Saturday, August 21, 2010

Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon

Review of Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon

To Be Released: September 21, 2010

5 out of 5 smirks

Synopsis: “After Renee Winters discovers her parents lying dead in California’s Redwood Forest in what appears to be a strange double murder, her grandfather sends her off to Gottfried Academy in Maine, a remote and mysterious high school dedicated to philosophy, “crude sciences,” and Latin: the Language of the Dead. It’s here she meets Dante, a dark and elusive student to whom she feels inexplicably drawn. As they get to know each other better, Dante can’t seem to control his attraction either, and their desires gradually deepen into a complex and dangerous romance. Dangerous because Dante is hiding a frightening secret. A secret so terrible, it has him fearing for Renee’s life.

Dante’s not the only one with secrets, though. Turns out Gottfried Academy has a few of its own… Like, how come students keep disappearing? Why are the prefect-like Monitors creeping around campus during the night? And what exactly are the Headmistress and Professors really up to? Renee is determined to find out why.”

Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon is a tragically, lively, stunning love story about finding out where your soul truly lies. I gave Dead Beautiful 5 smirks because it is a book that I did not want to put down and also a book very much worth re-reading over and over again. I do not want to give too much away in this review so I will just say the things that made this story one that I will never forget.

Things About Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon that Were Truly Remarkable:

First off this is Yvonne Woon’s first book and she nailed it (aka did a fantastic job drawing readers in)

The characters were all so different that they fit perfectly with each other

The descriptive, vivid, life like quality of the words flowing off the pages makes any reader bound to the story and its beauty

The mystery of where the story is going is unlike any other book

The cover art which is gorgeous, has a luring edge to it

The story just sweeps readers away with the mystery, deception, love, lust, and finding your true identity

Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon is special, life altering, mysterious, charming story with characters you cannot help but fall in love with. Reading Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon was like stepping into a forest and not knowing where you are going, with excitement with each step you take (or rather with every page you turn).


  1. I've got this one and it looks sooo good!

  2. Okay, I've GOT to read this one!!! Nice review. I like the line about "finding your true identity..." I am so hooked!!!