"Unstoppable Octobia May" is a book I wish was out when I was a kid. It's a rare example of a middle-grade novel that grate on adult sensibilities, and packs a powerful punch to boot.
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!
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.
In "The Iron Trial," co-authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare have begun a series that's bound to soon have legions of followers. The first book of the Magisterium series follows twelve-year-old Callum Hunt after he is admitted to a school of magic. At the Magisterium, Callum not only faces the trials of learning magic, but also of discovering details of his own identity that his father kept from him.
"A Little Something Different" is a romantic comedy for anyone who dabbles in drabbles, a college age meet cute split up into 14 different points of view. When Lea and Gabe bump into each other at the beginning of the semester, their chemistry is obvious to everyone around them, from their best friends, their creative writing teacher, the local Starbucks baristas, to the park bench and a squirrel. With a shared love of "Buffy", …
A dazzling continuation of Marriott's urban fantasy series. Previously, in "Name of the Blade", three teens in London battled a terrifying creature straight out of Japanese mythology. In "Darkness Hidden", the second book of the series, a whole new level of terror is unleashed from the underworld on to the streets, and Mio, Jack, and Shinobu will have to sacrifice even more to keep the world safe. All to protect the mysterious a…
Colette Iselin has had a rough year, but a class trip to France offers an escape from all her troubles. Once she arrives, Colette begins to see the ghost of Marie Antoinette, who appears to be murdering members of old aristocratic families all around Paris. And, of course, Colette soon realizes that she might be next!
"Can’t Look Away" by Donna Conner tells the story of Torrey Grey, teenage fashion blogger extraordinaire, after her younger sister Miranda is killed by a drunk driver. Not only must Torrey deal with the devastating loss of her sister, but the pressure to maintain her celebrity as a popular YouTube blogger.
"If You’re Reading This" by Trent Reedy is a rare breed of YA novel: one written for young men. The novel follows sixteen-year-old Mike, whose family is barely making ends meet seven years after the death of his father fighting in Afghanistan. When he least expects it, he begins receiving letters written to him by his father before his death.
"Faces of the Dead" has a fascinating premise—Princess Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte, daughter of Marie Antoinette, switches places with her lookalike maid during the French Revolution in the late 1790s. She finds herself living on the streets of Paris and soon becomes a ward of the talented wax sculptor Mademoiselle Grosholtz, the woman who will later find fame as Madame Tussaud.
The latest installment of "Amulet" - the bestselling graphic novel series written by "Harry Potter" illustrator Kazu Kibuishi - is available now! Read the official MuggleNet review!
In the weird version of San Francisco featured in the same author's "Love Story" trilogy of vampire novels—"Bloodsucking Fiends", "You Suck", and "Bite Me"—lives a textbook specimen of the creature known as the Beta Male. His name is Charlie Asher. He runs a second-hand shop (inherited from his father), shares a four-story apartment building (ditto) with his lesbian sister, and can't believe his luck when a beautiful Jewish girl…