“What's the one thing Evil can never have...and the one thing Good can never do without?”
4.5 Stars, really loved it though despite a few things problems.
This book was meant to be the final book read in 2014 but unfortunately I didn't make it before I left on my trip, whoops. Either way, I've finally finished it and now gotten around to reviewing at last! I've had high expectations going into this book and it didn't let me down, which I'm highly grateful for since I really love how it unfolded. <3
A school for good and evil -- for villains and princes/princesses. This is almost nostalgic deriving elements from the classic Disney animated films, trust me, I just came back from meeting with a few of the lovely Disney Princesses there--Cinderella and Rapunzel! Truly a beautiful book that captured the delights and wonders of these fairytale elements coupled with the moralist horrors these tales are also infused and ingrained within it's plotline.
We meet Agatha and Sophie, our two heroines of unlikely personalities and friendship. They grow over the course of the story, as their own fairytale unfolds (as if you didn't guess would happen in these kinds of books). Good and Evil will clash as both Agatha and Sophie strive to find their places in a new world that they've been thrown into and trapped inside of--or can they break from tradition and rewrite their fairytale?
Oh, before I forget...problems that I encountered is probably the pacing at first before you launch right into the heart of the story itself. It's slow but forge on, your efforts will be rewarded! Other than that, it just seems rather long although it's not entirely a bad thing. It just takes a while to read but it definitely has a lot of moments to be read and enjoyed.
Honestly, I'm not exactly sure which school I would be dropped into--but if I hazard a guess it may be a mix of the two or wherever I may be dropped would be the answer I seek.
Drop in yourself if you want to see how this fairytale unfolds, all I know is that I cannot wait for the second one (which is already out) and the third which arrives later this year.
“In the forest of primeval
A school for Good and Evil
Twin towers like two heads
One for the pure
And one for the wicked
Try to escape you'll always fail,
The only way out is
Through a fairytale.”