Cult Survivor Tale

After the Fire – Will Hill

Cults, survival, psychology, thrilling, suspense, young adult fiction.

Rating 10/10

Moonbeam, a survivor from a cult of the name, Lord’s Legion recounts her daily life leading up to the Fire incident with a psychiatrist. As time progresses, Moonbeam learns to trust those around her who are helping her recover from the incident. She also learns of the orphaned survivors and how they first got help like she did as well as given to loving homes. Moonbeam tells the psychiatrist that she caused all the chaos. No punishments given. Freedom and happiness were given to Moonbeam.

I really love the whole strength of Moonbeams character and how she got guts to do what she did. This young adult novel surprised me in the end. It was very well written and thought into as far as I can tell. I would recommend this novel for sure. It is very detailed and descriptive. There are two alternating segments of this book that is very organized that defines Moonbeam sharing her experiences to the psychiatrist and what she does after the sessions as well as her interactions with other characters. I cried at the end and usually I don’t cry with books but with this one I did. It was sentimental.

Time Can Reveal A Lot!

The School for Good and Evil: A Crystal of Time – Soman Chainani

Children fiction, young adult fiction, adventure, fairy tales

Rating 10/10

Agatha is on the run and struggles to survival as well as come to terms with who the now false king is. Sophie is forced to marry the false king and become Queen. Sophie finds out she was lied to and once again made the villain except this time she didn’t want this. Sophie wants justice and what’s right. Agatha makes new alliances and creates an army. Sophie makes a deal. It takes an army of a school and many alliances to defeat the False King. Time reveals the many truths that are darker than things seem.

I love the whole message of unity to defeat evil and restore good. This fifth book is better written and well thought int than the rest hence why it probably took forever to write and publish. Quick paced and really difficult to put down, ended binge reading this novel. I am so angry that this book was left as a cliff hanger. Means possibly another book which I now heavily anticipate.

Is Glory Even Worth It?

The School for Good and Evil: Quests for Glory – Soman Chainani

Children fiction, young adult fiction, adventure, fairy tales

Rating 9/10

Agatha is attempting to welcome becoming a queen with Tedros as her king. Being at his side mostly. Sophie works with Agatha once again but as they live through another fairy tale. Both seeking glory of overcoming this new challenge of finding the true king of Camelot. Questioning who is evil and who is good. Who is this Lion? Who is the Snake? Who doesn’t belong in their fairy tale?  Agatha and Sophie can’t trust anyone and when they do, its too late. A false king has taken the throne. Now Agatha is on the run. Sophie has been forced to stay behind and face the false king. Tedros is captured. It is up to Agatha to save them both.

I enjoyed the twist in this fourth instalment of The School for Good and Evil. Second guessing good and evil is always encouraged when you come across these types of adventures. I was thinking this was the final book but there is another that will follow this book review. Anyways, I am just happy for the cliffhanger for once. I would hate to be left wondering what the next adventure is for these two girls.  

Not Everything Ends in a Happily Ever After That Easily!

The School for Good and Evil: The Last Ever After – Soman Chainani

Children fiction, young adult fiction, adventure, fairy tales

Rating: 7/10

The third book in the series brings more drama and fairytales to the table. Agatha and Sophie, once friends, now enemies are at war with each other. After separate ways, Agatha learns more about Tedros, her love interest and whom she is supposed to be with in her happy ending. Sophie stayed behind with the school master to reign over the school her way. Evil wants in on happy endings by rewriting history. It takes everything and everyone to rectify in this new adventure.

I just can’t explain all the emotions this novel had brought. It brought laughter and pain. I wished that things can get back to normal for Agatha but sadly it doesn’t work that way. It is a really good novel its just this third installment I wasn’t really a fan of. It is slow but worked the drama up.

No Princes? Sign Me UP!

The School for Good and Evil: A World Without Princes – Soman Chainani

Children fiction, young adult fiction, adventure, fairy tales

Rating 9/10

In the second installment of School for Good and Evil, finally the two girls Agatha and Sophie are home. Famous for their fight in the last book, fame got to their heads. Suddenly things have changed, princes don’t exist anymore. Neither are princesses. It’s an all-out war between boys and girls. Everything is now a mess and must be rectified before more terrible things happen.

I really thought this book is interesting and it was a pleasure to read. Simply an incredible page turner It made me laugh, cry, and cringe I am a huge fan of this book series and I highly recommend for everyone to try this out. Despite the novel being a children’s book, it is something everyone can read. It is well written, and I simply had fallen in love with the first book, now having to hunt down more novels in this series. I honestly would reread this one maybe a few more times.