Monday, April 7, 2014

Danielle Paige Q and A

Today I have Danielle Paige, author of Dorothy Must Die, stopping by with an interview! I adored Dorothy Must Die and was thrilled to be able to ask Danielle a few questions.

1. Describe Dorothy Must Die in three words. 

I think the title pretty much does it.

2. What aspects of the original Wizard of Oz story inspired your novel?  

The Oz books are just so rich in story and character. Baum did an incredible job of both world and character building.  It’s an American fairy tale and it’s just so ingrained in our culture. But what I was drawn to was the idea of these characters who had traveled through so much and fought to get the things they thought they were missing. The Lion’s courage, the Tin Woodman’s heart, and the Scarecrow’s brains. And now those very things are what’s corrupted about them. The Scarecrow is crazy smart, but he’s a mad scientist. The Lion is fearless, but he’s literally ‘roided up on it. And the Tin Man’s heart, well, he may have a bit of an obsessive crush on someone we know!

3. Are you able to share a secret about one of the characters, the world, something that inspired something about the world/characters?  

Other than the Tin Man’s crush… I’d say watch out for Pete, the first person that Amy meets in Oz. He’s gorgeous, but there’s much, much more to him.

4. What three things do you need while revising? 

Coffee, Papermate red flair pens, more coffee

5. What 2014 release are you most looking forward to? 

I am a YA junkie. I would say Leigh Bardugo’s Siege and Ruin. I am such a fan of thee Shadow and Bone series. And Kiera Cass’s The One! And I’m reading Marissa Meyer’s Cress right now!

If you've read Dorothy Must Die, do let me know what you think! I am excited to chat about it with everyone.

Thanks Danielle for stopping by, and be sure to check out my Dorothy Must Die review. You can follow Danielle on Twitter, and check out the Harper Collins website for more information about the book.


  1. I need to start this book, soon! Unfortunately, I am a "no new series until I catch up with my current ones" self-ban. It will definitely be the first, well second after No Place Like Oz once I get caught up. Excited!

    Andrea @ Bookish

  2. I'm so excited for this one! I have it on hold at the library and I am finally reading The Wonder Wizard of Oz book for the first time.

  3. I'm just over halfway through this book so I am very intrigued to hear there's more to Pete!


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