Category Archives: Whatever After

March 27, 2015

Whatever After #7: Beauty Queen

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Special STACKS Cover Reveal

See the cover and read an excerpt from the new Whatever After book: Beauty Queen! We are so excited to introduce the enchanting new book in The New York Times bestselling Whatever After series by Sarah Mlynowski. Are you ready to see the cover of Beauty Queen? Royal drum roll, please . . . Whatever After: Beauty Queen

What do you think? Rather beautiful, right?! Tell us in the Comments below, and for more Whatever After fun, help Abby play dress up as she falls into a fairy tale.

Whatever After follows the adventures of siblings Abby and Jonah, whose magic mirror leads them into different fairy tales, where hijinks and hilarity ensue! This time, the magic mirror sucks Abby and Jonah into the story of Beauty and the Beast. When Jonah picks a rose from the Beast’s garden, he messes up the story. Abby and Jonah better get creative and save this fairy tale, before things get pretty ugly.

Read a sample excerpt here!

October 22, 2014

Whatever After: Cold as Ice

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Whatever After Book #6: Cold as Ice

Abby and Jonah are visiting another fairy tale in the Whatever After series. . . and this one’s freezing! When author Sarah Mlynowski meets her fans, they often suggest to her which fairy tale they want her to write about next. The #1 request she had been getting from readers was to put main characters Abby and Jonah in the story of “The Snow Queen.” Whatever After #6: Cold as Ice

What do you think? Pretty awesome, right!?!

Go to the Whatever After website to play the dress-up game, watch the trailer, and read a few excerpts.

And look out for Whatever After #7: Beauty Queen!

Happy reading!

March 6, 2014

Whatever After: Bad Hair Day

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Bad Hair Day Cover Reveal

Last year, STACKS readers voted to select the title of the 5th book in the Whatever After series. You voted for the title of the Rapunzel-themed story and the winning choice was Bad Hair Day. Want to see what the title will look like on the book? Check out the cover!

Whatever After: Bad Hair Day book cover by Sarah Mlynowski

What do you think? Tell us in the Comments which Whatever After cover is your favorite. Visit the Whatever After site to see them all.

Thanks to all of you who voted!

January 2, 2014

Whatever After: Name the Book Part 2!

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WhateverAfterBlogPost[2]YOU choose the book title!

Last year, we asked STACKS readers to vote for the title of an upcoming Whatever After book. Author Sarah Mlynowski appreciated your help so much that you get to pick the title of the sixth book in the series, too! That’s right, YOU get to decide the title of the next Whatever After book!

For those of you not familiar with the series, in each book Abby and her younger brother visit a different fairy tale and accidentally mess up the stories. They have to fix everything so the characters can have their happy endings.

Book 6 takes Abby to the story of Beauty and the Beast. Which do you think would be the best title for the story?

Title Choices:

  • Sitting Pretty
  • Beautylicious
  • Beauty Queen

UPDATE: This poll is now closed. The winner is Beauty Queen! Thanks for voting! Visit to learn more about the books and to play the dress up game.

April 19, 2013

Whatever After Name the Book

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Whatever After cover_smallWhatever After: YOU Name the Book

Have you ever wanted to name a book? Well, now’s your chance! Sarah Mlynowski, the author of the Whatever After series, wants YOU to pick the title for the fifth book in the series!

If you haven’t read Whatever After, the books are about a girl named Abby who gets transported into fairy tales through her basement mirror. The only problem is, she accidentally changes the way the stories come out! She and her brother have to fix everything in order for the characters to have their happy endings.

Learn more about the Whatever After series, and play the Dress-Up Game!

In Book #5, Abby and her brother visit the story of Rapunzel. Click on one of the choices below, and the title with the most votes will officially be the name of the fifth Whatever After book! How cool would it be to know that your vote helped decide the title of a published book?!?

UPDATE: The poll is now closed. Thank you to everyone who voted. The winning title is BAD HAIR DAY!

May 30, 2012

Fairest of All Snow White Story

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AbbyWhatever After: Fairest of All by Sarah Mlynowski

Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Rapunzel. Spin-offs of classic fairy tales have always been a popular topic for modern authors. Sarah Mlynowski’s Whatever After: Fairest of All takes on the classic tale of Snow White, and it is certainly a different story from the Disney version.

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May 2, 2012

Whatever After Book #1: Fairest of All

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Modern Day Fairy Tale Series: Whatever After by Sarah Mlynowski

Every time Abby and Jonah enter their basement mirror, they find themselves messing up a different fairy tale! In Fairest of All, Book #1 of the Whatever After series, Abby and Jonah get tangled in Snow White’s story. Once there, they accidentally change major events in the tale! In order for Snow White to get her happy ending, it’s up to Abby and Jonah to make things right.

What do you think? Are you excited for a new twist on the Snow White story? If you could enter any fairy tale, which would YOU choose? Leave a Comment.

–Vanessa, Scholastic Trade Books