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Abigail D.

Biography

Abigail D.

Teen Board Member

East Setauket, New York

Hey, my name is Abby! I am going to be a sophomore in high school this year. I am so lucky I found reading at such a young age because being a teenager is stressful and it is really great to have an escape from reality. When I was younger I read HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE by J.K. Rowling and I absolutely fell in love with reading. Now I own four bookshelves and have a book-buying problem. I also have a YouTube channel, ReadingXpress, where I read books and talk about them. I watch a lot of television. My favorite shows of all time consist of “Friends,” “American Horror Story,” and “Shameless.” I can't wait to discuss my thoughts about books on Teenreads!

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J Maas
2. ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES by Jennifer Niven
3. FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
4. The To All the Boys I've Loved Before series by Jenny Han
5. The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare

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Reviews by Abigail D.

by Scott Westerfeld - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Frey and Rafi are inseparable...two edges of the same knife. But Frey's very existence is a secret. Frey is Rafi’s twin sister --- and her body double. Their powerful father has many enemies, and the world has grown dangerous as the old order falls apart. So while Rafi was raised to be the perfect daughter, Frey has been taught to kill. When her father sends Frey in Rafi’s place as collateral in a precarious deal, she becomes the perfect impostor. But Col, the son of a rival leader, is getting close enough to spot the killer inside her. As the deal starts to crumble, Frey must decide if she can trust him with the truth.

by Paula Stokes - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Embry Woods has secrets. Some are small, like her complicated past. Others are bigger, like her feelings for best friend’s ex-boyfriend, Holden. But the biggest secret she carries is about what they did at the abandoned Sea Cliff Inn and the resulting terrible fire. Embry helps a homeless man escape from the flames and is immediately hailed as a hero. Wracked with guilt, Embry thinks she can take one last secret to her grave. But then she receives an anonymous note and must respond to a series of threatening messages asking her to make impossible choices. Someone is playing a high-stakes game with her life. And their last move is murder.

by Jessica Taylor - Adventure, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Emma has always orbited Henri, her queen bee of a sister, and the two have always been best friends --- until something happens that wrecks them. Then the unthinkable occurs with a watery nightmare off the dazzling coast. The girls wash up on shore, and their only companion is Alex, a troubled boy agonizing over his own secrets. Trapped in a gorgeous hell, Emma and Alex fall together as Emma and Henri fall apart. Can they survive the unearthing of the past and the upheaval of the present?

by Sarah J. Maas - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Narrated by Feyre and Rhysand, this bridges the events in A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN and the upcoming novels in the series. Feyre, Rhys and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can't keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated --- scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.

by Tahereh Mafi - Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Juliette Ferrars thought she’d won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander of North America, and now has Warner by her side. But when tragedy strikes, she must confront the darkness that dwells both around and inside her. Who will she become in the face of adversity? Will she be able to control the power she wields, and use it for good?

by Shaun David Hutchinson - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Mental Health, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Sixteen-year-old Elena Mendoza is the product of a virgin birth. This can be scientifically explained, but what can’t be explained is how Elena is able to heal Freddie, the girl she has a crush on, from a gunshot wound. Or why the boy who shot Freddie, David, disappeared from the same parking lot minutes later after getting sucked up into the clouds. As more unbelievable things occur, and Elena continues to perform miracles, the only remaining explanation is the least logical of all --- that the world is actually coming to an end, and Elena is possibly the only one who can do something about it.

by Michelle Hodkin - Dating, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Supernatural, Young Adult 14+

In the first book of the Shaw Confessions, the companion series to the New York Times bestselling Mara Dyer novels, old skeletons are laid bare and new promises prove deadly. This is what happens after happily ever after. Everyone thinks 17-year-old Noah Shaw has the world on a string. They’re wrong. Mara Dyer is the only one he trusts with his secrets and his future. He shouldn’t. And both are scared that uncovering the truth about themselves will force them apart. They’re right.

by Amy Rose Capetta - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Mystery, Performing Arts, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Zara Evans has come to the Aurelia Theater to play her dream role in "Echo and Ariston". When the director asks Zara to promise that she will have no outside commitments, no distractions, it’s easy to say yes. But it’s hard not to be distracted when there’s a death at the theater --- and then another --- especially when Zara doesn’t know if they’re accidents, murder or a curse that always comes in threes. It’s hard not to be distracted when assistant lighting director Eli Vasquez, a girl made of tattoos and abrupt laughs and every form of light, looks at Zara. It’s hard not to fall in love.

by Sarah J. Maas - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+
Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken. His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica --- the stronghold of the southern continent's mighty empire. And with war looming over Dorian and Aelin back home, their survival might lie with Chaol and Nesryn convincing its rulers to ally with them.