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A slow-burn romance in a cutthroat kitchen! There's more to becoming a top chef for 17-year-old Isabella Fields than just not getting chopped … especially when the chances of things heating up with an intriguing boy and becoming a food star in the kitchen are both on the chopping block. Aspiring chef Isa's family life has fallen apart after the death of her Cuban abuela and the divorce of her parents. She moves in with her dad and her new stepmom, Margo, in Lyon, France, where Isa feels like an outsider in her father's new life. Isa balances her time between avoiding the awkward, "why-did-you-cheat-on-Mom" conversation with figuring out how a perpetually single woman can at least be a perpetually single chef. The upside of Isa's world being turned upside-down? Her father's house is located only 30 minutes away from the restaurant of world-famous Chef Pascal Grattard, who runs a prestigiously competitive international kitchen apprenticeship. The prize job at Chef Grattard's renowned restaurant also represents a transformative opportunity for Isa who is desperate to get her life back in order-and desperate to prove she has what it takes to work in an haute kitchen. But Isa's stress and repressed grief begin to unravel when the attractive, enigmatic Diego shows up unannounced with his albino dog. How can Isa expect to hold it together when she's at the bottom of her class at the apprenticeship, her new stepmom is pregnant, she misses her abuela dearly, and things with the mysterious Diego reach a boiling point? Salty, Bitter, Sweet: - Is a YA contemporary #OwnVoices novel written by CNN producer Mayra Cuevas - Features a Latina main character who is trilingual - Is inspired by the author's relationships with food and family - Explores complicated family dynamics and relatable themes of friendship, acceptance, and learning to care for yourself Learn more about the food featured in Salty, Bitter, Sweet with Isa's kitchen notes, available in the audiobook companion PDF download.Show more
Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's beloved-yet tragic-fairy tale, "The Little Mermaid," Coral explores mental health and what it means to be human in a world where humanity often seems lost. Coral has always been different, standing out from her mermaid sisters in a society where blending in is key. Worse yet, she fears she has been afflicted with the dreaded Disease said to be carried by humans-emotions. Her sister had the Disease, and Red Tide took her away. Will it come for Coral next? Above the sea, Brooke has nothing left to give. Depression and anxiety have left her feeling isolated. Forgotten. The only thing she can rely on is the numbness she finds within the cool and comforting ocean waves. If only she weren't stuck at a new group-therapy home that promises a second chance at life. But what's the point of living if her soul is destined to bleed? Merrick may be San Francisco's golden boy, but he wants nothing more than to escape his controlling father. When his younger sister's suicide attempt sends Merrick to his breaking point, escape becomes the only option. If he can find their mom, everything will be made right again-right? When their worlds collide, all three will do whatever it takes to survive. But what-and who-must they leave behind for life to finally begin? Praise for Coral: "This heart-wrenching tale will pull you under its spell." -ANNIE SULLIVAN, author of A Touch of Gold and Tiger Queen "A beautiful reimagining." -LAUREN MANSY, author of The Memory Thief "A breathless, powerful journey of the heart and mind." -LINDSAY A. FRANKLIN, award-winning author of The Story PeddlerShow more