Monday, January 2, 2012

Review: Dead Rules - Randy Russell

  • Reading level:
  •  Ages 13 and up
  • Hardcover:
  •  384 pages
  • Publisher:
  •  HarperTeen (June 21, 2011)
    Till death Jana Webster and Michael Haynes were in love. They were destined to be together forever. Do But Jana's destiny was fatally flawed. And now she's in Dead School, where Mars Dreamcote lurks in the back of the classroom, with his beguiling blue eyes, mysterious smile, and irresistibly warm touch. Us Michael and Jana were incomplete without each other. There was no room for Mars in Jana's life—or death—story. Jana was sure Michael would rush to her side soon. Part But things aren't going according to Jana's plan. So Jana decides to do whatever it takes to make her dreams come true—no matter what rules she has to break.
My Thoughts...
When I first started this book I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy it, but by the end I was fully engrossed. This is a pretty fresh perspective on what happens after death. I liked the caste system that was set up, The Virgins, Greys, Risers, and Sliders. They all fit into the world and each served some sort of purpose. At first Jana's obsession with her boyfriend just about drove me crazy! It annoyed me that she would overlook Mars for Michael, and as the story unfolded it just got worse. I found it quite cool to learn the stories  of every ones deaths, by far Beatris was my favorite. That just isn't something you read about every day. While I could appreciate all of Jana's roommates and even liked some, Arva made me want to scream. I loved reading about Jana interacting with the sliders, It showed that there was more to them than Arva would have you believe. I loved this story as it unfolded, and the ending was great! I am so looking forward to more from these characters! I give this one 4 stars!

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