Dead Beautiful Paperback
by Yvonne Woon
At Gottfried Academy, just one kiss will take your breath away.
Desire. Danger. Destiny. Little did I know that this is what I would find at Gottfried Academy.
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 512 pages
- Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/05/2011
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9781409530244
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Review by wyvernfriend
The book starts with our heroine, Renee, finding her dead parents, which leads to her grandfather sending her to a boarding school where the subjects are strange and some of the pupils are stranger. She falls in love but the path to true love doesn't run smooth. There were times that this story worked for me but there were also times that I just didn't connect well with it. It just didn't resonate well with me and I didn't feel that the characters actually behaved in any real way. Quite readable but puddle deep. It's a bit like a cross between Harry Potter and Twilight with some of the serial numbers rubbed off. The author shows promise and I would be tempted to read her again.