Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 14+, Young Adult 16+

Book Review: Dance of Thieves

Title: Dance of Thieves Author: Mary E. Pearson Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: An outlawed family determined to be powerful. A son intended to lead. A renowned thief sent by order of the queen. One battle, destined to bring them all together. Review: Dance of Thieves… Continue reading Book Review: Dance of Thieves

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 14+, Young Adult 16+

Book Review: Talon

Title: Talon Author: Julie Kagawa Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: On the surface, Ember Hill looks like your average sixteen year old girl, but Ember has a lethal secret–She’s a shapeshifter. More specifically, she can shift from human to scaly, horned back dragon, with barely a passing… Continue reading Book Review: Talon

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 12-15, Young Adult 14+, Young Adult 16+

Book Review: Shadow and Bone

Title: Shadow and Bone Author: Leigh Bardugo Genre: Fantasy Fiction, Young Adult Fiction. Romance. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Alina Starkov is a soldier, a map maker really, when her regiment is attacked while crossing the Shadow Fold. Then something peculiar happens as she tries to survive the assault, Alina discovers… Continue reading Book Review: Shadow and Bone

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 14+, Young Adult 16+

Book Review: Switched

Title: Switched Author: Amanda Hocking Genre: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: When Wendy was just six years old her mother proclaimed that she was a monster and ran at her with a knife. Her mother wanted to kill Wendy because she was adamant that she wasn’t… Continue reading Book Review: Switched

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 14+

Book Review: Soulmates

Title: Soulmates Author: Holly Bourne Genre: Romance, Young Adult Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Every now and then two people are born, they are the perfect match for one another. One could say, they are even “soulmates”. But what if meeting your soulmate could very well rock the world? .… Continue reading Book Review: Soulmates

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 12-15

Book Review: The Host

Title: The Host Author: Stephanie Meyer Genre: Young Adult Fiction. Romance. Science Fiction. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed… Continue reading Book Review: The Host

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 14+, Young Adult 16+

Book Review: Five Feet Apart

Title: Five Feet Apart Author: Rachael Lippincott Genre: Young Adult Fiction. Romance. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Stella has spent a good portion of her life in the hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her life is carefully planned with routines, boundaries and self-control -- all of which begin to… Continue reading Book Review: Five Feet Apart

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 14+, Young Adult 16+

BookTok Recommended Reads : Young Adult Edition

By Emma Doran, Leixlip Library Some of you may be familiar with the phrase BookTok that has been doing the rounds on the Internet lately, but if not and you are wondering what BookTok is ? #BookTok refers to the go-to hashtag for all the content on the social media platform TikTok related to books,… Continue reading BookTok Recommended Reads : Young Adult Edition

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 16+

Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses

Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses Author: Sarah J. Maas Genre: Fantasy fiction. Young adult novel. Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: The skin of a wolf would bring enough gold to feed her sisters for a month. But the life of a magical creature comes at a hefty price, and… Continue reading Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses

Book reviews and recommendations, Young Adult 12-15

Book Review: Divergent

Title: Divergent Author: Veronica Roth Genre: Dystopian fiction. Young adult novel Review by: Chantelle, LCA Intern for Library HQ Synopsis: Sixteen year old Tris is forced to make a terrible choice. In a divided society where everyone is slotted into one faction, Tris doesn't fit in.  So she makes the choice to venture out alone, determined… Continue reading Book Review: Divergent