Vivian Divine Is Dead by Lauren SabelVivian Divine Is Dead by Lauren Sabel

Vivian Divine Is Dead

byLauren Sabel

Hardcover | June 3, 2014

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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."

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.
Title:Vivian Divine Is DeadFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.97 inPublished:June 3, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062231952

ISBN - 13:9780062231956


Rated 1 out of 5 by from Review from This is the Story of My(Reading) Life Just a terrible, terrible book. The MC is a rich and famous actress. So of course she was written as a spoiled, insensitive, ignorant princess. I cannot deal with those types of characters. So she just killed any enjoyment I would have gotten from the alright mystery going down.
Date published: 2015-12-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too many cliches.. The premise of Vivian Divine is Dead sounded so promising. I would expect a massive twist as to who the killer was or maybe someone else all together who had no reason to go after our main character. I would expect running away and being scared at every turn and not falling in love with some random boy. This one had it all. It had the cliche murderer. It had the swoony love interest and the not too bright main character whose sole purpose was to get the boy to notice her. It starts off fast with Vivian being whisked away from her life to go and hide somewhere in Mexico. Yet the moment she is left by herself, she leaves all her belongings on a bus and someone else steals it. I couldn't imagine being that slow to leave all my important belongings on a bus. It's not that she wasn't the smartest cookie in the jar, but it was also the fact that she trusts this stranger almost instantly. The person that sh was scared of happened to be an agent who was trying to protect her. It made no sense to me. I kept on reading only because I felt that it would get better. Which it eventually did at the end, when all the problems just unravel and we found out a bit more about her mother's death. I wouldn't recommend this one unless you love clueless main character and instant love. I do love the fact that it was set somewhere else other than the United States and seeing how another culture lives is also a bonus for me. Other than that, I think it's safe to say you won't be missing too much if you pass on this.
Date published: 2014-11-08

Editorial Reviews

“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.”