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Friday, July 9, 2010

Summer by Eden Maguire

Title: Summer
Series: Beautiful Dead Book 3

Author: Eden Maguire

Release Date: 8th July 2010

My Rating: 3/5

Six months have passed since the last mysterious teenage death, but Darina is still traumatised by the murders of Summer Madison and her own beloved Phoenix. She searches constantly for the Beautiful Dead, longing for their return.

Springtime sees Darina once more in Phoenix's arms. But spring is also a reminder of the hail of bullets that killed Summer in a random shopping mall shooting almost a year ago.

Can Darina and the Beautiful Dead catch Summer's crazed killer? Will Darina's love for Phoenix survive the ta
sk? One thing is clear - it's not finished yet, not by a long shot...

My Review:
I love the fact that this series is mostly focused on the mysteries surrounding the deaths of Jonas, Arizona, Summer and Phoenix. Yes it does have it's paranormal romance twist to it but I read it more because of these mysterious deaths that Darina has the task of trying to find the answers to.

I adored books 1 & 2 but, while I did enjoy this addition to the series, I did start to find Darina annoying some of the time with her whining about how often she gets to see Phoenix. I also feel like there should have been one more chapter to the book to sum up what Darina discovers and the impact it has for those around her, excluding the Beautiful Dead.

Overall, another good murder mystery, with more appearances (which I liked) from supporting characters than in the previous two books. I look forward to Darina's investigation into the gang fight that killed Phoenix in the final book.

, book 4, will be released 1st November 2010.

here for my review of Jonas, the first book in the series.

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