTeen

Crash landing via tornado into a childhood nightmare, Amy Gumm finds the lime-lit, sparkling city of Oz a far cry from its former over-the- rainbow glory. The culprit? That bitch from Kansas: Dorothy Gale. Power-hungry and invincible, Dorothy has turned everything on its head. Now, the Scarecrow conducts inhumane experiments on the winged monkeys, the Tin Woodman is a trained killer, and the Lion is a deranged monster out for blood.

Upon arriving, Amy is immediately inducted into The Revolutionary Order of the Wicked, a group of not-so-wicked witches that are determined to rid their land of Dorothy. Now, Amy will have to show more gumption than was ever necessary in her Kansas trailer park life. When everyone has ulterior motives and no one is whom they seem, it’s not easy to know what to do next. But one thing’s for sure: Dorothy must die.

Travel back to Oz and take a deliciously devilish walk down a darker brick road by checking out the first 12 chapters of the highly anticipated Dorothy Must Die now:

In this reimagined Oz, the Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and Dorothy has become its tyrannical ruler.  Gritty, compelling, and high stakes, Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige reimagines L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz series in a way you’ve never seen before.

Arriving just in time for the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz and already slated to become a CW show produced by Heroes creator Tim Kring, Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige will be on sale April 1st.


To learn just how Dorothy Gale got back to Kansas and what made her so evil, plunge into Paige’s world with No Place Like Oz, the prequel digital novella to Dorothy Must Die, on sale now:


Danielle Paige, author portrait

Danielle Paige is a graduate of Columbia University. 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.

Author photo credit: Laura Hanifin


Remember how Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige was in my Top Ten Books On My Spring 2014 TBR List? Well, here are the bonus first 12 chapters of the novel for all you dear readers, and myself, of course. Enjoy!



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