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Brynn S.

Biography

Brynn S.

Teen Board Member

Hey guys! My name is Brynn. I’ve been reading ever since I found out what a book was and my passion for reading has grown ever since. This is my third and final round as part of the Teen Board, which means that crazy enough, I’m also a senior in high school. Between writing reviews for Teenreads and uploading videos on to my Youtube channel, brynnsbookshelf, I feel like I live and breath books. If I’m not reading or discussing books, you can find me at a student government meeting, on a hiking trail, or in a movie theater. I’m a resident mom friend, mac & cheese connoisseur, and popcorn-making queen. I can’t wait to freak out about books I love with the Teenreads community and spend one last year with all of you!

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Illuminae Files by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
2. READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline
3. NEVERNIGHT by Jay Kristoff
4. THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon
5. THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED by Becky Albertalli

Brynn S.

Reviews by Brynn S.

by Maggie Ann Martin - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Savannah is dreading being home alone with her overbearing mother after her big sister goes off to college. But if she can just get through senior year, she'll be able to escape to college, too. What she doesn't count on is that her mother's obsession with weight has only grown deeper since her appearance on an extreme weight-loss show. But then she meets George, the cute new kid at school who has insecurities of his own. As Savvy and George grow closer, they help each other discover how to live in the moment and enjoy the here and now before it disappears.

by Morgan Matson - Contemporary Fiction, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship, Romance, Sex, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Charlie Grant’s sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait --- for the first time in years, all of her older siblings will be together. Charlie is desperate for one last perfect weekend. The only problem? The weekend is shaping up to be a disaster. The justice of the peace is missing. The band will only plays covers. The guests are all crazy. And the wedding planner’s nephew is distractingly...cute. Over the course of three days, Charlie will learn more than she ever expected about her family. And she’ll realize that sometimes, trying to keep everything like it was in the past means missing out on the future.

by Jay Kristoff - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

The robot gladiator 17-year-old Eve spent months building has been reduced to a smoking wreck, she's on the local gangster's wanted list and the only thing keeping her grandpa alive is the money she just lost to the bookies. Her discovery of a handsome android named Ezekiel --- called a "Lifelike" because they resemble humans --- will bring her world crashing down and make her question whether her entire life is a lie. With her best friend Lemon Fresh and her robotic sidekick Cricket in tow, Eve will trek across deserts of glass, battle unkillable bots and infiltrate towering megacities to save the ones she loves...and learn the truth about the bloody secrets of her past.

by Becky Albertalli - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Love & Romance, Romance, Young Adult 13+

When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat, but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. She’s an anomaly in her friend group: the only child of a young, single mom, and decidedly less privileged. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends --- not even her openly gay BFF, Simon. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high. It’s hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting, especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended.

by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Kady, Ezra, Hanna and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza. Meanwhile, Kady's cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza's ragtag underground resistance. When an old flame from Asha's past reappears, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict. With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heros will fall and hearts will be broken.

by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

When Earth intercepts a message from a long-extinct alien race, it seems like the solution humanity has been waiting for. The Undying's advanced technology has the potential to undo environmental damage and turn lives around, and their message leads to the planet Gaia, a treasure trove waiting to be explored. But the more they learn about the Undying, the more Jules and Mia start to feel like their presence in the temple is part of a grand design --- one that could spell the end of the human race ...

by Brendan Reichs - Adventure, Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

It's been happening since Min was eight. Every two years, on her birthday, a strange man finds her and murders her in cold blood. But hours later, she wakes up in a clearing just outside her tiny Idaho hometown --- alone, unhurt and with all evidence of the horrifying crime erased. Across the valley, Noah just wants to be like everyone else. But he’s not. Nightmares of murder and death plague him, though he does his best to hide the signs. But when the world around him begins to spiral toward panic and destruction, Noah discovers that people have been lying to him his whole life. Everything changes in an eye blink.
 

by Marieke Nijkamp - Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Best friends Corey and Kyra were inseparable in their snow-covered town of Lost Creek, Alaska. When Corey moves away, she makes Kyra promise to stay strong during the long, dark winter, and wait for her return. Just days before Corey is to return home to visit, Kyra dies. Corey is devastated --- and confused. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones about the town's lost daughter, saying her death was meant to be. Corey knows something is wrong, but piecing together the truth about what happened to her best friend may prove as difficult as lighting the sky in an Alaskan winter....

by Michael Grant - Adventure, Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

It’s been four years since a meteor hit Perdido Beach and everyone disappeared. Everyone, except the kids trapped in the FAYZ --- an invisible dome that was created by an alien virus. Inside the FAYZ, animals began to mutate and teens developed dangerous powers. The terrifying new world was plagued with hunger, lies, and fear of the unknown. Now the dome is gone and meteors are hitting earth with an even deadlier virus. Humans will mutate into monsters and the whole world will be exposed. As some teens begin to morph into heroes, they will find that others have become dangerously out of control…

by Francisco X. Stork - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Four months ago, Sara Zapata's best friend disappeared, kidnapped by the web of criminals who terrorize Juarez.. Four hours ago, Sara received a death threat --- and with it, a clue to the place where her friend is locked away. Four weeks ago, Emiliano Zapata fell in love with Perla Rubi, who will never be his so long as he's poor. Four minutes ago, Emiliano got the chance to make more money than he ever dreamed --- just by joining the web. In the next four days, Sara and Emiliano will each face impossible choices. But when the web closes in on Sara, only one path remains for the siblings: the way across the desert to the United States.