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Serena Valentino


Serena Valentino

Serena Valentino is known for her groundbreaking work on the comic book series GloomCookie and Nightmares & Fairy Tales published by SLG Publishing. Her first novel, FAIREST OF ALL, is a fresh take on the story of Disney's SNOW WHITE from the perspective of the film's villain, the Wicked Queen.

Serena Valentino

Books by Serena Valentino

by Serena Valentino - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+
The legendary golden 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 where does Mother Gothel come from? And how does she come across the magical golden flower? 
by Serena Valentino - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology, Young Adult 14+
The tale is told as if it's happening once upon a dream: the lovely maiden meets her handsome prince in the woods. The story has been told many times and in many ways. But always the maiden finds out that she is a princess-a princess who has been cursed by a dark fairy to prick her finger on a spindle and fall into an eternal sleep. Though her three good fairies try to protect her, the princess succumbs to the curse. But the power of good endures, as her true love defeats the fire-breathing dragon and awakens the princess with true love's first kiss. The two live happily ever after. And yet this is only half the story. So what of the dark fairy, Maleficent?
by Serena Valentino - Children's 10+, Fairy Tale, Fiction, Retelling, Young Adult 10+, Youth Fiction

For anyone who’s seen Walt Disney’s Snow White, you’ll know that the Wicked Queen is one evil woman! After all, it’s not everyone who wants to cut out their teenage step-daughter’s heart and have it delivered back in a locked keepsake box. Now, for the first time, we’ll examine the life of the Wicked Queen and find out just what it is that makes her so nasty. Here’s a hint: the creepy-looking man in the magic mirror is not just some random spooky visage --- and he just might have something to do with the Queen’s wicked ways!

by Serena Valentino - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction

The third novel in Serena Valentino's (Fairest of All, Beast Within) Villains trilogy, featuring the story of the Little Mermaid from the perspective of the sea witch Ursula.