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

Book Review: The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston

Title: The Unleashing Author: Shelly Laurenston Genre: Romance, Paranormal Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Kera Watson never expected to face death behind a Los Angeles coffee shop. Not after surviving two tours lugging an M16 around the Middle East. If it wasn't for her hot Viking customer showing up too… Continue reading Book Review: The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston

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

Book Review: Fires of Winter by Johanna Lindsey

Title: Fires of Winter Author: Johanna Lindsey Genre: Historical Fiction. Romance Novel. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Lovely and dauntless, abducted by invaders from across an icy sea, Lady Breena vowed vengeance. She warned that no Viking brute would be her master and no barbarian would enslave her noble Celtic heart,… Continue reading Book Review: Fires of Winter by Johanna Lindsey

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Book Review: Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire

Author: Seanan McGuire Title: Rosemary and Rue Genre: Urban Fantasy, Adult Fiction Reviewed by: Aoife Kerr, Leixlip Library October “Toby” Daye has been an outsider from birth. As a changeling who is half human half fae, she has been burned by both sides of her heritage and as a result, has retreated to a “normal”… Continue reading Book Review: Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire

Adult Fiction, Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 16+

Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 7

Dark, Dying Earth, Gritty and Grimdark Fantasy By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters. Dark Fantasy  This sub-genre is a blend of horror and fantasy with a brooding or dark atmosphere, so it aims to unnerve or frighten the reader. The setting tends to be paranormal with supernatural elements such as vampires or werewolves. The magic in… Continue reading Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 7

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Book Review: The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley

Author: Lucinda Riley Title: The Seven Sisters Genre: Romance, Historical Fiction, Adult Fiction Reviewed by: Aoife Kerr, Leixlip Library Maia D’Apliese and her five sisters gather together at their childhood home, Atlantis- an amazing, secluded castle on the shores of Lake Geneva- having been told that their beloved father, who had adopted them all as… Continue reading Book Review: The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley

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Doireann Ní Ghriofa to Close ‘Connections Through Literature’ Series

                                                In celebration of 30 years of the Irish Writers’ Centre, and in collaboration with Kildare Libraries, join us as critic and literary scholar Liam Mac Amhlaigh, of Maynooth University, discusses literature and life’s journeys with the renowned poet and essayist, Doireann Ní Ghríofa. This special event, crossing bilingually from Irish into English, promises to unpack… Continue reading Doireann Ní Ghriofa to Close ‘Connections Through Literature’ Series

Adult Fiction, Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 16+

Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 6

Alternate Worlds, Crossworlds, Portal and Quest Fantasy By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters. Alternate World Fantasy Stories told in this sub-genre take place on a world other than our own and journeys to this world end in adventure. Consequently, world building is very important in Alternate World Fantasy as they must be developed enough to be… Continue reading Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 6

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Book Review: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Title: House of Earth and Blood Author: Sarah J. Maas Genre: Fantasy fiction.  High fantasy. Romantic fantasy. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Bryce Quinlan used to light up Crescent City, partying all night in the clubs where the strict classes of Angel, Shifter, Human and Fae merge into a sea of… Continue reading Book Review: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Adult Fiction, Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 16+

Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 5

Sword and Sorcery/Planet, Swashbuckling and Military Fantasy By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters. Sword and Sorcery Fantasy and Sword and Planet Fantasy Sword and Sorcery Fantasy focuses on sword-wielding heroes and their adventures to save the day, and includes magic (which is usually restricted to the villains). Stories in this sub-genre do not tend to be… Continue reading Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 5

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Aoife’s Spooky Reads for October

The first weekend in October is a perfect time to start digging into your Halloween Season reading and Aoife in Leixlip Library has put together a list of her suggested reads, all of which can be requested at your local library. Have a peek below of the Publishers' synopses of the books she has chosen.… Continue reading Aoife’s Spooky Reads for October