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?
This book put a whole new twist on zombies. I was honestly back and forth about this book at times. I love it, I hate it, I love it, I hate it....you get the picture. This book is very slow at times. I also don't think their is enough action in this book. In the beginning Darina is just so...Me,me,me...It got annoying at the few points then it died out and she quit. By the end of this book I was shocked at what happened. I didn't want the book to end. Of course it did though. I'm hopeful part two will be better. I need less talk and more action. (Oh and this summary needs to be shortened!!! It makes my review look bad! :) lol)
Publisher-Hodder Children's Books
Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars!