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Dead Beautiful (Dead Beautiful, Bk 1)
Dead Beautiful - Dead Beautiful, Bk 1
Author: Yvonne Woon
Boarding-school story meets Murder, She Wrote meets the Twilight series in this nifty title, which also offers an attention-grabbing take on zombies.   — Darkly handsome Dante Berlin is the object of every girl’s desire at gothic Gottfried Academy, but he seems unreachable until new girl Renée Winters crosses his path. They disc...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781423119616
ISBN-10: 1423119614
Publication Date: 8/23/2011
Pages: 400
Reading Level: All Ages
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

4.5 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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I didn't have any expectations going into this book, and I was so pleasantly surprised that I loved it the way I did. I was engrossed from the beginning of the story, when poor Renee finds her parents dead in the woods, to the bitter and shocking ending that left me reeling. This book was set at a boarding school, which is a setting that I really love when it's done well, which it was in this case. The teachers and students are all beyond smart and each has a compelling personality that draws you in.

Renee was a fantastic main character. She was smart and resourceful. Even dealing with the shocking death of her parents, she is strong and stands up for what she believes in. When she moves to the mysterious Godfried Academy and finds that there are things there that might lead her to answers about what happened to her parents she is unstoppable in her quest for answers. Dante is the classic male lead, handsome and mysterious and everything a girl is looking for. He was completely devoted to Renee from the moment they got together. Although he was the classic male lead, he was also charming in his own right and a lot of fun to read.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I think a lot of you will as well. It had a mystery that had me guessing through the whole book. The paranormal element in this book was one of the biggest mysteries, so I won't give it away, but I will say that it was really unique. I'm really looking forward to reading more from this author!
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I really loved this book, it was a page turner, that's for sure! I could hardly put it down and I would completly suggest this book to my friends.