Wednesday, 18 May 2011

dead beautiful by yvonne woon-annmarie

4 stars. i recommend this book
At Gottfried Academy, just one kiss will take your breath away. After Renee discovers her parents dead in what appears to be a strange double murder, she is sent to Gottfried Academy, a remote and mysterious high school dedicated to philosophy, 'crude sciences', and Latin: the Language of the Dead. Here she meets Dante, a dark and elusive student who harbors a deadly secret, but to whom she feels inexplicably drawn. Despite himself, Dante cannot control his attraction to Renee either and their desires gradually deepen into a complex and dangerous romance. But Dante's not the only one with secrets...Gottfried Academy has a few of its own. When Renee begins to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a former student, she begins to realize just how deadly these secrets are...Dark romance meets haunting murder mystery in this captivating tale of love, death and destiny.

first thoughts: to be honest at first i was not 100% shore if i was going to like it there was a lot of good reviews but i had a horrible feeling the book was going to be like many others i have read. i was wrong 

setting: the setting of the story was much like most story's but there was more to it while most novels have there story's based about a school but this setting was more then just like any other novel. the setting made the story amazing there was so much detail and care taken when the author wrote about gottfried academy. 

characters: all the characters were well together and interesting some stood out more then others and some you just plain hated because of the way they acted but all together i was really happy with the characters. 

cover: well the cover was the main thing that made me buy the book. its a beautiful cover with lots of light and dark green.

all together: i thought this was a well worth the read. there was a lot to the book and there was a exciting twist and the end that left me wanting more. while the start was a little slow at first you soon got into the book that held you with secrets and the mystery of the academy.   

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