NEW: Any Second

FOUR YEARS after being kidnapped, Elian's captor sends him into the mall—with a bomb strapped to his chest.

Across the mall is Maya, a girl whose crippling anxiety holds her prisoner in its own way.


Whether it's chance or fate, Maya keeps Eli from ending them all. And now, nothing is the same. Drawn together by the dark pasts, and bonded by the threat of a copycat attack that only they can stop, Maya and Eli know it only takes second for their entire world to change....


"A riveting novel about the capacity for hope in the midst of evil." —Sara Zarr, author of Gem & Dixie


"Unflinching, unputdownable, and unforgettable." —Amanda Maciel, author of Tease


"A moving read that will keep readers up late into the night." —Kirkus Reviews


"An engrossing story of familiar pains and uncanny redemptions."—Booklist


"Emotionally and psychologically engrossing and revelatory." —BCCB

1 comment:

  1. Hey there! I just wanted to say that I absolutely loved this book. I stayed up to 1:15 am on a school night to read all of it because I simply couldn't put it down. I thought that the characters were extremely well-developed and that the story was great. The visceral way in which Maya's cuticle and hair-pulling was described never failed to make me cringe and feel for her, and the back-and-forth in Eli's head between him and Gabriel was so excellent. I cried multiple times reading this book, and as someone who struggles with anxiety and depression similar to what Maya was experiencing this was extremely realistic, and I just want to thank you for writing this and making me feel not alone. I copied down Mrs. Reid's little speech she gives to Maya towards the end and carry that around now just to remind myself of how being someone who feels the world doesn't always have to be a bad thing. Thank you for writing this.

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