Heart of the Moors is an original novel from New York Times Best-Selling Author Holly Black. You may recognize Holly Black as the author of the Spiderwick Chronicles. Heart of the Moors is set between Disney’s Maleficent and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, and a thrilling tale all Disney fans will enjoy. You will not want to miss this book!

“When Maleficent put a crown on Aurora’s head, she didn’t think she was putting her in danger.”

Aurora, now queen of Perceforest and the magical Moors, is very stressed. Every day she has to deal with new problems, mostly involving the distrust between humans and Fair Folk(the magical people who live in the Moors). Aurora wishes to put a stop to all of this nonsense. She has the idea of a peace treaty, but that will be very difficult to accomplish because the people of Perceforest want to go to war with the Fair Folk. To make it even more difficult, she has royalty visiting from neighboring kingdoms, mostly princes attempting to share the throne with her.

  • Heart of the Moors by Holly Black
  • page count: 310 * ages: 8-12
  • available now in print and eBook

This book is incredibly detailed. I am in love with the art on the cover of this book. The front cover features a silhouette of Maleficent’s head made from a bramble with black roses and fairy lights. This is very intricate. The scenes in the story are wonderfully depicted, giving me chills in some parts. There is one scene at the end of this book(which I can’t say because I don’t want to spoil it for you!) that could be confusing, but because of all the details, it was easy to follow along with. This story kept me on the edge of my seat! I had trouble putting it down!

This book has 310 pages and 32 chapters. It includes a prologue and an epilogue as well. The story is perfect for older elementary school children. There is no inappropriate language. There is a small bit of violence and fighting, but not too much.

If you are looking for a great book to read this fall, come check this one out! Sleeping Beauty and Maleficent fans alike will enjoy this book immensely.

I’m NDK and this is my review!


Disclosure: We were sent a copy of this book for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are our own.

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