Review: The Call by Peadar O Guilín

Challenge criteria: A book inspired by mythology, legend, or folklore.

(Disclaimer: I was sent this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way affected my opinion of the book, nor the outcome of the review.)

Blurb:

What if you only had 3 minutes to save your own life and the clock is already counting down…

Three minutes.
Nessa, Megan and Anto know that any day now they wake up alone in a horrible land and realise they’ve been Called.
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Tag Thursday: Reading Your Country Tag

St Patrick’s Day has just been and gone, and it’s made me feel very patriotic. It’s the perfect time to take the Reading My Country Tag and chat a little about the Emerald Isle. This tag originally was created by Booktuber Cook Read Create, but I’ve decided to take it as a written exam and spare you the horror of my voice.

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Review: Children of the Famine Trilogy by Marita Conlon McKenna

I first read the Children of the Famine Trilogy when I was younger. I can vivdly remember my teacher in 4th Class (so when I was 10) reading the first book aloud, and I devoured the other two in my own time. A recent episode of the podcast Juvenalia, where the first book was discussed, brought the trilogy back to my attention. I sped through them all in about two days.

I’m going to keep the reviews of the three books in one place, to make them a little easier to find/collate. These books are all perfect if you’re looking to learn some more about Irish history, or if you’re a teacher and can’t find something to read aloud to the class (I can tell you from experience that it will fascinate your students.)

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Review: The Importance of Being Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen

Challenge criteria: A book written by two female authors

Blurb:

Aisling is 29 and she’s still a complete Aisling.

After a tough year, things between herself and John are back on track, and life with Sadhbh and Elaine in their notiony Dublin apartment is more craic than ever.

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