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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 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. 
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.