Skip to main content
Trade Books For Courses Tradebooks for Courses

The Ballad of Never After

Stephanie Garber

Flatiron Books

The Ballad of Never After Download image

ISBN10: 1250268427
ISBN13: 9781250268426


416 Pages



Request Desk Copy
Request Exam Copy


Sign up to receive information about new books, author events, and special offers.

Sign up now

Not every love is meant to be.

After Jacks, the Prince of Hearts, betrays her, Evangeline Fox swears she'll never trust him again. Now that she’s discovered her own magic, Evangeline believes she can use it to restore the chance at happily ever after that Jacks stole away.

But when a new terrifying curse is revealed, Evangeline finds herself entering into a tenuous partnership with the Prince of Hearts again. Only this time, the rules have changed. Jacks isn’t the only force Evangeline needs to be wary of. In fact, he might be the only one she can trust, despite her desire to despise him.

Instead of a love spell wreaking havoc on Evangeline’s life, a murderous spell has been cast. To break it, Evangeline and Jacks will have to do battle with old friends, new foes, and a magic that plays with heads and hearts. Evangeline has always trusted her heart, but this time she’s not sure she can . . .


Praise for The Ballad of Never After

"Edgy, dark, and gorgeously written—this takes the fairytale trope and turns it into something heart-pounding, fresh, and addictive."—Jodi Picoult, author of Wish You Were Here

"This is only a story for those who believe in love, how it can tease, how it can stab, and sometimes, how it slips away. Don’t let that happen with this book. Masterful storyteller Stephanie Garber gives you it all—characters to love, villains to hate, and a world to get lost in."—Stacey Lee, author of The Downstairs Girl

"Garber has created a lush fairy tale world and each book in this series expands the lands and the Fates who torment them. While Evangeline remains the main character, it’s a delight to continue to see how she relates to everyone around her."Booklist

"Nonstop adventure and multiple twists will keep fans turning pages, and the will-they-won’t-they nature of Jacks and Evangeline’s relationship will leave readers breathless . . . Those who have yearned to return to this world won’t be disappointed."School Library Journal

Reviews from Goodreads


Read an Excerpt


There is a door deep inside the royal library of Wolf Hall that no one has opened for centuries. People have tried to set it on fire, break it with axes, and pick its lock with magic keys. But no one has so much as left a scratch on...