Beloved YA author Libba Bray is a notably versatile author. She’s written about a boy with mad cow disease (Going Bovine), a plane full of beauty contestants stranded on a desert island (Beauty Queens), and her signature period-paranormal Gemma Doyle series. Her latest novel — a potential franchise-starter called The Diviners — isn’t out until Sept. 18, but the film rights have already been snapped up by Paramount. It follows a glamorous group of young people in the 1920s who, aided by magic powers, find themselves in an epic battle of good vs. evil when occult-based murders come to light. EW is lucky to have a sneak peek at the novel with a brand new trailer and excerpt from the novel. Check them out below! READ FULL STORY
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James Dashner’s Maze Runner series has sold over 1.4 million copies and has been optioned for film by 20th Century Fox. Now his fans are anxiously awaiting the prequel novel that will explain the origins that Thomas and his friends inhabit. From the official description:
Teenagers Mark and Trina are riding the underground train home from school one day when their lives are forever changed. Sun flares have hit the earth, scorching everything and everyone in its path, and leaving Mark and Trina to fend for themselves as they fight to survive in a world decimated by natural disaster. Witnessing the desperation of the human race, the pair link up with others who also want to find a way to exist in the aftermath. Just when it seems like they may have a fighting chance, the remaining population is attacked. They’re shot with darts that deliver a death blow like no other – a fatal virus that affects the brain and can spread like wildfire. As Mark and Trina witness the effects of the virus, they and their friends begin a frantic search to uncover the source, and to attempt to end any further destruction before it is too late. Before the virus takes them as well…
If you want more from The Kill Order before its release on Aug. 14, check out the exclusive trailer and excerpt below! READ FULL STORY
Love The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy? If you do, you might want to check out Year Zero by author Rob Reid, coming out July 10. In the spirit of nerdy, ultra-pop sci-fi satire, Reid’s new novel skewers the dysfunctional state of the music industry today — as experienced by aliens from outer space. Read the novel’s premise: READ FULL STORY
See the trailer for Melissa de la Cruz's second 'Witches of East End' novel 'Serpent's Kiss' -- EXCLUSIVE
Blue Bloods author Melissa de la Cruz is back with the second installment of the Witches of East End series, her first series for adults. Last year, EW’s Sara Vilkomerson wrote about the first Witches of East End novel: “De la Cruz balances the supernatural high-jinksery with unpredictable twists and a conclusion that nicely sets up book 2.” The follow-up, entitled Serpent’s Kiss, revisits your favorite Hamptons witches come June 12. Check out the trailer below! READ FULL STORY
The trailer and prologue for 'Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails' by 'Jarhead' author Anthony Swofford -- EXCLUSIVE
The 2005 publication of Jarhead changed author and former sniper Anthony Swofford’s life. The Gulf War memoir became a best-seller and inspired a film adaptation starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Swofford’s follow-up memoir, Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails (out June 5), examines his life after war and his complicated relationship with his family. He may have left the battlefield, but his story doesn’t get any less harrowing — Swofford recounts nights of excess and sexual conquest, visits with injured war veterans, and a near-fatal car crash. He also explores his difficult relationship with his father, a philandering, once hard-drinking, now terminally ill Vietnam veteran.
EW has the first look at the trailer and prologue of Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails. Check them out below: READ FULL STORY
Thriller lovers, get ready for an explosive debut. Like John Grisham’s The Firm, only set in the high-stakes world of Washington politics, The 500 by Matthew Quirk — who reported on crime and terrorism for The Atlantic — tells the action-packed story of a young Harvard grad battling his powerful but corrupt employers. Even though the book won’t be released until June 5, there’s quite a bit of advance buzz: The film rights have already been snatched up by 20th Century Fox. Check out the teaser below: READ FULL STORY
Ed Falco’s highly anticipated The Family Corleone, a prequel to The Godfather based on Mario Puzo’s unproduced screenplay, promises to tell the story of Vito Corleone’s climb to become one of the most powerful crooks in New York. But as you count down the minutes until May 8 — when the Mafia novel makes its way to bookstores — we have a wacky exclusive trailer that will remind you why we get obsessed with chronicles about “the family business.” Face it: We’re making you an offer you can’t refuse.
The trailer spoofs a notorious crime set-up. Two mobsters attempt to get a copy of the novel from the publisher pre-release. “What happens if I say no?” the man asks. Well, any Godfather fan worth their cannoli can predict what happens next. Everyone erupts into laughter and the makeshift hoodlums end up leaving with the book. Their “boss would consider it a favor to him personally.”
In case you were wondering, the thugs in the trailer aren’t actual characters in the novel. They’re just diehard Godfather fanboys eager to get their hands on the novel. Book trailer stars, they’re just like us!
Check out the trailer below: READ FULL STORY
In the world of book trailers, the clip below has Avatar-level production values. But it’s worth the big budget to please the legion of rabid fans who wait in eager anticipation for the fifth installment in Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series, coming your way May 8. The film version of the first book in the series, City of Bones, will star Lily Collins as Clary and Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace.
City of Lost Souls finds Jace freed from the demon Lilith’s captivity but horribly changed by her dark magic. Jace is now bound to the evil Sebastian, and the Clave must band together to break the impenetrable bond between them. Clary still believes that Jace, the boy she loves, can be saved — but she and her Shadowhunter allies in for a fight that will challenge both heaven and hell, and Clary must venture into the heart of darkness herself to save him. The new trailer focuses on Sebastian, and wow, we have every reason to fear his wrath. READ FULL STORY
'Falling Skies': New Dark Horse digital comic shows aftermath of Tom's abduction -- EXCLUSIVE TRAILER
Last summer, conventional wisdom had it that Falling Skies, TNT’s ambitious post-apocalyptic thriller about a ramshackle group of survivors facing an alien invasion, was executive producer Steven Spielberg’s answer to The Walking Dead. Both series featured an ongoing dialogue about security versus civility, multi-episode arcs about searching for missing children, barns that hold sinister secrets, and chopper-riding badasses. Though Falling Skies proved decidedly more family friendly than the AMC gorefest, it hasn’t been without its own shocks, and nothing was more startling than that season-ending cliffhanger that saw Noah Wyle’s good-guy history prof-turned-freedom-fighter abducted and sent on a one-way trip to the mothership. It was like a chilling, mirror-universe version of Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Now, EW has your first glimpse of what’s going to happen next. Before season 2 debuts on June 17, Dark Horse is releasing a digital comic that shows what happened to the Second Mass, rendered in all sorts of heroic, primary-colored poses, after Tom phoned home. Apparently three months have now passed since his abduction. Check out an exclusive trailer from Dark Horse, after the break, to whet your appetite for all things E and T. READ FULL STORY
If you have young children who are just beginning to master their A-B-Cs, a new book from Mo Willems is a huge deal, as anticipated by the whole family as the next Pixar movie. That makes April 3 a celebratory event, because the artist and author of such repeatedly fun-to-read stories about Elephant and Piggie, Knuffle Bunny, and Cat the Cat is releasing The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?
Note the exclamation and question marks, because the title is an incredulous remark from Willems’ most persistent creation, the Pigeon who wants to drive the bus, eat a hot dog, stay up late, etc., but now can’t believe the cute little Duckling got a cookie — just by asking!! “This is a story that had been percolating for many years,” says Willems, who last wrote about Pigeon in 2008. “Every time I would start a new project, [I could feel] him sort of pecking at my head. So this is kind of my revenge book. I’ve had him be frustrated before. I’ve had him even get what he wants and then realize that isn’t what he really wants. But I haven’t really had him come sort of beak-to-beak with the concept of injustice.” READ FULL STORY
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