Genre: YA Contemporary / Mystery
Published: June 3, 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books
Length: 288 pages
Source: Katherine Tegen Books (ARC)
“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….“
Vivian Divine is Dead was an okay book for me. Sometimes it would give me a feeling of “sitting at the edge of my seat” but at other times, I couldn’t help but roll my eyes. What I did not like about this book is the insta-love. I was seriously pissed at that because it was just so unrealistic and annoying how she easily trusts this guy who is a complete stranger. Plus, I did not like how she has the time to flirt when she’s supposed to be running and hiding away from a serial killer (shaking my damn head man, smh). Why the hell would you flirt with another guy if you know there is a man chasing you AND you’re in a different country you’ve never been to, and you do not know anyone!? Oh Vivian, you’re really not smart. Besides the protagonist, I also did not like how the mystery was somewhat predictable.
Like I said, the mystery was somewhat predictable, but some parts were still really good. There were some scenes where I wasn’t expecting them to happen and I would be like “:O no way!” Overall some parts in this book were really good and creepy (in a good way) but the insta-love and the cliche scenes prevented me from giving this book a higher rating. I recommend you to check it out in the library, and I wouldn’t put this on top of my tbr list.