Heart of the Moors: An Original Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Novel

Heart of the Moors: An Original Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Novel

by Holly Black


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781368045612
Publisher: Disney Press
Publication date: 10/08/2019
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 29,432
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy novels for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tales, the Curse Workers, Doll Bones, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, The Darkest Part of the Forest, the Magisterium series (with Cassandra Clare), The Cruel Prince and the #1 New York Times Bestselling sequel, The Wicked King. She has been a finalist for an Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award, the Mythopoeic Award and a Newbery Honor. She lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret door.

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Heart of the Moors: An Original Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Novel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Little_MissDQ 15 days ago
This might be my favorite Holly Black book I've read. It's a great story about everything that has happened since we left both Maleficent and Aurora in the first movie. And also a perfect reminder that not everything is "happily ever after" once the story fades to black. While the plot has a bit of a "been done" feel to it; it's a pretty appropriate fit for these two characters trying to bring two worlds together. I loved spending more time with Aurora; both getting to know her and seeing her doing everything she can to do what's best for her kingdoms.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Maleficent + Holly Black = Awesomeness For those that love the movie Maleficent and the universe that is introduced there, Heart of the Moors is a must read! Holly Black does a spectacular job developing the characters that we love from the screen, continuing their story and evolving their relationships. Thank you to NetGalley and Disney Books for my copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
teacher_jen 3 months ago
Sleeping Beauty, Prince Phillip, Maleficent. Do any of those names ring a bell? This book follows the story of the new queen, Aurora and her godmother, Maleficent. Prince Phillip broke the curse and woke the sleeping beauty up from her "eternal" sleep, but what's the rest of the story? In this book, Holly Black takes us back to Aurora's kingdom, Perceforest, where she is trying desperately to get the Faire Folk and humans to sign a peace treaty and get along. A great book for Disney fans, Sleeping Beauty enthusiasts, and also a must-read for Holly Black fans
marongm8 3 months ago
This book was received as an ARC from Disney Book Group - Disney Press in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own. I was so excited to read this book because I am a fan of Holly Black and her work and I am also a huge Disney and Sleeping Beauty fan as well. It was such a treat to read on after Prince Phillip kisses Aurora and woke her from her deep sleep and then after the happily ever after, what happens next? Holly Black wrote a slightly twisted tale that Malificent in her own way was struggling to break free from her past and the relationship of Prince Phillip and Aurora brightens as Aurora becomes Queen and Prince Phillip will give at nothing to marry her in the end and rule by her side. I know this book will be received well with our young adult patrons and our teen book club and I can't wait to share the title with them. We will consider adding this title to our JFiction collection at our library. That is why we give this book 5 stars.
book_junkee 3 months ago
I don’t read middle grade often, but Maleficent written by Holly Black was not something I was going to pass up. I loved getting POVs from everyone. Of course I expected to be in Aurora’s head, so seeing things from Maleficent’s view was fantastic. There were also mini chapters from a few other people and I like how it rounded things out. Plot wise it was good. Things moved quickly as there are a few plot threads and several moving pieces. It was a bit more detailed and layered than I was expecting and I really enjoyed how everything played out. Even with knowing how Sleeping Beauty ends, I was wondering if there would be a different outcome. Overall, it was a quick read with a satisfying ending and this books just helps solidify my decision to read any faerie book that Holly writes. **Huge thanks to Disney Press for providing the arc free of charge**
bayy245 3 months ago
I have mixed feelings about this book. The writing is lush and fantastic, a combination Holly Black does better than anyone else. However, the plot was pretty cliched. I had guessed everything that would happen in just a few chapters. Disney itself can be a bit cliched but they always bring a fresh look or twist onto their cliched plot. I didn't get that feeling from this novel. It felt like a plot I've seen a million times before and the plot combined a good deal of overdone, cliched plot points. I'm also confused about how this fits in the Maleficient timeline. The new movie calls Aurora the soon to be queen and doesn't mention her having ruled at all. Yet, Aurora is ruling in this book. The film isn't out yet, but none of the information about the new movie suggests that these two things could be linked at all. The summary could be misleading but as of right now, I am wholly confused. You won't be upset about the signature Holly Black style of writing but the plot leaves a lot to be desired. If you're a fan of Sleeping Beauty or Maleficent, this quick read is still worth your time. *I received a complimentary copy of this book from Disney Hyperion through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.*