Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Vivian Divine Is Dead by Lauren Sabel

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
Vivian Divine Is Dead
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Filled with surprising twists and poignant moments, Lauren Sabel brings a fresh new voice to contemporary fiction with Vivian Divine Is Dead. Creepy, clever, funny, and romantic.

When a death threat arrives with teen celebrity Vivian Divine's fan mail, Vivian has no choice but to go on the run to Mexico. She soon discovers, though, that her Oscar-nominated performance killing villains on-screen did nothing to prepare her for escaping a madman in real life. Some people say he's a hero, others tremble in his presence, but one thing is clear: he won't stop until Vivian is in his grasp. Why didn't she pay more attention during those judo lessons for her role in Zombie Killer?

Vivian finds an ally in the mysterious and charming Nick. He is everything Hollywood boys are not-genuine, kind, and determined to see Vivian for who she really is. But even he seems like he can't be trusted-what could he be hiding?

Beat up, hungry, and more confused than ever about who she's running from, Vivian is living in a real-life blockbuster horror flick. But there's no option to yell "cut" like there is on set....

Lauren Sabel's Vivian Divine Is Dead is a creepy, witty, fast-paced adventure about family, fame, and having the courage to save yourself.


Vivian Divine Is Dead by Lauren Sabel

My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars


Vivian Divine Is Dead(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
16-year-old Vivian Divine is a famous movie star, and her mother who was also a movie star was brutally murdered six months ago.
Now Vivian has received a video detailing how she too will be murdered in just 3 days, if she can’t disappear for a while that is.
Is the same person threatening Vivian the one who killed her mother? And can she escape before she too meets the same end?


This was an okay story, but I did lose interest after a while.

Vivian was an okay character, but she was maybe a little na├»ve at times. She seemed to make poor decisions, and didn’t follow advice which could have really been her downfall. She was also quite selfish and immature, and even when she claimed not to be a spoiler rich girl, she kind-of was.

The storyline was okay, although I did lose interest quite early on in the book. The book just lost it’s way a bit for me, and I got bored. There were some twists, and I didn’t guess a couple of them, but one of the major ones I saw coming, so it wasn’t all that much of a surprise for me.
There was some romance, but it wasn’t really a big part of the storyline, and for me there was only really one semi-romantic scene.
The ending was okay, although some of the storylines weren’t tied up at all, which leaves me wondering if there is a sequel planned for this book. If not, I’m slightly annoyed by the way that certain things were just left hanging.
Overall; okay story, but I got bored.
6.5 out of 10.

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