Prep School Confidential by Kara Taylor
4 super good no bake chocolate cookies.School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
I adored this book! Loved the boarding school, typical New England prep, uniforms, headbands, all the trimmings. And murder. What I loved best was that Anne wasn't overly brave, she just really felt she needed to avenge her roommates death. She got caught in a few precarious positions, and wasn't afraid to let us see her cry. I loved both the boys she was attracted to--they represented both sides of the YA boy spectrum--the golden boy (Brent) and the bad boy (Anthony). She chose the way I would've as well, another thing I loved.
And I really liked the mystery, I wasn't able to figure it out at all. It kept me guessing and flipping pages as fast as I could! And overall it was a clean book, perfect for the mystery loving readers in my library!
3 soft snickerdoodles.
I really enjoyed the premise of this book and Sophie and Agatha are both girls I rooted for. My main complaint about this, however, was the transitions. I felt most of them were kind of awkward and sometimes it took me a sentence or two to catch up. The idea that fairy tale characters are trained to be good or evil is very interesting and I do like the idea of there being a balance so sometimes evil actually wins. Both characters go through several changes, back and forth, as they come to understand who they truly are and who they truly can be. I enjoyed this story and will come back for the sequel.