Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Guest Post- Top 10 Favorite YA NOVELS – Amy Talkington author of Liv, Forever

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Welcome to my stop on the Liv, Forever Blog Tour. I was excited to be a part of this tour because I’m so looking forward to reading Liv, Forever! Initially, that fabulously creepy cover grabbed my attention , then after reading the summary, I knew I had to get my hands on a copy of this! I’m thrilled that author Amy Talkington decided to share with The Happy Booker readers her top 10 favorite YA Novels


Amy’s Top 10 YA Novels


  1. The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
  2. I was briefly attached to adapt this book into a screenplay and I just became obsessed with Lennie’s poetic vision of the world.

  3. The Fault in our Stars by John Green
  4. The guy can write a sentence and pull a heart string. I don’t think I’m alone in thinking this.

  5. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  6. I see it everywhere, nearly every day, in some form or another.

  7. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  8. This book has it all—romance, scares, and, most importantly, ideas.

  9. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  10. I loved entering this rich world (and, of course, I love that the protag is an artist like Liv!)

  11. The Outsiders by S.E. HInton
  12. I just felt so connected to Ponyboy.

  13. Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  14. I just felt so connected to Holden.

  15. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  16. I just felt so connected to Charlie. (Ok, do we sense a theme here?)

  17. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  18. This book brought me back to YA.

  19. Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
  20. So much to learn from Rilke’s beautiful poems. You can revisit them for decades.

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About the book

Liv, Forever
Liv, Forever
by Amy Talkington
Published by Soho Teen
Date published- March 11, 2014

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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.
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.

About the Author

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Amy Talkington is an award-winning screenwriter and director living in Los Angeles. Before all that she wrote about music for magazines like Spin, Ray Gun, Interview, and Seventeen (mostly just as a way to get to hang out with rock stars). As a teenager in Dallas, Texas, Amy painted lots of angsty self-portraits, listened to The Velvet Underground and was difficult enough that her parents finally let her go to boarding school on the East Coast. Liv, Forever is her first novel.
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