Sunday, October 16, 2011

Dead Rules by Randy Russel

Genera: Paranormal romance/humor

Subjects: Death, boarding schools, ghosts, supernatural, dark humor

Length: 374 pgs.

HC/PB: Hardcover

Summary/ product description: “Jana loved Michael to death…. Jana Webster and Michael Haynes were in love. They were destined to be together forever.
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 irresistably warm touch.
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.
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 Rating: ê ê

My Review: The beginning was confusing. I wasn’t sure if she died yet. Then everything after that was just as confusing. I though the virgins were interesting, like a funny version of angels that always sing everything and scold you “nicely.” I went into this book thinking it would be a funny boarding school after life novel in the paranormal romance genera and came out thinking that the author just globbed a few ideas together to come up with a ridiculous plot, and not in a good way. Jana wants to kill her boyfriend because he’s alive and she’s not. That makes her psycho and I can’t relate to that.

I don’t think I’d read the sequel if there is one. I just expected so much more from a Harper Teen paranormal romance. Not liking it was a surprise to me. Maybe I shouldn’t have read it. The text was easy to read. So easy that I could just scan it and create my own action of what’s happening. I think maybe as an audio book I would’ve like it better. Or maybe if the characters were better. There wasn’t anything to deep in here. It was all just death humor and Jana exclaiming “Fart, fudge and popcorn!”

I only suggest this if you find these kind of books interesting. Heck, I think a guy would like it because it’s ridiculous. It’s not a very girly book. Not that romantic.

Cover Art Review: I like the title script (it‘s turquoise on the real cover). I think the doll face is just weird. I don’t get it.

~Haley G

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