Thursday, 3 September 2015

The Last Ever After by Soman Chainani

Title: The School for Good and Evil: The Last Ever After
Author: Soman Chainani
Published by: Harper Collins
Publication date: 21st July 2015
Pages: 655
Genres: YA Fantasy/Magic/Romance
Format: Paperback
Source: Review copy from the publisher.

'How do you turn your back on your best friend? How do you leave them behind?'

Sophie and Agatha thought their ending was sealed when they went their separate ways. But will their story be rewritten?

With the girls apart, Evil has taken over. The villains of the past have come back with a vengeance and the forces of Good are in deathly peril. Can anyone stand in the way of Evil's deadly reign - and the Last Ever After of all?

A couple of years ago I received a proof copy of The School for Good and Evil. I began reading and, if I remember rightly, I was enjoying it. But then life happened about halfway through and I put it down, never to be picked up again.

Sad times.

A while later - July, in fact - I was offered the third book for review. There's a third? I remember thinking. WHERE HAVE I BEEN?

So, even though I was a bit out of the loop, I jumped at the chance and soon enough the book had arrived. So what if it's the third book and I've only read some of the first? Rules are there to be broken! Or something. I don't know.

It was fine, anyway. I got to know the setting, the characters and their past as I went along. I'd go as far to say that this book would be awesome as a standalone, although obviously it would be much better read with the other two! It's just so inventive and full of magic, and I really enjoyed it.

Not only that, but The Last Ever After is full of twists, most of which I didn't see coming. And you all know I love a good plot twist. I also love a good ending, which this book definitely had - obviously I don't want to spoil it for you, but I will say that it's become one of my favourite endings.

The Last Ever After is on the lengthy side, but I think it's worth the time it takes to read it. Magic, inventive and complete with illustrations - what more could you possibly want? This is a must for any fan of YA fantasy!


  1. This book series sounds so cool! I think I might just have to read it ;-) I'm certainly intrigued! I love your review, you're such a good writer ♡


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