The trip to Aunt Celia's in northern Maine turns out to be a big disappointment. Upon arrival, plans for her aunt's funeral are underway. Melissa has skipped a semester of college to get acquainted with the aunt she has never met; therefore, the news is devastating. Vera, a college roommate and confidant, previously helped Melissa cope with the loss of her parents. Their friendship lasted through the summer by working together at a resort restaurant.
Each was fated to meet a love interest that would last far into the next school year. Melissa's trip to northern Maine and her aunt's palatial estate entangles a web of intrigue and mystery that needs to be investigated.
Aunt Celia's will can't be read until she is cleared of an extortion charge; therefore, Melissa is required to stay at the mansion until the will is settled. The employees seem to welcome Melissa to her aunt's home.
Larry, the handsome handyman, has a questionable character and a wife that has disappeared. The butler, Sedwig, is a reliable employee who has worked for Aunt Celia for several years but has a deep dark hidden secret. The caretakers, Beverly and Barry.
enter Choosing the truth may reveal your darkest secrets, accepting the dare could be dangerous, even deadly. The teenagers at Bayview must work together again to try and find out who is behind the game before it is too late. Yesterday, Lydia had a bookshop. Yesterday, Lydia was married to a journalist.
Yesterday, she was with everyone she loved most in the world. For him, she will carry a machete strapped to her leg. For him, she will leap onto the roof of a high speed train. For him, she will find the strength to keep running.
San Francisco, They call Verity 'the app-whisperer', and she's just been hired by a shadowy start-up to evaluate a pair-of-glasses-cum-digital-assistant called Eunice. Only Eunice has other ideas.
Pretty soon, Verity knows that Eunice is smarter than anyone she's ever met, conceals some serious capabilities and is profoundly paranoid - which is just as well since suddenly some bad people are after Verity. Meanwhile, in a post-apocalyptic London a century from now, PR fixer Wilf Netherton is tasked by all-seeing policewoman Ainsley Lowbeer with interfering in the alternative past in which Verity and Eunice exist. It appears something nasty is about to happen there - and fixing it will require not only Eunice's unique human-AI skillset but also a little help from the future.
In Oak Knoll, a tight-knit North Carolina neighbourhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son. All is well until the Whitmans move in next door - an apparently traditional family with new money, ambition, and a secretly troubled teenage daughter. With little in common except a property line, these two very different families quickly find themselves at odds over an historic oak tree in Valerie's yard.
But as they fight, they fail to notice that there is a romance blossoming between their two teenagers. A romance that will challenge the carefully constructed concepts of class and race in this small community. A romance that might cause everything to shatter Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living showing other women how to do the same.
A mother to two small girls, she started out as a blogger and has quickly built herself into a confidence-driven brand. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains' toddler one night.
Seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, a security guard at their local high-end supermarket accuses Emira of kidnapping two-year old Briar. A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humiliated. Alix resolves to make it right. But Emira herself is aimless, broke and wary of Alix's desire to help. At twenty-five, she is about to lose her health insurance and has no idea what to do with her life. When the video of Emira unearths someone from Alix's past, both women find themselves on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know about themselves, and each other.
Now, with enemies behind him and the unknown ahead, Jacob Portman's story continues as he takes a brave leap forward into The Conference of the Birds , the next instalment of the beloved, bestselling Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series. Meet Pepper , swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their massive fast-food chain is booming -- mainly thanks to Pepper, who is barely managing to juggle real life while secretly running Big League Burger's massive Twitter account.
Enter Jack , class clown and constant thorn in Pepper's side. When he isn't trying to duck out of his obscenely popular twin's shadow, he's busy working in his family's deli. All's fair in love and cheese -- that is, until Pepper and Jack's spat turns into a viral Twitter war. Little do they know, while they're publicly duking it out with snarky memes and retweet battles, they're also falling for each other in real life -- on an anonymous chat app Jack built.
As their relationship deepens and their online shenanigans escalate -- people on the internet are shipping them -- their battle gets more and more personal, until even these two rivals can't ignore they were destined for the most unexpected, awkward, all-the-feels romance that neither of them expected.
Her best friend is too busy to hang out, her summer trip is canceled, and now her parents are separating. Why her mother thinks the solution to her problems is political canvassing —with some awkward dude she hardly knows—is beyond her. After all, the polls are getting closer—and so are Maya and Jamie. Mastering local activism is one thing.
Navigating the cross-cultural crush of the century is another thing entirely. It was Aunt Celia who got us into the whole mess. The entire Palacios family thrust smack into the middle of a crime ring. What he says, the Palacios must do, otherwise: big trouble.