Secret Identities: Deception and Disguise
How can you stay true to who you really are, when you’re pretending to be someone you’re not? How do you stop hiding and make your own destiny? Vengeance, deceit, disguise, family feuds, and plots abound in these three novels set in three very different worlds. Kendare Blake’s bestselling Three Dark Crowns series continues with Two Dark Reigns, which finds Queen Katharine on the throne while her sisters hide in wait, and a rebellion is brewing. The play’s the thing in Virginia Boecker’s An Assassin’s Guide to Love and Treason, as a young girl in Elizabethan England disguises herself as a boy to kill the queen and avenge her father’s murder; when she is cast in William Shakespeare’s new play, her plan gets complicated. When she is role-playing in her favorite online game, Analee can be a stronger, braver version of herself. Then the hottest guy in school asks her to pretend to be his girlfriend, and she has to figure out which version of herself she really is, in Janelle Milanes’ Analee, In Real Life. Moderated by April Henry, author of the upcoming thriller The Lonely Dead.