Disney Villains Book Series EVIL THING + GIVEAWAY

By Shannon Gurnee
In Book Review
June 12, 2020

Disney Book Group sent me the DISNEY VILLAINS books and teamed up with me for a giveaway

Disney Villains Series

I’ve been a Disney fan for a long time and was super intrigued when the Disney VILLAINS Series was released! There are currently six books in the Disney VILLAINS Series – featuring The Wicked Queen (Snow White), The Beast (Beauty and the Beast), Ursula (The Little Mermaid), Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty), Mother Gothel (Tangled), and the Odd Sisters (The Wicked Queen, The Beast, Ursula, Maleficent, and Mother Gothel). On July 7th, a new edition featuring Cruella De Vil (101 Dalmations) will be available for purchase.  



Series by Serena Valentino

Recommended for ages 9+

Disney Villains Series

About the Series


THE VILLAINS SERIES by Serena Valentino

Where most Disney Classic titles appeal to younger readers, Serena Valentino’s darkly twisted Villains series is perfect for upper middle-grade, YA, and even adult audiences. Readers who crave twisted origins will love these wickedly dark tales about classic Disney villains.

Series Order:

  1. Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen
  2. The Beast Within: A Tale of Beauty’s Prince
  3. Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea Witch
  4. Mistress of all Evil: A Tale of the Dark Fairy
  5. Mother Knows Best: A Tale of the Old Witch
  6. The Odd Sisters: A Tale of the Three Witches
  7. Evil Thing: newest release coming July 7, 2020!



Serena Valentino has been weaving tales that combine mythos and guile for the past decade. She has earned critical acclaim in both the comic and horror domains, where she is known for her unique style of storytelling, bringing her readers into exquisitely frightening worlds filled with terror, beauty, and extraordinary protagonists. The books in her best-selling Villains series are best enjoyed when read in the following order: Fairest of All, The Beast Within, Poor Unfortunate Soul, Mistress of All Evil, Mother Knows Best, Odd Sisters, and Evil Thing.


EVIL THING by Serena Valentino

In Stores July 7, 2020 

The darkly captivating seventh novel in the popular Villains series follows the rise and fall of the deranged and glamorous fan favorite, Cruella De Vil. If it doesn’t scare you, no evil thing will… 

Never before have we gotten Cruella’s perspective on the story of 101 Dalmatians. Evil Thing reframes the classic tale from her point of view, as a darkly funny, maniacally mean memoir. Readers who crave twisted origins will love this wickedly dark tale, and new readers will find this novel an enticing entry point to the rest of the series.


Cruella De Vil is the perfect villain: stylish, witty, relentless…and possibly cursed.

From her lonely childhood, to her iconic fashion choices, to that fateful car crash (you know the one), Cruella tells all in this marvelous memoir of a woman doomed. Even the cruelest villains have best friends, true loves, and daring dreams. Now it’s Cruella’s turn to share hers.

This latest novel by the author of the wildly popular and darkly fascinating Villains series brings readers a tale told by the Evil Thing herself. A tale of the complicated bonds of female friendship, of mothers and daughters, and of burning, destructive desire.

After all, nothing is as simple as black and white.

Disney Villains Evil Things Prize


1 lucky winner will receive a Disney VILLAINS EVIL THING prize pack!! Want more Disney VILLAINS? Enter for a chance to win the latest two books in the series: The Odd Sisters and Mother Knows Bestplus a Cruella de Vil tote so that you can get excited for her story, coming this summer! 

Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Disney Book Group.


Do you have a Disney Villains fan in your home?


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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

92 Responses to “Disney Villains Book Series EVIL THING + GIVEAWAY”

  1. Katherine S says:

    Both my son and daughter are a fan of the villians

  2. jennifer cervantes says:

    My older kids and I are all disney Villains fans!

  3. monique s says:

    I am and my daughter is too

  4. DEBIJOT says:

    I am a fan along with my granddaughter.

  5. Vickie L Couturier says:

    probably most of my older grandchildren are

  6. sandra says:

    not sure, but i would send this to my nieces

  7. Steph says:

    We are all big Disney Villains fans. I think the books look fantastic.

  8. Kelly Kimmell says:

    My daughter and I are both Disney villains fans.

  9. DONNA DAVIS says:

    My older children are fans of the villains.

  10. Mikhail Rapoport says:

    My younger brother is a Disney Villains fan.

  11. bill norris says:

    my mom is a huge fan and has been for years.

  12. Darlene Carbajal says:

    I am!

  13. Susan Smith says:

    My son is a fan.

  14. kelly grant says:

    I’m a disney villians fan 🙂

  15. Thomas Gibson says:

    My niece is a huge fan of Disney.

  16. Francine Anchondo says:

    My daughter is.

  17. REnee G says:

    I have to say I am the only villains fan in our famiy.

  18. Dana says:

    My niece loves Disney Villains.

  19. rochelle haynes says:

    My grandson is a big fan

  20. rochelle haynes says:

    My son is the villain in my house

  21. I’m the biggest fan! Though I think my daughter would love these!

  22. Amber says:

    I’m the biggest Disney Villains fan!

  23. April Morin says:

    I am a Disney Villians fan.

  24. Marci says:

    I am! Every Halloween we have a theme. A few years ago all the kids were disney characters and the adults were disney villains. I was Malificient. It was a blast!!!

  25. Ken Ohl says:

    My little niece is a big fan

  26. Ellie Wright says:

    My granddaughter is the biggest fan!

  27. cheryl s says:

    I love the villains – Cruella is my favoraiate

  28. Cindy Merrill says:

    I am a Disney Villain fan- my favorite is Captain Hook.

  29. crystle tellerday says:


  30. Ashley c says:

    I love Disney and Disney villains!

  31. Carolsue says:

    My teenage daughter is the biggest Disney fan in our house!

  32. Ken C says:

    My daughter and I are fans of the Villians series

  33. Lesha says:

    My daughter is a big fan!

  34. Jen says:

    Ooh these sound fun! My 5 year old spooks easily but they might still like these.

  35. Heather says:

    What a great giveaway. I love the Villians when it comes to Disney. 🙂

  36. Tasheena says:

    I’m a huge Disney fan. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway.

  37. Robin rue says:

    That sounds like a book I need to have! I love all things Disney!

  38. Amber Myers says:

    How cool! These look like some wonderful books. I can see kids loving them.

  39. Natalie says:

    This is so awesome, thanks for the giveaway! I am sharing with my friend who is a big Disney fan as well.

  40. Robin rue says:

    This sounds like a book I need to have. I am such a big Disney fan.

  41. Daniel Sierra says:

    AThey look amazing, my kids are huge Disney fans so I hope we win the giveaway

  42. ashley says:

    This is so neat!! The graphics of the characters are really cool.

  43. Heather says:

    I want to get this series so badly! My girls love the villains and I bet they would take turns reading these!

  44. Daniel M says:

    my niece likes it

  45. Heather Dawn says:

    My son and I are Disney Villian fans.

  46. What a fun new twist to the Disney collection of stories. This series really does add a whole new dimension to some classic tales. The preview you gave of Cruella De Vil does sound like something that would have great appeal for so many Disney fans.

  47. Donna Teller says:

    My niece is a huge Disney villains fan!

  48. Ann says:

    I would absolutly read a book about the darker disneys, I would love that actually!

  49. Pati Robins says:

    my daughter asked for the set of these books for her birthday , i be buying them

  50. Oh no, I don’t have one such a person in our house. These sound terrific, though.

  51. Natalia Voche says:

    We love Disney and Disney villains

  52. Piper Mortez says:

    Oh my, I love this. The artwork is simply fantastic. I think I might get something for myself.

  53. Catalina says:

    I think my niece will love these books. She is a Disney Villains fan.

  54. Hayley says:

    Amazing giveaway. I’m a big fan of Disney and have already read the ‘Beast Within.’

  55. Lynndee says:

    How cool it is that they make a book out of those villains. I think my niece is going to enjoy that book.

  56. Melanie williams says:

    LOVE this. Such a cool idea and I think many disney fans will love this book for sure x

  57. The villains are what make us want to watch! This is a great review for a great book.

  58. Shelly Dixon says:

    My 9 yr old is a fan!

  59. Kita Bryant says:

    There are so many iconic Disney villians. This is a really cool series!

  60. Jeanna says:

    My daughter and I are Villain’s fans!

  61. Jessie says:

    Okay, this is legit really cool. I cannot wait to tell my kids about this!

  62. Lauren Becker says:

    In general? That would be me! I love all the Disney Villains, but i haven’t read these books yet.

  63. i love the villains. and i would love to get a hold of that awesome tote. thanks for the chance.

  64. Sara LaFountain says:

    Thanks for sharing this awesome giveaway! I entered and hope to win for my daughter!

  65. Emman Damian says:

    My niece is a big fan! She loves Ursula and Cruella DeVille! Love Disney characters!

  66. Leela says:

    My daughter is a big fan.

  67. Lizzie Lau says:

    Yes! We enjoy the villains as well as the heroines. These books look terrific. I’m sure my daughter will love them.

  68. Cruella de Vil is most stylish villain in Disney Universe. I’ve always been fascinated by a villan that loves fashion. It’s like The Devil Wears Prada but in cartoons. I love to know more about that. Back Story This is so fascinating.

  69. Elicitfolio says:

    What a fascinating giveaway. In all of these Disney classics, you rarely think about the back story of the villain! I want to read these too!

  70. Rosey says:

    I am the Disney villains fan in our home. I love all of those mentioned. I am glad the mom from Tangled is included!

  71. BB’s Little One is definitivamente the Disney Villain Fan. Her favorita is Ursula and has figurines/dolls of her everywhere. Gracias for the giveaway.

  72. That’s a great compilation for the series! Makes us want to have a collection of these for our home to place alongside the Disney blu-rays!

  73. Subhashish Roy says:

    Devil’s books are fun in their own way. And I love reading them from time to time. Helps me to understand how a devil’s mind works in the different plots. Nice this is a Disney range and they should be interesting for sure.

  74. Donna Clifford says:

    Ny daughter is.

  75. Nicole Byer says:

    I am, disney villains are great!

  76. Dana M. says:

    My daughter and I are Disney Villains fans!

  77. Rajee Pandi says:

    We all love Disney

  78. Audrey Stewart says:

    Our whole family loves Disney.

  79. Edye says:

    we all love this! Love disney!!

  80. Neiddy Ruiz says:

    My daughter likes them. Thanks for the chance to win

  81. Tom Bellamy says:

    My daughter is a Disney villains fan!

  82. Brooke R. says:

    My oldest tween is a huge Disney fan and a bibliophile. She would LOVE this!

  83. Abigail Gibson says:

    My niece Isabella loves Disney.

  84. Jonathan Post says:

    My nephew Zeke loves Disney villians!

  85. Jack Palmer says:

    Disney villains are fun to watch and listen to, but I don’t have a fan in the house.

  86. Kim A says:

    These look fantastic. The art alone is worth owning the books.

  87. Ed says:

    That would be my sister!

  88. Kayla Klontz says:

    My daughter and I are both villain fans.

  89. Breanne says:

    I am!

  90. Monique Rizzo says:

    I am the Disney nut in our family 🙂

  91. Tabathia B says:

    My two younger daughters are fans

  92. Carolyn D says:

    My niece and nephew love Disney.

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