Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Fangirling Handbook

Guess what?????
I skipped blogging last week. (I'M SORRY!!!!)
And I'm running out of books.
Yeah, you heard me.
But there is a quick read that just came out that I read....
School For Good And Evil: The Ever Never Handbook

By Soman Chainani

As a preface, I love Soman Chainani's books. I would read anything he wrote. I love Soman Chainani too. (Especially since he's going on tour and coming to where I live for the FIRST TIME:)
So now that I've said that I love an author, I think you guys know what I'm about to do...........

Two Stars
And mine you, this rating is probably so low because of all the expectations I had for the book. It was still an enjoyable read.
The Three Days Of Fandom With The Ever Never Handbook (throwback to Attack of the Fangirl):
(On the first day of fandom I said to myself...)

When I hear it's coming out:

When I get the book:

When I actually start reading it:

It wasn't as good as I had hoped.
I'm a very visual person, so I thought this was going to be a fun fun fun book because there are a lot of pictures.
Yeah, all the pictures were pretty...
But the content wasn't as good as the pictures.
It was....
Yes, boxes hold stuff and...the book was dry.
Never have I known Soman Chainani's books to be boring. I mean, when you can start a whole entire non-canon fanfic off the concept of the books, it's probably not dry. (Shout out to my SGE RP buddies XD)
But this book was really hard to read, even though it was a quick read. There wasn't any juicy content, the whole book was basically a long laundry list of what it's like to be at the School For Good And Evil post SGE Trilogy.
Which, could have been fun, but when I say laundry list, I mean your boring Great Aunt's laundry list that says, "Fold underwear and use Downy softener beads instead of the normal liquid softener." (which work great, actually).
This was the whole entire book.
And we were promised details about Tedros and Agatha's future (there would have been a spoiler there, but I decided to spare you. You're welcome.), but all we got was a one page invitation to something that I will not reveal and it doesn't even have any information about it.

And the only reason it didn't get one star was because of the pretty pictures, which wasn't even done by Soman, it was Michael Blank. Thank goodness for Mr. Blank, because I do not want this book to join The Friendship Doll on the one star book list...
Honestly, this book would be better off as a picture book...
(That was unusually harsh.)
*hides behind tree*

That's all for this week.
Hey guys, guess what??????
Check out that post here.
I'm going to try to keep up with that, and I think I'm going to post on that blog around the same time I post on this one, which is Sundays/Mondays.
Sorry, I had to do that.
Have a great week!!!