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See the cover of Scott Westerfeld's new novel 'Afterworlds' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Scott Westerfeld, the author of the extremely popular Uglies and Leviathan series, has a new novel novel coming out on Sept. 23. Afterworlds is a suspenseful thriller about a young writer, Darcy Patel, who arrives in New York City with a contract to write a YA novel. There’s a meta element: Darcy’s novel-within-the-novel, also called Afterworlds — about a girl who delves into a realm between the living and the dead to hide out during a terrorist attack — is woven into Darcy’s narrative as she learns to navigate life in the city.

Check out the exclusive cover to Afterworlds above!

Samantha Shannon answers burning questions about the next Bone Season novel. Plus, the cover! -- EXCLUSIVE

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Tons of readers became fans of Samantha Shannon’s debut novel The Bone Season, and luckily for them, it was the first in a seven-part series. At the outset of book two, entitled The Mime Order, Paige Mahoney is public enemy number one of the Scion, and the clairvoyant community is in total disarray. Take a look at the cover, revealed exclusively on EW.com, and read on as Shannon teases the next installment. READ FULL STORY

Take a first peek at Jodi Picoult's next novel 'Leaving Time' -- EXCLUSIVE

After last year’s The Storyteller, Jodi Picoult is coming back later this year (Oct. 14) with another novel centering on a young female character — only this time, elephants are involved. Read on as Picoult teases Leaving Time for us, and see the exclusive cover reveal below. READ FULL STORY

See new cover for Judy Blume's 'Then Again, Maybe I Won't' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Simon & Schuster are bringing Judy Blume to a whole new generation by repackaging some of the beloved author’s best-known novels. EW already revealed the other updated looks—check them out here and here. Today we’ve got a peek at the new cover for Then Again, Maybe I Won’t (above), featuring the tagline “Why can’t things stay the same?” What do you think of the, Shelf Lifers? These editions will be available beginning April 29.

See the cover of 'Consumed' by David Cronenberg -- EXCLUSIVE

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Check out the cover of Consumed, the first novel by Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg, due out in September 2014. This book promises to be quite a trip. Cronenberg has directed over 40 films with critically acclaimed hits like Eastern Promises, A History of Violence and Crash, all stories of intense emotion, twisted human impulse, ambiguous morals and well, violence. And from the synopsis of this novel — I’m guessing Cronenberg has penned something very similar for his first piece of fiction in book form. See for yourself: READ FULL STORY

Get a first peek at 'Golden Son', sequel to 'Red Rising' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Red Rising, one of this year’s best bets to become the next hot franchise, will be getting a sequel on Jan. 13, 2015. Golden Son continues the saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded among the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down Society from within.

In addition to revealing the cover of Golden Son exclusively to EW, author Pierce Brown teased the events of the second novel below. He doesn’t spoil anything but reveals just enough to answer some of your most burning questions: READ FULL STORY

Check out the interactive cover of Karen Russell's e-novella 'Sleep Donation'. You can poke it! -- EXCLUSIVE

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Whether with her bizarre novel Swamplandia! or her recent short story collection Vampires in the Lemon Grove, Pulitzer finalist Karen Russell has never shied away from literary experimentation. Now she’s tackling another form: the e-novella. The debut title from Atavist Books, Sleep Donation (out Mar. 25) will explore a future America in which an insomnia epidemic is affecting hundreds of thousands of people. Enter the Slumber Corps, an organization that urges healthy dreamers to donate sleep to an insomniac. Under the wealthy and enigmatic Storch brothers the Corps’ reach has grown, with outposts in every major US city. Trish Edgewater, whose sister Dori was one of the first victims of the lethal insomnia, has spent the past seven years recruiting for the Corps. But Trish’s faith in the organization and in her own motives begins to falter when she is confronted by “Baby A,” the first universal sleep donor, and the mysterious “Donor Y.”

For a novella with an inventive plot, legendary book jacket designer Chip Kidd came up with an ingenius cover design. “I’m in awe of Karen Russell as a writer, and the way she articulates her extraordinary ideas,” says Kidd. “It was a thrill to work for her, and to create a book cover that responds to the reader much in the way many of her sleep-afflicted characters in the story might. More precisely: what happens when you poke a virtual book jacket in the eye? This was so much fun to conceive and execute, and the illustrator Kevin Tong and the team at Atavist Books did a fantastic job of realizing my concept and making it actually work. I still love print, and hope to work in it for the rest of my life, but what it really comes down to regardless of the medium is a visual idea that is derived from the text.”

Give the virtual cover an e-poke here.

'Veronica Mars' original mystery book: See the cover! -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

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First EW gave you an exclusive first look and cover story on the upcoming Veronica Mars film, and now you can see the cover for the first book in the Veronica Mars original mystery series, written by series creator Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham.

The book, subtitled The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line, features 28-year-old Veronica Mars, back in action after the events of Veronica Mars: The Movie. With the help of old friends — ex-boyfriend Logan Echolls, Cindy “Mac” Mackenzie, Wallace Fennel, and even Dick Casablancas — Veronica is ready to take on Neptune’s darkest cases.

The book can be pre-ordered now before it’s available March 25. Veronica Mars: The Movie opens in theaters March 14. READ FULL STORY

See new covers for Judy Blume's 'Tiger Eyes' and 'Deenie' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Everyone from Lena Dunham to Mindy Kaling and Chelsea Handler have declared their love for Judy Blume, and now Simon & Schuster is bringing some of her classics to another generation of young readers. Two months ago we revealed updated editions of Forever and Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret, and now we have a sneak peek at Tiger Eyes and Deenie. (Available Apr. 29). Check them out below! READ FULL STORY

See the cover of Seth MacFarlane's first novel, 'A Million Ways to Die in the West' -- EXCLUSIVE

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It’s rare enough for novelists to turn their own novels into movies, and it’s even rarer for a screenwriter to novelize his own script before the movie even comes out. Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane wants to give you an early glimpse of his movie A Million Ways to Die in the West (out late May) — starring himself, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Neil Patrick Harris, and Sarah Silverman — in book form (out Mar. 4). And unlike the novelization of, say, Attack of the Clones, which was written by a seasoned tie-in author, it’s written by the director-writer-star himself.

Check out the cover of MacFarlane’s debut novel above and the official description below: READ FULL STORY

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