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Grace P.


Grace P.

Teen Board Member

Woodstock, Georgia

My to-be-read list has been growing steadily for as long as I can remember. This is my fourth year on the Teen Board, and I will happily read any genre or book that is recommended to me. I am a senior in high school and most often found reading contemporary and fantasy novels. I am so excited to continue reviewing and helping other readers find their next favorite book. Happy reading!

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. A REAPER AT THE GATES by Sabaa Tahir
2, A COURT OF MIST AND FURY by Sarah J. Maas
3. CROOKED KINGDOM by Leigh Bardugo
4. THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas
5. REBEL OF THE SANDS by Alwyn Hamilton

Grace P.

Reviews by Grace P.

by Sara Biren - Family, Fiction, Sports, Young Adult 13+

Holland Delviss wants to be known for her talent as a hockey player, not a hockey player who happens to be a girl. But when her school team is selected to be featured and televised as part of HockeyFest, her status as the only girl on the boys’ team makes her the lead story. Not everyone is thrilled with Holland’s new fame, but there’s one person who fiercely supports her, and it’s the last person she expects (and definitely the last person she should be falling for): her bossy team captain, Wes.

by Julie Cross - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Love & Romance, Relationships, Romance, Sports, Young Adult 13+

Brooke never expected to find herself in the tiny town of Juniper Falls and she feels like she’s losing it…until she finds Juniper Falls girls' hockey. Jake, captain of the hockey team, is on top of the world. Until one hazing ritual gone wrong lands him injured and finding himself enjoying his “punishment” as assistant coach for the girls’ team. As Jake and Brooke grow closer, he finds the quiet new girl is hiding a persona full of life, ideas and experiences bigger and broader than anything he’s ever known. 

by Brigid Kemmerer - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Retelling, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Cursed by an enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, Prince Rhen knew he could be saved if a girl fell for him. But that was before he learned that at the end of each autumn, he would turn into a vicious beast. Meanwhile, with Harper's mother dying and her brother underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, she learned to be tough enough to survive. Then Harper is somehow sucked into Rhen's world. As she spends time with Rhen in this enchanted land, she begins to understand what's at stake. As Rhen realizes Harper is not just another girl to charm, his hope comes flooding back. But powerful forces are standing against them...and it will take more than a broken curse to save Harper, Rhen and his people from utter ruin.

by A. G. Howard - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

After Lyra --- a princess incapable of speech or sound --- is cast out of her kingdom of daylight by her aunt, a witch saves her life, steals her memories and raises her in an enchanted forest...disguised as a boy known as Stain. Meanwhile, in Lyra’s rival kingdom, the prince of night is dying, and the only way for him to break his curse is to wed the princess of daylight. To win back her kingdom, save the prince and make peace with the land of the night, Lyra must be loud enough to be heard without a voice, and strong enough to pass dangerous tests --- proving she’s everything a traditional princess is not.

by Lurlene McDaniel - Animals , Contemporary Fiction, Family, Fiction, Friendship, Mental Health, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

When Kenzie lands a summer job caring for abused horses, she is over-the-moon happy. One place she does not want to be is at home with her parents. Since the tragic death of Kenzie's younger sister, her mother has unraveled and her father has lost Kenzie's trust. But a serious heart condition limits her ability to complete the more physical aspects of the job, so her employers have tasked the charming Austin Boyd with helping her. But Austin has secrets. And as Kenzie and Austin become closer, those secrets threaten to harm their relationship, as well as reveal other startling truths.

by Wendy Higgins - Contemporary Fiction, Dating, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 13+

Zae is over relationships. Between getting cheated on by the only guy she’s ever loved and watching her parents' marriage crumble, she decides to turn the tables and go after what she wants, and what she wants are kisses. Zae proposes a contest with her friends to see who can kiss the most boys during spring break. But what starts as a harmless competition leads to a downward spiral of drama. Zae is forced to face the reasons behind her boy angst and starts to wonder if she was wrong about the male race...or at least some of them.

by Rainbow Rowell - Fiction, Women's Fiction, Young Adult 13+

In Rainbow Rowell's FANGIRL, Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life --- and she's really good at it. Cath's sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can't let go. She doesn't want to. Now that they're going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn't want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?

by Ashley Elston - Fiction, Mystery

When Owen Foster's mother shows up at his elite boarding school, he learns that his privileged life has been funded by stolen money. After using the family business to embezzle millions and drain his employees' retirement accounts, Owen's father vanished without a trace. Owen returns to his small hometown to finish his senior year, where people he hardly remembers despise him for his father's crimes. His only refuge is the sprawling orchard he works at after school, owned by a man named Gus, who seems to know Owen better than he knows himself. As Owen uncovers a terrible injustice, he must face a shocking truth about his past --- and write a better future.

by Melissa de la Cruz, Aimee Friedman, Nic Stone, and Kasie West - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Short Stories, Young Adult 13+

What's better than one deliciously cozy, swoon-worthy holiday story? Four of them, from some of today's bestselling authors. From KASIE WEST, a snowy road trip takes an unexpected detour when secrets and crushes are revealed. From AIMEE FRIEDMAN, a Hanukkah miracle may just happen when a Jewish girl working as a department store elf finds love. From MELISSA DE LA CRUZ, Christmas Eve gets a plot twist when a high school couple exchange surprising presents. From NIC STONE, a scavenger hunt amid the holiday crowds at an airport turns totally romantic.

by Emily Suvada - Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

Cat is at a breaking point. Camped in the woods with Cole and Leoben, she’s working day and night desperate to find a way to stop Lachlan’s plan to reprogram humanity. The group is pushed into an uneasy alliance with Cartaxus to hunt down Lachlan and fix the vaccine. Their search takes them to Entropia a city of genehackers hidden deep in the desert that could also hold the answers about Cat’s past that she’s been searching for. And while Lachlan is always two steps ahead, the biggest threat to Cat may be the secrets buried in her own mind.