Friday, March 12, 2010

Beautiful Dead: Jonas #1 by Eden Maguire


Something strange is happening in Ellerton High. Phoenix is the fourth teenager to die within a year. His street fight stabbing follows the deaths of Jonas, Summer and Arizona in equally strange and sudden circumstances. Rumours of ghosts and strange happenings rip through the small community as it comes to terms with shock and loss. Darina,Phoenix's grief-stricken girlfriend, is on the verge. She can't escape her intense heartache, or the impossible apparitions of those that are meant to be dead. And all the while the sound of beating wings echo inside her head! And then one day Phoenix appears to Darina. Ecstatic to be reunited, he tells her about the Beautiful Dead. Souls in limbo, they have been chosen to return to the world to set right a wrong linked to their deaths and bring about justice. Beautiful, superhuman and powerful, they are marked by a 'death mark' - a small tattoo of angel's wings. Phoenix tells her that the sound of invisible wings beating are the millions of souls in limbo, desperate to return to earth.Darina's mission is clear: she must help Jonas, Summer, Arizona, and impossibly, her beloved Phoenix, right the wrong linked to their deaths to set them free from limbo so that they can finally rest in peace. Will love conquer death? And if it does, can Darina set it free?


I was seriously expecting this book to be one of my favorites. Sadly, that didn’t happen here. Beautiful Dead; as many of you can see, has a gorgeous cover. It is beautiful right? I know.
This book was really good. I have it 3 stars on goodreads, but I think most of me disliking this book came from how disappointed I was. I was expecting it to be mind blowing, but it was just good.
Eden Maguire wrote a wonderful book, it fell short of my expectations but it hopefully will meet yours!

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2 comments:

Hagelrat said...

I found this disapointing and gave up a third of the way through. Unusual for me on a YA.

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