Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the publisher Usborne in exchange for an honest review. However, this fact does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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.
Since I loved Dead Beautiful and its sequel Life Eternal so much, I was thrilled to finally read the conclusion, Love Reborn because I couldn’t wait to find out if Renée and Dante will get their happy ending.
It took me a little while to get into the story because I first had to remember what has happened in Life Eternal, but once I read the first chapters, I was immersed in this book and couldn’t stop reading because it was so suspenseful. I remembered why I loved this story so much – because it’s unique, it’s romantic, captivating and just beautiful.
Yvonne Woon’s writing style and descriptions were again wonderful and she achieved to convey the same creepy and dark atmosphere that she created in the first two books.
We are introduced to a new character named Theo and I really liked him from the beginning because has a mysterious past and he’s very charming. We also get to see more of Anya, which was great because she’s such a lovable protagonist. Noah is also present in this book, but I won’t say more about it, since I don’t want to spoil the story for you. Then there’s also a mysterious ‘Monsieur’ who seems to want to help Renée and her friends and I desperately wanted to know who he really was.
The story is mainly set in Europe, which I loved of course, since I live in Europe and it was nice to read about great cities such as Paris for example. I also loved the whole mystery aspect of the story because I wanted to find out where the Netherworld was, along with the main characters. I really wanted Renée and Dante to find a way to finally be together because they’re such a great and romantic couple. There were many obstacles standing in their way and I just wanted them to be safe and to get a real chance at love and life.
And I must say that I am really happy with the way Love Reborn ended, although I am a little sad that this trilogy is over now because I really love these books as the idea of the story is just fascinating and creepy at the same time.
All in all Love Reborn was as great as the first two books in this beautiful trilogy because it was full of suspense, great protagonists, mystery, sacrifice and love.
4.5 out of 5 stars
Note: I would like to thank Usborne Publishing for sending me this great book for review!