Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Aoife’s Recommended Science Fiction Reads

By Aoife Kerr, Leixlip Library Did you know that January celebrates the genre of Science Fiction. National Science Fiction Day is unofficially celebrated by many science fiction fans in the United States on January 2, which corresponds with the official birthdate of famed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov. While it's the 8th of January today,… Continue reading Aoife’s Recommended Science Fiction Reads

Adult Fiction, Behind the Books, Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 16+

Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 5

Sword and Sorcery/Planet, Swashbuckling and Military Fantasy By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters. Sword and Sorcery Fantasy and Sword and Planet Fantasy Sword and Sorcery Fantasy focuses on sword-wielding heroes and their adventures to save the day, and includes magic (which is usually restricted to the villains). Stories in this sub-genre do not tend to be… Continue reading Fantasy Series – A Closer Look at the Genre – Part 5

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

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Author: Suzanne Collins Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Dystopian/ Contemporary Fantasy/ Science Fiction Review by: Emma, Leixlip Library ★★★★ Synopsis: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will revisit the world of Panem sixty-four years before the events of The Hunger Games, starting on the morning of the reaping of the Tenth Hunger Games. Ambition will fuel… Continue reading The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Audiobook, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 16+

Audiobook: Verify

Author: Joelle Charbonneau Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly Duration: 9 hours Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult Reviewed by: Joan, Newbridge Library The story is set about 100 years in the future in Chicago. The main character is Meri Beckley, a sixteen year old schoolgirl. The world Meri lives in is one of prosperity and without lies.… Continue reading Audiobook: Verify