by Maggie Stiefvater
Pub Date – 5/3/22
When I saw this cover I immediately clicked on it! I absolutely loved Brave and Merida is one of my favorite heroines and tales. This cover is gorgeous and this is the YA sequel to the movie Brave taking place 4-5 years later.
Merida has a new difficult situation to save her family from in this story. Between two gods and a neighboring clan she must change every member of her family and to find a clan to become a part of per their agreement within a year or bad things will happen.
As they journey to the other lands and Merida doesn’t fit there, each of her family members she brings does learn something valuable and helps them make a change. But will they all make the necessary change in time to save Dunbroch?
This book was very atmospheric and full of magic. It was fun getting to see how her brothers had grown and their personalities too!
❓ What Disney movie would you like to see a YA or NA sequel to?
✨ Took this picture waiting in line at Pixie Hollow to see Tinkerbell. It’s so magical and I could see the Will o’ the wisps here.
Thank you disneybooks and netgalley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.
Merida goes on an all-new, life-changing adventure in this original YA novel set several years after the close of Brave!
What if you had one year to save everything you loved?
ONE PRINCESS. Merida of DunBroch needs a change. She loves her family—jovial King Fergus, proper Queen Elinor, the mischievous triplets— and her peaceful kingdom. But she’s frustrated by its sluggishness; each day, the same. Merida longs for adventure, purpose, challenge – maybe even, someday, love.
TWO GODS. But the fiery Princess never expects her disquiet to manifest by way of Feradach, an uncanny supernatural being tasked with rooting out rot and stagnation, who appears in DunBroch on Christmas Eve with the intent to demolish the realm – and everyone within. Only the intervention of the Cailleach, an ancient entity of creation, gives Merida a shred of hope: convince her family to change within the year – or suffer the eternal consequences.
THREE VOYAGES. Under the watchful eyes of the gods, Merida leads a series of epic journeys to kingdoms near and far in an attempt to inspire revolution within her family. But in her efforts to save those she loves from ruin, has Merida lost sight of the Clan member grown most stagnant of all – herself?
FOUR SEASONS TO SAVE DUNBROCH – OR SEE IT DESTROYED, FOREVER.