Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations, Borrowbox

Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood

Author: Sarah J. Maas Genre: Adult Fiction, Fantasy Review by: Emma, Leixlip Library ★★★★ Synopsis: Bound by blood.Tempted by desire.Unleashed by destiny. Bryce Quinlan had the perfect life—working hard all day and partying all night—until a demon murdered her closest friends, leaving her bereft, wounded, and alone. When the accused is behind bars but the… Continue reading Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood

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

A Throne of Swans

Author: Elizabeth & Katharine Corr Genre: Young Adult Fiction Ages 15 plus (some violence and Mild Romance scenes) Review by: Emma, Leixlip Library ★★★★ Synopsis: When her father dies just before her birthday, seventeen-year-old Aderyn inherits the role of Protector of Atratys, a dominion in a kingdom where nobles are able to transform at will… Continue reading A Throne of Swans

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The Hobbit

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien Reviewed by: Aoife Kerr, Leixlip library A reluctant partner in this perilous quest is Bilbo Baggins, a comfort-loving unambitious hobbit, who surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and skill as a burglar. Encounters with trolls, goblins, dwarves, elves and giant spiders, conversations with the dragon, Smaug, and a rather unwilling… Continue reading The Hobbit

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

Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12

The Pearl In The Ice

Author: Cathryn Constable Reviewed by Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Branch. Age Rating: for children aged 8 to 12. Marina's father, a naval captain, has been away for most of her life - certainly since her mother died - and yet Marina feels the pull of an ocean she's never known. When sent to boarding school to… Continue reading The Pearl In The Ice

Children 10-12

Orphans of the Tide

Author: Struan Murray Genre: Children's Fiction ages 10-12 Review by: Elaine A fantasy book for ages 10 plus. The inventive, unique setting is well crafted with very strong mythology and well developed characters. Struan Murray has also put an unusual twist on the adversary. Children will find it difficult to put this fast-paced, absorbing book… Continue reading Orphans of the Tide

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

The Light of all That Falls

Author: James Islington Genre: Fantasy Reviewed by: Mary in Newbridge Library Disclaimer:– This is the final instalment in the Licanius trilogy. This is the third and final book in Islington’s Licanius trilogy – which began with ‘The Shadow of What Was Lost’ and ‘The Echo of Things to Come’. It is the story of three… Continue reading The Light of all That Falls