The School for Good and Evil
Author: Soman Chainani
Publisher: After School Tales
After I read Beauty and Beasts by Soman Chainani, I was looking for an opportunity to read more of his works. Consequently, The School for Good and Evil set unsaid expectations that my heart wanted the plot to follow. Fortunately, I’m glad I got a chance to read about the world of the Evers and the Nevers. This fascinatingly enchanted world that promises a balance between truths and lies, good and evil, black and white and hate and love will enthral the readers with its intricate nuances. Therefore, the characters, too, find that soft corner in our hearts.
The plot revolves around the mundane yet purposeful lives of Sophie and Agatha. While the former wishes to become a princess who can change gowns as she wishes and is in search of true love’s kiss, the latter is crude in her manners and would, any day, prefer pragmatic reality over fairytales, the beautiful fallacies that they are! They both wish to escape their town and live life on their own terms. But one must be careful what one wishes for. One might expect Sophie to be in the School for Good but that’s a far-flung truth, for she finds herself in the School for Evil. In her battle for identity and a life of creature comforts, she realizes who she truly is.
Amidst Rafal’s evil ploy, the fight between Evers and Nevers to win against each other and the problem that Agatha and Sophie find themselves in, the story progresses with interesting twists and turns. There’s slight magic in terms of spells. But there’s magic in terms of strength and power. Tedros’ charm didn’t fail to impress me as well, for the compelling descriptions did a wonderful job.
Overall, this is just the beginning, for the riveting narrative is enough for me to pick the next book in the series. Go for it!
Best wishes to the author!
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