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.
Soman Chainani has created a spectacular world that Newbery Medal-winning author Ann M. Martin calls, “a fairy tale like no other, complete with romance, magic, and humor that will keep you turning pages until the end.”
Agatha and Sophie are back at home and living the happy ending that they chose together. For a moment, everything was perfect. But when Agatha secretly wishes she'd chosen a different happy ending, she reopens the gates to the School for Good and Evil. The world they once knew has changed. Everything in the school has changed from the moment they decided to live their Ever After together. Witches and princesses, warlocks and princes are no longer enemies. 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.
But, unfortunately, there's still one thing that makes me took half a star off my rating for this book.
The Agatha we knew is no more. I kinda liked Agatha in the first book. I liked her dark sarcastic sense of humor and how she doesn't trust anyone easily and how she would scoff at the whiny girls whining over boys and how she thinks everyone is stupid and the like. But, this time, it seems like she turns to the complete opposite of the girl she was before. She's the only whiny girl around here now. When the girls are no longer whine over boys, she still dreams of Tedros constantly and honestly I'm kinda sick of it. Just a little bit. I swear.
All in all, I think A World Without Princes totally surpassed my expectations. I'm still in love with it even though months have passed. It's a dark and funny Middle-Grade book that's filled with adventure and magic that will totally keep you seated for hours. This book proves that even though the first book in the series sucks, doesn't mean the sequel sucks too. Because you know what? I would totally recommend the first book for everyone to read just so they could read the sequel after that.
Reviewed by Inas
muthiara adlin said on 29 July 2015 at 21:24
I already read it. But in Indonesian vers. (because I'm Indonesian.)
And of course like you... I love it so much.
If you love Shopie, I prefer like Agatha than Sophie. Maybe, we have different point of view, but it's no problem for me :)
And I agree with you. Agatha always thinking of Tedros. But, I still love her because she can makes me feel suprised again and again. My fav scene is when she fool her reflection in the second time. She is so cool. I also admire her loyality to Sophie (seems like stupid, but full of sincerity.)
I can't be more patient to read 'The Last Ever After' :))))
ps: I'm sorry if my English is not really good. But I try to tell you whatever I like. Because I know you don't bite me LOL.
Aldilla Yasmin Inas said on 6 August 2015 at 11:03
So glad you love it too!
I'm Indonesian too! But I prefer reading the English one bc some of the translation versions I read have poor translations and missing paragraphs and (the most annoying thing) they even censored some of the scenes! (as in, literally cutting it out of the book)
Agatha is great too, but she becomes too whiny in this book (whereas in the first one she's like 'meh don't care bout anything').
Sophie is greaaaaaaat!! She's like the epitome of cool and badass in this book!
THE LAST EVER AFTER IS PUBLISHED!
I don't know when I will be able to read it. But, soon, I hope.