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Caitlyn K.


Caitlyn K.

Teen Board Member

Naperville, Illinois

My name is Caitlyn K., and I am currently a junior in high school! As you would expect, I love to read, and I will read pretty much anything from fantasy to romance to history to science to poetry. When I’m not reading (or studying) I play trombone in my school classical band and jazz ensemble and play soccer. I love spending time with my friends and watching TV and movies. My favorite TV shows are "Doctor Who," "Brooklyn 99" and "Legends of Tomorrow." I also love baking, and have a top secret chocolate chip cookie recipe that is unbeatable!

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
2. The A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas
3. The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare
4. The Bone Season series by Samantha Shannon
5. The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

Caitlyn K.

Reviews by Caitlyn K.

by Danielle Rollins - Adventure, Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Living in 1913 Seattle, Dorothy spent her life learning the art of the con. But after meeting a stranger and stowing away on his peculiar aircraft, she wakes up in a chilling version of the world she left behind --- and for the first time in her life, realizes she’s in way over her head. In New Seattle in 2077, if there was ever a girl who was trouble, it was one who snuck on board Ash’s time machine wearing a wedding gown --- and the last thing he needs is trouble if he wants to prevent his terrifying visions of the future from coming true.

by Leigh Bardugo - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

No one knows what Nikolai endured in his country’s bloody civil war --- and he intends to keep it that way. As enemies gather at his weakened borders, he must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army. Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha Squaller, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him. But some secrets aren’t meant to stay buried --- and some wounds aren’t meant to heal.

by Chris Babu - Adventure, Dystopian, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

With New America’s situation dire, Drayden and the pledges venture into the unexplored world beyond the walls, escorted by a team of elite Guardians. The group seeks to contact another civilization in what remains of Boston, but Drayden has secret goals of his own. While they battle the elements of a desolate landscape, a power struggle emerges within their ranks. The Guardians seem to be carrying out a covert mission themselves, and the quest turns everything they thought they knew about New America upside down.

by M. K. England - Fantasy, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Science Fiction, Space Opera, Young Adult 13+

Hotshot pilot Nax Hall has a history of making poor life choices. So it’s not a surprise when he’s kicked out of the elite Ellis Station Academy in less than 24 hours. But Nax’s one-way trip back to Earth is cut short when a terrorist group attacks the Academy. Nax and three other washouts escape  but they’re also the sole witnesses. And the perfect scapegoats. On the run, Nax and his fellow failures plan to pull off a dangerous heist to spread the truth. Because they may not be “Academy material,” and they may not even get along, but they’re the only ones left to step up and fight.

by Elizabeth Tammi - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Mythology, Young Adult 13+

The Huntresses of Artemis must obey two rules: never disobey the goddess and never fall in love. After being rescued from a harrowing life as an Oracle of Delphi, Kahina is glad to be a part of the Hunt; living among a group of female warriors gives her a chance to reclaim her strength. But when a routine mission goes awry, Kahina breaks the first rule in order to save the legendary huntress Atalanta.

by Nic Stone - Contemporary Fiction, Current Affairs, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Human Rights, Racism, Young Adult 13+

Courtney "Coop" Cooper has been dumped again, and normally she wouldn't mind. But right now, her best friend, Jupiter Sanchez, is ignoring her to text some girl. Rae Evelyn Chin assumed "new girl" would be synonymous with "pariah" but Jupiter and Courtney make her feel like she's right where she belongs. She also wants to kiss him. And her. Which is...perplexing. Meanwhile, Jupiter Charity-Sanchez knows the only thing worse than losing the girl you love to a boy is losing her to your boy. That means losing him, too. He has to make a move. One story. Three sides. No easy answers.

by Kerri Maniscalco - Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Audrey Rose Wadsworth and her partner-in-crime-investigation, Thomas Cresswell, are en route to New York. Embarking on a week-long voyage across the Atlantic on the opulent RMS Etruria, they're delighted to discover a traveling troupe of circus performers, fortune tellers and a charismatic young escape artist entertaining the first-class passengers nightly. But then, privileged young women begin to go missing, and a series of brutal slayings shocks the entire ship. It's up to Audrey Rose and Thomas to piece together the gruesome investigation. But with clues to the next victim pointing to someone she loves, can Audrey Rose unravel the mystery before the killer's horrifying finale?

by John Dixon - Adventure, Fiction, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Scarlett Winter, who has been hiding superhuman powers she doesn’t yet understand, has been recruited by a secret West Point unit for cadets with extraordinary abilities. At The Point, Scarlett discovers that she may be the most powerful cadet of all. With the power to control pure energy, she’s a human nuclear bomb --- and she’s not sure she can control her powers much longer. But when a threat that endangers her fellow students arises from the school’s dark past, duty calls and Scarlett must make a choice between being herself and becoming something even greater: a hero.

by Chris Babu - Adventure, Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

In a ruined world, Manhattan is now New America, a walled-in society based on equality. A timid math geek, 16-year-old Drayden watches his life crumble when his mother is exiled. Her banishment leads him to a sinister secret: New America is in trouble, and every one of its citizens is in jeopardy. With time running out, he enters the Initiation. It’s a test within the empty subway tunnels, a perilous journey of puzzles and deadly physical trials. Winners join the ruling Bureau and move to its safe haven, but failure means death. Can Drayden conquer the Initiation, or is salvation out of his grasp?

by Florence Gonsalves - Fiction, Mental Health, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Freshman year at Harvard was the most anticlimactic year of Danny's life. She's failing pre-med and drifting apart from her best friend. One by one, Danny is losing all the underpinnings of her identity. When she finds herself attracted to an older, edgy girl who she met in rehab for an eating disorder, she finally feels like she might be finding a new sense of self. But when tragedy strikes, her self-destructive tendencies come back to haunt her as she struggles to discover who that self really is.