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Alice D.


Alice D.

Teen Board Member

New York, New York

Hi everyone! I’m 16-years-old and currently a junior at a French school in NYC (I am bilingual in French and English). I have loved books and stories for as long as I can remember and my love for reading has only grown as I've gotten older. Reading is my absolute favorite thing to do in my free time. I especially like reading fantasy and romance novels. When I'm not reading, I'm either swimming, catching up on my favorite TV shows (including "Sherlock" and "Grey’s Anatomy"), listening to Hamilton or trying new places to eat (I love cake!).

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
3. I'LL GIVE YOU THE SUN by Jandy Nelson
4. The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
5. ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card

Alice D.

Reviews by Alice D.

by Samantha Young - Family, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+

I am Comet Caldwell. And I sort of, kind of, absolutely hate my name. People expect extraordinary things from a girl named Comet. That she’ll be effortlessly cool and light up a room the way a comet blazes across the sky. But from the shyness that makes her book-character friends more appealing than real people to the parents whose indifference hurts more than an open wound, Comet has never wanted to be the center of attention. She can’t wait to graduate from her high school in Edinburgh, Scotland, where the only place she ever feels truly herself is on her anonymous poetry blog. But surely that will change once she leaves to attend university somewhere far, far away.

by Pittacus Lore - Adventure, Fiction, Futuristic, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

In the aftermath of a thwarted alien invasion, teenagers across the globe have begun to develop incredible powers known as Legacies. While most are sent to the Human Garde Academy, countless others slip through the cracks --- either by choice or by force. Desperately wanting to help these lost teens, Six and Sam have joined a covert group tasked with investigating suspicious incidents that might be Legacy-related. The Legacy Chronicles companion series follows them on this mission, and this book collects the first three novellas.

by Taryn Bashford - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Love & Romance, Sports, Young Adult 14+

Sixteen-year-old Harper was once a rising star on the tennis court --- until her coach dropped her for being “mentally weak.” But when Harper is taken on by a new coach who wants her to train with Colt, a brooding tennis phenom, she hits the court hard to prove to Colt she can be a champion. As the two learn to become a team, Harper gets glimpses of the boy beneath the surface, the boy who was deeply scarred by his family’s dark and scandalous past. As she walks a fine line between Colt’s secrets, her forbidden love and a game that demands nothing but the best, Harper must choose between her past and her future and between two boys who send her head spinning.

by Alyssa Brandon - Fiction, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Megan Ross has been waiting her whole life for her mate to come and sweep her off her feet. But the wolf she meets on the beach is NOT the sweet gentle boy she's been dreaming of. Instead, he's a warrior, one who fights to resist the bond and their deep attraction. Far from home, with a soulmate who is still a stranger, Megan learns that the path to true love isn't quite as straight and easy as she thought...

by Jaime Questell - Fiction, Paranormal, Paranormal Mystery, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Le Grand’s Carnival Fantastic isn’t like other traveling circuses. It’s bound by a charm, held together by a centuries-old curse, that protects its members from ever growing older or getting hurt. Emmaline is drawn to the circus…and recruited into its folds by a teen boy whose kiss is as cold as ice. Forced to travel through Texas as the new Girl in the Box, Emmaline is trapped. Breaking the curse seems like her only chance at freedom, but with no curse, there’s no charm, either --- dooming everyone. Including the boy she’s afraid she’s falling for.  Everything could end with just one kiss.

by Julia Keller - Adventure, Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

In a radiant world of endless summer, the Intercept keeps the peace. Violet Crowley, the 16-year-old daughter of New Earth’s Founding Father, has spent her life in comfort and safety. Her days are easy thanks to the Intercept, a crime-prevention device that monitors emotion. But when her long-time crush, Danny Mayhew, gets into a dangerous altercation on Old Earth, Violet launches a secret investigation to find out what he's hiding. An investigation that will lead her to question everything she's ever known about Danny, her father and the power of the Intercept.