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Ilona K.


Ilona K.

Teen Board Member

Commack, New York

Hi! My name Ilona, and I'm going to be a senior in high school! I'm an avid bookworm who has had a passion for reading since elementary school. I read mostly young adult books with adult and new adult sprinkled in. I'm also a fangirl when it comes to my OTPs (one true pairings) and my ships, which is why I love books with romance. I also love to run; I'm on both the cross country and track teams at my school. I'm also a martial artist, and I do Latin and ballroom dancing. I'm so excited to be on the Teenreads Teen Board and I can't wait to share my thoughts on the books I review!

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas
2. The Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo
3. The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer
4. The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
5. ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS by Stephanie Perkins

Ilona K.

Reviews by Ilona K.

by Gina Ciocca - Contemporary Fiction, Dating, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Marisa never planned to be a snoop for hire. But as her reputation for sniffing out cheaters spreads all over school, Marisa finds herself the queen of busting two-timing boys. And her next case? It's for ex-frenemy Kendall. She's convinced her boyfriend, TJ, is cheating and persuades Marissa to start spying on him. But the more Marisa gets to know TJ, the more she starts to fall for him. Marisa knows she needs to give up her investigation --- then she uncovers new secrets about Kendall and TJ, secrets that take "cheater" to a whole new level....

by Winifred Conkling - Biography, History, Nonfiction, Women's History, Women's Studies, Women’s Issues, World History, Young Adult 12+

From Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who founded the suffrage movement at the 1848 Seneca Falls convention; to Victoria Woodhull, the first female candidate for president; to Sojourner Truth and her famous speech, “Ain’t I a Woman?”; to Alice Paul, who was arrested and force-fed in prison, Conkling combines thorough research with page-turning storytelling to bring the battle for the right to vote to vivid life. Votes for Women! also explores the movement’s often powerful, sometimes difficult relationship with the temperance and abolition movements, and takes unflinching look at some of the uglier moments in the fight for the women’s vote.

by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Known across the galaxy as the Bloody Baroness, Captain Androma Racella and her motley crew of space-bound privateers roam the Mirabel galaxy on the glass starship Marauder, taking what mercenary work they can find to stay alive. When a routine job goes awry, the Marauder’s all-girl crew find themselves placed at the mercy of a dangerous bounty hunter from Andi’s past. Coerced into a life-threatening mission, and straight into the path of a shadowy ruler bent on revenge, Andi and her crew will either restore order to the ship --- or start a war that will devour worlds.

by Marissa Meyer - Fiction, Science Fiction, Superhero , Young Adult 14+

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies --- humans with extraordinary abilities --- who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone...except the villains they once overthrew. Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice --- and in Nova. But Nova's allegiance is to the villains who have the power to end them both.

by Annie Barrows - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 12+

Nothing ever happens to Charlotte and Frankie. Their lives are nothing like the lives of the girls they read about in their YA novels. They don’t have flowing red hair, and hot romantic encounters never happen. They just go to high school and live at home with their parents, who are pretty normal. But when Charlotte decides to write down everything that happens during their sophomore year, she’s surprised to find that being 15 isn’t as boring as she thought. It’s weird, heartbreaking, silly and complicated. And maybe, just perfect.