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Summer (Beautiful Dead #3)

3.77  ·  Rating Details ·  1,942 Ratings  ·  123 Reviews
La búsqueda de las Almas Elegidas no puede detenerse... Ahora, Darina deberá ayudar a Summer a descifrar los detalles de su muerte.

No están vivos.
Tampoco están muertos.
Han regresado con una misión.

Sin Phoenix a su lado, el día a día de Darina se ha convertido en una carga gris y difícil de soportar. Su único consuelo es la esperanza de poder pasar más momentos junto a él..
Paperback, 254 pages
Published July 2011 by Montena (first published May 6th 2010)
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Oct 24, 2011 Kirsti rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I almost wanted to give this book 3 stars, but in the end I couldn't do it. Basically this series is just 'ok' and stays that way the whole way through. Darina and Phoenix is still annoying as all heck, but suddenly we find out Darina and Summer were actually besties (why is this not focused on in previous books?) and so begins the hunt for Summer's killer. A few possibilities jump out, but as per usual Darina isn't doing anything to help the actual victim; she obeys orders so she can hang aroun ...more
Jun 30, 2011 Myhotstylist rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I really wanted to like this book and the series, The premis is great, the cover art is phenominal, but the pacing and the tone of these books just makes me .... Tired.

Darina is not at all likeable, and shes constantly in a state of depression, the whole town is always sad or angry. Shes constantly longing to see her dead boyfriend and the descriptions of the "beating wings" is growing old fast. She always seems to ditch school, is rude to her family, and is refusing to move on after the death
Apr 24, 2010 Muffin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You think you know who the murderer of Summer was, but you are so wrong about it. It was really surprising. I loved the way the story developed and the story leads to the last book, Phoenix. And I know my heart is already breaking now..
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
I've struggled with really wanting to like this series, and I haven't been able to get into the stories as much as I want to. With Summer's story I feel the series picked up more for me. I'm not sure if it's because they're more plot twists or what, but I liked it more than the previous books from the series. Just like the first two stories in the series, Darina must solve the mystery behind one of her dead friend's deaths. The Beautiful Dead only have so much time and Darina will find solving S ...more
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Title: Summer
Series: The Beautiful Dead #3
Author: Eden Maguire
Overall Rating: 3 stars

Summer was shot, random they say, a mad man with a gun shot her down as she shopped like everyday. Her musical talent and potential gone in moments and Darina watched it happen. But now that Summer is next on the list of the Beautiful Dead, Darina has to focus on her and try and overlook Phoenix as she deals with crazed fans, douchebag nerds and her own conflicting
Bryn ((B2/B.P))   Ryeosomniac~~
I used to adore this series, I was a bit iffy about the first one, but then I fell head over heal after finishing the second, but then tragedy struck and I wasn’t able to get my hands on the next two books, until now.

Sometime between then and now I must have heightened my expectations for YA books, because this one just didn’t do it for me. Most people that have read this series absolutely admire Eden Maguire’s writing style, but it just doesn’t cut it for me. Just the way she describes scenes,
The third novel in the Beautiful Dead series focuses on Summer. The once beautiful girl who it seemed had everything until she was shot by an unknown assailant. Now it is up to Darina to solve this crime so that Summer will be able to move now. But things will not be so easy for Darina this time around.

Like the previous novels, Summer begins a little on the slow side. Honestly, I think this just maybe Maguire style. And either way, it is what it is. I have gotten use to it by this point in the g
Michelle. D.
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More interesting than the last one, although I find it a bit weird how nobody recognised the shooter. I can understand that the stress of the event made it difficult for people to remember the details, but when the main character goes back in time, she needs to take off the shooter's cap and glasses before she recognises him. And even then she's not sure, even though she is suspicious, until a bit later. She regularly sees him! She should have been able to know who he was or at least think that ...more
Sharon Mariampillai
Actual Rating: 4.4

This is recommended for YA lovers. This story picks up 4 months after Darina solved Arizona's death. This one was the best one so far for me. I thought the character development had improved significantly from the first two. I love the characters. I was sad when (view spoiler), that just broke my heart. I felt Darina grief not only for her friend but for Phoenix as well. Overall, great read. Can't wait for the last book! It maybe the best one of th
I liked this one, I mean it was ok. I love the mystery in the Beautiful Dead books, and this one did not disappoint! There was action, romance and suspense! Yet I still didn't really get into this book. I'm not sure why, and I'll probably read Summer another few times before figuring out why, but I did like it, and that's the main point I guess?

Over & Out, T xx
Jul 20, 2012 Lucie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nejdřív se mi do toho opravdu nechtělo, ale nakonec jsem to musela přečíst skoro na jeden zátah. Vždy mě pak zajímá, kdo je vrah. U téhle série totiž nikdy nedokážu odhadnout, kdo je vrah. To se mi na tom hrozně líbí! Rozjezd knihy byl trochu strohý a o ničem. V té době mě Darina docela iritovala, ale později, když se už něco dělo to bylo vážně super!
Feb 15, 2015 Veronika rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-books
4 stars

Storyline of this book is interesting, there comes the time when you feel that you know the main reason of the death and then it totally destroys your expectations. But it wasnt true. I felt I knew the answers and only in the end I understood how wrong I was :) Good style of writting.
Julia Rose
Konečně měl příběh jiskru. Dokonce ve mně zanechal i nějaké emoce jako smutek ale jen na kratinký okamžik. Snad mě poslední díl překvapý.
Petra Sýkorová
Jako by Eden Maguire už před roky, kdy sérii originálně sepsala, věděla, že v budoucnu zombíci potáhnou. Pravda, ti její jsou spíš jakýmsi vyobrazením nádherných andělů, co se vrací zpět, jen aby vyřešili svou smrt a těžko by v nich někdo viděl polorozpadající se mrtvoly, které baží po lidském mase a hlavně by rádi chlemtali krev, ale i tak by se dalo říct, že předběhla svou dobu. Alespoň se to zombie v knihách týče.

Eden získala na Birmingham University doktorát v Anglické literatuře a v současn
Niva (Paula Navarro)
Mi relación con esta serie, Cuatro Almas, es extraña. Considero que, objetivamente, las novelas son muy flojas. Sin embargo, no puedo evitar engancharme y leerlas como si no hubiera mañana, ir desentrañando las cosas, formular mis propias teorías, sorprenderme –o no– y esperar impacientemente el momento en que Phoenix se tenga que marchar definitivamente.
Summer nos muestra a una Darina más madura y racional, menos pasional, más centrada, en definitiva, una protagonista más soportable –aunque sig
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews

Sometimes a reader comes across a book series that captivates them. As the journey progresses and they get to know the characters, it’s impossible to stop thinking about them. Thus is the case with Eden Maguire’s series, Beautiful Dead. From the first story -- Jonas -- you are aware that things can’t end with a happily ever after in the usual sense. However, the impact of each book is memorable nevertheless. In the newest installment, Beautiful Dead: Summer, you are given Sum
It's been nearly a year since Darina's friend Summer was killed in a random shooting at a shopping mall. Darina was a witness to the shooting and now it is up to her to try and find the killer so that Summer can finally rest in peace. Was the shooting really as random as it seemed and if it was how on earth is Darina supposed to track down the killer? At the same time she must cope with her grief over the death of her boyfriend Phoenix and prepare herself for when he must leave her forever.

Dec 30, 2014 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(Source: I borrowed a copy of this book.)
This is book 3 in the ‘Beautiful Dead’ series.
It’s now 4 months since Darina helped solve Arizona’s murder, and helped her to move on. In that time the Beautiful Dead have been absent from this world, and Darina is going crazy missing Phoenix. She’s not eating, sleeping, or going to school, and she’s even started seeing a therapist to try and help her come to terms with her loss.

Every so often Darina is still driving out and visiting the barn where the Be
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Charlotte Phillips
The novel brought tears to my eyes, for the emotion in this book of the series was powerful, grasping and truly moving in many different ways. Its almost as if the author really wanted her readers to become fully connected to the characters in the novel this time, almost as if there was to be a huge climate at the end that they needed to prepare themselves for. this has become one of the most grasping series that I have come to read, and I have to say that I am enjoying it, because it is a serie ...more
Melissa (i swim for oceans)
Summer is dead, and she wants to know why. Brought back from limbo, she’s on the track to solve the mystery surrounding the random shooting that killed her in her prime, but she’s frustrated, and it seems like every time she thinks she’s getting close to figuring out the truth, something else pops up and throws a wrench in it all again. As Summer begins to fade into an everlasting limbo, Darina must discover the truth about Summer’s death at all costs, but it might be more than she was expecting ...more
Sep 26, 2011 Élefill rated it liked it
Shelves: editorial
Han pasado 4 meses desde que Darina ayudo a esclarecer lo que le ocurrió a Arizona y desde entonces no ha vuelto a saber nada de las Almas Elegidas. Lo ultimo que le dijeron es que se podrían en contacto cuando volvieran y por eso Darina esta sumida en la desaparición, aun así no se da por vencida y sigue yendo a la vieja granja para ver si aparecen.

Pero ya no tiene que seguir esperando, por fin dan señales de haber vuelto y la primera en hacerlo Summer, la siguiente en la lista y que en vida fu
Mar 18, 2011 Kelsey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs, 2011
This series is dark and romantic and full of twists and turns. After reading and enjoying the first two books in the series I was eager to start this one. In Beautiful Dead: Summer we are introduced to the third member of the Beautiful Dead teenage quartet- Summer. Summer was a breath of fresh air, so full of light and love, even in the afterlife. Her death was tragic- a random shopping mall shooting... or was it random? Our human main character, Darina, is assigned the mission of solving the my ...more
Katieb (MundieMoms)
I've struggled with really wanting to like this series, and I haven't been able to get into the stories as much as I want to. With Summer's story I feel the series picked up more for me. I'm not sure if it's because they're more plot twists or what, but I liked it more than the previous books from the series. Just like the first two stories in the series, Darina must solve the mystery behind one of her dead friend's deaths. The Beautiful Dead only have so much time and Darina will find solving S ...more
Katja Berger
Denne bog tilhører Summer, den anden af de unge piger som er døde indenfor det seneste år. Alle kendte Summer, da hun var i live; skolens smukke, populære og talentfulde pige. Alle holdt af hende og alle spåede hende en stor karriere som sangerinde, men Summers fremtid blev brat spoleret af en koldblodig nedskydning i indkøbscenteret. Morderen, der affyrede våbnet, blev aldrig fundet og nu, næsten et år efter, skal Darina forsøge at finde frem til sandheden om hvem der myrdede den elskede pige.

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Oct 20, 2012 Domčo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
V predošlých častiach sme spolu s Darinou odhalili príčinu Jonasovej a Arizoninej smrti. Summer má byť tretia a Darine ostáva len pár dní. Potom sa Summer navždy presunie „vyššie“ a jej duša už nikdy nenájde pokoj. Čaká nás poriadna dávka napätia, zvratov a prepracovaných charakterov. Čitateľ si pokračovaním príbehu nikdy nemôže byť stopercentne istý, pretože všetko sa môže zmeniť otočením stránky. Časť Summer bola podľa môjho názoru najlepšia z celej série a Eden Maguire naplno rozvinula svoj t ...more
Disclaimer: I'm writing this "review" / note in December of 2015; I'm revisiting all of my ratings of books I read before I was on Goodreads, and therefore haven't added a proper review (until now... sort of).

(New) rating: 2.5 stars.

I don't remember exactly how old I was when I first read this book, but I know for certain that a) I was in primary school at the time, and b) I was in my early teen-years. I reckon I must've been around 14-16 years of age at the time.

This was one of the first novels
Darina už se osvědčila jako takový detektiv, při řešení záhad ohledně smrti čtyř studentů z Ellerton High, a Jonas s Arizonou díky ní našli svého vraha a s tím i klid. Teď je na řadě Darinina nejlepší kamarádka Summer, kterou zastřelili v nákupním středisku. Všichni si myslí, že to byl nějaký pomatený střelec, který tam jen tak přišel a začal okolo sebe střílet. Když se pak různě po Americe objevilo pár podobných případů, policie našla podezřelého. Ale jak už to v této sérii bývá, všechno je obe ...more
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Eden Maguire graduated from Birmingham University with a PhD in English Lit and now lives in the Yorkshire Dales with her two daughters, her horse, Merlin, plus a dog and a cat.

She spends part of each year at a ranch in Colorado, where she rides alone in the mountains – her idea of perfect happiness.

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“Before me, before us—did you ever—were you ever in love?’
He paused for a while then shrugged. ‘I thought I was a couple of times at my last school—the usual crushes.’
‘Yeah, I really don’t want to hear it,’ I said, backtracking like crazy. ‘You’re going to tell me they were blond and beautiful size zeros.”
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