Monday, 2 May 2011

Dead Beautiful Tour Stop: Soulmates with Yvonne Woon

Hi guys today I’m coming to you with a post from Yvonne about the concept of soulmates in Dead Beautiful. Now we’ve all heard couples in fiction desciribed as soulmates but in Dead Beautiful it really is quite literal! The romance and soul aspect of Dead Beautiful really comes together beautifully and was one of my favourite things about the book. So without futher ado let me introduce and welcome the author herself to talk a little bit about why her soulmates concept is a little different from most! "The simplest way I’ve seen soul mates described are in movies. It usually happens like this: a woman wakes up in the middle of the night, craving a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but realizes she doesn’t have any peanut butter. She goes to the grocery store, to the preserves aisle, where she bumps into a man. As they part, she realizes he’s holding a jar of strawberry jelly. She smiles. He smiles. Regardless of what happens after that, we know they’re meant for each other. Even thought it doesn’t always happen this cleanly in literature, I think this encapsulates the essence of all soul mates. Both people are searching for something, and when they meet, they eventually realize that they complete each other. This is true of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, of Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester in Jane Eyre, of Jenny & Oliver in Love Story, of Bella and Edward in Twilight... Renée and Dante are just a more literal representation of the soul mate, as they not only complete each other emotionally, but physically. And like the characters that have come before them, they spend much of their time together trying to overcome obstacles—obstacles that force them to consider whether or not soul mates actually exist, and how they can be sure if the person they love is the right one." Thanks for stopping by the blog today Yvonne! I personally LOVED Dead Beautiful and to learn more on my thoughts you can check out my review here. The tour will next be stopping with Bookbabblers tomorrow where they will be doing a giveaway of the book itself! Exciting stuff right? So for your chance to win be sure to check that out!
Dead Beautiful is published in the UK by Usborne on May 1st. /


  1. Darcy and Elizabeth are my favourite soul mates! I'll check out your review now :)

  2. Great post! I really want to read this book :-)

  3. Well, you've convinced me! I'm a sucker for a soulmate story, whether it's Bella and Edward, Jane and Mr Rochester, Cathy and Heathcliff... :)


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