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Jessi Kirby is an American author of young adult and contemporary romance novels.

She resides in Crystal Cove, California with her husband and their two children.

Whenever she isn’t writing, Jessi can be found working as a librarian in middle school.

More about Jessi Kirby

Genres: Contemporary , Young Adult

Born: 1978

United States


Non Series

  • Moonglass (2011)
  • In Honor (2012)
  • Golden (2013)
  • Things We Know by Heart (2015)
  • The Secret History of Us (2017)
  • The Other Side of Lost (2018)

Detailed book overview

Non Series


Anna’s world is turned upside down after her father accepts a job transfer right before her junior year.

As if leaving all her friends behind wasn’t enough, her father insists on moving them to the beach house where he and her mother fell in love; a place full of memories that Anna would rather bury.

Although living there isn’t that bad, given the breathtaking views and one handsome lifeguard, their new home hosts very dark family secrets.

Will Anna ever uncover the truth about how her beloved mother met her death?

Author: Jessi Kirby
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-1442416956
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
In Honor

Honor receives her brother’s final letter from deployment just days after finding out about his death.

Filled with grief, she views the letter as a form of last request from Finn, something that makes her begin an unexpected trip to California where she is joined by her brother’s former best friend, Rusty.

Arrogant and annoying, Honor doesn’t want to be around Rusty, more so because he abandoned Finn after he joined the army.

As they however begin the road trip in Finn’s adored 1967 Chevy Impala, their bitterness gradually fades away as they struggle with a shared grief.

This moving book is about the true meaning of love and sacrifice.

Author: Jessi Kirby
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-1442416987
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Parker Frost is the perfect girl.

A valedictorian on the verge of completing high school without ever kissing her crush, the seventeen-year-old decides to break one rule when confronted by a mystery.

Julianna Farnetti and Shane Cruz seemed like the perfect high school couple.

All that however changed the day the two vanished after Shane’s car plummeted into the cold river.

Now in possession of Julianna’s journal, Parker learns that things were not as perfect between the two as they made everyone believe.

Joining forces with her closest friend, Kat, and longtime crush, Trevor, Parker endeavors to solve the mystery—uncovering shocking discoveries in the process.

Author: Jessi Kirby
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1442452183
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Things We Know by Heart

When Quinn loses her boyfriend in a tragic accident, she embarks on a quest to search for beneficiaries of Trent’s donated organs.

Whoever received Trent’s heart is however keeping a low profile. Quinn has to find the individual, as she believes that the heart is what makes a person.

The recipient turns out to be nineteen-year-old Colton Thomas, whose life will never be the same again after receiving the donated heart.

What however began as a chance encounter between Quinn and Colton develops into an intense attraction.

Colton however doesn’t know that they are connected.

Will their love however last, given how each heartbeat reminds Quinn of her agony?

Author: Jessi Kirby
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-0062299444
Publisher: HarperTeen
The Secret History of Us

Upon waking up in the hospital following a deadly car crash, Olivia has no recollection of who she is or how she ended up there.

Although she feels that is the result of being in a coma for a week, she soon realizes that she hasn’t just lost a week of her life, but the entire memory of her life.

As she struggles to find out who she really is, Liv figures that the one person who can help her is Walker—the guy who rescued her on the night of the crash.

As their chemistry intensifies, can Olivia find her place in a world that she can’t remember?

Author: Jessi Kirby
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-0062672049
Publisher: HarperTeen
The Other Side of Lost

Mari Turner lives the perfect life, at least according to her online community.

When she however has a meltdown and uploads a video online admitting that her life has been nothing but a lie, Mari receives a huge backlash from her viral video.

Desperate for some space, she spontaneously decides to hike the complete stretch of the John Muir Trail.

She was supposed to do it with her late cousin Bri to commemorate their eighteenth birthday which falls on the same day.

But that was before Mari got consumed by her online popularity.

With Bri’s boots and a heavy heart, Mari embarks on her quest.

The real challenge however lies within.

Author: Jessi Kirby
First Release: 2018
Ebook: B0746FXWFV
Publisher: HarperTeen