This month's Author Takeover comes from the queen of retellings with a twist, Zoë Marriott, discussing her new novel, "Barefoot on the Wind", a darkly magical "Beauty and the Beast"–inspired story set in fairy tale Japan.

This month's Author Takeover comes from Joshua Khan, author of "Shadow Magic", out this month from Scholastic UK. "Shadow Magic" takes the idea of the Chosen One and flips it on its head…what if you were the dark side’s Chosen One?

This month's Author Takeover, on defiant voices, comes from Italian author Manuela Salvi, author of the bold and important novel "Girl Detached". Banned for "strong content" in her home country, the text has now been translated into English by Denise Muir and published by Bucket List Books. Like Harry Potter, Manuela knows what it is like to ask for her voice and the truth to be heard when it seems like society and the media have turned a…

This month's Author Takeover comes from our YALC Gryffindor Head of House, Non Pratt, author of "Trouble, Remix" and her latest novella with Barrington Stoke, "Unboxed". "Unboxed" is about four teenagers who reunite after the passing of a close friend. In her Author Takeover, Non turns her eye for complicated friendships to some of our most beloved "Potter" characters.

This month's Author Takeover comes from the fantastic Louise Gornall, whose inspiring and honest first book, "Under Rose-Tainted Skies", is released this week. This is an important and uplifting debut from a British author, which tackles mental health issues such as agoraphobia and OCD. Discover the ways that Louise sees the personal magic and strength you demonstrate in living with mental health issues.

This month's Author Takeover comes from wonderful debut author Rosalind Jana, whose first book Notes on Being Teenage was released in the UK this past weekend. Aside from writing, Rosalind has just finished her degree at Oxford University and runs a successful blog on everything "from the psychology of colour to feminism and the media." As such it is clear which character in the Harry Potter series serves as a mirror to …

This month's Author Takeover comes from Sue Wallman, whose first novel, "Lying About Last Summer", is published today. When those around you are prone to lying, whom can you trust?

Our April Author Takeover comes from debut author Michelle Osgood, whose novel "The Better to Kiss You With" will be published by Interlude Press later this month. Michelle developed her writing in fandom communities and joins a family of authors who have made their way into Interlude's ranks through the realm of popular fan fiction. Not only are these titles fantastic examples of writing with an understanding of fan culture and interests…

We read and loved the new book "The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle" by Janet Fox, so we're delighted to be a part of Janet's Blog Tour promoting the book! Today we'll be sharing our exclusive interview with Janet!

This month's Author Takeover comes from Eve Ainsworth on the eve of the publication of her second novel, "Crush". We all know that love is a powerful tool in the "Potter" world, be that tangled teenage emotions, first kisses, broken friendships, or family frays. In "Crush", Ainsworth explores what happens when the darkness takes over. Love can hurt. But should it hurt this much?

Book Review: “Sleepy Hollow: Creating Heroes, Demons & Monsters” by Tara Bennett and Paul Terry
Book Reviews / December 6, 2015

Resurrected from his grave more than two centuries after he was killed fighting for the Colonial Army in the Civil War, Ichabod Crane partners with Lieutenant Abbie Mills of the Sleepy Hollow Police Department to fight the evil forces that have taken hold of the town. With a foreword from "Sleepy Hollow" series executive producer Len Wiseman, the 176-page companion photo and concept sketch book reveal information that fans rarel…

Book Review: “The Predictions” by Bianca Zander
Book Reviews / November 21, 2015

"The Predictions" is a coming-of-age novel with a unique depiction of young-adult life. Written in a memoir style with an exploration of gender roles and responsibility, Bianca Zander's second novel immerses readers into the complexities of change.

Comics Review: “Monstress” by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda
Book Reviews / November 19, 2015

In "Monstress," Marjorie Liu has created a dark and twisted world of magic and chaos. The first issue opens with our heroine, Maika, being sold into slavery, and through these first pages the reader slowly comes to piece together the history of Maika's world. There has been a long war between the human race and the Arcanic people, otherworldly folk - sometimes with wings or horns or a busy fox tail - that are treated monstrously…

Book Review: “The Doctor and the Rough Rider” by Mike Resnick
Book Reviews / November 16, 2015

This is the Wild West you didn't learn about in your school history texts! "The Doctor and the Rough Rider" showcases an alternate-history fantasy, jamming Native American magic together with steampunk technology in the Wild West. This book stars Thomas Edison and Ned Buntline as a pair of inventors lighting up the streets of Tombstone, Arizona.