Winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Young Adult Literature * 2018 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults * 2018 Rainbow Book List * A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2017 "Well-paced, brimming with drama, and utterly vital."—Kirkus (starred review) This charming and bittersweet coming-of-age story featuring two girls of color falling in love is part To All the Boys I've Loved Before and part Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Sixteen-year-old Sana Kiyohara has too many secrets. Some are small, like how it bothers her when her friends don’t invite her to parties. Some are big, like the fact that her father may be having an affair. And then there’s the one that she can barely even admit to herself—the one about how she might have a crush on her best friend. When Sana and her family move to California, she begins to wonder if it’s finally time for some honesty, especially after she meets Jamie Ramirez. Jamie is beautiful and smart and unlike anyone Sana’s ever known. There are just a few problems: Sana's new friends don't trust Jamie's crowd; Jamie's friends clearly don't want her around anyway; and a sweet guy named Caleb seems to have more-than-friendly feelings for her. Meanwhile, her dad’s affair is becoming too obvious to ignore. Sana always figured that the hardest thing would be to tell people that she wants to date a girl, but as she quickly learns, telling the truth is easy…what comes after it, though, is a whole lot more complicated.
Winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Young Adult Literature * 2018 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults * 2018 Rainbow Book List * A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2017 "Well-paced, brimming with drama, and utterly vital."—Kirkus ...
Author: Misa Sugiura
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Author: Turtleback Books Publishing, Limited
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book For fans of Jenny Han, Morgan Matson, and Sandhya Menon, critically acclaimed author Misa Sugiura delivers a richly crafted contemporary YA novel about family, community, and the importance of writing your own history. The author of the Asian Pacific American Award-winning It's Not Like It's a Secret is back with another smartly drawn coming-of-age novel that weaves riveting family drama, surprising humor, and delightful romance into a story that will draw you in from the very first page. Katsuyamas never quit--but seventeen-year-old CJ doesn't even know where to start. She's never lived up to her mom's type A ambition, and she's perfectly happy just helping her aunt, Hannah, at their family's flower shop. She doesn't buy into Hannah's romantic ideas about flowers and their hidden meanings, but when it comes to arranging the perfect bouquet, CJ discovers a knack she never knew she had. A skill she might even be proud of. Then her mom decides to sell the shop--to the family who swindled CJ's grandparents when thousands of Japanese Americans were sent to internment camps during WWII. Soon a rift threatens to splinter CJ's family, friends, and their entire Northern California community; and for the first time, CJ has found something she wants to fight for.
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book * A 2020 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection For fans of Jenny Han, Morgan Matson, and Sandhya Menon, critically acclaimed author Misa Sugiura delivers a richly crafted contemporary YA novel about family ...
Author: Misa Sugiura
Category: Young Adult Fiction
In the world of Harmony, Rainshadow Island is home to a mysterious preserve, secrets that have been kept for centuries, and a treasure worth killing for… As a light-talent, Alice North has the rare ability to make things disappear, including herself—a gift that comes in handy during her magic act with her dust bunny Houdini. Business mogul Drake Sebastian is day-blind, since his sight was nearly destroyed in a lab accident. But he’s the one man who can see Alice when she disappears—and he needs her. On Rainshadow Island, two dangerous Old World crystals are missing, igniting a paranormal storm. Drake thinks Alice is the key to finding them, and proposes they head there, but only after a Marriage of Convenience. Alice’s honeymoon on Rainshadow is guaranteed to be memorable, as the island—and the passion between her and Drake—is about to explode…
She caught her breath. “The lab accident that ruined your day vision?” “Uh-huh.” “
I'm sorry. I didn't mean to go there.” “I know. Don't worry about it. Not like it's a
secret.” And suddenly she knew. “But it is a secret,” she blurted before she could
Author: Jayne Castle
Cell is an unnervingly plausible medical thriller from the master of the genre, Robin Cook. George Wilson, M.D., a radiology resident in Los Angeles, is about to enter a profession on the brink of an enormous paradigm shift, foreshadowing a vastly different role for doctors everywhere. A new smartphone app, iDoc, is being developed that is far more than a mere reference tool, rather it is a fully customizable personal physician capable of diagnosing and treating patients more efficiently than the real thing. George’s initial collision with this incredible innovation is devastating. He awakens one morning to find his fiancée dead in bed alongside him, not long after she participated in an iDoc beta test. Then several of his patients die after undergoing imaging procedures. All of them had been part of the same beta test. Is it possible that iDoc is being subverted by hackers – and that the US government is involved in a cover-up? Despite threats to both his career and his freedom, George relentlessly seeks the truth, knowing that if he’s right, the consequences could be lethal.
“Graphene,” she whispered. “Graphene?” Georgereplied, matching her hushed
tone. “Never heardof it.” “It's been around since the sixties. It's not like it's a secret,
even though I'm trying to keep this between us because we're presenting iDoc ...
Author: Robin Cook
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Now that April is officially going out with hot-boy-next-door Matt, she's head over heels. She loves how he makes her feel . . . most of the time. But one minute he's sweet and attentive, and the next, it's as if he's forgotten they're together. April just wants things to be great between them, like when they started going out. Now as summer approaches, she has to decide if she'll go to camp with her best friends, Billy and Brynn, or stay home and be with Matt. April wishes she could do it all―keep up with friends, have summer adventures, please her annoying family, and save her new relationship. But with Matt's affection running so hot and cold, she has some tough decisions to make.
I don't know what people are going to say when they find out Matt and I are going
out. It's not like it's a secret. But I didn't exactly post it online either. The thing is
that Matt and I have a history, and in some people's opinions, not an entirely
Author: Laurie Friedman
Publisher: Darby Creek ™
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Nobody lives forever. Not even a Vampyre. Just ask Joe Pitt. After exposing the secret source of blood for half of Manhattan’s Vampyres, he’s definitely a dead man walking. He’s been a punching bag and a bullet magnet for every Vampyre Clan in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, not to mention a private eye, an enforcer, an exile, and a vigilante, but now he’s just a target with legs. For a year he’s sloshed around the subway tunnels and sewers, tapping the veins of the lost, while above ground a Vampyre civil war threatens to drag the Clans into the sunlight once and for all. What’s it gonna take to dig him up? Just the search for a missing girl who’s carrying a baby that just might be the destiny of Vampyre-kind. Not that Joe cares all that much about destiny and such. What he cares about is that his ex-girl Evie wants him to take the gig. What’s the risk? Another turn playing pigeon in a shooting gallery. What’s the reward? Maybe one shot of his own. What’s he aiming for? Nothing much. Just all the evil at the heart of his world.
—Why Sela is like she is, the blood, what was left, it's been coming down here, to
keep them alive. But Horde stopped. —Not like it's a secret her people are
starving, Phil. He shakes his head. —Uh, no, that's the thing, I'm not like an expert
Author: Charlie Huston
Publisher: Del Rey
"So much for staying out of trouble…" Nathan Bell left his high-flying London life for the rolling green hills of New Zealand to shake off the shadows of his past and start again—under the radar. He should not be getting distracted by a feisty blonde who spells nothing but trouble! Jessica Falls has her own reasons for keeping things with Nathan commitment-free…yet every kiss erodes her defenses. And when she discovers how much pain he's hiding, Jessica knows only she has the power to heal her broken billionaire!
Jessica had imagined a car crash, the same way her mother had died, or a fast
illness. But from the look on Natalie's face it was something that was hard for her
to talk about. “I hate that I'm the one to tell you, but it's not like it's a secret,” Natalie
Author: Soraya Lane
Winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize A recipient of the 2015 American Book Award One of the Top 10 Books of 2014 – Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times A New York Times Book Review Notable Book Named a best book of the year by: The New York Times Chicago Tribune The Washington Post The Boston Globe Time Newsweek The Huffington Post The Seattle Times The Houston Chronicle Publishers Weekly Library Journal Popsugar BookPage BuzzFeed Books Salon Kansas City Star L Magazine From the acclaimed author of The Book of Night Women comes a “musical, electric, fantastically profane” (The New York Times) epic that explores the tumultuous world of Jamaica over the past three decades. In A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James combines brilliant storytelling with his unrivaled skills of characterization and meticulous eye for detail to forge an enthralling novel of dazzling ambition and scope. On December 3, 1976, just before the Jamaican general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert to ease political tensions in Kingston, seven gunmen stormed the singer’s house, machine guns blazing. The attack wounded Marley, his wife, and his manager, and injured several others. Little was officially released about the gunmen, but much has been whispered, gossiped and sung about in the streets of West Kingston. Rumors abound regarding the assassins’ fates, and there are suspicions that the attack was politically motivated. A Brief History of Seven Killings delves deep into that dangerous and unstable time in Jamaica’s history and beyond. James deftly chronicles the lives of a host of unforgettable characters – gunmen, drug dealers, one-night stands, CIA agents, even ghosts – over the course of thirty years as they roam the streets of 1970s Kingston, dominate the crack houses of 1980s New York, and ultimately reemerge into the radically altered Jamaica of the 1990s. Along the way, they learn that evil does indeed cast long shadows, that justice and retribution are inextricably linked, and that no one can truly escape his fate. Gripping and inventive, shocking and irresistible, A Brief History of Seven Killings is a mesmerizing modern classic of power, mystery, and insight. From the Hardcover edition.
He's been here now three days and has no idea I know he's here. Not that he
knows me or anything, Bring Your Child to Work Day was not one of the ideas his
daddy bounced around. It's not like it's a secret why he's here, but when the son
Author: Marlon James
When author Sandra Leigh Savages husband committed suicide in 1997, she went into isolation for a year. In this memoir, she shares her journey from the grief she experienced to her vision of a great new life. Love Letters, a collection of letters begun in September 2010, provides a snapshot of Savages sorrows, joys, and reflections. Through these vignettes, she says her good-byes, notes her thanks, and provides advice for those who may have experienced the death of a spouse. This collection provides insight into how she survived the death of her husband, came to know and believe in the saving grace of God, and made the decision to stay on this earth to fulfill Gods wishes. Emotional and self-disclosing, Love Letters shares Savages personal message of living each day with no regrets. Through her life events, she expresses how placing your trust in the Lord can guide you through lifes bad moments and help you to full appreciate lifes good moments.
I'm not like that in many ways, and it must show you that when you used to see
me. ... I guess, I'm not allowed to say this to you too right? ... You show me often
how you love another more, but another secret you can never share with anyone.
Author: Sandra Leigh Savage
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Its No Secret The Christians Guide To Gods Law Of Attraction reveals to Christian readers how to find the Law of Attraction within the verses in the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments. Just as one cannot ignore the Law of Gravity, one may attract unwanted outcomes in his or her life attributing the LOA to humanist or New Age thinking. This guide serves as a Biblical roadmap for discovering this universal law of Gods in His Own Words.
I found myself wanting to share with others what I had learned, but when I asked
other Christian friends to watch the movie, many of them came back and said, “
We watched ten or fifteen minutes, and it's not something Christians should be ...
Author: James Patrick Watson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Turning bachelors into Casanovas, one cowboy at a time Meg Ripley may run the local diner, but she has never been one to get involved in the small-town craziness of Willing, Montana. Now suddenly she's entangled in it? In addition to harboring a pregnant runaway, she's been enlisted to transform scruffy bachelor cowboys into husband material for a reality dating show. Including her ex-boyfriend, and the only man she's ever allowed herself to love, Owen MacGregor. Owen is still devastatingly handsome, and the passion between them hasn't faded with time. Unfortunately, neither have the issues that drove them apart. But that doesn't mean Meg is ready to turn him into the perfect man for someone else! Because despite their past, Meg suspects that Owen is still the one.
“I'm not going to—” “Eighteen,” Jack declared. “Last time we did a count, it was
eighteen.” “You've kept count?” Meg shot him a horrified look and Jack shrank
back into his chair. “It's posted at the Dahl,” Hank pointed out. “It's not like it's a
Author: Kristine Rolofson
A man and woman with a complicated past find a second chance at romance in this Animal Magnetism novel from New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis. After a tragic stint in the National Guards, Adam Connelly returns to Idaho and to Belle Haven, the animal shelter he owns with his brothers. All Adam wants is to be alone. Then he opens the door to the past—the woman whose heart he once broke. Still gorgeous, still tough-as-nails, but this time, unusually vulnerable. Holly learned the hard way to never depend on a man for anything. Now, of all men, Adam is the last one she wants to see, and the only one she needs. Her father has gone missing in the Bitterroot Mountains and she could use someone with tracking skills to help find him. For Holly and Adam, each with their ghosts, a trek this desperate, this unpredictable, and this intimate, will have its share of risks—including opening their hearts one more time.
He still had no fucking idea what he thought he'd been doing. None. Zero. Nada.
A point proved by Donald's next words. “Have to admit, I'm surprised to see the
two of you together.” Donald divided ... “It's not like it's a secret. Hell, how could it
Author: Jill Shalvis
Hero changed into a T-shirt, grabbed a book, and padded barefoot into her sister's room. The large windows overlooked the backyard. She could see the moonlight streaming over the trees and bushes, making long, crazy shadows across the grass. Was there a diamond hidden out there somewhere? She looked at Beatrice, already settled under the covers. She wanted to tell her about the Murphys, but at the same time, she didn't. She wanted to keep the secret. To have something that belonged only to her. A missing diamond, a mysterious neighbor, a link to Shakespeare-can Hero uncover the connections? When Hero starts sixth grade at a new school, she's less concerned about the literary origins of her Shakespearean name than about the teasing she's sure to suffer because of it. So she has the same name as a girl in a book by a dusty old author. Hero is simply not interested in the connections. But that's just the thing; suddenly connections are cropping up all over, and odd characters and uncertain pasts are exactly what do fascinate Hero. There's a mysterious diamond hidden in her new house, a curious woman next door who seems to know an awful lot about it, and then, well, then there's Shakespeare. Not to mention Danny Cordova, only the most popular boy in school. Is it all in keeping with her namesake's origin-just much ado about nothing? Hero, being Hero, is determined to figure it out. In this fast-paced novel, Elise Broach weaves an intriguing literary mystery full of historical insights and discoveries. A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION
“No. No, I'm not.” Beatrice put down the hairbrush. “I needed Kelly.” “Kelly!” Hero
groaned. “She's so mean. Why are you even friends with her?” Beatrice sighed. “
She's my way in. It's not always someone you like, you know.” Hero frowned at ...
Author: Elise Broach
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Category: Young Adult Fiction
From USA Today best-selling romance author Willow Winters comes an emotionally gripping, romantic suspense. It was only a little lie. That’s how stories like these get started. With every lie I told, he saw right through me. I think in his heart he knew I was broken; he felt my pain as if it was his. And that’s what changed everything. He’s the reason it all fell apart. Sometimes it’s a single moment that alters everything in existence. Sometimes it’s the chain reaction of falling dominoes, lined up in pretty little rows and designed so that each one will cause more and more pain as it topples. In a single day, everything changed, and there’s no way to go back. I didn’t know what would happen. Secrets and lies ruin everything and I should have known better. For the first time in I don’t know how long, I wish I could take it back. I’d take every bit of it back if I could just be with him again. “I was captivated from the very beginning, and I couldn’t let go until the very end. Winters wove an outstanding tale, which has an even better message within its pages.” – Kendra, Reads and Treats It’s Our Secret can be read as a standalone and was originally released in January of 2018. This edition is reedited and extended. Topics include: mafia romances, dark romance, dark romance mafia, alpha business man book, billionaire romance, billionaire romance series, possessive alpha romance, willow winters books, w. winters books, contemporary romance, contemporary, romance novels, survival romance, the best romance series ever, bestselling series, captive romance, top 100 new releases, hot new release, USA Today Bestseller.
I don't think I've seen her before. “Hey, thanks,” I tell him before he heads off
chasing whomever she is. “Yeah, no problem,” he says and then finally looks
back at me. “Seriously, it's not a big deal. Just thought you'd want a heads-up.” “
Author: W. Winters
Publisher: Willow Winters Publishing LLC
Secrets. Everyone has them. Do you? How bad is your secret? Some of us have darker secrets than others. Meet the Baxton sisters: Patricia, Regina, Deidra, CeCe, and Sherilyn. They fight, they love, they laugh, and when necessary...some of them kill! These sisters each lead lives that are not what they seem. The question is, who will be discovered? Who will live and who will die? Secrets To Kill For is a fast paced, mind-boggling suspense thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat guessing all the way to the end!
“As you can see, I'm not like that.” I said. “I like Tony, and like you said, I have to
tell him. It's got to be that or push him to the side and act like I don't like him.” “Do
you think pushing him to the side will be easy?” “I've done it millions of times ...
Author: Joy Evans-Smith
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Victoria longs for a different life. Then her wish on a mysterious coin transports her back in time, into the body of a ruthless young woman accused of murdering her husband... Despite the perils of her new identity, Victoria discovers a new sense of belonging and adventure in the other woman's world, especially when a handsome man captures her attention. But can borrowed love last for a lifetime? And how long will Victoria's wish last?
I tell her I don't believe it, but she just smiles like she does when she's being a
mysterious Indian. I know she won't ever tell me her secret name. I'm going to
make a secret name for myselfand never tell anyone. People will call me
Author: Judith Ingram
Publisher: Vinspire Publishing, LLC
Double Life Girl-next-door Katrina Montgomery, 20, was blessed with beauty, brains, and a loving family. But inexplicably, something drew her to the dark side. As a teen, she had begun sneaking off to a party with a violent, drug-abusing Neo-Nazi gang, and she couldn't seem to resist her attraction to tattooed skinhead Justin Merriman, 20, a brutal, boozing speed freak. The two kept up a correspondence while he did time for assaulting a correctional officer. Dance Of Death When Merriman was released from jail, he and Katrina resumed their dangerous relationship. On Thanksgiving weekend, 1992, Katrina went to a gang party and wound up in the townhouse where Merriman lived with his mother. There, Merriman raped Katrina in front of two of his skinhead buddies. Then he stabbed her in the neck, bludgeoned her with a wrench, and finally cut her throat. Case Closed Katrina's body wasn't found. Meanwhile, Just Merriman continued his orgy of brutality and rape, terrorizing his victims into keeping silent. He eluded justice for six years, until cops attempted to stop him for a minor traffic violation--and he bolted. On January 30, 1998, after a wild chase and seven-hour standoff involving a bomb threat, Ventura County Sheriff's Officers arrested him. As police dug into the cold case of Katrina's murder, they found what they needed--enough for a jury to declare that Merriman should die by lethal injection in California's San Quentin Prison. Included 16 pages of shocking photos.
Officer: “At what point did her mother talk to you personally and ask you if she had
been to the party?” Apryl: “She called me after she talked to Scott. I didn't know
what to say. It's not like Trina's mom and I have ever been old buddies. It's not ...
Author: Robert Scott
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
Category: True Crime
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a nice Jewish widower must be in want of a wife. Jane Austen centered her classic novels of manners around "three or four families in a country village." So does Paula Marantz Cohen in her novel, a witty twist on Pride and Prejudice--except this time, the "village" is Boca Raton, Florida. Eligible men, especially ones in possession of a good fortune and country club privileges, are scarce. When goodhearted meddler Carol Newman learns that the wealthy Norman Grafstein has lost his wife, she resolves to marry him off to her lonely mother-in-law, May. The novel charts the progress of May's love life as well as that of her two closest friends: the strong-minded former librarian Flo Kliman and the flamboyant Lila Katz. If there weren't confusion enough, Flo's great-niece Amy, a film student at NYU, suddenly arrives with a camera crew determined to get it all on tape. Will May and Norman eventually find happiness? Will Flo succumb to the charms of the suavely cosmopolitan Mel Shirmer? Will Amy's movie about them win an Academy Award--or at least a prize at the NYU student film competition? Complications and misunderstandings abound in this romantic and perceptive comedy of manners.
“No,” said Lila, “it's not really relevant to the story So we go back to the apartment
and I notice that he's not acting tired but he's not talking either, which is unusual
for Hy. If he's not tired, ... The shaking was”—she searched for a metaphor—”like
high speed on the blender. ... And it's no secret that I married to be comfortable.
Author: Paula Marantz Cohen
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Grand Avenue runs through the center of the Northern California town of Santa Rosa. One stretch of it is home not only to Pomo Indians making a life outside the reservation but also to Mexicans, blacks, and some Portuguese, all trying to find their way among the many obstacles in their turbulent world. Bound together by a lone ancestor, the lives of the American Indians form the core of these stories—tales of healing cures, poison, family rituals, and a humor that allows the inhabitants of Grand Avenue to see their own foibles with a saving grace. A teenage girl falls in love with a crippled horse marked for slaughter. An aging healer summons her strength for one final song. A father seeks a bond with his illegitimate son. A mother searches for the power to care for her cancer-stricken daughter’s spirit. Here is a tapestry of lives rendered with the color, wisdom, and a quest for meaning that are characteristic of the traditional storytelling in which they are rooted, a tradition Sarris grew up hearing and learning. Vibrant with the emotions and realities of a changing world, these narratives—the basis of an HBO miniseries—are all equally stunning and from the heart.
I am an old woman now, like any other, except for what I am going to tell you. You
want to know about me, don't you? OK, then. It's no secret what I am. When my
son was a young man, when he thought of nothing but what he could do with that
Author: Greg Sarris
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press