Is Glory Even Worth It?

The School for Good and Evil: Quests for Glory – Soman Chainani

Children fiction, young adult fiction, adventure, fairy tales

Rating 9/10

Agatha is attempting to welcome becoming a queen with Tedros as her king. Being at his side mostly. Sophie works with Agatha once again but as they live through another fairy tale. Both seeking glory of overcoming this new challenge of finding the true king of Camelot. Questioning who is evil and who is good. Who is this Lion? Who is the Snake? Who doesn’t belong in their fairy tale?  Agatha and Sophie can’t trust anyone and when they do, its too late. A false king has taken the throne. Now Agatha is on the run. Sophie has been forced to stay behind and face the false king. Tedros is captured. It is up to Agatha to save them both.

I enjoyed the twist in this fourth instalment of The School for Good and Evil. Second guessing good and evil is always encouraged when you come across these types of adventures. I was thinking this was the final book but there is another that will follow this book review. Anyways, I am just happy for the cliffhanger for once. I would hate to be left wondering what the next adventure is for these two girls.  

Not Everything Ends in a Happily Ever After That Easily!

The School for Good and Evil: The Last Ever After – Soman Chainani

Children fiction, young adult fiction, adventure, fairy tales

Rating: 7/10

The third book in the series brings more drama and fairytales to the table. Agatha and Sophie, once friends, now enemies are at war with each other. After separate ways, Agatha learns more about Tedros, her love interest and whom she is supposed to be with in her happy ending. Sophie stayed behind with the school master to reign over the school her way. Evil wants in on happy endings by rewriting history. It takes everything and everyone to rectify in this new adventure.

I just can’t explain all the emotions this novel had brought. It brought laughter and pain. I wished that things can get back to normal for Agatha but sadly it doesn’t work that way. It is a really good novel its just this third installment I wasn’t really a fan of. It is slow but worked the drama up.

No Princes? Sign Me UP!

The School for Good and Evil: A World Without Princes – Soman Chainani

Children fiction, young adult fiction, adventure, fairy tales

Rating 9/10

In the second installment of School for Good and Evil, finally the two girls Agatha and Sophie are home. Famous for their fight in the last book, fame got to their heads. Suddenly things have changed, princes don’t exist anymore. Neither are princesses. It’s an all-out war between boys and girls. Everything is now a mess and must be rectified before more terrible things happen.

I really thought this book is interesting and it was a pleasure to read. Simply an incredible page turner It made me laugh, cry, and cringe I am a huge fan of this book series and I highly recommend for everyone to try this out. Despite the novel being a children’s book, it is something everyone can read. It is well written, and I simply had fallen in love with the first book, now having to hunt down more novels in this series. I honestly would reread this one maybe a few more times.

Dead Teenagers and Time Travel?

Ascenders: Omorrow Book Three – C.L. Gaber

Supernatural, young adult, fiction, death, afterlife, school, teenagers, time travel

Rating: 10/10

Walker and Daniel plus a team of other various teenagers are sent out on a mission to retrieve the item that is needed to be retrieved from the past. It’s risky because it’s in the living realm. They’ve been prepared for the worst, demons, as well as anything else that is thrown at them. One thing they must do is time travel through the decades in search of the lost writings of Albert Einstein. Walker and Daniel must be careful to live because if one dies in the past, they’ll never be born. Cease to exist. This makes their journey even more perilous than the two hopefully had planned.

As what I thought was the final book in the series, it left off at a cliff hanger. Loved how time travel was added into the mix. I thoroughly enjoyed this one. It made me laugh, cringe, and sympathize with the protagonists. Not much more to say other than I hope the series continue. I would want to see where Walker and Daniel end up in the afterlife. I find them to be cute together and especially how they have chemistry. Sometimes I would scream for them to like to become serious and get married in the afterlife. There are no rules other than don’t go to the living realm. I want to see more of this story however expanded into new adventures in general.

Aftermath = Punishment

Ascenders: Skypunch Book Two – C.L. Gaber

Supernatural, young adult, fiction, death, afterlife, school, teenagers

Rating 10/10

In the next installment comes another adventure for our protagonists, Walker Callagan and Daniel Reid. After rescuing Daniel’s little brother, Walker seeing her mother for the last time, and escaping demons, they return to the afterlife alive. Sadly, what fate was store for them was a fate worse than being distinguished by demons. Being sent to the ITT, a place where criminally disturbed teenagers go to face punishment for eternity. Walker does what ever possible to stay alive and stay sane for Daniel. Hopefully Daniel is doing what he can to stay sane as well. The Godfather gives Walker an assignment, to ghost write, his memoir in exchange of freedoms as well as letting her beloved have freedoms if Daniel does what the GF tells him to do. Play Hockey and bring home the trophy or Walker is sent to the Hole for six months to mentally rot. A clairvoyant by the named of Cass, comes and visits Walker. Also, Cass sort of found Walker’s mother and began assisting her mother just to torment Walker into possibly dating him, Even though he is alive and she isn’t. Anyways Walker and Daniel are given a task that they retrieve an item lost in history or face going back to the ITT. It is a dangerous mission that involves training with not only students from the Academy and ITT but also another school that is called FREAKS that inhabit teenagers with special mental powers.

This second installment of this book series, Ascenders, kept me wanting to read it nonstop. It was hard to put down because I wanted to figure out what is happening and what will happen. I swear this book is worth reading! Again, the author Gaber got me craving for the next page to the point I find myself nearly finishing the book. Can’t wait to read the next one which I will be doing a book review for and will be posted after this one.

A School for Good? Evil?

The School of Good and Evil – Soman Chainani

Children’s fiction, fantasy, good, evil, school, adventure, fairy tale,

Rating 10/10

In the children’s book, “The School of Good and Evil” by Soman Chainani, it’s not just any children’s fairy tale book. It starts off with Agatha and Sophie living in a village where they fear a monster that takes two children each year and those children are to never be seen again. These children are sent to The School of Good and Evil where boys and girls are separated into two categories. Good and evil. They are trained to succeed in the fairy tale they have to play out. Sophie wanted to be “kidnapped” due to possibly going to the School of Good as she sees that she is good and Agatha would go to the school of Evil. Agatha doesn’t feel nor agree with Sophie. Both of them are swiped up and to their surprise their fates are reverse. Agatha falls into the school of good while Sophie falls into the school of evil. Fearing that this is a mistake, they plead that they got the wrong fates. In the end, in order to succeed, they have to face their new fate by playing out their fairy tale.

I LOVE this book. I feel that any age audience would enjoy this book. Given that there are elements for everyone and has a lot of strong messages. I reread this book as many times as I had reread the Harry Potter series. Totally worth giving it a read.

Chaniani, Soman. The School for Good and Evil. HarperCollins Childrens Books, 2013.