Every once in awhile we get the opportunity to review a young adult read such as Peter Green and the Unliving Academy, and once finished; we pass it on to the Life as Leels kids to enjoy too!
Disclosure: I received this book to review. I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
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.
Fans of Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, the Charlie Bone Series by Jenny Nimmo, and The Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton will enjoy this young adult fantasy series.
You’ll love the Peter Green series if you like reading these types of books:
Young adult and YA fantasy novels
Ghosts, zombies, and mythical beasts
Young adult adventure stories
I have to admit; the story was a little… strange, but I guess when you are unliving; it comes with the territory!
Peter can’t remember anything and ends up on Purgatory where he must attend school. (Can you believe you still have to attend school if you are a child without family – even in the after life!?)
The people he meets, the rules, the classes he attends, the “fun” he has; such a creative experience to go through with Peter!
The book was definitely unlike any other I had read and was certainly geared toward a younger audience (yet was still entertaining enough for an older person such as myself!)
This book was definitely an attention grabber and kept me intrigued. It was towards the end that really gripped me and pulled me in – couldn’t put the book down – pulled me in.
Overall, this was my first book by this author and I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to read the book and hope to not only read more books by the author, but read more about the Unliving Chronicles.
I have passed the book on to my 10 year old to read and will hopefully pass it on to my 13 year old as well as I am sure it is a book they will enjoy as much as I did!
About the Author
Angelina Amy Allsop is an Award-nominated, Amazon Bestselling Author. She lives with her husband, Bryce, and their very old and very fat bulldog, Roree, in San Tan Valley, Arizona, where she enjoys being outside on rainy days, reading, and of course writing about all the adventures that happen in her head.
The Dead Orphanage is her first book, but she has an entire haunting series coming soon. Look for Dead & Homeschooled, coming 2018 and The Dead Assassin, coming soon!