The Innocents by Lili Peloquin

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“…the quick pacing will keep readers engrossed in this series kickoff as Alice and Charlie try to sort through the soap opera that is their new lives and figure out who they can trust. It’s Gossip Girl for Connecticut’s Gold Coast.” –Publishers Weekly

The Innocents weaves a saga of nail-biting drama, breathless romance, and gothic mystery perfect for fans of ABC's Revenge.

Though they share the same blood, Alice and Charlie couldn’t be more different. Alice is older (by one year and one day), shy and reserved, a cool blonde, a painter, a reader, a thinker. Charlie is feisty and uninhibited, a wild brunette, the kind of girl who punches a bully right in the mouth. They hate each other. They love each other. They stand by each other, when no one else will. They’re sisters.

Then their parents divorce. Soon, Alice, Charlie, and their mother are leaving their old life behind. They’re saying goodbye to their cramped Cambridge apartment and driving along the rocky Connecticut coastline—to their stepfather's summer estate in the wealthy town of Serenity Point.

The minute they drive through the gates, they wish they never had. Their arrival reopens old wounds, memories of lost loves, best friends—and bitter rivals. The people of Serenity Point thought the past was dead and buried. They were wrong.


About Lili Peloquin

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Lili Peloquin ( is the author of The Innocents. She grew up in New England, where the first breeze of summer still reminds her of a whispered secret.
Published October 16, 2012 by Razorbill. 288 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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Sensible Alice and rebellious Charlie have just arrived at the Connecticut shore after a whirlwind romance between their just-divorced mother, Maggie, and a filthy rich architect, Richard.

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After Alice and Charlie Flaherty’s mother, Maggie, marries the wealthy Richard Flood following a rushed romance, the teenage sisters are whisked to exclusive Serenity Point, “the toniest town in Connecticut,” for the summer, before being sent to an elite Vermont boarding school.

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While my love of Revenge made me eager to pick this book up, The Innocents actually reminded me far more—in a pale comparison sort of way—of these other classics: Rebecca : Alice and Charlie’s new stepfather isn’t just a recent widower.

Oct 08 2012 | Read Full Review of The Innocents

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Meanwhile, Alice sparks a connection with Charlotte's (Richard's dead daughter) ex-boyfriend Tommy, who still feels grief over the girl's death, in addition to struggling with his own family crisis.

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