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Grace P.


Grace P.

Teen Board Member

Woodstock, Georgia

I am a high school junior and enthusiastic reader. I devote time to reading and reviewing on Teenreads because I would not want to do anything else. I enjoy analyzing and offering my opinion of books to other readers. I read, write, meet authors and interact with the reading community in my spare time. When not reading, I can be found studying, volunteering at my library or playing my flute.

Top Five Favorite Books:

  1. A COURT OF MIST AND FURY by Sarah J. Maas
  2. THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED by Becky Albertalli
  3. THE WRATH AND THE DAWN by Renee Ahdieh
  4. AND I DARKEN by Kiersten White
  5. MY LADY JANE by Cynthia Hand and Brody Ashton

Grace P.

Reviews by Grace P.

by Marie Marquardt - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 13+

Back when they were still strangers, TJ Carvalho witnessed the only moment in Vivi Flannigan’s life when she lost control entirely. When Vivi returns home from her first year away at college, her big plans and TJ’s ambition to become a nurse land them both on the heart ward of a university hospital, facing them with a long and painful summer together --- three months of glorified babysitting for Ángel, the problem patient on the hall. As it turns out, though, Ángel Solís has a thing or two to teach them about all those big plans, and the incredible moments when love gets in their way.

by Adrianne Finlay - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Jack is a walking fossil. The only human among a sea of clones. It’s been hundreds of years since humanity died off in the slow plague, leaving the clones behind to carry on human existence. Over time they’ve perfected their genes, moving further away from the imperfections of humanity. But if they really are perfect, why did they create Jack? While Jack longs for acceptance, Althea-310 struggles with the feeling that she’s different from her sisters. As Althea and Jack’s connection grows stronger, so does the threat to their lives. What will happen if they do the unthinkable and fall in love? 

by Amber Smith - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Mental Health, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

Junior year for Brooke Winters is supposed to be about change. She’s transferring schools, starting fresh and making plans for college so she can finally leave her hometown, her family and her past behind. But all of her dreams are shattered when her mother is arrested for killing Brooke’s abusive father. No one really knows what happened that day, if it was premeditated or self-defense, whether it was right or wrong. And now Brooke and her siblings are on their own. In a year of firsts, Brooke must confront the shadow of her family’s violence and dysfunction, as she struggles to embrace her identity, finds her true place in the world, and learns how to let go.

by Sarah Glenn Marsh - Fantasy, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Odessa is a master necromancer, catering to the kingdom's Dead. Whenever a noble dies, it's her job to retrieve their soul from a shadow world called the Deadlands. But there is a cost: the Dead must remain shrouded or a grotesque transformation begins, turning the Dead into bloodthirsty Shades. A dramatic uptick in Shade attacks raises suspicion around the kingdom. Soon, a disturbing conspiracy is revealed: Someone is intentionally creating Shades --- and training them to attack. Odessa is forced to wonder if her magic is the weapon that brings the kingdom to its knees? Fighting alongside her fellow mages, Odessa must untangle the gruesome plot to destroy Karthia before the Shades take everything she loves.

by Breeana Shields - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Iyla and Marinda have killed many men together: Iyla as the seductress, Marinda as the final, poisonous kiss. Now they understand who the real enemy is and together they can take him down. Both girls have felt as though they were living a lie in the past, so moving into the king's palace and pretending to serve him isn't as difficult as it sounds. But when you're a spy, even secrets between friends are dangerous. And each girl has something to lose. Does every secret, every lie, bring them closer to the truth...or to a trap?

by Kes Trester - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

As the daughter of an ambassador, 17-year-old Riley has grown up in some of the world's most dangerous cities, learning all about survival from her dad's security chief. When Riley is caught up in a violent incident, the State Department steps in, offering an all-expense paid senior year at Harrington Academy. The catch: she must use her skills to keep her eye on heiress Hayden, the daughter of a billionaire. As Riley's relationship with Hayden thaws into her first opportunity at true friendship, the danger around her roommate heats up. Riley must fight for her life and Hayden's --- and the security of a nation --- as those around her reveal themselves to be true friends, or the ultimate betrayers.

by Julie Cross - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Sports, Young Adult 13+

Haley Stevenson seems like she's got it all together: cheer captain, "Princess" of Juniper Falls and voted Most Likely to Get Things Done. But below the surface, she's struggling with a less-than-stellar GPA and still reeling from the loss of her first love. Fletcher Scott has always been the invisible guy, warming the bench on the hockey team. Suddenly, he's finding he wants more: more time on the ice, and more time with his infuriatingly perfect summer-school study partner. But leave it to a girl who requires perfection to shake up a boy who's ready to break all the rules.

by Elly Blake - Fantasy, Fiction, Racism, Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+

Against all odds, Ruby has defeated the villainous Frost King and melted his powerful throne. But the bloodthirsty Minax is now haunting her kingdom and everyone she loves. The answers to its demise may lie to the south in Sudesia, land of the Firebloods. Despite warnings from her beloved Arcus, Ruby accompanies a roguish Fireblood named Kai to Sudesia, where she must master her control of fire in a series of trials to gain the trust of the suspicious Fireblood queen. Only then can she hope to access the knowledge that could defeat the rampaging Minax.

by Robin Benway - Family, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Being the middle child has its ups and downs. But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. After putting her own baby up for adoption, she goes looking for her biological family, including: Maya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister, who has a lot to say about their newfound family ties, and Joaquin, their stoic older bio brother, who has no interest in bonding over their shared biological mother.

by Alexandra Duncan - Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Young Adult 14+

Seventeen-year-old Tempest Torres has lived on the AgraStar farm north of Atlanta, Georgia, since she was found outside its gates at the age of five. Now she’s part of the security force guarding the fence and watching for scavengers --- people who would rather steal genetically engineered food from the Company than work for it. When a group of such rebels accidentally sets off an explosion in the research compound, it releases into the air a blight that kills every living thing in its path --- including humans.