Today’s my brother’s 11th birthday, and I’m just not able to properly process that yet. So instead, I’m going to talk about what I’m currently reading! As we’re already halfway into March (how???), I think it’s definitely time for a reading update.
The book I’m currently reading just released today, so make sure to check it out and add it to your TBR if you haven’t yet already!
The Last Secret You’ll Ever Keep
by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Published by Wednesday Books
Released on March 16th, 2021
YOUNG ADULT FICTION–Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller
Bestselling author Laurie Faria Stolarz returns with a thrilling novel where an eighteen-year-old girl’s search for answers lands her in one of the most terrifying situations imaginable.
Trapped in a well, surrounded by dirt, scratching at the walls trying to find a way out.
Four days of a thirst so strong, that when it finally rains, I drink as much as possible from the dripping walls, not even caring how much dirt comes with it.
Since my escape. Since no one believed I was taken to begin with – from my own bed, after a party, when no one else was home…
Six months of trying to find answers and being told instead that I made the whole incident up.
Since I logged on to the Jane Anonymous site for the first time and found a community of survivors who listen without judgment, provide advice, and console each other when needed.
A month of chatting with a survivor whose story eerily mirrors my own: a girl who’s been receiving triggering clues, just like me, and who could help me find the answers I’m searching for.
Since she mysteriously disappears, and since I’m forced to ask the questions: will my chance to find out what happened to me vanish with her? And will I be next?
*I WAS PROVIDED A PHYSICAL ARC BY THE PUBLISHER IN RETURN FOR MY HONEST REVIEW. THIS DOES NOT AFFECT MY OPINION*
Currently, I’m really adoring this book. I’m completely immersed in the story, and I really love how Stolarz has crafted this character to be so different and unlike any other. The writing style is addicting, and the story keeps me eager to find more out about Terra and her situation.
I’m also really excited to know that this is a companion novel to Jane Anonymous, Stolarz’s previous release that I really loved. I had no clue that there would be an addition to it, and having that within this book is really exciting to me.
One thing I had a bit of trouble with when first reading this book was the beginning. It was a bit rough, and it was hard to fully grasp onto the story. But once I got past those first few chapters, everything was smooth sailing from there.
I’m really excited to continue and find out what comes next, and I can’t wait to share my review with y’all here soon.
Laurie Faria Stolarz grew up in Salem, MA, attended Merrimack College, and received an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College in Boston.
Laurie Faria Stolarz is an American author of young adult fiction novels, best known for her Blue is for Nightmares series. Her works, which feature teenage protagonists, blend elements found in mystery and romance novels.
Stolarz found sales success with her first novel, Blue is for Nightmares, and followed it up with three more titles in the series, White is for Magic, Silver is for Secrets, and Red is for Remembrance, as well as a companion graphic novel, Black is for Beginnings. Stolarz is also the author of the Touch series (Deadly Little Secret, Deadly Little Lies, Deadly Little Games, Deadly Little Voices, and Deadly Little Lessons), as well as Bleed and Project 17. With more than two million books sold worldwide, Stolarz’s titles have been named on various awards list.