Naiomi's heart has broken twice in her life—once when her mother drowned, and again when her best friend Keane moved away in ninth grade.
Only Keane understood Naiomi's grief at losing her mom, and when he left, he took a piece of her heart. When Keane unexpectedly returns after twelfth grade ends, Naiomi's anxiety and overwhelming emotions about their history spill over. If she can just admit her feelings for him, they could be her ticket out of her past memories.
Yet as Keane becomes increasingly attentive, making Naiomi more nervous than ever, he puts cracks in her determination to leave their small seaside town. Will she overcome her fears by the end of the summer?
Everleigh Vaughan's life in the apartment above her mother's psychic market has been anything but ordinary. Since Eithne left veterinary medicine due to chronic mental illness, Ever's been overhearing her mother whisper to animals, tell fortunes from a cracked old glass ball, and pull tarot cards for the tourists. However, the morning of Ever's twelfth birthday, everything changes when Icon Bay hockey captain and Ever's crush, Reed Broderick, brings in two injured cats that were left to suffocate in a tote bin - and Ever finds she is able to communicate with them telepathically.
Though the two cats heal well, Ever's mother says she has been traumatized by the event, which she claims was done by the reincarnation of Death and is a note from the supernatural world. Only a few days later, Eithne, her car, and the keys to the market are all gone without a trace - other than a message she left with Marvel and Lucky, the two cats she saved. Combined with a budding paranormal connection to living beings and a strong interest in Reed, it doesn't take long for Ever to discover her mother's psychic abilities may be simply a product of her own mind.
Nora Rhodes has had a secret since she was eleven: she struggles with dermatillomania, a condition characterized by the compulsive urge to pick at her body. She covers the holes and scars with layers of thick makeup, shame, and denial in hopes of hiding her face—and herself. Her father doesn’t seem to understand the problem, and in Nora’s small town of Princess Cove, resources for help are extremely limited.
Then, the last semester of senior year, Finn Connolly moves to town from big city Vancouver. When he and Nora fall into a whirlwind relationship, everything about him makes Nora want to show her true face to the world and not let dermatillomania hold her back from life experiences. However, Nora soon uncovers Finn has secrets of his own. Will they be brave enough to be honest with one another, or will their attraction to each other remain only skin deep?