Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 14+, Young Adult 16+

Orla’s YA Book of the Month

Title: Frozen Charlotte Author: Alex Bell Genre: Young Adult, Horror. Review by: Orla (Kildare Town Library) If you are easily scared then this book is not for you! However, if you are a Horror fan, and love a good psychological thriller, then read on. This is easily one of the creepiest books I’ve ever read. The twists weren’t obvious… Continue reading Orla’s YA Book of the Month

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 14+, Young Adult 16+

Book Review: Shadow and Bone

Title: Shadow and Bone Author: Leigh Bardugo Genre: Fantasy Fiction, Young Adult Fiction. Romance. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Alina Starkov is a soldier, a map maker really, when her regiment is attacked while crossing the Shadow Fold. Then something peculiar happens as she tries to survive the assault, Alina discovers… Continue reading Book Review: Shadow and Bone

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

Book Review: Switched

Title: Switched Author: Amanda Hocking Genre: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: When Wendy was just six years old her mother proclaimed that she was a monster and ran at her with a knife. Her mother wanted to kill Wendy because she was adamant that she wasn’t… Continue reading Book Review: Switched

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 14+

Book Review: Soulmates

Title: Soulmates Author: Holly Bourne Genre: Romance, Young Adult Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Every now and then two people are born, they are the perfect match for one another. One could say, they are even “soulmates”. But what if meeting your soulmate could very well rock the world? .… Continue reading Book Review: Soulmates

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 14+, Young Adult 16+

Book Review: The Assassin’s Blade

Title: The Assassin's Blade Author: Sarah J. Maas Genre: Fantasy Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Celena Sardothien owes her reputation to Arobyn Hamel. The man gave her a home at the Assassin's Guild and taught her everything she needed to survive. His enemies are endless. Her duty is to protect… Continue reading Book Review: The Assassin’s Blade

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

Book Review: A Thousand Perfect Notes

Title: A Thousand Perfect Notes Author: C.G. Drews Genre: Young Adult Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Beck's mother, a once famous pianist lives out her crushed dreams through her son. Coerced into playing the piano, Beck spends his nights and days working studiously to play music his mother expects of… Continue reading Book Review: A Thousand Perfect Notes

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

Orla’s YA Book of the Month

Title: Back on Track Author: Michael Burton Genre: Young Adult Non-Fiction. Review by: Orla (Kildare Town Library) Covid-19 has turned society on its head. It is especially difficult for young people attending secondary school. The disruptions of lockdowns and home-schooling has made learning the curriculum chaotic. Uncertain turbulent times have disrupted routines and structures. Throwing in the elements of… Continue reading Orla’s YA Book of the Month

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 14+

Book Review: The Boy Who Steals Houses

Title: The Boy Who Steals Houses Author: C.G. Drews Genre: Young Adult Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: The boy who steals houses. . . The girl who steals his heart. Sam and his brother Avery have been betrayed and abused by every single person in their lives who should have… Continue reading Book Review: The Boy Who Steals Houses

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 12-15

Book Review: The Host

Title: The Host Author: Stephanie Meyer Genre: Young Adult Fiction. Romance. Science Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed… Continue reading Book Review: The Host

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

Book Review: Five Feet Apart

Title: Five Feet Apart Author: Rachael Lippincott Genre: Young Adult Fiction. Romance. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Stella has spent a good portion of her life in the hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her life is carefully planned with routines, boundaries and self-control -- all of which begin to… Continue reading Book Review: Five Feet Apart