Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Dead Beautiful

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine. The idea behind this meme is to highlight up and coming releases that we just can't wait to read.

This week's choice is Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon. I stumbled upon this one on Goodreads quite by accident, but am I glad I did because this sounds right up my alley!

Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon
Summary: (from Goodreads)
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.

Dante’s not the only one with secrets, though. Turns out Gottfried Academy has a few of its own… Like, how come students keep disappearing? Why are the prefect-like Monitors creeping around campus during the night? And what exactly are the Headmistress and Professors really up to? Renee is determined to find out why.

Dead Beautiful is both a compelling romance and thought-provoking read, bringing shocking new meaning to life, death, love, and the nature of the soul.

That's it from me for this week. What's on your list for this week?

Final note: A huge thank you to Leanna from Daisy Chain Book Reviews who has chosen me as a winner of her Sisters Red giveaway. I'm so excited about reading this!

8 comments:

lost.in.stories said...

This sounds so good, I'll definitely be reading this. You'll love Sisters Red its such a great book.

Jan von Harz said...

This sound very exciting, secrets, romance an awesome combo.

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

This one is on my wishlist too - sounds great!

Congrats on the competition win!! :)

Sabrina @ about happy books said...

Sounds definitely like a good and thrilling book. I like the cover because it's a bit mysterious.

my WoW

jacabur1 said...

A romance mystery thriller with sounds like paranormal elements, going on my list now! My WOW Is Here

jackie b central texas

GABY said...

I haven't heard of this book before but sounds great! And the cover is awesome!

Congrats ;)

Morgan said...

I really like the sound of this book. Great pick! I also really love the cover

GABY said...

I forgot to tell you before, you have an award on my blog!: http://oh-my-books.blogspot.com/2010/07/awards-2.html