Title: Heart of the Moors: An Original Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Novel
Author: Holly Black
Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy
Publisher: Disney Press
Release Date: October 8, 2019
From New York Times bestselling author Holly Black comes a captivating original novel set between Disney’s Maleficent and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, in which newly-queened Aurora struggles to be the best leader to both the humans and Fair Folk under her reign; her beau, Prince Phillip, longs to get to know Aurora and her kingdom better; and Maleficent has trouble letting go of the past.
This is a great middle grade faerie story from Holly Black.
I loved that this story stayed true to the story of Maleficent, but it was in Holly Black’s style. Holly does a great job of writing about the different types of faeries in a descriptive way. I could imagine the beautiful settings because of how thoroughly and concisely they were described.
I also enjoyed the plot of the novel. It was a complete plot, while not straying too far from the movie plots. This story is a side plot, which can accompany the movies, but does not replace them.
I really enjoyed this novel!
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Have you read Heart of the Moors? What did you think of it?