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Secrets Series - Teaser by Hannah, Teen Blogger


Imagine your whole world rising in flames, burning everything that you had ever known, loved, touched and cared for. Waking up in a foreign bed wondering how one day you're surrounded with loving people who took you in when nobody else wanted you, and another day the remains of your beloved home lie in front of you, nothing but burnt garbage, and you're forced to go on an adventure discovering your unwanted past.

While it would be unlucky for the person living it, reading about how somebody’s life blew up in flames would make an entertaining novel. Not to sound inhuman at all but I think we all have to admit that the more sad and dramatic the content of the story, the more fun it is to read. Ever read a book about a little girl that had no problems and was happy 24/7? There is a reason why most of us haven’t. Luckily, seven award-winning authors decided to gang up and each write a book contributing to the Secrets series.

 

 

Here’s a description of the series:

“In early June, 1964, the Benevolent Home for Girls burns to the ground and its vulnerable residents are thrust out into the world. The orphans, who know no other home, find their lives changed in an instant. The seven oldest girls are sent on their way with little more than a clue or two to their past and the hope of learning about the families they have never known. On their own for the first time in their lives, they are about to experience the world in ways they never imagined.” – from http://www.readthesecrets.com/boxedset.html

 

Here are some short descriptions of some of the books:

The Unquiet Past by Kelley Armstrong 

“Tess has always been tormented by waking visions that make her question her sanity. When the orphanage she lives in burns down, she decides to face her fears and find out once and for all what is wrong with her. She believes the truth must lie with her parents, and so, armed with only an address and phone number, Tess travels to a crumbling mansion in rural Quebec, where she discovers evidence of mistreatment of mental patients. She also makes an unlikely ally and gradually unearths her family’s sad history—and finally accepts the truth about her paranormal powers.” – from http://www.readthesecrets.com/theunquietpast.html

Small Bones by Vicki Grant 

“Dot, whose name reflects her stature, has always had big dreams—but her dreams have to be put on hold while she searches for the truth about her parents. She gets a job as a seamstress at a lakeside resort in rural Ontario and falls hard for Eddie, a charming local boy who is equal parts helpful and distracting as Dot investigates her past. Searching for answers to questions about her birth, Dot learns more than she ever wanted to about the terrible effects of war, the legacy of deceit—and the enduring nature of love.” – from http://www.readthesecrets.com/smallbones.html

 

These are just 2 books out of the 7, you can visit the website for more descriptions and reviews of books that might spark your interest. Then, borrow them from the library. And the best thing is that because of the format of this series you don't have to follow an order in which to read the books, which kinda just puts the icing on the cake.

If you are interested in reading my review of one of the books, there will be a review of the book A Big Dose of Lucky by Marthe Jocelyn coming soon.

Hannah,

Teen Blogger

 

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