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May New Releases

ICE KISSED by Amanda Hocking (Kanin Chronicles #2)

Bryn Aven has always longed to be a part of the Kanin world.

Though she has no social status because she’s a half-breed, she refuses to give up on her dream of serving the kingdom she loves. It’s a dream that brings her to a whole new realm . . . the glittering palace of the Skojare. Read the rest of this entry »

A round up of some great titles coming to a movie theatre near you!

Paper Towns is an upcoming film, directed by Jake Schreier based on the 2008 novel of the same name by John Green. The film is written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, the same team that wrote Green’s first book film The Fault in Our Stars. The film will star Nat Wolff, who also starred in The Fault in Our Stars, Cara Delevingne, Justice Smith, Austin Abrams, Halston Sage and Jaz Sinclair. It is set to be released on July 24, 2015.

The Film Takes place in Orlando, Florida, Quentin “Q” Jacobsen (Wolff) lives next door to Margo Roth Spiegelman (Delevingne), his childhood friend from whom he has since drifted, but still has feelings for. So when she one day climbs Read the rest of this entry »

Festival Season

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Festival Season is fast approaching in Ireland. This summer will see over 300 Music Festivals in Ireland alone. I love summer, but summer and festivals together make me a very happy girl. Over the years I’ve been to some amazing events and seen loads of amazing bands. Memories that will stay with me for a life time. Music is my companion and it can take you down ever walk of life. This summer Ireland will host every type of Festival everything from Big, small, old, young, crazy and relaxing.

Here are some of my personal favourites and don’t forget to search our catalogue to find some new music that maybe you haven’t heard before.

Slane May 30th 2015

FOO FIGHTERS

with supporting acts KAISERCHIEFS, HOZIER, Ash and The Strypes

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I’ve been to Slane and although seeing and hearing bands is amazing the bus to and from Dublin is a pain. All that aside Foo Fighters are 100% amazing live and everyone should hear them if they can. I cannot stress how amazing they where in Marley Park a few years ago.

Reserve their albums here.

Swell Festival 2015

Friday 10th July 2015 | Sunday 12th July 2015

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This small family friendly music and arts event will play host to a variety of performers from Ireland & the UK. Swell has been established with abounding passion for promoting the islands own brand of Donegal culture providing 3 days of music alongside indigenous storytelling, poetry readings & craft workshops.

Longitude

Friday 17th July 2015 | Sunday 19th July 2015

LONGITUDE DAYBD

Some Amazing Bands playing this year, Pretty sad I wont be going! Will you?

Castlepalooza 2015

Friday 31st July 2015 | Sunday 2nd August 2015

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Castlepalooza has time and again proved itself to be one of the country’s absolute best smaller-sized festivals.

Taking place this year on the 31st July to 2nd August, Castlepalooza will once again be housed on the grounds of Charleville Castle in Tullamore, Co Offaly.

The year’s line-up includes Of Montreal, Hercules & Love Affair, Jape, Alex Metric, and Fight Like Apes.

Over the years, Castlepalooza has provided a wonderful platform for emerging Irish bands to get big-time exposure alongside some more established acts – and this year looks like being no different.

Electric Picnic 2015

Friday 4th September 2015 | Sunday 6th September 2015

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Electric Picnic 2004 was the year it all started. It started as one day event for 10,000 people on a gloriously sunny September Saturday . It was billed as a Boutique music festival and with such a diverse line up of not just music it promptly sold out. It was a first for Ireland and destined to keep going for a very long time. The following year it became a weekend camping event.

Last year (2014) saw an attendance of 41,000 people, making it the biggest and most successful year for EP to date.

I’ve got a big year this year so I will only be attending one festival and this will be it. I’m soo excited to see Florence and the Machine and so many other bands.

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Which festival will you be attending, out of the 300 in Ireland this year?

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Girl Online is the debut novel by English author and internet celebrity, released on 25 November 2014 through Penguin books.

Zoe Sugg is an English fashion and beauty vloggerr, author, and internet personality. She is best known by her fans on Youtube as Zoella.

Girl Online was released in November 2014 and broke the record for highest first-week sales of a first-time novelist since Nielsen Bookscan began compiling such records in 1998.

The novel surrounds Penny Porter, a sixteen year old living with her parents in Brighton. Penny starts blogging about her problems, such as cyber-bullying and her panic attacks. Her family travels to New York where her mum is organising a wedding. Attending the wedding, Penny meets a musician Noah with whom she falls in love, resulting in her blog going viral.

While based around similar experiences, Zoe has stated that the book is “in no way autobiographical”.

Penguin stated that “Zoe  Sugg did not write Girl Online on her own”, stating that she “has worked with an expert editorial team to help her bring to life her characters and experiences in a heartwarming and compelling story”. It has been reported that young-adult novelist Siobhan Curham was a Ghostwriter for the novel, although neither Penguin nor Zoe have confirmed this. Penguin stated that Siobhan Curham was an “editorial consultant” for the novel.

Either way this book is a must read and If you haven’t read it yet you can reserve it on our website now!

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Mosquitoland

by David Arnold

“I am a collection of oddities, a circus of neurons and electrons: my heart is the ringmaster, my soul is the trapeze artist, and the world is my audience. It sounds strange because it is, and it is, because I am strange.”
After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim Malone is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the “wastelands” of Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated milieu with her dad and new stepmom. Before the dust has a chance to settle, she learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland.
So she ditches her new life and hops aboard a northbound Greyhound bus to her real home and her real mother, meeting a quirky cast of fellow travelers along the way. But when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.
Told in an unforgettable, kaleidoscopic voice, “Mosquitoland” is a modern American odyssey, as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.

Release date March 3rd

Vanishing Girls

 by Lauren Oliver

New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver delivers a gripping story about two sisters inexorably altered by a terrible accident.

Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara’s beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it’s too late.

In this edgy and compelling novel, Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss, and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other.

Release date March 10th Read the rest of this entry »

The Lunar Chronicles is a series of five young adult fantasy novels by American author Marissa Meyer. Each book entails a new take on an old fairy tale, including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Snow White. The story takes place in a futuristic world where humans, cyborgs, and androids all coexist.

 

Cinder

Linh Cinder (based on Cinderella), a cyborg living with her stepmother and her two stepsisters, works as a mechanic in a booth at the market place, where she meets Prince Kai, who requests her to fix his personal android. Can’t shed tears or blush due to her android modifications. Thought to be immune to letumosis and has more unknown secrets. Later in the first book, Dr. Dmitri Erland states something breathtaking. Cinder is arrested later. During that time, he gives Cinder a new hand and foot and a mission, to look for him in Africa.

Cress

Crescent Moon ‘Cress’ Darnel (based on Rapunzel) is a banished hacker who is somehow caught up in Cinder and her crew’s plot to overthrow the wicked Lunar queen. However, soon everything goes awry. The crew is separated, and they must do anything they can to reunite and prevent the royal wedding that could put Earth into Queen Levana’s hands. And all the while, the plague is mutating, and Queen Levana is watching.

Winter

Winter (based on Snow White) is Queen Levana’s stepdaughter. She’s lived on Luna in the palace but grown up with her stepmother and seen how, when Levana uses her lunar powers, it’s turned her into a heartless tyrant. Winter decided to never use her lunar gift, so she has not used her Lunar “glamour” since she was twelve. But when a lunar chooses not to use their gift, it slowly starts to drive them crazy, so Winter is afflicted with bad hallucinations, and as the book goes on, her mental state starts to slowly deteriorate. Not much else is known about this character yet, but she already seems to be friends with Scarlet at the end of Cress. The book is set to come out on November 10, 2015.

Fairest

Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5)

Fairest is a prequel to the other books, telling the backstory and past of Queen Levana (based on the Evil Queen from Snow White). Fairest begins when Levana is 15 years old and covers about 10 years of her life, ending about a decade before Cinder is set. Levana has grown up in a really poisonous household and has a very cruel older sister who’s been mentally and physically abusive to her her whole life. After her parents have been murdered by an assassin, Levana’s sister Channary is set to become Queen. Then something happens which starts Levana’s downward spiral to becoming truly evil.

 

 

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