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Sabina Z.

Biography

Sabina Z.

Teen Board Member

Sacramento, California 

My name is Sabina, a high school junior and an all time fangirl.  I enjoy long walks with imagination and sunsets.  My two greatest loves are my dog named Coffee and my bookshelf. I enjoy writing short stories occasionally and I love the smell of rain.
 
I have lost a lot of hours of sleep to a good book or Netflix, none of which I regret.  Don't ask me what my favorite television show is if you don't want to hear me ramble for three hours.  I never judge a book by it's cover and am always willing to try new things.
 
Top Five Favorite Books:
1. The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
2. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer 
3. The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
4. ME BEFORE YOU by Jojo Moyes
5. THE 5TH WAVE by Rick Yancey

Sabina Z.

Reviews by Sabina Z.

by Tricia Levenseller - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Not only has Alosa recovered all three pieces of the map to a hidden treasure, but the pirates who originally took her captive are now her prisoners. And she takes great comfort in knowing that the villainous Vordan will soon be facing her father's justice. When Vordan exposes a secret her father has kept for years, Alosa and her crew find themselves in a deadly race with the feared Pirate King. Despite the danger, Alosa knows they will recover the treasure first....after all, she is the daughter of the Siren Queen.

by Fred Aceves - Coming of Age, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Young Adult 14+

Marcos Rivas yearns for love, a working cell phone and maybe a pair of sneakers that aren’t falling apart. But more than anything, Marcos wants to get out of Maesta, his hood, away from his indifferent mom and her abusive boyfriend. When Marcos is placed in a new after-school program, he meets Zach and Amy, whose friendship inspires Marcos to open up to his crew, too, and start to think more about his future and what he has to fight for. Marcos ultimately learns that bravery isn’t about acting tough and being macho; it’s about being true to yourself.

by Holly Black - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King. To win a place at the Court, she must defy him --- and face the consequences. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

by Ismee Williams - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Motherhood, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+
Fifteen-year-old Mari Pujols believes that the baby she’s carrying will finally mean she’ll have a family member who will love her deeply and won’t ever leave her --- not like her mama, who took off when she was eight; or her papi, who’s in jail; or her abuela, who wants as little to do with her as possible. But when doctors discover a potentially fatal heart defect in the fetus, Mari faces choices she never could have imagined. Surrounded by her loyal girl crew, her off-and-on boyfriend, and a dedicated doctor, Mari navigates a decision that could emotionally cripple the bravest of women.
by Temple Mathews - Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Paranormal, Paranormal Mystery, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Sixteen year-old Echo Stone finds out she’s in Middle House, an orphanage filled with mysteriously troubled kids. There’s just one problem: she’s not an orphan. Soon, she escapes...only to find out that her home is sealed off by crime scene tape and that her parents car drives away...right through her. Her parents are alive, but she is not. A ghost desperate to get her life back and reconnect with the living, Echo embarks on a quest to solve her own murder. As the list of suspects grows, the quest evolves into a journey of self-discovery in which she learns she wasn’t quite the girl she thought she was.

by Jodi Lynn Anderson - Family, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+

Jodi Lynn Anderson's epic tale --- told through three unforgettable points of view --- is a masterful exploration of how love, determination and hope can change a person's fate. While their stories span thousands of miles and multiple generations, Lenore, Catherine and Adri’s fates are entwined in ways both heartbreaking and hopeful.

by Tricia Levenseller - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult 14+
Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map --- the key to a legendary treasure trove --- seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship. More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has only one thing standing between her and the map: her captor, the unexpectedly clever and unfairly attractive first mate Riden. But not to worry, for Alosa has a few tricks up her sleeve, and no lone pirate can stop the Daughter of the Pirate King.
by Marissa Meyer - Art, Crafts & Hobbies, Dystopian, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Retelling, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

People, places, and scenes from Marissa Meyer’s bestselling and beloved intergalacticadventure come to life in this enchanting coloring book. Castles, costumes, andcharacters inspired by fairy tales are detailed with intricate anddecorative drawings perfect for coloring. Along with new text from the author,including never-before-published commentary about the series, this is a volumethat Lunartics (old fans and new) will want to own.

by Melissa Landers - Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

It's been a long time since Solara has believed in anyone, and Doran is the last person she expected to trust. But when the Banshee's dangerous enemies catch up with them, Solara and Doran must come together to protect the ship that has become their home-and the eccentric crew that feels like family.

by Marissa Meyer - Fantasy, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult 14+, Youth Fiction

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland, she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen. Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship.