It’s the aftermath of Legacy Day, the day when the students at Ever After High are supposed to pledge to follow in their fairytale parents’ footsteps, and everyone is in a huff and a puff! Raven Queen, daughter of the Evil Queen, has refused to sign the Storybook of Legends, rejecting her story–and putting everyone else’s in jeopardy.
The Royal Apple White doesn’t want to think Raven is being a rebellious pain, but Raven’s choice means Apple might never get the poisoned apple, Prince Charming, and a kingdom to rule. Behind Apple stands the Royals, those who want to play by the book and embrace their stories. The Rebels, supporters of Raven, believe in breaking free from destiny and writing their own stories.
But when the chaos and rivalry land wonderlandiful Madeline Hatter in trouble, Raven and Apple must bring the Royals and the Rebels together to shut the book on their feud before it threatens to end all of their Happily Ever Afters once and for all.
Now that everyone and their destinies are in question some characters are not sure what to do next. The turmoil wreaks havoc on both Rebels and Royals, and Apple White seems to be stressing the most. How is she going to get her Happily Ever After now? Most of the Rebels are looking forward to writing their own destiny, seeing as not all of them want the Un-Happily Ever After that would have befallen them. And no matter how Apple tries she can’t get Raven to change her mind, making a larger chasm between the two factions. But can they work together in order to save Madeline Hatter from a very unfortunate punishment?
As a follow-up to the first book its a really good sequel. I liked that characters and their personalities were definitely evolving. The more you read the more you understand how many more characters are affected by the current events. We don’t always take into consideration how all of the stories affect some of the not so famous fairytale characters. Personally I welcome the idea of these characters getting to possibly rewrite their stories. Two thumbs up to Shannon Hale for showing us all that not following in the footsteps of someone else might turn out to be a better destiny.