Teen Reading Blognificence

The Cage

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Who: by Megan Shepherd, author of The Madman’s Daughter series
When: May 26, 2015
What: “When Cora Mason wakes in a desert, she doesn’t know where she is or who put her there. As she explores, she finds an impossible mix of environments–tundra next to desert, farm next to jungle–and a strangely empty town cobbled together from different cultures and time periods, all watched over by eerie black windows. And she isn’t alone.”


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January 2015 New Releases

So new year, new awesome books. This year promises some amazing new releases from well known authors to up and coming new authors. I for one am excited!

Here’s a look at some new releases for January. Don’t forget you can reserves books online on our website.

The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick

6th of January 


A bold, genre-bending epic that chronicles madness, obsession, and creation, from the Paleolithic era through the Witch Hunts and into the space-bound future. Read the rest of this entry »

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.

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