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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 Marieke Nijkamp - Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Best friends Corey and Kyra were inseparable in their snow-covered town of Lost Creek, Alaska. When Corey moves away, she makes Kyra promise to stay strong during the long, dark winter, and wait for her return. Just days before Corey is to return home to visit, Kyra dies. Corey is devastated --- and confused. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones about the town's lost daughter, saying her death was meant to be. Corey knows something is wrong, but piecing together the truth about what happened to her best friend may prove as difficult as lighting the sky in an Alaskan winter....

by Michael Grant - Adventure, Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

It’s been four years since a meteor hit Perdido Beach and everyone disappeared. Everyone, except the kids trapped in the FAYZ --- an invisible dome that was created by an alien virus. Inside the FAYZ, animals began to mutate and teens developed dangerous powers. The terrifying new world was plagued with hunger, lies, and fear of the unknown. Now the dome is gone and meteors are hitting earth with an even deadlier virus. Humans will mutate into monsters and the whole world will be exposed. As some teens begin to morph into heroes, they will find that others have become dangerously out of control…

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.