-The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd topped the 2014 Amazon bestsellers list, which the e-giant released this morning. The selection is composed of the frontlist titles published in 2014 that moved the most copies, including both ebook and print edition purchases. John Grisham’s Gray Mountain nabbed second place, followed by Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See—also the most wished for book this year. Lee Child’s latest Jack Reacher novel, Twenty Seconds Ago and Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies rounded out the overall top five. The Heroes of Olympus Book Five: The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan was the number one bestselling kids/teen book, and the children’s hit Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney was most-gifted overall. [Publishers Weekly]
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Mark your calendars: On June 2, best-selling author Carrie Ryan is returning to YA with a Revenge-esque thriller titled Daughter of Deep Silence. EW‘s got an exclusive first look at the cover (above).
“Daughter of Deep Silence is a revenge thriller and a romance, but it’s also a sharp and painful examination of identity,” Julie Strauss-Gabel, Vice President and Publisher of Dutton Books tells EW exclusively. “What does it mean to rebuild your life as a lie? How much is left of the awkward, shy-girl narrator Libby has cast off and buried away in anger?” READ FULL STORY
Sarah Dessen is synonymous with contemporary YA fiction. Similarly, Dessen’s book covers have a distinct look indicating you’ve got a Sarah Dessen novel in front of you. Her 12th novel, Saint Anything, hits shelves in May, and EW has an exclusive first look at the cover (above).
This is not a drill, folks. Those dark covers are on a Sarah Dessen novel, making it a pretty big departure from her previous works. Here, the author answers a few questions about her latest novel. READ FULL STORY
On July 28, New York Times best-selling author J.R. Ward returns with a new series, The Bourbon Kings. Her latest book won’t arrive until next summer, but EW has an exclusive first look at the cover (above) now.
Best known for her Black Dagger Brotherhood series, Ward’s latest endeavor is a contemporary story that follows the intertwined fortunes of several wealthy Kentucky families who have made their money from bourbon. EW has also learned that Bourbon Kings has already been optioned for television by Endemol Studios, the same production company behind Hell on Wheels, Kingdom, Big Brother and Deal or No Deal, among others. Here, Ward answers a few questions about Bourbon Kings. READ FULL STORY
In August, fans of Kiera Cass’ best-selling Selection trilogy got some pretty awesome news: the trilogy will be a trilogy no more. Two new full-length books are on the way, starting with The Heir due out May 5. (The fifth book doesn’t have a title or release date yet.) Now, EW has an exclusive first look at the cover (above), and below, you can watch a behind-the-scenes look at how it was made.
Here’s the official description for The Heir: “Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon’s heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn’t expect her Selection to be anything like her parents’ fairy-tale love story. But as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she always thought.”
Season 5 of Downton Abbey doesn’t premiere in the U.S. until Jan. 4, 2015, but on Oct. 28, St. Martin’s Press will whet Americans’ Downton appetites with A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey, the official tie-in book to the PBS Masterpiece series. A Year in the Life is written by Jessica Fellowes—the niece of Julian Fellowes, the show’s writer and creator. READ FULL STORY
Harry Potter‘s publisher, Bloomsbury, announced a new line of covers for the book series. They’ll drop on September 1st this year—but only in the UK. For everyone else, you can stare at them in their unattainable glory here.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Agatha Christie may no longer be with us, but her works are still being published — sort of. Thirty-nine years after the last Hercule Poirot novel, Sophie Hannah is adding a new twist to the story of the famous detective.
Hannah, the author of six mystery novels, is adding a new book to the Poirot canon: The Monogram Murders. The book will be set in 1920s London, around the time of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. HarperCollins, releasing the book on September 9th, describes it as “a diabolically clever puzzle that will test [Poirot’s] brilliant skills and baffle and delight longtime Christie fans and new generations of readers discovering him for the first time.”
Resurrecting popular book franchises is a new trend in literature. Last year, William Boyd penned a new James Bond book, Solo, with the approval of Ian Fleming’s estate, and the Conan Doyle estate recently approved a new Sherlock Holmes take to be written by Anthony Horowitz. Christie is one of the best-selling writers of all time, so it makes sense for her estate to keep her most popular character alive. Poirot has been in 45 of her books and short stories, the most famous being Murder on the Orient Express in 1934.
Check out an exclusive pic of the U.S. cover of The Monogram Murders below: READ FULL STORY
The cover of one of the most anticipated books of 2014 is here.
Amy Poehler’s memoir-esque book was previously described thusly: “Her original twist on the conventional memoir will have universal appeal,” according to It Books. “An illustrated, non-linear diary full of humor and honesty and brimming with true stories, fictional anecdotes and life lessons, the book will be a unique and engaging experience from one of today’s most talented and beloved stars.”
Check out a full picture of the very ’80s-looking cover below: READ FULL STORY
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