No Place Like Oz is the first novella in the Dorothy Must Die series and explores Dorothy’s life one year after she has returned to Kansas from Oz. She is having a hard time readjusting to the boring reality of Kansas and longs to return to the magic of Oz. On her birthday she discovers a pair of ruby slippers that transport her, Toto and her aunt and uncle back to Oz where she is received as a hero. But will this new fame and power go to Dorothy’s head?
This was the first story in this series that I read and I loved it. I thought the concept of Dorothy wanting to return to the adventurous world of Oz and wishing for more recognition from her Kansas friends after her miraculous return was extremely interesting. Danielle Paige did a great job making you agree with Dorothy on how she could make Oz better while also showing the flaws in her logic and the gradual turn to her becoming a dictator in the Emerald City. I’m looking forward to reading the next story that Danielle brings out, and I hope that she will write something else from Dorothy’s point of view further down the line.
I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in the series.
Review: 4 out of 5 Stars