Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

BookTok Recommended Reads: Adult Fiction

By Emma Doran, Leixlip Library Some of you may be familiar with the phrase BookTok that has been doing the rounds on the Internet lately, but if not and you are wondering what BookTok is ? #BookTok refers to the go-to hashtag for all the content on the social media platform TikTok related to books,… Continue reading BookTok Recommended Reads: Adult Fiction

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 14+, Young Adult 16+

BookTok Recommended Reads : Young Adult Edition

By Emma Doran, Leixlip Library Some of you may be familiar with the phrase BookTok that has been doing the rounds on the Internet lately, but if not and you are wondering what BookTok is ? #BookTok refers to the go-to hashtag for all the content on the social media platform TikTok related to books,… Continue reading BookTok Recommended Reads : Young Adult Edition

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Aoife’s Recommended Science Fiction Reads

By Aoife Kerr, Leixlip Library Did you know that January celebrates the genre of Science Fiction. National Science Fiction Day is unofficially celebrated by many science fiction fans in the United States on January 2, which corresponds with the official birthdate of famed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov. While it's the 8th of January today,… Continue reading Aoife’s Recommended Science Fiction Reads

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12, Young Adult 12-15

Book Review: Bridge to Terabithia

Title: Bridge to Terabithia  Author: Katherine Paterson Genre: Children's Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Jess Aarons and Leslie Burke forge an unlikely friendship and together create the imaginary land of Terabithia. Together they rule as king and queen, until an awful tragedy occurs that helps Jess understand just how much… Continue reading Book Review: Bridge to Terabithia

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 14+, Young Adult 16+

Book Review: Fire in Frost

Title: Fire in Frost Author: Alicia Rades Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Paranormal. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Crystal Frost is adamant she isn't crazy. But despite all her protests, she can't justify the fact that normal people don't see ghosts. Only insane people do. Crazy people, like herself.  As her psychic… Continue reading Book Review: Fire in Frost

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12, Children 6-10

Book Review: The Worst Witch

Title: The Worst Witch Author: Jill Murphy Genre: Children's Fiction, Fantasy Fiction Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Mildred Hubble was a trainee witch and made an awful mess of it. But she managed to survive at Miss. Cackle's Academy. Up until an unfortunate incident where she turned Ethel, the teacher's pet… Continue reading Book Review: The Worst Witch

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Book Review: It Ends With Us

Title: It Ends With Us Author: Colleen Hoover Genre: Contemporary Romance, Adult Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: "Easy" isn't a word that has ever described Lily's life. It's always been a battle, but it never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. Lily left behind a small… Continue reading Book Review: It Ends With Us

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12, Young Adult 12-15

Orla’s Book of the Month

Title: She Wolf Author: Dan Smith Genre: Middle Grade (9+) to Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Adventure. Review by: Orla (Kildare Town Library) This book is set in the desolate, wintry landscape of Northumbria in 866 AD. We are introduced to Ylva, whose name translates as ‘She Wolf’. A fierce name, for a fierce girl. The book opens with the heartbreaking… Continue reading Orla’s Book of the Month

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 16+

Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses

Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses Author: Sarah J. Maas Genre: Fantasy fiction. Young adult novel. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: The skin of a wolf would bring enough gold to feed her sisters for a month. But the life of a magical creature comes at a hefty price, and… Continue reading Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 12-15

Book Review: Divergent

Title: Divergent Author: Veronica Roth Genre: Dystopian fiction. Young adult novel Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Sixteen year old Tris is forced to make a terrible choice. In a divided society where everyone is slotted into one faction, Tris doesn't fit in.  So she makes the choice to venture out alone, determined… Continue reading Book Review: Divergent