A World without Princes (The School for Good and Evil #2)

A World without Princes (The School for Good and Evil #2)

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by Soman Chainani, Iacopo Bruno
     
 

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Magic and romance battle each other in this much anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The School for Good and Evil. Best friends Sophie and Agatha return to the spectacular world where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one. Together, they have the strength to face unseen enemies and new threats. But what

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Magic and romance battle each other in this much anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The School for Good and Evil. Best friends Sophie and Agatha return to the spectacular world where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one. Together, they have the strength to face unseen enemies and new threats. But what will happen when they are torn apart?

Editorial Reviews

"Try to escape and you will always fail/ The only way out is through a fairytale."After the travails recounted in The School for Good and Evil, Sophie and Agatha are back home, but their return doesn't seem like the Ever After that they had expected. It is so different, in fact, that Agatha secretly reopens gates that she and Sophie not too long before had believed were forever closed. One sequel you won't forget.

School Library Journal
04/01/2014
Gr 6 & Up—Sophie and Agatha have returned home from the School of Good and Evil, figuring their troubles were over. Friendship won the day, and the girls gained their happy endings. Or have they? There are wishes left ungranted and it seems their unusual victory has changed the very nature of the School itself—and not in a good way. The girls find themselves drawn back to the School once more, destined to face malevolent magic, danger, and treachery. Can Agatha find a way to put right what's gone wrong, and still save her best friend? Can Sophie keep the Witch at bay? Happily ever after never seemed so far away. This second title in the dramatic fantasy series will be eagerly read by fans of the first title, The School For Good and Evil (HarperCollins, 2013), but will likely prove confusing for newcomers. The writing has gained some polish moving into this second installment, but an about-face plot twist creates a disconcerting set of messages regarding the girls and boys of the School and may put off some readers. The conclusion remains mostly open-ended and there are several cliff-hangers that will presumably be resolved in a third title. This will appeal most readily to readers with a taste for fairy tales and drama similar to Shannon Hale's "Ever After High" series (Little, Brown).—Stephanie Whelan, New York Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062104946
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/15/2014
Series:
School for Good and Evil Series , #2
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
25,990
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Soman Chainani's first novel, The School for Good and Evil, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list, has been translated into languages across six continents, and will soon be a major motion picture from Universal Pictures.

As a graduate of Harvard University and Columbia University's MFA Film Program, Soman has made films that have played at over 150 festivals around the world, and his writing awards include honors from Big Bear Lake, New Draft, the CAPE Foundation, the Shasha Grant, and the Sun Valley Writers' Fellowship.

When he's not telling stories, Soman is a die-hard tennis player who never lost a first-round match for ten years . . . until he started writing The School for Good and Evil. Now he loses all the time.

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A World without Princes (The School for Good and Evil Series #2) 4.7 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 95 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved the first book so I know this one will be absolutely great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh! That was tottally amazing! Great sequel! Cant not wait to find out what happens next! So many plot twists!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ending was so unexpected and my heart is still pounding. I need the third book, what will happen to Tedros and Agatha and Sophie there's just so many lingering questions. Can't wait for the third book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Honestly, I was not expecting the book to be this AMAZING. Considering it was a sequal, and in my experiance sequals are usually not as good. This book was fast pasted and leaved me crying for more. At first i did not really care who Agatha went with, until the ending when i was so devastated that i nearly cried when they did not choose each other. I leaped out of bed and grabbed my phone, sighing in relief as i found out there would be a third book. This book was just as good, maybe even better than the first. I just loved the characters Dot, Ravan, Hort, and Philip. ( I know he was sophie in disguise but i don't care.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This sequel to the original book will blow your mind as the two girls trust each other less day by day. The end just leaves you with your mouth gaping open at the unexpected turn of events. I reccomend this book for ages 10+
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book.personally I thought it was a short book.I finished it in two days.Amazing book though.I did not like the ending at all.I hope the auther comes out with a third book because these first two books are amazing.i finished them so fast because i loved them.And I am only ten!if you are intrested in fairy tales this is the book to get.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great, but around page 255, it started glitching. I was able to advance to the next page if I tapped "Go to page" and entered the number of the page I wanted to go to. Overall, I was able to get through the glitch, and it was a great book. It may have been my nook's fault, so I was just wondering if anyone else had this problem.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So happy there is going to be a third book because they left you hanging
Kiwi123KO More than 1 year ago
it is awesome. Read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg I loved the first book and I have been wanting it so bad this is the best book I have ever had
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I looooooved this book (other than a little bit of swearing) i am DEFITALY buying the next book in july! Because tedros needs to get excalibure back! And i think aophies gonna die if they dont go back
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was hoping this one to be better than the first one, but at least the book did not get any worse. You get a little more back story with the characters, but I was itching for me. I feel like some chapters felt like fillers, but still a good sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very intriguing and I read it 5 times. Im not going to spoil the story, but it is really cool. THIS BOOK IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!""":):):):),
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it, but I wish there was a third book! Haha really interesting and one of my favorites! Hope there's a movie! ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!!!! Awesome book. I don't reccomend it for kids 9 and under though. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My opion of th book was absolutley amazing!!!i wukd recomed this book for gurls ages thro 11-14 its an amazing book!! I understand where the first book where the ending is kinda weird but i think its a sign if friendship! And if ur sister,brother or bff was dying ud do the same sooo i absoltley wuld recomned this book agian!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sooooo many twists and turns!! I absolutely reccomend this for anyone who has a love for fantasy and magic! Watch out Harry Potter, someone else also wants that top spot! A very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very good book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Again a fun author takes his time to write a outstanding book. Magic comes near with A world without Princes. Romance appears when you least expect. All in a fantastic story for you. Fantasty lovers your in luck. Make room for a lovley book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One day i went to the bookstore and I saw the 1st book on the shelf, and thought it would be a good book to read. Turns out, it was the best book I have ever read in my life! But I can't decide which book i like best because they are both so good I can not choose! I just loved these books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book beacause it's sssssoooo interesting! I was so exited when I saw Tedros for the first time! Your reader, Allison
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it was agood book until the ending
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In a thrilling turn of events, the two friends we met in The School for Good and Evil are back where they belong, just not how you remember it. Good and Evil are now Girls and Boys. The boys have been banished to Evils castle after the tale of Sophie and Agatha ended not with princes, but with the choice of a friendship that would keep the deteriorating Sophie good. Now, Agatha is beginning to show signs of being a real princess. Her heart is slipping away from Sophie and the Tale is reopened. Now, anything can happen. Although I was a bit sad that the stories didnt stay focused on friendship, the theme of true love was inevitable in a story involving dashing princes, lovely girls, and evil witches. Content was definetly for eleven or twelve and up. The book was a bit violent and sometimes dark, but stayed fairly on the clean side of things. However, romance, true loves kiss, etc. were big in the story and clogged some of the simple beauty in the story. All in all, this did not disappoint as a fine sequel to the original. It stayed true to the voice and ideas of the writer and got a new point across while keeping old characters lovable or hateable and new ones entertaining. Out of ten points, a 9.5.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Kiss your hand three times and repost this on three differnt book reviews then look under your pillow.
Anonymous 6 months ago
This book is great im so ever!!!!;)