When Shelf Life announced film director Chris Columbus’ YA project House of Secrets back in January, the plot was still tightly under wraps. We now know a little bit more about the first novel in the trilogy (Apr. 23, 2013), including what the cover will look like! The novel is jointly written with YA superstar Ned Vizzini (The Other Normals), who is currently writing for the ABC series Last Resort. See the cover below, along with a quick chat with Vizzini about writing House of Secrets with Columbus. READ FULL STORY »
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What happens when two of the best YA authors out there write a book together? Only good things. David Levithan (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Every Day) and Andrea Cremer (the Nightshade series) have joined forces for Invisibility, the story of an invisible boy who meets a girl that can see him, and we’ve got an exclusive first look at the cover.
Here’s the official description: “Stephen has been invisible for practically his whole life — because of a curse his grandfather, a powerful cursecaster, bestowed on Stephen’s mother before Stephen was born. So when Elizabeth moves to Stephen’s NYC apartment building from Minnesota, no one is more surprised than he is that she can see him. A budding romance ensues, and when Stephen confides in Elizabeth about his predicament, the two of them decide to dive headfirst into the secret world of cursecasters and spellseekers to figure out a way to break the curse. But things don’t go as planned, especially when Stephen’s grandfather arrives in town, taking his anger out on everyone he sees. In the end, Elizabeth and Stephen must decide how big of a sacrifice they’re willing to make for Stephen to become visible — because the answer could mean the difference between life and death. At least for Elizabeth.”
Check out the full cover after the jump. READ FULL STORY »
2013 will be a double whammy for Stephen King fans. The big headliner may be Dr. Sleep, the Shining sequel slated for Sept. 24, 2013, but King’s other much-anticipated novel Joyland comes three months earlier in June from publisher Hard Case Crime. Joyland takes place in a small-town North Carolina amusement park, where college student Devin Jones arrives at the park to work as a carny for the summer, but he ends up experiencing much more than he bargained for when he confronts the legacy of a vicious murder and the fate of a dying child.
EW got a peek at the cover of Joyland before anyone else. Check it out below! The original cover painting is by Glen Orbik. READ FULL STORY »
Ralph Ellison, one of the foremost African American authors of the literary canon, fell in love with music before he focused on writing. That’s why designer Cardon Webb researched record art and type from the mid-century jazz era to create fresh new covers for six of Ellison’s seminal works. They’re a change from the muted packaging his books have been getting for years in that they celebrate the raucous, colorful energy of his prose. Click through for a sneak peek at the new editions — including Invisible Man, the posthumously published Juneteenth, and Flying Home — which will hit bookstores in September. READ FULL STORY »
Ready for the last drop? True, the third and final installment of Hilary Duff’s Elixir trilogy, doesn’t come out until Apr. 16 2013, but we have a super-early exclusive sneak peek at the cover and a sample chapter. Duff has always been one of the more enterprising former teen starlets, and her book series has earned a solid following of young adults who are enraptured by Clea and Ben’s travails. Check out the new pages of True and the full-sized cover art below. Enjoy! READ FULL STORY »
If you’re like me, you’re wishing time would speed up so you could get your hands on the next Tempest book by Julie Cross. The first volume, which came out early this year, centered on 19-year-old Jackson Meyer as he traveled through time to save his girlfriend Holly. Cross’ debut wasn’t just a page-turner — it was a surprisingly affecting read about family and loss. When talking to EW’s Breia Brissey about book 2, Cross revealed some vague tidbits about Vortex:
“Time-travel is definitely taken up a notch in the second installment. There are also a few new characters that I really enjoy writing. Readers will learn a little more about Jackson’s dad and some of the mysteries that surround him and his job. After a short prologue, the book opens about three months after the end of Tempest. Three months that Jackson has lived in full — the normal way, no time jumps.
Vortex and the paperback edition of Tempest are still a ways off — January 2013 — but here are the shiny new covers for both! READ FULL STORY »
Crime writer and board-certified forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs is best known for her Temperance Brennan novels, which were adapted into the Fox television series Bones. But Virals, her latest series, has been infecting an altogether different and younger crowd. Code, Reichs’ highly anticipated third young adult novel, won’t be coming out until March 7, 2013, but EW has a peek at the cover and a teaser excerpt. Check out both below! READ FULL STORY »
Little, Brown has released the cover for The Casual Vacancy, which is sure to be one of the buzziest books of the year when it’s released Sept. 27. Following the aesthetics of recent literary titles like The Marriage Plot and The Art of Fielding, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling’s first adult novel will sport swoopy script, solid colors, and minimal design. The checkbox on the cover is likely a nod to the political themes of the book, which takes place in a small England town roiled by controversy. The novel will be 512 pages long. Here’s an updated plot summary from the publisher: READ FULL STORY »
Ruta Sepety’s first novel about a girl’s struggle to survive in Lithuania during turbulent times earned her a passionate young following. That novel’s title — Between Shades of Gray — caused a stir owing to its similarity to that of publishing phenomenon Fifty Shades of Grey (the title is where the similarity ends). Out of the Easy, Sepetys’ second novel, due out in February, takes place in an entirely new setting. From the official description: “Known amongst locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie Moraine wants more out of life than The Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street. Caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine underworld, New Orleans lures Josie in her quest for truth, dangling temptation at every turn, and escalating to the ultimate test.”
Interested? Check out the exclusive cover and an interview with Sepetys below! READ FULL STORY »
Do shiny new covers make you want to re-read old favorites? I’m not ashamed to admit that re-issues are one publishing marketing ploy that I’m entirely susceptible to, especially when they’re done with originality and care. Vintage Books recently released Breakfast at Tiffany’s and other Truman Capote classics as e-books, but these new editions, designed by Megan Wilson, might rekindle your loyalty to paperback. Like Capote himself, the updated covers (coming this July) are stylish and daring with an undertone of darkness. Click through to see the seven re-issued covers, and tell us your favorite in the comments. Mine is Answered Prayers.
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