Monday, August 20, 2018

Top 5 Favorite Disney Villains + Giveaway!

Hey guys! Today, I'm partnering with Disney Book Group to feature the newest installment in their Disney Villains Series, Mother Knows Best featuring the one and only Mother Gothel!


Disney Book Group has also provided me with a free and fantastic giveaway to go along with this post. But before we get to that, I'm going to share with you some information about the book, as well as my Top 5 Favorite Disney Villains! I hope you guys enjoy it ^_^



Publisher: Disney Book Group
Pub. Date: August 7, 2018
The Disney VILLAINS series by Serena Valentino explores how the antagonists in Disney movies became some of storytelling's most iconic villains. In the first five VILLAINS books, we see how the Evil Queen, the Beast, Ursula, Maleficent, and Mother Gothel fall into darkness, through the instigation of the mysterious Odd Sisters: Lucinda, Martha, and Ruby.

The tale of the legendary golden flower is widely known. The story has been told many times and in many ways. But always the flower is coveted by an old witch to keep herself young and beautiful. And always the flower is used to save a dying queen, who then gives birth to a princess with magical hair. Not willing to lose the flower, the old witch steals the princess and locks her away in a high tower, raising her as her own. But the princess always finds out who she truly is and manages to defeat the old witch.

And yet this is only half the story. So what of the old witch, Mother Gothel? Where does she come from? And how does she come across the magical golden flower?

Here is one account that recounts a version of the story that has remained untold for centuries . . . until now. It is a tale of mothers and daughters, of youth and dark magic.

It is a tale of the old witch.



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.
Connect with Serena: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

My Top 5 Favorite Disney Villains
(In no particular order)

Mother Gothel


Mother Gothel is my favorite villain of the recent Disney Villains, she's sassy and so wicked. Plus, she has one of the best villain songs ever!


Hades


Hades is probably the most GIF-able villain and that makes me love him even more. He's diabolic, he's hilarious . . . and somehow, he's also extremely relatable xD


Maleficent


Maleficent is an epic villain. She is so terrifying that even Aurora's mother called her "your excellency" . . . now only if the Queen had just issued her an invitation . . . 


Ursula


Now, here is a villain whose backstory I would love to learn more about. Why was she banished in the first place? Honestly, I always suspected (even as a child) that Triton and Ursula had some torrid affair or something haha

Gaston


Gaston, has always been an enigma to me because I hate everything about his personality, but I also . .  like him? There's something about him that's just so . . . fun?

Additionally, Gaston was played by Hugh Jackman (one of my favorite celebrities) in a Broadway production at one point AND by Luke Evans (who is just a delight) in the recent live-action film . . . and both of these men have just made this character somehow love-able to me. 


LET DOWN YOUR HAIR GIVEAWAY


Thank you, again, Disney Book Group for providing this amazing giveaway!
For hair as long and twisted as the one in this tale. One (1) winner receives:

1) Set of all 5 VILLAINS books,

2) Sephora “Perfect Hair Day” bundle pack.

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

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Who are some of your favorite Disney Villains? Let me know in the comments below!

30 comments:

  1. Gaston is sooo confusing because he's a jerk but also charming????

    My fave five would be:
    Judge Frollo
    Dr Facilier
    Ursula
    Maleficent
    Jafar

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    1. Right? He's like that kind of charming that you find entertaining but not the kind you'd actually find dreamy, I guess haha.

      Frollo used to terrify me as a child! If I had made this a top ten list, Jafar would definitely be on it, along with Scar from the Lion King!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I love the Disney Villains so much! My top 5 would be:
    Maleficent
    Queen of Hearts
    Ursula
    Scar
    King John

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    1. Scar and King John are great! I really should have made this a top 10 list haha.

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  3. What a fantastic giveaway! Thank you
    My favorite Disney Villain is Captain Hook!

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    1. It's all thanks to Disney Books!

      Captain Hook is a hilarious villain ^__^

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  4. This is such a fun post! I have a soft spot in my heart for Disney villains and I am so happy to see Ursula on your list. I will have to check this series out. :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad I got to be a part of this. I HAD to have Ursula on this list. I hope you enjoy the series.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. These books look so interesting! Maleficent is my favorite villain!

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    1. And they're so pretty! I hope you check them out.

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  6. Gotta love Mother Gothel and Hades just because they're so sassy, haha :) Ursula is so intriguing and I admit I probably like Gaston more after seeing Luke Evans play him :)

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    1. Let all the villains and heroes be sassy! And it's hard not to love Gaston more after Luke Evans played him Luke Evans is just so charming.

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  7. I absolutely love this post! I have to say, Mother Gothel is my favorite. I could definitely sympathize with her the most! starla.batesATyahooDOT com

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    1. Thank you! She seems to be a lot of people's favorite, understandably so!

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  8. I completely forgot about Hades! He was hysterically funny. I would love to give these books to my daughter (and then read them myself!). Please contact me via email: 1alwaysnyc1@gmail.com

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  9. Top 5 - Rattigan, Gaston, Ursula, Maleficient and King John.
    kwchristensen@hotmail.com

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    1. I am long over due for a Great Mouse Detective rewatch, I barely remember the film even though I liked it as a kid.

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  10. Hades will ALWAYS be my favorite Disney villain. He's hilarious but also scary!

    Tasya // The Literary Huntress

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    1. Hades was the one villain I was really glad didn't die in some way (I know he's immortal but still).

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  11. Some of my favorite villains are Ursula, Captain Hook, and Jafar! Best way to contact me is through email! twright50@email.davenport.edu

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  12. I like Gaston, Sid Phillips, Cruella de Vil and Scar. The best way to contact me is through email farmermomwife@gmail.com

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  13. My favorite villains are Ursula, Captain Hook, King John. The best email to contact me is jndporter@att.net

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  14. Ooh, yes, I love (or, love to hate) Mother Gothel, Gaston, and Ursula. Also Scar (because of Be Prepared).

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  15. I DEFINITELY AGREE WITH URSULA AND MALEFICENT. Two classic villains, one sassy-and-evil, and one just pure devious. ♥ I also love Captain Hook and Jafar!

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  16. Hades is one of my favourite villains as well - my "love" for him only grew after playing Kingdom Hearts. I quite like too the Queen of Hearts.

    Happy readings! ;)
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

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  17. Oh, man, you hit all the good ones! I love how sassy Hades is. I also really like Scar and, well, they're not Disney, but I love Rothbart from Swan Princess and Rasputin from Anastasia.

    Mary @ Mary Had a Little Book Blog

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