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Cat Barra


Cat Barra

Editorial Intern

Hello! My name is Cat, I am an Editorial Intern at Teenreads, and I am currently a rising junior studying English and Political Science at university. I wish I could say that I have loved reading for as long as I can remember, but the truth is I used to hate it. Then I picked up The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, and I haven't been able to put a book down since! My two favorite authors of all time are the aforementioned Cassie Clare and Sarah J. Maas. I also really enjoy Becky Albertalli and Angie Thomas, but the list of authors that I love is by no means exhaustive! When I'm not spending an absurd amount of time reading or posting about books, I can usually be found bingeing Netflix or HBO, baking and cuddling with my adorable dogs. I can be found on Instagram @cat_has_books, where I (no surprise), spend too much time posting pictures of my favorite books and fangirling over them.

Cat Barra

Reviews by Cat Barra

by Tara Wilson Redd - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Literary, Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Sadie loves her rocker boyfriend Henry and her running partner and best friend Lucie, but no one can measure up to her truest love and hero, the dazzling and passionate George. George, her secret. When something goes wrong and Sadie is taken to the hospital calling out for George, her hidden life may be exposed. Now she must confront the truth of the past, and protect a world she is terrified to lose.

by Adele Griffin - Contemporary Fiction, Family Life, Friendship, History

Lizzy Swift is a senior in high school, emerging from her nerd chrysalis to take her first gamble on the social scene. She braves a relationship with her longtime crush, Matt Ashley, and befriends the reckless senior transfer, Claire Reynolds. But almost as quickly, these delights are clouded by doubts. Sometimes Lizzy feels that she and Matt are soul mates; other times it seems he’s holding back from her. Claire won’t tell Lizzy the whole story of her heart-wrenching breakup. Lizzy wants Claire to confide in her, even as she keeps her own secrets from her new best friend. When startling revelations come to light, they just might shatter the bonds of love and passion, friendship and loyalty. 

by Megan Bannen - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Mythology, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Enslaved in Kipchak Khanate, Jinghua has lost everything...until the kingdom is conquered by enemy forces and she finds herself a conspirator in the escape of Prince Khalaf and his father across the vast Mongol Empire. With adversaries on all sides and an endless journey ahead, Jinghua hatches a scheme to return home, a plan that becomes increasingly fraught as her feelings for Khalaf evolve into love. Jinghua’s prospects take a downward turn when Khalaf seeks to restore his kingdom by forging a marriage alliance with the daughter of the Great Khan.