I really really enjoyed this book! It was quite reminiscent of Harry Potter and i really enjoyed that. I must say though, this book was quite unique as well. I tried and failed reading Harry Potter, I’m not sure if it was the storyline or the writing though. I really loved the world building and fantasy aspects, but i lost interesting in it pretty fast. This book was the opposite. I felt this book actually had a storyline. Harry Potter only seemed to introduce and describe the world…but lacked in actually presenting a purpose for being there. School of Deaths did a better job in that department in my opinion.
Another thing this author does great is descriptive writing. The plot brings us into the world of deaths and the colleges of deaths. The author does a superb job at describing these locations in multisensory ways. There were some really good lines regarding visuals, tastes, temperatures and even smells. I really like when authors get this detailed about the character’s surroundings. The campus sounded really creavite and a bit unexpected.
The characters in this book were written excellent and were very relate-able. I really liked Susie. She started off as someone who was just kind of sad and confused. Through the course of the book, she really grew and became stronger. Her friends and enemies were written great too. In the beginning i didn’t realize how much the book focused on bullying. I haven’t ever been bullied myself (or atleast i’ve never cared enough to pay attention), so i couldn’t relate directly to that, but i can imagine it would be awkward and hard.
My favorite aspect of the story is the mystery parts. I liked learning more about the other female death from the past. I did sorta figure out the mystery early, but i have extra sharp deduction skills… It was still a great plot and i enjoyed it immensely.