The final volume of "The Wicked Years" concludes a quartet of books set in the Oz universe created by children's author L. Frank Baum.
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.
To celebrate book lovers everywhere, this month we have a series of Author Takeovers. The first comes from the hilarious Maz Evans, whose book, "Who Let The Gods Out?", is a new, exciting, and brilliantly British, Percy Jackson-esque adventure – the first in a series centered on the Olympian gods.
This month's Author Takeover comes from Alwyn Hamilton discussing the trials and tribulations of writing a second book. The characters from her first book, Rebel of the Sands, return with Traitor to the Throne. We have three copies up for grabs for readers in UK & Ireland, find out more below!
The third book of "The Wicked Years" focuses on Brrr, the cowardly lion who was with Dorothy when she melted Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West. Now on an errand for the witch's brother, who has become the Emperor-Apostle of Oz, Brrr visits the Mauntery of St. Glinda on the eve of a battle between the Emerald City army and the secessionist Munchkins.
Looking for a truly mathematical book full of beautiful artwork and behind-the-scenes snippets? Then oh my glob, "Adventure Time: The Original Cartoon Title Cards (Vol. 2)" is here and waiting to be perused by you!
Move over, Tom Marvolo Riddle, and throw out your diaries. For this week's Author Takeover we are delighted to host Dawn Kurtagich, author of "The Dead House". In this blog she discusses the perils of possession, exploring the darker sides of "Potter" in relation to her own debut novel.
We here at MuggleNet were big fans of "Lois Lane: Fallout" when we got to review it earlier this summer, so we jumped at the chance to talk to Gwenda Bond, who's writing a new chapter in Superman mythos with her YA novels that follow the adventures of teenage Lois Lane.
The final book in Kelly Creagh's "Nevermore" trilogy, "Oblivion", is full of twists and turns that will cause you to ask yourself time and time again - am I awake or dreaming? Check out our review of the final chapter, plus an exclusive interview with Kelly herself!
Are you looking for something new to read? Are you interested in young adult fantasy and dystopian novels? Check out "Ascenders: High School for the Recently Departed" by C.L. Gaber!
Our Author Takeover this week comes from MuggleNet friend and fellow Potterhead Kelly Creagh, author of the "Nevermore" trilogy.
Our latest Author Takeover comes from Moïra Fowley-Doyle, debut author of "The Accident Season". Read on as Moïra talks about including tributes within her work.
Armada, Ernest Cline’s much anticipated follow-up to Ready Player One, follows high school senior Zack Lightman after he glimpses a UFO outside his Math class. The really weird part is that it isn’t just any UFO—it’s a Sobrukai Glaive, a ship straight out of his favorite video game Armada. Zack’s pretty sure this makes him crazy, just like his father was when he started scribbling about a big government video game conspiracy in …