•A Top Fiction Pick and Recommended Read: DomesticShelters.Org 

What happens when love turns to obsession?
What happens when obsession turns deadly?

After her parent’s divorce forces Emma Lorde to move halfway across the state of Arizona to live with her father, Emma must face her senior year in a new school knowing absolutely no one. Then she meets Dillon Hobbs, and something just clicks.

Dillon introduces Emma to friends she can call her own. He provides a refuge from the chaos of her past, and creates a blueprint for their future together. He saves her, over and over, by loving her more than she thought anyone ever would.

But just when everything seems perfect, Emma is offered an opportunity that will derail their plans. How can Dillon let her go when he understands that people don’t always come back? Uncertainty grows, and fear spirals into something darker. 

Now Dillon is the one who needs saving. But how much do you sacrifice for the one you love? What if saving Dillon means losing herself? 


With a fresh voice, Dominy adeptly depicts how love can grow dark and that abuse isn’t always physical. Never gratuitous, the strong language and sexual situations add to the authenticity of the narrative. VERDICT Teens looking for stories of romance gone wrong will enjoy this quick read. A good purchase for most YA collections.

School Library Journal

This taut thriller unrolls hidden messages of abusive relationships with a sharp edge and well-drawn gray areas, leaving readers on the edge of their seats.


Teenage relationships are intense to begin with—but what happens when your boyfriend becomes too intense?

A perceptive portrait of relationship abuse.


A gripping fictional story that is a great read for teens and adults alike!

Anita Hildreth, Executive Director, Theresa’s Fund, Domesticshelters.org

Library Recommendation: A Highly Recommended Purchase for both school and public libraries and hand sell it to teens. This is a must read for teens, especially girls. 

YA Book Nerd, Librarian Jennifer Rummel

I can’t recommend it enough and, IMHO, it has one of the best very endings I’ve read in recent years. The last sentences took my breath away….

Gae Polisner, author of The Memory of Things

Though this is a gut-wrenching, important topic, the story is gripping.  Brava, Amy! I highly recommend this novel!

Liza Wiemer, author of HELLO?

A simply compelling read from cover to cover, “Die for You” clearly showcases author Amy Fellner Dominy’s impressive flair for originality and storytelling skills. The result is a novel that is certain to be an enduringly popular addition to high school and community library YA Fiction collections.

Midwest Book Review

“I have to leave,” I whispered. “Go back to sleep.”

He blinked dazedly. “I fell asleep?”

“It’s okay. It’s late, and the movie was terrible.”

“No,” he murmured. “You don’t understand.”

I thought he must be embarrassed that he’d dozed off, but his lips parted in a sweet grin—a boyishly beautiful grin. He found my fingers again, wrapping them in his. “I never fall asleep like this.”

“Like what?”


I blushed, ridiculously happy. I felt like I’d just discovered a superpower. My lips still fighting a smile, I pressed a kiss to the corner of his mouth. “I have to go.”

He squeezed my fingers tighter. “What if I don’t ever want you to go?”

There was something new in his voice. Something that made my heart flutter at the base of my throat. “That would be okay with me.”

His voice was rough with sleep and some deeper emotion. “Be my girlfriend, Em? I feel like you already are.”

I nodded, the blood fizzing in my veins as I looked at our clasped hands. “I feel that way, too.”