The School for Good and Evil #2: A World without Princes (Paperback)

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By Soman Chainani, Iacopo Bruno (Illustrator)
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"Just when they thought it was safe to live out their happily ever after, best friends Agatha and Sophie get sucked back into the magical world where the vanquished Evil Headmaster of the School for Good and Evil has been replaced by Dean Evelyn Sader in the brand new School for Girls and Boys. The princes live in squalor as refugees cast out of the castle, the male students and professors have turned Evil Hall into Lord of the Flies, the female students are training for war and learning how to rescue themselves, and the Storian has gone missing. Agatha and Sophie must find the Storian and rewrite their ending to undo the chaos one little wish has caused--a wish that threatens to divide boys from girls forever. Will Agatha and Sophie's friendship survive this dangerous new world where the lines between good and evil, boys and girls is hopelessly blurred? How will they choose between their friendship and the wish for happily ever after? This middle-grade fantasy takes the wonder of Chainani's The School for Good and Evil to new heights."

— Mel


Soon to be a major motion picture from Netflix!

In the New York Times bestselling sequel to Soman Chainani's debut, The School for Good and Evil, Sophie and Agatha are back in Gavaldon, living out their Happily Ever After, but life isn't quite the fairy tale they expected. Now with a beautifully redesigned cover!

Witches and princesses reside at the School for Girls, where they've been inspired to live a life without princes, while Tedros and the boys are camping in Evil's old towers. A war is brewing between the schools, but can Agatha and Sophie restore the peace? Can Sophie stay good with Tedros on the hunt? And whose heart does Agatha's belong to—her best friend or her prince?

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

Don't miss the thrilling conclusion to the beloved series, The School for Good and Evil #6: One True King, available June 2020!

About the Author

Soman Chainani’s first five novels in the School for Good and Evil series each debuted on the New York Times bestseller list. The series has sold over 2 million copies, has been translated into 29 languages across six continents, and will soon be a major motion picture from Netflix.

A graduate of Harvard University and Columbia University’s MFA Film Program, Soman has made films that have played all over the world, and his writing awards include honors from Big Bear Lake, the CAPE Foundation, and the Sun Valley Writers’ Fellowship.

When he’s not telling stories, Soman is a die-hard tennis player who never lost a first-round match for ten years . . . until he started writing The School for Good and Evil. Now he loses all the time. You can visit Soman at

Iacopo Bruno is a graphic designer and illustrator. He is also the illustrator of the acclaimed books Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France and Anything But Ordinary Addie, both by Mara Rockliff. He lives and works in Milan, Italy, with his wife, Francesca. Learn more about Iacopo at and

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062104939
ISBN-10: 0062104934
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: September 4th, 2018
Pages: 512
Language: English
Series: School for Good and Evil