Friday, July 1, 2011

Review'd: Dead Rules by Randy Russell

Book Review:
Title: Dead Rules
Author: Randy Russell
Published: June 21st 2011 by HarperTeen
Rating: 4 Stars

Goodreads Summary:
 Till 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 irresistibly 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.

DeLibrarie (Del) Review:
Totally not was I was expecting. I guess that I thought it would be this super dark, obsessive love story... It wasn't. It had its dark moments, but this book was funny. Not funny in the snarky, sarcastic way that Hex Hall and Paranormalcy are funny, but it's the visuals that make this book so funny. Some of the ways that the students in Dead School died were kind of funny, and when Mars and Wyatt messed with people on the Planet, I just started laughing. I also really liked how the author seemed to be making fun of his main character. Jana is a strange main character. I really liked her at some points of the book, others... I hated her annoying elitist attitude. However, I kept getting the feeling that the author was making fun of her. It was actually kind of fun, to not really like a character and then get the idea that when you don't like her, the author really doesn't like her either. I was pleasantly suprised by this book, I went into it really not expecting to like it as much as I did. But alas, I very much liked it. Plus, I totally love Mars!! :)

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