Dead Beautiful by Yvonne WoonGoodreads - September 21st 2010 by Hyperion Book
A haunting love story about desire, danger, and destiny.
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.
I am utterly in love with this summary - mysterious, romantic, philosophical and somewhat macabre. The book is called Dead Beautiful - and I have a feeling it will live up to the title. Let's hope this one is as engaging as it sounds!