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Grace P.

Biography

Grace P.

Teen Board Member

Woodstock, Georgia

I am a high school junior and enthusiastic reader. I devote time to reading and reviewing on Teenreads because I would not want to do anything else. I enjoy analyzing and offering my opinion of books to other readers. I read, write, meet authors and interact with the reading community in my spare time. When not reading, I can be found studying, volunteering at my library or playing my flute.

Top Five Favorite Books:

  1. A COURT OF MIST AND FURY by Sarah J. Maas
  2. THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED by Becky Albertalli
  3. THE WRATH AND THE DAWN by Renee Ahdieh
  4. AND I DARKEN by Kiersten White
  5. MY LADY JANE by Cynthia Hand and Brody Ashton

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Reviews by Grace P.

by Abbi Glines - Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

On the night of graduation, Vale and her boyfriend Crawford are in a terrible car accident that leaves Crawford in a coma. Now Vale spends long days in the hospital, hoping Crawford will awaken. Slate Allen, a college friend of Vale’s brother, has been visiting his dying uncle at the same hospital. When he and Vale meet, she can’t deny the flutter of an illicit attraction. Then, Crawford wakes up...with no memory of Vale or their relationship. Heartbroken, Vale opts to leave for college and move on with her life. Except now, she’s in Slate’s territory, and their story is about to take a very strange turn.

by Alwyn Hamilton - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

When gunslinging Amani Al'Hiza escaped her dead-end town, she never imagined she'd join a revolution, let alone lead one. But after the bloodthirsty Sultan of Miraji imprisoned the Rebel Prince Ahmed in the mythical city of Eremot, she doesn't have a choice. Armed with only her revolver, her wits and her untameable Demdji powers, Amani must rally her skeleton crew of rebels for a rescue mission through the unforgiving desert to a place that, according to maps, doesn't exist. As she watches those she loves most lay their lives on the line against ghouls and enemy soldiers, Amani questions whether she can be the leader they need or if she is leading them all to their deaths.

by Wendy Higgins - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

The kingdom of Lochlanach has traded the great beast that once terrorized the realm of Eurona for something far more dangerous: the ire of powerful Lashed woman Rosaria Rocato. Rosaria demands that Eurona overturn the laws prohibiting magic, or an innocent will be killed each day. Despite the king’s resistance, Princess Aerity believes they must make peace with the Lashed, and though she’s accepted a betrothal to the man who took down the beast, she cannot help thinking about Paxton, the Lashed man who stole her heart and disappeared.

by Brigid Kemmerer - Coming of Age, Fiction, Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Juliet Young always writes letters to her mother, a world-traveling photojournalist. Even after her mother's death, she leaves letters at her grave. It's the only way Juliet can cope. Declan Murphy isn't the sort of guy you want to cross. In the midst of his court-ordered community service at the local cemetery, he's trying to escape the demons of his past. When Declan reads a haunting letter left beside a grave, he can't resist writing back. Soon, he's opening up to a perfect stranger, and their connection is immediate. But neither Declan nor Juliet knows that they're not actually strangers.

by Marie Marquardt - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 13+

Back when they were still strangers, TJ Carvalho witnessed the only moment in Vivi Flannigan’s life when she lost control entirely. When Vivi returns home from her first year away at college, her big plans and TJ’s ambition to become a nurse land them both on the heart ward of a university hospital, facing them with a long and painful summer together --- three months of glorified babysitting for Ángel, the problem patient on the hall. As it turns out, though, Ángel Solís has a thing or two to teach them about all those big plans, and the incredible moments when love gets in their way.

by Adrianne Finlay - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Jack is a walking fossil. The only human among a sea of clones. It’s been hundreds of years since humanity died off in the slow plague, leaving the clones behind to carry on human existence. Over time they’ve perfected their genes, moving further away from the imperfections of humanity. But if they really are perfect, why did they create Jack? While Jack longs for acceptance, Althea-310 struggles with the feeling that she’s different from her sisters. As Althea and Jack’s connection grows stronger, so does the threat to their lives. What will happen if they do the unthinkable and fall in love? 

by Amber Smith - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Mental Health, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Junior year for Brooke Winters is supposed to be about change. She’s transferring schools, starting fresh and making plans for college so she can finally leave her hometown, her family and her past behind. But all of her dreams are shattered when her mother is arrested for killing Brooke’s abusive father. No one really knows what happened that day, if it was premeditated or self-defense, whether it was right or wrong. And now Brooke and her siblings are on their own. In a year of firsts, Brooke must confront the shadow of her family’s violence and dysfunction, as she struggles to embrace her identity, finds her true place in the world, and learns how to let go.

by Sarah Glenn Marsh - Fantasy, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Odessa is a master necromancer, catering to the kingdom's Dead. Whenever a noble dies, it's her job to retrieve their soul from a shadow world called the Deadlands. But there is a cost: the Dead must remain shrouded or a grotesque transformation begins, turning the Dead into bloodthirsty Shades. A dramatic uptick in Shade attacks raises suspicion around the kingdom. Soon, a disturbing conspiracy is revealed: Someone is intentionally creating Shades --- and training them to attack. Odessa is forced to wonder if her magic is the weapon that brings the kingdom to its knees? Fighting alongside her fellow mages, Odessa must untangle the gruesome plot to destroy Karthia before the Shades take everything she loves.

by Breeana Shields - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Iyla and Marinda have killed many men together: Iyla as the seductress, Marinda as the final, poisonous kiss. Now they understand who the real enemy is and together they can take him down. Both girls have felt as though they were living a lie in the past, so moving into the king's palace and pretending to serve him isn't as difficult as it sounds. But when you're a spy, even secrets between friends are dangerous. And each girl has something to lose. Does every secret, every lie, bring them closer to the truth...or to a trap?

by Kes Trester - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

As the daughter of an ambassador, 17-year-old Riley has grown up in some of the world's most dangerous cities, learning all about survival from her dad's security chief. When Riley is caught up in a violent incident, the State Department steps in, offering an all-expense paid senior year at Harrington Academy. The catch: she must use her skills to keep her eye on heiress Hayden, the daughter of a billionaire. As Riley's relationship with Hayden thaws into her first opportunity at true friendship, the danger around her roommate heats up. Riley must fight for her life and Hayden's --- and the security of a nation --- as those around her reveal themselves to be true friends, or the ultimate betrayers.