Friday, November 8, 2013

ARC Review: North Pole Reform School by Jaimie Admans

North Pole Reform School
North Pole Reform School by Jaimie Admans
Publication Date: November 6th 2013
Genre: Young Adult Romantic Comedy
Pages: 234
Format: Kindle
Source: Author
Mistletoe Bell hates Christmas. So would you if you had a name like hers. Her Christmas-mad parents make the festive season last all year, and with another Christmas looming, Mis doesn’t think she can take any more. After her carelessness causes an accident at school, it seems like things can’t get any worse.

Then she wakes up to find The Ghost of Christmases Ruined in her bedroom.

She is taken to the North Pole, to a reform school run by elves determined to make her love Christmas. Stuck in a misfit group of fellow Christmas-haters with a motley crew of the weird and even weirder, watched over by elves day and night, she doesn’t expect to meet cute and funny Luke, who is hiding a vulnerable side beneath his sarcastic exterior. She doesn’t expect to fall in love with him.

But all is not as it should be at the North Pole. A certain Mr. Claus is making the elves’ lives a misery, and pretty soon Mistletoe and Luke are doing more than just learning to like Christmas.

A YA romantic comedy in which Santa is the bad guy, teaching reindeer to fly is on the curriculum, and zombies have a fondness for Christmas music.
Suitable for older teens and upwards due to bad language.
~My Thoughts~

*was given a copy from the author for my honest opinions*

North Pole Reform School is a perfect tale to get you into the holiday spirit! Thanks to Jaimie, I've been watching Christmas movies nonstop on Netflix! Haha, so if you want a fun story to pick up your holiday spirit then you should check out this book! However in one of the last chapters the tone goes a bit darker as the zombies finally play a big part in the story and I absolutely loved it!
There’s actually many tones in this book and sometimes they can come out of nowhere. In the beginning we get very snarky characters and it was absolutely fun, totally had me laughing out loud. But as time goes and we learn more about the characters, we get a more serious tone. Then at the end we get horror (love!) and then we get a happily ever after tone, a sweet ending to our main characters story.
The changes weren't smooth and I was put off a little bit but I still enjoyed the journey our main characters were on. Their journey was to see the wrong they were doing and why one shouldn't take their hate on Christmas on other people. Jaimie's books always have a message for her characters and it's quite refreshing for me. Though sometimes I wish I could feel the change the characters are going through. There's one moment in this book that really stuck with me and that's when Mis and Luke read the letters to Santa Clause. This is when they see that Christmas is more than just presents to some kids, it's a figure of hope for them and this opens our main characters eyes.
Overall, this is a heartwarming tale and perfect for anyone that's looking for a quick read. Jaimie's storyline will hook you from the very first page, you'll be turning page after page wanting to know what happens next. Jaimie's quick to the point, so there isn't overly detailed scenes to pull down the plot, so never a dull moment. However sometimes I wish we got a little bit more, but that's maybe cause I just wanted to go deeper into this elf village haha.
With unique characters, flying lessons with baby reindeer, and a naughty Santa you'll be happy you jumped head first into North Pole Reform School.
Will disturb your being
Sweet Readings Everybody!

1 comment:

  1. New Bloglovin Follower. This sounds like a great holiday story, even though it seems like it had a few transition hick ups. The cover is super cute and it makes me wish it was snowing already!