Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 12-15

Cirque Du Freak/ The Saga of Darren Shan

Author: Darren Shan Genre: Teen Reviewed by: Aoife Kerr Branch: Leixlip Library Cirque Du Freak is the frightening saga of a young boy whose visit to a mysterious freak show leads him on a journey into a dark world of vampires. Filled with grotesque creatures, murderous vampires and a petrifying ending, Cirque Du Freak will… Continue reading Cirque Du Freak/ The Saga of Darren Shan

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 12-15

The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Author: Patrick Ness Genre: Young Adult Ages 12+ Reviewed by: Aoife Kerr Branch: Leixlip Library What if you aren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you're like Mikey? Who… Continue reading The Rest of Us Just Live Here

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

The Falling in Love Montage

Authur: Ciara Smyth Genre: Young Adult 13+ Reviewed by: Ciara, Maynooth Library Synopsis Saoirse doesn’t believe in love at first sight or happy endings. If they were real, her mother would still be able to remember her name and not in a care home with early onset dementia. A condition that Saoirse may one day… Continue reading The Falling in Love Montage

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

Am I Normal Yet?

Authur: Holly Bourne Genre: Young Adult Reviewed by: Aoife Kerr, Leixlip Library All Evie wants is to be normal. She’s almost off her meds and at a new college where no one knows her as the girl-who-went-crazy. She’s even going to parties and making friends. There’s only one thing left to tick off her list....… Continue reading Am I Normal Yet?

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12, Children 6-10, Children Ages 0 - 5, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

Summer Stars Book Review Competition

Kildare Libraries is running a Summer Stars Book Review Competition every week for the months of July and August. Download your Book Review Sheet by clicking the button below. Download Review Sheet here Each week entrants can email their review into their local Kildare Library and one winner will be chosen every week for a… Continue reading Summer Stars Book Review Competition

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

Stepsister

Author: Jennifer Donnelly Reviewed by: Niamh Ennis, Leixlip Library Stepsister takes the original Grimm Tales version of Cinderella and turns it on it’s head again. Isabella and Vari are the two step-sisters of Ella and their mother is keen to get them married to the prince. Isabella and Vari are forced by her to do… Continue reading Stepsister

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

The Book Thief

Author: Marcus Zusak Genre: Fiction Reviewed by: Aoife Kerr, Leixlip Library Age: 12-18 It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will be busier still.By her brother's graveside, Liesel's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is… Continue reading The Book Thief

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

Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief

Author: Rick Riordan  Reviewed by: Aoife Kerr, Leixlip Branch Ages 8 and up Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse - Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster… Continue reading Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief

Digital Resources, Digital Services, Educational, Film, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

Criunnuí na nÓg

Criunnuí na nÓg, Ireland's national day celebrating the creativity of children and young people takes place on Saturday 13th June and Kildare is showcasing a wonderful programme, around the COVID19 restrictions to encourage young people to connect creativity, but at a distance. In particular there are 4 techie online workshops aimed at 12-18 year olds… Continue reading Criunnuí na nÓg

Audiobook, Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox, Young Adult 12-15

Eragon

Author: Christopher Paolini Reviewed by: Aoife, Leixlip library Recommended Ages: 12-15 Years One boy...One dragon...A world of adventure.When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a… Continue reading Eragon