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Isabel C.


Isabel C.

Teen Board member

Durham, North Carolina

Isabel is an aspiring author who enjoys reading, writing and reviewing books. She spends most of her free time either reading the newest YA releases or writing her various YA novels she hopes will one day be published! She loves paranormal YA fiction and historical romance!

Top Five Favorite Books:
1. SWEET EVIL by Wendy Higgins
2. POISON PRINCESS by Kresley Cole
3. The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
4. SHATTER ME by Tehereh Mafi
5. The Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard

Isabel C.

Reviews by Isabel C.

by Gena Showalter - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

At 17-years-old, Ten had to make the ultimate choice --- where to live after she died. Loyalty to her realm has not wavered...until now. Sacrifices must be made, and a terrible price must be paid. But is she too late? As the Everlife descends into darkness, a single truth becomes clear: the realms must unite --- or perish. In order to bring sworn enemies together, Ten must enter forbidden territory...and destroy the powerful Prince of Ravens. But there’s only one way inside --- bonding with a deadly rival. In the end, how far will they be willing to go for the sake of their realms and the Everlife?

by Katie McGarry - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

When Drix was convicted of a crime he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the Second Chance Program. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while. Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. But as the governor’s daughter, the pressure to be someone she isn’t may be too much to handle. When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. But sometimes love can breach all barriers. Fighting against a society that can’t imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves and each other to finally get what they deserve.

by Linsey Miller - Fantasy, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Young Adult 14+
Sallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But gender fluid Sal wants nothing more than to escape the drudgery of life as a highway robber and get closer to the upper-class --- and the nobles who destroyed their home. When Sal steals a flyer for an audition to become a member of The Left Hand --- the Queen's personal assassins, named after the rings she wears --- Sal jumps at the chance to infiltrate the court and get revenge. 
by April Henry - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Six months ago, Griffin Sawyer meant to steal a car, but he never meant to steal the girl asleep in the backseat. Panicked, he took her home. His father, Roy, decided to hold Cheyenne --- who is blind --- for ransom. Griffin helped her escape, and now Roy is awaiting trial. As they prepare to testify, Griffin and Cheyenne reconnect and make plans to meet. But the plan goes wrong and Cheyenne gets captured by Roy’s henchmen --- this time for the kill. Can Cheyenne free herself? And is Griffin a pawn or a player in this deadly chase?

by Kathryn Evans - Adventure, Fiction, Science Fiction, Thriller

Teva goes to school, studies for her exams and spends time with her friends. To the rest of the world, she’s a normal teenager. But when she goes home, she’s anything but normal. Due to a genetic abnormality, Teva unwillingly clones herself every year.  As her birthday rolls around, Teva is all too aware that time is running out. She knows that the next clone will soon seize everything she holds dear.

by Catherine Egan - Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Mystery, Supernatural, Supernatural Fiction, Supernatural Thriller, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Julia and a mismatched band of revolutionaries, scholars and thieves have crossed the world searching for a witch. They are no closer to finding Ko Dan. No closer to undoing the terrible spell he cast that bound an ancient magic to the life of a small child. Casimir wants that magic, and every moment they hunt for Ko Dan, Casimir’s assassins are hunting them. Julia can deal with danger. Her strange ability to vanish to a place just out of sight has grown: she can now disappear so completely that it’s like stepping into another world. It’s a fiery, hellish world, filled with creatures who seem to recognize her --- and count her as one of their own.

by Heather Demetrios - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

After three long years in exile, Nalia is ready to return to her homeland and sit on the throne that is rightfully hers. But the gods might have other plans. Forced to endure untold horrors on the journey to Arjinna, Nalia learns that it will take more than cutting down the tyrant Calar to get her crown. Meanwhile, Raif’s return to Arjinna as the commander of the revolution against Calar and her army isn’t as smooth as he’d hoped. Though he has more soldiers than ever before, his love for Nalia is losing him the trust of his comrades...and the war. 

by Katie McGarry - Coming of Age, Fiction, Friendship, Young Adult 14+

It's the code her father, a member of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, raised her to live by. Yet when her dad is killed carrying out Terror business, Violet knows it's up to her to do the saving. To protect herself, and her vulnerable younger brother, she needs to cut all ties with the club --- including Chevy, the boy she's known and loved her whole life. 

by Gena Showalter - Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Because Ten possesses a rare supernatural ability to absorb and share light, the Powers That Be have the highest expectations for her future --- and the enemy wants her neutralized. Fighting to save her Secondlife, she must learn about her realm from the ground up while launching her first mission: convincing a select group of humans to join her side before they die. But Ten's competition is Killian, the boy she can't forget --- the one who gave up everything for her happiness. He has only one shot at redemption: beating Ten at a game she's never even played.

by Tina Connolly - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

Tina Connolly’s new stand-alone YA novel follows the events of last year’s Andre Norton Award-nominated SERIOUSLY WICKED. In SERIOUSLY SHIFTED, Cam still isn’t crazy about the idea of learning magic. She’d rather be no witch than a bad one. But when a trio of her mother’s wicked witch friends decide to wreak havoc in her high school, Cam has no choice but to try to stop them.