Book reviews and recommendations, Children 10-12

Book Review: Listen to the Moon by Michael Morpurgo

Title: Listen to the Moon Author: Michael Morpurgo Genre: Children's Fiction Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: The month is May.  The year, 1915.  On an uninhabited island in the Scillies, Alfie and his father discover an injured girl - thirsty, hungry and with not an inkling of who she is or… Continue reading Book Review: Listen to the Moon by Michael Morpurgo

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

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Book Review: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Title: House of Earth and Blood Author: Sarah J. Maas Genre: Fantasy fiction.  High fantasy. Romantic fantasy. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Bryce Quinlan used to light up Crescent City, partying all night in the clubs where the strict classes of Angel, Shifter, Human and Fae merge into a sea of… Continue reading Book Review: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 16+

Book Review: Play With Me by Piper Shelly

Title: Play With Me Author: Piper Shelly Genre: Romance, Young Adult Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Ryan Hunter's parties are legendary. And tonight Liza is going to be there. Liza Matthews anticipates the return of her best friend and only love since kindergarten from soccer camp. But when Tony finally… Continue reading Book Review: Play With Me by Piper Shelly

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

Book Review: Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

Title: Just Listen Author: Sarah Dessen Genre: Young Adult Fiction Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: When Annabel, the youngest of three beautiful sisters, has a bitter falling out with her best friend, (the popular and exciting Sophie) she suddenly finds herself isolated and friendless. But then she meets Owen, a loner,… Continue reading Book Review: Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Aoife’s Spooky Reads for October

The first weekend in October is a perfect time to start digging into your Halloween Season reading and Aoife in Leixlip Library has put together a list of her suggested reads, all of which can be requested at your local library. Have a peek below of the Publishers' synopses of the books she has chosen.… Continue reading Aoife’s Spooky Reads for October

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

Book Review: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Title: The Hating Game Author: Sally Thorne Genre: Romance, contemporary novel. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Lucy Hutton, charmer, assistant and professional "Nice girl", is waging war. She's got the entire office on her side except tall, dark and charmless, Joshua Templeman. He's been nothing but hostile since the moment they… Continue reading Book Review: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

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

Book Review: Stuck With You by Trish Jensen

Title: Stuck With You Author: Trish Jensen Genre: Romance novel. Holiday fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Paige Hart and Ross Bennet couldn't stand each other. Lawyers on opposite sides of a divorce case, there was nothing but bad blood between them. Until a courthouse bombing throws them together. Exposed to… Continue reading Book Review: Stuck With You by Trish Jensen

Adult Fiction, Adult Non-fiction, Kildare readers Festival

Even More Online Author Events with Kildare Readers Festival this October

The committee of the Kildare Readers Festival have put together a stellar line up for you, with a mixture of limited live, in-person events and live online events with bigger capacity. Included in this fourth part of the festival preview is the last of our online events. Angela Keogh in conversation with Oisín Fagan, October… Continue reading Even More Online Author Events with Kildare Readers Festival this October