Reviewer:

Órla Carr

Book Cover - Royal Blood

Royal Blood

Royalty is synonymous with secrets, gossip and scandal, and Aimée Carter’s reimagining of the British royal family in Royal Blood is no different. American-born Evan Bright is thrust into this world of mystery and intrigue when she is brought to London to meet her estranged father, King Alexander.

Book Cover - The Gifts that Bind us

The Gifts that Bind us

Caroline O’Donoghue’s sequel to All Our Hidden Gifts brings us back to Kilbeg, where Maeve and her friends are learning to master their magical gifts. Despite being reunited and having their new-found powers grow stronger than ever, their final year of school is not smooth sailing, as they face self-doubt and tension between friends. And all of this while everyone in Kilbeg starts to act very strangely …

Book Cover - Nightfall in New York

Nightfall in New York

The fourth and final book from the Taylor & Rose Detective Series is packed full of mystery and adventure. After receiving a letter from the dangerous secret society, Fraternitas Draconum, secret agents Sophie Taylor and Lilian Rose embark on a new mission to save their friend, Joe. Woodfine has created an action-packed, fast paced adventure with many exciting twists and turns. We follow the characters as they travel undercover on a glamorous transatlantic ocean liner, explore New York in search of clues, and uncover dark secrets.

Book Cover - Fire, Bed & Bone

Fire, Bed & Bone

A moving and heart-warming tale of a devoted dog whose loyalty and love proves that hope can be found in the darkest of times. Set in 1381, this story delves into a world ruled by an unjust feudal system where social tensions and violence rise as the Peasants’ Revolt rages through England.

Book Cover - Be Resilient: How to Build a Strong Teenage Mind for Tough Times

Be Resilient: How to Build a Strong Teenage Mind for Tough Times

Life can be tough, especially for teenagers. There is a mountain of pressures and responsibilities that young people face every day such as school, work, socialising, hobbies and social media. They are beginning to understand more about world politics and global warming and with this can come anxiety. Life can become overwhelming, and it can be difficult to cope with.

Book Cover - Constance Markievicz: The Rebel Countess

Constance Markievicz: The Rebel Countess

The newest addition to the Little Library series introduces young readers to a strong female figure in Irish history, Constance Markievicz, ‘the Rebel Countess’. A politician, a revolutionary and a suffragette, Constance Markievicz led a truly fascinating and impactful life. She played a significant role in Irish history, from campaigning and protesting for women’s voting rights to becoming the first woman ever elected to the British parliament. These moments and more are included in this beautiful book.

Book Cover - The Boy Who Met a Whale

The Boy Who Met a Whale

Calling all brave adventurers for a thrilling search for treasure in The Boy Who Met a Whale. Farook takes us on a journey to the island of Serendib where Razi, Shifa and Zheng must use their skills, brains and courage to follow a treasure map so they can rescue a hidden treasure. There is a lot of excitement along the way as they sail through a sea of monsters and race against the evil Marco and Cook, who want the treasure for themselves. They must learn to work together, to trust the sea and to respect the ocean creatures in order to succeed on their mission.

Book Cover - The Spellbinding Secret of Avery Buckle

The Spellbinding Secret of Avery Buckle

‘Spellbinding’ is certainly a good word to describe this book. Foley has done a wonderful job of creating an exciting story brimming with magic. She has created a magical realm which exists in the in- between spaces, and within this realm many magical creatures can be found. The story takes inspiration from ancient Celtic myths, with the inclusion of creatures such as the Cat Fae, the Bean Nighe, the Crannog and the faeries.

Book Cover - Voyage of the Sparrowhawk

Voyage of the Sparrowhawk

It’s 1919, a few months after the end of World War I. Ben’s brother is believed to be missing in action in France, and unless he returns, Ben will be sent back to the orphanage. Boarding school awaits Lotti due to the orders of her cruel aunt and uncle. When the two meet, they hatch a plan to cross the Channel to France on Ben’s barge, the Sparrowhawk, in search of family and a place to call home.