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Isabel C.


Isabel C.

Teen Board member

Durham, North Carolina

I am an aspiring author who enjoys reading, writing and reviewing books. I spend most of my free time either reading the newest YA releases or writing my various YA novels I hope will one day be published! I'm a huge Marvel and Star Wars fan, along with an all around nerd! Fantasy and paranormal romance are my homes when it comes to YA fiction.

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. SWEET EVIL by Wendy Higgins
2. The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
3. POISON PRINCESS by Kresley Cole
5. THE WRATH AND THE DAWN by Renee Ahdieh

Isabel C.

Reviews by Isabel C.

by Heather Demetrios - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

After three long years in exile, Nalia is ready to return to her homeland and sit on the throne that is rightfully hers. But the gods might have other plans. Forced to endure untold horrors on the journey to Arjinna, Nalia learns that it will take more than cutting down the tyrant Calar to get her crown. Meanwhile, Raif’s return to Arjinna as the commander of the revolution against Calar and her army isn’t as smooth as he’d hoped. Though he has more soldiers than ever before, his love for Nalia is losing him the trust of his comrades...and the war. 

by Katie McGarry - Coming of Age, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+

It's the code her father, a member of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, raised her to live by. Yet when her dad is killed carrying out Terror business, Violet knows it's up to her to do the saving. To protect herself, and her vulnerable younger brother, she needs to cut all ties with the club --- including Chevy, the boy she's known and loved her whole life. 

by Gena Showalter - Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Because Ten possesses a rare supernatural ability to absorb and share light, the Powers That Be have the highest expectations for her future --- and the enemy wants her neutralized. Fighting to save her Secondlife, she must learn about her realm from the ground up while launching her first mission: convincing a select group of humans to join her side before they die. But Ten's competition is Killian, the boy she can't forget --- the one who gave up everything for her happiness. He has only one shot at redemption: beating Ten at a game she's never even played.

by Tina Connolly - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Tina Connolly’s new stand-alone YA novel follows the events of last year’s Andre Norton Award-nominated SERIOUSLY WICKED. In SERIOUSLY SHIFTED, Cam still isn’t crazy about the idea of learning magic. She’d rather be no witch than a bad one. But when a trio of her mother’s wicked witch friends decide to wreak havoc in her high school, Cam has no choice but to try to stop them.

by Vivi Barnes - Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Olivia’s spent the past year trying to get her life on track. New school. New friends. New attitude. But old flames die hard and one look at Jack --- the hacker who enlisted her into his life and his hacking ring, stole her heart and then left her --- and every memory, every moment, every feeling comes rushing back. But Jack’s not the only one resurfacing in Liv’s life. When a stalker hell-bent on scaring Liv and framing Jack enters Liv’s life, Jack and Liv will have to work together to find out who it is before someone gets hurt, or worse.

by Eliza Wass - Family Life, Fiction, Love & Romance, Young Adult 13+
Castella Cresswell and her five siblings know what it's like to be different. For years, their world has been confined to their ramshackle family home deep in the woods of upstate New York. They abide by the strict rule of God, whose messages come directly from their father. Slowly, Castley and her siblings start to test the boundaries of the laws that bind them. Castley's world rapidly expands beyond the woods she knows so well and the beliefs she once thought were the only truths. There is a future waiting for her if she can escape her father's grasp, but Castley refuses to leave her siblings behind. 
by April Henry - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

When Olivia's mother was killed, everyone suspected her father of murder. But his whereabouts remained a mystery. Fast forward 14 years. New evidence now proves Olivia's father was actually murdered on the same fateful day her mother died. That means there's a killer still at large. It's up to Olivia to uncover who that may be. But can she do that before the killer tracks her down first?

by Cassandra Clare - Fantasy, Science Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+, Youth Fiction

It’s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Fire Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses. Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles. Making things even more complicated, Julian’s brother Mark --- who was captured by the faeries five years ago --- has been returned as a bargaining chip. The faeries are desperate to find out who is murdering their kind --- and they need the Shadowhunters’ help to do it.

by Gena Showalter - Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Tenley "Ten" Lockwood is an average 17-year-old girl…who has spent the past 13 months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Her refusal to let her parents choose where she'll live --- after she dies. There is an eternal truth most of the world has come to accept: Firstlife is merely a dress rehearsal, and real life begins after death. In the Everlife, two realms are in power: Troika and Myriad, longtime enemies and deadly rivals. Both will do anything to recruit Ten. Soon, Ten finds herself on the run, caught in a wild tug-of-war between the two realms who will do anything to win the right to her soul.

by Susan Dennard - Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Youth Fiction
Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. Iseult, a Threadwitch, can see the invisible ties that bind and entangle the lives around her --- but she cannot see the bonds that touch her own heart. Safiya and Iseult just want to be free to live their own lives, but war is coming to the Witchlands. With the help of the cunning Prince Merik (a Windwitch and privateer) and the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the friends must fight emperors, princes and mercenaries alike, who will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.