Friday, May 17, 2013

Review: Afterlife Academy

Title - Afterlife Academy
Author - Jaimie Admans
Genre - YA Paranormal
Published - March 15th 2013
Format - Ebook Review Copy


Even being dead isn’t enough to get you out of maths class.

Dying wasn't on sixteen-year-old Riley Richardson's to-do list. And now, not only is she dead, but she's stuck in a perpetual high school nightmare. Worse still, she's stuck there with the geekiest, most annoying boy in the history of the world, ever.

In a school where the geeks are popular and just about everything is wrong, Riley has become an outcast. She begins a desperate quest to get back home, but her once-perfect life starts to unravel into something not nearly as great as she thought it was. And maybe death isn’t really that bad after all...

Welcome to Afterlife Academy, where horns are the norm, the microwave is more intelligent than the teachers, and the pumpkins have a taste for blood.


I received Afterlife Academy from the author in return for an honest review. Riley didn't expect to die when she hopped into the car with her boyfriend after all she’s only sixteen. Now even though she’s dead she still has to attend classes even graduate before she can move on. However Riley isn't ready to give up on returning back to her body. She’s not alone either at school she’s joined by Anthony whom was hit by the car her boyfriend was driving. Riley wasn't the nicest person when it can to Anthony she actually went out of her way to make his life hell. Now that he’s found a place to fit in he’s not willing to give it all up to return to their prior lives.

Riley doesn't fit in like she did back home; while everyone is grey from head to toe her hair, skin and necklace have color making her an outcast. She gets to see what it’s like being in Anthony’s shoes for a chance and causes her to question everything. Her only friends are the lunch lady who happens to have horns and Anthony the boy she tormented. As Riley learns that there is more to life than being popular she starts to learn that maybe being at afterlife Academy isn't so bad and neither is Anthony. When she learns about a door that will take them back before they died she is intent on finding it to return to her boyfriend. Will they find the door or find happiness in the afterlife.

A must read! The author takes the idea of what happens after you die and puts her own unique spin on it. I love Riley she’s a popular mean girl but learns the error of her ways and finds her true self. Anthony is a perfect partner to help ground her while they both deal with their new adventure. Come on what’s not to love a vampire pumpkin, lunch lady with horns and magic microwave, or better yet being able to eat anything without weight gain.  I instantly was drawn into Riley’s story, she’s easy to connect with and even though she’s a mean girl you can't help wanting it all to work out for her. I actually finished Afterlife Academy in one evening because I just wanted to know how it would end. The story is filled with humor, adventure, and romance that all mixes together in perfect harmony. I truly enjoyed the story plus it’s clean so I can see teens as well as adults enjoying it. I loved it!!!!! A fun entertaining story perfect for a lazy afternoon.
5 out of 5 stars  

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much, Mandy! Reading this has totally made my day! :D