Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Review: The Last Ever After (The School for Good and Evil #3) by Soman Chainani

Title: The Last Ever After (The School for Good and Evil #3)
Author: Soman Chainani
Publication: July 21st 2015 by HarperCollins
Book Description:
In the epic conclusion to Soman Chainani’s New York Times bestselling series, The School for Good and Evil, everything old is new again as Sophie and Agatha fight the past as well as the present to find the perfect end to their story.

As A World Without Princes closed, the end was written and former best friends Sophie and Agatha went their separate ways. Agatha was whisked back to Gavaldon with Tedros and Sophie stayed behind with the beautiful young School Master.

But as they settle into their new lives, their story begs to be re-written, and this time, theirs isn’t the only one. With the girls apart, Evil has taken over and the villains of the past have come back to change their tales and turn the world of Good and Evil upside down.

Readers around the world are eagerly awaiting the third book in The School for Good and Evil series, The Last Ever After. This extraordinary conclusion delivers more action, adventure, laughter, romance and fairy tale twists and turns than you could ever dream of!



My Thoughts:

The final book of the trilogy, The last ever after continues where book 2 has left where Agatha and Tedros were whisked away to Gavaldon, while Sophie and the School Master were left behind in the woods. I'll take this opportunity to gush out on how awesome and glorious this book was! And it took me 9 hours straight to finish it (minus the toilet breaks!) The last ever after has sent me to an emotional roller coaster ride that after I finished, I actually felt quite exhausted from using up so much emotions in one day. But seriously, I LOVED THIS BOOK (even though it's aimed for middlegrade readers and I'm probably already too old for this. But I don't care!) Soman Chainani did a good job at magnifying the awesomeness of the series to the highest possible level. He definitely "Ended it with a BANG!" Unlike the first two books, there's more action, suspense, drama, angst, mystery, comedy and romance in this one. Yay! Sophie, while being the antagonist (and also the protagonist) of the story, you can't help but not hate her for her decisions and the things she did. You can actually relate with her inner struggles where she tries to prove that she's really good. That she only wanted a happy ending, just like her bestfriend, Agatha. And she found it in our very handsome and drool-worthy school master (who was described as someone who looks like Jack Frost, and who doesn't love him?!) Rafal (aka the School master), who is considered the master of evil in the story, is actually very human who only wanted to find love. His Never After. I find myself hating Sophie in some parts of the story, but at the same time, I'm also rooting for her so she can find her happy ending. Agatha has been my favorite character since the first book because of her strong and witty character, but in this one, she seemed weaker, probably because she spent most of the time questioning her self-worth and drowning with self esteem issues. Well, I can understand her, considering that her boyfriend, Tedros, is the most sought after prince and soon-to-be king of Camelot. I think it's pretty normal for her to feel inferior because of it considering that she has never thought of herself as a special girl. You'll see how much she struggles through this, but you'll also see her grow as she overcomes her fears. I've always been a fan of Tedros' and Agatha's love team that's why I'm super happy that they have more intimate moments in this book, sweet enough to have ants crawling all over me as I read. You'll see their struggles as a couple, and how they fight (which was very interesting to read!), and always make up in the end. As for the other minor characters, they were also given their own spotlights and you can't help but love them more. (With Cinderella being my favorite.) All their witty dialogues and snide remarks were really amusing, especially the fairytale puns. Oh! And the twists! I definitely didn't see them coming. Although I was able to predict some, the twist was just as surprising (like how it's supposed to be.) I'll stop now before I give too much away about the story. *winks* Overall, Soman Chainani did an excellent job weaving the perfect ending for an awesome trilogy. I'm gonna miss the school for good and evil and all the wonderful characters. Now that it's finished, I feel like there's a hollow emptiness inside of me. *cries* Because of this trilogy, Mr. Chainani has already made it on the top of my favorite author's list, and I'm definitely looking forward for more works from him. I give this 5 whales. Hands down.

                 

2 comments:

  1. ive always wanted to read this series and i think im picking it up soon. thanks for the review! :D

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  2. As a former elementary school librarian I started reading young readers books to know what my students were reading. I have found a new world of reading material through doing so, and this is one of my top picks that I think every child, especially young girls should read.

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