Cuddlebuggery posted about a scandal in the book community. An author apparently plagiarized Harry Potter, and then made some fake accounts to recommend her book to other reviewers.
All sounds very shady to me. Apparently the book in question is Adela Arthur and The Creator’s Clock, about a young girl named Adela Arthur who gets transported to a magical dimension where she learns to use magic, fights a wizard whose name cannot be spoken, is some sort of “chosen one”, etc. There are more similarities.
This isn’t exactly “plagiarism” (which would be a word for word copy of parts of the text) but it gets close. At least it goes beyond simply stealing an idea.
For the full story, check out Cuddlebuggery’s blog post.