Dead Twin: The Secrets We Keep

Release Blitz: The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver



Title: The Secrets We Keep
Author: Trisha Leaver
Pages: 304
Publish Date: April 26, 2016
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) | Square Fish
Genre: YA Contemporary



Synopsis: Twin sisters. A fatal accident. A devastating lie. Which girl survived?
"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 Maddy 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. And everyone believes her. Caught in a web of lies, Ella is faced with two options--confess her deception and risk devastating those who loved Maddy, or give up her own dreams and live her sister's life. 


Teasers

“No amount of lipstick could cover up her ugly personality.”

“I am already gone. I died that night on the side of the road with my sister.”

“Like this, natural, with no pretenses and no image to maintain, she looked a lot like me.”


Excerpt

I don’t remember her room being so cold. Even snuggled into her sweater the chill seeps in, settling into my bones like a whisper from beyond. That’s where I will sleep tonight...in Maddy’s bed, surrounded by her scent. Mom wants to change the sheets, but I won’t let her. The hint of vanilla mingled with Alex’s dark cologne brings a little piece of my sister back to me each night.

The only thing I have left of my old life is a few sketches and a poor replica of the friendship bracelet Josh gave me. It took me days to re-create, to weave the strings into the right pattern. It’s not perfect, but it goes with me everywhere, a tiny reminder of who I once was and what Josh still means to me. The real bracelet is gone, cut off and tossed aside just like my life.

I want to make peace with my choice, but Maddy’s secret haunts me. The dark pieces of her life are hidden in the back of her closet for no one but me to see. She’s not who I thought she was, but that doesn’t matter. Maddy was my sister, my twin sister, and I’ll do anything for her, including losing myself.


Giveaway

There is a blitz-wide giveaway, courtesy of the author, for: ONE (1) winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card

***Giveaway is open to anyone 13 or older who can accept an Amazon Gift Card***
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About the Author


Trisha Leaver lives on Cape Cod with her husband, three children, and one rather disobedient black lab. She is a chronic daydreamer who prefers the cozy confines of her own imagination to the mundane routine of everyday life. She writes Young Adult Contemporary Fiction, His- torical Fiction, Psychological Horror and Science Fiction and is pub- lished with FSG/ Macmillan, Flux/Llewellyn and Merit Press. Her YA Contemporary, THE SECRETS WE KEEP, was named one of the best YA novels for summer (2015) by Teen Vogue and received starred reviews from VOYA Magazine and School Library Journal (audio). 



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4 comments

  1. This book was so good! It totally captured me... And completely threw my heart in the trash and my head out the window. Totally worth the read. :-)
    -Amy

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    1. I haven't read it yet, but the cover is absolutely gorgeous so I think I'm going to have to. I love books that do that lol

      Thanks for stopping by!
      -Kayl

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    2. Hahaha me too! I really hope you enjoy it! Please let me know what you think. :-) Anytime.

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