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"An empty mind is a safe mind." Yulia's father always taught her to hide her thoughts and control her emotions to survive the harsh realities of Soviet Russia. But when she's captured by the KGB and forced to work as a psychic spy with a mission to undermine the U.S. space program, she's thrust into a world of suspicion, deceit, and horrifying power. Yulia quickly realizes she can trust no one--not her KGB superiors or the other operatives vying for her attention--and must rely on her own wits and skills to survive in this world where no SEKRET can stay hidden for more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 43.18mm | 453.59g
  • Roaring Brook Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 1596438924
  • 9781596438927
  • 518,260

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"A debut historical thriller . . . Smith mesmerizes readers with sprints and twists in the plot while revealing the incredible level of abuse doled out by the Russian government." - "School Library Journal" "Smith's debut novel not only captivates through its fearsomely stubborn main character but also through its intriguing setting . . . The book's tension, coupled with a burgeoning romance and the revelation of some astounding secrets, will keep teen readers on the edge of their seats and primed for more." - "VOYA" "Smith's history adventure debut includes both paranormal and romance elements . . . The momentum becomes breakneck when secrets are revealed - readers will never know what is to be believed." - "Booklist" "Cold War espionage smoothly blended with psychic romance . . . A sudden cliffhanger sets up this fast-paced thriller for a sequel." - "Kirkus Reviews "show more

About Lindsay Smith

Lindsay Smith's love of Russian culture has taken her to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and a reindeer festival in the middle of Siberia. She writes on foreign affairs and lives in Washington, D.C. "Sekret "is her first more

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1,769 ratings
3.61 out of 5 stars
5 23% (409)
4 33% (587)
3 30% (526)
2 10% (185)
1 4% (62)

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I love the premise of SEKRET. The mystery and the political intrigue surrounding it was done so well. The main character and her development was also done beautifully. Having flashbacks of her life before being a tool for the KGB was done with her dreaming it. And we also find out who is causing her to dream these flashbacks. The writing was wonderful and it thought it was done very well, especially the characters who were developed from the very beginning. I wanted a story that kept me on my toes. I just needed something to keep the pacing going but there was nothing keeping me. So I struggled reading it and even managed to stop reading it for a while just so I can get back to it later. If you're looking for more character based development books, this one is for you. If you're looking for more of a story that keeps pushing, pass on more
by Giselle SM
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