The adventures of the teenage children of fairy tale characters.
What is the Ever After High about?
Originally, Ever After High is a fashion doll franchise released by Mattel in July 2013—a companion line to the Monster High dolls. Now, it is a Netflix Show and, of course, a book series published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers!
First written by Shannon Hale (then Suzanne Selfors, Heather Alexander, Lisa Shea & Perdita Finn), the Ever After High series takes us in an enchanting boarding school where the children of fairytale legends prepare themselves to fulfill their destinies as the next generation of Snow Whites, Prince Charmings and Evil Queens … whether they want to or not.
Ever After High Books in Order
I. The Original Ever After High series by Shannon Hale
- Once Upon a Time: A Story Collection – (Prequel, may be read after A Wonderlandiful World, when you know all the characters) Read these exclusive introductions to all your favorite characters to find out what their lives are like at home! A new chapter is about to begin at Ever After High, and all the students are preparing to start their Legacy Year. In just a few weeks it will be Legacy Day when they will sign the Storybook of Legends and commit to live out their fairy-tale destiny, repeating the famous stories of their parents.
- The Storybook of Legends – At Ever After High, each year on Legacy Day, students sign the Storybook of Legends to seal their scripted fates. For generations, the Village of Book End has whispered that refusing to sign means The End-both for a story and for a life. As the daughter of the Evil Queen, Raven Queen’s destiny is to follow in her mother’s wicked footsteps, but evil is so not Raven’s style. She’s starting to wonder, what if she rewrote her own story?
- The Unfairest of Them All – 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.
- A Wonderlandiful World – Class is back in session at Ever After High! Bump destinies with your favorite fairytale friends and embark on a new spellbinding adventure. Will it be with the reigning Royals, like alpha-queen-to-be Apple White and adventurista Briar Beauty? Or with the restless Rebels, like the wicked cool Raven Queen and the lone wolf Cerise Hood?
- Monster High/Ever After High: The Legend of Shadow High – Crossover! A dangerous story is bubbling and almost all the Narrators are scared to tell it. Cracks in the World of Stories are spreading, and the ominous Shadow High is gaining power. Only one young, brave Narrator, Brooke Page, is ready to tell this tale. As the first cracks show, Frankie and Draculaura are accidentally transported to Ever After High, where they meet Raven Queen and Apple White.
II. Ever After High: A School Story series by Suzanne Selfors
A brand-new series of school stories from the world of Ever After High! Duchess Swan and Lizzie Hearts are roommates at Ever After High. While their personalities are very different, they bond over not quite fitting in with the other Royals. Lizzie, however, has one thing that Duchess doesn’t: a happily-ever-after at the end of her story.
- Next Top Villain – While Lizzie and the other princesses train for the day when they will rule their kingdoms, Duchess is torn between her role as the perfect, dutiful princess and her rebellious ambition to be a queen. When both girls are selected to attend General Villainy class, Duchess sees an opportunity to be a rebel while following the rules. But can she play a prank on her roomie to ace the class? Find out if Duchess’ desire to change her destiny will make her Ever After High’s Next Top Villain!
- Kiss and Spell – What’s a girl to do when she accidentally turns her crush into a frog? Ginger Breadhouse had a hard time growing up with the Candy Witch for a mom. It’s not easy making friends if everyone believes your mom tried to cook Hansel and Gretel! But now that Ginger’s attending Ever After High, she has a chance to forge her own path, and she’s trying to make a name for herself as the host of the MirrorCast show Spells Kitchen. The problem is, she needs viewers!
- A Semi-Charming Kind of Life – Darling Charming is bored in Damsel-In-Distressing class. She’d much rather be in Hero Training with her brothers. The only thing is, she has secretly been helping her brother Dexter ace the class. If anyone finds out, a scandal would erupt at Ever After High. One of the most prestigious families in town, the Charmings have a reputation to uphold. Darling is destined to be a damsel…but this Rebel may want to decide her own destiny! Why should princes have all the fun?
- Once Upon A Pet : A Collection of Little Pet Stories – All of the characters’ pet stories plus two new ones. Pets come in all different shapes and sizes. But enchanted little pets have one thing in common: They are the beloved companions of the students at Ever After High!
- Fairy’s Got Talent – Keeping up evil appearances is hexhausting work for Faybelle Thorn. But as the daughter of the legendary Dark Fairy, it’s all part of her story. So when Justine Dancer is looking for a fairy to audition for a part in her new play, Faybelle’s not interested…until she finds out the role is that of a wicked fairy queen. It’s the role of Faybelle was born to play, and there’s no way she’s going to wait in the wings and let some other fairy play it! Faybelle soon finds out that she’s actually got some pretty stiff competition for the part, so she resorts to drastic measures to land it: dark magic. But when her dark magic spell is an epic fairy fail, it’s up to Faybelle to do the fight thing…What’s a dark fairy to do?
- Truth or Hair – Holly and Poppy O’Hair are twins, but it’s always been easy to tell these sisters apart. Because she is destined to be the next Rapunzel, Holly has always had the longest locks at Ever After High, while Poppy, whose fairytale destiny is up in the air, wears her hair short to express her individuality. But when Poppy’s hair begins growing longer and longer, while Holly’s hair gets shorter and shorter, it seems as if the sisters might have to reveal the secret they’ve been keeping about their destinies. Can they turn this bad hair day around, or will their fairytale ending be a fairy-fail?
- Fairy Tail Ending – Meeshell is not an ordinary mermaid princess; she knows that someday, when she is older, she will leave her sea kingdom and live happily ever after on land with her prince. The thought of living on land is thrilling but also nerve-racking. Meeshell is glad she has years to prepare! But there is a change in the tides, and now Meeshell will start attending Ever After High. She has almost no time to do all of her preparing and planning. Can Meeshell fit in at Ever After High, or will she stand out like a fish out of water?
III. Ever After High: The Secret Diaries series by Heather Alexander
- The Secret Diary of Raven Queen – Dear Diary, I’m so hexcited for spring break! It’s royally disappointing that Dad has to cut our time together short, but it’s royally cool that I get to spend the break with my best friends forever after, Madeline Hatter and Cerise Hood! I just hope I can shake this fairy, fairy weird feeling I’ve been having. It’s almost as if my mom, the Evil Queen, put a curse on me! But she’s in mirror prison, so that’s impossible….Right? Maybe I’m just losing my crown! Charm you later, Raven Queen.
- The Secret Diary of Apple White – Dear Diary, A prank at Ever After High went royally wrong and turned the school into a spelltacular mess. When I tried to help, I ended up making everything worse! Now Headmaster Grimm thinks I was in on it with Kitty Cheshire, Lizzie Hearts, and Faybelle Thorn, and we’re all on castle clean up duty! As punishment for the prank, the most enchanting dance of the year has been canceled, and fables are spreading that it’s all my fault. But maybe I can still save the day-and the dance-if we fix up the school in time! Let’s just hope we can finally see crown to crown… Charm you later, Apple White.
IV. Ever After High: Once Upon a Twist series by Lisa Shea & Perdita Finn
Things have gone topsy-turvy at Ever After High! After Faybelle casts a spell on the midterm hexams, the students unhexpectedly find themselves inside the wrong storybooks!
- Once Upon a Twist: When the Clock Strikes Cupid – Cupid thinks it’s fairy fableous to be Cinderella-even if it’s just for the day! But when she notices her wicked stepsisters secretly sneaking out of the Prince’s Royal Ball, Cupid decides to investigate with the help of her friends, Hopper Croakington III and Madeline Hatter. Together, they discover that the stepsisters might not be as wicked as they seem… Can Cupid flip this story on its crown and make it a Happily Ever After for everyone?
- Once Upon a Twist: Cerise And The Beast – When Cerise Hood and Dexter Charming realize they’re in the story of Beauty and the Beast, they both think it’s a royal fairy fail. Cerise would rather run outside than stay in a castle, and Dexter is worried that he’ll never escape his big brother’s shadow. But when they discover that they’ll need to make it to the end of the story to return to school, Cerise and Dex are determined to fit in-even if they’re better off being themselves. Will this team find their fairy own hextraordinary way to a Happily Ever After?
- Once Upon a Twist: Rosabella and the Three Bears – When Rosabella Beauty and Cedar Wood find themselves in Goldilocks and the Three Bears instead of their own fairytale storybooks, they realize the trouble has only just started. Someone has been blowing down houses-and the whole forest is starting to panic. Now it’s up to Rosabella, Cedar, and the Three Bears to solve the mystery and get this storybook back on script!
- Once Upon a Twist: Duchess Lets Down Her Hair – Never released…
- Once Upon a Twist: The Kitty Mermaid – Never released…