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Brynn S.

Biography

Brynn S.

Teen Board Member

Hey guys! My name is Brynn. I’ve been reading ever since I found out what a book was and my passion for reading has grown ever since. This is my third and final round as part of the Teen Board, which means that crazy enough, I’m also a senior in high school. Between writing reviews for Teenreads and uploading videos on to my Youtube channel, brynnsbookshelf, I feel like I live and breath books. If I’m not reading or discussing books, you can find me at a student government meeting, on a hiking trail, or in a movie theater. I’m a resident mom friend, mac & cheese connoisseur, and popcorn-making queen. I can’t wait to freak out about books I love with the Teenreads community and spend one last year with all of you!

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Illuminae Files by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
2. READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline
3. NEVERNIGHT by Jay Kristoff
4. THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon
5. THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED by Becky Albertalli

Brynn S.

Reviews by Brynn S.

by Francisco X. Stork - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Four months ago, Sara Zapata's best friend disappeared, kidnapped by the web of criminals who terrorize Juarez.. Four hours ago, Sara received a death threat --- and with it, a clue to the place where her friend is locked away. Four weeks ago, Emiliano Zapata fell in love with Perla Rubi, who will never be his so long as he's poor. Four minutes ago, Emiliano got the chance to make more money than he ever dreamed --- just by joining the web. In the next four days, Sara and Emiliano will each face impossible choices. But when the web closes in on Sara, only one path remains for the siblings: the way across the desert to the United States.

by Katharine McGee - Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

New York, 2118. Manhattan is home to a thousand-story supertower, a breathtaking marvel that touches the sky. But amidst high-tech luxury and futuristic glamour, five teenagers are keeping dangerous secrets...But unbeknownst to them all, someone is watching their every move, someone with revenge in mind. And in a world of such dazzling heights, just one wrong step can mean a devastating fall.

by Danika Stone - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Internet sensation Madison has it all! Her pop-culture rewatch site has a massive following, and fans across the world wait on her every post and tweet. And now Laurent, a fellow geek, has started flirting with her in the comments section of her blog. But Laurent’s not the only one watching for Madi’s replies… Internet fame has a price, and their online romance sparks the unwanted attention of a troll. With Laurent’s support, can Madi rally her friends across the globe to beat the troll, or will he succeed in driving her away from everything --- and everyone --- she loves? 

by Heather Demetrios - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Mental Health, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York director --- anything but scared and alone. Enter Gavin: charming, talented, adored. Controlling. Dangerous. When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it's too good to be true. She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she's unable to escape.

by Lucy Keating - Comedy, Dating, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Annabelle’s life has always been Perfect with a capital P. Then bestselling young adult author Lucy Keating announces that she’s writing a new novel --- and Annabelle is the heroine. It turns out that Annabelle is a character that Lucy Keating created. And Lucy has a plan for her. But Annabelle doesn’t want to live a life where everything she does is already plotted out. Will she find a way to write her own story --- or will Lucy Keating have the last word?

by Sophie Jordan - Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Luna and Fowler have escaped the kingdom of Relhok, but they haven’t escaped the darkness. When a battle against the dark dwellers mortally injures Fowler, Luna is faced with a choice: put their fate in the hands of mysterious strangers or risk losing Fowler forever. Desperate to keep the one bright part of her life alive, Luna accepts the help of soldiers from a nearby kingdom. Lagonia’s castle offers reprieve from the dangerous outside world --- until the King discovers both Fowler and Luna’s true ties to Relhok and their influence over the throne.

by Alexandra Bracken - Adventure, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

When Etta inadvertently stumbles into the heart of the Thorns, the renegade travelers who stole the astrolabe from her, she vows to finish what she started and destroy the astrolabe once and for all. Instead, she's blindsided by a bombshell revelation from their leader, Henry Hemlock: he is her father. Suddenly questioning everything she's been fighting for, Etta must choose a path, one that could transform her future. 

by Maggie Thrash - Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

"Twin Peaks" meets "Pretty Little Liars" in acclaimed author Maggie Thrash’s new Strange Truth series. Halfway through Friday night’s football game, beautiful cheerleader Brittany Montague --- dressed as the giant Winship Wildcat mascot --- hurls herself off a bridge into Atlanta’s surging Chattahoochee River. Just like that, she’s gone. Eight days later, Benny Flax and Virginia Leeds will be the only ones who know why.

by Traci Chee - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Young Adult 13+

Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can help her discover where Nin’s been taken or if she’s even alive. The only clue to both her aunt’s disappearance and her father’s murder is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book --- a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society.

 

by Sandy Hall - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Romance, Young Adult 13+
Gideon always has a plan. It includes running for class president, becoming head of the yearbook committee and having his choice of colleges. It does NOT include falling head over heels for his best friend, Kyle. Kyle is already dating the head cheerleader, Ruby --- and Gideon doesn’t know what to do. Kyle finally feels like he has a handle on life. He has a wonderful girlfriend, a best friend willing to debate the finer points of Lord of the Rings and social acceptance as captain of the basketball team. When both Ruby and Gideon start acting weird, just as his spot on the team is threatened, Kyle can’t quite figure out what he did wrong.