Monday, June 15, 2015
School of Deaths By: Christopher Mannino ** Review By Amy!
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I received a copy of this book by YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Suzie lived a normal boring life for a thirteen year old. That was until she started losing weight and looked like death. The doctors couldn’t figure it out and Suzie ate more than she normally did. Everything changed the moment that fateful knock on her front door started. Could she change the course of the future, could she come back, or would she want to?
This book was a good read. It was fun and had a great plot. There were parts of the story that reminded me of another very popular series but with obvious differences as well as a completely different story line but I enjoyed the similarities. The idea of humans being “chosen” to become a Death and a Death college was a new idea for me. The author did a great job with his descriptions of the people becoming a Death, the college, and the grounds and the surrounding areas of the college. I loved the sweet innocence between Suzie and Billy and the friendship that formed so easily between the housemates. I appreciate the fact that the author did not make the problems that Suzie had to deal with worse than they were, as he could very well have done based on the idea she was the only female in a male driven society.
My only complaint about this book was that it lacked to draw any real emotion out of me. I felt some emotion while reading the book of course but nothing that is of mention. This will not keep me from reading more of this authors work and I do hope that he makes this book into a series, as it will be a series that I will read. It simply didn’t make me sit on the edge of my seat or feel extremely sad, upset, or happy.
Go pick up a copy of this book and give it a shot. Again, the story line was fun and interesting. It kept me reading and wanting to see how the author chose to write about a Death college and how a Death lives their “life”. It’s a great story!
Genre: Sci Fi, Fantasy, YA, Teens
Ages: Young Adult / NA
Series: School of Deaths Series
Thanks & Happy Reading!
**review by Amy, posted by Dany!