• A World Without Princes

  • The School for Good and Evil, Book 2
  • By: Soman Chainani
  • Narrated by: Polly Lee
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (871 ratings)

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A World Without Princes

By: Soman Chainani
Narrated by: Polly Lee
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Publisher's Summary

In the epic sequel to the New York Times best-selling novel The School for Good and Evil, Sophie and Agatha are home, living out their Ever After. But life isn’t quite the fairy tale they expected.

When Agatha secretly wishes she’d chosen a different happy ending, she reopens the gates to the School for Good and Evil. But the world she and Sophie once knew has changed.

Witches and princesses, warlocks and princes are no longer enemies. New bonds are forming; old bonds are being shattered. But underneath this uneasy arrangement, a war is brewing and a dangerous enemy rises. As Agatha and Sophie battle to restore peace, an unexpected threat could destroy everything, and everyone, they love - and this time, it comes from within.

Soman Chainani has created a spectacular world that Newbery Honor-winning author Ann M. Martin calls “a fairy tale like no other, complete with romance, magic, and humor that will keep you turning pages until the end.”

©2014 Soman Chainani (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

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Wasn't as good as the first.

I struggled with this book. There was too much going on which made it hard to follow and unnecessary character stories. I'm committed to this series so let's see what the 3rd book brings.

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I didn’t really like this book

I don’t know I just didn’t like it and I wouldn’t recommend it it takes forever to get to the real story and I could never truly tell who was telling the story but the voice acting is pretty good

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Love it!

It’s so well thought out and the plot is amazing.
It’s kind of funny to see Tedros sort of fall in love with Sophie again, just as a boy. I really think it adds well

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Unexpected and amazing

A little slow to get started, found it difficult to pay attention. But as soon as they were back at the school things really picked up and it was a non-stop adventure that was constantly keeping me in my toes. Very good book. Ending was totally unexpected and fantastic.

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A beautiful story

I was confused at first , but as I got into the story, it was like a lightbulb went off.

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Good & Evil becomes Fe(y) & Male

Where’s the first book flings us through the postmodern nightmare of fake polarity, book two twists into a miasma of “woken” confusion. That keeps the school story from bogging down in the endless search for more riffs on fairytale and school themes. To me the storyline feels like it began as middle schooler’s tale as retold by her therapist.

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Not the best of the series

To be honest, this wasn’t my favorite out of the series. They could’ve done better with the plot of the story, and it wasn’t that pleasuring as I was expecting.😅. But overall it was something that I enjoyed and would recommend to somebody else, even though that some parts were really dry.

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Again this book was the best!

I think that this book was great to listen to. After I started listening to it it was like I couldn’t stop. If you are a big fan of trash fantasy than this book is for you. My friend recommended it to me and now it’s like both of our favorite series. Overall the story was great but I thought that the ending was a little anticlimactic considering what was happening, but I don’t want to ruin it for you. I suggest that a kid that likes adventures and interesting characters would love this book. The girl reading it has a very fitting voice for this book. The narrators name is Polly Lee, her voice does great with all the characters in my opinion, so again I loved this book and hope that many of you love it as much as I did.

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Not as good as the first one..... But still good

It was not as good as the first one but it was good I did not like this one that much be because the story line isn't that good little boring or weird.......

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Not like the first at all

I enjoyed the first in the series as some light reading for entertainment while driving, but the second doesn't live up to the same standard. The narrator is fine, but the story feels forced and weak to me compared with the first book (even for light silly reading/listening). Just couldn't get into it after multiple attempts.

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