Author(s): Amy Talkington
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 - especially when Malcolm Astor, fellow artist and scion of one of the school's original families, starts falling for her. Fellow scholarship kid Gabe Nichols warns her not to get involved with a 'Wicky', but things are finally going Liv's way. But Liv's bliss is cut short when she is viciously murdered. In death, she discovers that she is the victim of a dark conspiracy.
Praise for "Liv, Forever""Secret societies and specters: two things I love. "Liv, Forever" is spooky, sexy, strange and shocking. A great read."--E. Lockhart, Prinz honoree, NBA finalist, and author of "We Were Liars" "A passionate love story with an intelligent sense of humor . . . A must-read."--Marti Noxon, producer/writer on" Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Glee," and "I Am Number Four" "It's romantic, it's gruesome and you won't want it to end. Two severed thumbs up."--Kendare Blake, author of "Anna Dressed in Blood" and "Antigoddess" "Nimble and heartfelt, with knowledge rich and deep of what it means to be different."--Anna Godbersen, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Luxe" "Amy Talkington paints an unforgettable tale that is both spine-chilling and heartwarming. Readers will die for "Liv.""--Tonya Hurley, "New York Times "bestselling author of the "Ghost Girl "series "A privileged boarding school setting, a sinister secret society, and a sweet romance that transcends even death . . . A pitch-perfect paranormal."--"Justine Magazine" "[Liv's death] should come as no surprise--and yet, somehow, it does . . . The story, a romance meets ghost story meets mystery, is well written and authentic."--"Cleveland Plain Dealer" "[Talkington's work exhibits] a sly, caustic sense of humor, a playfulness that can go dark fast.""--Dallas Morning News" "This quirky love story will appeal to teens who enjoy a good ghost story.""--VOYA Magazine" "["Liv, Forever"'s] gothic feel is what sets it apart from other boarding school stories, in addition of course, to the mystery at its heart . . . A ghost story, a love story, and a tragedy.""--BookTrib" "A snappy mystery . . . [and a] fast-paced story.""--Booklist" "Think "Ghost" meets "The Sixth Sense," acted by the Brat Pack . . . relentlessly visual."--"Publishers Weekly" "An interesting mix of paranormal fiction, mystery, and romance . . . 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""A smart and emotionally affecting detective story . . . A must-read for anyone looking for a smart paranormal thriller with emotional depth.""--Reviewing the Evidence" "For your vicarious (read: imaginary) spring break . . . Order now."--Daily Candy Dallas "A ghost story overflowing with a creepy school, a mysterious society, and a love that just seems impossible . . . "Liv, Forever" is an extremely hard book to put down."--Fresh Fiction "A spooky conspiracy and a prestigious boarding school. It's elementary, dear readers, why this is a match made in heaven . . . Somebody set up the Ouija Board and bust out the candles.""--Forever YA" ""Liv, Forever" delivers gothic romance with Joss Whedon-esque delight. A meta-ghost story that will keep your blood chilled through the very last page!" --Lex Hrabe, co-author of the Quarantine series "Liv and Malcolm are the ultimate star-crossed artists--bound by a love of Banksy and Bon Iver, but separated by death."--Jill Greenberg, fine artist and celebrity photographer "Does a great job of expressing what it's like to be different through her various characters, while reminding us that things--and people--are not always what they seem . . . A wonderful read.""--Crimespree Magazine" "Fresh and intelligent."--Annie Curtis, Youth Services Librarian, Gallatin, TN "From the Hardcover edition."
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. "From the Hardcover edition."