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Taylor F.

Biography

Taylor F.

Teen Board Member

Cary, North Carolina

Hello! My name is Taylor, I am 17-years-old and have a huge passion for all things book-related. I’m going into my senior year and am so grateful to be back on the Teen Board for a second (and sadly, final) year. When I’m not reading, obsessing over fictional guys or uploading videos on my YouTube channel, taylortalksbooks, I am most likely jamming out to my favorite tunes and watching some classic films (my favorites include Roman Holiday, Casablanca, and The Philadelphia Story). I am so thrilled to fangirl over some amazing books and share all of my feels with everyone in the Teenreads community!

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Naturals series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
2. ALEX, APPROXIMATELY by Jenn Bennett
3. SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA by Becky Albertalli
4. A COURT OF MIST AND FURY by Sarah J. Maas
5.The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer

Taylor F.

Reviews by Taylor F.

by Erin Watt - Dating, Fiction, Friendship, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Beth’s life hasn’t been the same since her sister died. Her parents try to lock her down, so when Beth sneaks out to a party and meets Chase, she’s thrilled to make a secret friend. Only Beth doesn’t know how big her secret really is. Fresh out of juvie and determined to start his life over, Chase has demons to face and much to atone for, including his part in the night Beth’s sister died. A forbidden romance is the last thing either of them planned for senior year, but now Beth has a choice to make --- follow the rules, or risk tearing everything apart…again.

by Ashley Poston - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Love & Romance, Young Adult 13+

Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield. So when she sees a cosplay contest for new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball and a meet-and-greet with the actor playing Federation Prince Carmindor. Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first.Darien Freeman used to live for cons --- before he was famous.Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted but the Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. Darien feels more like a fake --- until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.

by Rachel Hawkins - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Love & Romance, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Daisy Winters is a 16-year-old Floridian with mermaid-red hair, a job at a bootleg Walmart and a perfect older sister who's nearly engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. Soon the relentless tabloid attention forces her to join Ellie at the seclusion of the castle. While the dashing Miles has been appointed to teach Daisy the ropes, the prince's younger brother kicks up scandal wherever he goes. The crown --- and the intriguing Miles --- might be trying to make Daisy into a lady...but Daisy may just rewrite the royal rulebook to suit herself.

by Adrienne Young - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Raised to be a warrior, 17-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki. But one day she sees the impossible on the battlefield: her brother, who she watched die five years ago. Faced with her his betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, where every neighbor is an enemy. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend, who sees her as a threat. Driven by a love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and family while daring to put her faith in the people she’s spent her life hating.

by Matt Killeen - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

After her mother is shot at a checkpoint, 15-year-old Sarah meets a mysterious man with an ambiguous accent, a suspiciously bare apartment and a lockbox full of weapons. He's part of the secret resistance against the Third Reich, and he needs Sarah to hide in plain sight at a school for the daughters of top Nazi brass, posing as one of them. If she can befriend the daughter of a key scientist and get invited to her house, she might be able to steal the blueprints to a bomb that could destroy the cities of Western Europe. Nothing could prepare Sarah for her cutthroat schoolmates, and soon she finds herself in a battle for survival unlike any she'd ever imagined.

by Ashley Poston - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Found as a child drifting through space with a sentient android called D09, Ana was saved by a fearsome space captain and the grizzled crew she now calls family. But D09 --- one of the last remaining illegal Metals --- has been glitching, and Ana will stop at nothing to find a way to fix him. Ana’s desperate effort to save D09 leads her on a quest to steal the coordinates to a lost ship that could offer all the answers.Now their entire kingdom is after them --- and the coordinates --- and not everyone wants them captured alive. 

by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Dhonielle Clayton, Katie Cotugno, Jocelyn Davies, Huntley Fitzpatrick, Nina LaCour, Emery Lord, Katharine McGee, Kass Morgan, Julie Murphy, Meredith Russo, Sara Shepard, Nicola Yoon, and Ibi Zoboi - Anthology, Fiction, Romance, Short Stories, Young Adult 13+

Whether or not you believe in fate, or luck, or love at first sight, every romance has to start somewhere. MEET CUTE is an anthology of original short stories featuring tales of “how they first met” from some of today’s most popular YA authors. This incredibly talented group of authors brings us a collection of stories that are at turns romantic and witty, epic and everyday, heartbreaking and real.

by K. Ancrum - Fiction, Friendship, Gay & Lesbian, Mental Health, Mystery, Social Issues, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

August is a misfit with a pyro streak and Jack is a golden boy on the varsity rugby team but their intense friendship goes way back. Jack begins to see increasingly vivid hallucinations that take the form of an elaborate fantasy kingdom creeping into the edges of the real world. August accepts the visions as reality, even when Jack leads them on a quest to fulfill a dark prophecy. August and Jack alienate everyone around them as they struggle with their sanity, free falling into the surreal fantasy world that feels made for them. In the end, each one must choose his own truth.

by Akemi Dawn Bowman - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+
Kiko Himura has always had a hard time saying exactly what she’s thinking. With a mother who makes her feel unremarkable and a half-Japanese heritage she doesn’t quite understand, Kiko prefers to keep her head down, certain that once she makes it into her dream art school, Prism, her real life will begin. But then Kiko doesn’t get into Prism, at the same time her abusive uncle moves back in with her family. So when she receives an invitation from her childhood friend to leave her small town and tour art schools on the west coast, Kiko jumps at the opportunity in spite of the anxieties and fears that attempt to hold her back. 
by Adele Griffin - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance
Jean is accustomed to living in her glamorous older sister’s shadow. So when Gil Burke, a handsome newcomer with uncertain ties to one of the most powerful families in the exclusive enclave of Sunken Haven, notices Jean --- not her sister --- Jean is smitten. Then Fritz, a girl from outside the gilded gates who humiliated Jean in the Island’s tennis championship last year, meets Gil. The chemistry between them is undeniable, and she quickly falls for Gil herself. Soon the girls are competing for much more than a tennis trophy, with higher stakes than either of them can imagine.