Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

Spill Simmer Falter Wither

Author: Sara Baume Genre: Adult Contemporary Fiction Review: by Orla O’ Brien, Kildare Town Library Synopsis A misfit man finds a misfit dog. Ray, aged fifty-seven, ‘too old for starting over, too young for giving up’, and One Eye, a vicious little bugger, smaller than expected, a good ratter. Both are accustomed to being alone, unloved, outcast –… Continue reading Spill Simmer Falter Wither

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

The Rest Of The Story

Author: Sarah Dessen Genre: Young Adult Fiction Review by: Aoife, Leixlip Library Synopsis: It’s hard not to get caught up in the magic of the Lake – and Saylor finds herself falling under Roo’s spell as well.But when it’s finally time to go back home, which side of Emma Saylor will win?. Review: This book… Continue reading The Rest Of The Story

Adult Fiction, Book reviews and recommendations

The Great Alone

Author: Kristin Hannah                                Genre: Adult Fiction Reviewed by Elaine Patterson, Newbridge   Synopsis: Thirteen-year-old Leni, a girl coming of age in a tumultuous time, is caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, dares to hope that Alaska will lead to a better future for her family. She is desperate for a place… Continue reading The Great Alone

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


Author: Jennifer Donnelly Reviewed by: Niamh Ennis, Leixlip Library Stepsister takes the original Grimm Tales version of Cinderella and turns it on it’s head again. Isabella and Vari are the two step-sisters of Ella and their mother is keen to get them married to the prince. Isabella and Vari are forced by her to do… Continue reading Stepsister