Teen Reading Blognificence

Books to Movies 2015


In my post today I’m going to pop up some interesting books that will be released in the Cinema next year. I don’t know about you, but there are a few I’m really looking forward to. Read the rest of this entry »

November 2014 New Releases

Get ready for another month filled with amazing YA new releases! Which new release are you most excited to read? Tell us in the comments below!

 The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michell Hodkin

Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer’s story.
Retribution has arrived.

On sale November 4th from Simon & Schuster

The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare

A collection of ten short stories centred around Magnus Bane.

On sale November 11th from Margaret K. McElderry Books

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Some Book Trends in 2015

If you’re tiring of Dystopia trends and are looking for some new book topics and trends, well I think 2015 will have something new to offer you.

Crimes and Cons

These books center on main characters who are on the wrong side of the law. They like to con, blackmail, steal and lie. Fans of Holly Black’s Curse Worker series will defiantly enjoy these books.

Con Academy by Joe Schreiber

It’s his senior year and Will Shea has conned his way into one of the country’s most elite prep schools. But he soon runs into Andrea, a fellow con-artist. With the school not big enough for the both of them, they make a bet that whoever can con Brandt Rush, the richest, most privileged student in the school out of $50K, gets to stay at the school. Will starts setting up his con (an online poker scam) with his uncle who’s one of the best grifters in the business, but also with the unwanted help of his father.. The plot thickens as Will starts falling for fellow student Gatsby, and some of Will’s lies start to catch up with him. In this twisty tale of scams, secrets, lies and deception, it hard to figure out who’s conning who!

Release Date: 4th August 2015

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13 Young Adult Horror Reads

13 Young Adult Horror Reads

I don’t know about you lot but Holloween is one of my favourite holidays, Although when it come to reading horror books I’m a bit of a baby! So I’ve put together 10 of some of the best Young Adult horror books I think our out there right now. Maybe pop into us or reserve a copy online today.

1. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows. Read the rest of this entry »

Book Clubs

Did you know that our Libraries across South Dublin all have Young Adult Book Clubs?

They meet at different times of the month to read exciting books from our young adult collections.

In Ballyroan Library last month we read, The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey and next month we are reading Partials by Dan Wells.

If your interested in Joining any of our book clubs please give any of our Libraries a call and talk to a member of staff.

Here are some new releases from last month. I have to say some really exciting titles. October promises to be even more exciting!

A Different Me by Deborah Blumenthal

Release Date: 1st of September 2014

Allie Johnston’s secret wish since the day she was twelve is to have her nose done. But she hasn’t told anyone–not her parents, or even her best friend, Jen. But when she starts visiting a plastic surgery discussion board on the Web, she finds people who get her, for the first time in her life. Her new friends, including two girls her age with vastly different backgrounds who share her obsession with changing their faces–but for very different reasons. A sharply written, insightful book about learning to be happy with who we are.

Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes

Release Date: 2nd Of September

This emotional, hilarious, devastating, and ultimately triumphant YA debut, based on actual events, recounts one girl’s rejection of her high school’s hierarchy—and her discovery of her true self in the face of tragedy.

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A Crack In Everything by Ruth Frances Long

Welcome to The Other Side …

Chasing a thief, Izzy Gregory takes a wrong turn down a Dublin alley and finds the ashes of a fallen angel splashed across the dirty bricks like graffiti. She stumbles into Dubh Linn, the shadowy world inhabited by the Sidhe, where angels and demons watch over the affairs of mortals, and Izzy becomes a pawn in their deadly game. Her only chance of survival lies in the hands of Jinx, the Sidhe warrior sent to capture her for his sadistic mistress, Holly. Izzy is something altogether new to him, turning his world upside down.

A thrilling, thought-provoking journey to the magic that lies just beside reality.

A Crack in Everything, is the first in a trilogy set in the world of demons, angels and fairies that exists in modern day Dublin.

I was a very lucky girl last week and headed into the launch of Ruth Frances Long’s newest release “A Crack In Everything”. It was being held in the Gutter Bookshop in Temple Bar. An amazing independent book shop in the heart of Dublin. Not many of them left so there isn’t. Read the rest of this entry »

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