Our Author Takeover this month is dedicated to everyone headed to university/college this autumn/fall! It comes from Brit authors Lucy and Tom, whose novel "Freshers" is all about that first transitional year. In particular, the benefits of fandom and clubs for finding your people.

Our Author Takeover for July comes from Aisha Bushby, a debut author and Potterhead whose short story "Marionette Girl" is published next month in "A Change Is Gonna Come" from Stripes. #ChangeBook is an anthology of stories and poetry from BAME writers on the theme of change.

Our May Author Takeover is by Cat Clarke, whose latest YA novel, "Girlhood", is a darkly compulsive story about love, death, and growing up under the shadow of grief. Set in a boarding school in Scotland, the familiar halls are the perfect place for "Potter" fans to escape to in this compulsive, addictive read. Yet there are some sinister secrets that threaten to tear friendships apart.

Our April Author Takeover features Aliette de Bodard talking about something the "Potter" fandom knows all about: warring Houses. Join Aliette as she discusses her own House wars and the continuation of the beautiful "Dominion of the Fallen" series.

Our new Author Takeover comes from New York Times–bestselling author of "The Lunar Chronicles" Marissa Meyer, with her new novel, "Heartless". The "Potter" fandom knows all about characters with a predetermined fate, and we're well used to the idea of the Chosen One. In Marissa's "Heartless", we have a vision of Wonderland like none you've seen before.

When Mary Adams sees Millais’ depiction of the tragic Ophelia, a whole new world opens up for her. Determined to find out more about the beautiful girl in the painting, she hears the story of Lizzie Siddal – a girl from a modest background, not unlike her own, who has found fame and fortune against the odds. Mary sets out to become a Pre-Raphaelite muse, too, and reinvents herself as Persephone Lavelle.

The first of our March Author Takeovers comes from Gemma Fowler. Her new novel, "Moonlight", is an edge-of-your-seat sci-fi thriller with a contemporary voice. Gemma would be pleased as punch to find herself on the highest tower of Hogwarts. Her soul is still and always will be 13 years old, and her characters embrace teenage rebellion and refusal to blindly comply with authority, much like our Golden Trio.

Our final February Author Takeover comes from Lisa Williamson, whose second novel, "All About Mia", is out now from David Fickling Books. In this standalone after her first book, "The Art of Being Normal", Lisa now turns to look at family dynamics and the structure of sibling personality types.

Just imagine: what would your year look like if you read only marginalized authors? What would the world look like if we all did the same? And how many books do you read each year, anyway? If it’s more than 30, I challenge you to pick up every one of these. I know you can do it!

Today, our Author Takeover is by Sharon Gosling, whose Scandi Noir YA horror novel, FIR, is out now as part of the RED EYE series from Stripes Books. Set in the middle of an isolated ancient forest in Sweden, FIR has a menacing and claustrophobic atmosphere that haunts the misadventures of a family stranded, surrounded by the might and magic of trees.

Book Review: “Umberland” by Wendy Spinale
Book Reviews / May 11, 2017

In the sequel to "Everland", author Wendy Spinale takes us back to her steampunk alternate universe, where the world has been ravaged by a mysterious disease. Joining Gwen and Pete on the continuation of their adventures is Duchess Alyssa, determined to save the realm after the Queen of England is brought down by the sickness, and Maddox Hatter, the enigmatic gardener she’s not sure she can trust.

Book Review: “The Lines We Cross” by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Book Reviews / May 9, 2017

Michael’s parents are the founders of Aussie Values, a fringe political party dedicated to keeping refugees from arriving in Australia illegally. Mina, the new girl at school, openly challenges his assumptions about illegal immigrants in class – and is breathtakingly beautiful. Can she change his mind? Can Michael bring himself to defy his parents’ political beliefs?

Book Review: “Lois Lane: Triple Threat” by Gwenda Bond
Book Reviews / May 3, 2017

Lois Lane is back! When teenagers with superpowers start popping up across Metropolis, Lois knows she’s got her next big scoop. If that wasn’t enough to keep her busy, she soon learns that SmallvilleGuy is coming to town, which means that she’s finally going to meet him in person – and learn his name.

Author Takeover: Boarding School Survival by Cat Clarke
Author Takeover / May 2, 2017

Our May Author Takeover is by Cat Clarke, whose latest YA novel, "Girlhood", is a darkly compulsive story about love, death, and growing up under the shadow of grief. Set in a boarding school in Scotland, the familiar halls are the perfect place for "Potter" fans to escape to in this compulsive, addictive read. Yet there are some sinister secrets that threaten to tear friendships apart.

Book Review: “Stranger Than Fanfiction” by Chris Colfer
Book Reviews / April 9, 2017

When young celebrity Cash Carter joins a group of fans on a pre-college road trip unexpectedly, they think they've won the lottery. Their idol, however, proves to be human like the rest of them, bringing long-hidden secrets out into the light, which will change their lives forever.