Book Review – Dead Rules

by R.S. Russell (Quercus) ISBN 978 0 85738 675 5

Do you believe in life after death?

Randy Russell believes you go to Dead School when you die. And that’s where our main character, Jana Webster, finds herself after a freak bowling accident leaves her dead.

Even in death, Jana pines for her boyfriend, Michael, and obsesses about a way for them to be together again. She finally decides that she’ll have to kill Michael herself if he’s ever going to join her in Dead School and enlists the help of Mars Turncote.

This book is a fun read, with a unique and outlandish take on death.

The characters are vivid and memorable. They all have unusual stories as to how they came to be in Dead School. The writing is easy to read. Dead Rules is definitely a book for young adults with a taste for the macabre.

Ashleigh Seton-Rogers


Posted on: 28th September 2012