~Thank you to the author for sending me this ARC~
By: Trisha Leaver
Publication: April 28th, 2015
Genre(s): Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Mystery
Synopsis: 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.
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**Note: This is a “preview” of a review of a title that is published several months from today. Stay tuned for the full review later this year!
Wow! I had the privilege of reading an early copy of this one-and let me tell you, if you pick up this book, you are in for a real treat! Trisha Leaver has created a masterpiece! There were tears, there were smiles, there was squealing, and my heart broke a little when I finished; I didn’t want the words to stop! The Secrets We Keep was well written, the romance was ADORABLE, and I really enjoyed following Ella’s emotional journey as she dealt with her sister’s death and the aftermath of her secrets that followed. Keep an eye out for this book, but also watch this author, I think she’s going to be very successful and well-known as her work is published this year.
My rating: 5 stars