So my final decision is....crack!! This book was so addictive, I couldn't put it down.
So the story begins with Sebastian leaving his house to see his girlfriend Sarah. He doesn't make it very far because the last thing he sees is the big oak tree in his front yard. He comes to in a field unaware yet that he is dead. It doesn't take him long though, when he realizes he can fly there is little doubt that he is not in the mortal world any longer.
Sebastian meets the grim reaper and instead of going to the other side, he is now in a type of purgatory where souls go to work out any unrest that may exist with them. He ends up being lead by his orb to a school in this spirit world for all spirits his age like a high school.
This school is here to help with teaching these young spirits about all they need to learn about their new powers so they can prepare for the afterlife.
Unbeknownst to them there is an evil spirit called Axis Red planning to take over this world and all power existing within.
One surprise for me in this book is the Grim Reaper's character. Apparently he has been misunderstood much like the Wicked witch of the west. His character in this book is to maintain the safety for all souls who enter this spirit world.
Creative, imaginative and thought provoking!
Very well written with strong as well as likable characters. This has all the makings of a great movie.
Definitely recommend as a young adult book. Highly recommend to all avid readers.
It's good to see the imagination of the author. I can't wait to start the next book in this series.