At Ever After High, an enchanting boarding school, the children of fairytale legends prepare themselves to fulfill their destinies as the next generation of Snow Whites, Prince Charmings and Evil Queens…whether they want to or not. Each year on Legacy Day, students sign the Storybook of Legends to seal their scripted fates. For generations, the Village of Book End has whispered that refusing to sign means The End-both for a story and for a life.
As the daughter of the Evil Queen, Raven Queen’s destiny is to follow in her mother’s wicked footsteps, but evil is so not Raven’s style. She’s starting to wonder, what if she rewrote her own story? The royal Apple White, daughter of the Fairest of Them All, has a happy ever after planned for herself, but it depends upon Raven feeding her a poison apple in their future.
What if Raven doesn’t sign the Storybook of Legends? It could mean a happily never after for them both.
Read excerpt | Interactive Ever After High Site
Title: Ever After High: The Storybook of Legends (Book 1)
Author: Shannon Hale
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: October 8, 2013
Formats: 320 pages, hardcover; e-book
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Ever After High Short Stories: Raven Queen’s Story (story #1), Apple White’s Story (story #2), Briar Beauty’s Story (story #3), Madeline Hatter’s Story (story #4), Ashlynn Ella’s Story (story #5), Hunter Huntsman’s Story (story #6), The Tale of Two Sisters (story #7)
* These short stories are tie-ins for the book. I don’t think you have to read them in order. Most of them are free on Amazon, as of this posting date.
Definitely one I’m going to look into! I’m a huge fan of Shannon Hale’s work and can’t wait to see what she does with this series!
My 12-year-old daughter read this and loved it! I am looking forward to reading it as well as I have loved all of Shannon’s others books.
oh I love Shannon Hale! I think this sounds like such a fun book and series!