Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Eyecatcher: Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon

Dead Beautiful
by Yvonne Woon

Disney Hyperion
ISBN: 9781423119562
Release Date: September 21, 2010

from the publisher's site:

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.

why it caught my eye:

I'm just loving YA covers these days. There are so many beautiful eye-catching covers that make me want to pick up a book and get lost in it. I think part of what makes Dead Beautiful's cover so appealing to me is that it reminds me a bit of my Senior pictures from high school. :) All I know is I've found yet one more book to add to my wishlist.


April (BooksandWine) said...

Dead Beautiful is excellent! I highly recommend it. :-)

HeatherMarie said...

Good to know. Thanks April! :)