I have a new review for you guys! I received Peter Green and the Unliving Academy by Angelina Allsop from TCK Publishing. That being said thank you TCK Publishing for sending this book my way.
Fourteen-year-old Peter Green can’t remember how he died. All he has are his pajamas, a silk tie, and a one-way bus ticket to Mrs. Battisworth’s Academy and Haven for Unliving Boys and Girls, a strange and spooky school for dead orphans like himself. But that’s all he needs: the Unliving Academy has everything, from vampires in the hallways, to monsters in the cafeteria, to ghosts in the basement.
And that’s just the teachers; the students are far stranger.
As Pete learns to fit in with his new supernatural schoolmates, he starts to discover his own uniquely undead abilities, and even begins enjoying his life after death…but he just can’t shake the feeling that he’s forgotten something (or somebody!) important.
Somebody he left behind in the land of the living.
Somebody he loved very much.
Somebody who’s in terrible danger.
Peter Green and the Unliving Academy is the captivating first installment of Angelina Allsop’s Unliving series of young adult fantasy novels. If you like reading about fun-filled adventures, fully realized new worlds, and the most unlikely of heroes, you’re sure to love Allsop’s spirited coming-of-age tale.
When I first read the synopsis for Peter Green and the Unliving Academy I was intrigued. I thought it sounded like an interesting story so I decided to give it a try. My overall thoughts on this story is that the plot and characters were very interesting. Although this book has a lot going for it I wasn’t able to get invested in it. It just didn’t grab my attention the way I was hoping it would. There were a few points where I was intrigued to see what would happen next but for the most part I was just waiting for something exciting to happen. Like I said before a lot of these characters were unique and interesting but I was unable to attach to any one of them. There was one character that is talked about and we later meet we find out her story and I found her background very appealing. Honestly that was one of the best parts of the book for me.
With all that being said I decided not to finish the book. I got about 60% into it and it was just not grabbing my attention. I would read a few pages and then put down the book. I never got to a point where I couldn’t put the book down so I thought it was best just to leave it at that. I would say that even though I did not mix well with Peter Green and the Unliving Academy I do see that this would be a good book for someone in the middle grade age. If you are looking for a good read for a kid I do think this would be a great book for them. I do think that I might pick this up at a later time and finish it but right now I think it is best if I just take a step back from it.
Until next time book nerds,