Friday, January 23, 2015

Vivian Divine is Dead by Lauren Sabel

Vivian Divine is Dead
Author: Lauren Sabel
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: June 3, 2014
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Vivian’s mother was murdered and after receiving a cryptic letter it looks like Vivian is next. To avoid her impending demise Vivian takes the advice of her bodyguard and heads to a safe house in Mexico but the trip isn’t without its bumps.

I really enjoyed the setting in Mexico and the inclusion of the famous Day of the Dead. It made for a very atmospheric novel that felt like bright colors and dark shadows.

I thought Vivian was a very intriguing character. She’s a teen movie star with a movie star mother and a famous director for a father. Vivian has led a charmed life so to see her on the run in Mexico was a complete about-face and I liked watching her come in to her own.

One of my favorite things about Vivian Divine is Dead was the all the twists and turns the story took. I thought everything was going one way and then things went another. Although, I was quick to catch on to what was happening it was still an enjoyable and quick paced read.

Overall, Vivian Divine is Dead was fun and atmospheric. I enjoyed that although this was a contemporary everything felt a little bit fantastical and fictional. Sometimes, you just want to lose yourself in a quirky mystery and Vivian Divine was that kind of book!

1 comment:

  1. First time I read of that novel, seems pretty interesting, though. I'd love to read it!

    First time in your blog also! It is pretty cute. I'm following you and inviting you to my blog:

    Chao! ^^