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Frozen 2: Dangerous Secrets: The Story of Iduna and Agnarr

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Sixteen-year-old Iduna harbors a dark secret. On the surface, she is an Arendellian village girl, an aspiring inventor, and the best friend of Prince Agnarr, but she is also secretly Northuldra.

Ever since the day the forest fell, Arendellians have despised and distrusted Northuldra with a vengeance. No matter that the Northuldra-along with some of Arendelle's own-have been
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Published November 3rd 2020 by Disney Press
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Madison Warner Fairbanks
Frozen 2 Dangerous Secrets The Story of Iduna and Agnarr
By Mari Mancusi
The backstory of how Iduna and Agnarr met. How they became friends and then fell in love with each other.
Their story is not an easy one. Nor does it have a happy ending. We already know that from the Frozen stories. But they did have each other. And their love is all encompassing.
Iduna and Agnarr come from two different kingdoms and Agnarr isn’t aware of the secrets that Iduna is keeping. Together they learn the importance
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Corey Campbell
Sep 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received an advance review copy of this book from Disney Publishing Worldwide and NetGalley in exchange for a review of the work.

I enjoyed this book a lot! There's a good amount of meat on its proverbial bones, which bolsters the tired tropes used in teen romance/drama. I loved the persevering spirit it added to the narrative of the Frozen Universe, and I appreciated how in-depth the characterizations of Agnarr and Iduna were. The story was ultimately a bit predictable, but this didn't take an
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Miranda Reads
Interesting but limited.

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Lottie
Nov 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Dangerous Secrets is the greatly anticipated prequel to Frozen II which, for the first time in forever, shines the spotlight onto King Agnarr and Queen Iduna of Arendelle.

The 2019 film undoubtedly revealed some of these secrets, such as Iduna being Northuldra and saving Agnarr as a child as well as the two of them venturing to Ahtohallan to find the answers behind Elsa’s powers. Unfortunately, thanks to the film, we also know that they never completed their journey.
Cue Mari Mancusi who expertl
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Mae
Oct 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Okay, so I was super skeptical of this book at first and was going to give it to my younger cousin. Being the person I am I decided to read it first just to make sure it was okay for her to read, (I think I might wait a few years though). But I am so happy I read it because it was so good!!! I know I know, you all are probably really judging me but if you are a huge frozen fan like I am, this is a must read. It is also really fun because you already know how the story ends and now you are readin ...more
Klemibee
Nov 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ah ah ah ah
I AM CRYING SO MUCH, THANK YOU FOR THIS BOOK!!!
It was everything I wanted 😭😭😭😭😭😭💞
6 stars, if not 7!!!!
Meghan
Jul 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library
This book was received as an ARC from Disney Publishing Worldwide - Disney Press in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

Being a huge Disney fan and seeing frozen 2 for the first time on DVD/Blu-Ray I was excited to dig into this book. Knowing the struggles of Elsa and Anna and how their parents got killed and what really happened to the fate of Arendelle. All questions are answered with this book with its main focus being on the Kin
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Meredith Spidel
Aug 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Yay! Cheering this title on! Disney sent us an ARC for review, and my daughter squealed when she saw the book. According to her, she has been "wanting a really good book to read for ages" ;) , and apparently this fit the bill. I love how Disney takes an already gorgeous story and creatively builds and expands upon it to create a fantastic world for their fans. Keep the magic alive and thriving, and this book does that in spades. Thanks for sending our way, Disney!
Micah Harris
Nov 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Knowing how it would end didn't matter at all - I didn't want to put it down! The backstory of Elsa and Anna's parents, Iduna and Agnarr, in Frozen 2 was immediately for me one of the most charming and intriguing aspects of the movie. Even sparsely told and with large gaps left for the viewer to guess about, I already considered it the greatest Disney princess love story...and it's about the princesses' parents! Almost a year later, author Mari Mancusi has filled in the gaps at last, in a story ...more
Thindbooks
Nov 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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This book was such a great and enjoyable read. This is about the childhood of Elsa and Anna's parents from Frozen. As a huge fan of Disney's Frozen, I loved this book. It was great to know more about Iduna and Agnarr since we didn't get much information about them from the movies. I enjoyed the author's writing for this book and the pacing. The author did a wonderful job of telling the story of the parents from when they were 6 to when they have their daughters.
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Jess
Aug 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Often when one enjoys a good book, they may say “I couldn’t put it down.” A nice saying, but when your tummy grumbles reminding you that you have not eaten for a long while because you really couldn’t put this book down, it takes enjoyment to the next level…

Frozen 2: Dangerous Secrets by Mari Mancusi is my favorite, new, epic love story.

It is an easy, enthralling read; one that left me feeling like there is no other way Iduna and Agnarr’s story could be told.

How does Mancusi weave such magic?
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Tiff Wilson
Nov 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
This story of Elsa and Anna’s parents was super cute and fit very well in the Frozen world. It was great to learn their story and see qualities from Elsa and Anna in them. If you are a fan of Frozen, there is a very good chance that you will enjoy this book.
Jessica Jones (Gould)
Sep 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy through Netgally and my opinion is that of my own. Thank you Netgally!


Wow. Just wow. What a great adventure this book was. I thought the author caught the voices of Agnarr and Iduna so well. The sweet, fluffy love that grew between the parents was joyful to read and I cheered them on throughout the entire book. From the day they remet to the birth of Elsa, I was glued to every word. The end even made shed a tear. It was beautiful story and really helped filled in some gaps. I d
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Kimberly
Aug 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
How did Elsa and Anna's parents get together? We find out as we follow Iduna and Agnarr. I liked how the chapters switched from Iduna's to Agnarr's points of view. Olaf doesn't make an appearance, but there is plenty of events to keep you interested in the story. After all, this is the parent's story.
Erin
Nov 02, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, 2020, 3-stars
I'm not gonna lie. This is not really that good. It's fanservice at best, with a few boxes ticked off in the name of feminism and making the characters really modern and "ahead of their time". But also...I just don't really care? I love Frozen. It's embarrassing. I'm an adult. But it's so much fun. And thus, this was fun and I enjoyed it. So sue me. Also, I loved getting to know Iduna and Agnarr and reading about their love story. While the writing is basic at best with a narrative that just isn ...more
Paige Green
Nov 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer: I received this e-arc from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: Frozen 2: Dangerous Secrets: The Story of Iduna and Agnarr

Author: Mari Mancusi

Book Series: Standalone

Rating: 5/5

Diversity: In the movie it’s clear that Iduna is clearly meant to represent a native culture, but it’s not really mentioned or really described in this book.

Recommended For...: fantasy, Frozen, Disney, romance

Publication Date: November 3, 2020

Genre: YA Fantasy

Recommended Age: 16+ (romance, sligh
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Alicia
Nov 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
I give this book 4.5 stars for being gripping and fitting so well into the Frozen universe. Iduna and Agnarr always fascinated me and I desperately want to see them star in, at least, a short film, maybe even a few half-hour episodes (I don't even care if the animation is different). This book could truly be the basis for either of those things. The couple's relationship developed at a great pace and I was really rooting for these two, despite already knowing they'd be together and despite alrea ...more
Cinzia
Nov 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, I liked it more than I thought I should - on the other, I think it should have ended right after Agduna's wedding. The part that came after only served to make Agnarr and Iduna pass for martyrs, when everything they did to their daughters was awful despite their 'good intentions'.

I think a premise to this review is necessary. I am not a Frozen fan, the second installment having stifled all my enthusiasm for the franchise. I only read this book
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Stephanie Ward
Nov 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
'Dangerous Secrets: The Story of Iduna and Agnarr' is a beautifully told story that fans of the movie are going to love. The book focuses on Elsa and Anna's parents - how they first met, how they grew up together, the secrets Iduna kept about her real past, and how they fell in love. I'm a big fan of the movies, so I figured this would be a great way to fill in a part of the story we never got to hear about, but I didn't expect that I'd love it as much as I did. There wasn't anything I didn't fu ...more
Olivia
Nov 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: other-reviews
DANGEROUS SECRETS: THE STORY OF IDUNA AND AGNARR is a great MG/YA fantasy romance. Based on Frozen, this book tells the story of Anna and Elsa's parents, how they met, became best friends, and later fell in love. This book has a lot of tie-ins with the movies, including quotes/refrains and some characters in common that are sure to delight Frozen fans.

I really enjoyed watching them fall in love, and as fans of Frozen will know, their ending is not entirely happy. This book definitely kept my att
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Dylan Miller
Sep 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Frozen 2 just may be my favorite Disney movie to date, and I was extremely excited for Dangerous Secrets - it's one of the few on NetGalley I immediately requested without even reading the description. I've found that the Disney novels - at least, those which serve as prequels or sequels to the movies, not the film novelizations - are either hit or miss. There's not a lot of wiggle room for me, so I was relieved to find that Mancusi was able to reach a hit here. Iduna and Agnarr's story is hinte ...more
Courtney
Oct 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

I really enjoyed Frozen 2 and enjoyed how it developed on the story of the first movie, especially in terms of making the parents a bit more sympathetic. And Frozen 2: Dangerous Secrets: The Story of Iduna and Agnarr expands on that further, delivering on Iduna and Agnarr’s love story, as the title promises.

I love seeing aspects of Elsa and Anna that Iduna and Agnarr passed down in both
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Colt
Nov 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Judge my review by the fact that I am an avid Disney fan, and love Frozen 2 (The music was the best part of the first movie, and I felt 2 had a better storyline and much less plotholes.)

But I really liked this book. It's short and sweet, in the way most Disney's children's novels are, with uncomplicated plot lines. It's a nice read on it's own and very appropriate for any fan of any age, and is great to read aloud together.

As an entry in the Frozen universe, it definitely fills many plot gaps an
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Nick Sweet
Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. Iduna and Agnarr have always been something of a mystery when it comes to the world of Frozen. Why did they make the choices they made when it came to the raising of their daughters, Elsa and Anna? Why did they choose to make their fateful trip to help Elsa? This book answered those questions and more.

I have to say I really fell in love with Iduna during the course of this book. At the core this is really her story more than Agnarr's, although Agnarr is an important
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Steve Dunk
Aug 20, 2020 rated it liked it
“Frozen 2: Dangerous Secrets: The Story of Iduna and Agnarr” by Mari Mancusi does a great job of adding important context to both Frozen films, in particular the sequel. Using key moments, Mancusi expands on the story of Iduna and Agnarr, exploring their relationship over the course of several years, from pre-teen to their eventual death.

She does so with near perfect time jumps, delicate exposition, and striking the right balance of romance and intrigue. And in spite of the predictable nature o
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Jessica
Oct 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to NetGalley and Disney Publishing for providing an advanced copy of this book.

After Frozen 2 came out last year, I had a lot of questions. All the questions actually, especially about Iduna. So when I found out that this book was coming out, I was excited to get to learn more about her.

Despite knowing the beginning and end of their story already, I really enjoyed learning more about the middle part, where we get to see how Iduna and Agnarr's relationship grows from friendship to mor
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Kari
Nov 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My Review of
DANGEROUS SECRETS (FROZEN II)
The Story of Iduna and Agnarr
By Mari Mancusi
Published by Disney Press
On Tour & Gifted by RockStarBookTours
*****
This does not disappoint as Disney never does with the story of Iduna Agnarr and their love story. This prequel to the Frozen Series begins with how they met and the barriers they had to overcome in order to achieve the titles of King and Queen of Arendelle. Told in alternating viewpoints by both Iduna and Agnarr from childhood through the years
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Jordan Mackinnon
Aug 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is perfect for any fans of Disney and especially fans of Frozen ! It is a beautiful love story about Anna and Elsa parents ! It just gives amazing backstory to both movies and their love story was just so well written ! I love the fact that this book was written from both points of views so you could see how each of them grew to love the other!!! It is perfectly paced and the time jumps fit in nicely with the movie as well! I really loved little lines in it that pay homage to the movie ...more
Jennifer
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya
I received an eARC courtesy of Disney Press & NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

I was so immensely excited to read this book and went into it with somewhat lofty expectations. Thankfully they were met. It was refreshing to get to know the origin story of the events of the Frozen movies and some of the motivations behind all of the kept secrets (Iduna hiding her past from Agnarr & the parents asking Elsa to conceal her powers). This backstory does help explain what seems like horrible de
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Kristen Gruber
Oct 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as an ARC from the author I won in a contest.

Books tied to movies are notoriously hard to get right, having to keep movie lore while working in new ideas and plot points. I have read several terrible ones, that just repeat movie points or throw in as many references as possible. I’m happy to say that this book was not one of those.

Iduna and Agnarr were mysterious characters to those who’ve seen the Frozen movies, so it was easy to mess up their characterization. For me per
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