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Danielle F.


Danielle F.

Teen Board Member

Lincoln University, Pennsylvania

Hey everyone! This is my second year on the Teen Board and I'm so excited to be back. Picking up the Hunger Games series all the way back in 2011 began my love for reading, specifically my passion for YA books. Since last year I've filled another (smaller) bookshelf of books and have continued to post videos on my BookTube channel, SimplyThoughtfulBooks. I love being a member of the bookish community and sharing my thoughts here on Teenreads. I've grown a lot since I wrote my first bio here (not physically though, I'm still super short) and I'm excited to see where I'll be a year from now! I can't wait to spend my senior year with all of you!

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. TRUTHWITCH by Susan Dennard
2. The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
3. The Darkest Minds series by Alexandra Bracken
4. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
5.  KILL THE BOY BAND by Goldy Moldavsky

Danielle F.

Reviews by Danielle F.

by Kendare Blake - Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Together in print for the first time in this paperback bind-up, the dazzling prequels to the Three Dark Crowns series are finally available for fans to have and to (literally) hold. Uncover the sisters’ origins, dive deep into the catastrophic reign of the Oracle Queen and reveal layers of Fennbirn’s past, hidden until now.

by Arden Rose - Biography, Self-Help, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

For fans of Grace Helbig and Alexa Chung comes a fresh, hilarious guide to growing up your way from social media influencer and lifestyle vlogger Arden Rose. In ALMOST ADULTING --- perfect for budding adults, failing adults, and eaters of microwave mug brownies --- Arden tells you how to survive your future adulthood. By the end of the book, you'll have learned not only how to dress yourself, how to travel alone, how to talk to strangers online and how to date strangers (in PERSON!), but also how to pass as a real, functioning, appropriately socialized adult.

by Susan Dennard - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Ryber Fortiza was a Sightwitch Sister at a secluded convent, waiting to be called by her goddess into the depths of the mountain. But when that call never comes, Ryber finds herself the only Sister without the Sight. Soon enough, Ryber is the only Sister left. Now, it is up to her to save her Sisters, though she does not have the Sight. On her journey underground, she encounters a young captain named Kullen Ikray. Together, the two journey ever deeper in search of answers, and what they find at the end of that road will alter the fate of the Witchlands forever.

by Josh Sundquist - Family, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

On his first day at a new school, blind 16-year-old Will Porter accidentally groped a girl on the stairs, sat on another student in the cafeteria and somehow drove a classmate to tears. High school can only go up from here, right? As Will starts to find his footing, he develops a crush on a charming, quiet girl named Cecily. Then an unprecedented opportunity arises: an experimental surgery that could give Will eyesight for the first time in his life. But learning to see is more difficult than Will ever imagined, and he soon discovers that the sighted world has been keeping secrets.

by John Green - Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

by Kendare Blake - Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Katharine, once the weak and feeble sister, is stronger than ever before. Arsinoe, after discovering the truth about her powers, must figure out how to make her secret talent work in her favor without anyone finding out. And Mirabella, once thought to be the strongest sister of all and the certain Queen Crowned, faces attacks like never before --- ones that put those around her in danger she can’t seem to prevent.

by Tamara Ireland Stone - Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Anna lives in 1995 Chicago and Bennett lives in 2012 San Francisco. But Bennett has the unique ability to travel through time and space, which he normally uses to see epic concerts from his favorite vintage bands. After an unexpected complication forces him to remain in 1995 for longer than usual, he has to enroll at the local high school. And that's when he meets Anna. Together, they face the impossible task of weaving together two futures that were never meant to intersect.

by Becky Albertalli - Fiction, Friendship, Gay & Lesbian, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful. Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly's totally not dying of loneliness --- except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie's new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. If Molly can win him over, she'll get her first kiss and she'll get her twin back.

by E. C. Myers - Fiction, Suspense, Technology, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

After being a key figure in the exposing of government corruption, Max Stein has spent a quiet semester abroad in Paris, studying, staying off the Internet, and looking for his long-lost mother. But just as he is about to fly back to the United States for the holidays, trouble manages to find him once again.

by E. C. Myers - Young Adult 13+

“WHAT IS THE SILENCE OF SIX, AND WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?” These are the last words uttered by 17-year-old Max Stein’s best friend Evan just moments before he kills himself after hacking into the live-streaming Presidential debate at their high school. Haunted by the unforgettable image of Evan’s death, Max’s entire world is upended as he suddenly finds himself the target of a corporate-government witch-hunt.