Jonas (Beautiful Dead, #1)

Jonas (Beautiful Dead, #1)Algo Raro Sucede En Ellerton High Phoenix Es El Cuarto Adolescente Que Muere En El A O Su Apu Alamiento En Una Lucha Callejera Sigue A Las Muertes De Jonas, Summer Y Arizona, Tambi N En Extra As Y Repentinas Circunstancias Rus Sobre Fantasmas Y Sucesos Raros Conmueven La Peque A Comunidad Ya Destrozada Por El Shock De Las P RdidasDarina, La Desconsolada Novia De Phoenix, Est Al Borde Del Colapso No Puede Evitar Sus Terribles Migra As Ni Las Apariciones Imposibles De Los Supuestamente Muertos Mientras Un Sonido De Batir De Alas Retumba En Su CabezaEntonces Se Le Aparece Phoenix Extasiado Por El Reencuentro Le Habla De Beautiful Dead Almas En El Limbo, Han Sido Escogidos Para Volver Al Mundo A Corregir Lo Que Les Llev La Muerte Y Buscar Justicia Guapos, Superhumanos Y Poderosos, Llevan La Marca De La Muerte , Un Peque O Tatuaje Con Alas De Ngel Phoenix Le Cuenta Que El Batir De Alas Invisibles Son Las Almas Del Limbo, Desesperadas Por VolverLa Misi N De Darina Es Clara Debe Ayudar A Jonas, A Summer, A Arizona Y A Phoenix, Su Amor Inalcanzable, A Liberarse Del Limbo Para Que Descansen En Paz Podr El Amor Vencer A La Muerte Y Si Puede, Ser Capaz Darina De Liberar A Sus Amigos

Eden Maguire graduated from Birmingham University with a PhD in English Lit and now lives in the Yorkshire Dales with her two daughters, her horse, Merlin, plus a dog and a cat She spends part of each year at a ranch in Colorado, where she rides alone in the mountains her idea of perfect happiness Whenever she can, she loves to indulge her passion for travel and take in the world s major citie

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  • Paperback
  • 268 pages
  • Jonas (Beautiful Dead, #1)
  • Eden Maguire
  • Spanish
  • 20 August 2019
  • 9788484415763

10 thoughts on “Jonas (Beautiful Dead, #1)

  1. says:

    This book irked me for many reasons Listed in the order that they annoyed me as I read it Firstly, the names How many people do you know with names like Phoenix, Arizona, Darina and HUNTER esp as he would have been named aaages ago not exactly a realistic name Now, does practically everyone you know have kinda kooky names like that Probably not It s fine to have odd names for your SIMs or whatever, but not in books Secondly, all the Twilight copying. I mean, obviously it got published because the publishers thought twee little Twilighters would love another paranormal romance that makes no logical sense, but PLEASE The main similarities that I can remember and that got to me areeeeee 1 The Beautiful Dead all look like they did before they died but even beautiful, ahhh, with pale white skin etc etc, blurg x.x OH, and they all have special powers now, surprise surprise 2 They live in a big family group out of town and cannot let people know they exist, because even though they are really powerful, humans just can t be beaten 3 The reinvention of a traditional supernatural creature in Twilight it s Vampires, here it s zombies I mean, hello zombies are NOTHING like the BD give them another name or something but don t just do the Twilight reinvention thing 4 All the other stupid little similarities calls her mom by her first name, she s thought of as a bit different, her best friend hits on her when she isn t interested in that way and on and on and onThirdly the plot is actually ridiculous view spoiler Matt Fortune stupid surname again is a cardboard cut out bad guy, totally 2D And how many people do you know that get so jealous when their ex goes out with someone new that they kill them both well, tried to AND THEN Jonas dad believes Darina when she suddenly announces that she s gone back in time and seen that Matt killed Jonas WTF And then does the same to Matt, then killing himself I m sorry, if you think that I or any other intelligent reader is going to swallow that Ms Maguire, you obviously have no brain yourself YUCK hide spoiler

  2. says:

    Eh How shall I put this The ideas behind this book are good But the writer just didn t do enough with it in my opinion this is just what goes on in my head and to be honest after a while I started skipping pages because I got so bored First of all Darina Who is madly in love with Phoenix, who is one of the 4 kids that died within the last year After a few days she starts seeing him pop up in a few places and she discovers he is still alive He and the other 3 kids Jonas, Arizona and Summer are The Beautiful Dead And that s my spider sense started tingling.Yes a teenager s love is epic Nobody has ever been in love like they are blah blah I honestly don t have any idea why she fell in love with Phoenix in the first place either his looks or the guy is a viking in the sack, I dunno to be honest Same goes for Jonas and his girlfriend Zoey I lurv you I lurv you I lurv you the most And if I wanted to read about all consuming love I d pick up Twilight again.Why are there never any ugly dead kids around in these books The guys are always muscular, smart, gorgeous, pale, smooth skin, shampoo commercial hair, lean bodies, the works I d love to read a book where the guy is just a regular average nerd nobody notices They re always best friend material, it gets annoying.Again, the ideas behind it are good back from the dead to clean up some unfinished business , admit it, it sounds good Next time I m not going to buy a book because the cover has angel wings on it.

  3. says:

    I miss you so much It hurts so much More than an ache a sharp pain, like a knife in my heart And now I m holding you, I can see your blue eyes, feel your soft lips My god I can t believe there s actually a book MORE dramatic than Twilight out there.

  4. says:

    I have to be very honest about this book I didn t like it The beginning confused the snot out of me In the opening scene, Darina is in the middle of nowhere looking at an old decrepit house No clue why she s there, but her boyfriend Pheonix just died two days ago and low and behold he is there, with 3 other dead kids and a guy described as An older guy, with grey hair And to be honest, the descriptions of characters does not progress at all One of the girls is described as fair haired and that s it Her boyfriend Pheonix is just beautiful and again. we know his eye color and hair color They are the Beautiful Dead You get a bit of information about what that means they ve come back from the in between and have a year to figure out why they died.And so, Darina doesn t get her memory zapped and becomes the little human helper of the group The other thing that sort of bugged me was the fact that it was from Darina s point of view, but her mother was always called Laura outside of dialogue which confused me I thought she was a stepmother or adopted mother of some sort.Oh, and that older guy with grey hair he s the overlord but no one really understands the meaning and you get the feeling they should be afraid of him because he s so powerful and controls the group but he s really just some old guy with grey hair Ooooo scary.The plot would have been great if it had characters that you could physically see and relate to I liked some of the ideas in the novel such as a forcefield of angel wings that beat you back physically but humans can only hear the flapping of wings The idea of helping save souls of those murdered unjustly. It had some serious potential.I m putting the downfall of this book to the lack of good writing, characterization and descriptions But please, let me know if you ve read this and LOVED it and why I need to know The plot just did not save the book for me.

  5. says:

    It was the plot and the cover, to be honest that made me pick up this book I was hoping for an epic story of love, angels and horror But unfortunately, I didn t get that I really love the idea for this series, and it could have been really good But it wasn t.All the characters were boring Flat It feels like the author was like Okay, so I ve got this good idea But damn it, I can t write a book without characters The were all kind of predictable and without any personalities If I had to describe them, everyone would get the same description They were all the same.The writing was not of my taste either It was too choppy and short Like she did that, and then that and then that Not much variation or playing with words.I don t like giving books bad ratings, because I know that somewhere there is an author who has worked her but off to write it But you can t love every book and this one just didn t suit my taste Maybe someone else will like it, but I don t Sorry.

  6. says:

    I am trying to think of one redeemable thing about this book and I find myself coming up short At some point in the third chapter I decided to take notes on the things I disliked about the book, but there were so many that it was taking too long for me to read the book and I just wanted to be done with it There are so many things wrong with this book the characters were un relatable, the situations were unbelievable, the setting was just stupid Just about every sentence I came across something that made me dislike the book spoilers Darina is your typical moody emo teen, who knows why, because apparently she is hot stuff and everyone wants her We readers would not know because the author never bothers with actual descriptions of the characters All she tells us is that every single character in the book is unearthly beautiful Oh, except Darina s best guy pal, Logan, who wants to be than friends but he looks like a total geek, so why would she ever date him Darina is the most self centered, egotistical, total bitch of a character I had a hard time believing any of the other characters wanted to actually be her friend She is rude, sarcastic, and downright mean, especially to Logan and she is even worse to her mother The story is told from her POV except when the author forgets and from the way Darina tells it, everything that happens in the story is about her.Another issue I had was all of the extreme names Darina, Jonas, Phoenix, Arizona, Summer, Hunter Darina makes a big deal about how small of a town they live in how likely is it that so many parents in a small town are going to choose such different names She couldn t name just one character Jennifer or Paul But it s not just the characters with weird names ever last rock was a landmark There was Government Bridge, Angel Rock, Foxton Ridge, Turkeyshoot Ridge Having names for all these landmarks wouldn t bother me so much if the author had made any geographical references about how they were located in relation to each other or what they look like I only had a vague picture as to what the town looked like because she gave me not one little detail about the setting.Throughout the course of the book the author uses strange phrases as if they re something you would hear in a normal conversation, and then there is Darina using terms like pussyfooted MORE THAN ONCE She also refers to her smokey mascara eyes which bothered me, possibly because that is the only clue we get as to how she looks On top of this the author was trying to insert weird advice into the book like always carry a full can of gas in the back of your car because you never know when you might run out How about watch your gas gauge so you know when you might run out Maybe I m being nit picky, but all of this stuff starts to add up and it really doesn t even scratch the surface of things I disliked In the end it all equals one really terrible book Needless to say, I will not be reading the other three books.

  7. says:

    Title Beautiful DeadAuthor Eden MaguirePublisher Sourcebooks FireThis book made me completely and utterly stumped as to how to rate it I had seen it in stores, and loved the premise and cover, but never picked it up When I got offered an ARC from teensreadtoo, I jumped on the chance And I still can t figure it out On one hand, it wasn t amazing, and has first novel in series syndrome, on the otherit was fun and slightly dark and cool to read Eden Maguire introduces us to our protagonist, Darina, who is dealing with the deaths of four students from her high school within the past year Jonas, Arizona, Summer, and Phoenix The last one hit home, Phoenix being her boyfriend of two months But, in Darina s depressed state, she thinks she sees Phoenix alive, so she follows himAnd discovers the world of the Beautiful Dead.The Beautiful Dead is actually the four students, along with four other people, that have died within the past year At the head is a man named Michael, who is cold and distant to Darina They try to control her mind and make her forget, but her love for Phoenix is too strong, so she makes a deal In order to retain knowledge of their little zombie state, she has to help each on of them take care of unfinished business so they pass on And so the story unfolds We are met first with Jonas, who died when he crashed his motorcycle, severely wounding his girlfriend, and a former friend of Darina s, Zoey Darina begins to delve into the mystery, all the while trying to cope with only seeing Phoenix in small time frames, and dealing with some other not so nice townsfolk.The first half of the book did not impress like I thought it would There was an info dump which was a one time thing, thankfully and the romance between Darina and Phoenix was already established, so it kinda felt flat The only concept I found new in their love was that both people were equally devoted, and while it had Twilight shadowing, Phoenix is never abusive or cruel or monstrous He still shows love and affection like a normal teenager who is entrapped by the bindings of true amour The characters were pretty good, but nothing spectacular And the plot was interesting, if ripping off Ghost Whisperer It was somewhere around a certain plot revelation that the story began to speed up, and change for the better Darina was a nice character, but Zoey really had my attention She wasn t too amazing as a character, but she was interesting, and I loved reading about her lost love with Jonas It appealed to my romantic side quite well And it was near tear inducing despite the cliche of the situation I also enjoyed the mythos added to the book involving the Beautiful Dead they become slightly darker and troubled And that really sets it apart from the light paranormals we see This book deals with death With people dying And it doesn t shy away from it Which is cool, and welcomed, especially among the almost too happy paranormal books we see today Overall, it was a pretty good book The writing was good, and the plot elements were cool despite being a little contrived The characters were just enough to keep me going, though the myth and the romance could use with a good expanding and fleshing out along the way Maguire has an interesting series starter, and while it wasn t anything spectacular, it appealed to my romantic side and my love of paranormal stories Needless to say, I will be picking up book two, because its an enjoyable paranormal series despite some flaws that come with the territory And I enjoy the covers They are cool and gothic, while at the same time not too insane But that s just another reason I ll keep reading A side note Maguire talks about influences involving Wuthering Heights, and I can really see it well I think some of it is a little shallow for teen readers, but it s an interesting perspective, and fits with the book s darker atmosphere Rating Four StarsCopy Received for Review from TeensReadToo and Sourcebooks Fire Thankies to both Book review provided by Dreaming in Books.

  8. says:

    I think I really, really, really wanted to like this book when I picked it up The premise looked good The cover looked good, dark and mysterious But it just didn t quite cut it I ve been fumbling with the idea of giving this three stars or , or less, but I think it s three I did enjoy it not as much as I wanted to and some parts of it irked me off unbelievably But it gave me suspense when I needed it, some of the romance orientated stuff finally cut out of being corny and sounded believable, and the overuse of the word totally finally dulled down near the end.The story begins with Darina, living in a small town out in the US someplace it never specifies She s partially grieving due to the loss of her boyfriend, Phoenix, and whilst trailing around a barn in the middle of nowhere she sees him along with four other teenagers who have also died seemingly alive, breathing, no longer dead Stunned, she runs away, but like a person possessed, she returns the next day andgets rebuked, but manages to come back again and thus learns they are the Beautiful Dead, souls with unfinished business, to a degree in the sense they don t know who their killers are, and why they were killed Darina should have her memory zapped straight away but pleads that she remember, since she doesn t want to forget finding Phoenix again Hunter, the leader of the Beautiful Dead, eventually agrees on the terms that she help solve the deaths of the other teens that went to her school, starting with Jonas, then Arizona, then Summer, and finally Phoenix As this is the first book, it deals with Jonas and his death.Sounds a fairly good premise unfortunately it s not as good as it could be.The characters seemed, to me, undescribed and not fleshed out No descriptions of what they looked like so even with knowing the scenery, the people just ended up being blobs in my mind Some of them seemed to be clones of other characters from other places It didn t help the author threw in characters than she could realistically handle in a story so they were just sideliners even if they were supposedly good friends with Darina Darina and Phoenix s relationship seemed to be trying too hard to be the new Edward and Bella but not even coming close With Darina, it always felt like I wasn t on the same page with her even as she told the story A lot of the time it wasn t harmonious it was only occasionally in some sequences that everything seemed in synch They also seemed to lack the vocabulary of saying anything other than totally , which after having an entire conversation and this appeared in every other sentence, it began to tick me off, but that was just a minor concern It did seem to dull down near the end The Beautiful Dead also seemed to be infested with powers from mind reading remind you of something to mind erasing to well, whatever you can think of Godly fying them didn t cut it, really They should have flaws.Also, maybe I m overlooking this but Darina was only dating Phoenix for two months Would she grieve that badly Would she cling onto him that badly If it was six, then, maybe Two doesn t seem quite long enough But it s something I can overlook.Despite the flaws, it wasn t always too bad Overall, I did enjoy it and some parts did make me laugh and smile, which is why it wound up getting three But disregarding that, it would be getting two I liked the relationships it tried to build up some just seemed thrust on you, but as the book progressed it made sense the mystery is also tried to give off, and the sudden jumps all over the place with what would happen next kept you on your toes, and some of the characters were likeable when they should be, and dislikeable when they shouldn t, which is important.A disappointment in the sense I went into it with perhaps slightly too much of a high expectation, but it was an easy read In retrospect, it could have been a lot worse.

  9. says:

    Source I own this book Cost It was a gift Title Jonas Series The Beautiful Dead 1 Author Eden Maguire Overall Rating 3.9Darina has lost everything, her one true love died Stabbed to death in a gang fight And now as she wonders aimlessly in the Alpines near her house, she comes across an old farmhouse with her dead boyfriend Phoenix inside, along with three other dead kids and she truly believes she has gone insane But if there s a chance that Phoenix is really there, and really alive, she wasn t going to give this chance up Learning that these four kids are here from Limbo to figure something out, Hunter, the heartless overlord, enlists Darina as their connection to the human world to help figure things out But she has to help each person individually before their time runs out Starting with Jonas.Jonas was a boy who loved his girl, loved his bike and was loved by everyone His death in a motor cycle crash devastated the town and it paralysed his girlfriend who was riding on the back It was put down to speeding but Jonas denies that he would ever endanger Zoe When Darina begins to uncover what actually happened, she realises that not everything is as it seemed I loved this series in 2009, I loved it The covers had me all in love but I didn t really remember specifics If that makes sense But six years on I m still fond of the covers The thing that confuses me is, that this cover has Darina as a member of the Beautiful Dead Why not Jonas I hated Hunter He s such an absolute butt I don t care about his past, I don t care about his future I just have no care for him at all Also add Logan to that list Don t care for him either He wasn t a best friend He reminded me of Snape from Harry Potter a little bit, he couldn t get over being friend zoned Her boyfriend died, stop following her and trying to force her into a relationship That s never okay I won t lie, I didn t think it was going to end the way it did I remember the culprit being someone I did expect but I didn t even think of the person that it was, they seemed so insignificant in my head The writing in this book was so straight to the point and there was little to no irrelevant waffle, expect for Darina constantly thinking about Phoenix when Jonas should ve been the main priority That s what lost it stars for me to be honest The fact I didn t click with Darina Death Toll VI There s a gap as deep as a canyon between how you come across to people and the way you are on the inside And you feel that gap especially when you re lying in bed, not sleeping, staring at the ceiling.

  10. says:

    Mientras espero a que mi copia de Days of Magic, Nights of War cruce la aduana, qu mejor que dedicarme a leer libros tranquilos y que no me hagan pensar en exceso Adem s, este cuenta una historia que SEGURAMENTE nadie hab a contado antes Phoenix, el guapo e inteligente, pero rebelde novio de Darina, no est vivo ni muerto Todo mundo en el pueblo lo da por muerto y sepultado, menos ella, que lo ha visto congregado junto a otros muertos recientes en una granja oculta en medio del bosque Lo que Darina descubre es que Phoenix, al morir, se convirti en una de las Almas Escogidas , muertos a los que se les ha dado una segunda oportunidad para resolver los misterios que envuelven sus ltimas horas de vida Y, con tal de estar junto a su amado Phoenix unas horas m s, Darina se compromete a ayudarlos.Esta historia podr a ser muy interesante tenemos a cuatro adolescente muertos Jonas, Summer, Arizona y Phoenix , que ocupan develar misterios y atender asuntos pendientes, pero no son del todo capaces, por lo que su compa era de clases novia, Darina, hace las veces de detective y confidente Podr a haber sido una original historia para chavos PERO es otro de esos libros que tomaron la f rmula de Crep sculo para sacar la misma fama y fortuna sin lograrlo.Las similitudes hacen que cualquier cosa que la autora quiso que se tomara en serio pareciera una parodia Por mencionar algunas El amigo enamorado que nada m s no sale de la friendzone Los padres separados y el nuevo y flamante novio de mam La hija que llama a su madre por el primer nombre Los personajes con nombres at picos Tomar a una criatura ficticia conocida y rehacer su mito de manera rid cula view spoiler En serio, no s al final son zombis o ngeles Pero creo que Darina le gan a Bella en cu nto al transformarse en uno hide spoiler

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