SPOILER ALERT!

Reading progress update: I've read 102 out of 433 pages.

The School for Good and Evil #2: A World without Princes - Soman Chainani

Okay, so I'm really worried what direction this second book in the School for Good and Evil trilogy is headed. One of the best parts about the first book was the way it played with fairy tale logic, and I loved the ending, where Agatha and Sophie choose each other.

 

So far, it feels like this book is undoing all that. The two return to the school, which is now divided by gender. The girls feel free to live without princes, but the princes are being treated horribly, and Tedros is the new villain. Because not choosing a boy and valuing female relationships means boys will be totally vilified?

 

Right now I'm reading on faith that Chainani will do something more nuanced than that.