The final installment of The Forsaken trilogy won’t hit shelves until July 8, 2014, but you can read an exclusive excerpt of The Defiant today! This series has been one of my under-the-radar YA favorites, and I can’t wait to read the sure-to-be-epic conclusion. Author Lisa M. Stasse emailed us a few thoughts about the cover and book: “Lizzy Bromley designed the covers for The Forsaken and The Uprising as well. I am totally in love with her work. It’s so unusual, eye-catching, and futuristic,” she said. “The cover for The Defiant has a lot of secret meanings hidden in it—including the color choices, and the two figures on the front. This is the last book in the trilogy, so all the mysteries get answered, but at the same time, there are some new twists and surprises. The characters have to decide what sides they must take, even if it goes against their instincts.” READ FULL STORY
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Judy Blume is just as relevant today as she was two decades ago, so it makes sense that Simon & Schuster is re-packaging some of her best-known titles for today’s YA set. Now a whole new generation can hide Forever from their parents. See the updated covers of Forever and Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret. below: READ FULL STORY
Now that Charlaine Harris has driven a stake into her Sookie Stackhouse series, she’s starting over with a brand new planned trilogy. Midnight Crossroad, coming in May 2014, will kick off the series. Harris gave EW a little tease into the upcoming novel: READ FULL STORY
The wait is almost over! Timestorm, the final installment in Julie Cross’s Tempest trilogy, hits shelves Jan. 28. And we’ve got a first look at the cover! As the battle between the Tempest Division and Eyewall comes to an end, the world Jackson Meyer once knew is a place forever marked by the detrimental effects of time travel. Here’s what Cross had to say about the book when we talked earlier this year: “Pretty much all the remaining questions left—as far as the world and how it became what it became—are going to be answered in the first 30 percent of the book. And then the rest is going to be to deal with this new conflict that arises and another new one after that…. I think people will get everything that they want in book three. There’s a lot of questions answered in the beginning that just makes you feel like you can relax and just enjoy the rest of the book. There’s still tension and mystery up until the end, but I’m not just turning the pages to have this one question answered.” But why wait until January for the epic conclusion? Read an exclusive excerpt from Timestorm after the jump. READ FULL STORY
Now that fall is in full swing, it’s probably not the best time to discuss your next go-to summer read. And yet, here we are. We Were Liars, a new YA novel by E. Lockhart, doesn’t hit shelves until May 13, 2014. But you’re going to want to remember the title. Liars details the summers of a girl who harbors a dark secret, and delivers a satisfying, but shocking twist ending. From the official description:
“A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
EW has the exclusive first look at the cover of We Were Liars, which has the John Green stamp of approval. What do you think, Shelf Lifers? Will you add Liars to your to-read list?
The rise comes before the fall. (I know it’s technically “pride,” but I think Magnus Bane would still approve.) The fifth installment of The Bane Chronicles was titled The Rise of the Hotel Dumort. And the seventh installment, which debuts Oct. 15, is aptly titled The Fall of the Hotel Dumort. From the official description: “Magnus Bane watches the once-glamorous Hotel Dumort become something else altogether in 1970s New York City. Fifty years after the Jazz Age rise of the Hotel Dumort, immortal warlock Magnus Bane knows the Manhattan landmark is on the decline. The once-beautiful Hotel Dumort has fallen into a decayed thing, a ruin, as dead as a place can be. But the vampires don’t mind…” Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson teamed up for Fall. Make sure you check back next month for cover reveal No. 8.
To the many readers who loved being weirded out by Ransom Riggs’ best-selling Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, the follow-up promises to be equally eerie. Hollow City won’t hit shelves until January, but check out the creepy cover — which features one of the many found photos from the book — and the official description below: READ FULL STORY
Filmmaker and horror aficionado Guillermo del Toro has produced a new scary series — of books. The mind behind Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy and this year’s Pacific Rim partnered with Penguin Classics to curate the Penguin Horror hardcover series, featuring his favorite horror, sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal stories.
“To learn what we fear is to learn who we are,” del Toro wrote in his series introduction, an essay titled “Haunted Castles, Dark Mirrors: On the Penguin Horror Series.”
EW obtained the exclusive cover art for each of the six books. Designed and illustrated by Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, the neon ink covers highlight significant imagery from each.
The series includes: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories by H.P. Lovecraft, The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe, Haunted Castles by Ray Russell (a Penguin Classics debut), Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and American Supernatural Tales with stories by Stephen King, Shirley Jackson and more.
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The sequel to Soman Chainani’s The School for Good and Evil doesn’t hit shelves until April 15, but we’ve got an exclusive first look at the cover of A World Without Princes today. Take a look at the snazzy new art, and then read on for our chat with Chainani about his series, the movie adaptation, and what you can expect from his much-anticipated sequel. READ FULL STORY
The zombie apocalypse may be looming after all: The monster fad is about to invade your kitchen.
From the publishers of Fifty Shades of Chicken comes The Snacking Dead (Oct. 29) a parody-within-a-cookbook featuring recipes and food photography of 50 eerily delicious finger foods. Not only is the recipe book stuffed with snack ideas such as Guac and Load Guacamole, Sticky Ribs, and Cold-Blooded Ice Cream Sandwiches, it also shares tips for cooking in tricky and direful situations and features a zombie story in addition to the photos and snacks.
This exclusive cover art may look more gruesome than appetizing. But if the walking dead do ever plague the world, some snacking secrets may come in handy so you don’t become one yourself.
The Snacking Dead by D.B. Walker (see what they did there?) is on sale this October.
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