The School for Good and Evil, by Soman Chainani
Alright, so if this *awesome* book cover wasn't enough to make you want to read this book--here's the publisher's description:
With her glass slippers and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she'll earn top marks at the School for Good and join the ranks of past students like Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Snow White. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks and wicked black cat, seems a natural fit for the villains in the School for Evil.
The two girls soon find their fortunes reversed--Sophie's dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School for Good, thrust among handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication.
But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are?
The School for Good and Evil first starts off in the town of Gavaldon, where readers are introduced to Agatha, the girl who lives in a cemetery with her mother, a supposed witch; and Sophie, a hard like character with an affinity for face masks.
From that point on, the fast-paced plot shoots forward to where both girls are being taken away to the School for Good and Evil. Except the girls end up in the schools opposite of where they were expecting to, with Agatha at the School for Good, and Sophie at the School for Evil. Both girls seem like fish out of water at their new schools--and their lives only get more complicated when a love interest in introduced.
From there on, Sophie and Agatha embark on journeys where they discover that perhaps they were placed into the right schools after all.
If you are in to books with a wide vocabulary usage, in-depth world building, and beautifully re-imagined fairy tales, then The School for Good and Evil is definitely a book that you need to read.
You can find Soman Chainani's website HERE, the official School for Good and Evil website HERE, and you can read a free excerpt of the first book HERE.