I know the story of Cinderella and Snow White and other stories from fairy tales from when I was really little. Then I heard about Ever After High, a world based on those familiar fairy tale characters but it deals with their daughters and sons in their teen years. Fairy tales may have become a little cooler and something I can relate to.
Within Ever After High there are two groups in the school, Royals and Rebels. The Royals, like Snow White’s daughter Apple White, are people who want to follow their destiny and live their happily ever after. The Rebels, like the Evil Queen’s daughter Raven Queen, are people who want to change destiny but they still want their own happily ever after.
On the site www.everafterhigh.com you can create your own happily ever after by choosing your character (Royal or Rebel) and building your space. Once you enrol (it’s free) you complete tasks to earn coins to buy new outfits and accessories to decorate your dorm room. Some tasks include watching clips from the Ever After High series and playing online games. Right now the games are a little limited but I’m hoping they’ll add to them in the future.
I have always thought fairy tales were for little kids like my younger sister. I like how Ever After High tries to bring realness to pretend characters, such as fitting in and friendship. It is based on fairy tales so there are a lot of stereotypes for princesses and beauty but they do add some fun humour.
I do not think anyone is too old for fairy tales and I hope you think the same. To recreate your own Ever After High scenes Mattel has given me one of the Ever After High dolls to giveaway to one of my readers. For a chance to win, tell me in the comment section below if you would rather be a Royal or a Rebel?
One (1) Ever After High doll is available to be won. Final doll will be determined by Mattel. Contest closes 12pm EST October 31, 2013 and is open to Canadian residents only. Please see full contest rules.
I received a Ever After High doll and a small honorarium for writing this post. All opinions are my own.