Book Review: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

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The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle Recommended Ages: 12+ Already in the Table of Contents of this book, we encounter a mystery. The Kindle edition that I read includes eleven Sherlock Holmes Adventures in this book, as do most American editions and some British editions of this book. The very first edition, however, contained twelve stories. Fear not; “The Adventure of the Cardboard Box” will eventually turn up, most likely in His ... Read More »

Live Music Review: Molotov Jukebox Tour

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First formed during an impromptu busking session at The Secret Garden Party and led by Potter actor Natalia Tena, Molotov Jukebox are currently touring their unique 'gypstep' sound around the UK. Last week, MuggleNet sent someone down to review their London gig. Read More »

Book Review: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham

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SPOILER ALERT: If you aren't up-to-date with all the 'Veronica Mars' TV episodes or more importantly, haven't seen the 'Veronica Mars' movie, you might not want to read this review. Read More »

Fan of the Week: Sana – April 6, 2014

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SANA Age 16 – England GRYFFINDOR How did you become a Harry Potter fan? I started reading the series in 2012 just after the last movie came out and I was hooked. I still read them from time to time, but I find it incredibly hard to read them because I always end up in tears. It’s actually impossible for me to watch the very last movie (part 2) again because I’ll become an emotional wreck. ... Read More »

Book Review: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

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Release date: April 1, 2014 Pages: 258 I started reading The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin with little idea of what it was about – but even the little bit that I knew made it sound like an intriguing read. The jacket copy thrown around on the internet was enticingly vague: A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. His wife has died; his bookstore is ... Read More »

Book Review: Grim by (multiple Young Adult authors)

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Ringing-in at 480 pages, 'Grim' is a compilation of suspenseful and dark short stories, by 17 of today's hottest young adult authors. Even though the stories only span between 20-30 pages each, the authors... Read More »

Movie Review: ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack

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The second installation of The Hobbit trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug, premiered in theaters on December 13, 2013 and has since made over $258 million dollars at the box office. It's an impressive film, the one I prefer of the two, actually. There is said to be hours upon hours of special feature footage out there from the entire process - but you won't find any of it on the April 8th release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack. Read More »

Book Review: Empire of Bones by N. D. Wilson

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Empire of Bones by N. D. Wilson Recommended Ages: 12+ The third and final book of “The Ashtown Burials” features so many characters, doing so many things at once, in so many places, that even quite close to the end I couldn’t believe it was going to conclude the trilogy. I fully expected another cliffhanger, hooking us for a surprise fourth book, à la Brisingr. The good news—if you’ll pardon my relief—it really does end ... Read More »

Book Review: The Journal of Curious Letters by James Dashner

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The Journal of Curious Letters by James Dashner Recommended Ages: 11+ Atticus Higginbottom, Tick to his friends, is a 13-year-old science geek who gets bullied at school, trips over his own feet, and plays champion-level chess. Few people would guess that such a boy would have the makings of a hero who might one day save the world. Somebody seems to have guessed, however. Somebody calling himself M. G. (short for Master George) begins sending ... Read More »

Exclusive Interview with Lauren Owen

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Lauren Owen spoke to MuggleNet recently about her upcoming book, The Quick, and her history with the Harry Potter fandom. Read more for the full interview! Read More »