In a young-adult literature landscape that can sometimes feel generically dystopian, author Andrew Smith has always delivered something wildly different. Smith’s The Marbury Lens followed a boy whose magic glasses allowed him to see an almost unbearably grotesque other-world; his most recent, Winger, gave us an uncommonly funny, envelope-pushing teen narrator. His seventh YA novel, Grasshopper Jungle (out Feb. 20, 2014), goes far into the absurd but promises to run as deep as this other novels. Seriously, check out the official plot description: READ FULL STORY
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The adventures of seventh-graders Prue and Curtis are about to continue. The adolescent duo travels even deeper into the dangers of the Impassable Wilderness in the third installment of the Wildwood Chronicles, Wildwood Imperium.
The fantasy world of war-torn creatures, mystics, and magic is a literary collaboration created by The Decemberists singer-songwriter Colin Meloy, and his wife, acclaimed illustrator Carson Ellis. The first novel in the children’s book series, Wildwood, was published in 2011 and graced the New York Times best-seller list.
Ellis worked closely with Meloy to develop more than 80 illustrations for the series, including all of the distinct cover art.
Take a first look at Wildwood Imperium‘s cover, and an exclusive except from the third installment of the Wildwood saga, available February 2014: READ FULL STORY
The final installment of Veronica Rossi’s Under the Never Sky trilogy hits shelves Jan. 28, 2014. And while there’s a long wait for the conclusion to Rossi’s much-loved YA series—it has already sold into 25 countries and been optioned for a film by Warner Brothers—we can at least reveal the cover of Into the Still Blue in an effort to hold you over. Check it out after the jump. READ FULL STORY
After almost two years since the release of the hardcover book, Simon & Schuster is due to publish the paperback of Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs this fall. But don’t mistake the cover photo for a clean-shaven Ashton. The paperback cover art will feature 29-year-old Jobs in the same fashion as the hardcover’s iconic black-and-white portrait. READ FULL STORY
Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale, the third installment of The Bane Chronicles (co-written by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan) debuts next week. But today, we can exclusively reveal the cover. In fact, EW will be revealing the all the covers for the remaining stories in the-serialization—one a month until January 2014. Check it out after the jump. READ FULL STORY
It will be a bittersweet day when the last installment in Ally Carter’s Gallagher Girls series hits shelves: On one hand, we can’t wait to see what happens next. But on the other… It’s the end! [Cue torturous sobs] That day is still a ways away, but today we can exclusively reveal the title and cover of the final book. Readers, it will be called… United We Spy!
Writing the conclusion to a series is always an emotional undertaking for an author, and Carter was no exception. We reached out to the writer via email to ask about her thoughts on putting the series to rest. “I can’t believe the sixth — and final — Gallagher Girls book is here,” she wrote. “I’ve been working on this series and living with these characters since 2005. Saying goodbye to them has been bittersweet, but I’m so grateful to be able to give the series a proper send-off. So few authors have that luxury. Will the ending make readers cry? I don’t know. All I can say is that this author cried buckets.”
Read the official description, then check out the cover below: “Cammie Morgan has lost her father and her memory, but in the heart-pounding conclusion to the best-selling Gallagher Girls series, she finds her greatest mission yet. Cammie and her friends finally know why the terrorist organization called the Circle of Cavan has been hunting her. Now the spy girls and Zach must track down the Circle’s elite members to stop them before they implement a master plan that will change Cammie—and her country—forever.” READ FULL STORY
I hate it when great YA reads fly under my radar. And that’s exactly what happened with Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds. Minds—the first in a planned trilogy—debuted last December and follows Ruby, one of the few kids to survive a mysterious disease killing American children. Ruby’s sent to a government rehabilitation camp at the age of 10, and now at 16, she’s dealing with powerful abilities she’s can’t control. I was admittedly late to the Darkest Minds party, but now I’m totally hooked on the series and even pestering Bracken on Twitter to send me an early copy of the second book, Never Fade. While my online fandom hasn’t yet produced a copy of book 2, I did manage to get an exclusive first look at the cover. Check it out after the jump. READ FULL STORY
Marie Lu answers burning questions about the final Legend novel 'Champion'. Plus, the cover! -- EXCLUSIVE
Marie Lu’s epic dystopian series, which began with Legend and continued with Prodigy, comes to an end with the third installment Champion (Nov. 5). By the beginning of Champion, June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic, and now they’re on the brink of a new existence — a country at peace, with hope of reunification with the Colonies. Both are back in the good graces of the Republic: June is working within the government’s highest circles as Princeps Elect while Day has been assigned a high-level military position. But just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies. War threatens the Republic’s border cities once again. This new strain of plague is deadlier than ever and, as June soon discovers, the Republic’s only means of defense could cost Day everything he has.
For fans who are itching for more of June and Day’s saga, we have two treats: the first look at the cover of Champion, and a teaser interview with Lu. Check them both out below! READ FULL STORY
Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Rees Brennan chat about 'The Bane Chronicles' -- EXCLUSIVE COVER
Longtime fans of Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series are certainly familiar with the High Warlock of Brooklyn, Magnus Bane. And now, Clare is giving readers the opportunity to learn even more about the immortal warlock with The Bane Chronicles, a special short-story e-serialization. Clare partnered with friends and fellow authors Maureen Johnson (The Madness Underneath) and Sarah Rees Brennan (Unspoken) to write 10 installments about Magnus. Entertainment Weekly has the exclusive cover for the first installment, What Really Happened in Peru, due April 16. Take a look after the jump, and then read on for a Q&A with all three authors. READ FULL STORY
What’s sexier than a fallen angel? A leather-clad, motorcycle-riding fallen angel. There’s still half a year to go until the release of Possession, the fifth installment in J.R. Ward’s sexy, fun, exciting — did we mention sexy? — Fallen Angels series, but you can get your first look at the novel’s fiery cover below! READ FULL STORY
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