Dead Beautiful (Dead Beautiful #1)
After the funera...more
Seriously, does character depth not exist in teen books anymore?
For one, I hated how the author kept starting with the word "Startled" and other words, such as:
"Startled, I ..."
Then you have Dante Berlin. He's described as a God. So what the hell is Renee doing with him if she's an "average girl"? The words used to describe him made me want to vomit. Get real, Woon, no one looks like that. She didn't even describe ONE flaw to him (out...more
It’s rare to come across something different and original. Well, almost original. We have creepy/ weird boarding schools with wealthy students. Dangerous, loner, beautiful boy meets new girl. Dead parents. Yada yada yada. But each aspect is unique in its own way. Classes consist of Philosophy, Crude Sciences, Survival skills etc. The beautiful boy, isn’t cold and stuck up. He’s actually really sweet. Woon gives each thing her own twist which makes things nice. Even the plo...more
The romance was actually believable. And hurrah, no love triangle! I loved Renee. I loved Dante. I loved Eleanor. I loved Nathaniel. I hated Gideon. It was just one great big emotional rollercoaster and I loved it so much. Interesting take on the Undead, beautiful writing and just a great book. I need the next one now!
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I'm a bit mixed about the cover. I do the like the green background but I don't like the model and the cover gives you the appearance that it's set in a fantasy world, which it's not.
The writing was simple and easy to get into, but nothing special or memorable.
Most of the book is set in Gottfried Academy, a prestigious school that has a peculiar curriculum. I enjoyed this setting, really reminded me of Claudia...more
My Rating: 2.5/5.0
I'm a bit iffy about Dead Beautiful. Let's start at the beginning. I first saw Life Eternal on goodreads, gaped at it's gorgeous cover (I swear I have to stop doing that, it's simply not healthy), and saw that it was the sequel to Dead Beautiful. So I just had to read Dead Beautiful. Dead Beautiful was interesting; it captivated me in some parts and bore me in other parts, but there is honestly nothing much to say about it. However, I stopped reading the book at page 197 beca...more
Wow. Just wow. I honestly didn't think I'd like this book, but I love it. It went right into the action on page one, it had a great story line that kept me guessing literally the whole way through, and amazing writing. I was trying to figure out what would happen, what Dante was, but I just couldn't, and I love that. The build-up to the climax was great, and I feel like a professer I know so mu...more
I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I read this book, with not knowing much about it and reading some mixed reviews before hand but honestly, I was pleasantly surprised by it and I ended up really liked it.
Renee Winters was an ordinary girl, that is until her sixteenth birthday where she finds her parents dead in the woods. How d...more
Okay, let's try to make this more understandable.
I liked the main character. Normally I don't like main characters. They are often whiny, ego centrical girls with a tendency to blame others for everything, or for falling in love with no reason and only in a matter of days (if not minutes). They tend to be right all of the time, because the author wants them to be right and they tend to be stupid and irritating most of...more
So as I started to read this book, I was thrown into a whirlwind of surprises. Poor Renee, always going through some many unexpected tragic things. I felt sorry for her, but was glad that she prevailed.
Renee arrived at this new school and her rebellious attitude has me giddy from the start. I immensely enjoyed her smart mouth, know it all attitude...more
Read the r...more
I like paranormal books as much as the next girl, but Dead Beautiful was a little too creepy for me. The summary (and the title) give a hint of what is going on, but I wasn’t really prepared for just how much death would overwhelm the story.
Renee was a girl who would speak her mind. I liked that about her, even though it sometimes got her into trouble. She had a lot going on in her life and she was thrown into a crazy situation at Gottfried Academy.
What I wasn’t so thrilled about was the r...more
Let's see what I can remember... It was bad. And a copy cat. The overall story was like Twilight. Wit...more
Yvonne Woon is a great writer, I loved how detailed she was in the book. I felt that the beginning was rather slow, but after you get to a certain point in the book the pace picks up. Probably at around 100 pages perhaps.
It had a very good plot, this book is pretty original to me. Although we pretty much knew that Dante was undead that was okay!
I really liked the characters in the boo...more
I defiantly recommend you read it.
The detail of the characters and events(scenery) paint a perfect picture of what they look like, how they act, move an...more
This book was spectacular! I recently took a break from reading books, as you guys might have noticed, and I've just started to begin reading again!
I was a bit creeped out because of this book in the beginning and I still am a bit now, but it's really interesting. I still don't know why there were coins all around the body, but oh well.
Anyways, let's get on with the story! It was very well written, at least to me, and I real...more
Trotz einiger merkwürdiger Unterrichtsfächer und bizarrer Mitschüler findet sie sich schnell zurecht. Eleanor und Nathaniel...more
I'm quite disliking it at the moment. Truth be told, the only part that I thought that was well written so far was the prologue. Ridiculous, right?
Dead Beautiful, to me, really feels like some rip-off of Twilight with a touch of Harry Potter (with that touch being that the main character is sent to a boarding school and is now an orphan). New girl from some sunny state moves to gloomy old small town in the middle of a forest; girl meets "dead gorgeou...more
My take on the book was in three stages:
Beginning of the book- This is slow... Well, at least the heroine has a fun voice. Can this ever pick up?
Middle of Book - Holy cow! These events are really inter...more
Das Cover finde ich recht einladend, gerade der Untertitel...more
Now, I'm not the biggest Twilight fan in the world. I enjoy my continuity and such, but I do love Harry Potter, and Meyer's series has some redeeming qualiti...more
Also irgendwie war ich nie Fan des deutschen Covers. Aber als ich jetzt zum ersten mal das englische Cover gesehen habe, da fand ich das deutsche plötzlich gar richtig toll. Ich finde allerdings, dass "Deine Seele in mir" ein klein wenig zu viel von der Geschichte verrät...
Ich könnte jetzt Vergleiche mit Büchern wie Twilight ziehen, aber das ist gar nicht nötig. Das Buch hat zwar einige Parallelen, aber es war einfach ganz anders! Vor allem, was die Atmosphäre angeht und na...more