Ever wondered what pushed a Disney villain to evildoing? Serena Valentino’s new novel, “Mistress of All Evil”, is a look into the backstory of Maleficent, Sleeping Beauty’s malevolent foe. Check out our review and enter to win a Disney “Villains” prize pack!
Before you ask – yes, this is a novelization of that “Mean Girls”, the 2004 movie starring Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams. Homeschooled Cady Heron has a lot to cope with when she starts public high school for the first time. Foremost among her new problems: Regina George, the most popular girl in school and queen of “The Plastics.”
By now, the name “Beatrice Groves” should be familiar to MuggleNet readers. The research lecturer and tutor at Trinity College, Oxford, has shared tons of fascinating interpretations on our site, so it’s no surprise that we’re thrilled to be reviewing her book, “Literary Allusion in Harry Potter”, here today!
It’s been 30 years since the classic film adaptation of “The Princess Bride” was released (can you believe it’s only ten years older than “Harry Potter”?), and to celebrate, publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has released a breathtaking deluxe edition of William Goldman’s enduring tale of adventure, humor, and – you know – love.
As a fan of Maggie Stiefvater’s “Raven Boys” and “Shiver” series, I was excited to read Stiefvater’s first YA book in a while that explores a world totally different from those two. And though “All the Crooked Saints” employs a number of recognizable Stiefvater touches – mainly a memorable magic system and a reverence for cars – she has managed to conjure a completely magical world that’s much different from any of her earlier works.
A doomed prison escape attempt gets Callum and his friends Tamara and Jasper imprisoned in Constantine Madden’s old fortress by those convinced that some part of Callum’s soul remembers how to be Constantine. He’s determined to escape – until he learns that there might be a chance to bring Aaron back.
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.
In the world of “That Inevitable Victorian Thing”, Queen Victoria was an empowered forward-thinker. The result? Two hundred years later the British Empire is still going strong and corsets are still a required part of formal wear (except now they’re fashionable bio-tech accessories).
“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.
Tess Fowler wasn’t exactly sure what she was doing when she dropped out of high school; it wasn’t like she had anywhere to go. She knew only that the person she felt closest to in the world, Jonah, had killed himself.