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

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

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