Book Review: Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater


Title: Bravely

By: Maggie Stiefvater

Genre: Fantasy

Pages: 384

Release Date: May 3rd, 2022

Publisher: Disney Press

Rating: ★★★★☆


Summary from Goodreads:

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?


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In true Merida fashion, an epic adventure awaits. 

Maggie Stiefvater has a wonderful eye for the paranormal and has written some of my favorite books in the past. I was excited to hear of this book and Stiefvater's involvement. 

Merida is strong willed, and that trait plays throughout the story, but her wild heart can't be tamed. I love her wild heart. It is what moved the story forward and draws me into her character. 

This story is more than misadventure and mending of relationships. This story is about finding one's self. Love and respect. Doing what is right. I loved it and this book is another win in Stiefvater's pocket. If you are a fan of this author and also the amazing Merida, then you need to read this book. 

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

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