Dorothy in the land of monsters Book Review

Dorothy in the land of monsters was gifted to me in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Book: Dorothy in the land of monsters 

Author: Garten Gevedon 

Publication date: October 11th 2018 

Genre: fantasy, paranormal, young adult 

Rating: 5 STARS 


Shifters, Zombies, and Vampires? Oh my! 

My name is Dorothy Gale, and I think I might be dead.

When my dog Toto and I got swept up in a twister, we landed in hell. A very colorful hell. Like a rainbow dripping in blood. Now it looks as though this dreadful underworld plagued with vampires, zombies, and shifters will be the site of my eternal damnation.

They say this terrifying land called Oz isn’t hell or purgatory and escape is possible, but first I must survive the journey down the blood-soaked yellow brick road to the only place in Oz where vampires dare not tread—The City of Emeralds. 

With enchanted footwear and the help of my three new friends—a friendly zombie, a massive shifter lion, and a heartless axe murderer of evil night creatures (who also happens to be the hottest guy I’ve ever seen)—Toto and I have a chance to make it to the Vampire Free Zone. When we get there, I must convince the most powerful wizard in this magical land of monsters to send us out of this radiant nightmare and back to the world of the living. They say he’s just as frightening as this monstrous land, that he detests visitors, and even the most horrifying creatures cower in his presence. But I must seek him out. And when I find him, I’ll do whatever it takes to make him send me home.

My review 

I signed up for this review as soon as I seen that it was available and I was so excited! But I was so scared because I hadn’t received my pdf file until a week ago and I read it so quick! 


Vampires, werewolves and zombies in the wizarding world of oz? Yes please! Going into this book I knew the main premise, a young girl gets whisked away in a cyclone with her dog to a magical colourful world. BUT of course there are many twists and turns within this book that I simply adored. 

This story was so clever and came together amazingly I did not want to put it down and I simply cannot wait for the sequel to come around! *hint hint Garten* 

The land of Oz was just the way we saw it in the movies and the history and background that gets shown to us has been researched and planned out thoroughly with no flaws. 


We meet many characters within this story and I loved each and every one of them. 

– a zombie looking for a cure so he doesn’t crave brains 

– A axeman with full metal armour looking for a heart

– And a werelion looking for courage. 

Remind you of anyone? I think it does! Dorothy and her travel companions grow such an amazing friendship that is one worthy of jealousy. I know I’m jealous! Ardie the zombie becomes a big brother to Dorothy, the axeman well I’ll let you see how their relationship forms and a werelion who will do almost anything to protect Dorothy and loves her unconditionally. 

Final thoughts and emotions 

This was an outstanding novel that I enjoyed every single second reading this long, exciting and amazing book that you need to read! 

About the author 

Garten Gevedon lives in New York City with her family. She’s a sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal author who loves taking fairy tales and turning them inside out. You can visit her online at 

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