Mistress of Evil
“It really would be so much better if this were a nightmare and she could simply open her eyes and wake up.”Elizabeth Rudnick
I received a copy of Maleficent Mistress of Evil from @scholastic_au for review.
This book tells the story of the events that took place in the Disney film of the same name. It was a great experience to read it as a story, especially since I also watched the movie while reading.
As far as Disney fairy tales go, this sequel (and Maleficent in general) is particularly interesting as it humanises the characters in such a way that Sleeping Beauty did not.
I particularly enjoy the dynamic between Princess Aurora and Maleficent as a mother-daughter duo. This story has great character arcs I felt satisfied by all of the relationships that were developed in this book.
The atmosphere of this story is so magical and I loved how much the faeries looked out for each other. The book didn’t offer more than the movie, but the direct adaptation from script to book still resulted in a refreshing take on the story.
This would be a great alternative for young readers out there that don’t connect to the big screen as much as reading.
– HAPPY READING! –