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Kate F.


Kate F.

Teen Board Member

Peoria, Illinois
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


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!

Kate F.

Reviews by Kate F.

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.

by Rae Carson - Fantasy, Romance, Youth Fiction

Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest floor. The buzz of gold means warmth and life and home --- until everything is ripped away by a man who wants to control her. Left with nothing, Lee disguises herself as a boy and takes to the trail across the country. Gold was discovered in California, and where else could such a magical girl find herself, find safety?

by Tonke Dragt - Adventure, Fantasy, Young Adult 12+

A secret letter must be delivered to King Unauwen across the Great Mountains --- a letter upon which the fate of the entire kingdom depends. Tiuri has a vital role to play, one that might cost him his knighthood. Tiuri's journey will take him through dark, menacing forests, across treacherous rivers, to sinister castles and strange cities. 

by Colleen Houck - Fantasy, Romance, Youth Fiction

When 17 year old Lilliana Young enters the Metropolitan Museum of Art one morning during spring break, the last thing she expects to find is a live Egyptian prince with godlike powers, who has been reawakened after a thousand years of mummification. And she really can’t imagine being chosen to aid him in an epic quest that will lead them across the globe.

by Lauren Saft - Relationships, Romance, Youth Fiction

Some girls will always have your back, and some girls can't help but stab you in it.In a debut novel that is raw, honest, hilarious and thought-provoking, Lauren Saft masterfully conveys what goes on in the mind of a teenage girl and how often even the closest of friends walk the thin line between love and hate.

by Melissa E. Hurst - Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

In 2013: Sixteen-year-old Alora is having blackouts. Each time she wakes up in a different place with no idea of how she got there. The one thing she is certain of? Someone is following her. In 2146: Seventeen-year-old Bridger is one of a small number of people born with the ability to travel to the past. While on a routine school time trip, he sees the last person he expected --- his dead father. Determined to discover why his father wanted to help a “ghost,” Bridger illegally shifts to 2013 and, along with Alora, races to solve the mystery surrounding her past and her connection to his father before the DTA finds him. 

by Sarah J. Maas - Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult 14+
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin-one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world. As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it...or doom Tamlin --- and his world --- forever.
by Michael Buckley - Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction

Sixteen year old Lyric Walker’s life is changed forever when she witnesses the arrival of 30,000 Alpha, on her beach in Coney Island. The world’s initial wonder and awe over the Alpha quickly turns ugly, paranoid and violent. Lyric’s small town also becomes a military zone with humans on one side and Alpha on the other. But the Alpha may not actually be the enemy, but humanity’s best chance for survival. 

by Sharon Cameron - Fantasy, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Centuries after a shifting of the Earth's poles, the Sunken City that was once Paris is in the grips of a revolution. All who oppose the new regime are put to the blade, except for those who disappear from their prison cells, a red-tipped rook feather left in their place. Is the mysterious Red Rook a savior of the innocent or a criminal?

Meanwhile, across the sea in the Commonwealth, Sophia Bellamy's arranged marriage to the wealthy René Hasard is the last chance to save her family from ruin. But when the search for the Red Rook comes straight to her doorstep, Sophia discovers that her fiancé is not all he seems. Which is only fair, because neither is she. 

by Cori McCarthy - Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Showoff. Reckless. Maverick. Chase Harcourt, call sign "Nyx", isn't one to play it safe. In the year 2048, America is locked in a cold war – and the country's best hope is the elite teen fighter pilots of the United Star Academy. Chase is one of only two daredevil pilots chosen to fly an experimental "Streaker" jet. But few know the pain and loneliness of her past. All anyone cares about is that Chase aces the upcoming Streaker trials, proving the prototype jet can knock the enemy out of the sky.