Afterlife Academy by Jaimie Admans
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Humour
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.
Afterlife Academy is a Young Adult paranormal romantic comedy, suitable for approximately ages 14 and up.
‘Afterlife Academy’ by Jaimie Admans ~ 5 Stars!
Afterlife Academy was a fantastic, amazing book! I know it is said to “never judge a book by its cover”, but I’m not ashamed to admit that the beautiful cover of this book only increased my excitement to read it. Add that to Jaimie Admans gripping first paragraph, and I am hooked.
“I have always been a good girl. I’ve always been a girl who never gets into trouble. In fact, the one and only time that I do something even vaguely wrong, do you know what happens? I die.”
I was prepared to greatly dislike main character Riley from the start, we learn very early on that despite her opening description of herself, she is not what you would call a ‘good girl’. Having been one of the bullied once upon a time, I gritted my teeth at the idea of warming to Riley, a self-confessed bully who revels in the awed attention of others, but I found it impossible not to. Jaimie Admans gives us a beautifully heartfelt insight into the mind of someone who needs redemption, and I loved following Riley’s journey to find peace within herself, and with her death and new life in ‘Afterlife Academy’.
Another reason that this book is a must-read is the wonderful creation of Anthony, who was very quickly added to my list of fictional crushes.
5 stars and a definite recommended read.