Book Review: The Storybook of Legends by Shannon Hale

Title: The Storybook of Legends

Author: Shannon Hale

Series: Ever After High

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Release Date: October 8, 2013


Book Summary:

In the land of Ever After, the children of famous fairytales attend a boarding high school where they learn how best to relive their parents’ stories and become the next Pinocchio, Red Riding Hood, or Prince Charming. 

The Royals embrace their destiny. Apple White, the daughter of Snow White, embraces their glorious traditions and can’t wait for her Happily Ever After. But the Rebels want to write their own destinies. Raven Queen, daughter of the Evil Queen, doesn’t want to be evil like her mother and longs for a brand new story of her own making. 

Which would you be, a Royal or a Rebel? Read the books and discover your own story!

So it was nearing the end of the school year, and in comes the Scholastic Book Fair. Princess V comes home from school one day and tells me she knows what book she wants to buy, and the librarian told her it was only $10. ONLY $10! (at the scholastic book fair, just fyi). Now this was coming from my child who loves to listen to books, but rarely enjoys reading herself. It’s just something that hasn’t come as easily to her. With how excited she was about this book, I decided I’d be a “bad” parent if I didn’t let her get it.
I was not only surprised, but THRILLED when I learned it was a book by Shannon Hale. I am in love with her books, and if you haven’t read anything by her, you should. Right now. Every night I got to enjoy entering the world of Ever After High with my girls. I personally would choose the rebel side. How about you?
Now that it’s over, we need to get book 2 – The Unfairest of them All. In the meantime, though, there are some short stories online we’ll be checking out.
Rating: 5 stars. I Loved It!!!

Content: Clean

Source: Scholastic book fair

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  1. I’ve seen the show or movie maybe? on Netflix. I put it on for my daughter to watch. Didn’t know there was a book too!

    • That’s actually where I heard about it first too. I didn’t realize it was a book until the book fair. I personally love the book more than the show.

  2. Rachel Schieffelbein says:

    My daughter and my best friend’s daughter both loved this book. They talk about it all the time. Lol. I need to read it myself still!