We are joined by debut author Sophie Cameron to celebrate her wonderful new young adult novel Out of the Blue. Set against the backdrop of the frenzied Edinburgh Festival, Out of the Blue is the story of grief, love, and learning to live on. Supported by a group of new friends, Sophie's main character, Jaya, finds her feet, even when angels are falling from the sky.

Our March Author Takeover comes from Akemi Dawn Bowman, author of "Starfish", which is publishing in the UK next month. Her stunning debut novel examines social anxiety, toxic relationships, rejection, and the importance of being true to yourself. Today Akemi looks at the similarities between Harry and her main character, Kiko, and the paths they tread.

In our first Author Takeover of 2018, we are joined by the New York Times–bestselling author of How to Hang a Witch, Adriana Mather. A spellbinding story of witchcraft, ghosts, and a destructive age-old curse, How to Hang a Witch was partially inspired by Adriana's own family history.

This month's Author Takeover comes from a "Harry Potter" superfan, author Annabel Pitcher. Her new teen novella, "The Last Days of Archie Maxwell", explores the aftermath of secrets revealed. Published by dyslexia-friendly publisher Barrington Stoke, Archie's story is a heartfelt and accessible story exploring the boundaries of love – particularly upon realizing a parental figure may not be all that they seem.

Mostly cast as the villain, often without rhyme or reason as to why, witches have always seemed so mysterious. They are the opposite of damsels in distress, Sleeping Beautys, Cinderellas, Snow Whites. They are mistresses of their own fortunes. They have the power to change lives – their own and others’. They have magic.

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.

Book Review: “Wolf By Wolf” by Ryan Graudin
Book Reviews / October 21, 2015

How do you confront human monstrosity? Could you look your enemy in the eye? "Wolf By Wolf" is a howling, powerful must-read for 2015. This incredible alternate World War II history is a heart-stopping, world changing, truly unmissable second novel from "The Walled City" author, Ryan Graudin.

Book Review: “Welcome to Night Vale” by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor
Book Reviews / October 20, 2015

Jackie and Diane share a similar problem - a man who no one seems to remember has left them both with an ominous message: a note that simply reads KING CITY that they can't get rid of no matter how hard they try. They both find that this message is interrupting their lives in ways that are unable to be ignored, as Jackie begins to wonder about her past (and why she doesn't age), and Diane tries to prevent her son from getting to…

Book Review: “Seven Tears at High Tide” by C.B. Lee
Book Reviews / October 18, 2015

Dive in to "Seven Tears at High Tide," the enchanting story of Kevin and Morgan. This magical book puts a new spin on the Scottish mythology of selkies, folk who shift from seal to human. A romantic young adult tale full of beautiful imagery and a blossoming young love that will warm your heart. Debut author C.B. Lee deftly explores issues surrounding race, bisexuality, and mixed family dynamics against the sweet summer setting …

Author Takeover: R is for Railways
Author Takeover / October 18, 2015

This month's Author Takeover comes from multi award-winning author Philip Reeve. His new book, Railhead perfectly embraces the emotions felt by all Potter fans who have wanted to board the Hogwarts Express. A step away from the dystopia movement, this book brings mystery and adventure to a sci-fi Utopia of riches, wonder and hyperspace trains.

Book Review: “Half Bad” by Sally Green
Book Reviews / October 13, 2015

I first became aware of "Half Bad" around the time of its release in 2014, as its author, Sally Green, was being hailed by many as the next "Harry Potter." That - and this pretty cool stunt where she gave out copies of her book from a cage in Piccadilly Station - put the book on my radar, but I only got around to reading it recently. While Sally Green may not be the next J.K. Rowling (I mean, who is?), "Half Bad" is still a very…

Book Launch Report: “Carry On” by Rainbow Rowell!
Book Reviews / October 7, 2015

You may have noticed that around here, we have, well, sort of a thing for wizarding school and magic. So you won’t be surprised to learn that we LOVED author Rainbow Rowell’s latest book, Carry On (okay, we love all of her books, but this one is about WIZARDS and WIZARD SCHOOL and ROMANCE). Not only did we love the book, we were also lucky enough to attend the book’s launch in New York City at the Powerhouse Arena!

Book Review: “Simon Snow” by Rainbow Rowell
Book Reviews / October 6, 2015

The release of Rainbow Rowell’s "Simon Snow" novel, "Carry On (The Rise and Fall of Simon Snow)", has been one of my most anticipated book releases this year. The time has finally arrived – "Carry On" is out in the world and I couldn’t be more excited.