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

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, 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 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

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

Book Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Immortal Rules Author: Julie Kagawa Genre: Young Adult Fiction. Supernatural. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: What if having a chance to save humanity comes with a grim price? One that you hate and fear the most? To survive in a ruined world, she must embrace the darkness. Allison Sekemoto… Continue reading Book Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

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

Book Review: The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

Title: The Love Hypothesis Author: Ali Hazelwood Genre: Young Adult Fiction. Romance Novel. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: As a third-year PhD candidate, Olive Smith doesn't believe in lasting romantic relationships-but her best friend does, and that is what got her into this conundrum. Convincing Anh that Olive is dating and… Continue reading Book Review: The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

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

Book Review: The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg

Title: The Catastrophic History of You and Me Author: Jess Rothenberg Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Romance Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: If I’d known right then that this was the kid who would grow up to break my heart beyond repair, maybe I would’ve stayed upstairs on the phone with… Continue reading Book Review: The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg

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

Orla’s YA Book of the Month

Title: The Crossover Author: Kwame Alexander Genre: YA General Fiction Review: Orla O’ Brien (Kildare Town Library) Synopsis: A powerful novel in verse about twin brothers who are rivals both on and off the basketball court. Winner of the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Honor Award. Review: This is a captivating verse novel, which means it is written… Continue reading Orla’s YA Book of the Month

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 12-15

Book Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Title: The Hunger Games Author: Suzanne Collins Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Dystopian fiction. Adventure. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: In a bleak future, twenty-four girls and boys are poised against each other in a live TV show called The Hunger Games.  There is just one rule: Kill or be killed. Sixteen… Continue reading Book Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins