I’ve got to say I quite like the way this book subverted typical fairy tale tropes. It was rather entertaining to see how things were twisted and how the girls came to accept themselves.
The heart of this book was the friendship between Sophie and Agatha. There are ups and downs in how they treat each other. It was one of those things were you were most invested in that relationship because the pair of them are tough and sweet at the same time. They each are hard headed. However, it was interesting to see how they come to terms with where their relationship would end up.
It was very clear from the very beginning that the girls were placed into the right schools. Sophie was atrocious terrible and mean. However, as we learned others from the good school so were many of those girls. While Agatha was sweet and thought of others, much like how the girls in the villain school thought of each other. It was an interesting juxtaposition and it had so much that was brilliant. Each girl exemplified their school.
The ending was really well done. I won’t go into it because of spoilers, but truthfully it was a satisfying end that I almost didn’t expect.