Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.
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Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Rebecca is a strange yet fascinating and surprising read. I expected less from it, but was pleased with the quality of writing and plot that the novel gave me. It is a story about a young, unnamed girl who unexpectedly marries a wealthy older man. She arrives at his house and is confronted by the impact that his dead wife has had on the employees of the Manderley mansion.
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
The Husband's Secret follows the lives of three women, all seemingly different, but connected in various ways. Cecilia is a mother of three girls, is very involved with the community, and successful in her Tupperware career. When she finds an old letter that her husband wrote, she is conflicted over whether she should open it. While we learn about Cecilia, another woman, Tess, finds out that her best friend and husband are in love with each other. On a whim, she moves back into her mother's home with her six-year-old son. Finally, Rachel, an old woman, is struggling over the death of her daughter. These characters come together is unlikely situations, and are all impacted over the husband's secret.
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
The Sky is Everywhere follows Lennie Walker, a seventeen-year-old girl who has recently lost her older sister Bailey. She struggles with the grief that comes with the death of a sibling. A clarinet player for school, a silent poet and lasagne maker for her local deli, Lennie fights off those around her to cope with her loss.
The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
The Light Between Oceans is a touching and compelling read, and flows just how a literary fiction novel should. What made me want to read this book was the premise, as it is very intriguing.
Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
After Tate moves in with her brother, she meets their neighbour Miles, who is a pilot. The plot focuses on Tate and Miles, who begin a relationship that only involves sex. Every second chapter flashes back to six years ago when Miles was in high school, and the readers learn why Miles does not want to deal with committment.
The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison
Inside a well-maintained garden live a group of young girls, being held in captivity and forced to follow orders from the Gardener. On their backs are tattoos of butterfly wings to portray the Gardener's weird obsession with butterflies. Maya is one of the rescued girls, and shares her story to two FBI agents to help make sense of the twisted, horrifying life inside of the Butterfly Garden.
My True Love Gave to Me by Stephanie Perkins (and others)
My True Love Gave to Me is a collection of 12 short stories by various young adult authors and is edited by Stephanie Perkins.
The Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout consists of five books about a romance between Katy, a human, and Daemon, an alien.
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Katy meets the attractive Daemon and realises there is something quite strange about him and his family.