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Caitlyn K.


Caitlyn K.

Teen Board Member

Naperville, Illinois

Hello! I'm Caitlyn from Naperville, IL. I am 16-years-old and I will be a sophomore this year. Obviously from my position on this site, I am obsessed with reading. On top of reading, I love to watch television. My favorite shows change all the time because of my awful habit at not finishing them, but currently I'm loving "The 100," "The Flash" and, more recently, "Doctor Who." I also play the trombone in my school band, as well as play soccer year-round. Even though I love reading, I am overall a math person, and it is by far my favorite class in school. When I'm not studying, practicing instruments or my sport, or reading, I love to obsess of musicals and all things Marvel.

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
3. The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas
4. SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo
5. The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare

Caitlyn K.

Reviews by Caitlyn K.

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 has always been an outsider, and not only because she’s a hardcore daredevil and born troublemaker --- she has been hiding superhuman powers. Now she’s been recruited by a secret West Point unit for cadets with extraordinary abilities. 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. When a threat that endangers her fellow students arises from the school’s dark past, Scarlett must make a choice between being herself and becoming something even greater.

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.

by Makiia Lucier - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Supernatural, Supernatural Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Eighteen years ago two princes of the island kingdom of St. John del Mar were kidnapped and murdered. Everyone knows the story, but for Elias, Mercedes and Ulises, the aftermath of that tragic day is deeply personal. Now, the three friends just want to move on with their lives. But when two maps surface, each with the same hidden riddle, troubling questions arise. To discover what really happened that fateful day, Elias, Mercedes and Ulises must follow the clues hidden in the maps, uncovering long-held secrets and unimaginable betrayals along the way. But the truth is dangerous, and not everyone wants it to come out.

by Alexandra Monir - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

When Leo and Naomi are drafted, along with 22 of the world’s brightest teenagers, into the International Space Training Camp, their lives are forever changed. Overnight, they become global celebrities in contention for one of the six slots to travel to Europa --- Jupiter’s moon --- and establish a new colony, leaving their planet forever. In this cutthroat atmosphere, surrounded by strangers from around the world, Naomi finds an unexpected friend in Leo. As the training tests their limits, Naomi and Leo’s relationship deepens with each life-altering experience they encounter.

by Arvin Ahmadi - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Scott Ferdowsi  can hardly commit to a breakfast cereal, let alone a passion. With college applications looming and his parents pushing towards a “practical” career, Scott sneaks off to Washington, D.C., seeking guidance from a psychologist who claims to know the secret to success. He never expects an adventure, but that’s what he gets when he meets Fiora, a college student whose life ambition is to write crossword puzzles. Soon, Scott finds himself sneaking into bars, attempting to pick up girls at the National Zoo and even giving the crossword thing a try --- all while opening his eyes to fundamental truths about who he is and who he wants to be.

by Mechthild Gläser - Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Supernatural, Young Adult 14+

Emma's father is headmaster of her prestigious boarding school, her friends take her advice as gospel and she's convinced that a relationship with her crush is on the horizon. When she finds an old book in an abandoned library, things really start going Emma's way: anything she writes in the book comes true. But the power of the book is not without consequences, and Emma soon realizes that she isn't the only one who knows about it. Someone is determined to take it from her --- and they'll stop at nothing to succeed. A new boy in school becomes Emma's unlikely ally as secrets are revealed and danger creeps ever closer.

by Lyndsay Ely and James Patterson - Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction, Western, Young Adult 13+

Seventeen-year-old Serendipity "Pity" Jones inherited two things from her mother: a pair of six shooters and perfect aim. She's been offered a life of fame and fortune in Cessation, a glittering city where lawlessness is a way of life. But the price she pays for her freedom may be too great ... In this extraordinary debut from Lyndsay Ely, the West is once again wild after a Second Civil War fractures the U.S. into a broken, dangerous land. Pity's struggle against the dark and twisted underbelly of a corrupt city will haunt you long after the final bullet is shot.

by Erin Summerill - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Young Adult 14+

After saving King Aodren with her newfound Channeler powers, Britta only wants to live a peaceful life in her childhood home. Unfortunately, saving the King has created a tether between them she cannot sever, no matter how much she'd like to, and now he's insisting on making her a noble lady. And there are those who want to use Britta’s power for evil designs. If Britta cannot find a way to harness her new magical ability, her life --- as well as her country --- may be lost.