City of Hooks and Scars (City of Villains #2) (Paperback)

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This is book number 2 in the City of Villains series.


"Your favorite Villains in an entirely new light."
— Serena Valentino, New York Times best-selling author of the Villains series

Once Upon a Time meets Serena Valentino's Villains series in this sequel to City of Villains, which reimagines the origin stories of the Disney Villains as a gritty, fairy-tale inspired procedural mystery.

Everything in high school senior Mary Elizabeth Heart’s life changed in one horrifying night. After the Battle of Miracle Lake, she lost her prestigious internship at the Monarch City police department. Her best friend, Ursula, has become something tentacled and unrecognizable. Her classmate Maleficent has turned into a horned monster. And her first love, James, has replaced his hand with a menacing, gleaming hook . . . or so the rumor goes. She hasn’t seen any of them since that night.

Her friends, now known across Monarch City as “the villains,” have become pawns in a game of political chess. Rallies and protests divide an already fractured city. More kids are disappearing from the Scar each day. And at the center of it all is Mary Elizabeth, who is torn between uncovering those responsible for the return of this Wrong Magic and saving her friends, whatever the cost.

But the conspiracy she is unraveling may reach further than she could have imagined. And the deeper she goes, the more her own inner demons threaten to emerge.

About the Author

Estelle Laure is the author of City of Villains and other critically acclaimed books for young people, including Mayhem and This Raging Light. Her books have been translated into twelve languages, and she also works as an editorial consultant and educator. She can usually be found under a cat, a dog, or a child. She lives in Taos, New Mexico, with her family. Visit her online at

Praise For…


"A glimpse of the dark side of Disney with a tenacious heroine and fast-paced suspense; a great choice for reluctant teen readers"
School Library Journal<br><br>


"Your favorite Villains in an entirely new light."

Serena Valentino, New York Times best-selling author of the Villains series<br><br>
Product Details
ISBN: 9781368050333
ISBN-10: 1368050336
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Publication Date: February 25th, 2025
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: City of Villains