Dead Beautiful (Dead Beautiful #1), by Yvonne Woon

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3/5 stars

Reccomended for: fans of Twilight, The Divine Comedy, or classy zombies

Review:

I predicted the entire book less than halfway through.

This book was interesting, and basically a better version of Twilight. I don’t understand the ending, and Dante didn’t seem right to me. Maybe I couldn’t mentally picture him (or Renée, for that matter) or maybe I didn’t buy the chemistry, but as a couple they weren’t that bad. This book was sort of creepy, especially with all the dead things. I have to at, nothing in this book particularly caught my attention, it was pretty average. I did like Miss. LaBarge, I wish we could have seen more of her. I’m uncertain about how I feel with the addition of her dwindling relationship with Annie, and the fact that she never really misses Wes that much.

Overall
Liked:
Most of the characters
The school
Miss. LaBarge
Eleanor

Disliked:
Lack of character description
Lack of descriptive adjectives

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John Dreamer (John Dreamer #1), by Elise Celine

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3/5 Stars

Recommended for: people who like the movie Dreamscape (featuring a younger, cuter Dennis Quaid), gameshow-type scenarios, and a writing style that leaves you feeling vaguely disturbed

Review:

This book has me all weirded out, it’s close enough to reality that I can’t really figure it out.
I love the concept of this book, finding your biggest flaw and overcoming it, but the ending leaves me needing a second book. This one was not terribly well written, the romance didn’t develop and the ending was pretty random. There was a big cliffhanger, I’m just not sure to what, and I don’t know how there will be a second book. I guess I will see!

The thing with the disease was really unnecessary I think. Is Andy really too scared to know people because of that? And Roy liking Andy was a totally overused plot device

I loved seeing how all the jar averts became better versions of themselves, and I thought it was hilarious how they always forgot that most of it was a simulation, until it was over
Pretty good book, kinda boring. I’ll probably read the next one two years after it comes out