Title: The Witch Must Burn
Author: Danielle Paige
First published November 11, 2014
100 pages, ebook
ISBN: 9780062280770 (ISBN10: 0062280775)
The land of Oz is in peril once again, and this time it’s not just the wicked witches causing chaos. Dorothy Gale has returned, but she’s not the same girl who once defeated the Wicked Witch of the West.
Now, with her spike-heeled shoes and thirst for power, she’s become a force to be reckoned with. However, there’s more to this story than meets the eye.
Someone is pulling the strings, and they’re not interested in fame or glory – they want control. In The Witch Must Burn, debut author Danielle Paige takes readers on a dark and thrilling journey that will leave them questioning everything they thought they knew about Oz. Perfect for fans of Cinder by Marissa Meyer and Wicked by Gregory Maguire, this is a reimagining of a beloved classic that you won’t want to miss.
About the Author
Danielle is a New York resident. She has experience in television and has been nominated for multiple Daytime Emmy awards.
Her debut novel, Dorothy Must Die, is a young adult fiction piece.
The Witch Must Burn is an enthralling fantasy novel written by Danielle Paige, published on November 11, 2014. The book is the second installment in the popular Dorothy Must Die series and explores the intriguing theme of evil witches and what happens when they rise to power.
The story is set in Oz, a magical world that has been taken over by the wicked witches. The main character, Amy, is on a mission to save the land from their tyranny.
After befriending the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked, she is tasked with infiltrating the Wizard’s palace to steal the Tin Man’s heart. Along the way, she is confronted with challenges that test her courage and loyalty, and we witness her transformation from a timid girl to a fierce warrior.
Paige’s writing is exceptional, and her ability to create vivid imagery is impressive. The character development, particularly of Amy, is cleverly done, and readers will find themselves rooting for her as she strives to defeat the villains.
The pacing of the plot is thrilling, keeping readers on the edge of their seats throughout the story. One of the book’s strengths is its fascinating premise, taking one of the most beloved children’s stories and turning it on its head.
The fast-paced action and suspenseful plot make this book a real page-turner. Paige also does an excellent job of creating a unique world that is both familiar and new, and the Oz mythology is skillfully woven throughout the narrative.
However, there are some weaknesses in The Witch Must Burn. The book occasionally suffers from over-exposition, and some of the dialogue feels forced.
The world-building could have been a bit more fleshed out to provide readers with a deeper immersion into Oz.
Overall, The Witch Must Burn is an enjoyable and exciting read that is sure to delight fans of the fantasy genre. Its themes of betrayal, bravery, and redemption make it an engaging read, and Paige’s writing is sure to captivate new and old fans alike.
For those who enjoy stories with a strong female lead, complex villains, and a dash of magic, this book is a must-read. This book is recommended for young adult readers who enjoy fantasy stories.
It is especially perfect for those who love adventure and tales about strong, independent women who fight against the odds. The Witch Must Burn is a great addition to the Dorothy Must Die series, and readers will be eager to find out what happens next.
On a scale of one to five, this book earns a solid four-star rating for its compelling plot, beautiful writing, and memorable characters. A fantastic read and one that we highly recommend.