Welcome to my stop of the Liv, Forever Blog Tour. Today I have my review of the book and a guest post especially for all you wonderful readers out there.
Title: Liv, Forever
Author: Amy Talkington
Publisher: Soho Teen
Genre: YA, Paranormal, Horror
Release Date: March 11th 2014
Source: From publisher for review
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.
Liv, Forever is a great book from start to finish. I immediately dived right into this and didn’t want to put it down. The characters and the story make this such an awesomely intense read that anyone is sure to love this one.
Talkingon has a way of bringing this story to life. A lot of books I can read and picture in my head everything that is going on from the characters to what is happening, but with Liv, Forever, I felt like I was sitting on my couch in the dark watching a really intense movie filled with horror and romance.
Olivia (Liv) Bloom is your typical foster child. She doesn’t feel loved where ever she goes and has something to fall back on, her art. She attends an upper class school in the Boston area only to be left out and unwelcome by most of the students. All she cares about is her art, however. She didn’t realize that she would fall in love and make a friend. She also didn’t realize that her life would change forever.
Liv is a very determined individual. When she sets out to accomplish something, she is determined to follow it through to the end, even if it kills her. She is not the selfish type as most heroines are in stories. She wants what is best for everyone, even if it means leaving the ones she loves.
Malcolm and Gabe are two very different people. Malcolm is popular and rich, a school prefect, and part of a secret society brought down through the generations. When he takes a notice with the new girl, he gets the attention of all his peers. But that doesn’t bother him.
Gabe is everything that Malcolm is not. He keeps to himself, has long hair and is considered a "freak". He has a very special gift. He can see and hear ghosts. Although he doesn’t want his gift, he considers it a burden. Yet it proves to be handy later in the book.
The story is a truly amazing read. It has a little suspense mixed with horror. You get to see ghosts from different eras and hear their stories of their last day before they died. You also get to see them all come together for the purpose of revealing who killed them and bringing those people to justice. I highly recommend this book to everyone who loves horror, romance, paranormal, and justice. This book is simply amazing!!