Author Kyla Stone takes on a lot of touchy subjects, but covers them in a precise and respectful way. The reader is taken on a journey through darkness with each character, learning how not to let life break you no matter how bad it gets and discovering how forgiveness can truly set you free.

Beneath the Skin
by Kyla Stone
4.9 Stars (50 Reviews)
Genre: Teen & Young Adult | Coming of Age

To save her life, she must risk her heart…

For eighteen-year-old Sidney Shaw, life pretty much sucks. Her mom is a drunk. Her dad’s worse. At school, she’s bullied by her ex-best friend. And cutting no longer brings the relief she craves.

When Sidney is forced into group counseling, she meets perfect, popular Arianna, the type of girl who grieves over a broken nail. But Arianna has secrets of her own. She might prove herself a friend–if Sidney can let her guard down. Then there’s Lucas, the sweet and funny new guy who sees straight through her tough, snarky façade.

But Sidney’s wounds go deeper than anyone knows. When her secrets threaten to unravel her, Sidney must choose. How far is she willing to go to protect her family? And who can she turn to when the unthinkable happens?

For fans of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak, Kathleen Glasglow’s Girl in Pieces, and Ellen Hopkin’s Identical. Beneath the Skin is a gut-wrenching exploration of trauma and resilience, the redemptive power of friendship, and how we piece our broken selves back together, one shard at a time.

*Trigger Warning: Includes mature content, including mild language, self-harm and non-graphic depictions of abuse. Recommended for ages 16+*

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Who We Are Instead
by Kyla Stone
4.5 Stars (41 Reviews)
Genre: Teen & Young Adult | Women’s Fiction | Literary Fiction | Family Life | Coming of Age

“The past is a black hole. It sucks you in, engulfing everything, even light.”
Eight years ago, a horrific tragedy shattered Lux and Lena’s world. Now twenty, Lena survives by guarding her heart behind her camera lens. Fierce, impulsive Lux can’t escape the darkness inside her own head.

When their father suffers a heart attack, Lena rushes home, only to discover that Lux has disappeared. Torn between her dying father, her troubled sister, and her own haunting grief, Lena struggles to pick up the pieces.

Even as things fall apart, Lena finds an unexpected refuge in Eli. He’s the guy who wants her heart and challenges her fears. He can help her face her past–if she’ll let him in.

Because their only chance may lie in the dark, destructive secrets of their childhood. Unraveling the truth is the key to everything–but what will Lena have to risk to save her sister? Can these sisters find a way back to each other before it’s too late?

For fans of Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why and John Green’s Looking for Alaska. Who We Are Instead explores the fragile but enduring bonds between sisters, the legacy of mental illness, and the courage it takes to live after devastating loss.

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A Sea of Shattered Glass
by Kyla Stone
Genre: Teen & Young Adult

In the near future, the most luxurious ship in the world is about to set sail. The playground for the nation’s most prestigious families, the Grand Voyager promises to fulfill every exquisite dream and desire.

But for some passengers, the more they want, the more they have to lose.

Willow wins a golden ticket, sweeping her into a life she’s only dreamed of. She’ll pay any price–and take any risk–to keep it.

Amelia appears to have it all–beauty, wealth, and class. But she’s hiding a devastating secret. Her carefully constructed façade is about to shatter…
Micah’s been content to live in his brother’s shadow his entire life. But when he stumbles upon a web of deceit, he’s torn between loyalty and a terrible truth.

For beneath the glittering amenities and glamorous parties, dangerous secrets lurk. Some are determined to bring the whole thing down in flames. And they’re already on the ship.

The storm is coming…

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