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.
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.
It is a short story, and an excellent example of what I look for in short stories. It was fast paced, the author sticks to the storyline which flows easily with a little bit of Christmas romance.
I was impressed with Jaimie’s way of bringing in the lesson on being thankful for what you have – the elves explain to Mistletoe how lucky she is to have a caring family and that not everyone is so lucky.
I read Jaimie’s ‘It’s A Wonderful Night’ and loved her writing style so much I quickly checked for other available books. North Pole Reform School – it just sounds so sweet and who could resist this cute cover image!
This book definitely gets you in the mood for the festive season.
- TITLE: North Pole Reform School
- AUTHOR: Jaimie Admans
- ASIN: B00G48C42E
- FORMAT: ebook
- LENGTH: 234 pages
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jaimie is a 30-year-old English-sounding Welsh girl with an awkward-to-spell name. She lives in South Wales and enjoys writing, gardening, drinking tea and watching horror movies. She loves autumn and winter, and singing songs from musicals despite the fact she sounds like a dying hyena. She hates spiders and cheese & onion crisps. She spends far too much time on Twitter and owns too many pairs of boots. She has been writing for years, but has never before plucked up the courage to tell people. She is the author of chick-lit romantic comedy Kismetology and YA romantic comedies Afterlife Academy, Not Pretty Enough, and North Pole Reform School.