Up Late with Shannon Hale’s Ever After High: The Storybook of Legends


Ever After High is an enchanted boarding school for the children of popular fairy-tale characters. These children are the next Prince Charmings, Snow Whites, and Evil Queens. The book is told from the point-of-view of Apple White (can you guess who her mother is?!) and Raven Queen. Destined to be an Evil Queen, Raven Queen doesn’t want to follow the evil footsteps of her mother, especially after she and Apple White become friends. Can their friendship survive the fact that Raven Queen is destined to poison sweet Apple?!

What a fun play on fairy tales. I’ve been a fan of Shannon Hale ever since her Princess Academy book released years ago. As soon as I saw the release of this fun, fresh series, I had to pick up the first book! And I’m glad that I did. Hale does a great job of putting a contemporary spin on the classic tales. Raven Queen packs her bag with a song blasting from her MirrorPod! In another scene Apple’s MirrorPhone plays a measure of One Reflection’s single “You Don’t Know You’re Charming.” How clever?! And Hale continues to have this playful play on words throughout the entire book! With many more books in the series, I can’t wait to keep reading! And I was so excited to hear that author Suzanne Selfors (another one of my favorites!) is contributing to the Ever After High series as well. Ever After High: Next Top Villain (A School Story), Kiss and Spell, and A Semi-Charming Kind of Life are some of the newest books penned by Suzanne!

Have a magical day!

Jennie K. Brown, PCTELA President, @jenniekaywrites

Up Late with Shannon Hale’s Ever After High: The Storybook of Legends

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