Thursday, 9 October 2014
Halloween Reads: The Dead Beautiful Series by Yvonne Woon
It's really hard to write a review of these books without revealing the secrets of the first book. Suffice it to say that this is not just a run of the mill paranormal romance. The alternate history, the mention of philosophers, Latin and death rituals are all fascinating.
The first book is sort of a slow revelation of the secrets of this world within our world and is the slowest moving. The second draws us deeper into it, with fascinating adventure, history and death mythos.
All three books are set in different places with different adventures so they are not repetitive, but characters carry through. We even have a pretty alternative character, Anya who appears in the second book. She was definitely my favourite!
The stories are quite dark, dealing with death. They keep revealing interesting secrets and I enjoy the way the author used historical persons in her backstory.
Well worth a read!