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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 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.

by Claire Furniss - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Hattie’s summer is not going according to plan. Her two best friends have abandoned her: Reuben has run off to Europe to “find himself” and Kat is in Edinburgh with her new girlfriend. Meanwhile Hattie is stuck babysitting her twin siblings and dealing with the endless drama surrounding her mother’s wedding. And she’s also just discovered that she’s pregnant with Reuben’s baby. Then Gloria --- Hattie’s great-aunt who no one even knew existed --- comes crashing into her life. Gloria’s fiercely independent, rather too fond of a gin sling, and is in the early stages of dementia.

by Jenny Valentine - Family, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Iris’s father is dying, and her self-interested mother is determined to claim his life’s fortune, including his priceless art collection. Forced to live with him as part of an exploitive scheme, Iris quickly realizes her father is far different from the man she’s been schooled to hate, and everything she thought she knew --- about her father and herself --- is suddenly unclear. But there may be hidden beauty in Iris’s uncertain past and hopeful future, if only she can see beyond the flames.

by Elly Blake - Adventure, Family, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a fireblood who must hide her powers of heat and flame from the cruel frostblood ruling class that wants to destroy all that are left of her kind. So when her mother is killed for protecting her and rebel frostbloods demand her help to kill their rampaging king, she agrees.

by Marie Marquardt - Family, Romance, Young Adult 14+

What happens when you fall in love with someone everyone seems determined to fear?
Ninety seconds can change a life --- so how will the ninety seconds of Gretchen and Phoenix’s first encounter change theirs?

by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan - Fiction, Holiday, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Dash and Lily have had a tough year since readers first watched the couple fall in love. Lily’s beloved grandfather suffered a heart attack, and his difficult road to recovery has taken a major toll on her typically sunny disposition. With only 12 days left until Christmas --- Lily’s favorite time of the year --- Dash, Lily’s brother Langston, and their closest friends take Manhattan by storm to help Lily recapture the holiday magic of New York City in December. Told in alternating chapters, THE TWELVE DAYS OF DASH & LILY reunites two beloved characters and is bound to be a Christmas favorite, season after season.

by Sara Raasch - Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Meira will do anything to save her world, and she desperately needs to learn to control her magic. So when the leader of a mysterious Order offers to help her, Meira jumps at the chance. Mather will do anything to save his queen, but with a major betrayal within their ranks, winning the war and protecting Meira slips farther and farther out of reach. Ceridwen will do anything to save her people. So when she’s freed from her prison by an unexpected ally who reveals a shocking truth behind Summer’s slave trade, she knows must take action to save her true love and her kingdom. 

by Michael J. Seidlinger - Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult 13+

Hunter Warden just wants to watch unboxing videos and be lulled to sleep by the monotone voices and smooth talking YouTube hosts. He wants his parents to either totally leave him alone or be around for once. After a few beers, Hunter decides to go for a run in Falter Kingdom. When you run the gauntlet at Falter Kingdom, a tunnel next to a park on the outskirts of suburbia, one of two things can happen --- nothing or you catch a demon. The cold spots, locked doors, scratches on the wall and disappearing laptop immediately alert Hunter to the fact that a demon is haunting him. Hunter knows that he should get rid of it, but he can't help but enjoy the company of "H," despite this demon's sinister intentions.