Monday, July 8, 2013

Sentence Sneak Peek - The School for Good and Evil

The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

The first sentence from each chapter of The School for Good and Evil, it's a mini summary of what you can expect to read.

* Spoilers are highlighted like so :)

Sophie had waited all her life to be kidnapped.

By the time the sun extinguished, the children were long locked away.”

Sophie opened her eyes to find herself floating in a foul-smelling moat, filled to the brim with thick black sludge.”

Sophie wasn’t sure why six wolves needed to punish her instead of one, but she assumed it was to make a point.”

Each school had its own entrance to the Theater of Tales, which was split into two halves.”

The next morning, fifty princesses dashed about the fifth floor as if it was their wedding day.”

Why do we need to uglify?”

An hour before, Tedros had decided on a swim.”

Sophie was sure Beatrix had set the fire to get Tedros’ attention.”

Who else is in our group?”

As the two schools slept, two heads surfaced outside in the black moat.”

The morning started miserably for both girls.”

Agatha had no idea why lunch was a joint-school activ-ity, because Evers sat with Evers, Nevers sat with Nevers, and both groups pretended the other wasn’t there.”

The cover was silver silk, painted with the glowing Sto-rian clutched between black and white swans.”

Whenever Tedros was stressed, he worked out.”

Shielding herself from a morning storm, Agatha accosted Hester in the Nevers’ lunch line.”

News of Sophie’s failed love spell swept across both schools, and by midmorning everyone waited with bated breath to get a glimpse of her scarlet F.”

Suppose mine glows green or brown or something?”

The faculty of the School for Good and Evil had seen many things over the years.”

The cockroach darted under the door of Room 66 and nearly jumped from its shell.”

Terrified, Sophie spun towards Kiko.”

Have you seen my pajamas?”

Buried under lace pillows. all Agatha could hear was the echo of four terrible words.”

Students at the School for Good and Evil thought magic meant spells.”

The roaring sewer river stretched through the long tunnel from Good to Evil, interrupted only by the Doom Room at the halfway point between the two schools.”

To Professor Dovey’s office,” Tedros ordered the fairies as he and Agatha trailed blood into the sky.”

For a moment, no one was sure where the knock came from.”

When terrible things happen, my mother always said ‘Find what’s good in it,”” Hester puffed, sprinting past petrified Castor and Beezle through Mis-chief Hall.”

Agatha’s eyes flashed open to a shock of glacial cold.”

Clawing through the silver brick window, Sophie gritted her teeth.”

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