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Kate F.

Biography

Kate F.

Teen Board Member

Peoria, Illinois
 
Hello! My name is Kate and I am a junior in high school. Besides loving to read and write, I am on the dance team and track team at my high school and also participate in other activities such as Student Ambassadors, Anchor Club and Key Club. I am thrilled to be spending another year on the Teen Reads Teen Board and I hope you all enjoy reading our reviews, blog posts and other content!
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1.  THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J. Maas
2.  RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard
3.  THE WINNER'S CURSE by Marie Rutkoski
4.  THE RAVEN BOYS by Maggie Stiefvater
5.  SNOW LIKE ASHES by Sara Raasch

 

 

Kate F.

Reviews by Kate F.

by Kirsty McKay - Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Who will be left after lights out? At Cate's isolated boarding school, Killer is more than a game --- it's an elite secret society. Members must avoid being "Killed" during a series of thrilling pranks and only the Game Master knows who the "Killer" is. When Cate's finally invited to join the Assassins' Guild, she know it's her ticket to finally feeling like she belongs. But when the game becomes all too real, the school threatens to shut it down. Cate will do anything to keep playing and save the Guild. But can she find the real assassin before she's the next target?

by Jonah Lisa Dyer and Stephen Dyer - Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Megan McKnight is an expert at the three Rs of Texas (readin’, ridin’ and ropin’), but she’s not a girly girl. So when her Southern belle mother secretly enters her as a debutante, she’s furious. When Megan’s attitude puts her on probation, she has a month to prove she can ballroom dance, display impeccable manners and curtsy or she’ll disgrace her family. The perk of being a debutante is going to parties, and it’s at one of these lavish affairs where Megan meets Hank Waterhouse. If she didn’t have to contend with a backstabbing blonde and her surly boyfriend, being a deb might not be so bad after all. But then Megan becomes embroiled in a media-frenzy scandal and gets punched in the face by another girl. The season has officially begun…but the drama is just getting started.

by Julie Eshbaugh - Family, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Hunting, gathering, and keeping his family safe --- that’s the life seventeen-year-old Kol knows. Then bold, enigmatic Mya arrives from the south with her family, and Kol is captivated. However, there’s something more to Mya’s cool disdain...a history wrought with loss that comes to light when another clan arrives. With them is Lo, an enemy from Mya’s past who Mya swears has ulterior motives. As Kol gets to know Lo, tensions between Mya and Lo escalate until violence erupts.

by Evelyn Skye - Adventure, Fantasy, History, Romance, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

THE CROWN'S GAME is a thrilling and atmospheric historical fantasy set in Imperial Russia about two teenagers who must compete for the right to become the Imperial Enchanter --- or die in the process.

by Megan Miranda - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Thriller

Kelsey's mother hasn’t set foot outside their front door in 17 years, since she escaped from her kidnappers with nothing but her attacker’s baby growing inside her. Kelsey knows she’s supposed to keep a low profile and stay off the grid for their protection, but that plan is shattered when her dramatic car accident and rescue by volunteer firefighter and classmate Ryan Baker sparks media coverage. A few days later, she arrives home to find her mother missing. Now, to have a chance at a future, Kelsey will have to face her darkest fears. Because someone is coming for her. And the truth about the past may end up being the most dangerous thing of all.

by Sarah Rees Brennan - Prejudice , Racism, Social Issues, Thriller, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Lucie Manette was born in the Dark half of the city, but careful manipulations won her a home in the Light, celebrity status, and a rich, loving boyfriend. Now she just wants to keep her head down, but her boyfriend has a dark secret of his own --- one involving an apparent stranger who is destitute and despised. Lucie alone knows the young men’s deadly connection, and even as the knowledge leads her to make a grave mistake, she can trust no one with the truth.

by Cori McCarthy - Social Issues, Young Adult 14+, Youth Fiction

Jaycee is dealing with her brother's death the only way she can --- by re-creating Jake's daredevil stunts. The ones that got him killed. She's not crazy, okay? She just doesn't have a whole lot of respect for staying alive. Jaycee doesn't expect to have help on her insane quest to remember Jake. But she's joined by a group of unlikely friends --- all with their own reasons for completing the dares and their own brand of dysfunction: the uptight, ex-best friend, the heartbroken poet, the slacker with Peter Pan syndrome, and... Mik. He doesn't talk, but somehow still challenges Jayce to do the unthinkable --- reveal the parts of herself that she buried with her brother.

by Veronica Rossi - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction
Eighteen-year-old Gideon Blake, an aspiring U.S. Army Ranger, is definitely dead from an accident that leaves him with strange new powers and a bizarre cuff he can't remove. His death has brought to life his real destiny of becoming War, one of the legendary four horsemen of the apocalypse. Now, he and the other horsemen --- Conquest, Famine, and Death --- must help save humanity from an ancient evil on the emergence. When they fail, Gideon is interrogated by the authorities about his role in a battle that has become an international incident. If he stands any chance of saving his friends and the girl he's fallen for he needs to convince the skeptical government officials the world is in imminent danger.
by Sarah Fine - Magic, Fantasy, Youth Fiction

Sixteen-year-old Elli was a small child when the Elders of Kupari chose her to succeed the Valtia, the queen who wields infinitely powerful ice and fire magic. Elli is destined to be the most powerful Valtia to ever rule. But when the queen dies defending the kingdom from invading warriors, the magic doesn’t enter Elli. It’s nowhere to be found. Disgraced, Elli flees to the outlands, the home of banished criminals --- some who would love to see the temple burn with all its priests inside. As she finds her footing in this new world, Elli uncovers devastating new information about the Kupari magic, those who wield it and the prophecy that foretold her destiny.

by Jennifer Jenkins - Fantasy, Science Fiction, Youth Fiction

Seventeen-year-old Zo is a Wolf and a Healer who volunteers to infiltrate the Ram as a spy on behalf of the allied clans. She offers herself as a Ram slave, joining the people who are called the “nameless.” Hers is a suicide mission –-- Zo’s despair after losing her parents in a Ram raid has left her seeking both revenge and an end to her own misery. But Zo quickly learns that revenge, loyalty and love are more complicated than she ever imagined in the first installment of this two-book series.