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Soman Chainani

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Soman Chainani's first novel, THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL, debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List, has been translated into 26 languages across six continents, and will soon be a major motion picture from Universal Studios.

The sequels, A WORLD WITHOUT PRINCES and THE LAST EVER AFTER, debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List as well. Together, the books of the series have been on the print and extended NYT lists for a total of 33 weeks.

As a writer and film director, Soman's films have played at over 150 film festivals around the world, winning more than 30 jury and audience prizes, and his writing awards include honors from Big Bear Lake, New Draft, the CAPE Foundation, the Sun Valley Writer’s Fellowship, and the coveted Shasha
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Soman Chainani Yes, a 4th book is coming Summer 2017 called QUESTS FOR GLORY
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“She had always found villains more exciting than heroes. They had ambition, passion. They made the stories happen. Villains didn't fear death. No, they wrapped themselves in death like suits of armor! As she inhaled the school's graveyard smell, Agatha felt her blood rush. For like all villains, death didn't scare her. It made her feel alive.”
Soman Chainani, The School for Good and Evil

“In the forest of primeval
A school for Good and Evil
Twin towers like two heads
One for the pure
And one for the wicked
Try to escape you'll always fail,
The only way out is
Through a fairytale.”
Soman Chainani, The School for Good and Evil

“What's the one thing Evil can never have... and the one thing Good can never do without?”
Soman Chainani, The School for Good and Evil

Polls

For those who didn't get accepted into Hogwarts, what school/camp is your second choice? Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling J.K. Rowling

Camp Half-Blood The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan Rick Riordan
 
  943 votes, 30.2%

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  375 votes, 12.0%

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  182 votes, 5.8%

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  181 votes, 5.8%

Shadowhunter Academy Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy (Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, #1) by Cassandra Clare Cassandra Clare
 
  129 votes, 4.1%

The School for Good and Evil The School for Good and Evil (The School for Good and Evil, #1) by Soman Chainani Soman Chainani
 
  122 votes, 3.9%

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  88 votes, 2.8%

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  74 votes, 2.4%

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  62 votes, 2.0%

Shadow Falls Born at Midnight (Shadow Falls, #1) by C.C. Hunter C.C. Hunter
 
  47 votes, 1.5%

The House of Night Marked (House of Night, #1) by P.C. Cast P.C. Cast
 
  47 votes, 1.5%

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  46 votes, 1.5%

 
  45 votes, 1.4%

Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #1) by Trenton Lee Stewart Trenton Lee Stewart
 
  44 votes, 1.4%

Jedi Academy Star Wars Jedi Academy (Jedi Academy, #1) by Jeffrey Brown Jeffrey Brown
 
  37 votes, 1.2%

Battle School Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet, #1) by Orson Scott Card Orson Scott Card
 
  37 votes, 1.2%

School of America in Paris (SOAP) Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1) by Stephanie Perkins Stephanie Perkins
 
  37 votes, 1.2%

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  37 votes, 1.2%

Artime The Unwanteds (Unwanteds, #1) by Lisa McMann Lisa McMann
 
  32 votes, 1.0%

Mythos Academy Touch of Frost (Mythos Academy, #1) by Jennifer Estep Jennifer Estep
 
  30 votes, 1.0%

Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy, #1) by Charlie N. Holmberg Charlie N. Holmberg
 
  29 votes, 0.9%

Roke School of Wizardry A Wizard of Earthsea (Earthsea Cycle, #1) by Ursula K. Le Guin Ursula K. Le Guin
 
  26 votes, 0.8%

Ever After High The Storybook of Legends (Ever After High, #1) by Shannon Hale Shannon Hale
 
  25 votes, 0.8%

Bloor Academy Midnight for Charlie Bone (The Children of the Red King, #1) by Jenny Nimmo Jenny Nimmo
 
  25 votes, 0.8%

Spy School Spy School (Spy School #1) by Stuart Gibbs Stuart Gibbs
 
  24 votes, 0.8%

Princess Academy Princess Academy (Princess Academy, #1) by Shannon Hale Shannon Hale
 
  23 votes, 0.7%

Lyle House The Summoning (Darkest Powers, #1) by Kelley Armstrong Kelley Armstrong
 
  23 votes, 0.7%

Mount Olympus Academy Athena the Brain (Goddess Girls, #1) by Joan Holub Joan Holub
 
  20 votes, 0.6%

Ever After School Of Giants and Ice (The Ever Afters #1) by Shelby Bach Shelby Bach
 
  20 votes, 0.6%

Sword & Cross Fallen (Fallen, #1) by Lauren Kate Lauren Kate
 
  20 votes, 0.6%

The Collegium Arrows of the Queen (Heralds of Valdemar, #1) by Mercedes Lackey Mercedes Lackey
 
  20 votes, 0.6%

Master High School Monster High (Monster High, #1) by Lisi Harrison Lisi Harrison
 
  18 votes, 0.6%

Miss Cackle's Academy The Worst Witch (Worst Witch, #1) by Jill Murphy Jill Murphy
 
  18 votes, 0.6%

Fairy Tale Reform School Flunked (Fairy Tale Reform School, #1) by Jen Calonita Jen Calonita
 
  18 votes, 0.6%

Princess School If the Shoe Fits (The Princess School, #1) by Jane B. Mason Jane B. Mason
 
  12 votes, 0.4%

Spence Academy A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1) by Libba Bray Libba Bray
 
  12 votes, 0.4%

Axis Institute for World Domination Evil Genius (Genius, #1) by Catherine Jinks Catherine Jinks
 
  12 votes, 0.4%

Bunson and Lacroix's Boys Polytechnique Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1) by Gail Carriger Gail Carriger
 
  11 votes, 0.4%

Larwood House Witch Week (Chrestomanci, #3) by Diana Wynne Jones Diana Wynne Jones
 
  11 votes, 0.4%

Arkwell Academy The Nightmare Affair (The Arkwell Academy, #1) by Mindee Arnett Mindee Arnett
 
  10 votes, 0.3%

Grimm Academy Cinderella Stays Late (Grimmtastic Girls, #1) by Joan Holub Joan Holub
 
  10 votes, 0.3%

Trident Academy Trouble at Trident Academy by Debbie Dadey Debbie Dadey
 
  10 votes, 0.3%

Stranje House A School for Unusual Girls (Stranje House, #1) by Kathleen Baldwin Kathleen Baldwin
 
  10 votes, 0.3%

Great Rapscott School for the Daughters of Busy Parents Ms. Rapscott's Girls by Elise Primavera Elise Primavera
 
  10 votes, 0.3%

Avalon High Avalon High by Meg Cabot Meg Cabot
 
  9 votes, 0.3%

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  9 votes, 0.3%

The Academy Oh. My. Gods. (Oh. My. Gods., #1) by Tera Lynn Childs Tera Lynn Childs
 
  8 votes, 0.3%

Zetes Institute Dark Visions (Dark Visions, #1-3) by L.J. Smith L.J. Smith
 
  8 votes, 0.3%

Dunhammond Conservatory Strange Sweet Song by Adi Rule Adi Rule
 
  8 votes, 0.3%

St. Sophia's Firespell (Dark Elite, #1) by Chloe Neill Chloe Neill
 
  7 votes, 0.2%

Animalgam Academy Simon Thorn and the Wolf's Den (Simon Thorn, #1) by Aimee Carter Aimee Carter
 
  7 votes, 0.2%

School of Fear School of Fear (School of Fear, #1) by Gitty Daneshvari Gitty Daneshvari
 
  6 votes, 0.2%

The Academy of the Airs Airs Beneath the Moon (Horsemistress Saga, #1) by Toby Bishop Toby Bishop
 
  6 votes, 0.2%

Greenlaw College A College of Magics (A College of Magics, #1) by Caroline Stevermer Caroline Stevermer
 
  5 votes, 0.2%

Wizard's Hall Wizard's Hall by Jane Yolen Jane Yolen
 
  5 votes, 0.2%

Bathory Academy Vamps (Vamps, #1) by Nancy A. Collins Nancy A. Collins
 
  5 votes, 0.2%

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  5 votes, 0.2%

Winterhaven Haven (Winterhaven, #1) by Kristi Cook Kristi Cook
 
  5 votes, 0.2%

Nerine Academy Stray (Four Sisters, #1) by Elissa Sussman Elissa Sussman
 
  5 votes, 0.2%

Evernight Academy Evernight (Evernight, #1) by Claudia Gray Claudia Gray
 
  3 votes, 0.1%

Academy for Earth Space Command The Planet Thieves (The Planet Thieves, #1) by Dan Krokos Dan Krokos
 
  3 votes, 0.1%

Dr. Critchlore's School for Minions Dr. Critchlore's School for Minions by Sheila Grau Sheila Grau
 
  3 votes, 0.1%

Cragbridge Hall The Inventor's Secret (Cragbridge Hall, #1) by Chad Morris Chad Morris
 
  2 votes, 0.1%

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☆Rachel☆ I LOVE your books!!! Thanks for being my (online) friend.


Jennifer Varnadore Thanks for adding me as a friend! I took the quiz right after finishing the first book. No matter how many times I took it, I turned out an Ever. Want to test my sister. XD


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