Life Eternal (Dead Beautiful Series #2)

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Ren e Winters has changed. When she looks in the mirror, a beautiful girl with an older, sadder face stares back. Her condition has doctors mystified, but Ren e can never reveal the truth: she died last May, and was brought back to life by the kiss of her Undead soul mate, Dante Berlin.

Now, her separation from Dante becomes almost unbearable. His second life is close to an end, and each passing day means one less that she will spend with the ...

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Overview

Ren e Winters has changed. When she looks in the mirror, a beautiful girl with an older, sadder face stares back. Her condition has doctors mystified, but Ren e can never reveal the truth: she died last May, and was brought back to life by the kiss of her Undead soul mate, Dante Berlin.

Now, her separation from Dante becomes almost unbearable. His second life is close to an end, and each passing day means one less that she will spend with the boy who shares her soul.

Just when Ren e has almost given up hope, she learns of the Nine Sisters-brilliant scholars who, according to legend, found a way to cheat death. She can't shake the feeling that they are somehow connected to her dreams, strange visions that hint at a discovery so powerful, and so dangerous, that some will stop at nothing to protect it.

Ren e thought she knew the truth about life and death. But there is a secret woven through history that holds the only hope for Dante and Ren e. Unless they find answers soon, their time together is doomed to be cut short.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—This captivating sequel to Dead Beautiful (Hyperion, 2010) has a wonderful cast of new characters as well as some old favorites. The story starts off a bit slow but as the plots thicken, it is full of suspense, mystery, and heartbreak. Renée Winters's life is in turmoil. After last spring's tragic events at Gottfried Academy, she is forced to attend the Monitors' exclusive Lycée St. Clément academy in Montreal. This means that she will be separated from her soul mate and Undead boyfriend, Dante. Although she learns a great deal about Monitor life, she struggles with depression, loneliness, and nightmares. Both Dante and Renée are searching for the key to immortality so they can finally be together. Unfortunately, the clock is ticking on Dante's "life" and takes a toll on their relationship. Then Renée discovers the secret of the Nine Sisters and begins to experience strange hallucination-type dreams. These dreams uncover clues that aid her in her search for answers, but at what cost? Just as events come to a head, readers are left on the edge of their seats and wanting more. Sure to be a hit with fans of the paranormal/supernatural.—Donna Rosenblum, Floral Park Memorial High School, NY
Kirkus Reviews
Renée Winters knows about the Undead: Her soul mate, Dante, has been Undead for years. But having been saved by Dante at the end of the series opener (Dead Beautiful, 2010), Renée is left to wonder whether she too is now one of the Undead. Renée is sent to Montreal to protect her after a series of attacks at Gottfried Academy. At St. Clément, the curriculum is designed to train students as Monitors, who police the Undead and prevent them from murdering humans. Knowing that Dante only has five more years of animation before he will need to either take a life or die a second time, Renée searches the school's library and mystical texts for a solution. Following clues left by the school's founders, she's trailed by Noah, a fellow Monitor who would like to be more than just a friend. But for Renée, this isn't a romantic lark or a quick trip into the history of a charming city; it's a race against time. Her body is changing, the effect of Dante's life-saving kiss. And both are pursued by The Brotherhood, an order of Undead dedicated to extending their own existence at all costs. Renée's narration takes readers through the twisting streets of Montreal, effectively drawing them into her distress over Dante, boarding-school psychodrama and the world of the Undead. Renée's story is romantic, suspenseful and far from over. A solid read, this one will leave readers wanting more. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423137627
  • Publisher: Disney Press
  • Publication date: 1/29/2013
  • Series: Dead Beautiful Series , #2
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 167,380
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: HL740L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Yvonne Woon (www.yvonnewoon.com) grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts, where she attended boarding school at Worcester Academy. She lives in New York and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University.

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  • Posted April 17, 2012

    I have to admit that I had expectations when I started reading

    I have to admit that I had expectations when I started reading this book. The first one had sucked me in so completely and everything moved along so well and quickly that I literally flew through the pages. So I expected the same with Life Eternal. I was a tiny bit disappointed only because, for me, this book started out a lot slower than the first, and it took a long time to build. The writing was as beautiful to me as in Dead Beautiful, the first book, but it just seemed that the pacing was just a tad slow for me. I felt like things could have been sped up a little bit.

    Secondly, it was a big disappointment that Dante wasn't more visible in this book just to keep the romance factor going for me. Romance in a story is an important part for me to fully enjoy it. Yes, I'm a sap. So really, by the time Noah was introduced, I was almost relieved. Although I am growing a little weary of having a second love interest introduced in series books, he was such a great character, and was introduced at a really good time when I needed something to kind of boost things along for me. So it worked great.

    I was super shocked by the ending, only because it is going to be such an agonizing wait to find out what happens next in this story. OMG!!

    Overall, Yvonn Woon is a talented author, has a great story here, and I was pleased with this sequel. It definitely all came together toward the last third of the book!!


    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2012

    Hello my fellow friends

    I very much ENJOYED this book. I was very stricken when the previous book ended, so i was enthralled when i found out that this book had finally been published, i read it in one day! I would read this book again and again and again if only i had the time :( i actually have to go to school,so thank you for reading this review!!!!!!! Read the dead beautiful series!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 11, 2012

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    Great book!

    This is another book that I have been dying to read. After reading Dead Beautiful and falling in love with the writing, I knew without a doubt I had to read this book.

    Life Eternal picks off where it left off. Renee is back at home dealing with the after math of what happen between her and Dante. This book starts off slow. The author presents in the writing a little of what happen in the last book so if readers were to pick it up, they would understand it some. Though it doesn't loose any of it's creativity. Instead, more questions are raised and the real part of the book begins.

    The best part of the book, started more in the middle. There, the reader is following along a trail of past secrets, riddles, and the truth to everlasting life. I really enjoyed this part cause it gave me some adventure. Instead of research and drama, the reader can get more connected in searching for the Nine sisters and the meaning behind it.

    The love interest in the book sort of got me angry. Given the fact that I knew where Renee stood, it really grinded my gears when she forgot who she was. She got so caught up with looking for answers that at one point she forgot about Dante and started to see him differently. I loved that the author let the emotions flow so freely within the book. Even though I was angry at Renee, I knew who she was.

    Life Eternal, is a rewarding epic that it would make viewers feel that they're in the story as well. I could do nothing but read faster with each page turn. And the ending, left me wanting more.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2012

    A little slow but worth it

    The first dozen or so chapters were super slow but it picked up when the characters were developed and the pot got rolling.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 19, 2011

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    Second in the series....

    I was really looking forward to reading this book--the end of Dead Beautiful really got to me--but I have to say for much of the sequel I felt fairly frustrated. Some time has passed since the ending of book one, though we haven't missed much...Renee isn't quite what she used to be: she looks different, not just older but more surreal, as if parts of her face have shifted and changed; her senses are all dulled; she doesn't sleep well; and eating has lost most of its appeal. Pretty much everything has lost its appeal, actually. She hasn't seen Dante since he kissed her in the field, and she hasn't found anything since that day to bring her out of the heavy fog that her life has become. The only things that seem to inspire her to anything other than apathy are postcards from her Undead friend Eleanor (which contain coded messages from Dante) and mysterious dreams which may or may not be real--are they premonitions? memories? actually happening live as she sleeps? Renee isn't sure.

    Then she recieves the bad news that someone who she knew and liked at Gottfried Academy has died, and died in a way that is frighteningly close to what had happened in Renee's latest dream. Gottfried is shut down so Renee is forced to continue her Monitor education at the next closest school, in Montreal. There she makes two new friends and one enemy and discovers the mystery of the Nine Sisters--a mystery that, if she can solve it, just might be Renee and Dante's salvation.

    The new characters at Lycee St. Clement really help to add to the reader's understanding of the Monitor and Undead universe, and there is a lot of history given while Renee is at the school that helps to explain it as well. The mystery at times was intriguing, at times confusing...toward the end, though, that part of the plot really got rolling and I was really pulled into the story...and then bam! It was over. The last few pages are nonstop drama and action and then--done. I knew it was close to the end according to the page count, but I still had to go back and reread the last page (twice) because I just couldn't believe that that was it. It felt very get-the-band-aid-ripped-off-fast when the whole rest of the novel had been easing the strip off a half of a millimeter at a time. Just a teensy bit abrupt.

    The part of the novel that most frustrated me, though, was Renee herself. She spends way too much time wandering around alone, whispering into the wind all the words she wants to say to Dante, and finding mysterious messages from him all over the city. (Her ability to immediately recognize these rather unobtrusive notes stretched the boundaries of credibility.) Life Eternal was a bit too heavy on the teenage angst, too light on the let's-solve-this-problem plot. It reminded me a lot of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, as both books spent way too much time on the main character's feeling sorry for themselves when they just needed a good smack in the head and a brisk "Get over it!" to snap them back into being a rational human being. It just felt like much of the middle of the novel really didn't accomplish much beyond that. The plot was actually moving along in there, but Renee's extreme melodrama tended to overshadow it.

    The last chapter of the novel did much towards making me look forward eagerly to book three in the trilogy. Until that point, though, reading the second book felt more like treading water.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2013

    I am really loving this series!!  I was so obsessed with this bo

    I am really loving this series!!  I was so obsessed with this book that I read this in one day.  I am so anxious for the next book to come out that I cannot stop thinking about it!  I would recommend these books to everyone!!!

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  • Posted August 27, 2013

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    Life Eternal is the second Dead Beautiful book, and miles better

    Life Eternal is the second Dead Beautiful book, and miles better than the first.  Gone were my issues with the first, reviewed in this post.  Instead, there was a ton of mystery and intrigue and a whole lot of spookiness.  There was also a lot more romance without all the sappiness that I hated from the first book.
    So much has changed for Renee and I think her character is that much better for it.  I thought she was so much more real a character, despite the paranormal aspects to the story.  Dante is just as tragic as in the first book, but a much warmer person... despite that whole Undead thing, of course!  Their love story has matured and has no end of obstacles, some seemingly insurmountable.  They weren't together for much of this book, but their love story was still a big part of the plot.  




    We meet a lot of new characters in this book, characters that I hope we see more of in the next book, Life Reborn, due out in January of 2014.  They added a lot to the story and filled the gap that Dante's absence could have left.




    Things to love about Life Eternal...




       --Much better character development.  The characters were much more likable in this book and that was a great thing.
       --The inclusion of a new setting, new friends, and new mystery.  This added a lot to the suspense of the story.
       --The ending.  A fantastic cliffhanger ending!




    Things I wanted more of...




       --Dante.  I really began to love him in this book and would have loved more of him!




    My recommendation:  Much better than the first.  The cliffhanger has me waiting for the next book!      

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2013

    What happens at the end?????????

    Please tell me......

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2013

    BBE

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    yeah. Thats my term for BEST BOOKS EVER. And this is one of them. A late-nigh page-turner, this is a great book that shows a new look at an old concept. I only have two tips 4 u. 1st. Read the first book first cuz it's a great book as well. And 2nd. read this book cuz it is my definition of one of the

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    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

    ????????

    I wonder if there is going to be another book after this one???

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2012

    Loved it!!

    I was so sad when book one ended because the story was still so incomplete. Not a bad incomplete, but the kind that leave you anxious to see what comes next. The story, in truth, could have left off there leaving what came next all up to the reader's individual imagination. However, the author didn't do that to us, she brought us a sequel. And it was well worth the wait! This YA romance is full of mystery, and unfolds beautifully. Again, though, the story is left open for another, possible final, installment. I can NOT wait!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2012

    Noah, anyone?

    Spoilers below!
    I hope I'm not the only one who grew attatched to Noah......

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 21, 2012

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    Romantic and Amazing

    I love how Life Eternal picks right up after Dead Beautiful, so you see what has happened with Renee after Dante kisses her and everything changes for her. She did not just reanimate after her soul was taken, she is sort of human again, but with a lot of changes. She cant smell things anymore, and her dreams(or nightmares) are not hers, but from Dante. She is forced to change schools because Gottfried is closing and the school is moved to Montreal at Lycee St. Clement. I thought it was kinda creepy that Dante was almost ghost like, able to swirl around on the wind and appear. But the love that you see between them was just so nice and sweet. Noah is a nice addition to the characters, even though hes dating Clementine, a typical Mean Girl at Lycee St. Clement. He really seems to have a crush on Renee, but in her heart and mind, shes spoken for by Dante, even though he is an Undead and wanted by all the Monitors to be buried. This book has a lot more mystery and you become more and more involved in the hunt for the Nine Sisters and all the clues and riddles left for them. I have to say my heart was racing towards the end and I totally was shocked at what happened with Noah(totally didn't see that happening). The ending is very quick, but without the next book on the table, it still leaves you wondering.
    I really liked both books in the series, and both books are on my recommend list.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    Loved

    These are great books. She did a great job writing them. Can't wait for the next one.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2012

    Loved this book but i was kind of bummed that the next book..

    Loved this book but i was kind of bumed that the next book hasn't come out yet. After reading the 1st book i couldn't wait until this book came out but i have to admit that this book kind of cunfused me. I didn't realy like that the undead are kind of like demons and that the little kids were trying to kill Renn¿e, i mean realy why little kids? I would like it alot more if instead of little kids they were grown men or sumthing like that. If yvonne wrights another book i will most likely read it and post again. TTYL!!! :D

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2012

    Beware the end!

    It did start a little slow, but started to pick up the pace about one fourth through the book. If you dont like cliff hangers when you have to wait for the next book, I suggest to wait until the next book comes out. Happy reading!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2012

    Get it!

    I loved the first book and definitely recomend getting them both.... I loved them and cant wait to read more in tje future

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2012

    So I loved the first book. I am thinking about buying the second

    So I loved the first book. I am thinking about buying the second...but after reading the reviews I am a bit skeptical. An does the seond book end with a cliff hanger....like will I have to wait for a third book? I am an impatient reader and don't like to have to wait for the next book in a series.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 25, 2012

    Great Service!

    Book came as promised, great condition and timely shipping! It's already checked-out of the library!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    Lala

    Wondering if to buy or not, looks and soundd like a good book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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