Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 16+

Orla’s Book of the Month

Title: Heartstopper Volume 1 Author: Alice Oseman Genre: LGBTQIA, Comic, Young Adult Ages 15-17. Review by: Orla (Kildare Town Library) The name Heartstopper suits this comic series very well. It is done so exquisitely you sometimes think your heart will stop or skip a beat. The tender story is achingly hard to read at times. It tugs at your… Continue reading Orla’s Book of the Month

Film, Young Adult 16+

Film Review: 12 Angry Men

Title: 12 Angry Men Producer: Sidney Lumet Starring: Henry Fonda. Genre: Drama, crime. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Twelve men are picked to be the jurors tasked with determining whether or not an eighteen year old Puerto Rican boy is guilty of stabbing his own father. Eleven men see one guilty… Continue reading Film Review: 12 Angry Men

Film, Young Adult 16+

Film Review: Cat On a Hot Tin Roof

Title: Cat On a Hot Tin Roof Producer: Lawrence Weingarten Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman. Genre: Drama, theatre adaptation. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Brick is recovering from an accident that has rendered his career obsolete. Irate that his career is over, and confused and hurt over an accident that killed… Continue reading Film Review: Cat On a Hot Tin Roof

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

Book Review: Get a Life, Chloe Brown

Title: Get a Life, Chloe Brown Author: Talia Hibbert Genre: Contemporary novel. Romance. Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan that she vows to tick off her “to-do-list”. The list’s goal is to help her 'Get a Life'. And… Continue reading Book Review: Get a Life, Chloe Brown

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

Book Review: The Spanish Love Deception

Title: The Spanish Love Deception Author: Elena Armas Genre: Contemporary novel. Romance. Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: One minor, totally inconsequential, stupid fib forces Catalina Martín to employ the help of a man she completely abhors. Aaron Blackford is tall, black haired and blue eyed, he’s the perfect fake American… Continue reading Book Review: The Spanish Love Deception

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

Book Review: Maybe Someday

Title: Maybe Someday Author: Colleen Hoover Genre: Contemporary novel. Romance. Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Sydney lives in her perfect little world where she has a fabulous boyfriend, great friends, college life is swell, and everything she could ever want is easily within her grasp. What could be more perfect?… Continue reading Book Review: Maybe Someday

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

Book Review: The Girl With No Soul

Title: The Girl With No Soul Author: Morgan Owen Genre: Fantasy Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Iris has a deep dark secret, one she doesn’t dare spill otherwise the Order will surely chain her up and throw away the key. She’s a girl with a hollow in the place where… Continue reading Book Review: The Girl With No Soul

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

Book Review: The Choice

Title: The Choice Author: Nicholas Sparks Genre: Contemporary Adult Fiction, Romance. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Travis Parker has everything a man could possibly want: a good job, loyal friends, a home in small-town North Carolina. He is adamant a serious relationship with a woman would only cramp his lifestyle. That… Continue reading Book Review: The Choice

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

Book Review: You and Me on Vacation

Title: You and Me on Vacation Author: Emily Henry Genre: Contemporary Adult Fiction, Romance. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Twelve summers ago Poppy and Axel met. They instantly disliked each other and are confident they'll never meet again. Yet despite their avid attempts, fate throws them together again and again until… Continue reading Book Review: You and Me on Vacation

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

Book Review: Divine Evil

Title: Divine Evil Author: Nora Roberts Genre: Suspense, Romance. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Clare Kimball's life was the thing horror stories were made of. At a young age she witnessed a twisted and sordid movement involving a few of the townspeople. Her father who once smiled, poured bottles of liquor… Continue reading Book Review: Divine Evil