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Life Eternal (Dead Beautiful #2)

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Ren?e Winters has changed. When she looks in the mirror, a beautiful girl with an older, sadder face stares back. Her condition has doctors mystified, but Ren?e can never reveal the truth: she died last May, and was brought back to life by the kiss of her Undead soul mate, Dante Berlin.

Now, her separation from Dante becomes almost unbearable. His second life is close to a
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Paperback, 456 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Usborne Publishing Ltd (first published January 24th 2012)
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Sarah In my opinion, they were equally as good. The plot was continued well into this book and I am looking forward to reading the third one.

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mrsj
Feb 19, 2012 mrsj rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Aargh!!!!!!!
A Cliffhanger!!!!!!!
It ended with a cliffhanger!

If you can't remember book 1 (Dead Beautiful), please read it before you start this.

This book started off weak.
It was spooky at first, soon turned to boring but the story picked up soon enough and it engaged us into the suspense, mystery and romance.
It left me with goosebumps throughout till the very end.
This is indeed a very beautiful story.

"Just one kiss will take your breath away.." - Dead Beautiful

Renée Winters is a Monitor* and s
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Charlotte Marshall
Jun 26, 2012 Charlotte Marshall rated it it was amazing
Shelves: yvonne-woon
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Danielle Thomas
Ok not a great book to read super late at night, in a silent house, when you have a strange amount in common with the main character, and the entire time you are expecting some undead to crawl out of your closet and suck your soul out of your mouth. All things said read this book in the DAYLIGHT with alive humans around. At least that is what I reccommend because in doing that first part I may just not sleep all that well tonight. But to the actual review part. This book like the first started o ...more
Eric
Feb 21, 2011 Eric marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
SEEEEEEQQQQUUUUUEELLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I loved Dead Beautiful!!!! It was one of my favorites from last year! I CANNOT WAIT!!!
Reha  (The Book Ghoul)
I read Dead Beautiful few years ago, and i remember how much i enjoyed reading it. Second book in the series Life Eternal did not disappoint me either. Story is well written, its neither stretched nor plain, kind where you don't wish for 2 more chapters or less.
Renée and Dante are one of my fav couples. They love each other unconditionally but also see each others flaws. They have their unique supernatural dating problems but also every day couple issues.
Reason i gave this book 4 star and n
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Andreea
Jun 17, 2013 Andreea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
http://themoonlitbookshelf.blogspot.d...

Renée's and Dante's love story continues with this stunning sequel to Dead Beautiful (click here to read my review)!

Summary:

Renée Winters is not the same girl that she was a year ago. A lot has happened since then - she lost her parents and she found out that she is a Monitor whose job is to bury the harmful Undead. But she has also found unexpected and dangerous love - a love that brought her death and life.

Renée died last May, but she was brought back to
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Emma (BelleBooks)
Oct 25, 2011 Emma (BelleBooks) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
I was so excited to get a copy of Life Eternal from NetGalley to review, just after I finished Dead Beautiful as well, talk about perfect timing!
I was really excited to read this one as it's not out till February next year in the US and it doesn't have a UK release date yet!

Life Eternal pretty much picks up right where we left Renee in Dead Beautiful, after all the tragic events that happened at Gotfried, the school is now closed to everyone except the Undead.
Renee is shipped off to Lycée St Cle
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Khanh (the Grinch)
I don’t want to be with someone who completes my soul; I want someone who will open it. I want to be able to choose.

This book was a pleasant surprise. I enjoyed the first book in the series enough, but felt it was simplistic overall. Everything in the first book felt...lacking in complexity; things were smooth, almost too smooth. She had pretty much one love interest, spent time daydreaming about Dante, her ONE TWOO WUV, she had good friends, and the Monitors were fairly antagonistic but by mean
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Abby
Apr 28, 2012 Abby rated it really liked it

KEY POINTS: Romance, Love Triangle, Mystery, Detective, Suspense

IN SHORT: This book was a great read; it combined a great 3D mystery with in depth characters and heart stopping action.

Life eternal is the second book in the beautiful dead series by Yvonne Woon, In this instalment we are thrown straight into where we were left off with the main character Renee still unsure where she fits in her world and is unmoveable in her affections for Dante, although at the beginning the action is set at slo
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Kayleigh {K-Books}
Life Eternal Review on K-Books

So, I finished this book like literally five minutes ago so you will have to excuse me if this review is a little all over the place but I can barely think straight right now let alone write down my feelings towards this book.
If I had to describe this book in a one word it would be WOW! This book completely blew me away.

Renee is desperate to find a way for her and her soul-mate Dante to be together, but as she starts to unravel the mystery that may save them both sh
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Katy
Aug 27, 2011 Katy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No, no, no! The book couldn't have ended there! What a frustrating way to end the book, because now I have to wait for the actual book (not the ARC) before the next one even comes out!

The book didn't start as well as I had wanted it to. I remember reading the first book LOVING it all the way through. Renee was really mopey and pathetic, and I wasn't sure I wanted to keep reading it. Yes, she's without her love, but I really wanted to shake her and tell her to stop feeling sorry for herself. I wa
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Esther Bernstein
Full review on Reader's Dialogue: http://readersdialogue.blogspot.com/2...

To start at the end - Yvonne is the master of cliffhanger endings! She did it at the end of Dead Beautiful, and it's even more cliffhanger-y in Life Eternal! The last chapter is a buildup of action upon action, suspense and mystery, with terror and danger climbing and magnifying, until you're holding your breath and waiting to see what happens, and then something happens - and then it's the last sentence. And you turn the
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Amber
Aug 21, 2011 Amber rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011, netgalley, ebooks
Rating Clarification: 4.5 Stars

How far would you go for love? To save a soul? To be with your soul mate for eternity? Life Eternal is the 2nd book in the Dead Beautiful series. I will admit at the beginning I wasn’t totally convinced and partly due to lingering thoughts of another book recently read. Once I was able to open up completely to the story, I found myself fascinated. What took me so long! I love when a story has mystery and unexpected twists. There were moments in the book where I rea
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Liz
Mar 26, 2015 Liz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mythology, great-read
Are you kidding me?! A cliffhanger?! Really?!


I'm done. My heart stopped beating when I turned the last page. I will become an Undead now.

Warning: Spoiler Alert

If you want to read a spooky, mysterious and somehow dark book full of suspense and yet beautiful and romantic: Go for it.
"Life Eternal" is even better than the first book, I am serious.

Like the first book, it starts dark and gloomy with a vision of Renée. One of her teachers from the Gottfried Academy is killed. Renée is all alone. Her
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SJH (A Dream of Books)
One of my surprise favourite books of last year was 'Dead Beautiful' by Yvonne Woon and ever since I read it I've been eagerly anticipating the sequel. No surprises then for guessing that I curled up with this book as soon as it arrived and didn't move for the rest of the night.

Renee is now a monitor capable of sensing the Undead but has been changed forever by the kiss she received from Dante which gave her back her soul. When Gottfried Academy is closed to all by the Undead, she's transferred
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Danny
Sep 08, 2011 Danny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: imm-sept1
While I was reluctant to start Dead Beautiful - I really liked it in the end! The only thing that was horrible was the cliffhanger, so when I got the chance to read Life Eternal I was eager to see hoe the story of Dante and René goes on!

After the happenings in Dead Beautiful her old schools closes and she has to attend to a new school in Montreal that is only for Monitors and not for the Undead. New school, new friends , new mysteries!

While I liked the chance of scenery, I truly missed the abs
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Bhavya Gupta
P. S. The extra star is for the concept; which, of course, here is ruined potential.
April
I have to say I loved Life Eternal even more than I did Dead Beautiful - and I liked that one a lot! I already bought the third book, I just HAD TO!

I'm so proud of myself for figuring out the mystery of the riddle at the beginning of the book. :D

These books are so fantastic and I can tell I'm going to be so sad when I'm finished with them.. and yet I can't seem to slow myself down from gobbling them up, which is an excellent sign! I love the characters and the plot for Life Eternal was even mo
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Cynthia
Argh!!! Cruellest cliffhanger!
Lizzie
For this review and more, go to my blog Lizzie the Sarcastic Blonde

Looking through the reviews on GoodReads, I feel like I'm the only person that didn't enjoy this book. I read this hoping that it would be better than the first, but really, it wasn't any better, and that's really disappointing.

Renee is still swooning over Dante, because what else do you do when it's a super hawt dead guy? *Cough* Twilight *cough*. Renee is still hung up over him even though she's been sent to a new boarding sch
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Shannon (aka The Tale Temptress)
I have to admit that I had expectations when I started reading this book. The first one had sucked me in so completely and everything moved along so well and quickly that I literally flew through the pages. So I expected the same with Life Eternal. I was a tiny bit disappointed only because, for me, this book started out a lot slower than the first, and it took a long time to build. The writing was as beautiful to me as in Dead Beautiful, the first book, but it just seemed that the pacing was ju ...more
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
I definitely feel much the same about Life Eternal as I did Dead Beautiful. It's fun and quick to read, but also kind of ridiculous and melodramatic. However, overall, I think I did like this one a bit better.

First off, Renée is still weird. She just never reacts to things the way a normal person would. Maybe she's just not normal, but pretty much every time I read about how she responded to something, I'm like what the heck! For example, in the first chapter, you learn that her grandfather has
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Tammi
Aug 14, 2011 Tammi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Renée is back living with her grandfather after school is over. The events that happened at the end of the school year have bought her a summer of therapy. Now, she is having nightmares that are unusual for a monitor (one who can sense the undead.) She doesn’t tell anyone about the nightmares because she thinks that they are unreal and insignificant, until a member of the faculty of her school dies which is congruent with the dream she had. Gottfried Academy is closed to students and only remain ...more
Taylor Burnett
Feb 20, 2012 Taylor Burnett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just finished this book about 2 minutes ago and let me just say I loved it! I had doubts about it in the beginning because it started a little slow but soon enough I couldn't put it down. Let me start off by saying I love the cover of this book; I know the girl who is one the cover and she is amazingly beautiful and I think that she captured the look of Renee on the cover with the canary, its just wonderful. Now, the story. I didn't think Yvonne could top the first book of the series--Dead Bea ...more
Jen
Aug 30, 2011 Jen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-s
Thank you to NetGalley and Disney-Hyperion for the opportunity to read and review this ARC. This is book 2 in the Dead Beautiful series and while I'm still not a fan of the Undead/Zombie world, I have to say I did enjoy the action and adventure in this one.

At the end of book 1, Renee and Dante (take second w/your thoughts...Dante...) have become "soul mates" but in order to keep her safe, he leaves her which is of course, how you prove to someone that you want to spend forever with them, right?
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the golden witch.
4.5/5 stars!

I was so happy to see that “Dead Beautiful” was getting a sequel – even though it felt like a standalone, I had the feeling that there was a lot more room for more of Renee and Dante’s story to be told. What’s better is that this volume feels like Woon has grown leaps and bounds within her abilities for worldbuilding and character construction as well as arc execution (though those were never a problem in the first book, all of the aforementioned technical details in this book feel s
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Lyn  Ching
Feb 22, 2012 Lyn Ching rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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LIFE ETERNAL
by Yvonne Woon
Due Out: January 24, 2012

WARNING: Spoiler Alert.


This is the sequel of the book DEAD BEAUTIFUL. The biggest premise of the series is that children (up to age 21) who die and are not buried nor burned will reanimate after 10 days. they will retain memories from their former life and still be functional yet are quite different. their senses will be dull and they
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Alithea
Aug 26, 2013 Alithea rated it it was amazing
THIS BOOK GOT ME HOOKED FROM BEGINNING TO END!

I never realised how much I loved mystery books until now, and it is awesome! Renee was still awesome as before in the first book and maybe even a little bit better, as this book was amazingly even better. The book is too riddiculously long for me to note everything that happens so here is a gist.

From the beginning. Renee gets visions or rather premonitions through out the book, which only later finds out she was actually seeing through Dante's eyes
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Deborah
Pages: 408

Genre: YA Fiction/Paranormal/Suspense

Author's website: http://www.yvonnewoon.com/

Cover Rating:

Beautiful cover, but I'm not sure I know from the cover images exactly what the book is about. I can see it is coming from a cold and snow-encrusted region, the canary in a cage is an interesting image, and the stony arch denotes an entry into an aged place. Otherwise, the girl is just pretty and we aren't sure how she relates to the title. Love the font used and the proper placement of title
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Giulia (FCBGiulia)
Jan 03, 2016 Giulia (FCBGiulia) rated it liked it
It's more a 3.5!
I enjoyed this sequel but overall I only tought it was an okay read. I have read Dead Beautiful almost two years ago and probably it will be better if I picked up the sequel right after. Yeah, it was okay, nothing more, but well written and enjoyable ;D. Maybe I will read the final book in the trilogy, but right now I'm not interest in reading it.

Sicuramente è stato uno sbaglio leggere questo libro dopo due anni dalla lettura del primo. Me lo sarei sicuramente goduto di più, ma n
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Yvonne Woon grew up in Massachusetts. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts in fiction from Columbia University. She lives in Manhattan.
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