The School for Good and Evil: A World Without Princes is a wonderful and worthy sequel to The School for Good and Evil. Sophie and Agatha return as our heroines, their friendship strong after a year (or nine months, seemed a little vague to me) from the school. All is not as it seems thought, because Agatha is having doubts, daydreaming about a certain person back at a certain schoool. Anyhow, they both end up back at the school, but this time it is not between Good and Evil, but Boys and Girls! The School for Good and Evil (or Boys and Girls) is once again populated by established and well loved characters, which once again provide a fuller and more enriching scene for the girls main story. I know some people have said that they don't like how the choice is for Agatha to pick between a boy and a friend, how this is saying "Girls, you can't have friends AND a boyfriend, choose!", I disagree. The mechanism is used for the sole purpose of the plot, which is set in incredibly extreme circumstances, an idea not to be taken literally into the real world. Still, to each person their own. Finally, just a point on the ending - talk about a cruel cliff-hanger! I can't wait to find out more about the final installment (especially read it!)but will settle for cover, title and synopsis. All I can hope now is that the finale is as spectacular as the first two books!
So excited to receive our copy and continue our read after the absorbing Book 1. Wonderful characters and riveting storyline. Well thought out and written chapter book especially suited to girls 9-16. A modern twist on the old 'Girl needs boy/boys save girl' tales of the past. A must read!