Thursday, March 13, 2014

[Blog Tour] Guest Post by Amy Talkington

I'd like to welcome Amy Talkington, author of LIV, FOREVER to Short & Sweet Reviews Blog! On today's LIV, FOREVER blog tour stop Amy is sharing her top ten favorite classic, teen and indie movies!

Don't forget to check out my 5 stars review of Liv, Forever here

PUBLICATION: March 11, 2014 by Soho Teen
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
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I’m a screenwriter and filmmaker so I cannot possibly just limit this to ten movies! So, how about three lists?

My 10 favorite all-time favorite classics
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La Dolce Vita, Network, The Graduate, Chinatown, Tootsie, The Royal Tenenbaums, Lost in Translation, Being There, Trainspotting, and Sunset Boulevard
My 10 all-time favorite teen movies
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Mean Girls, Little Darlings, Romeo & Juliet (Baz Luhrmann’s version), Valley Girl, Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Pretty In Pink, Easy A and (not exactly a teen movie but I can’t leave it out!) Almost Famous

Plus, a few of my favorite recent indies
  *Poster images via IMDB.Com
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Afternoon Delight, Her, Mud, Fruitvale Station, and of course I have to mention my own feature film: The Night of the White Pants!

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.

If you want to know all the latest on Liv, Forever or more about the author follow Amy on Twitter & Tumblr 

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