It’s not often that we review picture books here on MuggleNet, but of course we weren’t going to pass up the latest release from author and illustrator Mary GrandPré, who also illustrated the original U.S. editions of "Harry Potter". In "Cleonardo, The Little Inventor", GrandPré tells the story of Cleonardo “Cleo” Wren, daughter of Geonardo, granddaughter Leonardo, and the latest in a long line of inventors.

As the July/August pick of Emma Watson's book club, Our Shared Shelf, "Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl" gives you a vivid look at the '90s riot grrrl scene in Carrie Brownstein's candid, witty voice.

Twenty-five years ago, planes dropped from the sky and ships ran aground, empty, signaling that Ireland was irretrievably cut off from the rest of the world. The Sídhe, ancient fairy folk, had vowed revenge upon the country that exiled them from their homes thousands of years ago. Their retribution is brutal: every adolescent will at some point be called to the Grey Land, where they’ll have to flee, fight, and hide for survival. For them, the ...

In the third installment of the "Magisterium" series, Call and his best friends, Tamara and Aaron, are back for another year of magical training. What’s more, they’re being celebrated as heroes for defeating Master Joseph and bringing the Assembly the head of the most evil wizard who’s ever lived. The only thing putting a damper on things is that someone seems to be trying to kill Call (again) and the terrible burden of keeping hidden the fact...

It may still be months until Season 4 of "Sherlock" airs, but luckily we don’t have to wait nearly as long for the latest escapades of another of our favorite detectives: R.F. Jackaby. The third installment of the series that has been widely hailed as a compelling combination of both "Doctor Who" and "Sherlock Holmes" has arrived, and it’s just as good (if not better) than the first two books.

The fifth book in Chris Colfer's magical #1 "New York Times" bestselling "Land of Stories" series takes you on "An Author’s Odyssey"! Fifteen-year-old Conner Bailey must venture into his own short stories to recruit help saving the fairy tale world and all who live there. With the aid of his twin sister, Alex, he encounters pirates, cyborgs, superheroes, and more. However, it’s a race against time, as the Masked Man and other dark forces are m...

The life of college junior Megan revolves around soccer, but her dreams of becoming a professional are threatened when her mother secretly registers her to be a Bluebonnet debutante - the most elite debut for young ladies in all of Texas. To avoid causing family strife, she attempts to conform to Bluebonnet’s exacting standards while finishing her soccer season. Being a part of both isn’t easy, especially when you throw in some catty colleague...

When 82-year-old Evie Snow dies peacefully in her sleep, she finds herself back at her former apartment building in her younger years and unable to reach her personal heaven. Upon discovering that her soul is too heavy to move on to the afterlife, Evie realizes she must unburden the secrets of her past life that have weighed her down for over 50 years.

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Tara Krishnan’s junior year of high school isn’t off to a great start: her best friend is spending the year studying abroad, meaning that Tara will be left alone to navigate the clique-filled halls of Brierly, where she’s never quite felt she fit in with her wealthy, mostly white classmates. To make things more interesting, NASA has just intercepted a message from outer space confirming that there’s life on other planets. In fact, the world so...

Best friends Kaz and Ruby should be in for the weekend of their lives - they’re off to the Remix music festival! Not only will they get to see their favorite band perform live, they’ll also have the chance to finally get over their respective exes and get some partying in before the summer’s over. Too bad both of their exes will also be at the festival…

Author Takeover: Katherine Catmull on Her New Book, “The Radiant Road”
Author Takeover / January 11, 2016

Today we are very excited to be a part of the blog tour promoting Katherine Catmull's latest novel, "The Radiant Road"! We absolutely loved this book - you can read our review here - and for our portion of the blog tour, Katherine will be sharing with us a little bit about the development of "The Radiant Road" and its journey to publication. Read on to learn more!

Book Review: “The Radiant Road” by Katherine Catmull
Book Reviews / January 10, 2016

Clare Macleod has just moved back to her childhood home in Ireland, a place she and her father haven't even visited since her mother died. It's built into a green hillside by the sea, and there's a tree growing right inside the house, which has been there for a thousand years. All her life she's felt the pull of the Strange, unexplained moments of beauty or oddness that seem otherworldly. It's only after she moves back to Ireland tha...

Book Review: “The Shadow Behind the Stars” by Rebecca Hahn
Book Reviews / January 6, 2016

"The Shadow Behind the Stars" is told from the perspective of the youngest of the Three Fates (yep, the ones that spin our fortunes), Chole, who, along with her sisters Serena and Xinot, has lived for centuries without ever really interacting with mortals - it's too dangerous. That all changes when they get a taste of their own medicine in the form of the beautiful Aglaia, a young girl who comes to them for help - or at least to blam...

Book Review: “The Cat Who Came in Off the Roof” by Annie M.G. Schmidt
Book Reviews / January 4, 2016

Annie M.G. Schmidt’s "The Cat Who Came In Off the Roof" was originally published in 1970, but its publishers are smart to reissue the title now - the character at the story’s core, Mr. Tibble, would fit in quite well with today’s cat video-obsessed culture. As Mr. Tibble’s boss points out at the beginning of the middle-grade novel, “Apparently you only ever associate with cats.” Been there, Mr. Tibble. Been there.

Book Review: “Cracked” by Barbara Leslie
Book Reviews / December 30, 2015

Danny Cleary has a cocaine habit, but that's not her only problem. When her twin sister is murdered and her nephews go missing, Danny and her brother head out to California to find them, and to hunt down her sister's killer.

Book Review: “The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch: Volume One” by Daniel Kraus
Book Reviews / December 27, 2015

This 625+ page novel follows the exploits of Zebulon Finch, a petty thug and criminal who’s killed at the age of 17...but somehow he doesn’t exactly die. Precisely seventeen minutes after he’s shot, Zebulon wakes up. He can’t feel pain, he doesn’t age, and his body is decaying (albeit very slowly). Zebulon doesn’t know why he’s been chosen for this particular fate, and, most of the time, doesn’t particularly care to find out. Through...