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Isabel C.

Biography

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 Michelle Hodkin - Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Supernatural, Supernatural Fiction, Young Adult 13+

In this sequel to THE BECOMING OF NOAH SHAW, the companion series to the New York Times bestselling Mara Dyer novels, legacies are revealed, lies are unraveled and old alliances are forged. Noah’s reckoning is here. Noah Shaw wants nothing more than to escape the consequences of his choices. He can’t. He’s sure the memories that haunt him are merely proof of a broken heart. They aren’t. He thinks he can move forward without first confronting his past. He’s wrong.

by Jennifer L. Armentrout - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher knows firsthand the devastating consequences of humanity's war with the aliens. When she's caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and the surviving Luxen can mingle freely, she meets Luc, an unnaturally beautiful guy she initially assumes is a Luxen...but he is in fact something much more powerful. Her growing attraction for Luc will lead her deeper and deeper into a world she'd only heard about, a world where everything she thought she knew will be turned on its head...

by Beth Revis - Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Nedra leaves her home in the rural, northern territories of Lunar Island to attend the prestigious Yugen Academy with only one goal in mind: master the trade of medicinal alchemy. A scholarship student, Nedra doesn't quite fit in with the wealthy and powerful kids. Until she meets Greggori "Grey" Astor. Grey is immediately taken by Nedra's ambition, for a good reason: a plague is making its way toward the city. With her family's life --- and the lives of all of Lunar Island's citizens --- on the line, Nedra is determined to find a cure for the plague. When Nedra finds herself diving into the most forbidden practice of all, necromancy, even Grey might not be able to pull her from the darkness.

by Sara Raasch - Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Five years ago, Adeluna helped the magic-rich island of Grace Loray overthrow its oppressor, Agrid, a country ruled by religion. When an Argridian delegate vanishes during peace talks, Argrid demands brutal justice, but Lu suspects something dangerous is at work. An expert navigator named Devereux agrees to help Lu find the Argridian, but the truth they uncover could be deadlier than any war. Meanwhile, Benat, the crown prince of Argrid, has been tasked with reversing Argrid’s fear of magic, Ben has to decide if one prince can change a devout country --- or if he’s building his own pyre. As conspiracies arise, Lu, Vex and Ben will have to decide who they really are...and what they are willing to become for peace.

by Amy Tintera - Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Emelina Flores and her sister, Olivia, were determined to bring peace to the people of Ruina. As Olivia’s violence and thirst for vengeance became her only ambition, Em was left to pick up the pieces. But it’s not only Em who is upset by Olivia’s increased violence. Other members of the Ruined army are beginning to see the cracks, and soon a small group of them defects from Olivia’s army and joins Em instead. The two sisters are soon pitted against each other in an epic battle for the kingdom and the future, and only one will win.

by Mindee Arnett - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

They call her Traitor Kate. It’s a title Kate Brighton inherited from her father after he tried to assassinate the high king of Rime. Cast out of the nobility, Kate now works for the royal courier service. Fortunately, Kate has a secret edge: She is a wilder, born with forbidden magic that allows her to influence the minds of animals. And it’s this magic that leads her to a caravan massacred by drakes in broad daylight --- the only survivor Corwin Tormaine, the son of the king. Her first love, the boy she swore to forget after he condemned her father to death. 

by Victoria Aveyard - Dystopian, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Mare Barrow's blood is red --- the color of common folk --- but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control. The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince --- the friend --- who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind. Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.

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.