Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Teaser Tuesday (65): The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

This week's teaser comes from The School of Good and Evil by Soman Chainani. I've been wanting to read this one for awhile, so of course when I saw it was on sale I had to get it. But now I also need to get it in hardcover because the ebook just doesn't do justice to the beautiful illustrations!

She had always found villains more exciting than heroes. They had ambition, passion. They made the stories happen.

{The School for Good and Evil, Chapter 6}

Synopsis of The School for Good and Evil:

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.

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1 comment:

  1. Oh I bet the illustrations in this book are amazing! I am in love with the cover. I'm going to have to add this to my TBR list! I'm really interested in it now and I love the teaser you chose. Great post! :)

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We love to read them. :)

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