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Emily F.


Emily F.

Teen Board Member

Morrisville, North Carolina

Hello all! My name is Emily and I am 17-years-old. My passion for books started when I was in middle school and since then they have been a major part of my life. Any one of my friends and family will tell you they always see me with a book in my hand. When I am not obsessing over fictional characters (especially Will Herondale), I like to hang out with friends and watch my favorite shows on Netflix. 

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare
2. The A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy by Sarah J. Maas
3. THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald
4. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
5. WE WERE LIARS by E. Lockhart 

Emily F.

Reviews by Emily F.

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

After proving her worth as a deft spy and strategic matchmaker, Sage Fowler is now comfortably positioned in high society as the royal tutor. When she learns of a secret mission, she jumps at the chance to serve her kingdom once more --- and to be reunited with her fiancé, Captain Alex Quinn. However, Sage’s headstrong insistence clashes with Alex’s gruff military exterior. And after a skirmish with a bordering kingdom, they're separated when tragedy strikes. Now in enemy territory, Sage desperately scrambles to complete Alex’s reconnaissance mission. 

by Tara Altebrando - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Natalie's parents are taking her and her three best friends on a cruise for her 17th birthday. But it's only been a few short months since Natalie's boyfriend died in a tragic accident, and she wants to be anywhere but here. Then she meets a guy on the first night and sparks fly. After a moonlit conversation, Natalie pops down to her cabin to get her swimsuit. But when she returns, he's gone. Why do her friends think she's crazy for wanting to make sure he's okay? Also, why do they seem to be hiding something from her? And how can she find him when she doesn't even know his name? Most importantly, why is the captain on the intercom announcing the urgent need for a headcount?

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

With a sharp tongue and an unruly temper, Sage Fowler is not what they’d call a proper lady --- which is perfectly fine with her. Deemed unfit for a suitable marriage, Sage is apprenticed to a matchmaker and tasked with wrangling other young ladies to be married off for political alliances. She spies on the girls --- and on the soldiers escorting them. As the girls' military escort senses a political uprising, Sage is recruited by a handsome soldier to infiltrate the enemy ranks. The more she discovers as a spy, the less certain she becomes about whom to trust.

by Emily R. King - Coming of Age, Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Eighteen-year-old Kalinda is an unlikely candidate for even a servant’s position, let alone a courtesan or wife in the ancient Tarachand Empire. Her dream is to continue living in her Sisterhood’s temple. But a visit from the tyrant Rajah Tarek disrupts her life. Within hours, she is ripped from her home and ordered to fight for her place among the rajah’s 99 wives and numerous courtesans. Her only solace comes from the stoic but kind Captain Deven. Faced with the danger of a tournament to the death, Kalinda has only one hope for escape, and it lies in a forbidden power within her.

by Rin Chupeco - Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Magic, Young Adult 14+

No one knows death like Tea. A bone witch who can resurrect the dead, she has the power to take life...and return it. And she is done with her self-imposed exile. Her heart is set on vengeance, and she now possesses all she needs to command the mighty daeva. With the help of these terrifying beasts, she can finally enact revenge against the royals who wronged her --- and took the life of her one true love. But there are those who plot against her, those who would use Tea's dark power for their own nefarious ends.

by Rin Chupeco - Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction

When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles…and make a powerful choice.

by Anna Banks - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Princess Sepora of Serubel is the last Forger in all the five kingdoms. The spectorium she creates provides energy for all, but now her father has found a way to weaponize it and his intentions to incite war force her to flee from his grasp. Tarik has just taken over rulership of Theoria, and must now face a new plague sweeping through his kingdom and killing his citizens. Sepora's gift could save Tarik's kingdom from the Quiet Plague. But should she trust her growing feelings for her nemesis, or should she hide her gifts at all costs?

by Mary Lindsey - Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Paranormal Mystery, Supernatural, Supernatural Fiction, Supernatural Thriller, Suspense, Young Adult 13+

Rain Ryland is used to people judging him for his rough background, his intimidating size and now, his orphan status. He’s always been on the outside, looking in, and he’s fine with that. Until he moves and meets Friederike. Freddie isn’t like normal teen girls, though. And someone wants her dead for it. Freddie warns he’d better stay far away if he wants to stay alive, but Rain’s never been good at running from trouble. For the first time, Rain has something worth fighting for, worth living for. Worth dying for.

by L. M. Elliott - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance

The daughter of a wealthy family, Ginevra longs to share her poetry in the artistic ferment of Renaissance Florence but is trapped in an arranged marriage. The arrival of the Venetian ambassador, Bernardo Bembo, introduces Ginevra to a dazzling circle of patrons, artists and philosophers. Bembo chooses Ginevra as his Platonic muse and commissions a portrait of her by a young Leonardo da Vinci. Posing for the painter inspires an intimate connection between them. In a rich and vivid world of exquisite art with a dangerous underbelly of deadly political feuds, Ginevra faces many challenges to discover her voice and artistic companionship --- and to find love.