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Alice D.

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Alice D.

Teen Board Member

New York, New York

Hi everyone! I’m so happy to be back on the Teen Board. I’m 17-years-old and currently a senior at a French school in NYC (I am bilingual in French and English). I have loved books and stories for as long as I can remember and my love for reading has only grown as I've gotten older. Reading is my absolute favorite thing to do in my free time. I especially like reading fantasy and romance novels. When I'm not reading, I'm either swimming, catching up on my favorite TV shows (including Great British Bake Off and Grey’s Anatomy) or trying new places to eat (I love cake!).

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen
2. The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
3. THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak
4. ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card
5. WARCROSS by Marie Lu

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Reviews by Alice D.

by Holly Black - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

After the revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe, so she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished. When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.

by Sarah Raughley - Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Superhero , Young Adult 13+

After Saul’s strike on Oslo, the Effigies’ reputation is in shambles. Now they’re being hunted by nations across the globe. With Maia’s resurrected twin, June, carrying out vicious attacks across the world, everyone believes Maia is a killer. Belle has gone rogue, Chae Rin and Lake have disappeared and the Sect is being dismantled and replaced by a terrifying new world order helmed by Blackwell. As for Saul, his ultimate plan still remains a mystery. It’s all somehow connected. But if the Effigies can’t put the pieces together soon, there may not be much left of the world they’ve fought so desperately to save.

by Kass Morgan - Fiction, Futuristic, Love & Romance, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Reeling from the latest attack by a mysterious enemy, the Quatra Fleet Academy is finally admitting students from every planet in the solar system. Hotshot pilot Vesper dreams of becoming a captain. Cormak will take any chance he can get to escape his dead-end life and join the Academy. Arran was always considered an outsider, always dreaming of something more than a life working in the mines. And Orelia has infiltrated the Academy to complete a mission. These cadets will have to put their differences aside and become a team if they want to defend their world from a cunning enemy.

by Marie Lu - Adventure, Fiction, Futuristic, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now that she knows the truth behind Hideo's new NeuroLink algorithm, she is determined to put a stop to Hideo's grim plans. Emika and the Phoenix Riders band together, only to find a new threat: someone's put a bounty on her head, and her sole chance for survival lies with Zero and the Blackcoats, his ruthless crew. But Emika soon learns that Zero isn't all that he seems --- and his protection comes at a price. Caught in a web of betrayal, with the future of free will at risk, just how far will Emika go to take down the man she loves?

by John Feinstein - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Sports, Young Adult 13+

Frank Baker is a golfing sensation. He’s set to earn a full-ride scholarship to play at the university of his choice, but his single dad wants him to skip college and turn pro. Frank knows he isn’t ready for life on the pro tour, so his swing coach enlists a professional golfer turned journalist to be Frank’s secret adviser. Pressure mounts when Frank wins an automatic invite to the Masters. Sponsors are lined up to throw money at him. But Frank’s entry in the Masters hinges on maintaining his standing as an amateur. Can he and his secret adviser keep Frank’s dad at bay to bring home the legendary green jacket?

by Caryn Lix - Fiction, Science Fiction, Supernatural Thriller, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Kenzie holds one truth above all: the company is everything. As a citizen of Omnistellar Concepts, the most powerful corporation in the solar system, Kenzie has trained her entire life for one goal: to become an elite guard on Sanctuary, Omnistellar’s space prison for superpowered teens too dangerous for Earth. As a junior guard, she’s excited to prove herself. But then a routine drill goes sideways and Kenzie is taken hostage by prisoners. As Kenzie forms a plan to escape, she doesn’t realize there’s a more sinister threat looming. And Kenzie might have to team up with her captors to survive.

by Sarah Henning - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Young Adult 14+

Ever since her best friend Anna died, Evie has been an outcast in her small fishing town. Then a girl with an uncanny resemblance to Anna appears on the shore, and the two girls catch the eyes of two charming princes. Suddenly Evie feels like she might finally have a chance at her own happily ever after. But magic isn’t kind, and her new friend harbors secrets of her own. She can’t stay in Havnestad --- or on two legs --- without Evie’s help. And when Evie reaches deep into the power of her magic to save her friend’s humanity, she discovers, too late, what she’s bargained away.

by Betsy Cornwell - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Retelling, Romance, Young Adult 14+

The young inventor Nicolette Lampton is living her own fairy-tale happy ending. She's free of her horrible stepfamily, running a successful business and is uninterested in marrying the handsome prince, Fin. Instead, she, Fin and their friend Caro venture to the lush land of Faerie, where they seek to put an end to the bloody war their kingdom is waging. Mechanical armies and dark magic await them as they uncover devastating secrets about the past and fight for a real, lasting happily-ever-after for two troubled countries --- and for themselves.

by Samantha Young - Family, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+

I am Comet Caldwell. And I sort of, kind of, absolutely hate my name. People expect extraordinary things from a girl named Comet. That she’ll be effortlessly cool and light up a room the way a comet blazes across the sky. But from the shyness that makes her book-character friends more appealing than real people to the parents whose indifference hurts more than an open wound, Comet has never wanted to be the center of attention. She can’t wait to graduate from her high school in Edinburgh, Scotland, where the only place she ever feels truly herself is on her anonymous poetry blog. But surely that will change once she leaves to attend university somewhere far, far away.

by Pittacus Lore - Adventure, Fiction, Futuristic, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

In the aftermath of a thwarted alien invasion, teenagers across the globe have begun to develop incredible powers known as Legacies. While most are sent to the Human Garde Academy, countless others slip through the cracks --- either by choice or by force. Desperately wanting to help these lost teens, Six and Sam have joined a covert group tasked with investigating suspicious incidents that might be Legacy-related. The Legacy Chronicles companion series follows them on this mission, and this book collects the first three novellas.