Book Review : Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon

“Never only exist in your head. Anything is possible…”


My Rating : *3.5 Stars*


After Renee Winters discovers her parents lying dead in California’s Redwood Forest in what appears to be a strange double murder, her grandfather sends her off to Gottfried Academy in Maine, a remote and mysterious high school dedicated to philosophy, “crude sciences,” and Latin: the Language of the Dead. It’s here she meets Dante, a dark and elusive student to whom she feels inexplicably drawn.                                                                    As they get to know each other better, Dante can’t seem to control his attraction either, and their desires gradually deepen into a complex and dangerous romance. Dangerous because Dante is hiding a frightening secret. A secret so terrible, it has him fearing for Renee’s life.                                                                                                                                           Dante’s not the only one with secrets, though. Turns out Gottfried Academy has a few of its own… Like, how come students keep disappearing? Why are the prefect-like Monitors creeping around campus during the night? And what exactly are the Headmistress and Professors really up to? Renee is determined to find out why.

Dead Beautiful is both a compelling romance and thought-provoking read, bringing shocking new meaning to life, death, love, and the nature of the soul.

My Review:

I read this book years back, maybe in 2011(ya). It’s a paranormal romance and is beautifully written. I haven’t read many paranormal romance books, Yvonne Woon definitely took me by surprise.

I didn’t love the characters very much. However, if you like the concepts of mythology and supernatural-ism, you’ll like this book.

For some it may turn out to be lame, I mean bringing back dead people to life, what do you expect. But it is what it is!

For me the idea behind this book was fascinating, only that the protagonist was just annoying.

And the plot?