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Grace P.


Grace P.

Teen Board Member

Woodstock, Georgia

Hello, booklovers! My name is Grace and I am a sophomore in high school this year. In my spare time, when I am not doing homework, playing flute or volunteering at my local library, I read, upload photos to "Bookstagram," and write reviews for books. My love for reading was sparked when I first picked up a copy of THE HUNGER GAMES in fifth grade. Ever since then, nothing can convince to take my nose out of a book that I am loving. My reviews usually consist of me writing how a book made me feel and whether I think it is an impactful read for teens.

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. WINTER by Marissa Meyer
2. THE SELECTION by Kiera Cass
3. AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir
4. THE WRATH AND THE DAWN by Renee Ahdieh
5. A COURT OF MIST AND FURY by Sarah J. Maas

Grace P.

Reviews by Grace P.

by Jenny Valentine - Family, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Iris’s father is dying, and her self-interested mother is determined to claim his life’s fortune, including his priceless art collection. Forced to live with him as part of an exploitive scheme, Iris quickly realizes her father is far different from the man she’s been schooled to hate, and everything she thought she knew --- about her father and herself --- is suddenly unclear. But there may be hidden beauty in Iris’s uncertain past and hopeful future, if only she can see beyond the flames.

by Elly Blake - Adventure, Family, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a fireblood who must hide her powers of heat and flame from the cruel frostblood ruling class that wants to destroy all that are left of her kind. So when her mother is killed for protecting her and rebel frostbloods demand her help to kill their rampaging king, she agrees.

by Marie Marquardt - Family, Romance, Young Adult 14+

What happens when you fall in love with someone everyone seems determined to fear?
Ninety seconds can change a life --- so how will the ninety seconds of Gretchen and Phoenix’s first encounter change theirs?

by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan - Fiction, Holiday, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Dash and Lily have had a tough year since readers first watched the couple fall in love. Lily’s beloved grandfather suffered a heart attack, and his difficult road to recovery has taken a major toll on her typically sunny disposition. With only 12 days left until Christmas --- Lily’s favorite time of the year --- Dash, Lily’s brother Langston, and their closest friends take Manhattan by storm to help Lily recapture the holiday magic of New York City in December. Told in alternating chapters, THE TWELVE DAYS OF DASH & LILY reunites two beloved characters and is bound to be a Christmas favorite, season after season.

by Sara Raasch - Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Meira will do anything to save her world, and she desperately needs to learn to control her magic. So when the leader of a mysterious Order offers to help her, Meira jumps at the chance. Mather will do anything to save his queen, but with a major betrayal within their ranks, winning the war and protecting Meira slips farther and farther out of reach. Ceridwen will do anything to save her people. So when she’s freed from her prison by an unexpected ally who reveals a shocking truth behind Summer’s slave trade, she knows must take action to save her true love and her kingdom. 

by Michael J. Seidlinger - Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult 13+

Hunter Warden just wants to watch unboxing videos and be lulled to sleep by the monotone voices and smooth talking YouTube hosts. He wants his parents to either totally leave him alone or be around for once. After a few beers, Hunter decides to go for a run in Falter Kingdom. When you run the gauntlet at Falter Kingdom, a tunnel next to a park on the outskirts of suburbia, one of two things can happen --- nothing or you catch a demon. The cold spots, locked doors, scratches on the wall and disappearing laptop immediately alert Hunter to the fact that a demon is haunting him. Hunter knows that he should get rid of it, but he can't help but enjoy the company of "H," despite this demon's sinister intentions.

by Ashlee Cowles - Family, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

After her soldier brother is horribly wounded in Afghanistan, Gabriela must honor the vow she made: If anything ever happened to him, she would walk the Camino de Santiago through Spain, making a pilgrimage in his name. The worst part is that the promise stipulates that she must travel with her brother's best friend --- a boy she has despised all her life. Her brother is in a coma, and Gabi feels that she has no time to waste, but she is unsure. Will she hesitate too long or risk her own happiness to keep a promise?

by Danielle Vega - Dating, Fiction, Sex, Supernatural Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Sofia is still processing the horrific truth of what happened when she and three friends performed an exorcism that spiraled horribly out of control. Ever since that night, Sofia has been haunted by bloody and demonic visions. Her therapist says they’re all in her head, but to Sofia they feel chillingly real. She just wants to get out of town, start fresh someplace else...until her mother dies suddenly, and Sofia gets her wish.

by Miranda Kenneally - Fiction, Romance, Sports, Young Adult 12+

Taylor's always pushed herself to be perfect. But one impulsive decision --- one lie to cover for her boyfriend --- and Taylor's kicked out of private school. Everything she's worked so hard for is gone, and now she's starting over at Hundred Oaks High. Soccer has always been Taylor's escape, but it's hard to fit in and play on a team that used to be her rival. The only person who seems to understand all that she's going through is her older brother's best friend, Ezra. Taylor's had a crush on him for as long as she can remember. But it's hard to trust after having been betrayed.

by Michele Bacon - Family, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Seventeen years is a long time to keep secrets, and Xander Fife has gotten very good at it. Everyone believes he has a normal life and a normal family. If he can just get through this summer, he'll start his real life in college with a clean slate --- no risk, no drama, no fear. Even better, his plans for summer are awesome: soccer, friends and an epic road trip. Xander is banking on some long nights with his girlfriend, Gretchen. Instead, however, graduation day brings terror. His family's secrets are thrust out into the open, and Xander must confront his greatest fear. Armed with a fake ID, cash, and a knife, Xander skips town and assumes a new identity. Hundreds of miles from home and in danger, one thing is clear: Xander's real life is already in progress and just getting through it isn't enough.