Caroline Foran’s Owning It has swept onto our shelves and excited new readers. Anxiety is something that we are all familiar with, whether in ourselves or in another person’s point of view. Anxiety has a place in our world now and it’s very welcome to have a book from someone who has experienced it for... Continue Reading →
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Turtles all the way down by John Green You’d have to be living under a large and leafy rock not to know that John Green (of Fault in our Stars and Vlogbrothers fame) has released a new book this October. Turtles all the Way Down is the newest volume about an unusual girl trying to... Continue Reading →
Magic, mysticism and mystery are at the core of Moïra Fowley-Doyle's novels, The Accident Season and this year's The Spellbook of the Lost and Found. Set in rural Ireland they take normal girls and unravel the secrets of their past and defeat the demons of their present with spells, enchantment and dreams. We chatted to... Continue Reading →
First published in Cinders issue four Sixteen year old Diana Mirza recently won the World Schools Under-17 Chess Championship.She is Ireland's first ever world chess champion and has filled Cinders in on openings, tactics, non stop practice, and how it's never too late to get into chess. When did you start playing chess? I started... Continue Reading →
First published in issue one of Cinders magazine I wrote this piece on my 26th birthday, thinking about all of the things I would tell my 16 year old self if I could. I then performed the piece at the Cinders magazine official launch on December 16, 2016. You can view my performance here, kindly... Continue Reading →
First published in Cinders volume issue three Spoken word novels are a new trend in YA literature. We saw it with last year’s highly successful One by Sarah Crossan and Meg Grehan’s The Space Between uses the same format. And it uses it so very well. Once you are a few pages into The Space... Continue Reading →
Jane Villeneuva Jane is the protagonist of the CW’s fantastic Jane the Virgin, a single mother, who is incredibly devoted to her family. The series kicks off with her being ‘accidentally, artificially inseminated’ leading to her unexpected pregnancy. Jane is a wonderful character to watch, optimistic and brave but grounded - she never becomes annoying.... Continue Reading →