|Love fairy tales and mythology?|
Fans of mermaids, dragons, unicorns, and other mythical creatures?
Enjoy when a beloved classic tale is retold?
A Twist in the Tail Thursdays features all this and more!
A Twist in the Tail Thursdays has returned!
In a way, I can't believe I haven't done one of these since March.
On the other, April was all about Fairy Tale Fortnight, so you had two straight weeks of twisty tales ;)
Today, I'm going to talk about the e-novella NO PLACE LIKE OZ.
This is a prequel to DOROTHY MUST DIE, and can be read first!
There isn't anything in there that will spoil DMD!
Check out my review of DOROTHY MUST DIE!
I often complain about how e-novellas are so short and cost so much. It never feels worth it to spend three bucks on something that's maybe 60-80 pages plus an extended preview of an upcoming book. I get that a lot of people want the preview and pay for it, but I never read early peeks. I'll just wait and read the book all at once, thank you! HarperCollins used to put out a lot of e-novellas like this. I've been pleasantly surprised with this year's line, where the novellas I've picked up have been $1.99 and 100+ pages. Definitely worth the money!
When I first heard about DOROTHY MUST DIE, I was taken back. Dorothy, evil? Her faithful, lovable companions evil? They all need to be killed? No, not possible. Reading NO PLACE LIKE OZ, I can see how Dorothy slowly became corrupted over time. She's not evil in the novella, no. But a lot of time passes between Dorothy's return to Oz and Amy Gumm's first journey there. Readers will see that Dorothy isn't perfectly innocent. She wants more, yes, and that's the heart of the problem. Dorothy wants. And whatever Dorothy wants, Dorothy gets. Even if it comes at a high, unimaginable price. By the end of the novella, I had come to dislike Dorothy. I wanted to smack her. I can see why Amy Gumm needs to take her down.
If you're a fan of fractured tales retold in new ways, definitely take a peek at the way author Danielle Paige gets into Dorothy's head and changes everything about the way we view Oz...and our beloved heroine!