Published: January 7, 2014
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Paranormal
Source: MeL Cat
Read April 8 to 9, 2015
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Renée and Dante are dying. The soul they share cannot sustain them both, and they're quickly running out of time.
But Renée has in her possession a legendary chest said to contain the secret to eternal life-if only they could solve the clues that lie within it. With both the Liberum, a Brotherhood of the Undead, and a team of Monitors, led by Renée's own grandfather, in hot pursuit, Renée and Dante must keep the chest safe or risk having it fall into the wrong hands.
With the help of a mysterious letter-writer called only Monsieur, Renée and Dante follow a series of clues that lead them on a treacherous journey across Europe. They seek the Netherworld, a legendary chasm where souls go to be cleansed. It's their only chance at a fresh start, but with it comes a terrible choice, one they never imagined they would be forced to make.
The third novel in the acclaimed Dead Beautiful series is a haunting story of sacrifice, loyalty, and a love that can never die.
This review will likely be pretty short. I didn't really get into it and I just skimmed a good portion of the book.
This whole book, despite being over 350 pages, seemed very rushed. They all of a sudden got from one place to another, even though they were traveling all across Europe. Renee, Dante, and these two other people (I can't remember their names), had to find clues to figure out where they needed to go in Europe. However, they seemed to figure out these clues almost instantly. They never seemed to stay in one place for long.
This quest that they are on is for eternal life or something. I just couldn't help but question this. They're teenagers. Why are they wanting eternal life? So they can deal with their raging hormones for all of eternity? I'm so confused. Or it was something for Dante's zombie-ness, which is pretty much a zombie version of Stephanie Meyer's vampires: super-hawt, sad excuse for a creepy supernatural creature. I thought that if they got rid of Dante's zombie-ness though, he would age to the age he actually was, and I thought that was mid to late-30s or something. That'd be a gross relationship between an 18 year old and a 36 year old.
I know that I skimmed through this book a lot, so maybe that's why there's a lot of stuff that didn't make sense. And maybe that's why everything happened so fast.
She still annoyed me. I think it's her undying, obsessed love with Dante from Day 1.
He still annoyed me, too. Plus he's creepy. New Edward-type over here.
Overall, I don't remember much from this book, and I read it only a month ago. It passed by in a blur. It was OK. This series had such great potential, but I feel like it wasn't executed well. Too much focus on the romance and that's what killed it. Oh well. At least I finished another series though!