When Liv Bloom lands an art scholarship at Wickham Hall, it’s her ticket out of the foster system. Liv isn’t sure what to make of the school’s weird traditions and rituals, but she couldn’t be happier. For the first time ever, she has her own studio, her own supply of paints. Everything she could want.Liv, Forever by Amy Talkington . It has to be one of my all-time favorites. Plus, I love boarding schools with a mystery.
Then she meets Malcolm Astor, a legacy student, a fellow artist, and the one person who’s ever been able to melt her defenses. Liv’s only friend at Wickham, fellow scholarship kid Gabe Nichols, warns her not to get involved, but life is finally going Liv’s way, and all she wants to do is enjoy the ride.
But Liv’s bliss is doomed. Weeks after arriving, she is viciously murdered and, in death, she discovers that she’s the latest victim of a dark conspiracy that has claimed many lives. Cursed with the ability to see the many ghosts on Wickham’s campus, Gabe is now Liv’s only link to the world of the living. To Malcolm.
Together, Liv, Gabe, and Malcolm fight to expose the terrible truth that haunts the halls of Wickham. But Liv must fight alone to come to grips with the ultimate star-crossed love.
- The history behind the boarding school was really interesting, the mystery of the ghosts and their paths were intriguing.
- The art history in the book was awesome. You can definitely tell that the author is passionate about art and knows her stuff.
- Liv wasn't an awful main character. I could see us being friends. I just really am not a huge fan of first person POV, it always seems to make the characters more selfish.
- I really liked both the guys, Gabe and Malcolm. They were interesting and I like that they finally decide to work together when it means saving lives.
- This is one of those times I would like a half star. I would have rated this more as 3.5 than a full 4. The beginning did not intrigue me, I would have rated it a 2 until Liv started investigating her own death.
- There is insta-love. ARGH. This book probably would have been a 5 for me if Malcolm didn't tell Liv that he loved her so early on. It was going ok, closer to slow-burn and then he pops out "I love you." BARF!