01 July 2013

The School for Good and Evil (The School for Good and Evil, #1) by Soman Chainani

The School for Good and Evil (The School for Good and Evil, #1) by Soman Chainani.
Audience/Genre: Children, Middle-grade/Fantasy.
Publication: May 14th, 2013 by Harper Collins.
“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.

I can't believe I waited this long to write this review. By now, most people probably already know about the awesomeness of this book.

The kids at Gavaldon grow up believing in fairytales and especially in The School for Good and Evil. Every couple of years, two kids are taken from the village; one gets into The School for Good, where he/she is trained to be a hero and find his/her happy-ever-after, while the other kid gets into The School for Evil, where villans are made. The story follows Sophie and Agatha, two girls who couldn't be more different from each other.

I wanted to get my hands on The School for Good and Evil as soon as I read the blurb and the book trailer just made me jump up and down in anticipation.
Luckily, thanks to Chainani and Harper Collins, I was able to get my hands on ARC. I swear, I devoured this book in just a couple of hours, I loved it from start to finish.

Magic, love, honor, goodness, heroes, villans, battle, enchantments and what-not - this book has pretty much everything!

This is the stuff of fairytales and when this gets made into a film, I'll be one of the first in line to watch it!

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1 comment:

  1. I haven't even heard of this book! I guess I better put it on my tbr list.