I hate it when great YA reads fly under my radar. And that’s exactly what happened with Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds. Minds—the first in a planned trilogy—debuted last December and follows Ruby, one of the few kids to survive a mysterious disease killing American children. Ruby’s sent to a government rehabilitation camp at the age of 10, and now at 16, she’s dealing with powerful abilities she’s can’t control. I was admittedly late to the Darkest Minds party, but now I’m totally hooked on the series and even pestering Bracken on Twitter to send me an early copy of the second book, Never Fade. While my online fandom hasn’t yet produced a copy of book 2, I did manage to get an exclusive first look at the cover. Check it out after the jump. READ FULL STORY »
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Read an exclusive excerpt from 'Beautiful Stranger,' the follow-up to the steamy 'Twilight' fanfic 'Beautiful Bastard'
“I have a strong urge to devour you.”
That’s one of the tamer lines from the prologue to Christina Lauren’s Beautiful Stranger, a companion novel to the deliciously steamy Beautiful Bastard. For those of you who can stand the heat (and trust me, it gets hot!), we’ve got an exclusive first look at the follow-up below.
Beautiful Stranger centers on Sara Dillon, a finance whiz who ditches her philandering boyfriend and moves to New York for a new start. There, she meets Max Stella, the ravishing British playboy with big hands and a fetish for naughty photographs, and what was supposed to be a one-night stand develops into a full-fledged fling (translation: they have a lot of sex). Oh, and just in case you were wondering about Miss Mills and Mr. Ryan, they put in an appearance too (but not in that way!). So if you like your hook-ups early and plentiful (as opposed to 40% of the way in, like another popular erotic fanfic), check out the prologue to Beautiful Stranger: READ FULL STORY »
The downside to a trilogy you love is that after book 3, it’s all over. I tore through Emblaze (out March 5), the third book in Jessica Shirvington’s Embrace series, thinking that the end was right around the corner. But you have to love life’s little surprises: There are two more books in the series. If you’ve managed to miss out on this must-read, now’s the time to catch up. Especially before the TV version hits the air. (The CW is developing an hourlong drama based on the books.) Check out this interview with author Shirvington, and then click through for an exclusive excerpt from Emblaze. READ FULL STORY »
Does anyone really need more crap in their lives? Probably not. But perhaps you can make an exception for DC Pierson’s Crap Kingdom (out March 7). In Kingdom, Pierson tells the tale of Tom, whose fate is sealed with a mysterious, yet oddly ordinary-looking prophecy. Tom finds himself in a magical kingdom to be its Chosen One. Unfortunately, things don’t quite meet his expectations: The kingdom is mostly made of garbage from Earth. READ FULL STORY »
The Elite, the sequel to last year’s The Selection doesn’t hit shelves until April 23. But until then, whet your appetite with some Kiera Cass novella goodness: The Prince (available exclusively in e-format March 5) is a short story that takes place within the timeline of The Selection. On her blog, author Cass explained that the novella came about after her editor raised many questions during the editing process of The Selection. “Some of [the questions] led me to start looking at things the way other people in the stories would see them,” Cass wrote. “In the end, I wrote two scenes from different POVs, one from Aspen’s and one from Maxon’s.” READ FULL STORY »
Bucking the trend of the many post-apocalyptic series that are all the rage right now, Alexandra Coutts’ new YA novel Tumble & Fall is a standalone novel set in the present day, not the future. So think pre-apocalyptic drama. Here’s the official description: “The world is spinning in the shadow of oncoming disaster. An asteroid is set to strike the earth in just one week’s time; catastrophe is unavoidable. The question isn’t how to save the world — the question is, What to do with the time that’s left? Against this stark backdrop, three teens are swept up into intertwining stories of love, friendship and family—all with the ultimate stakes at hand.”
Is your interest piqued? We can exclusively reveal the cover and share an excerpt after the jump. READ FULL STORY »
Requiem, the final installment of Lauren Oliver’s Delirium series hits shelves March 5. That same day, the Delirium Stories, which features the novellas Hanna, Annabel, and Raven will be released in paperback. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait until March to read the first two chapters of Raven, which is told from—you guessed it—Raven’s point of view. Check it out after the jump. READ FULL STORY »
Fans of Attachments author Rainbow Rowell, rejoice! Rowell makes her YA debut with Eleanor & Park (out today), which Rowell describes as a combination of Juno, Romeo and Juliet, and a few choice episodes of Dawson’s Creek. (“Minus pregnancy, poison, and Dawson” natch.) Here, Rowell answers some of our burning questions about the novel. After that, click through to read an exclusive excerpt of Eleanor & Park. READ FULL STORY »
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 »
Just before the film version of Isaac Marion’s alternately hilarious and gruesome novel Warm Bodies hits the big screen, Marion will give us another bloody taste of his zombie-infested world. The New Hunger, a prequel to Warm Bodies, will be released as an eBook Jan. 28 exclusively by Zola Books. It’ll give fans an intriguing look at brain-muncher-with-a-heart-of-gold R — played by Nicholas Hoult in the movie — before he fell in love with Julie (Teresa Palmer), who’s also featured in the prequel.
The New Hunger will take place soon after the natural disasters and government collapse that made Earth a crawling ground for hungry corpses. Separated from their parents, 16-year-old Nora and her younger brother Addis fight to escape zombies that are pursuing them. Meanwhile, R wakes up in the woods with no memory of who he is, and Julie is stuck on an odd road trip with her parents.
Before the publication date, EW has a sneak peek at The New Hunger. Check it out below: READ FULL STORY »
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