Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: Dead Beautiful

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading and here's how it works:

Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share a snippet from somewhere on that page but be careful not to include spoilers

My read this week is Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon. From Goodreads:

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.

My teaser (pg 120):

"I heard Eleanor approach as I pushed the wildflowers aside with my trowel. And there it was, the thing that I now knew had been pulling me toward it. Behind me, Eleanor screamed."


  1. That's such an intense teaser! Great choice this week...I'm looking forward to getting the time to read this one :)

  2. Great teaser! This one looks really good! Hope you're enjoying it. Here's my teaser from Hunger.

  3. Oh my God. Wonderful teaser! Sounds exciting!

    Here's mine: http://shusky20.blogspot.com/2010/09/teaser-tuesdays-5.html

  4. Exciting teaser!! Looks like a good read!

  5. Thanks for sharing your teaser. I am planning on purchasing this novel really soon and am glad to see the writing is clear.

    My Teaser

  6. I am absolutely dying to read this book. And your teaser is making me think that I really need to actually go out and purchase this one sooner rather than later!

  7. Looking forward to reading this. Great teaser! My TT from Linger is here.

    From the Shadows

  8. Happy Teaser Tuesday everybody! Hope you will check out my teaser for Tempted (House of Night #6) by PC Cast and Kristin Cast! by the way anyone who features my novel The Thirteenth Chime on a Teaser Tuesday can add there blog link here and they will be featured on my Facebook and Twitter!

    Emma Michaels