by Eden Maguire
Part of the Beautiful Dead series
There's been no sign of the Beautiful Dead for weeks.
Darina achingly misses Phoenix all over again. But surely he will return with the rest of the Beautiful Dead as so much still remains unresolved.
It's been ten months since Arizona drowned in Hartmann Lake.
Suicide, it would seem. But something doesn't add up. Drowning herself in a hidden-away lake does not sound like strong, confident, Arizona: Ellerton High School's high-maintenance drama queen.
Darina needs to help Arizona the way she helped Jonas.
But time is running out ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
- Publication Date: 15/10/2009
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780340988626
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Review by wyvernfriend
The second story, this time Darina has to find out why Arizona drowned in Hartmann Lake, a verdict of suicide has been returned but that really doesn't gel with what Darina knows about Arizona. She still hasn't dealt truly with the fact that her boyfriend is actually dead and she will have to live without him eventually. Darina has a lot of angst and is not really dealing with a lot of her issues, she's dealing with other people issues, this series has potential to be interesting once she has to deal with Phoenix's death. However right now it's quite slight and actually I'm starting to get a little bit bored with the main character. There are a few background characters I'd like to see fleshed out a little more
Review by nicola26
This book left me completely unimpressed. I thought the first book was mediocre, but this was just plain bad. It took me forever to get through it- not because it was hard to read (it was very basic) but it was just so incredibly boring and the characters really annoyed me. No character has ever annoyed me as much as Darina. She's so completely self-absorbed it's sickening. She spends the whole time saying how stupid her parents are (for things like asking her how she is) and being horrible to her only friend. At one point, her step-father is in a car accident and she actually says ''Him being in an accident isn't top of my priority list'' and puts it out of her mind to go hang in her bedroom with her boyfriend. The whole thing was just boring and irritating and I have no desire to read the next one.
Review by katie1802
The mystery was more intriguing than the first book but I still despise Darina, how does this girl have friends? It's like she's perpetually in Bella a la New Moon mode.