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Title: Afterlife Academy by Jaimie Admans
Genre: YA, Paranormal, Romance
Available formats: Ebook
Details: 206 pages, published March 15th 2013
Source: For review for blog tour with Reading Away the Days book tours

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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 follows Riley, Riley was just killed in a car accident that her boyfriend Wade caused. Not only was Riley killed, but so was Anthony the school nerd who she always picks on. They both find themselves at the 'Afterlife Academy' which is basically school for the dead. Riley won't accept it, she had a perfect life before, and can't believe it was all taken from her over a car accident. She wants to find a way back home and will stop at nothing to get back, but as days go by Riley is slowly realizing how not perfect her life was...and once she finds the way back home, will she choose to go back home to her popularity, or will she choose to stay with her new friends and Anthony at the Afterlife Academy.

This was such a nice read! I liked the different paranormal that Afterlife Academy brings in, I mean, come on...a school for the dead?! Awesome concept! I really loved reading about the different classes the Afterlife Academy had, and all the weird things in it like a microwave that can give you anything, and a growling pumpkin. I would really have liked for this to be a series, which I still think it easily could be made into an awesome series, but even just as a standalone it was a good read!

Onto the bad (dun dun dunnnnn), while I did like Afterlife Academy there was a few things I felt could have been changed that would've made it an awesome read. First off I would've liked to have seen more going on between Anthony and Riley, there is a slight romance between them, but not nearly enough to satisfy my romance loving needs. Also, Riley as a character was very repetitive, she kept bringing up how Anthony was a nerd and loved maths and carried a calculator in his pocket and OH DEAR GOD she could NOT like a guy that kept a calculator in his pocket. It got annoying very fast. Last thing was the ending, it felt a little rushed, but I did like how it ended, so that didn't bother me too much.

Since I like to end on good notes, the things I did like about the Afterlife Academy was first off the concept of the Afterlife Acaedmy, all the cool classes it offers and the awesome cafeteria lady that has horns.I loved seeing Riley grow as a character too, in the beginning she was very shallow and stubborn, but in the end she was a nice, open minded person. My favorite part of Afterlife Academy though was easily Anthony though, he was SUCH a sweet guy. Even though he had every right to hate Riley, he didn't, and instead of shunning her for what she had done to him, he ended up being her friend when she had no one else. He was such a sweet heart and I believe he is a nerd that plenty of girls will swoon over while reading this novel. 

Overall, I enjoyed Afterlife Academy, while there was a few things I would change in the end I really liked it. If you are someone looking for something that is light and has something different to offer in the YA genre, then I suggest you pick up Afterlife Academy (:

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Jaimie is a 28-year-old English-sounding Welsh girl with an awkward-to-spell name. She lives in South Wales and enjoys writing, gardening, drinking tea and watching horror movies. She hates spiders and cheese & onion crisps.She has been writing for years but has never before plucked up the courage to tell people. Afterlife Academy is her third novel and she hopes you enjoy it. There are plenty more on the way!

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