Book Review: “Beasts Made of Night” by Tochi Onyebuchi
Book Reviews / November 1, 2017

In the world of “Beasts Made of Night”, aki are responsible for consuming the sins of the guilty by fighting and killing shadow monsters – manifestations of sin called forth by the mages who force the aki to do their bidding. This is the only world that Taj knows – and it’s about to be entirely turned upside down.

Book Review: “The Scarecrow Queen” by Melinda Salisbury
Book Reviews / October 31, 2017

“The Scarecrow Queen” is the eagerly awaited conclusion to Melinda Salisbury’s “Sin Eater’s Daughter” trilogy. In the series finisher, it’s do or die for protagonists Twylla and Errin. Either they find a way to destroy Aurek forever – or relinquish their world to his power.

Book Review: “Leia: Princess of Alderaan” by Claudia Gray
Book Reviews / October 23, 2017

I’ll admit that though I love the “Star Wars” films (I mean, who doesn’t?!), I’ve never read a “Star Wars” novel, though I know lots of readers who swear by them. I may be late to the game, but I couldn’t resist the chance to read YA superstar Claudia Gray’s novelization of Princess Leia’s teenage years.

Book Review: “Literary Allusion in Harry Potter” by Beatrice Groves
Book Reviews / October 15, 2017

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!

Book Review: “All The Crooked Saints” by Maggie Stiefvater
Book Reviews / October 10, 2017

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.