Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Me, My Shelf and I Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway: The Secrets We Keep (Trisha Leaver)

THE SECRETS WE KEEP by Trisha Leaver
Official Blog Tour
Hosted by MMSAI Tours
April 23rd – May 6th

Author: Trisha Leaver
Release Date: April 28th, 2015
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN-10: 0374300461 | ISBN-13: 978-0374300463

A girl takes over her twin sister's identity in this emotionally charged page-turner about the complicated bond between sisters.
Ella and Maddy Lawton are identical twins. Ella has spent her high school years living in popular Maddy's shadows, but she has never been envious of Maddy. In fact, she's chosen the quiet, safe confines of her sketchbook over the constant battle for attention that has defined Maddy's world.
When—after a heated argument—Maddy and Ella get into a tragic accident that leaves her sister dead, Ella wakes up in the hospital surrounded by loved ones who believe she is Maddy. Feeling responsible for Maddy's death and everyone's grief, Ella makes a split-second decision to pretend to be Maddy. Soon, Ella realizes that Maddy's life was full of secrets. Caught in a web of lies, Ella is faced with two options—confess her deception or live her sister's life.


"Trisha Leaver crafts a powerful and haunting novel that will keep you up long after you read the last page. Full of twists and turns and FEELS, this book questions how far a person will go for her family . . . even if it means losing herself." - Lynne Matson, author of NIL

Haunting and beautiful, THE SECRETS WE KEEP, is a gripping, evocative examination of siblings' complex relationships. It compels us to question what we know, or think we know, about our loved ones and--most of all--ourselves. ~Karen Rock, Award-winning YA author and co-writer of the bestselling CAMP BOYFRIEND series 


Trisha Leaver live on Cape Cod with her husband, three children, and one rather irreverent black lab. (He is actually half Dalmatian so that could explain a bit of the excitability.) She is a chronic daydreamer who prefers the cozy confines of her own imagination to the mundane routine of everyday life. She is a member of the SCBWI, the Horror Writers Association, and the YA Scream Queens -- a group of nine female authors who are deathly serious about their horror.

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Instagram: @trishaleaver

The Secrets We Keep is a young adult contemporary novel about grief, guilt, and finding oneself. Maddy and Ella are identical twins who are complete opposites. Maddy is outgoing with lots of friends and Ella is shy, reserved and very few friends. 

Maddy and Ella are riding in a car when a tragic accident occurs and Maddy is killed. When Ella wakes up from the accident she realizes that everyone thinks she is Maddy....For her this is a turn of events that she can take advantage of....Ella assumes Maddy's identity and looks at this like her opportunity to become someone different. Ella wants to be Maddy...she wants to be carefree and popular and she thinks this is the way to accomplish that. 

Little does Ella know....Maddy had lots of secrets....secrets that are place a whole different perspective on Maddy's true life...Ella is now beginning to realize that she took her life for granted...she didn't realize how much people around her really loved and cared for her...and how wanting to be someone else is not always the answer.....

10 Winners will each get a finished copy of THE SECRETS WE KEEP by Trisha Leaver (US/Canada shipping only)

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