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Shannon C.


Shannon C.

Teen Board Member

Fenton, Michigan

I am an 18-year-old girl who is in love with reading, my family, cats and Christmas time! I am currently attending a university where I am working toward a degree in marketing --- in hopes of working in the marketing department of a publishing company in the future. I also really love to act and participate in theatre. In addition to that, I enjoy shopping, playing the Sims, wearing fuzzy pants and planning. I love Disney and was voted “biggest kid at heart” in high school. I am really excited and honored to be a part of the Teen Board this year.

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
2. The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
3. RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard
4. DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth
5. DELIRIUM by Lauren Oliver

Shannon C.

Reviews by Shannon C.

by C. C. Hunter - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

An artificial heart is keeping 17-year-old Leah alive. However, this route only offers her a few years. But when a heart becomes available, she’s given a second chance. Except Leah discovers the donor was a boy who might have killed himself. Plagued with dreams since the transplant, she realizes she may hold the clues to what really happened. When Leah seeks out the boy's twin, he learns they are having similar dreams and he’s certain it means something. While unraveling the secrets of his brother’s final moments, Leah and Matt find each other and a love they are terrified to lose.

by Cylin Busby - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Suspense, Thriller

When Nico Morris’s older sister mysteriously disappears, her parents, family, and friends are devastated. But not Nico. Then the best and worst thing happens: four years later, after dozens of false leads, Sarah is found. Sarah’s retrograde amnesia has caused her to forget almost everything about her life, from small things like the plots of her favorite books and her tennis game to the more critical --- where she’s been the last four years and what happened at the park on the fateful day she vanished. Dark details of that day continue to haunt Nico, and it becomes clear that more than one person knows the true story of what happened to Sarah...

by Kerry Winfrey - Coming of Age, Comedy, Contemporary Fiction, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Loss, Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Mallory hasn't left the house in 67 days --- since the day her dad left. She attends her classes via webcam, rarely leaves her room (much to her brother's chagrin) and spends most of her time watching "The X-Files" or chatting with the always obnoxious BeamMeUp on New Mexico's premier alien message board. But when she's shockingly nominated for homecoming queen, her life takes a surprising turn.

by Rhiannon Thomas - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+
Freya was never meant to be queen. Twenty-third in line to the throne, she never dreamed of a life in the palace, and would much rather research in her laboratory than participate in the intrigues of the court. However, when an extravagant banquet turns deadly and the king and those closest to him are poisoned, Freya suddenly finds herself on the throne. She may have escaped the massacre, but she is far from safe. The nobles don’t respect her, her councillors want to control her, and with the mystery of who killed the king still unsolved, she knows that a single mistake could cost her the kingdom --- and her life.
by Joy Preble - Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Mythology, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

In 1916, Emma O’Neill is frozen in time. After sampling an experimental polio vaccine brewed on a remote island off St. Augustine, Florida, she and her family stop aging --- as do the Ryans, her family’s business partners. In a way, this suits Emma fine because she’s in love with Charlie Ryan. Being seventeen forever with him is a dream. But soon a group of religious fanatics, the Church of Light, takes note. Drinking the elixir has made the O’Neills and Ryans impervious to aging, but not to murder --- Emma and Charlie are the only ones who escape with their lives.

by Victoria Laurie - Fiction, Supernatural, Supernatural Thriller, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Lily Bennett is less than thrilled to be the new kid as she starts her junior year in high school. But soon after classes begin, she meets a classmate, Cole Drepeau, with whom she forms an immediate and intimate bond. As Cole and Lily grow closer, Lily learns about the murder that divided the town more than 30 years before. In 1985, senior Amber Greeley killed her boyfriend Ben --- Cole's uncle --- and took her own life. Determined to investigate the truth about Cole's uncle's death, Lily and Cole are pulled into a dark mystery --- one that shakes the constraints of the world they've always believed in.

by Danielle Paige - Adventure, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Retelling, Young Adult 13+
Seventeen-year-old Snow has spent the majority of her life within the walls of the Whittaker Institute, a high security mental hospital in upstate New York. Deep down, she knows she's not crazy and doesn't belong there. When she meets a mysterious, handsome new orderly and dreams about a strange twisted tree she realizes she must escape and figure out who she really is. Using her trusting friend Bale as a distraction, Snow breaks free and races into the nearby woods. She finds herself in icy Algid --- her true home --- with a strangely alluring boy named Kai, whom she's sure she can't trust.