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Brynn S.

Biography

Brynn S.

Teen Board Member

Hey, my name is Brynn! I’m going into my junior year in high school and I’m lucky enough to be on the Teenboard for a second year in a row. I’ve been reading ever since I found out what a book was and my passion has only grown from there. More often than not you can find me on my YouTube channel, brynnsbookshelf, where I’m usually obsessively talking about all of my favorite books (hint: ILLUMINAE comes up a lot.) Besides loving all things book related, I love hiking and traveling anywhere under the sun, watching Disney movies and rom-coms, going to concerts and binge-watching tv shows on Netflix (because the limit does not exist to how many times I can rewatch "The Office.") I can’t wait to discuss all of my thoughts about books on Teenreads!

 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Illuminae Files series by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
2. The Darkest Minds series by Alexandra Bracken
3. The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare
4. READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline
5. NEVERNIGHT by Jay Kristoff

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Reviews by Brynn S.

by Danika Stone - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Internet sensation Madison has it all! Her pop-culture rewatch site has a massive following, and fans across the world wait on her every post and tweet. And now Laurent, a fellow geek, has started flirting with her in the comments section of her blog. But Laurent’s not the only one watching for Madi’s replies… Internet fame has a price, and their online romance sparks the unwanted attention of a troll. With Laurent’s support, can Madi rally her friends across the globe to beat the troll, or will he succeed in driving her away from everything --- and everyone --- she loves? 

by Heather Demetrios - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Mental Health, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York director --- anything but scared and alone. Enter Gavin: charming, talented, adored. Controlling. Dangerous. When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it's too good to be true. She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she's unable to escape.

by Lucy Keating - Comedy, Dating, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Annabelle’s life has always been Perfect with a capital P. Then bestselling young adult author Lucy Keating announces that she’s writing a new novel --- and Annabelle is the heroine. It turns out that Annabelle is a character that Lucy Keating created. And Lucy has a plan for her. But Annabelle doesn’t want to live a life where everything she does is already plotted out. Will she find a way to write her own story --- or will Lucy Keating have the last word?

by Sophie Jordan - Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Luna and Fowler have escaped the kingdom of Relhok, but they haven’t escaped the darkness. When a battle against the dark dwellers mortally injures Fowler, Luna is faced with a choice: put their fate in the hands of mysterious strangers or risk losing Fowler forever. Desperate to keep the one bright part of her life alive, Luna accepts the help of soldiers from a nearby kingdom. Lagonia’s castle offers reprieve from the dangerous outside world --- until the King discovers both Fowler and Luna’s true ties to Relhok and their influence over the throne.

by Alexandra Bracken - Adventure, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

When Etta inadvertently stumbles into the heart of the Thorns, the renegade travelers who stole the astrolabe from her, she vows to finish what she started and destroy the astrolabe once and for all. Instead, she's blindsided by a bombshell revelation from their leader, Henry Hemlock: he is her father. Suddenly questioning everything she's been fighting for, Etta must choose a path, one that could transform her future. 

by Maggie Thrash - Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

"Twin Peaks" meets "Pretty Little Liars" in acclaimed author Maggie Thrash’s new Strange Truth series. Halfway through Friday night’s football game, beautiful cheerleader Brittany Montague --- dressed as the giant Winship Wildcat mascot --- hurls herself off a bridge into Atlanta’s surging Chattahoochee River. Just like that, she’s gone. Eight days later, Benny Flax and Virginia Leeds will be the only ones who know why.

by Traci Chee - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Young Adult 13+

Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can help her discover where Nin’s been taken or if she’s even alive. The only clue to both her aunt’s disappearance and her father’s murder is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book --- a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society.

 

by Sandy Hall - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Romance, Young Adult 13+
Gideon always has a plan. It includes running for class president, becoming head of the yearbook committee and having his choice of colleges. It does NOT include falling head over heels for his best friend, Kyle. Kyle is already dating the head cheerleader, Ruby --- and Gideon doesn’t know what to do. Kyle finally feels like he has a handle on life. He has a wonderful girlfriend, a best friend willing to debate the finer points of Lord of the Rings and social acceptance as captain of the basketball team. When both Ruby and Gideon start acting weird, just as his spot on the team is threatened, Kyle can’t quite figure out what he did wrong.
by Beth Revis - Fiction, Mental Health, Romance

Seventeen-year-old Bo has always had delusions that he can travel through time. When he was ten, Bo claimed to have witnessed the Titanic hit an iceberg, and at 15, he found himself on a Civil War battlefield, horrified by the bodies surrounding him. So when his concerned parents send him to a school for troubled youth, Bo assumes he knows the truth: that he’s actually attending Berkshire Academy, a school for kids who, like Bo, have "superpowers."

by Ann Redisch Stampler - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Nicolette Holland is the girl everyone likes. And she’s pretty sure she can get away with anything...until a young woman is brutally murdered in the woods near her house. Which is why she has to disappear. Jack Manx has always been the stand-up guy with the killer last name. But straight A’s and athletic trophies can’t make people forget that his father was a hit man and his brother is doing time for armed assault. Just when Jack is about to head to college, his brother pulls him into the family business with inescapable instructions: find Nicolette and get rid of her. Or else Jack and everyone he loves will pay the price. As Nicolette and Jack race to outsmart each other, tensions --- and attractions --- run high.