Today we’re joined by debut author Cynthia So, whose short story “The Phoenix’s Fault” is included in LGBTQ+ young adult anthology PROUD, published in the UK this month. In her guest post, Cynthia explores the magic of seeing yourself represented in fan fiction and why that inspired her to write her own stories that represent her identity.
We are delighted to reveal the stunning UK cover of a brand new YA contemporary fantasy by debut author Christine Lynn Herman. The Devouring Gray follows four teens who have the power to protect their town from a monster – if their families’ dark secrets don’t devour them first. It’s the perfect read for Potterheads who love a bit of mystery with their monsters.
We’re all secretly a little bit Slytherin. Whether you’re Hufflepuff at heart, or really a Ravenclaw, we all have that little snake “what if” voice. So what happens when you set out to create a main character whose morals are complicated by circumstance, who doesn’t play with being nice? Tracy Darnton joins us on the blog today to talk about her main character in her debut YA novel, The Truth About Lies, out this week.
It’s been a little over a year since Sunny Nwazue found out that she’s one of the Leopard People – people who can work jujus, or magic. Her world is as magical as that of “Harry Potter”, but instead of mining British tradition for material, author Nnedi Okorafor wields Nigerian and West African culture and lore to create a totally captivating read.
“Jane, Unlimited” is a kaleidoscopic labyrinth of a novel, incorporating just about every genre you can think of: mystery, science fiction, fantasy, contemporary, heist, romance – whatever you want, you’re likely to find it in this book.
Our Author Takeover for July comes from Aisha Bushby, a debut author and Potterhead whose short story “Marionette Girl” is published next month in “A Change Is Gonna Come” from Stripes. #ChangeBook is an anthology of stories and poetry from BAME writers on the theme of change.
We here at MuggleNet are big fans of Robert Beatty’s “Serafina” series, which follows the escapades of a young girl who lives on the grounds of Biltmore Estate. Mystery, magic, adventure – what more could a reader want?!
With the recent announcement of Philip Pullman’s “The Book of Dust” – a return to the world of “His Dark Materials” – there’s no better time to revisit the classic that started it all: “The Golden Compass”.
“The Sand Warrior” is the first installment of the graphic novel series “5 Worlds”, and if you haven’t already heard how awesome it is, I’m thrilled to be the first to tell you! Plus, enter to WIN your very own copy!
I’m so excited that MuggleNet is part of the official “Strange the Dreamer” blog tour! We’re big fans around here of Laini Taylor’s “Daughter of Smoke and Bone” trilogy, so it is especially exciting to get to share her latest masterpiece with you – and give you the chance to win your very own copy!