Author: Savannah Ostler
Genre: Epic Fantasy/Clean Teen
Length: 355 pages
Release Date: January 16, 2015
About the Book
Seventeen year old Albany French wants nothing more than to find her very own happily ever after. She dreams of finding her fairy godmother, going to the ball, and being swept away by a Prince. Much to her dismay, her life is no fairy tale. Albany is just a typical, all American girl who attends an overly crowded public high school.
An untimely tragedy leaves Albany desperate for a new life.
She seeks comfort in her eccentric grandmother, Greta. Not only does Greta welcome Albany into her home with open arms, but she transfers Albany to a new school.
But… this new school is not your average high school. This is… Happily Ever After High, the enchanting high school that hosts hundreds of magical, fairytale students.
Albany is about to begin the journey of a lifetime… as she discovers who she really is, where her family came from, falls in love for the first time, and embarks on a quest to fulfill a prophecy that has been passed on for ages.
Welcome to Happily Ever After High.
I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.
Happily Ever After High School is a fairy tale for teens based in the real world. It is not only full of fantasy, but it contains heartache and the beginnings of true love.
This was a quick and easy read. I was able to read it in one sitting even though it’s over 300 pages, and that’s unusual for me.
The main character, Albany, has always believed in fairy tales even though she was not allowed to even read them. She’s always been an outsider at school but she’s very strong emotionally and very strong-willed. She’s excited to learn that fairy tales are true. Her grandma is the kind of grandma we all wish we had: quirky and cool.
There are a lot of different kinds of fairy tale characters at the high school, such as werewolves, fairies, and vampires, but they weren’t mentioned much other than to let the reader know that the school was full of them. I found the fairy tale princesses’ snobbiness interesting. I’d always pictured them all as so sweet and innocent, as I’m sure most people do.
I like how high school is portrayed realistically with cliques no matter where you go (I like the realistic part, not the clique part). I also felt sorry for poor Albany who was so excited at first to be starting at this new, magical school until she realized that no matter how different high schools are, they are all still similar.
I think teens who like fantasy will enjoy this book. It is full of fantasy and teen drama with just the right amount of sweet romance.
About the Author
Savannah Ostler was born in a small town in the state of Utah. She has always enjoyed many different forms of the arts. It was from her love of the stage that she decided to attend East Hollywood High, a film school in Salt Lake City.
In addition to acting, Savannah is also a singer, having produced and released three original pop singles, as well as performing at the world famous House of Blues in West Hollywood.
Although Savannah has a passion for performing, her first love is, and has always been writing. She has been writing ever since she learned how to read and write. She enjoys many different forms of writing; poetry, lyrics,fiction, and screenplays. Savannah finds inspiration for her stories from many different outlets, including her own personal life experiences.
Miss Ostler can be classified as a determined day dreamer. When she is not buried in her laptop writing, Savannah can be found at Disneyland, living out all of her fairytale dreams.
She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two mixed chihuahua pups.