Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday - Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that are being eagerly anticipated.

Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon
Goodreads - 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!


  1. I can see why you would love the summary the book definitely has a great deal of potential. Thanks for this new to me title.

  2. I've been hearing a lot about this book and I can't wait for it- makes me wonder what Dante is though- vampire is my guess at the moment (plus the cover looks like the girl's wearing a count dracula worthy cape)

  3. Ooh, sounds really intriguing! Nice WoW pick. =)

  4. I hadn't heard of this one before. It does sound really good. Mysterious hot guys and mysterious boarding schools seem to be a new YA trend.

  5. Sounds like a really dark story....the best kind:-)

  6. This sounds great! Nice pick!

    My WoW picks are here.

  7. Awesome pick! I can't wait for this :)

  8. I haven't heard much about this novel yet, but I'm intrigued. I definitely like the cover. Here's mine.

  9. This one does sound really good. And lovely cover too!



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