As the "oracle of dating," Kayla is supposed to have all the answers about love and relationships. She's supposed to have the perfect relationship. But now that Jared is "taking a step back," Kayla feels like a total fraud.
So the expert on dating starts taking her own rebound advice—and some from her friends—and stops moping around. Yeah, there are other possibilities out there—including the beyond-cute French foreign exchange student she's showing around town.
But when controversy erupts about the Oracle's advice, Kayla is sent reeling once again. Will anything work out for her this year? Yet when her friends start seriously needing the Oracle, Kayla begins to focus on what really matters: Viv, Sharese, Amy and Ryan, her true-blue buds. And suddenly, everything starts making sense again….
For five bucks, the Oracle of Dating will tell you:
* How to flirt
* If that cute guy you're crushing on likes you, too
* Whether your new romance will last through lunch period
* And much more
What she won't tell you? Who she is.
No one at Kayla's school knows she's the famous Oracle of Dating— the anonymous queen of dating advice. She doesn't even have a boyfriend. Two relationship disasters were enough to make Kayla focus on everyone else's love life.
But then her advice backfires on her own best friend. And Kayla starts to seriously obsess about Jared Stewart—the very cute, very mysterious new guy in school. Suddenly, the teen queen of advice needs her own oracle of dating—and she knows just where to find one….
Maddie Diaz never should have taken that shortcut through the park. If she hadn't, she wouldn't have seen two members of the Reyes gang attacking a homeless man. Now, as the only witness, she knows there's a target on her back.
But when the Reyes jump her on the street, Maddie is protected by a second gang and their secretive leader, Lobo, who is determined to take down the Reyes himself. Lobo is mysterious and passionate, and Maddie begins to fall for him. But when they live this close to the edge, can their love survive?
Zin dances with fire in every step, speaks with a honey-sweet voice, and sees with eyes that can peer into your soul. Nicole’s friendship with him is the only thing that saves her from the boredom of school and the turmoil of her family life. It’s no wonder why Nicole is madly in love with him. But she can’t understand why he keeps her at a distance, even though she can feel his soul reaching out for hers.
Zin is like no man Nicole has ever met, and he carries with him a very old secret. When Nicole uncovers the truth, her love may be the only thing that can save him from it…
But one slip—or one serious competitor—and life turns ugly fast. Suddenly, Ty’s got to rethink his whole strategy. And for the #1 dealer on the streets, strategy is not just about staying ahead. It’s about survival.
Grace has done her best to move on since her ex-boyfriend Mateo chose gang life over her. But even though years have passed, she hasn’t forgotten him—especially since she’s seen her younger brother Alex drawn to a life on the streets. She can’t bear to think of Alex making the same mistakes as Mateo, but she feels him slipping away.
So when Mateo suddenly resurfaces, insisting he’s left gang life behind him, Grace sees an opportunity. Maybe he could be the one to reach Alex and pull him away from the edge. She tells herself she’s only talking to Mateo again because of Alex, but her feelings quickly return. Can she ever trust Mateo again? And is saving her brother worth risking a broken heart? With everyone she loves in danger, Grace must decide how much to sacrifice before it’s too late.
Run the Risk is set in the same world as Allison van Diepen’s previous novels Light of Day and On the Edge (readers will recognize some of their favorite characters in this book) and features a diverse cast. With romance, action, and realistic friendships, this is a gripping story about the dangers one girl faces to save the people she loves.
Julia DiVino wants none of it. No colors, no C-Walks— it’s just not her thing.
But when Eric Valienté jumps into her life, everything changes. Lines are redrawn. And then they’re crossed.
Darren took the fall for Diamond Tony, the notorious head of the city’s drug cartel. Two years later, Darren’s finally out of juvie—and determined to get even.
Working as an informant for the police, Darren infiltrates Diamond Tony’s operation. But falling for sweet, innocent Jessica was not part of that plan. She’s a distraction—and a liability. She’s also everything Darren dreamed about while he was locked up, and with her, he has the promise of a fresh start.
When a deadly turf war breaks out between Diamond Tony and the Bloods, Darren gets caught in the crossfire. The cops think he’s playing both sides, and any mistake could be his last. Darren has to stay on his game if he’s going to protect Jessica—and if he’s going to stay alive.
When Gabby Perez is almost drugged at a nightclub, she decides to take action. Teaming up with a mysterious stranger known as X, the two go after a gang who is drugging and kidnapping innocent girls off the Miami streets and forcing them into prostitution. As their search deepens, Gabby and X can't ignore their undeniable attraction to each other. Then Gabby discovers the truth about who X really is and the danger that surrounds him. Can their love survive the light of day?
Light of Day is set in the same world as On the Edge (readers will recognize some of their favorite characters in this book) and features a diverse cast. With romance, action, and realistic friendships, this is a gripping story about finding out where you belong, discovering the power to make a difference, and finding true love along the way.
Pour cinq dollars, le blog de Kayla vous dira...
Comment séduire, comment savoir si ce garçon trop craquant qui vous fait soupirer est aussi accro que vous, ou si votre toute nouvelle romance survivra à la fin du deuxième trimestre... Et plein, plein d’autres choses !
Mais, pour tout l’or du monde, ce blog ne vous dévoilera jamais... Que la reine du conseil, qui répond à vos questions et soigne vos inquiétudes amoureuses, est aussi une fille blessée par l'amour qui a juré de ne plus jamais laisser s'approcher un seul garçon avant l'entrée à l'université. Jamais.
Quand « blogueuse » rime avec « amoureuse »
Jamais... mais avec un J comme Jared, ce garçon bourré de charme et de talent que Kayla s’interdit de trop regarder et aime en secret. Seulement, quand « amoureuse » rime avec « blogueuse », les secrets ont dû mal à le rester et s’affichent même sur grand écran... d’ordinateur.
Amour rime-t-il avec toujours ? Kayla tombe des nues quand Jared lui annonce qu’il veut « prendre un peu de recul » ...
Tout pour... rebondir !
Heureusement, Kayla peut compter sur ses amis et sa famille. Grâce à eux, son moral remonte en flèche ! Et cette pause avec Jared n’est-elle pas l’occasion de reprendre du service sur l’Oracle de l’amour, le blog qu’elle a (un peu) négligé depuis qu’elle est amoureuse. Et hop ! La blogueuse se reconnecte !
Gare au retour de flamme
Quelques posts en ligne et une rencontre avec un étudiant français – trop mignon ! –, Kayla se sent de nouveau heureuse ! Mais, comme le monde réel, le monde virtuel a ses surprises : une vilaine controverse éclate sur le blog. D’un côté, les anti-Kayla, de l’autre, les pro-Kayla. Devinez dans quel camp se rangera le beau Jared... ?