Author Archives: mnblogger

Theater Review: StarKid Summer Series

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They have thrice cavorted down corridors at Hogwarts School. They've explored an alien planet in their radical starship. They've tackled Batman, and twisted the tale of "Aladdin" so that we no longer approve of street rats. Now, the creative minds at Team StarKid have unleashed not one, but two new musicals upon the world in the summer of 2014. Read More »

Emma Watson’s next magical role: Kelsea in “The Queen of the Tearling”

Emma Watson in The Queen of the Tearling

Emma Watson committed to co-producing and starring in "The Queen of the Tearling" before the book was even published - here's a look at how the young actress may adapt to her second big fantasy role. Read More »

Book Review: The Queen of the Tearling

Queen of the Tearling

"The Queen of the Tearling" was introduced to the world in a flurry of publicity. Debut author Erika Johansen received a much publicized seven-figure advance when she sold the rights to her trilogy to HarperCollins, and not long afterwards, Emma Watson was attached to produce and star in the film adaptation of the novel – before the first installment was even published! Read what we thought of the book! Read More »

Book Review: Landline by Rainbow Rowell

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Today I am more than thrilled to be reviewing Landline by Rainbow Rowell, out tomorrow from St. Martin’s Press. Like Rowell’s first novel Attachments, Landline is an adult novel, but I can tell you that it will be delightfully consumed by her fans both young and old. Read More »

Book Review: Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater

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July 1 is the release of Sinner, the highly anticipated companion novel to Maggie Stiefvater’s Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy. If you haven’t read the trilogy, it’s a particularly fine specimen of supernatural romance (werewolf romance, to be specific)—and I don’t like supernatural romance. Sinner takes place in the same world as the trilogy, following two of the book’s characters, Cole and Isabel, as they try to find their way back to each other while ... Read More »

Book Review: “The Silkworm” by Robert Galbraith

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

After months of waiting, we've finally got the official MuggleNet review of "The Silkworm"! Read our thoughts, and then let us know your own! Read More »

Book Review: “Rogues,” the new anthology from George R. R. Martin!

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George R.R. Martin! Neil Gaiman! Patrick Rothfuss! Check out our review of "Rogues," a new star-studded short story anthology that's out today! Read More »

Enter to Win a Magician’s Kit in anticipation of Lev Grossman’s “The Magician’s Land”!

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GIVEAWAY! The final installment of Lev Grossman's Magicians trilogy, The Magician's Land, may not come out until August, but we've got an exciting offer for fans that you can win right now! Read More »

Theatre Review: Good People, starring Imelda Staunton

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Staunton delivers a magnificent performance as Margie, her comic timing is impeccable, and she had the audience in the palm of her hands from the minute she stepped on to the stage. It is worth mentioning that the play is far from a predictable straightforward comedy, it contains many surprise twists along the way, which left the audience gasping at the performance I saw. Read More »

Five Coveted Autographs from BEA!

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See which autographs were most coveted at this year's Book Expo America - and don't forget to enter our contest to win a promotional t-shirt for Robert Galbraith's "The Silkworm"! Read More »