NDK (41 Posts)

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Hello everyone! Welcome back to another book review! Today we are talking about the all-new junior novelization Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil adapted by Elizabeth Rudnick. Based on the new movie Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil, this is an exciting new story you will not want to miss!

  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil by Elizabeth Rudnick
  • page count: 288 * suggested ages: young adult

Five years have passed since Aurora became the queen of the Moors and besides a few scuffles between the Fair Folk and the people of Perceforest every now and then, life has been good. But recently, pixies have started disappearing from the Moors, and Aurora and Maleficent are very upset. To make Maleficent’s day even worse, Prince Philip proposed to Aurora! Since they are be get married, Philip’s mother, Queen Ingrith, would like to meet Aurora and Maleficent. They all meet at the Castle of Ulstead for a lovely dinner, When things start to go awry, Maleficent flies away. Because Queen Ingrith does not want this to spoil the upcoming wedding, she proposes to help with the planning. Of course, the story is not this simple, and there are plenty of twists and unexpected turns ahead. You definitely will want to find out what happens next, so read this book!

I really am excited that they came out with a sequel to the movie Maleficent, and I was really super happy that Disney Hyperion sent me this junior novelization based on Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil(thank you!). This book is 281 pages long and there are 20 chapters including the prologue and the epilogue. It is a quick read, I finished it in about a day. If you have not seen the movie yet or if you are having doubts, you should definitely check this book out because it is 100% based on the movie.

I believe that the storytelling was simply immersive. I felt as if I was actually in the story, that was how immersed I became once I opened this book. I also enjoyed how the story would switch from one character to another in each chapter. What I mean by this is that I liked how in one chapter, I would be reading about what Aurora was doing and then in the next chapter I would read about Queen Ingrith or Maleficent, just like what would happen in a movie. The front cover was also very interesting. It shows an image of Maleficent looking over her shoulder, slightly hiding in the shadows with a great pop of color from her bright green eyes and her ruby red lips. The font on the cover is very sinister-looking, as if iron was melded into words, which I’m wondering if that is a reference to the fact that iron burns Maleficent.

I believe this is a great book for ages 8 and up. It is a great story that all Maleficent fans will enjoy. With wonderfully depicted scenes, thrilling adventures, and new villains and heroes, you need to go check this book out!

I’m NDK and this is my review!

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