Seeing as this is a middle grade book, I found myself bored and skimming a lot. It was okay. I’m definitely not the target audience but I do believe that the middles will like this. There was intrigue and excitement but not enough to hold me captive.
It was nice to see more about Maleficent than we usually do. There was a side to her that was new. Her chapters were the best part of this.
The relationship between Aurora and Prince Phillip was portrayed differently than I’d hoped. If I’m being honest, as a romance lover, it actually made me sad for most of the book. Definitely not what I was hoping. I understand, since it is geared towards middle graders, there really shouldn’t be too much romance, but having watched Disney’s Sleeping Beauty movie numerous times, I was expecting a little bit more than what we got.
I normally don’t post suck gloomy reviews, but I know people will be searching for this book so I wanted to give everyone a heads up.
I’m 25 but for some reason I still find a lot of middle-grade stories compelling! ( I also liked the Maleficent movie with Angelina Jolie, I know, NOBODY actually likes that movie.) This isn’t the kind of book I have any interest in reading, though, but if people in the target age range enjoy it I guess it doesn’t matter what us old farts think. 🙂
I loved Maleficent!! That’s why I hoped I’d like this as well.
Yeah, I was surprised by how many bad reviews it got. I’m not in a huge rush to watch the sequel though, I feel another movie probably wasn’t necessary. 😛