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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 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.

by Meg Leder - Dating, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 12+

Penelope Marx learns that heartbreak comes in all forms: There’s Keats, the charmingly handsome new guy who couldn’t be more perfect for her. There’s possibly the worst person in the world, Cherisse, whose mission in life is to make Penelope miserable. There’s Penelope’s increasingly distant best friend Audrey. And then there’s Penelope’s other best friend, the equal-parts-infuriating-and-yet-somehow-amazing Eph, who has been all kinds of confusing lately. But sometimes the biggest heartbreak of all is learning to let go of that wondrous time before you ever knew things could be broken.

by Katharine McGee - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Thriller

Welcome to Manhattan, 2118. A hundred years in the future, New York is a city of innovation and dreams. But people never change: everyone here wants something...and everyone has something to lose. Leda Cole’s flawless exterior belies a secret addiction --- to a drug she never should have tried and a boy she never should have touched. Eris Dodd-Radson’s beautiful, carefree life falls to pieces when a heartbreaking betrayal tears her family apart. Rylin Myers’s job on one of the highest floors sweeps her into a world --- and a romance --- she never imagined...but will her new life cost Rylin her old one? 

by Morgan Matson - Coming of Age, Family, Family Life, Personal Growth, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+
From Morgan Matson, the bestselling author of SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE comes a feel-good story of friendship, finding yourself and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie always has a plan. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all --- working as a dog walker, doing an epic scavenger hunt with her dad and maybe, just maybe, letting the super cute Clark get closer than she expected. Her friends Palmer, Bri, and Toby tell her to embrace all the chaos, but can she really let go of her control?
by Lucy Keating - Dating, Paranormal Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

For as long as Alice can remember, she has dreamed of Max. Together, they have traveled the world and fallen deliriously, hopelessly in love. Max is the boy of her dreams --- because he doesn’t actually exist. But when Alice walks into class on her first day at a new school, there he is. Real Max is nothing like Dream Max. He’s stubborn and complicated. And he has a whole life Alice isn’t a part of. Getting to know each other in reality isn’t as perfect as Alice always hoped.