Monday, April 14, 2014

Review: A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani

A World Without Princes
(The School for Good and Evil # 2)
By: Soman Chainani
Pub. Date: April 15, 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages: 400
Source: Edelweiss

In the epic sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel, The School for Good and Evil, Sophie and Agatha are home, living out their Ever After. But life isn’t quite the fairy tale they expected.

When Agatha secretly wishes she’d chosen a different happy ending, she reopens the gates to the School for Good and Evil. But the world she and Sophie once knew has changed.

Witches and princesses, warlocks and princes are no longer enemies. New bonds are forming; old bonds are being shattered. But underneath this uneasy arrangement, a war is brewing and a dangerous enemy rises. As Agatha and Sophie battle to restore peace, an unexpected threat could destroy everything, and everyone, they love—and this time, it comes from within.
I received this galley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Edelweiss and HarperCollins.

I really enjoyed the first book, The School for Good and Evil, so I was very happy to see the second book on Edelweiss. What I love most about these books is that even though it seems like a book for younger children, it isn't. There are many dark themes throughout it, and it is so much more then just fairytales. It's also about friendship, honesty, and being comfortable in your own skin.

I really love each and every one of these characters and I enjoyed watching them grow from book one. Sophie and Agatha, who were friends in the real world way before the magical world changed their lives, are so honest and real. I love the bond the two of them share. I also liked Tedros so much more in this one. He was a lot stronger in book two, and him and Agatha are just so sweet together!

The writing was fast paced and kept my attention the entire time. I also enjoyed the illustrations that are seen throughout the chapters. I am excited to see what is next for these characters!

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