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Jena Brown

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Jena Brown

Reviewer
jenabrownmartin@gmail.com

Jena Brown is an avid reader, blogger and aspiring author. She worked as a business consultant for a global convenience store chain for a decade before leaving to run her own store. Writing down the amusing antics of customers led to the idea of writing a book. Having left the real world behind, she now lives entirely in fictional worlds. In addition to working on the second draft of her first novel, she writes reviews and is mildly obsessed with the bookstagram community on Instagram (@jenabrownwrites). Jena lives in Las Vegas with her husband and two chihuahuas. Come talk books http://www.jenabrownwrites.com

Jena Brown

Reviews by Jena Brown

by Tricia Levenseller - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 12+

As her father's chosen heir, 18-year-old Rasmira has trained her whole life to become a warrior and lead her village. But when her coming-of-age trial is sabotaged and she fails the test, her father banishes her to the monster-filled wilderness with an impossible quest: To win back her honor, she must kill the oppressive god who claims tribute from the villages each year or die trying.

by Paul Greci - Adventure, Family, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Natural disasters and a breakdown of civilization have cut off Alaska from the world and destroyed its landscape. As food runs out and the few who remain turn on each other, Travis and his younger sister, Jess, must cross hundreds of miles in search of civilization. Travis and Jess will make a few friends and a lot of enemies on their terrifying journey across the ruins of today’s world --- and they’ll have to fight for what they believe in as they see how far people will go to survive.

by Lauren DeStefano - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Wil must do what she never thought possible: return home to discover the origins of her own curse. But Wil’s unpredictable elder brother Baren is now king, leading a war against the Southern Isles. And with time running out, Wil must navigate the dangerous secrets within her family to find the truth. Suddenly Wil and her allies are fighting for their lives as the Southern king is out to ensure neither of his children will survive to take the throne. Traveling across cursed seas and treacherous kingdoms, Wil and Loom must make peace with their pasts if they hope to secure the future of their world.

by Kiersten White - Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Paranormal, Paranormal Mystery, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

It’s hard to be normal when you grow up at the Watcher’s Academy. Here teens are trained as guides for Slayers --- girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness. But Nina has never embraced the violent Watcher lifestyle. Instead she follows her instincts to heal, carving out a place for herself as the school medic. Until Nina becomes the newest Chosen One --- and the last Slayer, ever. Period. As Nina hones her skills with her Watcher-in-training, Leo, there’s plenty to keep her occupied… But it’s not until bodies start turning up that Nina’s new powers will truly be tested --- because someone she loves might be next. One thing is clear: Being Chosen is easy. Making choices is hard.

by Kayla Olson - Adventure, Fiction, Futuristic, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, Young Adult 13+

Lindley has been the leader of the space station Lusca since every first generation crew member on board, including her mother, was killed by a deadly virus. Lindley assumed she’d captain the Lusca one day, but she never thought that day would come so soon or that it would involve struggling to survive , learning how to keep the Lusca running, figuring out how to communicate with Earth and making sure they don’t run out of food. When a member of the second generation dies from what seems like the deadly virus, Lindley must face the terrifying reality that either the virus has mutated, or one of their own is a killer.

by Lyra Selene - Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+

Out in the permanent twilight of the Dusklands, Sylvie's guardians called her power to create illusions a curse. But Sylvie knows it gives her a place in Coeur d'Or, the palais of the Amber Empress and her highborn legacies. The empress invites her in only as part of a wicked wager among her powerful courtiers. Sylvie must assume a new name, Mirage, and begin to navigate secretive social circles and deadly games of intrigue in order to claim her spot. Soon it becomes apparent that nothing is as it appears and no one, including her cruel yet captivating sponsor, Sunder, will answer her questions.

by Heather Fawcett - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Mythology, Young Adult 13+

The witches have returned, and River has betrayed Kamzin to regain his dark powers. The witches’ next step: march on the Three Cities and take over the Empire. If Kamzin is to prevent the destruction of the Empire, she must find a star that fell in the Ash Mountains. Fallen stars have immense power, and if Kamzin and Lusha can find the star, they can use its magic to protect their homeland. But River wants the star too, and as their paths collide in dangerous and unexpected ways, Kamzin must wrestle with both her guilt and her conflicted feelings for the person who betrayed her.

by Sarah Beth Durst - Contemporary Fiction, Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

In Sky Hawkins's family, leading your first heist is a major milestone. It's a chance to gain power and acceptance within your family, and within society. But stealing your first treasure can be complicated, especially when you're a wyvern --- a human capable of turning into a dragon. With a handpicked crew by her side, Sky knows she has everything she needs to complete her first heist, and get her boyfriend and mother back in the process. But then she uncovers a dark truth about were-dragon society --- a truth more valuable and dangerous than gold or jewels could ever be.

by Julie C. Dao - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+

Princess Jade has grown up in exile, hidden in a monastery while her stepmother, Xifeng, rules as Empress of Feng Lu. But the empire is in distress and its people are sinking into poverty and despair. Jade doesn't want the crown, but she knows she is the only one who can dethrone the Empress and set the world right. Ready to returm as rightful heir, Jade embarks on a quest to raise the Dragon Lords and defeat Xifeng and the Serpent God. But will the same darkness that took Xifeng take Jade, too? Or will she find the strength within to save herself, her friends and her empire?

by Amy Rose Capetta - Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 13+, Youth Fiction

Teodora di Sangro is used to hiding her magical ability to transform enemies into music boxes and mirrors. Then she meets Cielo and everything changes as Cielo shows Teodora what her life could be like if she masters her powers. And not a moment too soon:  the ruler of Vinalia has poisoned the patriarchs of the country’s five controlling families, including Teodora’s father, and demands that each family send a son to the palace. If she wants to save her family, Teodora must travel to the capital --- as a boy. But the road to the capital, and to bridling her powers, is full of enemies and complications, including the one she least expects: falling in love.