Heart of the Moors
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 letting go of the past.

Heart of the Moors Details

TitleHeart of the Moors
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 8th, 2019
PublisherDisney Press
Rating
GenreFantasy, Childrens, Middle Grade, Retellings, Young Adult, Fairy Tales

Heart of the Moors Review

  • Chaima ✨ شيماء
    January 1, 1970
    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
    January 1, 1970
    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 sthHolly Black: *feels like she has to step up and decides to write this*me: thank you mistress I owe you my life
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  • MischaS_
    January 1, 1970
    Oh, I'm EXCITED about this one!
  • Charlotte May
    January 1, 1970
    Yes to a new Holly Black bookYes to MaleficentYES YES YES!!!!!
  • megs_bookrack
    January 1, 1970
    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)
    January 1, 1970
    Holly Black: *writes book about spoiled milk curdling in the hot sun*Me. “So like when you publishing it?”
  • Hafsah
    January 1, 1970
    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
    January 1, 1970
    EDIT: LORD HAVE MERCY. LOOK AT THIS COVER Y'ALLHolly Black waving to the competition as they struggle to keep up with herBut in all seriousness, I cannot wait for October!
  • ˗ˏˋliaˎˊ˗
    January 1, 1970
    maleficent??? i NEED this
  • Frank-Intergalactic Bookdragon
    January 1, 1970
    Prereview May 2019Person: are you adding this because you're a Holly Black fan or because you're a Maleficient fan?Me: yes
  • Stacee
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 expecting and I really enjoyed how everything played out. Even with knowing how Sleeping Beauty ends, I was wondering if there would be a different outcome. Overall, it was a quick read with a satisfying ending and this books just helps solidify my decision to read any faerie book that Holly writes. **Huge thanks to Disney Press for providing the arc free of charge**
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  • Taylor
    January 1, 1970
    Me at Holly Black:
  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    January 1, 1970
    Cover reveal is gorgeous! Also excerpt has been shared on Entertainment Weekly =Dhttps://ew.com/books/2019/08/07/holly...
  • ♠️ TABI ♠️
    January 1, 1970
    *kicks door open* WHY WAS I NOT INFORMED OF THIS THE MOMENT IT WAS APPROVED FOR PUBLICATION??? BUT BLESS NETGALLEY FOR BLESSING MEalso if this doesn't have plenty of Diaval in here I'm gonna riot
  • Lea (drumsofautumn)
    January 1, 1970
    DUDE WHAT
  • Kristin
    January 1, 1970
    Holly Black + Maleficent = awesomeness!!! Do I really need to say more? Just go read it before you see the movie, okay?
  • Yarp Group
    January 1, 1970
    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.
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  • rachael ♡
    January 1, 1970
    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
    January 1, 1970
    This comes out on my birthday???? Also a Maleficent book?????
  • Sol ~ TheBookishKing
    January 1, 1970
    br w/ my favorite human, alana <3Maleficent is my Queen as well as Holly Black so this is going to be Great.
  • Bookphenomena (Micky)
    January 1, 1970
    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
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 love needs time to grow it does not happen in a day. I loved the plot of this book it started with Aurora trying to get her people humans that is to see eye to eye and get along peacefully with the faire folk of the Moors. Some things happen and I really loved how this will lead into the film that I will watch sometime soon. So overall I really loved this book and I will always read books by Holly Black.
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  • Coco Chen (misscocochen)
    January 1, 1970
    *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 *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 few years, and everything tied up neatly in the way that was expected.
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  • Em The Reading Challenge Challenge
    January 1, 1970
    "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 "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 faeries and humans can exist in harmony. This was a charming and enjoyable read that fits in between the two Maleficent movies. I loved finally getting an Aurora with an actual personality and who has agency over her story - not just the sleeping beauty waiting for a kiss. Seeing her taking charge of her kingdom even as men try to trick her onto their side and control her was awesome. There is still a sweet romance between Aurora and Phillip but it does address that ongoing unease about their first kiss. Holly Black does a wonderful job showing how it was all coerced and that you can't fall in love with someone enough to break curses after one meeting. Seeing their relationship develop was a nice touch and I hope we get to see it deepen more in the upcoming film. A lovely, light read that's a must for anyone who loves the Maleficent movies or who needs a Holly Black faerie fix before The Queen of Nothing.
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  • The Story Girl
    January 1, 1970
    So excited for this! Blog: The Bookish Expedition and Instagram: @moonspree
  • Krystal Pollock
    January 1, 1970
    Loved this book. The writing was amazing and the story itself was great. Now handing it off my 10 year old to read!
  • christine ☽
    January 1, 1970
    A book about Maleficent written by The Queen Holly Black herself? Yes please!
  • Maria Writes
    January 1, 1970
    Holly Black has my heart and wallet in the palm of her hands.
  • Kostas
    January 1, 1970
    The COVER + Holly Black + Maleficent = 🤯
  • Kate
    January 1, 1970
    I don't think I can say enough good about this book. It was wonderfully atmospheric. I loved the complexity of Maleficent, her relationships with the other characters and the way that Holly Black wove a new tale out of the old. After reading this I found myself dying to watch the films (I'd avoided the first Maleficent even though I adore the character and Disney in general). I highly reccommend this book.*Netgalley provided me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest revie I don't think I can say enough good about this book. It was wonderfully atmospheric. I loved the complexity of Maleficent, her relationships with the other characters and the way that Holly Black wove a new tale out of the old. After reading this I found myself dying to watch the films (I'd avoided the first Maleficent even though I adore the character and Disney in general). I highly reccommend this book.*Netgalley provided me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review *- lucky me because I honestly loved this book
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