Beautiful but Deadly

Death has always drawn Renee, and she’s not sure why.  When she finds her parents dead in the woods one evening, she knows there is something wrong, even though their deaths have been ruled accidental.  Adjusting to life at Gottfried Academy, the school where her grandfather sends her, is strange.  Students are disappearing.  What exactly are the Monitors?  Who is Dante, and why is she drawn to him?  More importantly, will Renee survive?

Facts: Dead Beautiful is well written.  Spoiler: It’s a boarding school vampire novel, so it can be slightly disgusting at times, depending on your perspective: adults and students die, there is some “soul stealing” and decay.  But it isn’t gruesome, and the romance is really clean – just a kiss or two.  If you’re a fan of the paranormal, this book is a good read.

Feelings: I enjoyed this book, even though I didn’t care for Twilight.  The romance between Renee and Dante develops nicely, and there’s a bit of a shocker at the end, which makes you want to read the next two books in the series.  I’d read it again if I had time!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher through Net Galley for free in exchange for this review.

Dead Beautiful

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