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The Last Ever After

(The School for Good and Evil #3)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  19,151 ratings  ·  1,801 reviews
In the epic next chapter of Soman Chainani’s New York Times bestselling series, The School for Good and Evil, everything old is new again as Sophie and Agatha fight the past as well as the present to find the perfect end to their story.

As A World Without Princes closed, the end was written and former best friends Sophie and Agatha went their separate ways. Agatha was whisk
Hardcover, 655 pages
Published July 21st 2015 by HarperCollins
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Natalie Monroe
3.5 stars

Zero spoilers for previous books

It's been a while since I did a song review. Anyhoo, put on your cowboy boots, slip on a sparkly dress and let's go back to 2008, when this gem came out.

I took a chance, I took a shot
And you might think you're bulletproof, but you're not
You presented an ending, I took it hard
And down here from the ground I see what you've become

I'm sick and tired of your repetition
I'm feeling like I don't know you
You make Sophie struggle with Good and Evil, like that hasn
Alex Glass
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing



Now to the calm portion:

The first two books had this pattern of Sophie and Agatha being placed in a situation of injustice and pointing out said injustice within seconds. This book, however, took it a step further by having EVERYONE who experienced injustice in the course of the series call BS, including Lesso, Dot, Hester, an
forever pretending the first book in this series was a standalone.
May 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
O my God. I need this right now. Like RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
When I saw the date I was like:
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The Perfect Fairytale Ending.
This is my all time favorite Juvenile series. Mr. Chainani has forever filled my High School girl heart with good and happiness. If a person creates a series that was meant for juveniles and hooks a high schooler to the point of her dying for the book releases, buying his books, crying at his books and even having it as her phone wallpaper.. Well that person deserves a medal.

Once Upon A Time there was a girl named Kylie who fell in l
Aug 26, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Do you ever read a book and have such high hopes, see so much potential...only for it to take you on a ridiculous, nonsensical runaround, completely wasting your time?

Yeah, that's pretty much what you're setting yourself up for if you read this book. The pacing is terrible, the characters motivations don't make any sense and the "big twist" revealed in the final pages of the book has absolutely no bearing on the outcome of the story.

In the first book, we're told that you can find love outside of
Aug 06, 2015 rated it liked it
2017 Reread: Okay, so maybe the flaws stick out to me a bit too much the second time round! Everyone's speech, including all the secondary characters, are m o n o l o g u e s. I understand why this book is 650 pages long, because everyone speaks in paragraphs, not sentences. Also, the relationship development between Sophie and Agatha doesn't really happen until 500 pages in. The rest is just a repetition of the antics we've seen in the first two books.

I think it would almost be more interesting
May 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
There's a cliffhanger ending at the end of book 2.

In other words:
Christina Bandiera
Jul 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone who likes a good/evil fairytale, young and old!
The best thing about this book (and the series as a whole, in fact) is how often it surprises you. There were many points while reading 'The Last Ever After' that I thought "How on earth are they possibly going to get out of this situation?" or "What on earth is really going on here?" only to find myself, pages or chapters later, wondering, "How on earth did I not work it out?!?!?!". The best twists, I think, are those you didn't work out but, when they are presented to you, they make perfect se ...more
Tina ➹ the girl who lives in Fandoms  (Book.Enchantress)
1) the School for Good and Evil: ★★★★★/5
2) a World without Princes: ★★★★★/5
3) the Last Ever After:

Series rating:
4.5 fairy Golden Stars

4.75 Golden Stars!


what an amazing story!
such a roller-coaster; in every book & especially this one!

this one is my fav in this series!
amazing Plot, full of thrills ("Whoooooo"s & "Weeeeee"s!), some Nostalgia I'm pretty sure everyone loves it!

all of the books had some similarities about the world but some difference at the same time! we always
Julie Zantopoulos
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017, library
For some reason it took me a while to get invested in this story but once I hit page 250 or so it picked up. I also believe that these books are meant for marathon reading sessions and not a few pages here and there. If you spend an hour or so reading and get deeper into the story and pace the book reads better.

In terms of character arc and development I still love Agatha and even Tedros but Sophie's overall journey was just meh. I was pretty unimpressed with her "growth" and found the ending a
Jan 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have been in a reading slump for two and a half weeks! That's crazy, I can't believe I haven't read in so long. Nowadays, I have so many things to catch up on but there is NO TIME! Before I get too into my ranting, I want to talk to you about something. It's something that I have been thinking about for awhile.

There are so many books and movies that have Good vs Evil. And if you think about it, MOST people, not all, support Good. While others support Evil, but in the end, Good always wins.
Pretty good finale, loved the ending - but could have easily been told in about 200 pages less.

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This would have gotten a higher rating if it hadn't been so bloody long. And angsty! -_-
Full review to come.

Let me tell you that this book starts in an amazing way: Have you ever wondered what happens after a supposedly "happy ever after"?
Well look no further, this story's beginning definitely focus on that part of Agatha and Tedros story.
Is it all flowers and fluffy kittens?
Well... no.
After all Agatha does live in a cemetery and her cat that bald and wrinkly thing has very specific tastes
Sara Saif
Mar 25, 2017 rated it really liked it

That was a little above 3.5 stars which I’ll graciously round up to 4 because I’m a good person and also because the book was extremely easy to read, the silliness and hilarity helping despite being comparatively less amusing.

I won’t be using phrases like “fitting finale” or “spectacular conclusion” to describe this last book in the trilogy owing to the fact that it was not. It wasn’t bad by any means. Fitting, perhaps, but certainly not spectacular and herein lies my disappointment. It was just
Jun 16, 2014 marked it as to-read
Spoiler alert ok I think agatha and tedros will try to save the schools and end the war to be back to the schools. The school master and Sophie will rule the school for evil and agatha and tedros will rule school for good
Nov 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'm not sure where to begin with this review...

As a whole, I'd give this series 4-stars, with some deep reservations. (I think this was a series with a high-profile premise, that you don't see too often in the genre, and that's what's carried me through the series, despite the almost rushed feel of the actual books.)

Soman Chanani succeeds wildly on several fronts:
-Both Sophie and Agatha (our heroines) are well-drawn characters that you can immediately empathize with, and understand why they're f
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was ok
I have one question that I think completely summarises my thoughts:

Seriously. I could end my review there and I think it would be adequate. But I'm not going to do that because I actually have a lot to say about this book. My list of complaints is quite lengthy so prepare yourselves.

BUT FIRST, some background information. I think the first book in this series was excellent! Its commentary on Good vs Evil, destiny, friendship and happy endings was top n
I was hoping more of a scenario where either Sophie or Agatha died/sacrificed themselves. (view spoiler)
The plot twists were okay but I think everyone figured out what would happen at the end.

I had an inkling that somehow Sophie and Agatha were (view spoiler)
Bruna Bellini
Aug 03, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ohhh so many things I want to say about this book, but I can't even find the right words to it!
What a big mess! Sorry but, all the three books has the same end: no matter what, Sophie is evil and never will get what she wants.
Which I think is really bad because, as Sophie try so hard to be good, which makes her be even more evil, it's like seeing evil winning, in the end!
So, what good message does this book brings?! None!
It's full of violence and no true love at all! A son killing his own mothe
C. Maria
Sep 11, 2015 rated it liked it
“To find a happy ending with someone else, first you have to find it alone.”

This book was bloody long.

It was a good story and addition to the series but I still believe that the last 2 booka weren't really necessary. I would have been happy with just the first one.
Nice ending to the series - happy about it.

I really liked Hort and Lady Lesso. (view spoiler)

This book had everything love, friendship, humor, action an
Vi ~ Inkvotary
Finished. FINALLY! Way too long, way too detailed and way too much of everything. Tedros is a weak coward with no courage at all. Good looking but full of fear and ... I have no words. Right now I doubt that I will read the fourth book. Not after the torture this one was. How can a series, that startet so great and with a firework of fun, irony and great scenes become such a disaster? No recommendation from my side. Sorry, Mr. Chainani.
May 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: finale
3.5 stars, a difficult one to rate. The first 450 or so pages were just okay. Especially a certain plot point that gets introduced into that part. But when that certain part ended, the last 200 pages were awesome. The fights were more gruesome than I expected it to be but it was awesome. Chapter 33 explains a lot of things though I'm still not sure how I feel about all of it. Maybe I need to reread this series sometime.

i didn't know there was a THIRD !
Carina Olsen
May 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This book is simply all kinds of perfect. It's my favorite of all the books so far. But it is also the one that ruins my heart the most. Getting past those first four hundred pages is always a bit hard. I mean, the book is perfection on every page, but oh gosh, that beginning ruins me every time. So perfect. This is my third read.

And I cannot wait to read book four in a little while, finally. Eee. It's going to be so good. But first, this third book. I can't get over how good it is. And how much
Angela Auten
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The Last Ever After is the final book in the School for Good and Evil it takes place just after the end of the second book with Agatha choosing this time Tedros over Sophie for her happy ever after. Leaving Sophie with the young school master who wants to be her happy ever after even if they are evil. However things aren’t as easy for Agatha and Tedros back in her village with him just a normal boy and they are forced to hide of with the village determined to have their heads. Deciding that neit ...more
C.P. Cabaniss
I speed read the last half of this book because I knew I wouldn't finish it otherwise. It was just...not something I enjoyed. It had good moments but was overall a disappointment. The characters, Sophie in particular, lacked growth. Even right at the end I didn't feel like enough was really resolved.

A lot of things about this one were better than the second. The first book in the series was very promising and it's disappointing where it went after that. I also don't think this is a middle grade
Erleen Alvarez
Oct 01, 2014 marked it as to-read
If this is the LAST Ever After, does that mean the Storian will be destroyed? If that happens no one will ever fight again for their Never/Ever After. Peace will finally prevail between the Nevers and the Evers.

I can't wait for this!!!!
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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

Other books in the series

The School for Good and Evil (6 books)
  • The School for Good and Evil (The School for Good and Evil, #1)
  • A World Without Princes (The School for Good and Evil, #2)
  • Quests for Glory (The School for Good and Evil: The Camelot Years, #1)
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