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The first in a new series from Elora RamirezMy name is Kera Collins, and I would do anything for a golden nod. At first glance, my life appears perfect: the best friends, the best school, the attention of Dex Albright, the deliciously irresistible grandson to the Headmaster. All I need is the prestige behind La Boheme, an elite secret society formed within the walls of myThe first in a new series from Elora RamirezMy name is Kera Collins, and I would do anything for a golden nod. At first glance, my life appears perfect: the best friends, the best school, the attention of Dex Albright, the deliciously irresistible grandson to the Headmaster. All I need is the prestige behind La Boheme, an elite secret society formed within the walls of my school, and my life would be complete. Once I’m in, I’ll be the one with all of the secrets.It’s just…no one told me these secrets could kill....

Title : Secrets Don't Keep
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ISBN : 25725631
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Number of Pages : 253 Pages
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Secrets Don't Keep Reviews

  • Michelle
    2019-04-10 09:53

    **You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**Oh how I wanted to love Secrets Don't Keep. It has all the makings of a book that I would love! A scavenger hunt style quest to join a super secret boarding school society, and did a mention a secret society? Not to mention the boarding school society of the super rich reminded me of Gossip Girl. The characters definitely had the entitled bratty thing down pat. I know you can sense a but coming. I wanted to love Secrets Don't Keep, but I just didn't. This book fell apart for me pretty quickly and I was really bummed about it. I kept reading because I genuinely love stories surrounding secrets and secret societies. I want to get to that OMG moment. And that aspect of the book was ok. There were lots of twists and turns and the author had unpredictability down pat. It was all the other stuff, the character stuff, that had me grinding my jaw.Kera and Dex just didn't do anything for me. They had a bad case of insta love and I just couldn't back it up. Not to mention I didn't think Kera was a very good friend. Not that her friends were perfect friends to her either. From the summary and the setting, this book reminded me a bit of Secret of the Sevens by Lynn Lindquist, which I really loved. This one was no where near as good. It felt choppy and the characters majorly got on my nerves.But if you are a huge fan of secret societies, secrets don't keep might be worth checking out. I really enjoyed the scene setting. The school sounds like a place I would love to spend a couple of days getting lost in, and the actual secrets in this book were pretty major. And my favorite part of all was the app that Kera's friend designed for the students of the school to talk to each other. I thought that was really cool. But all of those things that I enjoyed were not enough to save me from the annoyance I felt from the characters.If you are looking for a great story about a secret society set at a boarding school, try Secret of the Sevens by Lynn Lindquist. Secrets Don't Keep was not a hit for me, but I do hope that if you read it, you end up loving it! Let me know what you think if you get a chance to check out this book. This review was originally posted on Book Briefs

  • Maritza
    2019-04-01 18:11

    YA like I've (actually, literally) Never Read it Before.I don't like to give 5 star ratings, but there's literally nothing *I* didn't prefer about this book. I couldn't stop reading, but also couldn't predict what was going to happen next. I was totally unfamiliar with the concept, but understood everything that was going on. It's just a good book, y'all. Since it technically hasn't released yet, this will be a pretty bare review (don't want to give ANY OF THE SECRETS away ;)). I just need to tell you some things I adored about this book. First of all, I've never read another YA like this one. Which is particularly impressive because I've read 3 other books by Ramirez (one no longer available) and her ability to consistently write strong, compelling narrative without falling on similar device is stunning and uncommon. And, mmm, how can I say this? The way she talks about sexy times. It didn't make me groan or vomit a little in my mouth. Cause let's be honest, kids might read this book (actual under-18-year-olds) and I want these things described in ways that make sense to ingenues, and honor it, but I also want it to work for me. She makes it all work. Next -Kera, our lead, isn't perfect. I fucking love her some times and want to slap her others and in this way, she's like my best friend who I admire. NO LOVE TRIANGLE!! WE ALL REJOICE!! There are HOT and compelling romantic and non-romantic relationships all amazingly put together, but the standard good-boy vs bad-boy is blessedly absent from SDK. These kids have too much money and also legitimate problems. And this, I can get in to. Because I want those macaroons (you'll have to read to know) and that dress, but I'm not exhausted with their rich-kid problems. Also predictability: it doesn't exist. I didn't know what was going to happen and I was a beta reader helping her as she wrote. (Yow know, like Crazy-eyes on OITNB, "I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN AND IF YOU DON'T LEAVE ME ALONE, I CAN'T WRITE IT TO FIND OUT!") And yet the story was complete at the end. There weren't any loose points where I thought, "Wait, why did we talk about ??? Or what happened to so-and-so?" Please, everyone, buy and read this book so Ramirez writes the next one because I really need to know what happens next at The Grove.

  • Sierra the Nerdgirl
    2019-04-11 09:51

    DNFed at 25% because I couldn't deal with this book. I didn't like the plot or the characters. Nothing intrigued me and I couldn't attach to the characters because they were immature, horny, bitches.

  • FMR Book Grind
    2019-04-19 13:56

    SAM'S REVIEW4 STARSI wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I love YA novels but would recommend this as more NA due to some of the scenes. THIS BOOK WAS HIGHLY ADDICTIVE!! I could not turn the pages fast enough, and it is a LOOOOOOONNNNNNGGGG STORY, but do not let that stop you from reading! If you like novels that contain mysteries, twists, exclusive/elite schools, HOT GUYS, sexy little rich chicks, all wrapped up into one brilliant read with a bucketful of suspense, then without a doubt THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU! From the first page, I was sucked into Kera's POV, gathering my Intel on 'who is who' and 'what is what'. I really loved her as the main character! She is funny, relatable and was a pleasure to read! I enjoyed the chemistry and friendships between all of the characters and I want one of those Golden Envelopes, I think I would be a total badass addition to the La Boheme, so I'm keeping an eye on my mail! And Dex.......I'd totally want to kiss his face off, I adored him! This is my first read by Elora Ramirez and it sure as hell will not be my last. I love the way she created this fictional world that I want to be a part of. She writes with great depth, detail and fantastic character progression. The story held my attention from start to finish, which I must say is unusual for a book of this length. I usually want to get down to the gritty, but this book captured me throughout. I don't want to spoil anything! And that is purely because you need to read it. This book is one giant roller coaster of emotion, heat, excellent characters, huge secrets and VIP's, I can assure you, YOU NEED TO READ IT FOR YOURSELF! Some of those plot twists will make you brain hurt purely because they are soooooooooooo good, but all questions you may have are actually answered, thank goodness!!! This is a great novel by a very talented author!

  • PaulaPhillips
    2019-04-06 11:10

    Are you a fan of secret societies within schools ? Especially ones that are set within the walls of elite boarding schools ? At Kera's school , the society to be in is the La Boheme , one nod from them - a golden envelope shows up under your door and an invitation is what everyone who attends The Grove dreams of . Being part of the La Boheme will set you up for life as it will guarantee you VIP Statuses , entrace to any of your Ivy League college choices and the career of your choice. So when Kera recieves an invitation and is paired up with none other than the new hottest guy on campus - she is thrilled but what will happen when she discovers that the La Boheme is dangerous and that not all that is seen is true as her friends Season and Sebastian are caught in something deep - they have come close to exposing hidden secrets and now Sebastian is missing and Season could be next. Kera doesn't know what to believe as how can one secret society really be capable of doing what Season suggests ? Does evil really lurk in the darkness of The Grove and who can you trust when you don't know who is truly involved ? Secrets Don't Keep is one of those books that will have you going round in circles and when you think you know or have discovered a lead or an answer - it will surprise you with another plot twist and turn. This is the perfect read for all those who love conspiracies, hidden secret societies within the elite and boarding school novels.

  • Emily
    2019-04-19 14:04

    I'll keep this short, since it's not officially released yet, but this was a fantastic "in the zone" book to read.I'm usually more of an essay/nonfiction reader, but sometimes it's nice to let your mind get lost in a new world. I started this in an airport, and kept it open on the plane, in the MAX train home, and finished it sprawled out on the couch before I even dragged my suitcase out of the front hallway. Interesting and adventurous characters, an unfamiliar concept, and a compelling storyline made for the sort of reading experience that almost made me miss my stop. The writing was clean and descriptive, that glorious balance between being able to picture all of the places and details without getting pulled out of the story. Block off a good chunk of hours before you read this one, because you won't want to put it down.

  • Mander Ritzert
    2019-03-26 10:13

    I loved this book. It drew me right in and held me so firmly I read the whole thing in one sitting. The mystery surrounding the secret society, combined with the intensely satisfying made for an excellent story. I've always loved stories about secret societies, and this one was no exception. The characters, too, were intensely relatable - I saw so much of myself in Kera, it was almost like it was my own story. Can't wait for there to be a Book 2!

  • Jan Fall
    2019-04-12 10:58

    Excited to see the next up in the series

  • Trader (RedHotBlueReads)
    2019-04-11 16:16

    I was eager to read this because I really liked the two previous books I read by this author, and the synopsis for Secrets Don't Keep was very different from those books so I was intrigued. Secrets Don't Keep has a little bit of everything -- romance, suspense, and mystery. It's about secret societies, the filthy rich and what their privilege brings to them, and how it can easily get carried away.Kera Collins has been waiting for one thing -- that's the invitation for the secret society at the elite school she attends that can open up all sorts of doors for her. Her best friends are waiting too, but not everyone gets in.Dex Albright is her boyfriend, one of those instant boyfriends where their eyes meet, and it's over. Okay, maybe not quite that instant, but things move quickly between them. I liked these two together.Then there's Sebastian, Kera's best friend, and Season, her roommate. They just happen to be entwined with the mystery of the secret society, especially after they uncover some questionable activities. When the invites to La Boheme are delivered, it causes quite a bit of tension between the friends. But that isn't all there is to it and details regarding the true motives of the headmaster and his secret society get unraveled and gradually revealed. The story is told with chapters alternating between past and present. This helps build up a good amount of tension by revealing what's going on in little bits. I thought the author did a great job of keeping this story moving quickly. I really tore through it because I was really drawn into the story.It's been a while since I've read a YA that had such a nice blend of action, suspense and romance. Secrets Don't Keep manages to be sexy without being explicit, which I like in a YA read. So likable characters, with a predictable plot made interesting with a crafty delivery, the right pacing, a nice level of complexity and good writing. I enjoyed this and will be looking for more from this author. ARC provided for review.

  • Amy Neighbors Senethavilay
    2019-04-21 15:08

    Looking for a great YA filled with secret societies, conspiracies, and a sliver of romance? Secrets Don't Keep is an intriguing twist on such a topic. A boarding school selects a group of students each year to receive the golden envelope—an invitation to join a select and secret group of elite know as La Boheme. These individuals form a lifelong bond that carries through life—nothing is out of reach or possibility, and every member from past to future is there to support one another. When Kera receives her golden envelope, she believes all her problems are solved, that she will be set for life and can follow her personal dreams and desires. But what happens when the invitation you have sought out turns out to be more than you ever expected—something that is dangerous and pushes the comfort of your moral code? What do you do when the society you have sought after for years shows a darker side than you ever expected?And what if your best friends are the ones facing the greatest danger? Do you risk the prize you have desperately wanted and the dreams and power it holds, or do you turn your back on the society you have chosen to protect? Kera must decide what to do and whom she can trust. A great read that will keep the pages turning. With twists and turns and well-developed relationships between characters, this novel gives a little bit of everything, but ties it all together with clear answers to the questions that plague the mind of a reader throughout the story. Worth the read!

  • Resch Reads
    2019-04-04 18:07

    2.5 STARS*Book Received in Exchange for Honest Opinion/Review*I have very mixed feelings on this book. On one side, I loved the mystery and suspense aspect of this book and on the other end, the characters and some of their relationships fell flat for me. So first, I will start with the good, I loved the entire concept of the story, the secret society and the desperation to get into one. I have been a fan of this type of story since I watched The Dead Poets’ Society in high school. It’s captivating and thrilling to read them, even if the society happens to be corrupt (which in the book that is putting it lightly).There are crazy twists and turns and it was a really fun read, you didn’t want to put it down. Now for my two downfalls. First, Dex and Kera dive head first into a relationship really fast. There is no build up or getting to know each other and that really disappointed me. It was just lust and interest at first sight and I really missed the build up of the characters. In addition, there seems to be best friends in the book but there are an awful lot of secrets kept from one another. Secondly, the book switches between the present and the past almost every chapter. I personally wasn’t a fan of the flip flopping, especially considering the time line is a matter of 3 months. The story and plot was great but the characters and layout left something to be desired.

  • Melissa Mendoza
    2019-04-04 12:52

    Received a copy in exchange for an honest review“And maybe he’ll never understand why I’m staying - maybe everyone will see me as a horrific selfish person only concerned about her future.”4 thrilling stars. I don’t usually read this genre, but I’m glad I gave it a shot. It was a great and interesting read!!The first in a new series from Elora RamirezMy name is Kera Collins, and I would do anything for a golden nod. At first glance, my life appears perfect: the best friends, the best school, the attention of Dex Albright, the deliciously irresistible grandson to the Headmaster. All I need is the prestige behind La Boheme, an elite secret society formed within the walls of my school, and my life would be complete. Once I’m in, I’ll be the one with all of the secrets.It’s just…no one told me these secrets could kill.This book is so unpredictable and an absolute roller coaster ride. I don’t want to give too much away, but this book is so exciting. The lead character Kera, isn’t your typical lead character either, which makes this book even more intriguing! The young relationships were handled well as far as the writing goes, which makes me thrilled. You definitely must read this book ASAP.*Received a cop

  • Melissa
    2019-03-29 11:49

    A Great Suspenseful Start to New Series!I love a good suspense and this YA book gives you that in spades. The author has woven a really complex tale here, the plot is very unlike anything I've read before and I read A LOT! I was pretty much drawn in from the start and became totally absorbed into the story, I flew through the pages needing to know what was coming, and it is not at all predictable! I did not want to put it down! As I mentioned before this books is loaded with suspense, mystery, humor, a bit of romance and conspiracy theories (which I love) and has twists that will have you going "Woah!" The characters are all very well developed each with their own personality so you could never possible get them confused, The heroine was my total fav. She is not perfect, but she is so real and relatable, really funny and lovable. The book really makes your brain work, and think. This was my first read by this author but certainly will not be my last! I love her writing style, and her wit, creativity and imagination. I was generously offered a complimentary copy of this book for an honest review.

  • Boundless Book Reviews
    2019-04-07 10:01

    Secrets Don't Keep, starts off with Kera, Season, and Sebastian. All very close friends and go to a prestigious school. One with lots of rich people. There are secrets just lurking around every corner. With Secret Societies, that are always in question. The new school year also brings Dex and new mysterious student. Kera though, isn't the relationship type after certain situations in her past. But you never know.One thing, that I wasn't really a fan of, was the back and forth. It would go to present and past, again and again. I understand that it it worked a little for the story and the secrets. But I don't know I wasn't feeling that part. At times, I was left confused. This book really had a lot of twists. It was suspenseful and had all the ingredients for a really great story. But I feel for me it was just good. Like I said before, the back and forth just lost me. It did take awhile to finish. It is a solid three from me....Lissa http://www.boundlessbookreviews.com

  • Miah Oren
    2019-04-02 11:12

    The more I read, the more I couldn't put the book down. I love being immersed in a world where I'm actively wondering, "What would I do if I was there?" I know it's a good book when I can imagine myself there with the characters in the midst of the action. And it made me wonder if there were any secret societies in my high school.I was so excited to hear that it's going to be a series. I can't wait to read the next one.

  • Jenny Bravo
    2019-04-10 13:02

    This is Gossip Girl gone off the rails... in the best way possible! Shady underground societies, conspiracy theories and family secrets... what more could you want? Elora has written an exciting novel that keeps you guessing from beginning to end and makes you want more. Pick this up if you're looking for more suspense in your life!

  • Melissa
    2019-04-22 17:11

    *ARC received through InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review*

  • Lissa Rice
    2019-04-08 17:53

    (3) I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. **Review will be up on Boundless Book Reviews**