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

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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 lettin ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published October 8th 2019 by Disney Press
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StarFruit Ayse Dalmarta - Well yeah, appreciate a story for a story, but a ten year old shouldn't be finding graphic sex scenes or other inappropriate content…moreAyse Dalmarta - Well yeah, appreciate a story for a story, but a ten year old shouldn't be finding graphic sex scenes or other inappropriate content in a fantasy book they thought would be interesting. So, I think age-based categories are quite important.


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Chaima ✨ شيماء
UPDATE: THIS IS OUT TODAY!

no mom I already have a job, it’s called reading every book that’s ever been written by Holly Black
Teodora
me at 6: why does nobody talk about Maleficent?? she's like the coolest??

me at 21: people still disrespect our queen Maleficent like some ungrateful peasants they are sth

Holly Black: *feels like she has to step up and decides to write this*

me: thank you mistress I owe you my life
MischaS_
May 09, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wishlist, cannot-wait
Oh, I'm EXCITED about this one!


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Charlotte May
Yes to a new Holly Black book
Yes to Maleficent
YES YES YES!!!!!
megs_bookrack
I walk in the Moors every day.
Maleficent is my idol.



I too, have been addressed as the Mistress of Evil.
...and, oh yeah, Holly FREAKING Black...

It's like this book was written just for me!

♡ Dakota ♡ (Sarcasm is my middle name)
Holly Black: *writes book about spoiled milk curdling in the hot sun*

Me. “So like when you publishing it?”
Hafsah
aaaaaahhh omggg!
Can't.
Control.
My.
Excitement!
A new book by HOLLY BLACK!!!
And as iff that wasn't enough- it's about MALEFICENT (my 2nd fav Disney character, believe it or not! She is such a queeeeeeen)

(Also how did I not know about this till now?!)
Kilikina
EDIT: LORD HAVE MERCY. LOOK AT THIS COVER Y'ALL

Holly Black waving to the competition as they struggle to keep up with her
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But in all seriousness, I cannot wait for October!
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˗ˏˋliaˎˊ˗
maleficent??? i NEED this
Frank-Intergalactic Bookdragon
Prereview May 2019
Person: are you adding this because you're a Holly Black fan or because you're a Maleficient fan?
Me: yes
Stacee
Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
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 expect
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Taylor
Me at Holly Black:

Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
Cover reveal is gorgeous! Also excerpt has been shared on Entertainment Weekly =D

https://ew.com/books/2019/08/07/holly...
♠️ TABI ♠️
*kicks door open*

WHY WAS I NOT INFORMED OF THIS THE MOMENT IT WAS APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION??? BUT BLESS NETGALLEY FOR BLESSING ME

also if this doesn't have plenty of Diaval in here I'm gonna riot
Lea (drumsofautumn)
DUDE WHAT

gif of ru paul's shocked face
Kristin
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holly Black + Maleficent = awesomeness!!!

Do I really need to say more? Just go read it before you see the movie, okay?
Yarp Group
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Heart of the Moors by Holly Black pulled you into the story so hard that you had to finish it. The story is full of action and drama with a little bit of romance on the side. There are parts of the original story with a new and extended twist. I loved the Aunts, which do not get enough attention or credit that they think they deserve. If you are in need of a great story, pick this one. Thanks to NetGalley I was able to read a book that I enjoyed very much.
rachael ♡
Aug 07, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, disney
I'M SO EXCITED FOR THIS, OH MY GOD.

I LOVE ALL THINGS SLEEPING BEAUTY AND MALEFICENT IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE FILMS AND I'M NOT READY FOR THE NEW MOVIE BUT THIS WILL BE SUCH A GREAT BRIDGE.

Holly Black is blessing us.
Divine
May 04, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
This comes out on my birthday???? Also a Maleficent book?????
Mellie Antoinette
Maleficent!!! ♥

Another tale as old as time told in cookie-cutter form. I couldn’t help but miss Black’s trademark creative force. Her imagination of Perceforest was delightful, but she could’ve added so much to the creatures living within! I devoured every word about Maleficent and sped-read through the Aurora’s bits as I found her too transparent to have real personality. I came for the Moors and found that’s where the heart of this novel lived. Beautiful cover!
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Sol ~ TheBookishKing
Oct 16, 2019 is currently reading it
br w/ my favorite human, alana <3

Maleficent is my Queen as well as Holly Black so this is going to be Great.
Bookphenomena (Micky)
First we get spoilt with the wonderful news Queen of Nothing is coming out earlier and then this. My Holly Blackened heart can't take it. Roll on Autumn.
Cindee
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book it will lead well into the movie when I finally get to see it. I really liked the characters especially Aurora and Maleficent they are so wonderfully written with Aurora being a young Queen trying to get two sides to get along and make peace and I really liked how true to the character Maleficent was being wicked in her own ways and loving Aurora with a fierce bit of protectiveness. I really liked the slow romance between Aurora and Phillip it was gradual as it should be ...more
Coco Chen (misscocochen)
*I received an eARC of this book through NetGalley.

Heart of the Moors by Holly Black is set after the events of the movie Maleficent, and is a story about Aurora learning to reign over both the humans and the faeries and the political issues that arise. Overall, while an enjoyable story, there was nothing remarkable about it. The love story is average at best, and it wasn’t so much political intrigue as just people scheming. The characters seemed a bit OOC, though I haven’t seen the movie in a
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Em The Reading Challenge Challenge
"You curse the sky.
Curse the air.
Curse the girl.
And then you become the curse."

In this original novel following the events of Maleficent, Aurora has become queen over both the Moors and her father's kingdom of Perceforest. Maleficent has stepped back to let Aurora deal with things on her own though she still has kind Prince Phillip to keep her company and advise her queenly decisions. But there is tension between her two kingdoms and Aurora must find a way to unite her people and prove once and for all that
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The Story Girl
So excited for this!

Blog: The Bookish Expedition and Instagram: @moonspree
Krystal  Pollock
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book. The writing was amazing and the story itself was great. Now handing it off my 10 year old to read!
christine ☽
A book about Maleficent written by The Queen Holly Black herself? Yes please!
Maria Writes
Holly Black has my heart and wallet in the palm of her hands.
Kostas
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The COVER + Holly Black + Maleficent = 🤯
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Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, the Magisterium series (with Cassandra Clare), The Darkest Part of the Forest, and her new series which begins with The Cruel Prince in ...more
“Diaval," she hissed, "we are going to follow Aurora."
"Are we, mistress? How very different from my usual orders." She scowled at him and he gave her a grin. It was useless trying to intimidate the raven-man these days. He knew her entirely too well.”
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