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Heart of Tin

(Dorothy Must Die #0.4)

3.51  ·  Rating details ·  2,245 ratings  ·  236 reviews
Everyone knows the Tin Woodman as Dorothy's lovable sidekick, the tin man who longed for a real heart to beat inside his tin chest. This digital original novella is the fourth installment in the prequel arc to the edgy and thrilling New York Times bestsellers Dorothy Must Die and The Wicked Will Rise, and tells what happened to the Tin Woodman after he got his wish.

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ebook, 93 pages
Published July 28th 2015 by HarperCollins
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Candace Robinson
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm starting the Dorothy Must Die series as a group read, so I'm starting some of these novellas. I started Tin Man first since he is one of my fave characters from Wizard. This Tin Man here is obsessive. His obsession over Dorothy interferes with what he should really be doing. This novella is dark and shows what obsession can do to a person, or in this case, The Tin Man!
Jul 28, 2015 rated it it was ok
I wanted to love this as much as the others, but the Tin Man was beyond annoying. He reminded me of a 12 year old girl that just got her first crush. It had its good moments, but they weren't worth the annoyance of the Tin Man.
Mar 06, 2015 rated it it was ok
You know I really love the Dorothy Must Die Series when it comes to the full books, but the novellas not so much. I really think the only one that didn't drive me crazy is The Witch Must Burn, but probably because that was in Jellia's POV and she's actually likable. The rest are horrible! Not that they are horribly written, but the stories themselves turn pretty horrible! Danielle is great when it comes to making you hate these characters! The Tin Woodsman could've been likable in the beginning, ...more
Danica (The Hogsmeade Reader)
Jan 16, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: annoying-mc
If someone gave me a book everytime I rolled my eyes while reading this, I'd have a library as big as The Beast's.


It's probably the character itself, because I didn't mind reading Dorothy/the Wizard's novella before. His novella was such a waste for me, if it wasn't for the part of Scare's laboratory experiments, I would not have given this any star because I hated it so much.

He was so obsesse
catherine ♡
Jun 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really liked this one as well - Tin was like a lovesick twelve-year-old, but I thought that was funny! Not to mention how Paige depicted the subtle transition from good to evil; this novella also gave me a pretty good idea of what the characters were like before the main book.
Kameron B. Moore
Dec 27, 2014 marked it as to-read
Title: Heart of Tin
Expected Publication: July 28, 2015

The covers are so pretty for this series I just want em all!
May 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
Creepiest novella in the series yet...I'm not sure who gives me the willies more - the Scarecrow or the Tin Woodman. Ew. I'm about done with this series. They're losing my interest, BUT with only one more book left in the trilogy, I suppose i need to know the ending now! (Cue annoyed sigh and rolling eyes...)
Jessica (a GREAT read)
I am truly enjoying what Danielle Paige is doing with this 6 or 7 (Goodreads shows 7, but then I hear 6 from others) part prequel series. We basically get to see what everyone was doing when Dorothy came back to Oz. It’s very interesting, and this time, in Heart of Tin, we get to see how the Tin Woodman came to be what he was in the series today.

I gotta admit, I felt kind of bad for this guy, in a sense. He is so in love with Dorothy and she’s too clueless and vapid to see it. She’s a very self
Jul 29, 2015 rated it did not like it
Awful. Absolutely unbearably awful. I thought "Dorothy Must Die" was the best YA book the year it came out and several of the short novellas Paige has published have been enjoyable, if not great, but "Heart of Tin" gets my vote for the worst book of 2015.

Since Dorothy went back to Kansas, the tin Woodsman has served as the king of the Winkies. Now, with her return to Oz, he's free to indulge his creepy, stalking obsession with her. It's not love. If someone loves you, they notice that you've gon
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
Not evil, just blinded by love. The Tin Woodman is annoyingly in love with Dorothy. He finds her attitude and actions, along with Glinda’s and Scarecrow’s, suspicious, but not enough to stop doing anything to impress her.

So many eye rolls.
Yvonne (It's All About Books)
Finished reading: June 13th 2016
Rating 1,5qqq

“Think about the first time you really fell in love. No, I mean, really think about it. How it was like your whole life before that moment was a black-and-white movie, and suddenly you stepped into Technicolor.”

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Vivian Chen (Vivian's Book Pavilion)
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Ah! I hate lovesick guy. No, they’re all idiot. And no, I don’t think I’ll like to have a boyfriend to make me a lovesick idiot…perhaps…fictional boyfriends. <3 <3 <3 Now…we all know the Tin in “Somewhere over the Rainbow” and the Tin in the original Dorothy Must Die series. Yet, this is something never be seen. In Dorothy Must Die, we mostly focus on how Tin built an army for Dorothy and follow her like a lovesick puppy dog, and in the origina
Feb 04, 2016 rated it it was ok
So I'm not sure what the deal is with these novellas. The first one No Place Like Oz was great, but the rest have been very inconsistent. With what I've been reading about Full Fathom Five, I wonder if it's a matter of shilling out novellas to make money and completely disregarding continuity or if Danielle Page is really the author of these novellas? They just gradually get worst. ...more
Shelbie Ammirati
Jul 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Man. I need more novellas! These are great introductions to the characters and gives an insight to why they are acting the way that they do. Tin man is protrayed in a different light, and you get to see the creepier side of Scarecrow. Pretty good read! Overall I give it a 3.5.
Mar 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I really loved this book. And it was a really funny one!(:

I am reading the dorothy must die vol. 2 but I would love to write review for each one...
Apr 25, 2016 rated it liked it
Good God.

Tin is so pathetic this was depressing. Love is truly the strongest emotion. The ugly side of it can make you blind, stupid, unreasonable, desperate, and depressed.
May 27, 2017 rated it did not like it
It was an agonizing read.

(I'll come back to finish the review, but I just wanted to get that out)
Shari Suarez
Apr 27, 2020 rated it liked it
The Tin Woodman has always been in love with Dorothy. When he discovers that she has returned to Oz, he rushes to the Emerald City bent on declaring his love for her. Things don't go according to plan. Dorothy isn't really interested in pursuing a romantic relationship with him. Glinda manipulates him into creating an army to defend Dorothy and the Tin Woodman will cross any line to make Dorothy his.
This one fell a little short for me. The Tin Woodman never seems to see how he's being manipulate
Sep 14, 2017 rated it did not like it
I am officially giving up on this series. God only knows if I'll ever try to finish this but I am DNF at 45% of this and not reading the other 5.
Felicia Allen
Jan 31, 2019 rated it liked it
I didn't care much for Tinman in this one. He seemed way to lovesick for my taste. It is also hard for me to imagine him evil.
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I normally avoid prequels and novellas of the series that I read. I find them to generally not be written as well and just a money maker for the author. However I have really enjoyed these and feel they have added a lot to the series. Plus they showcase the Tinman and Scarecrow who in my opinion were not used enough in the actual series.
Oct 19, 2019 rated it liked it
good back story
This is the fourth novella before the Dorothy Must Die series.

This book gives you a ton of insight on how the Tin Woodman's character comes to be in the main Dorothy Must Die series. The book is slow to start but becomes extremely action packed half way through. The book has tons of Clift hangers. The book is written really well. It shows how the Tin man becomes twisted and how the Scarecrow is twisted. It shows who causes them to become that way and it shows Dorothy, who is starting to become
Mar 06, 2016 rated it liked it
I think I love to torture myself because I continue to read these books wanting more.

This novella wasn't bad, in all actuality, it was pretty insightful to the whole "Dorothy Must Die" series. So why did I give it 3 stars? Because I just found myself wanting more.

How can I describe how I feel about the Tin Man? I loathe him. I Want to make him dance on hot coals, boil him in battery acid, take that heart of his and hold it above a flame and watch it burn slowly before my eyes. He was a weak ma
Oct 04, 2015 rated it did not like it

I really, really disliked this novella. Which is a massive shame as I have loved the two books, and the 3 previous novellas - I especially loved the Witch Must Burn. But this telling of the tin mans story did nothing for me. I found the writing really difficult to get through, and the constant passages of him confessing his love for Dorothy were just too much for me. The story didn't really go anywhere , and the plot that it did have could have been told in half the time without all
3.5 stars

In the original version of OZ, I like the Tin Woodsman. I always picture him as a loveable, kindhearted, brave, heroic, and dependable companion. But in this novella, it kinda erase all that belief...

He's delusional....
He's stupid....
He's naïve....
And he's nothing but a lovestruck fool!
We can't really blame him.. sometimes, even a strong willed person can be a fool, when it comes to love, and we can all be like him, one way or another..
what I loved about this novella and Tin's ch
Morgan F
Jan 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
“People say I’m heartless—pretty ironic when you think about it.”
That was... different. The Scarecrow is honestly scary and um the Tin Man... ya he’s just... weird. Also, Glinda’s a snake. And the Lion is disgusting. Just saying these characters are so twisted from the ones I’m used to, but it’s not completely a bad thing. It really makes the story even better with the fact that they’re all so twisted. I liked it. It was definitely good to explain why the Woodman’s so twisted. I find it a little
Aug 24, 2015 rated it liked it
Not my favorite novella of the series, but I do like that instead of making a series all from one point of view that it seems like each character is getting their own book. Sadly, the Tin Woodman is just too much of a love-sick moron for me. Maybe it's because Dorothy is obviously a terrible person, that Glinda and Scarecrow are power hungry manipulators, or that the Lion is just out to eat as much as he can, but the fact that Tin can't see ANYTHING past his love and devotion just makes me angry ...more
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Danielle lives in NY. Before turning to YA, she worked in television & was nominated for several Daytime Emmy's. Dorothy Must Die is her first novel. ...more

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