Reviews by Tag: secrets

Staff Review
The left hand with a dragon's talon growing in place of the ring finger, the background showing a very muted face of a dragon staring at the reader

Dragon's Keep

By Janet Lee Carey
Star Rating

Rated by Anne G
May 31, 2023

“The real dragon haunted my head and heart.”

What makes Dragon's Keep work for me is its approach: a medieval fantasy written more like historical fantasy than high fantasy.  Yet it has that sliver of magic and magical creatures (dragons, of course) to spice up the lyrical story.   In other words, the author avoids over-doing the chosen one approach, and instead creates very believable characters in a believable world.

Teen Review
The Lake by Natasha Preston

The Lake

By Natasha Preston
Star Rating

Rated by
Teen Book Reviewer
Jul 26, 2022

The Lake by Natasha Preston is about Esme and Kayla, two girls that
come back to summer camp with a dark secret. When the girls pretend
everything is just as it always is, a message appears. A message that
might potentially be a threat to Esme and Kayla, but one thing is for sure.
They know their secret. And they want them to come clean about it, also to
face the consequences of their actions.

Teen Review
Good Girl Bad Blood by Holly Jackson

Good Girl, Bad Blood

By Holly Jackson
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Rated by
Anna S.
Jul 18, 2022

A new mystery has come to Pippa’s hometown and Pippa has set out to solve it. Pip
had promised herself, her parents, and boyfriend that she would not try to solve any
more mysteries but she can’t keep her hands off of this mystery. Pippa’s friend
Conner’s brother, Jamie, has gone missing and the police won’t do anything about it
so Pippa feels it is her duty to provide justice to Conner and his family. Pippa knows
she is putting herself in danger with this mission but does she really know how far this
will take her?

Teen Review
Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

Moon Over Manifest

By Clare Vanderpool
Star Rating

Rated by
Emily N.
Dec 7, 2021

This historical fiction book is a profound narrative that recounts the story of Abilene Tucker’s move to Manifest, Kansas. In moving to Manifest, Abilene soon discovers that the town is full of secrets, many that include her family. With her newfound knowledge, Abilene is determined to uncover the truth of her ancestors and Manifest.

Teen Review
How We Fell Apart by Katie Zhao

How We Fall Apart

By Katie Zhao
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Rated by
Neha K.
Nov 29, 2021

Katie Zhao’s How We Fall Apart is a murder-mystery with amazing Asian representation. Nancy Luo is a scholarship student and the best friend of the top girl, Jamie Ruan, at Sinclair Prep, an elite high school. Jamie is everything Nancy isn’t, rich, the valedictorian, and powerful. After Jamie is found dead, the people that once were closest to her, Nancy, Krystal, Akil, and Alexander, are the suspects.

Teen Review
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier


By Dame Daphne de Maurier
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Rated by
Saathwika A.
Jul 12, 2021

Rebecca is the first wife of Maxim De Winter. He lost his first wife due to a tragic incident. Maxim married another woman. When she enters Manderlery, she notices that Rebecca is everywhere. She fears that everyone loves Rebecca and hates her. But, one she realizes and learns things about the true Rebecca, her intentions and feelings change. Both Maxim and his new wife realize that Rebecca is haunting their memories.

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