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Publisher's Summary

It's all happy ever after in the School for Good and Evil…or is it? The second title in the New York Times best-selling fantasy adventure series - perfect for girls who prefer their fairy tales with a twist.

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 fairy tale.… 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 everything has changed and a happy ending seems further away than ever.…

©2014 Soman Chainani (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"[A] fairy tale like no other, complete with romance, magic, and humour…that will keep you turning pages until the end." (Newbury Award-winning author Ann M. Martin)

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amazing

i loved it! it started out at a good pace and finished perfectly. i recomend this for ages 9 and up and if you love a good twisted fairytale this book is #for you. five stars

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I've been hooked from book one.

I love the readers voice and her attempts to bring every character to life even if the more masculine tones are harder to do. the story is engaging and I find myself jumping from loving Sophie to agatha to Sophie again. what a roller-coaster of emotion in fully invested in! a fabulous twist in fairy tale stereotypes.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-09-2016

The First Book was more exciting

Didn't like the voice choices used by Polly Lee, it's distracting how her voices for males vs females sound similar that I can't tell if the character talking was a girl or a boy. Story wise, I liked the first book better.

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  • Indy
  • 14-05-2016

Proceed with caution!

I adored the first book and thought this one was going to deepen and enhance the themes and characters of the first, and it started to, only for the third book to undo most of that and make a shoddy, watered down version, fitting many of the stereotypes and tropes the first book was working against. Really don't know why the change in message.
I thought this book was leading towards Sophie, Agatha and Tedros being gay/bi/pan but instead it was just queer-baiting and Tedros's misogyny is never called out and stopped for good, in fact he is nothing but applauded.
This book was intriguing and the third book had some interesting ideas too, but overall I can only recommend the first book. I'm shocked and feel betrayed at the backtracking on almost all the things I loved that made the first book so progressive and unique.

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  • Mrs F Kelly
  • 23-02-2015

Epic

This story was the best book I ever read. I loved the mysterys and lies but thought Sophie should be with Agatha and Also that Sophie's not evil.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-08-2020

LOVED IT ! !💙

Awesome 👏🏻 Can’t believe there are no boys and only girls in the school for good 😇and online boys in the school for evil 👿

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  • Avril Campbell
  • 26-05-2020

Best book ever

I love this book the person reading us amazing and the story line is perfect

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  • Linda Mc Dermott
  • 25-02-2020

Amazing well mostly

Amazing book Loved reader Could have been more consistent on fillips voice Thank you so much

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-12-2019

Wow

I really really love this book. It’s an amazing sequel to the school of good and evil. 10 out of 10

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  • SBT 98
  • 14-10-2019

Stunned

Story was magnificent emotional and gripping and Polly Lee’s voice to this is amazing I love this

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-08-2018

What a sequel!

The long awaited follow up to the school for good and evil definitely delivered on multiple counts. The characters are as complex as ever, Soman definitely knows how to make his character's feel like people. After the amazing finale of the first book, this one had a lot to live up to but this book is still, dare i say it, legendary? It's a funny, meaty book like a rollercoaster ride with twists and turns you never expect. All in all, i'd say this piece is a.work of art, film-worthy!

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  • Remigijus Gentvilas
  • 09-01-2018

not Book one

What made the experience of listening to A World Without Princes the most enjoyable?

Book one made it .... cuz book 2 lost it all

Who was your favorite character and why?

Agy

What about Polly Lee’s performance did you like?

nothing special but she's not lost

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Nope

Any additional comments?

Book 1 was 10x better

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