Book Review: A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani

Title: A World Without Princes (The School for Good and Evil, #2) by Soman Chainani

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: April 15th, 2014

Genre: Middle Grade, Young Adult, Fantasy, Fairy Tales, Romance


inning of this book was unexpected, I wasn’t expecting their to be such a time gap between books. I don’t think I wasn’t expecting them to really have time to settle back into their lives in Gavilton or that it would end up that way. I don’t think I liked this book as much as the first book

I did the first book but this one is a close second to that, but some of the characters were annoying me because of decisions that they made in this book. This book gave us an opportunity to see another side of the characters, one’s that weren’t shown in the first book.

There were many surprises in this book that I wasn’t expecting, I wasn’t excepting that Agatha’s choice to choose Sophie over Tedrose but I wasn’t expecting all the trouble it caused, same with her wish. I can’t believe that they were warring with each other that way, I’m surprised by how easy for them to adapt to their new lives.

The characters were great, the two main characters were such a great contrast from each other and those around them. Sophie and Agatha were amazing, Sophie did annoy me because she did things that didn’t make any sense. Agatha always forgave Sophie for the things she did when most people wouldn’t have, I think is one of the number one examples that Agatha belongs at the school for good.How Sophie treats others is a prime example of why she ended up at the school for evil. Tedros is a character that I have mixed feelings on, he says at the beginning he wants others to judge him based on his personality and who he is and not by his looks, but when he was faced to do the same in others he did the same. He was convinced that Agatha is a witch and that Sophie should be a princess because of their appearances without getting to really know either of them. I do belive that this did lead him astray when he trusted Sophie.

There were a lot of small elements to this book that seemed insignificant at the time but came into play later on. It was great seeing the plot unfold, and just when you think you figured something out, you’d be thrown in another direction and were always kept guessing. The ending was great as well, I think it was obvious who the villain in this story was from the beginning, I always thought there was more than one, even though Sophie turned out not to be one, she’s always choosing herself over others, even if it means putting them in danger. Overall I was a big fan of this book and I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book.

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