The Odd Sisters (Villain Tales) Book Review

Lucinda, Ruby and Martha have appeared numerous times throughout the villain tales book series with book 6 finally placing them at the centre of it all.

Personally I have found this whole book series to be very up and down in terms of its writing style and storytelling.

This story had the potential to be great but in reality it feels like it took a long way round to get to the point and even then it was dull.

The Odd Sisters were seeking revenge against the many kingdoms but when it finally came to what I was expecting to be an almighty battle it felt rushed and lacklustre with a cliffhanger ending that hasn’t made me want to seek more.

Theres some interesting parts linking the sisters to each villain and giving an explanation on their past involvements in certain situations like with Gothel and the Rapunzel flower but I just felt like I read more about Snow White reading up on the odd sisters than I did about the sisters their selves.

I really didn’t like this book, to me it was the worst one out of the whole series and if it was book 1 it would have put me off the rest of the tales.

1/5

Mother Knows Best (Villain Tales) Book Review

Book six of the Disney Villains collection focuses on “A Tale of the Old Witch” who happens to be Mother Gothel.

This story gives a huge insight into why Gothel needs Rapunzel, how she came to kidnap her, what her real intentions were.

Yet again The Odd Sisters play a huge role without taking over which has happened in past books. As usual there is a link to the other books in the series but this time without our Villain getting lost amongst it all.

I really enjoyed this story, it’s the biggest book so far at 390 pages, it has turned into a darker read with murder featuring through the pages, witchcraft and even an army of the dead.

Gothel wasn’t always evil and a look into her childhood explores her backstory nicely before revealing how it all went wrong for her.

There is a lot of witchcraft which I really enjoyed and it’s made me look forward to book seven which is all about The Odd Sisters.

My only criticism is that it felt rushed when it came to Rapunzel entering the chapters so a lot of it was a case of fill in the blanks from the film so I wish it was a longer book to accommodate for this.

I would definitely recommend giving this a read and as it doesn’t link the other stories too heavily I’d say you could get away with reading it as a standalone.

5/5

Poor Unfortunate Soul (Villain Tales) Book Review

Welcome back to part three of the Villain Tales Book review series.

Poor Unfortunate Soul is all about Ursula the Sea Witch from The Little Mermaid; I must admit I’m not a big fan of the film so I wasn’t looking forward to this book.

I love all the book covers for this series and whilst I might not be a fan of The Little Mermaid I can appreciate a good villain.

At just 196 pages this is the shortest book yet and the most disappointing… Much of the story was actually focused on the character Princess Tulip Morningstar who is a new original character introduced in The Beast Within.

Whilst Ursula may have made a brief appearance she should have been centre stage so I feel if she is one of your favourite villains then you will be disappointed.

I feel that the book should have been atleast double the length if so much time was to be spent on other characters so unfortunately this is the worst book of the series.

2/5