Disney Villains Take Center Stage in ‘Evil Thing’ and ‘Disney Chills’ This July


Two captivating tales featuring devilish Disney villains are headed your way from Disney Publishing this July! The first tells the complex backstory of a well-known, perhaps misunderstood, Disney villain while the other ponders what happens if one of those villains is called to modern-day Earth.

This July, discover the seventh installment in the wildly popular Villains series written by Serena Valentino, Evil ThingEvil Thing is the origin tale of none other than Cruella De Vil. Told from her point of view, Cruella shares memories from her childhood, those daring fashion choices, and her journey right up to the fateful car crash. And yes, she even shares her tale about those puppies! All the details brought to readers straight from the Evil Thing herself, Cruella spills her secrets in this memoir; her best friends, true loves, hopes, and dreams are all revealed in vivid detail.

Want to learn more about the Villain series by Valentino? Her current bestselling series includes Fairest of All, The Beast Within, Poor Unfortunate Soul, Mistress of All Evil, Mother Knows Best, and Odd Sisters. All her juicy tales are available in bookstores.

Also launching this July is the chillingly titled tale Disney Chills: Part of Your Nightmare, which explores just what happens when the villains we read about enter the real world of modern-day kids. Following the story of 11-year-old Shelly Anderson, readers are drawn into her world, where she wants nothing more than to be popular. What’s so wrong with wanting to hang out with the cool kids? Shelly finds a mysterious shell that summons Ursula, the sea witch of The Little Mermaid, and Shelly strikes a deal with her to become popular. When her wish starts to go very wrong, Shelly is faced with the challenge of backing out of her deal before her fate is solidified forever. Written by Vera Strange, aka Jennifer Brody, this is the first installment in the new Disney Chills series. The tale will pull young readers in from the very first page!

Evil Thing and Disney Chills will hit shelves on July 7, so make sure to grab a copy from your local bookstore or pre-order online now!

Brianna works full time in the publishing industry, passionately building books to bring to the masses. Her first fandom was Harry Potter, which she joined at age 11. Her love for books took her abroad to earn her Masters Degree at University College London, after which she lived in New York City, and now resides in Austin. She loves all things fandom including Supernatural, Doctor Who, and more. Ever the introvert, she can usually be found reading, playing with her dog, listening to music and practicing yoga. Brianna joined the Nerds and Beyond staff in 2018 where she unites her love for all things "nerd" with her passion for writing. Find her on Twitter here: @bookbag09

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