Against the backdrop of a world at the brink of war and ruled by the Machiavellian principle that “the end justifies the means,” "Birthrights" is an enrapturing story written by J. Kyle McNeal, the first of the "Revisions to the Truth" series.
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.
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!
We here at MuggleNet are big fans of Robert Beatty's "Serafina" series, which follows the escapades of a young girl who lives on the grounds of Biltmore Estate. Mystery, magic, adventure - what more could a reader want?!
With the recent announcement of Philip Pullman’s "The Book of Dust" - a return to the world of "His Dark Materials" - there’s no better time to revisit the classic that started it all: "The Golden Compass".
It’s been just over a year since author Goldy Moldavsky’s debut novel "Kill the Boy Band" was published, and now she’s back with her follow up "No Good Deed". Though "No Good Deed" isn’t a sequel to "Kill the Boy Band", it does take place in the same universe, and readers of Moldavsky’s first novel will enjoy nods to it in her second work.
We are SO excited to bring you a sneak preview of one of the fall's most anticipated YA books – "Nyxia" by Scott Reintgen. Read the first chapter AND enter to win an ARC!
We love author Gwenda Bond's "Lois Lane" book series, so we were thrilled to get a chance to talk with her a little bit about her latest release, "Lois Lane: Triple Threat", the state of superhero media, and much more!
While we’re all waiting on Philip Pullman’s continuation of "His Dark Materials" in "The Book of Dust", due out October 2017, we can tide ourselves over with Pullman’s very first graphic novel - "The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship"!
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.
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?
"The Sand Warrior" is the first installment of the graphic novel series "5 Worlds", and if you haven’t already heard how awesome it is, I’m thrilled to be the first to tell you! Plus, enter to WIN your very own copy!