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Andi is broken. She is failing school and failing life. Since the death of her brother all she cares about is music. Taken to Paris by her estranged father, she makes a discovery there that could transform everything. Hidden in the compartment of an old guitar case is a lost diary from Revolutionary France…
Alexandrine is a street performer who is trying to save a young life from the devastation of war. She writes her deepest thoughts in her diary, hoping that one day someone will read them and understand.
These two girls, though centuries apart, are tied together by more than just the diary. As its words transcend paper and time, Alexandrine’s past becomes Andi’s present and lives are changed forever.
Spring 1540….. Eleanor’s mother is imprisoned in the Lady Tower. For four years Eleanor’s only comfort has been their secret notes to one another. A chance discovery reveals a plot to murder her mother. Eleanor must free her before it is too late. Danger and betrayal are at every turn, she can trust no one. Not even her father.
Eleanor must use all her cunning to survive. For she soon realizes that it is not just her mother she needs to save ….. but also herself.
And now, the only thing she does know is that one of her friend’s isn’t so friendly. One of them was trying to kill her. One of them still is.
Mira levenson’s family is always chaotic – with a little brother and a baby sister, busy parents and her artistic, outspoken grandma. She loves them all, but sometimes it feels like nothing is private and there’s nowhere for Mira to just be herself. And the thing is…Mira does have secrets – her beloved Nana Josie is dying, she’s drifting away from her best friend, and she can’t stop thinking about mysterious, confident Jide Jackson, who is definitely keeping some secrets of his own.
Everything is spinning out of control… can Mira let someone into her heart when it feels like it’s about to break?
A shiver crawled up my spine. It felt like the loneliest place in the world. For a second I thought I caught a snatch of music in the air, but it was just the wind whistling through cracks in the fairground hoardings.
Bel has never met anyone like Luka. And the day she follows him into the abandoned fairground, she is unprepared for the turn her life is about to take.
By the time seventeen year old Delaney Maxwell is pulled out of the icy waters of a frozen lake, her heart has stopped beating. She is officially dead. Then she starts breathing… The doctors are mystified, but Delaney knows something is very wrong, even though outwardly she has completely recovered.
Pulled by sensations she can’t control, Delaney now finds herself drawn to the dying. Is her brain predicting death or causing it? Then Delaney meets Troy Varga. Is Troy a kindred spirit who somehow understands her weird and frightening gift? Or are his motives chillingly more sinister…..
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