Secrets and Shadows A 13 to Life Novel

13 to Life

Shannon Delany

St. Martin's Griffin



Trade Paperback

320 Pages



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Nothing is simple when you run with werewolves. Jess Gillmansen thinks she's seen it all but her eyes are about to be opened to even more danger and a reality far more paranormal than she's suspected. With Jess's realization that the Rusakovas' mother is still alive and imprisoned, the group's choices become harder and trust becomes more important. Lines are drawn and relationships change as the broken Rusakova family struggles to reunite long enough to free their mother and people who Jess always just took to be normal people show themselves to be much, much more.


Praise for Secrets and Shadows

"Shannon Delany's creations will show you how rich and fulfilling Young Adult Paranormal writing can be."—Fresh Fiction

"Definitely a smash hit!"—Teen Channel Reviews

"A unique tale with a bright heroine and dark secrets."—Maria V. Snyder, New York Times Bestselling Young Adult author

"[Readers will] appreciate the virginal sexual tension, the snarled das and nyets, the testosterone-fueled feuds and the titillating glimpses of tragic history."—Kirkus Reviews

"New readers can dive in without reading the first book, and new fans won't be long in arriving."—Booklist

"Delany spins an original story with great characters and a powerful plot that is full of twists and turns. It will leave fans waiting for the next installment."—School Library Journal

"Delany effectively probes what makes a monster, how being too selfless can be damaging to the soul, and whether it's possible to rewrite a person's personality."—Publishers Weekly

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A little more than a year ago

In a seemingly standard suburban sprawl outside the city of Farthington something has gone wrong. Sharp sidewalks and carefully clipped lawns hem in the town houses and flank the expected allotment...

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  • Shannon Delany

  • Since she was a child, Shannon Delany has written stories, beginning writing in earnest when her grandmother fell unexpectedly ill. Previously a teacher and now a farmer raising heritage livestock, Shannon lives and writes in Upstate New York and enjoys traveling to talk to people about most anything.

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