Book Spotlight & Giveaway: The School for Good and Evil

At the School for Good and Evil, failing your fairy tale is not an option.

Welcome to the School for Good and Evil, where best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

With her glass slippers and devotion to good deeds, Sophie knows she'll earn top marks at the School for Good and join the ranks of past students like Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Snow White. Meanwhile, Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks and wicked black cat, seems a natural fit for the villains in the School for Evil.

The two girls soon find their fortunes reversed—Sophie's dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School for Good, thrust among handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication.

But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are . . . ?

The School for Good and Evil is an epic journey into a dazzling new world, where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one.

About the Author

Soman Chainani is the author of THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL, the first book in the epic fantasy trilogy for Harper Collins that will hit bookstores in Summer 2013. The series will be turned into films by producer Jane Startz (ELLA ENCHANTED, TUCK EVERLASTING), and Soman will pen the scripts for the films with screenwriter Malia Scotch-Marmo (HOOK, ONCE AROUND).

Soman is a graduate of the MFA Film Program at Columbia University, and the recipient of the school’s top prize, the FMI Fellowship for Writing and Directing. His short films, DAVY & STU and KALI MA, have played over 150 international film festivals, won over 30 jury and audience awards, racked up over 1,000,000 YouTube hits, and secured distribution in over 100 territories. His writing awards include honors from Big Bear Lake, New Draft, the CAPE Foundation, the Sun Valley Writer’s Fellowship, and the coveted Shasha Grant, awarded by a jury of international film executives. He was also nominated for a NewNowNext Award, sponsored by MTV.

Before joining the Columbia University film program, Chainani graduated Harvard University summa cum laude, with a degree in English & American Literature. While at Harvard, he practically created his own Fairy-Tale major in the English department and wrote his thesis on why evil women make such irresistible fairy-tale villains, winning the Thomas Hoopes Prize and Briggs Prize for his work.

His recent projects include the musical MUMBO JUMBO for Aardman Animation, THE PUSHCART WAR for JSP, WEDDING HOUSE, a dramatic series for Tiger Aspect Productions in the UK, and his first feature film, LOVE MARRIAGE, which he will both write and direct.

When he’s not telling stories on the page or on film, Soman is a die-hard tennis player and fan. Competing in tournaments around the world, he never lost a first-round match for ten years…until he started writing THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD & EVIL.

Now he loses all the time.

We have ONE copy of The School for Good and Evil up for grabs. Thank you, Goldberg McDuffie Communications, for providing the book for the giveaway. The giveaway is open to residents of the US only. In order to win you must:

* Be 13+ years old
* Fill out the Rafflecopter below

The giveaway runs May 26 - June 2. The winner will be contacted via email on June 3. Reading Lark is not responsible for prize delivery.


  1. I'd love to win The School for Good and Evil because it's a very interesting premise for a book and looks like a fun read! Thanks for an awesome giveaway and chance to win it!

  2. I've been wanting to read this book for awhile now actually! The cover is brilliant. It's an adventure story with girls, glass slippers, and evil lurki! It's like, my dream book! Haha it definitely seems like it has all the things I love in a YA/MG novel!

    Thanks for the chance! ^_^

  3. What a fantastic plot line. Cannot wait to read this one!

  4. How could I NOT want this book? A school for Good and Evil! I love the separate classes that they take, like Uglification. And last but not least, the cover is one of my favorites this year. I love it. I am seriously, ridiculously excited about this book. Thank you so much for the amazing giveaway!


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