Friday, March 7, 2014

Liv, Forever by: Amy Talkington

Publication Date: 
March 2014

When Liv Bloom lands an art scholarship at Wickham Hall, it’s her ticket out of the foster system. Liv isn't sure what to make of the school’s weird traditions and rituals, but she couldn't be happier. For the first time ever, she has her own studio, her own supply of paints. Everything she could want. 

Then she meets Malcolm Astor, a legacy student, a fellow artist, and the one person who’s ever been able to melt her defenses. Liv’s only friend at Wickham, fellow scholarship kid Gabe Nichols, warns her not to get involved, but life is finally going Liv’s way, and all she wants to do is enjoy the ride.

But Liv’s bliss is doomed. Weeks after arriving, she is viciously murdered and, in death, she discovers that she’s the latest victim of a dark conspiracy that has claimed many lives. Cursed with the ability to see the many ghosts on Wickham’s campus, Gabe is now Liv’s only link to the world of the living. To Malcolm.

Together, Liv, Gabe, and Malcolm fight to expose the terrible truth that haunts the halls of Wickham. But Liv must fight alone to come to grips with the ultimate star-crossed love.

My thoughts:
The beginning is quite annoying. She ramble son and on about history and her surroundings. I felt like I was in one big boring history lesson in school. Sights, sounds and locations don't matter move on!!!
But things change. Abigail is a cow, completely and I can't stand her. Her brother Kent sounds kinda dreamy, but you'll find he's not what you would expect! Gabe is quiet and bashful at first. Malcolm is well, truly beautiful inside and out! 
Gabe confesses and few things to Abigail which is kinda freaky to her, but she doesn't seem to surprised by this and just goes with it. Trying to figure out more and more about him and understanding why he acts so weird.
Malcolm is always a constant thought in her mind and then they start seeing each other, but things go crazy and fall apart. I 'm telling you when everything goes down I am pissed. After hearing about her past and then thinking about how her future could be and then things happen to change that......I'm angry. I wanted her to be happy and have the best ending in the world, but things can't be that way can they.
This is such a compelling love story with a lot of murder mystery involving ghost and more. I have to say considering the way it all started I am glad things settled down for the epic ending and the truth is outed!

My rating: 
4 stars

About the Author:

Amy Talkington is an award-winning screenwriter and director living in Los Angeles. Before all that she wrote about music for magazines like Spin, Ray Gun, Interview, and Seventeen (mostly just as a way to get to hang out with rock stars). As a teenager in Dallas, Texas, Amy painted lots of angsty self-portraits, listened to The Velvet Underground and was difficult enough that her parents finally let her go to boarding school on the East Coast. Liv, Forever is her first novel.

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