Saturday, January 4, 2014

Blog Tour: Death's Academy by Michael Bast

Death's Academy blog tour

Book Description:

The Death’s Academy entrance exam for Midnight Smith is quickly approaching. There’s just one problem: Midnight is the worst exam taker the academy has ever seen. If Midnight wants to ever step foot inside the school, he’ll have to join forces with the hated Guardian Angels, and together face the deadliest creatures in the world—the dreaded Unicorns. Becoming a Grim Reaper has never been more hilarious!

Book Review:

This was a fun little book that I can't wait to read with my kids (although, I think they might need to be a little older than they are right now). I thought it was fun how things are switched in this book. How Grim Reapers aren't bad, Angels make mistakes, and Unicorns are not to be messed with. I had a bit of trouble with the formatting, but I'm hoping that since I had an advanced eCopy, all those problems would be taken care of.  It also sets itself up for a sequel, which sometimes I just wish authors would finish a book in a single book. If you are looking for the next Rick Riordan or J.K. Rowling, this book probably isn't it. But if you have some time and looking for a good time, give The Death's Academy a try.

About the Author:

Unlike Mowgli from the Jungle Book, Michael Bast was not raised by a den of wolves… it was a mob of meerkats. This has proven to be both problematic and beneficial later in life. A problem because he has an insatiable desire to tunnel in his backyard, costing him thousands of dollars in sprinkler repair. A benefit because he can scratch behind both ears with either foot.

Michael lives in the deserts of Arizona with his wife and four kids. Each day between Cinco de Mayo and Halloween he curses his decision to live in 110-degree heat.

Title: Death's Academy
Author: Michael Bast
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Published: 2013
ISBN: 978-1462113804
Source: I received an eCopy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Purchase: Amazon