Reviews by Tag: strong female lead

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Valkyrie by Kate O’Hearn

Valkyrie

By Kate O’Hearn
4
Rated by
Claire A.
Aug 12, 2022

Valkyrie, by Kate O’Hearn, is the story of a girl who’s learning that friends come from
unexpected places. Freya is a newly made Valkyrie. On her first reaping, the soldier she
was sent to reap asked her to look after his family, that something bad was happening.
Freya agrees and travels to Midgard, Earth, against the rules. While there she finds a
boy who soon becomes her friend, meets the soldier’s family and tries to help them,

Teen Review
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince

By Holly Black
4
Rated by
Anonymous
Jul 24, 2022

When Jude was seven years old, a strange man came to her house, murdered her parents, and
took her and her siblings with him to a mysterious new land. Now, they live in the High Court of
Faerie, a magical place separate from the mortal world. Unfortunately, due to being human, Jude
and her sister are often treated harshly and discriminated against by the folk that live there. And
there’s no one Jude despises more than Prince Cardan, her main tormentor. All she wants to do is

Teen Review
The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller

The Shadows Between Us

By Tricia Levenseller
5
Rated by
Anonymous
Jun 13, 2022

The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller is a fantasy fiction. Alessia is tired of being overlooked by everyone and has a fool proof plan to get power. She plans to get the attention of the Shadow King, marry him, then kill him and take his kingdom. But she’s not the only one trying to kill him. Alessia must keep him alive long enough to marry him, but as her plan is inaction, her biggest struggle is to not lose her heart in the process.

Teen Review
Agnes at the End of the World by Kelly McWilliams

Agnes at the End of the World

By Kelly McWilliams
4
Rated by
Aadit G.
Jun 8, 2022

Rating: 4

My rating for this book is a 4 because the book is way too detailed at points and can have way too many themes running throughout. I think this diverts the reader from the plot of the novel. I believe this will also confuse readers at some points about what the book is meant to be.

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Teen Review
Long Road to the Circus by Betsy Bird

Long Road to the Circus

By Betsy Bird
4
Rated by
Anonymous
May 24, 2022

Twelve-year-old Suzy Bowels lives in the tiny town of Burr Oak, Michigan, where her family expects her to stay, have a family, and be a proper lady. But she has other ideas. Suzy’s dream is to explore the world and have adventures, so when her wayward uncle comes to work on their farm but ends up disappearing mysteriously in the mornings and skipping out on chores, she has to investigate. But she didn’t expect to find him working on the legendary former circus queen Madame Marantette’s farm, training ostriches.

Teen Review
Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater

Bravely

By Maggie Stiefvater
5
Rated by
Anon-A-Miss
Mar 30, 2022

This book appears to be the sequel to the Disney movie Brave. And it is an excellent one. We see Merida come back from a journey, and she realizes that nothing has changed. On Christmas, she meets two gods. One, who goes by the name of Feradach, is the god of ruin, and his next job is to ruin her beloved DunBroch. And the other is the god of renewal, named the Cailleach. Merida makes a bargain to save her family and home. The catch? She has just one year to change her family, or she must submit to Feradach’s ruin.

Teen Review
Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Renegades

By Marissa Meyer
5
Rated by
Jillian K.
Mar 30, 2022

Nova Artino is a villain, but Adrian Everhart does not know that. In a world where having super powers is common, there is a struggle between the Anarchists and the Renegades in Gatlon City. The beginning of this problem started when Nova was just a child, where people with powers were being persecuted, and her uncle, Ace Anarchy fought alongside others for  their rights to live a normal life. Hugh Everhart began the Renegades during this time too, however he saw that the Anarchist way was hurting too many people, and took down Ace Anarchy.

Teen Review
The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

The Queen of Nothing

By Holly Black
5
Rated by
Taylor E.
Mar 29, 2022

The final novel in Holly Black’s, The Folk of the Air trilogy, The Queen of Nothing, is fast-paced and unexpected. Jude, the Queen of Faerie, has been exiled, but she must risk everything and return to the Faerie Court to save her sister. Elfhame is different, stuck deep within a brewing war, and crossing over from the mortal world will trap Jude in a world of sensitive politics. The ending of this book felt rushed and somewhat incomplete, but the rest of the novel was fantastic.

Teen Review
The Wicked King by Holly Black

The Wicked King

By Holly Black
5
Rated by
Taylor E.
Mar 29, 2022

The Wicked King by Holly Black is the second novel in her The Folk of the Air trilogy. This novel was way better than its predecessor. After Jude tricks him, Cardan is the new High King of Elfhame, and he must listen to all of Jude’s commands. This book is filled with twists and turns; even the last page is a heart wrenching cliffhanger. I loved the display of power dynamics in this book. Jude should have had all the power, but Cardan and other nobles could still get things over her.

Teen Review

Divergent

By Veronica Roth
5
Rated by
Anna S.
Feb 3, 2022

Beatrice has only known to be a selfless person all of her life. She only looks in a mirror on occasion and always has to do the right thing. When she turns 16, this all changes. Beatrice can change her faction. She has to decide her future in the matter of seconds. This one decision choses her job, her friends, and almost every part of her life. What faction will she choose and how will she decide? It will change her life.

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