DEAD BEAUTIFUL by Yvonne Woon
Kirkus Star

DEAD BEAUTIFUL

From the "Dead Beautiful" series, volume 1
Age Range: 12 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

Anyone who reads knows that vampires are in. But this hefty novel takes a new and unconventional look at the undead, focusing on story and interesting characters and leaving gore and mayhem hidden in the background. Renée Winters is a sunny California teenager who has a rude awakening when both her parents die mysteriously in the woods. Suddenly in the care of a grandfather she doesn’t know, she’s forced to leave her friends, her school and everything she knows behind. Sent to an exclusive and very private academy in a desolate part of Maine, she makes new friends, discovers new abilities and cannot help but be drawn to a handsome and enigmatic loner, Dante. Feeling as Alice must have when she fell down the rabbit hole, Renée keeps trying to find answers to questions she’s not even sure are real, struggling to reconcile past and present if she is to have any hope of a future. Well written, intriguing and, above all, different, this story ends with much to explore in what one hopes will be swiftly forthcoming sequels. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up) 

Pub Date: Sept. 21st, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4231-1956-2
Page count: 478pp
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2010




SIMILAR BOOKS SUGGESTED BY OUR CRITICS:

ChildrenDRINK SLAY LOVE by Sarah Beth Durst
by Sarah Beth Durst
ChildrenJESSICA RULES THE DARK SIDE by Beth Fantaskey
by Beth Fantaskey
ChildrenLETHALLY BLONDE by Patrice Lyle
by Patrice Lyle