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Serena Valentino is best known for weaving tales that combine mythos and guile with her work on the comic book series GloomCookie and Nightmares & Fairy Tales, and her best selling Disney Villain Novels which have earned her critical acclaim for her unique style of storytelling, bringing her readers into exquisitely frightening worlds filled with terror, beauty and extraordinary female protagonists.

Her Disney Villain novel series would be best enjoyed if read in this order: Fairest of All: The Story of the Wicked Queen, The Beast Within: The Story of Belle’s Prince, Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea Witch, Mistress of All Evil: A Tale of the Dark Fairy. Mother Knows Best: A Tale of the Old Witch and The Odd Sisters: A Villains Book t
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I have been remiss in checking messages, friend requests or updating here for quite sometime and for that I am sorry. I had no idea I would have so many messages waiting for me. Thank you to those have sent kind words about my books and to those who have written such thoughtful, lovely reviews.

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Published on October 10, 2012 19:02
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How to Be a Zombie by Serena Valentino
"To be honest, I was a tad disappointed when I finished "How to be a Zombie".
Usually I'm a big fan of Zombies and of Serena Valentino's works, so I though things could not go wrong.
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Fairest of All by Serena Valentino
"Fairest took the Evil Queen to fresh perspective. Magic while in abundance is not overdone. A fast read, it still manages to evoke sorrow for the Queen, terror for Snow and makes you wish they had made Fairest into a movie instead!"
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Dancing with the Ghosts of Whales by Serena Valentino
"3 1/2

Really liked the artwork for this one, and the stories. Big change of tone from the first story to the second. I find myself liking the ones with Gwen in them the best."
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" Thank you for lovely review. I'm so happy you enjoyed the dream sequences, as they were my favorite to write. I would have liked to name the queen, ho ...more "
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“The words wounded deeper than the bruises and the scars from any physical pain he inflicted on me. At least those wounds healed.”
Serena Valentino, Fairest of All

“To die, one must first have been alive. And the Beast could finally say that by finding love, he had lived.”
Serena Valentino, The Beast Within: A Tale of Beauty's Prince

“Practically every princess in peril has been saved by Love's First Kiss! For goodness' sake, between witches and fairies, can't we think of something more original? I'm weary of this. Why must a young girl need a man to save her? Why can't a princess fight for her own life, break her own curse? Why must it always be a prince? By Hades, I want to kill Prince Phillip on principle, just so we don't have yet one more prince kissing some helpless sleeping girl, making her feel like she has to marry him out of gratitude.”
Serena Valentino, Mistress of All Evil: A Tale of the Dark Fairy

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