Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy, Fairy Tale Retelling
Series: Ever After High
The Storybook of Legends (#1 EAH Series)
It’s the aftermath of Legacy Day, the day when the students at Ever After High are supposed to pledge to follow in their fairytale parents’ footsteps, and everyone is in a huff and a puff! Raven Queen, daughter of the Evil Queen, has refused to sign the Storybook of Legends, rejecting her story–and putting everyone else’s in jeopardy.
The Royal Apple White doesn’t want to think Raven is being a rebellious pain, but Raven’s choice means Apple might never get the poisoned apple, Prince Charming, and a kingdom to rule. Behind Apple stands the Royals, those who want to play by the book and embrace their stories. The Rebels, supporters of Raven, believe in breaking free from destiny and writing their own stories.
But when the chaos and rivalry land wonderlandiful Madeline Hatter in trouble, Raven and Apple must bring the Royals and the Rebels together to shut the book on their feud before it threatens to end all of their Happily Ever Afters once and for all.[Goodreads]
*Warning this is the second book and the review might contain spoilers for the first book*
This was a fantastic continuation on the story of what happened after Raven Queen stated she would make her own Ever After. There has been a great divide between all the students denoting those who wanted their original story and ever afters as the Royals and all those who want to make their own story as the Rebels. With the divide between all the students things started to go horribly wrong. Leaving a trail of disaster and rebellions behind them, Apple started to doubt herself as a leader and Maddie Hatter got caught in a horrible situation. The characters must work together to help solve the problems that have arose from the aftermath of Legacy Day.
This book continued in the cuteness that came from the first in the series. Shannon Hale did a fabulous job with the story and addition of new characters and their secrets and stories. In this story you learn more about characters that were introduced in the first book . The characters are so dynamic and full of personality. They are quirky and all have such different stories. Maddie Hatter is definitely one of my favorite characters! She is silly and highly entertaining. The other characters like Apple and Raven are such strong characters and send out such good messages about strong females and deciding your own life.The way that Hale also works and weaves together the fairy tales is perfection.
Overall, this is a great sequel to The Storybook of Legends! It was precious and absolute adorable. The language and writing is wonderful. The book is full of adventure and has great lessons about being yourself and finding your own spot in life! I can’t wait for the third book that comes out later this month! This like my review for the first book is very repetitive. I just had a hard time expressing my feelings. This book just made me so happy and was such a fast read. Although it is meant for a younger audience I am so happy I read it and highly recommend it!