Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Wishlist Wednesday | The School for Good and Evil

The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
May 2013 by HarperCollins
488 pages
Amazon + Good Reads

"The first kidnappings happened two hundred years before. Some years it was two boys taken, some years two girls, sometimes one of each. But if at first the choices seemed random, soon the pattern became clear. One was always beautiful and good, the child every parent wanted as their own. The other was homely and odd, an outcast from birth. An opposing pair, plucked from youth and spirited away.

This year, best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to discover where all the lost children go: the fabled School for Good & Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy tale heroes and villains. As the most beautiful girl in Gavaldon, Sophie has dreamed of being kidnapped into an enchanted world her whole life. With her pink dresses, glass slippers, and devotion to good deeds, she knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good and graduate a storybook princess. Meanwhile Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks, wicked pet cat, and dislike of nearly everyone, seems a natural fit for the School for Evil.

But when the two girls are swept into the Endless Woods, they find their fortunes reversed—Sophie’s dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School For Good, thrust amongst handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication.. But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are…?

The School for Good & Evil is an epic journey into a dazzling new world, where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one."

-Good Reads

Alyssa's thoughts

This isn't the first time that Soman's Chainani's The School for Good and Evil has graced this blog, and I don't think that it'll be the last. I've been captivated by this book since the first time that one of my bookish friends showed it to me. It is gorgeous and I'm in love with the concept. Let's be honest - I'm a sucker for any story that takes place in a boarding school for paranormal children. That's just a lifelong tribute to Harry Potter but anyway. There's no good reason why I don't own a copy of this book except for the fact that I'm a die hard bargain shopper and just haven't seen any great deals on this one yet. But as I type this, I'm just now seeing that it has finally been released in paperback.................... So, I gotta go skip over to Amazon... NOW.

By the way, have you checked out the trailer? 

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Pen to Paper.

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