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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 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.

by Vivi Barnes - Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Olivia’s spent the past year trying to get her life on track. New school. New friends. New attitude. But old flames die hard and one look at Jack --- the hacker who enlisted her into his life and his hacking ring, stole her heart and then left her --- and every memory, every moment, every feeling comes rushing back. But Jack’s not the only one resurfacing in Liv’s life. When a stalker hell-bent on scaring Liv and framing Jack enters Liv’s life, Jack and Liv will have to work together to find out who it is before someone gets hurt, or worse.

by Eliza Wass - Family Life, Fiction, Love & Romance, Young Adult 13+
Castella Cresswell and her five siblings know what it's like to be different. For years, their world has been confined to their ramshackle family home deep in the woods of upstate New York. They abide by the strict rule of God, whose messages come directly from their father. Slowly, Castley and her siblings start to test the boundaries of the laws that bind them. Castley's world rapidly expands beyond the woods she knows so well and the beliefs she once thought were the only truths. There is a future waiting for her if she can escape her father's grasp, but Castley refuses to leave her siblings behind. 
by April Henry - Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 12+

When Olivia's mother was killed, everyone suspected her father of murder. But his whereabouts remained a mystery. Fast forward 14 years. New evidence now proves Olivia's father was actually murdered on the same fateful day her mother died. That means there's a killer still at large. It's up to Olivia to uncover who that may be. But can she do that before the killer tracks her down first?