Happy National Library Week! The amazing debut we’d like to share with you today is LIV, FOREVER by Amy Talkington!
Why this book should be on your night stand:
This debut ghostly romance, set at a sinister boarding school, is “spooky, sexy, strange, and shocking,” says Printz and National Book Award finalist E. Lockhart.
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.
Share this book with fans of: Think Gossip Girl meets Ghost.
- 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. [youtube MoBnDICJzR0]
Exciting Book Buzz! Check out Early Praise for Liv, Forever:
“An interesting mix of paranormal fiction, mystery, and romance in her debut novel … Liv is a likable outsider whose lack of understanding of [Wickham Hall’s] traditions should resonate with readers who’ve ever felt like they don’t quite fit in.”—School Library Journal
“Hits plenty of buttons for school-conspiracy and romance fans…. the narrator-as-ghost adds an interesting twist. ”—Kirkus Reviews
“Secret societies and specters: two things I love. LIV, FOREVER is spooky, sexy, strange and shocking. A great read.”—E. Lockhart, Author of The Boyfriend List and The Disreputable History Of Frankie Landau-Banks
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