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Kate F.

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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 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.

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.