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Dead Beautiful

Book 1, A Dead Beautiful Novel - Dead Beautiful Trilogy (Book 1)

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Coming from sunny California, the mist-shrouded Academy was a shock, with its strange customs, ancient curriculum and study of Latin - the language of the dead. Then I discovered that the school has more than one dark secret... I also discovered Dante. Intelligent, elusive and devastatingly gorgeous, most people can't decide whether they love, hate or fear him. All I know is that when we're together, I've never felt more alive - or more afraid.

From Publishers Weekly

23 August 2010 – For a girl who has just lost her parents, her home, and her friends, 16-year-old Ren e Winters is an unusually analytical and composed narrator in this supernatural tale from first-time author Woon. A lifelong denizen of California public schools, Ren e adjusts with effortless aplomb when her grandfather sends her to the private Gottfried Academy in northernmost Maine, where she joins the most exclusive clique and starts dating the most handsome boy on campus. Ren e does have one quirk she keeps secret, though her knack for finding dead things, from the corpses of her parents ("The redwood forest covers more than three hundred square miles," Ren e's grandfather tells her, "yet you were able to find them within half an hour") to a desiccated mouse under a library table. She's also noticed that her boyfriend Dante's skin is unusually cold, and why are so many of the senior students fluent in that dead language, Latin? It's a Harry Potter start and a Twilight finish for this competent but somewhat predictable tale, which is told in a style that is more efficient than evocative. Ages 12 up.

Customer Reviews

Great paranormal romance

Loved this book, can't wait to read the sequels! A great mix of mystery and romance. Ending makes you want so much more...

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Dead Beautiful
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  • £3.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Romance
  • Published: 01 May 2011
  • Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
  • Print Length: 512 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, A Dead Beautiful Novel
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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