Leave Your Life at the Door | Embassy of the Dead | A Review

Happy June all! How are we half-way through 2019 already, I just don’t get it!

Today I’m reviewing a middle-grade read by Will Mabbitt, author of The Unlikely adventures of Mabel Jones and the new series, Embassy of the Dead, released last year.


The first book in a spookily funny new series, where the living meets the dead and survival in a race against time. Perfect for fans of Skulduggery Pleasant, Darkmouth and Who Let the Gods Out.

Welcome to the Embassy of the Dead. Leave your life at the door. (Thanks.)

Jake likes to stay out of trouble, usually. But when he opens a strange box containing a severed finger, trouble comes knocking at his door. Literally. Jake has summoned a reaper to drag him to the Eternal Void (yep, it’s as deadly as it sounds) and his only option is to RUN FOR HIS LIFE!

Alone (and a tiny bit scared, to be honest), Jake makes another spooky discovery . . . he can see and speak to ghosts and, with the help of his deadly gang (well dead, at least) – ancient butler Stiffkey, hockey stick-wielding Cora, and Zorro the ghost fox – Jake has one mission: find the Embassy of the Dead and seek refuge. But the Embassy has troubles of its own and may not be the safe haven Jake is hoping for . . .

Netgalley Review

A fun read, full of jokes, scares and a few ghosts. All in a days work! A great start to a new series and I’m excited to see what happens next for our lead character and his friendly (or not so friendly) ghost.

Star Rating – 3.5 Stars

Being a middle-grade read, I found this a fantastically quick read. Which helps when you’re in a reading slump, seriously guys!

As mentioned in my Netgalley review, this is a fun read. Full of jokes, spooky scares and just a few ghosts. Basically what you’d expect from the Embassy of the Dead right?

After a unfortunate mishap, Jake is determined to right the wrongs and takes his new job seriously, or as seriously as you can when you have a Grim Reaper chasing after you. But Jake doesn’t realise that there’s something not quite right going on at the Embassy, not all is well.

I’m excited to see what happens next in the series, and I think this would make a perfect spooky read for Halloween time.

As always, let me know in the comments below if you’ve read the book and what you thought of it. And if you haven’t, will you be adding it to your TBR pile?


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