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Danielle Paige

Biography

Danielle Paige

Danielle Paige is a graduate of Columbia University and currently lives in New York City. 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. Dorothy Must Die is her first novel.

Danielle Paige

Books by Danielle Paige

by Danielle Paige - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Before Amy Gumm lands in Oz in DOROTHY MUST DIE, Dorothy Gale rules a twisted land where the Good have become truly Wicked --- and it’s up to the Wicked to stop her reign. Follow your favorite witches from DOROTHY MUST DIE as they form an elusive, secretive group known as the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked and begin training their own army to defeat Dorothy.

by Danielle Paige - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 12+
My name is Amy Gumm. When a tornado swept me away to the magical land of Oz, I was given a mission: Dorothy must die. She turned evil. So I killed her. But just when we thought it was safe to start rebuilding the damaged land of Oz, we were betrayed. Now I’m following the Road of Yellow Brick as it helps me escape toward the mysterious land of Ev, where the Nome King rules a bleak and angry world. And what I’m about to find is shocking: My original mission may not have been successful.
by Danielle Paige - Adventure, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Retelling, Young Adult 13+
Seventeen-year-old Snow has spent the majority of her life within the walls of the Whittaker Institute, a high security mental hospital in upstate New York. Deep down, she knows she's not crazy and doesn't belong there. When she meets a mysterious, handsome new orderly and dreams about a strange twisted tree she realizes she must escape and figure out who she really is. Using her trusting friend Bale as a distraction, Snow breaks free and races into the nearby woods. She finds herself in icy Algid --- her true home --- with a strangely alluring boy named Kai, whom she's sure she can't trust. 
by Danielle Paige - Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

My name is Amy Gumm. Tornadoes must have a thing about girls from Kansas, because --- just like Dorothy --- I got swept away on one too. I landed in Oz, where Good is Wicked, Wicked is Good, and the Wicked Witches clued me in to my true calling: Assassin. The way to stop Dorothy from destroying Oz --- and Kansas --- is to kill her. And I’m the only one who can do it. But I failed. Others died for my mistakes. Because of me, the portal between the worlds has been opened. And if I don’t find a way to close it? Dorothy will make sure I never get to go home again.

by Danielle Paige - Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

My name is Amy Gumm --- and I’m the other girl from Kansas. After a tornado swept through my trailer park, I ended up in Oz. But it wasn’t like the Oz I knew from books and movies. Dorothy had returned, but she was now a ruthless dictator. Glinda could no longer be called the Good Witch. And the Wicked Witches who were left? They’d joined forces as the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked, and they wanted to recruit me. My mission? Kill Dorothy. Except my job as assassin didn’t work out as planned. Dorothy is still alive. The Order has vanished. And the home I couldn’t wait to leave behind might be in danger. Somehow, across a twisted and divided land, I have to find the Order, protect the true ruler of Oz, take Dorothy and her henchmen down --- and try to figure out what I’m really doing here.

by Danielle Paige - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Follow Dorothy’s iconic companions from the beloved classic THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ as each of their gifts becomes key to the downfall of Oz. After Dorothy Gale wished her way home and long before Amy Gumm found herself in Oz, Dorothy’s friends left the Road of Yellow Brick to go their separate ways. But in a place like Oz, where magic and temptation lurk, the gifts from the Wizard begin to take on a life of their own. The Tin Woodman becomes twisted with longing. The Scarecrow develops a taste for plotting. And doubt consumes the Cowardly Lion.

by Danielle Paige - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 12+

These three prequel novellas to the New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die series follow the iconic characters from the beloved classic THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ as their lives intertwine to bring about the downfall of Oz. Dorothy begins a journey down a darker path. Glinda the Good Witch may not be so Good. And the Wizard realizes that Oz is his destiny. Kiss the land where troubles melt like lemon drops goodbye. Here there's danger around every corner and magical shoes won't be able to save you.

by Danielle Paige - Youth Fiction
I didn't ask for any of this. I didn't ask to be some kind of hero.
 
But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado --- taking you with it --- you have no choice but to go along, you know? Sure, I've read the books. I've seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can't be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There's still the yellow brick road, though --- but even that's crumbling.