POOR UNFORTUNATE SOUL BY SERENA VALENTINO - BOOK REVIEW

This is the third in the Disney Villians sort-of series and while I did enjoy it, I think I'm just not feeling this series as much as I once was - I think I need to take a break before pushing myself to finish the rest of them.

Hello everyone!

I am back with another book review, Poor Unfortunate Soul by Serena Valentino.


This book follows the origin story - although the actual origin is kind of glossed over in a prologue situation - of Ursula, the evil sea witch from Ariel. I think this book felt more like a catch up on back story than the focus on Ursula, at least compared to the other books in this series that seem to actually focus on their villain. We kind of get an explanation as to why Ursula hates humans and her brother Triton, but I didn't really feel like they fit with her anger and the things she does to get revenge.

Having read at least four other books in this series, I knew some of the backstory for the Odd Sisters, and while I was familiar with their background story, there were still some moments that felt like I was missing a book. I had to double-check a couple of times that I hadn't skipped a book, I know Mistress of All Evil: A Tale of the Dark Fairy is next, but it seemed like there were making a lot of references to Maleficent, even though (to my spotty knowledge) we haven't met her yet.

Overall, this wasn't a terrible book but I don't think you can really call it Ursula's villain story, more just a continuation of the series dealing more with the Odd Sisters and general witchy stuff, with Ariel and Ursula in the peripheral.