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

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Appreciate A Dragon Day

By Elaine Patterson, Newbridge Headquarters.  Photo by Eva Elijas on The 16th of January is Appreciate a Dragon Day. [i]Since dragons are immensely popular with both young and old, I thought it might be nice to celebrate them with a blog post. As this year’s Appreciate a Dragon Day falls on a Sunday, why not… Continue reading Appreciate A Dragon Day


The Hobbit

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien Reviewed by: Aoife Kerr, Leixlip library A reluctant partner in this perilous quest is Bilbo Baggins, a comfort-loving unambitious hobbit, who surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and skill as a burglar. Encounters with trolls, goblins, dwarves, elves and giant spiders, conversations with the dragon, Smaug, and a rather unwilling… Continue reading The Hobbit