My Review :
This book has an interesting premise. A School for the grim reapers. And a male-dominated place where Suzie is the only female Death. That hasn’t happened in a million years.
I liked Suzie, most of the time. She was alone in there and yet wasn’t afraid to be bold. I saw her sad, annoyed, angry and yet trying to survive which made me like her character very much.
But the truth is that the storyline is where it gets a little predictable. There were no major plot twists (I didn’t feel like there were) and yes this book was like a really Diluted version of Harry Potter. So for the kids who love Harry Potter because of the Magic and new creatures, they’ll like this book.
Because apart from the Deaths/Soul Reapers, we have Elementals with various abilities, Dragons and yeah there’s a game called Boskery too.
Now for the romance part, if you can even call it that. I felt like things just went so quickly from one point to another, and I couldn’t feel their connection.
Also, the dialogues were a little stiff. Like I could understand what they were talking about but I couldn’t feel their emotions through it.
Overall, it was an okay book for me but I think for younger readers it would be a great book.
About the Author :
Christopher Mannino’s life is best described as an unending creative outlet. He teaches high school theatre in Greenbelt, Maryland. In addition to his daily drama classes, he runs several after-school performance and production drama groups. His wife Rachel Mannino is also an author. He holds a Master of Arts in Theatre Education from Catholic University, and has studied mythology and literature both in America and at Oxford University. His work with young people helped inspire him to write young adult fantasy, although it was his love of reading that truly brought his writing to life.
To learn more, go to http://www.christophermannino.com/
Love, Alex 🙂