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Ansley K.

Biography

Ansley K.

Teen Board Member

Hartford, Connecticut

Hello! My name is Ansley, I am 16-years-old and I live in Connecticut. Books are definitely my life! I love reading and talking about the books I've read on my BookTube channel and on my Bookstagram. My all-time favorite series would probably be a tie between Harry Potter and the Legend trilogy. In addition to reading, I love writing and hope to become a published author someday. I also play the flute and piccolo and am on my high school's girls' golf team. I am so excited to be a member of the Teen Board this year! (However, I'm not so excited for my junior year of high school.)

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Legend trilogy by Marie Lu
2. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
3. The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare
4. SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo
5. The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

Ansley K.

Reviews by Ansley K.

by Cindy Anstey - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Love & Romance, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Shy artist Imogene has just had a successful Season in London, complete with a suitor of her father's approval. When her interest is piqued, however, it is for the young gentleman's brother. Charming Ben has a secret: despite being an architectural apprentice, he has no drawing aptitude. When Imogene offers to teach him, Ben is smitten by the young lady who is his brother's intended. But hiding their true feelings becomes the least of their problems when, it becomes apparent that someone means Ben harm. And as their affection for each other grows --- despite their efforts to remain just friends --- so does the danger...

by Catherine Barter - Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

When she was three, Alena's activist mother died. She's been raised by her half-brother and his boyfriend in East London, which is being targeted by a lone bomber. Alena desperately wants to know about her mother, but her brother won't tell her anything. When she starts digging up information herself and does something that costs her brother his job and puts the family in jeopardy, Alena discovers she can be a troublemaker --- just like her mother. Now she must figure out what sort of trouble she's willing to get into to find out the truth.

by An Na - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Mental Health, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Sixteen-year-old Grace's mother struggled with schizophrenia for years until, one day, she simply disappeared. Ever since, Grace’s father has worked as a recruiter at one of the leading labs dedicated to the disease, trying to find a cure in time to help his wife if she is ever found. Grace does her part, interning at the lab in the gene sequencing department…and one day they make a breakthrough. Grace stumbles upon a string of code that could be the key. But something inside of Grace has started to unravel. Could her discovery just be a cruel side effect of the disease that might be taking hold of her? And can she even tell the difference?

by Brigid Kemmerer - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

With loving adoptive parents by his side, Rev has managed to keep the demons of his past at bay...until he gets a letter from his abusive father. Emma's parents are constantly fighting, and her only escape is the computer game she built. But when an online troll's harassment escalates, she starts to fear for her safety. When Rev and Emma meet, they're both longing to lift the burden of their secrets. They connect instantly, promising to help each other no matter what. But soon Rev and Emma's secrets threaten to crush them, and they'll need more than a promise to find their way out.

by TE Carter - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Mental Health, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Tormented throughout middle school, Ellie begins her freshman year with a new look: she doesn’t need to be popular; she just needs to blend in with the wallpaper. But when the unthinkable happens, Ellie finds herself trapped after a brutal assault. She wasn't the first victim, and now she watches it happen again and again. She tries to hold on to her happier memories in order to get past the cold days, waiting for someone to find her. The problem is, no one searches for a girl they never noticed in the first place.

by Jasmine Warga - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Taliah Sahar Abdallat's mother, born in Jordan and very secretive about her past, won’t say a word about who her dad really was. But when Tal finds a box full of old letters from Julian Oliver --- yes, the indie rock star --- she begins to piece the story together. She writes to Julian, but after years of radio silence, she’s given up hope. Then one day, Julian shows up at her doorstep and asks her to go on a trip with him to meet her long-estranged family and to say good-bye to her grandfather, who is dying. But as Tal spends more time with Julian and his family, she begins to untangle her parents’ secret past, and discovers a part of herself she never recognized before.

by Malinda Lo - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Jess Wong is Angie Redmond’s best friend. And that’s the most important thing, even if Angie can’t see how Jess truly feels. Being the girl no one quite notices is fine with Jess anyway. If nobody notices her, she’s free to watch everyone else. But when Angie begins to fall for Margot Adams, a girl from the nearby boarding school, Jess can see it coming a mile away. Suddenly her powers of observation are more a curse than a gift. As Angie drags Jess further into Margot’s circle, Jess discovers more than her friend’s growing crush. Secrets and cruelty lie just beneath the carefree surface of this world of wealth and privilege, and when they come out, Jess knows Angie won’t be able to handle the consequences.

by E. Lockhart - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook and a cheat. Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon and an athlete. An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two. A bad romance, or maybe three. Blunt objects, disguises, blood and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies and villains. A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her. A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.