Vivian Divine Is Dead (Hardcover)
Katherine Tegen Books, 9780062231956, 288pp.
Publication Date: June 3, 2014
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."
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.
Praise For Vivian Divine Is Dead…
— Publishers Weekly
“Sabel keeps the focus on action and does it well...Good, escapist entertainment.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“There are thrills and chills, both scary and romantic, as Vivian finds out the truth behind the glossy lies and falls for a darkly handsome stranger. The danger piles on fast and hard and feels real and chilling.”
— ALA Booklist
“The teenage movie star novel isn’t new, but debut author Sabel adds a new spin to the shiny plastic movie world by revealing a gritty, violent underbelly.”
— ALA Booklist
“A heartbreaking and magical story about love, second chances, and finding yourself.”
— Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Beautiful Creatures series and Unbreakable
“Vivian Divine is Dead is a book that’ll leave you turning page after page and struggling to find that just right place to stick a bookmark in.”
— Turning Pages blog (www.theturningpages.com)
“Vivian Divine is Dead is an exciting thrill ride through the life of one child star just trying to stay alive. It has betrayal, mystery, and love on every other page, seamlessly threading together into an amazing novel.”
— Dark Faerie Tales blog (www.darkfaerietales.com)