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Kate F.

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Kate F.

Teen Board Member

Kate F.
 
Favorite Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Divergent series by Veronica Roth
2. UNRAVEL ME by Tahereh Mafi
3. THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J. Maas
4. SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY by Susan Dennard
5. THE ARCHIVED by Victoria Schwab
 

Interests: reading, writing, basketball, soccer, and dancing
 

I'm so excited to be a part of the Teenreads.com Teen Board! Ever since I was young, I've loved to read, and as I got older, I began to write as well. I wanted to join the Teen Board because I want to share my love of reading with others. Teenreads has always had the best book recommendations, blog posts and reviews, and I am so excited to contribute to this community. 

Kate F.

Reviews by Kate F.

by April Genevieve Tucholke - Romance, Thriller, Youth Fiction

The crooked-smiling liar River West Redding, who drove into Violet's life one summer day and shook her world to pieces, is gone. Violet and Neely, River's other brother, are left to worry—until they catch a two a.m. radio program about strange events in a distant mountain town. They take off in search of River but are always a step behind, finding instead frenzied towns, witch hunts, and a wind-whipped island with the thrum of something strange and dangerous just under the surface. It isn't long before Violet begins to wonder if Neely, the one Redding brother she thought trustworthy, has been hiding a secret of his own . . .

by Rin Chupeco - Fiction, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance
A dead girl walks the streets. She hunts murderers. Child killers, much like the man who threw her body down a well three hundred years ago. And when a strange boy bearing stranger tattoos moves into the neighborhood so, she discovers, does something else. And soon both will be drawn into the world of eerie doll rituals and dark Shinto exorcisms that will take them from American suburbia to the remote valleys and shrines of Aomori, Japan. Because the boy has a terrifying secret - one that would just kill to get out. 
by Amber Lough - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Najwa is a jinni, training to be a spy in the war against the humans. Zayele is a human on her way to marry a prince of Baghdad --- which she’ll do anything to avoid. So she captures Najwa and makes a wish. With a rush of smoke and fire, they fall apart and re-form --- as each other. Both girls must play their parts among enemies who would kill them if the deception were ever discovered --- enemies including the young men Najwa and Zayele are just discovering they might love.

by Leigh Bardugo - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction
The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne. Now the nation's fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of an army. Alina must submit to the dubious protection of those who worship her.  But as she begins to unravel the Darkling's secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding.
by Lauren Miller - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Sixteen-year-old Rory Vaughn knows the key to a happy, healthy life is following what Lux, an app that flawlessly optimizes decision-making, recommends. Then she meets North, who doesn't use Lux, and soon, Rory is going against Lux's recommendations, listening instead to the inner voice that everyone has been taught to ignore --- a choice that leads her to uncover a truth she never saw coming.

by Danielle Paige - Youth Fiction
I didn't ask for any of this. I didn't ask to be some kind of hero.
 
But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado --- taking you with it --- you have no choice but to go along, you know? Sure, I've read the books. I've seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can't be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There's still the yellow brick road, though --- but even that's crumbling. 
by Jaleigh Johnson - Fantasy, Youth Fiction

   Piper has never seen the Mark of the Dragonfly until she finds the girl amid the wreckage of a caravan in the Meteor Fields.
   The girl doesn't remember a thing about her life, but the intricate tattoo on her arm is proof that she's from the Dragonfly Territories and that she's protected by the king. Which means a reward for Piper if she can get the girl home.
   The one sure way to the Territories is the 401, a great old beauty of a train. But a ticket costs more coin than Piper could make in a year. And stowing away is a difficult prospect--everyone knows that getting past the peculiar green-eyed boy who stands guard is nearly impossible.
   Life for Piper just turned dangerous. A little bit magical. And very exciting, if she can manage to survive the journey.

by Jodi Meadows - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+
Ana knows that soon life in Heart will be at risk so she escapes with her friends, seeking answers and allies to stop Janan's ascension and keep the other Newsouls safe. But only she knows the true cost of reincarnation and the dangers she'll encounter if she returns to stop him once and for all. Ana's courage to expose the cracks in society and fight for what is right is ideal for fans of dystopian novels.
by Michelle Zink - Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult 12+

As a descendant of Marie Laveau, the most powerful voodoo queen in history, being normal is just not possible. Even worse, Claire Kincaid’s lack of interest in the craft makes her an outsider in her community, putting her secret romance with the voodoo Guild leader’s son at odds. But when mysterious strangers start requesting black market items from local voodoo shops, including the one her family owns, Claire decides to investigate.

by Amelia Kahaney - Young Adult 13+

Anthem Fleet, talented ballerina and heir to the Fleet fortune, is closely guarded by her parents in their penthouse apartment. But when she goes to a dangerous party in the wrong part of town, she meets the handsome Gavin and is immediately drawn into his forbidden world.