Way back in the year 2001, the first “Harry Potter” film adaptation had just come out. The fourth book had come out a year earlier, and fans wouldn’t get to read the fifth book until 2003. In the midst of this long wait, fans turned to any novels they could find with a spark of magic. One of the book series I turned to was Jenny Nimmo’s “Charlie Bone” books.
Calling all Grishaverse fans! It’s nearly time for the nail-bitingly anticipated sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling heist story “Six of Crows”. Join us on the “Crooked Kingdom” blog tour as author Leigh Bardugo shares what she loves about our tour stop character, Nina Zenik. See which moments from “Six of Crows” MuggleNet has picked as our top six things about Nina, and enter the “Crooked Kingdom” blog tour prize giveaway.
Natalie is not like most other girls in her small Kentucky town, and it’s not the fact that she’s adopted and half Native American that sets her apart – it’s that ever since she was a little girl, she’s been visited by an old woman who tells her stories in the night. An old woman whom no one else can see, and no one else believes exists. And that woman, known to Natalie only as “Grandmother” has just told her that she has three months to save “him.” Natalie doesn’t know who Grandmother means, and the old woman disappears before Natalie gets the chance to ask, but the events that are going to change her life have already been set into motion.
This week’s Author Takeover explores the power of an ancient, elemental kind of magic that forms the background to our understanding of magical worlds today. After all, there would be no “Avada Kedavra” without “Abra Kedabra” and no magic words at all without the Djinni of old. Alywn Hamilton, author of the brand new YA novel “Rebel of the Sands”, writes about her journey through “Potter” and how it helped to release the genie of fantasy novels to a new generation of readers.
We recently announced a giveaway of Israel Grey’s “Dark & Day” series, where you can win one of 34 prize packs, including the grand prize of an autographed copy of the complete “Dark & Day” set! Now the author tells us more about the “Dark & Day” series and its place in the realm of sci-fi and fantasy.
This month’s Author Takeover finds Tess Sharpe reminiscing on the release of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” and its influence on her own writing.
This week, in our series of Author Takeovers, we’re celebrating the publication day of our guest Ryan Graudin’s new book: The Walled City.