With the mystery and suspense of the Pretty Little Liars series, the Hollywood drama of Lauren Conrad's L.A. Candy, and the creepiness of Michelle Hodkin's The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Vivian Divine Is Dead will thrill fans of emotionally charged, fast-paced, contemporary fiction.
Teen celebrity Vivian Divine has had a rough six months—her movie-star mother was murdered, and her boyfriend cheated on her with her best friend. Through it all, she's had to smile for the camera—this is the stuff the tabloids live for, after all.
When a death threat arrives with her fan mail, Vivian decides to run to Mexico, hoping to escape whoever it is who wants her dead. There, she finds an ally in the mysterious and charming Nick, but even he seems like he can't be trusted.As Vivian travels deeper into Mexico, she finds herself asking a horrifying question: If she can't hide from the paparazzi, what makes her think she can elude a madman?
Filled with surprising twists, poignant moments, and the snark of a Hollywood starlet suddenly on her own, Vivian Divine Is Dead brings a fresh new voice to contemporary fiction.
As New York Times bestselling author of the Beautiful Creatures series Kami Garcia says, Vivian Divine Is Dead is "a heartbreaking and magical story about love, second chances, and finding yourself."
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)|
|Age Range:||13 Years|
About the Author
Lauren Sabel has a master's degree in creative writing from Naropa University and currently teaches college writing courses online. She has lived in Rome, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and London and currently resides with her husband in Boulder, Colorado.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was AMAZING!! I was sucked in from the first sentence! Being a young adult myself (22) I found myself relating to a lot of the situations, especially the romantic ones that Vivian had along her journey. There were so many plot twists in this book that kept me on my toes and wanting more with each turn of the page. I thoroughly enjoyed this and can't wait to read more from this author. Will definitely be recommending this book to ALL of my friends. A must read for sure!
This book is PHENOMENAL!! Can't wait to see what else Sabel has in store! I was hooked from the first chapter and couldn't put the book down! The way Sabel describes every detail in such a pristine manner, I felt like I was there with the main characters in Mexico. I would definitely recommend this to any reader who enjoys action, suspense, and young romance all tied into one book!! Sabel knows how to keep a reader on their toes and does just that with all her plot twists! It is for sure a MUST READ!
Talk about a book that makes you sit up and pay attention! Lauren Sabel was quick to capture my interest with this original tale. From the opening when we're introduced to the darker side of life in Hollywood, you're left with a lot of questions that you want answers to. The suspense in Vivian Divine is Dead kept me riveted and on the edge of my seat! Vivian was such a dynamic character! I thoroughly enjoyed getting a glimpse into her life. It's not a life that many of have experience with, so it was intriguing to get a behind the scenes look. The one thing that made me really like Vivian was her honesty. Yes, she whined her fair share. But she wasn't afraid to admit and own it. I'll take that over the psuedo-badass main characters who whine and pretend to be something that they're not. All in all, I was enthralled with Vivian Divine is Dead. The ending was not what I had hoped for. I feel like there's so much more to the story. I didn't want to be finished with Vivian and Nick. (Speaking of Nick, you slayed me, Lauren. I need to know where he is!) My fingers are crossed that Lauren Sabel will be able to tell more of Vivian's story. **I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review with no compensation.
I have to say that I enjoyed this story overall, but some of the events were a little far-fetched for me. Vivian Divine is an extremely well known celebrity, so when she’s forced to go on the run, she has to hide in plain sight, which is much easier said than done. Still reeling from her mother’s murder, her boyfriend’s betrayal, and a scary run in with a man in a black suit, her mind isn’t in the best of places, and her only option, so she believes, is to run. But, running off into the deep of Mexico alone to meet someone she has never met doesn’t seem like the best course of action… Between a rock and a hard place, Vivian embarks on a journey filled with peril. I almost feel as though the events themselves would be more fluid on the big screen than on paper as the action seems to just jump for sequence to sequence, but it is engaging nevertheless. While some of the events and outcomes are indeed obvious, others were much more discreet, and the revelation of Vivian’s pursuers was rather shocking. Though I have a few questions about certain cover ups that take place within the novel, overall it was a fun read. I wish that Vivian had a better relationship with others and was able to confide in them more, especially since grown-ups really can help, but I also understand the feeling of being all alone and feeling like there is no one to turn to.