Friday, February 16, 2018

MMGM 2/19/18 | The School for Good and Evil - Soman Chainani

AUTHOR: Soman Chainani
PAGE COUNT: 488 pages

The School for Good and Evil (The School for Good and Evil, #1)The first kidnappings happened two hundred years before. Some years it was two boys taken, some years two girls, sometimes one of each. But if at first the choices seemed random, soon the pattern became clear. One was always beautiful and good, the child every parent wanted as their own. The other was homely and odd, an outcast from birth. An opposing pair, plucked from youth and spirited away.

This year, best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to discover where all the lost children go: the fabled School for Good & Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy tale heroes and villains. As the most beautiful girl in Gavaldon, Sophie has dreamed of being kidnapped into an enchanted world her whole life. With her pink dresses, glass slippers, and devotion to good deeds, she knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good and graduate a storybook princess. Meanwhile Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks, wicked pet cat, and dislike of nearly everyone, seems a natural fit for the School for Evil.

But when the two girls are swept into the Endless Woods, they find their fortunes reversed—Sophie’s dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School For Good, thrust amongst handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication.. But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are…?

The School for Good & Evil is an epic journey into a dazzling new world, where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one.
(Summary via Goodreads)

This was the beautifully written debut book of Soman Chainani! I've gone on to read the rest of the series, wondering why I've owned this gorgeous thing for so long without the intention of reading it. It is truly incredible! The characters are fully fleshed characters and a well thought out storyline that flowed wonderfully. Aside from the beautiful cover, you can tell each character was fully developed and created well, which is definately a gift not many writers have. You'll question who is good and who is evil from the main protagonists Sophie and Agatha who also happen to be the antagonists to the mysterious School Master and Tedros, who just can't deside who he wants to be his princeess. Everything is described vividly to the point where you are able to picture excactly what something may look like in your mind. The plot moves fast, yet just slow enough so you'll be able to keep up. Overall, this was an incredibly enjoyable book and I'm looking forward to seeing how the rest of this gorgeous series will play out.

Keep reading, my loves!!
~Ashlyn Avery

P.S. Sorry I've been inactive. My laptop broke and I just now was able to get it back! 

P.P.S. This is posted early because I'll be out of town all weekened and am getting back on Monday.

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  1. I've enjoyed this series, too, although I haven't read them all. I believe book four is either out or soon to be. Thanks for your thoughts about the book.

  2. I actually haven't read this book, though I did buy a copy! It sounds just as good as it did when I bought it, though, so I'll have to try it again! Thanks so much for the review!

  3. I haven't come across this series, or somehow passed it over. It sounds super fun though, with the way the girls get a twist on their expectations when they arrive at the school. I'm going to go hunting for it, so thank you so much for the recommendation! Happy MMGM!

  4. What a clever idea for a series. I haven't read it, but will add it to my list! Thanks for the introduction!