The Unfairest of Them All (Ever After High Series #2)

The Unfairest of Them All (Ever After High Series #2)

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by Shannon Hale
     
 

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It's the aftermath of Legacy Day, the day when the students at Ever After High are supposed to pledge to follow in their fairytale parents' footsteps, and everyone is in a huff and a puff! Raven Queen, daughter of the Evil Queen, has refused to sign the Storybook of Legends, rejecting her story--and putting everyone else's in jeopardy.
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Overview

It's the aftermath of Legacy Day, the day when the students at Ever After High are supposed to pledge to follow in their fairytale parents' footsteps, and everyone is in a huff and a puff! Raven Queen, daughter of the Evil Queen, has refused to sign the Storybook of Legends, rejecting her story--and putting everyone else's in jeopardy.
The Royal Apple White doesn't want to think Raven is being a rebellious pain, but Raven's choice means Apple might never get the poisoned apple, Prince Charming, and a kingdom to rule. Behind Apple stands the Royals, those who want to play by the book and embrace their stories. The Rebels, supporters of Raven, believe in breaking free from destiny and writing their own stories.
But when the chaos and rivalry land wonderlandiful Madeline Hatter in trouble, Raven and Apple must bring the Royals and the Rebels together to shut the book on their feud before it threatens to end all of their Happily Ever Afters once and for all.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall...Who'e the Unfairest of Them All?
Don't miss Book #1, Ever After High: The Storybook of Legends!

Editorial Reviews

Has Raven Queen spoiled it for everyone? Her refusal to sign the Storybook of Legends on Legacy Day seems to have tossed a fairy tale wrench into the futures of an entire graduating class of would-have-been fairy princesses. Especially at risk is Royal Apple White, who had been slated to meet and marry a most charming Prince Charming. Everything seems to be at risk in this standalone sequel to series starter Ever After High. (P.S. Shannon Hale is the author of the Newbery Honor young adult novel Princess Academy.)

School Library Journal
05/01/2014
Gr 4–7—The fun and pun-filled fantasy hijinks of Raven and Apple ensue. Raven, with the support of the Rebels, refuses to sign the Storybook and seal her fate as a villain. Her actions put Apple's happy ever after in jeopardy and pit the kingdom's subjects against one another, as students and royals take sides.
From the Publisher
Praise for Ever After High: Storybook of Legends:"

What's a girl to do when her mother is the fairy-tale world's worst evil queen? Follow in her footsteps? Never!

At the beginning of this series opener, it's the first day of school at Ever After High, where the offspring of famous fairy-tale characters begin their second year. For these students, Legacy Day beckons, at which time each will sign the Storybook of Legends and take the pledge to replay their parents' roles. Once they ink their names, the stories they spring from will be safely preserved, but if one does not, rumors have it that the tale-as well as the student-will vanish in a posthaste "poof." Most are all aflutter to fulfill their requisite destinies, but Raven Queen, the daughter of the exquisitely wicked Evil Queen, doesn't have an evil bone in her body. If she signs, she is duty-bound to poison Apple White (Snow's daughter), but she wants to create her own future. When Raven discovers that two fairy-tale sisters long ago broke their pledge, she enlists the sleuthing skills of her wacky roommate, Madeline (as in Hatter), and Apple herself to unravel the sisters' ultimate fate. Hale has created a delightfully revamped, newly fashioned cast of fairy-tale characters (and in hipper clothes no less-unsurprising, as the book introduces a new line of Mattel dolls) and gives readers a terrific protagonist to root for. Magic and humor abound, and fairy-tale wordplay flies.

Royal good fun."

Kirkus Reviews"

Rollicking...a fun read...Unexpected plot twits lead to an ending that, unlike a traditional "happy ever after," promises continued intrigue in new outings. This is a good bet for those who can't get enough of fractured and retold tales."—Booklist

Booklist

"Rollicking...a fun read...Unexpected plot twits lead to an ending that, unlike a traditional "happy ever after," promises continued intrigue in new outings. This is a good bet for those who can't get enough of fractured and retold tales."
Kirkus Reviews
2014-04-22
Having failed to go poof when she refused to sign the Storybook of Legends on Legacy Day, Raven Queen, daughter of the Evil Queen, must now face the consequences.The first consequence is a mega-epic food fight between Royals and Rebels. Seeking to restore order to Ever After High, Headmaster Grimm declares an early celebration of Yester Day so the students can connect with their elders, who properly followed their destinies—or have they? Desperate for leadership wisdom, Raven's roommate, Apple White (daughter of Snow), visits senile Old King Cole, tyrannical Empress Buff (as in those new clothes) and her mother, whose best advice is "to smile and make eye contact." Raven chooses to interview Red Riding Hood, whose distinctly unsanctioned, still-clandestine romance with "Baddy" resulted in their half-wolf daughter, Cerise. When the disruption at Ever After High leads to the banishment of their friend Madeline Hatter, Raven and Apple team up for a dangerous, last-ditch effort to save her that is very much against the rules. As in series opener The Storybook of Legends (2013), Hale goes to town with her premise, stretching the rules of her universe as much as Raven does. Particularly funny is Humphrey Dumpty as a hacker and rapper extraordinaire. But she never lets readers forget that the central question of her tale, the one that plagues her characters, is whether destiny prevents or is freedom.A delicious, pink-and-purple-frosted existential cupcake. (Fantasy. 8-12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316281973
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
03/25/2014
Series:
Ever After High Series , #2
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
79,731
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

New York Times best-selling author Shannon Hale knew at age ten it was her destiny to become a writer. She has quested deep into fairytales in such enchanting books as The Goose Girl, Book of a Thousand Days,Rapunzel's Revenge, Newbery Honor winner Princess Academy, and Ever After High: The Storybook of Legends. With the princely and valiant writer Dean Hale, Shannon co-authored four charming children, who are free to follow their own destinies. Just so long as they get to bed on time.

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The Unfairest of Them All 4.6 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 88 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing! I can't wait until the next one comes out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as good as the first one, but still a great read. I love the imaginative world that Ms. Hale created and cannot wait for the third book to come out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is amazing u have to get it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every one should get this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My real name is Madison but everyone calls me Maddie. Me and Maddie are like the same person! We both are crazy, LOVE tea, and are just fun to be frinds with! Love this book! P.S. where is the sixth star?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you likethis book your just like me i love just a lot love love love i have never read it yet not going to by in its to much money because i am just a kid only 90! STill yong
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Evet after high the unfairest of them all is so cool! I never actually read the book on a nook but it is still so great. The aftermath of legacy day when miss young raven queen makes a desicion that makes miss young apple white think sheos going to dissapear along with the snow white story and evry body in it. Secrets are uncovered, and asome left to be unknown. For a while any way. You wll get introduced to some brand new charachters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love alll.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book cause my favorite character is cerise hood and this book dug furter into her life. A must read!!!!
Anonymous 2 days ago
If you want to play a game go to the storybook of ledgends and look for the headline that says 'game'
Anonymous 11 days ago
AND I THOUGHT MONSTER HIGH SCHOOL WAS BAD! BUT THIS, oh, BUT THIS IS WORCE!!!!!! BADBADBAD!!! STUPED PLOT BAD ANIMATEING!!!! HOW COULD THIS SHOW GET WORCE???????!!!!!!!! DO NOT LET YOUR KIDS WACH THIS PAIRENTS DONT LET THEM BECOME THE ZOMBIES THESE POOR KIDS WHO WACH AND READ IT AND LIKE IT ARE!!!!!!-ZaneDude101 NINJAGO HAS A WAY BETTER PLOT MORALS AND CARICTARS!!! I BET IN THIS STUPED EVER AFTER HIGH NO ONE DIES FOR THARE FRENDS NO ONE SAVES THE WORLD BY SACRIFICE!!!!!! AND THARE ALL GIRLS!!!!!!! LOGECT SIMPLY STATES THAT GIRLS DONT SAVE THE WORLD!!! THATS THE MEN'S JOB!!!!!! THIS SHOWW JUST GETS ON MY NERVS.................................AND THE SAME GO'S FOR YOU MONSTER HIGH!! YOUR SHOWS ARE DIMONIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALL MONSTER HIGH AND EVER AFTER HIGH NEEDS ZERO STARS!!!!! ZERO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!-ZaneDude101
Anonymous 13 days ago
Hi got to meet maddie today there goes dexter charming got to meet him today afternoon brb need to find maddie i will be on next top villan and others
Anonymous 9 months ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You can get a FREE PRIEVIEW like i did. You want it? Look up free kid books and there it is. Plus a whole other ever after hogh books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing i loved it it was the greatist book in the world and the greatist book i have ever read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss your hand 3 times and then post this on 3 diffent books then look under your pillow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a great book and i encourage others to read it as well
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all the EAH books (ever after high books) including Suzanne Selfors' Next Top Villian. They are adventurous and fun! I am so glad someone decided to write books about fairytale characters' parents. My favorite characters include Raven, Maddie and Briar. I also love Duchess and Kitty, and Lizzy, and Ashlynn Ella, and Cerise....and well all of them!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This tale is an intriging and delightful treat for the young readers of the world!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss your hand three times post this on three different books and look under your pillow