Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

In the village of Gavaldon two young people are stolen away by a mysterious person known only as the Schoolmaster every four years. These children become students at the School for Good and Evil. One will be taught the ways of goodness, honor, and beauty; the other will be instructed in the ways of darkness and villainy. 

Sophie just knows she's destined to be picked for the School of Good this year, and can't wait to assume the role of a princess and meet her Prince Charming. Her best friend, Agatha, is surely villain material with her dumpy looks, black clothes, and dour demeanor. So how is it that Sophie winds up in the School for Evil and Agatha the School for Good? Now both girls must work to succeed in their new roles or face dire consequences. 

This debut fantasy novel, book one of the trilogy, will attract sophisticated readers with a love of fairy tales, particularly the dark side of them. There is plenty of action and emotion to keep an audience well entertained and they will be swept along in this wild story of good, evil, and two friends caught in between.

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