In an east-coast U.S. city, sometime in the 1800s, three children who have never previously met each other have a strange adventure together. Together and separately, the face a series of challenges that may determine their future happiness, their family's welfare, their personal survival, and/or the fate of a nature sanctuary adjacent to the city. All of these destinies are caught up together, intertwined, and depend on the qualitie...
Get ready to feel super with the supremely fun "Not Your Sidekick", the kick-ass story of high-school-student-turned-supervillain-intern Jess Tran and her crush, Abby Jones. This is the perfect book for people who love "Ms. Marvel", "Supergirl", or anyone who has ever taken a “what’s your superpower?” quiz.
The long out-of-print first novel by bestselling author Lev Grossman is newly available again. The slim volume traces a few short days in the life of Hollis Kessler, a directionless 20-something who sleepwalks through his life daydreaming about "Star Trek" and fanciful works of literature.
If you’re an avid follower of MuggleNet’s Potter DIY section, you’ll absolutely love "The Unofficial Guide to Crafting the World of Harry Potter" by Jamie Harrington. It includes crafts of all types, from décor to beauty to school and more!
Catrina and her family have just moved to a new city, Bahía de la Luna, in the hopes that seaside air will help with her younger sister Maya’s cystic fibrosis. Catrina is prepared (sort of) for leaving all her friends behind and starting over at a new school, but she isn’t prepared for everyone in Bahía de la Luna to believe in ghosts...or for those ghosts to be real.
Last year’s novel "Welcome to Night Vale" introduced the cult hit podcast to a whole new audience (not to mention giving devoted fans a longer narrative to chew on). Now, two volumes of episode transcripts (along with special new bonus material) have also been released in print. "Mostly Void, Partially Stars" and "The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe" collect episodes from the first and second year of the podcast’s existence.
It’s not often that we review picture books here on MuggleNet, but of course we weren’t going to pass up the latest release from author and illustrator Mary GrandPré, who also illustrated the original US editions of "Harry Potter". In "Cleonardo, The Little Inventor", GrandPré tells the story of Cleonardo “Cleo” Wren, daughter of Geonardo, granddaughter of Leonardo, and the latest in a long line of inventors.
As the July/August pick of Emma Watson's book club, Our Shared Shelf, "Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl" gives you a vivid look at the '90s riot grrrl scene in Carrie Brownstein's candid, witty voice.
Twenty-five years ago, planes dropped from the sky and ships ran aground, empty, signaling that Ireland was irretrievably cut off from the rest of the world. The Sídhe, ancient fairy folk, had vowed revenge upon the country that exiled them from their homes thousands of years ago. Their retribution is brutal: every adolescent will at some point be called to the Grey Land, where they’ll have to flee, fight, and hide for survival. For them, the ...
In the third installment of the "Magisterium" series, Call and his best friends, Tamara and Aaron, are back for another year of magical training. What’s more, they’re being celebrated as heroes for defeating Master Joseph and bringing the Assembly the head of the most evil wizard who’s ever lived. The only thing putting a damper on things is that someone seems to be trying to kill Call (again) and the terrible burden of keeping hidden the fact...
It may still be months until Season 4 of "Sherlock" airs, but luckily we don’t have to wait nearly as long for the latest escapades of another of our favorite detectives: R.F. Jackaby. The third installment of the series that has been widely hailed as a compelling combination of both "Doctor Who" and "Sherlock Holmes" has arrived, and it’s just as good (if not better) than the first two books.
Like the other fairy books edited by Andrew Lang, The Violet Fairy Book is packed with stories (35 of them) from many countries and most continents, stirring illustrations by H. J. Ford, and a captivating collection of magical creatures, brave princes, lovely princesses, plucky peasants, clever rogues, things delightfully familiar, and things surprising and unique. There are more than a months worth of bedtime stories here...if you ...
In this first book of his ongoing series titled The Keys to the Kingdom, author Garth Nix introduces us to a young hero-to-be named Arthur Penhaligon. He doesnt seem like much of a hero, at first; but, in what may be the one flaw in Nixs writing, we get a thorough introduction to the boys complicated background along with a lot of fussy, unnecessary details about his family life. It boils down to this: Arthur is the youngest, adop...
In the Preface to the fourth of his Many-Colored Fairy Books, first published in 1894, Andrew Lang notes that the President of the Folk Lore Society, of which Lang was a member, condemned Lang and others who edited similar books.
The third, and apparently last, of Kenneth Oppel's Silverwing/Sunwing novels is a pretty gripping story, but I was a little disappointed at the ending. Not because it was badly written; it just wasn't the way I wanted it to end!
The sequel to Kenneth Oppel's Silverwing is even bigger and more exciting than its predecessor.
Now, when you think of bats--not baseball bats, but the little leathery winged things that flap around in the night--I'm sure you don't think to yourself, "Oooh, how cute!" But amazingly, Oppel manages to make friends between you, the reader, and his hero, a runty silverwing bat named Shade.
Previously published as Jack Blank and the Imagine Nation, this first novel by a sometime MTV producer features a young hero who will appeal strongly to fans of Harry Potter, comic books, and science-fiction franchises such as Star Trek. His name is Jack Blank. And though he doesn't know it at first, he has super-powers.
Measle Stubbs is the son of the Prime Magus, the leader of all the wizards in Britain. His mother is a manafount; which is to say, she contributes a non-stop flow of magical energy to strengthen her husband's magic.
In the sequel to The Magic and the Healing, BJ Vaughan has graduated from veterinary school and started her first practice...in the magical world of Crossroads.