Tao Lin, the enigmatic Brooklyn-based author of post-modern novels like Shoplifting from American Apparel, Richard Yates, and EEEEE EEE EEEE, has put more of himself in his upcoming novel Taipei (June 4) than in any of his previous works. Taipei centers on Paul as he navigates the art and literary scene in New York, and it also follows him to Taipei, Taiwan, where he searches for his family roots. Somewhere along the way, there’s also a Vegas wedding, a shop-lifting expedition throughout the South, and massive amounts of drugs. Read on for Lin’s thoughts on Taipei. READ FULL STORY
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See the cover, excerpt, and Q&A for potential big-deal debut 'The Bone Season' by Samantha Shannon -- EXCLUSIVE
Get ready to question what you’re doing with your life. Samantha Shannon, a 21-year-old student currently pursuing a degree in English literature at Oxford University, has written The Bone Season, the first volume in a seven-book series. It has already been sold in 18 countries, and the film rights have been snapped up by The Imaginarium Studios, led by Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings) and Jonathan Cavendish (producer of Bridget Jones’ Diary). The global publication of The Bone Season doesn’t happen until August of this year, but we have the first-ever look at the cover, plus an interview and exclusive excerpt from the young author the Daily Mail has hailed as the possible “next J.K. Rowling.” READ FULL STORY
In May 2003, a new name in magical adventure arrived on the young-reader bookshelf: The Spiderwick Chronicles, which gave us the tale of the brave Grace brood (twins Simon and Jared, along with their big sister, Mallory), their missing father and a coveted one-of-a-kind tome that reveals the secret magic all around us. More books followed, as did a feature film adpatation and video game, both released in February 2008. The tenth anniversary of Spiderwick release is being marked by Simon and Schuster’s reissues of the books with new covers by Tony DiTerlizzi. We’ve got the first look at those covers below and a quick Q&A with Terlizzi, whose work also includes The Search for WondLa and The Spider and the Fly.
Fighting the frostbite, readers? We’ve got the perfect exclusive to ease your ails — the cover for Melissa de la Cruz’s brand new book Frozen!
The Blue Bloods scribe has teamed up with her husband Michael Johnston for the series Heart of Dread, which kicks off in September with the chilly first installment. Set in a dystopian future where the planet is blanketed in ice, Frozen centers on the 16-year-old Nat, a blackjack dealer in New Vegas looking to leave the city behind. She’s heard tell of “the Blue,” a palm-treed paradise that may or may not be real, but more importantly, a place where Nat can escape her past. Her only hope of getting there is a band of mercenaries led by a boy named Wes. But can they be trusted? Check out the exclusive cover reveal for Frozen below:
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It’s that time, Mara Dyer fans. The countdown to The Retribution of Mara Dyer, the final installment in Michelle Hodkin’s dark and twisty trilogy, has begun and we’re going to kick it off with an exclusive cover reveal and details about the release date.
Last we heard from Mara, she was trapped in a hospital at the mercy of those who would use her. She’d brought down yet another building with her mysterious powers. And the love of her life was (supposedly) dead by her hands. Still, she vowed she wouldn’t allow herself to be helpless. She would fight. She would win. And she would see Noah again. But Mara never imagined how far she’d go for vengeance — or what it would cost her. Check out the cover for The Retribution of Mara Dyer below: READ FULL STORY
Just as Brandon Sanderson’s final novel in Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series, A Memory of Light, comes out tomorrow, fans get to look forward Steelheart, Sanderson’s dark dystopian trilogy-starter coming out this September. Check out a sneak peek at the Steelheart cover below! READ FULL STORY
Ladies (and gents — no shame!), get ready to meet your next kinky businessman obsession: Mr. Bennett Ryan. Beautiful Bastard (or, as I like to call it, the Twilight fanfiction formerly known as The Office) won’t be released until February, but we’ve got an exclusive first look at the tantalizing cover to whet your appetites.
As we reported earlier this month, Beautiful Bastard is the latest Twilight imitator to score a book deal. The fanfiction, which centers on “whip-smart” intern Chloe Mills and her love/hate relationship with her exacting boss Bennett Ryan, first appeared online in 2009, but was quickly taken down by author Christina Hobbs after the attention proved to be overwhelming. In 2010, she began pursuing projects with her fellow fanfic writer Lauren Billings and the two revised The Office together under the pen name Christina Lauren, eventually landing a deal for two books — Beautiful Bastard and its sequel Beautiful Stranger. Think Fifty Shades of Grey, but classier (or so I’m told). So without further ado, check out the cover of the first book below:
Who can resist a man in a skinny tie? How haute couture.
Beautiful Bastard hits shelves Feb. 12. Fans of The Office, how does it compare to Fifty Shades? Better? Worse? Hotter? Kinkier? What do you think of the cover? Let me know in the comments!
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Karen Thompson Walker has had an earth-shaking year in 2012. A former book editor herself, Walker’s first novel The Age of Miracles debuted to excellent reviews (including an A– grade from EW) and will likely make it onto several year-end best lists. The novel follows an 11-year-old narrator named Julia, who comes to terms with a subtle but disastrous apocalyptic event: The world’s rotation on its axis has slowed down; days have gotten longer, which leads to all sorts of disturbing changes, both on a global scale and in deeply personal ways for Julia. The paperback edition comes out Jan. 15, and we have an exclusive look at the new cover below. Plus, Walker talks about her big year and gives an update on the possible movie adapation. READ FULL STORY
See the cover for 'House of Secrets' by 'Harry Potter' director Chris Columbus and 'Last Resort' writer Ned Vizzini -- EXCLUSIVE
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
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
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