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Grace P.

Biography

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 Elly Blake - Fantasy, Fiction, Racism, Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Against all odds, Ruby has defeated the villainous Frost King and melted his powerful throne. But the bloodthirsty Minax is now haunting her kingdom and everyone she loves. The answers to its demise may lie to the south in Sudesia, land of the Firebloods. Despite warnings from her beloved Arcus, Ruby accompanies a roguish Fireblood named Kai to Sudesia, where she must master her control of fire in a series of trials to gain the trust of the suspicious Fireblood queen. Only then can she hope to access the knowledge that could defeat the rampaging Minax.

by Alexandra Duncan - Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Seventeen-year-old Tempest Torres has lived on the AgraStar farm north of Atlanta, Georgia, since she was found outside its gates at the age of five. Now she’s part of the security force guarding the fence and watching for scavengers --- people who would rather steal genetically engineered food from the Company than work for it. When a group of such rebels accidentally sets off an explosion in the research compound, it releases into the air a blight that kills every living thing in its path --- including humans.

by Katy Upperman - Animals , Contemporary Fiction, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Romance, Young Adult 12+

After his father’s stroke, Max Holden isn't himself. As his long-time friend, Jillian Eldridge only wants to help. When Max climbs through her window one night, Jill knows she shouldn't let him kiss her. But she can’t resist, but Jill swears it'll never happen again. The two starts spending more and more time together. And even though her father disapproves and Max has a girlfriend, not kissing Max is easier said than done. Will Jill follow her heart and allow their friendship to blossom into something more, or will she listen to her head and stop kissing Max Holden once and for all?

by Courtney C. Stevens - Fiction

Sadie Kingston is living in the aftermath. A year after surviving a car accident that killed her friend Trent and left her body and face scarred, she can't move forward. The only person who seems to understand her is Trent's brother, Max. As Sadie begins to fall for Max, she's unsure if she is truly healed enough to be with him. But Max looks at her scars and doesn't shy away.

by Tara Sullivan - Culture, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

For two years, what has mattered most for 15-year-old Amadou are the number of cacao pods he and his younger brother, Seydou, can chop down in a day. The higher the number the safer they are because the bosses won’t beat them, and the closer they are to paying off their debt and returning home to Moke and Auntie.  The problem is Amadou doesn’t know how much he and Seydou owe, and the bosses won’t tell him.  Tricked into forced labor on a plantation in the Ivory Coast, they spend day after day living on little food and harvesting beans in the hot sun. With no hope of escape, all they can do is try their best to stay alive --- until Khadija comes into their lives.

by Richelle Mead - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Mira is a war refugee, cast out of her home country and thrust into another, where she has learned to fight against the many injustices around her in the Glittering Court.  Mira plans to earn off her marriage contract price, and finally be free. She pitches herself as an asset to one of the passengers on board the ship: the sardonic and aloof Grant Elliot, whom she’s discovered is a spy for the prestigious McGraw Agency. His cover blown, Grant has little choice but to take her on. Neither of them can ignore the attraction burning between them --- an attraction so powerful, it threatens to unravel everything Mira’s worked so hard for. With freedom finally within her grasp, can Mira risk it all for love?

by Jen Malone - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Family, Fiction, Marriage, Romance, Young Adult 12+

After concluding that her mother is to blame for her parents’ recent divorce, Cassandra McClure is hoping to stay as far away from her as possible. But when her mom announces that Cassie and her brother will be accompanying her on a four-month sailing trip down to Mexico, Cassie’s plans for the summer go overboard. Thankfully, she meets Jonah, a gorgeous, whip-smart deckhand, though she tries to keep him at a distance. With life's unpredictable tides working against her, Cassie must decide whether to swim against them...or dive right in.

by Mackenzi Lee - Family Life, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Henry “Monty” Montague doesn’t care that his roguish passions are far from suitable for the gentleman he was born to be. But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quests for pleasure and vice are in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.

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

All of Maggie's focus and free time is spent swimming: she's training to qualify for the Olympics. It helps that her best friend, Levi, is also on the team and cheers her on. But it's not until Maggie's away on a college visit that she realizes how much of the "typical" high school experience she's missed by being in the pool. Maggie decides to squeeze the most out of her senior year. First up? Making out with a guy. And Levi could be the perfect candidate. But as Maggie slowly starts to uncover new feelings for Levi, how much is she willing to sacrifice in the water to win at love?

by Melissa Landers - Dystopian, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

When Princess Cassia Rose fled her home world of Eturia to escape an arranged marriage, she had no idea her sudden departure would spark a war. Now after two years hiding as a ship hand, she is finally returning to her beloved home but not in the way she imagined. Shackled by bounty hunters, she is violently dragged back to account for her crimes. When the outer realm is threatened by the dangerous Zhang mafia, Cassia, Kane and the rest of the Banshee crew uncover a horrifying conspiracy that endangers the entire universe. In the face of unspeakable evil, Cassia must confront her own family's complicated legacy on Eturia and decide once and for all who her real family is.