Mistress of All Evil: A Tale of the Dark Fairy

Reminder: This review is of a series and not an individual book. While I will write a synopsis for each book, I will do my best to not give away blatant spoilers. With that being said, the end of one book more or less is the start of another, so information from the end of the previous book may play a role in the plot of the next book, thus I have to give away the spoiler. Read the synopsis at your own discretion.

Following the death of Ursula, the Dark Fairy comes to Morningstar castle to try and convince Nanny and Circe to help kill Aurora. Meanwhile in Morningstar castle, Circe is taking care of her Odd Sisters while they are unconscious. Learning that Maleficent is headed to the castle, Oberon (the Tree Lord), the Fairy Godmother, and Aurora’s fairies decide to also make their presence known. When Maleficent arrives, she tries to explain why she needs to kill Aurora starting with her past as Nanny’s child. As we learn more about Maleficent’s past, we begin to understand why she is so angry all the time and why she has become the villain in her story.

I think that out of all the villain stories, Maleficent has always been the villain that has received the most sympathy. While I don’t agree with her actions, I also think that the way Valentino describes why she feels and acts the way she does is so heartbreaking and beautiful. I think that this book really makes these books into a series for me.

If you guys have any thoughts or ideas, feel free to leave a comment, find me on the social medias at @elizabooksblog, or email me at elizabethslick@elizabethsbookstore.blog. And as always, I’ll see you all in the next book!

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