Life Eternal (Dead Beautiful Series #2)

Life Eternal (Dead Beautiful Series #2)

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by Yvonne Woon
     
 

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Renée 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 Renée 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… See more details below

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Renée 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 Renée 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.

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:
9781423169796
Publisher:
Disney Press
Publication date:
01/24/2012
Series:
Dead Beautiful Series , #2
Sold by:
DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE -EBKS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
184,130
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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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