Ready for a new dystopian heroine to cheer for? Then we suggest you check out Joelle Charbonneau’s The Testing, the first in a new YA trilogy. Sixteen-year-old Cia Vale only wants one thing: to be chosen for The Testing, a United Commonwealth program that takes the best and the brightest and trains them as potential leaders for the nation. So when Cia’s selected, she can’t help but be thrilled… Until her father shares his own dark experiences with The Testing, offering her three words of advice: trust no one. Check out the trailer for this electrifying debut below: READ FULL STORY
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It seems like the majority of high-concept young-adult novels boast some comparison to Harry Potter, Twilight, or The Hunger Games. Judging from the pre-publication buzz for Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave (May 7), this alien invasion page-turner has a chance at joining those series in the pantheon of not just popular but ubiquitous YA franchises. There’s an elaborate online campaign for the novel; more than 5,000 Goodreads users have already marked it as “to read”; and the early reviews have been very positive, drawing comparisons to Starship Troopers, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and Stephen King’s The Stand.
The 5th Wave follows Cassie, whose parents are both dead and brother is missing, as extra-terrestrial attackers track down the world’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother — or even saving herself.
We have the cinematic trailer exclusively below, as well as a sample excerpt: READ FULL STORY
With early readers-turned-fans such as Wicked author Gregory Maguire, Goosebumps author R.L. Stine, and Life of Pi screenwriter David Magee, Soman Chainani’s The School for Good and Evil is one of the most anticipated fantasy YA novels of the year. The first 496-page book in the trilogy — set in a world where two children are kidnapped each year and trained to become either a fairy tale hero or villain — will be published by HarperCollins Children’s Publishers on May 14, and we’ve got your exclusive first look at the appropriately imaginative trailer below. READ FULL STORY
Ready your tissues, Sookie Stackhouse fans! Though True Blood is still going strong (hey, Billith!), Charlaine Harris’ long-running book series chronicling the adventures of a mind-reading barmaid and her (many) supernatural lovers is finally coming to an end this May with Dead Ever After. We spoke to Harris about her future plans, saying goodbye to Sookie, and, most importantly (for this reporter anyways), what’s been going on with the Viking Vampire God known as Eric. But before you read our interview, check out an exclusive trailer for Sookie’s 13th and final outing, narrated by Ms. Harris herself! READ FULL STORY
Debra Driza’s MILA 2.0 is a high concept sci-fi thriller about a teenage girl who discovers that she is an android who was created in a U.S. government lab. If the title sounds familiar, it might be because a television drama based on the book is already in development with ABC and Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes. But before MILA snags a place on your DVR, let it take up a spot on your bookshelf. MILA 2.0 debuts March 12. Check out the exclusive trailer after the jump. READ FULL STORY
Aug. 23 can’t come soon enough. That’s the day The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones hits the big screen. And since the sixth and final book in the series doesn’t come out until 2014, we’re jonesing for some Shadowhunter goodness. Thankfully, Cassandra Clare’s Clockwork Princess, the final book in The Infernal Devices trilogy, hits shelves March 19. Princess will be just the cure for Cassie Clare book addiction, something we over at Shelf Life happen to suffer from. March 19 is only 26 days away. (Not that we’re counting or anything). But the great people over at Simon & Schuster offered up this wonderful morsel in the meantime. After the jump, check out the exclusive trailer reveal for Clockwork Princess.
The Madness Underneath, the follow-up to 2011′s The Name of the Star, hits shelves Feb. 26 the same day Maureen Johnson hits the road on her tour. Check out the official description of the second book in Johnson’s Shades of London series, and then watch the exclusive trailer after the jump. READ FULL STORY
Watch the trailer and listen to the playlist for Robin LaFevers' follow-up to 'Grave Mercy', 'Dark Triumph' -- EXCLUSIVE
A kingdom in jeopardy. A convent of female assassins trained in the deadliest of arts. Three handmaidens of Death who will fight to save their home from enemies on all sides. We heard Ismae’s story in Grave Mercy; next up is the enigmatic Sybella in Dark Triumph, Book 2 of Robin LaFevers’ excellent His Fair Assassins trilogy. Dark Triumph doesn’t come out until April 2, but we’ve got an exclusive trailer and a playlist for the book below that will hopefully make these next two months seem a bit more bearable. READ FULL STORY
Happy New Year! What better way to celebrate than with the exclusive trailer for Fragments, Book 2 in Dan Wells’ dystopian Partials Sequence?
Partials introduced us to a world torn apart by war between humans and the titular Partials, organic beings engineered to look like people. With North America reduced to merely tens of thousands thanks to RM, a virus to which only a small minority are immune, humanity’s survival depends on finding a cure for the deadly disease. Fragments sees the return of 16-year-old Kira, who’s left her home in East Meadow in an attempt to find out the truth about who she is. Her journey will take her into the heart of post-apocalyptic America, where she’ll encounter an enemy even greater than she imagined. Check out the trailer below: READ FULL STORY
'The Darkest Minds': Check out the trailer and read an excerpt from Alexandra Bracken's new novel -- EXCLUSIVE
Meet your next dystopian obsession: Brightly Woven author Alexandra Bracken is back and we’ve got an exclusive first peek at her new novel!
The Darkest Minds centers on Ruby, a 16-year-old who breaks out of a government “rehabilitation camp” for super-powered humans. Desperate and lonely, she goes on the run and joins up with a group of other children who’ve managed to escape the camps. Together, they will journey to a safe haven known as East River. But does it truly offer the salvation they seek? Or is something darker afoot? Check out the trailer for The Darkest Minds below, then read an exclusive excerpt afterwards!
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