The Odd Sisters by Serena Valentino

Hey book lovers,

Firstly I want to thank Scholastic Australia for sending me a copy of The Odd Sisters in exchange for an honest review.
Camila from Scholastic sent me an amazing package full of Disney Twisted Tales goodness. I’ll be popping up reviews as I make my way through this amazing collection.

So I picked up this one not realising it was the 6th in the series and by the time I realised I was already committed to finishing it. I spoiled parts of the other books for myself but even on it’s own this book was an enjoyable read.

Blurb:
Throughout the Villains series, the Odd Sisters have meddled in the lives of the Wicked Queen, The Beast, Ursula, Maleficent, and Mother Gothel, changing the course of fate for the greatest villains ever known. Now, it’s time for their reckoning.

This latest novel by the author of the wildly popular Villains series goes deeper into the lives of the twisted, diabolical Odd Sisters, finally revealing the dark truth about who they are and where they’re from. The Odd Sisters will appeal to fans who can’t get enough of the mischievous sisters, as well as draw new readers to Serena Valentino’s darkly fascinating take on the Disney Villains.

Review:
So this one is the origin story of the Odd Sisters who have meddled and caused mayhem for the Disney Villains we have come to love and hate.

The tale follows Circe, the daughter of the Odd Sisters and and her search to discover more about them. In the previous book they were banished into the land of dreams but their fate there is not certain. They can still break free and if they do Circe, Snow White and the Kingdoms will all be in danger.

There was a magical whimsy in this book which I think Disney fans will love. This tale has woven in the history of a lot of our favourite characters and it left a few open ends to be explored. She also explores the lore of the land and magic itself.

The plot was good with a lot of twists, even though some were predictable at times. I liked the warning of not meddling as someone else’s story is being made. The back stories were a bit lengthy but as I said earlier, I picked up book 6 so it kinda helped me out.

The story is told from multiple perspectives and while I don’t usually love that format, it worked well here. The writer did a good job of distinguishing the voices for each character.

We only really see one side to Disney characters but the book gets you wondering about the perspective we’ve been given. Are good people really good and are villains born that way or made?

This story has something for everyone. Magic, love, loss, betrayal, the truth and more.

As a bonus they had black and white classic illustrations. They have old fairytale book vibes and I loved it.
I didn’t love the cliffhanger ending but that’s what keeps us coming back for more right.

Overall this one was a good read and I would recommend it to a fairytale or Disney fan. I think you should read the first 5 though.

Format: Paperback 

Rating: 4 Enchanted Roses

I would love to hear your thoughts if you’ve read this one too.
Kimberley xx

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