Sunday, April 24, 2011

Review - Dead Beautiful

Dead Beautiful
Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon.

I have been depressed for a few months.  I received an email that my neighborhood Borders was closing and found myself in a slump.  I felt like it was the end of books altogether.  Even with the new Kindle, Nook and E-Readers, I find there is nothing better than buying another book to fill in my bookshelf, not to mention, laying in the tub with the latest steamy romance without the worry of electrocution. 

I am devastated that they closed, but out of the ashes...came discount books.  Now, I have two serious problems.  Those problems, are books and sales.  Now, imagine my pleasure finding out that all of my beautiful books would be on sale.  Somebody hand me a Valium.  YAYAAYYA!   Let's just say, by the time they closed, the staff knew me by name as I had visited twice a week for the last five they were in business.

When Borders was going out of business, I tackled old ladies and children for first grab at authors I knew well, attempting to complete collections and get my hands on a few I had been waiting for at the library.  After the novelty of that wore off, I returned as the store selection became more and more picked over, still choosing books in genres I like, hoping to come across something good. 

Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon.

I admit, I liked the cover so I added it to the stack.

I was pleasantly surprised.  Although I rolled my eyes after seeing yet ANOTHER YA book surrounding parents dying, moving in with a rich, unknown relative and attending a private school (yeah like I haven't heard that before), I certainly liked the take on supernatural events.

I found myself guessing the entire book and really enjoyed the twist at the end.  I don't think Ms. Woon is planning a sequel and I applaud her for that.  I'm so sick of authors wringing a book dry for it's royalties. 

Thanks for a solid book that had a conclusion.  I enjoyed!


  1. Omg I'm so upset that Borders is closing. Borders is one of the most popular bookshops ever and to know that they're closing down is heartbreaking!!! But I'm glad you found a good book! :)

  2. Aw, I hate to break it to you, but there will be a sequel (Life Eternal). I do agree though, it was nice that Dead Beautiful ENDS without any loose ends.