book reviews · middle grade

A World Without Princes (The School for Good and Evil #2) by Soman Chainani

18172465Title: A World Without Princes (The School for Good and Evil #2)
Author: Soman Chainani
Source: Bought
Edition: Paperback
Publication: HaperCollins
Pages: 433 pages
Category:Fantasy, Middle Grade, Adventure


After saving themselves and their fellow students from a life pitched against one another, Sophie and Agatha are back home again, living happily ever after. But life isn’t exactly a fairytale. When Agatha secretly wishes she’d chosen a different happy ending with Prince Tedros, the gates to the School for Good and Evil open once again. But Good and Evil are no longer enemies and Princes and Princesses may not be what they seem, as new bonds form and old ones shatter.

This story is the second book for the triology The school of good and evil. Compared to the first book it had a different tone. It was darker and unexpected. The twist in the book caught me off guard. I never thought that it could happen. However, some parts were entertaining. The second book had the ideology of a feminist. I have no problem with that, but when injected to a fairytale  the end result is very odd. The oddity of the plot was  fun and unique. Once again the story deals with the different facets of being good and evil. The fairytale theme (which I really love) is being innovated again. Although its a middle grade series, adults can read it too because everyone can learn from this book.

It has a four hearts rating because I think there are loose ends which the author should address. The ending was again sort of a cliffhanger. Also, I think the third book would definitely being home the five hearts rating (just looking at its cover).


“It’s the problem with fairy tales. From far away, they seem so perfect. But up close, they’re just as complicated as real life.”
― Soman Chainani,A World Without Princes

“No one likes boys! Even girls who like boys can’t stand boys! They smell, they talk too much, they mess up everything, and they always have their hands in their pants, but that doesn’t mean we can go to school without them! It’s like stymphs without bones! It’s like witches without warts! Without boys, LIFE HAS NO POINT!”
― Soman Chainani,A World without Princes


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