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Isabel Coyne

Biography

Isabel Coyne

Reviewer

Isabel is a college student and aspiring author who enjoys reading, writing and reviewing books. She is studying Anthropology and Creative Writing. She spends most of her free time either reading the newest YA releases or writing her own YA novels she hopes will one day be published! She loves paranormal YA fiction and historical romance! She also enjoys baking sweet treats, dark chocolate and watching documentaries.

Top Ten Favorite Books:

1. SWEET EVIL by Wendy Higgins

2. The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

3. The Shatter Me series by Tehereh Mafi

4. The Shadowhunter Chronicles by Cassandra Clare

5. THE CRUEL PRINCE by Holly Black

6. POISON PRINCESS by Kresley Cole

7. ASH PRINCESS by Laura Sebastian

8. The Lady Janies series by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows

9. OF FIRE AND STARS by Audrey Coulthurst

10. THE DARK DESCENT OF ELIZABETH FRANKENSTEIN by Kiersten White

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Reviews by Isabel Coyne

by Cori McCarthy and Amy Rose Capetta - Adventure, Fiction, Futuristic, Gay & Lesbian, Romance, Science Fiction, Space Opera, Young Adult 13+

When Ari crash-lands on Old Earth and pulls a magic sword from its ancient resting place, she is revealed to be the newest reincarnation of King Arthur. Then she meets Merlin, who has aged backward over the centuries into a teenager, and together they must break the curse that keeps Arthur coming back. Their quest? Defeat the cruel, oppressive government and bring peace and equality to all humankind. No pressure.

by Laura Sebastian - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Theo no longer wears a crown of ashes. She has taken back her rightful title, and a hostage --- Prinz Soren. But her people remain enslaved under the Kaiser, and now she is thousands of miles away from them and her throne. To get them back, she will need an army. Only, securing an army means she must trust her aunt, the dreaded pirate Dragonsbane. According to Dragonsbane, an army can only be produced if Theo takes a husband. Theo knows that freedom comes at a price, but she is determined to find a way to save her country without losing herself.

by Sarah Glenn Marsh - Fantasy, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Karthia's borders are open for the first time in nearly three hundred years, and Odessa is determined to explore the world beyond Karthia's waters, hoping to heal a broken heart. Odessa and Meredy are fascinated when their journey takes them to a land where the Dead rule the night and dragons roam the streets. But growing political unrest means Odessa and Meredy are thrust back into the lives they tried to leave behind. Warding off enemies seems impossible, until one of Queen Valoria's mages creates a weapon that could make them invincible. As danger continues to mount inside the palace, Odessa fears that without the Dead, even the greatest invention won't be enough to save their fates.

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 Amy Tintera - Fantasy, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Emelina Flores has come home to Ruina. After rescuing her sister, Olivia, from imprisonment in rival kingdom Lera, Em and Olivia together vow to rebuild Ruina to its former glory. But their fight has only begun. Ever since Em posed as Prince Casimir’s betrothed in Lera, she’s started to see another side to this war. And now that Cas has taken the throne, Em believes a truce is within reach. But Olivia suspects that Em’s romantic feelings for Cas are just coloring her judgement. Em is determined to bring peace to her home. But when winning the war could mean betraying her family, Em faces an impossible choice between loyalty and love.