From agent to author! New York literary agent Seth Fishmam is switching things up later this month as he makes his YA debut with The Well’s End. The book doesn’t hit shelves until Feb. 25, but we’ve got an exclusive excerpt to share today. READ FULL STORY
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Kat Rosenfield, author of 2012’s Amelia Anne Is Dead and Gone, is back with a new YA novel, Inland. The book (due June 12) follows Callie Morgan as she and her estranged father move to the sea from the Midwest. We’ve got an exclusive first look at the cover (above) and check out an exclusive excerpt after the jump. READ FULL STORY
If there’s one thing that’s certain about Sith Lords, it’s that you can’t keep them down — particularly a mogul like Darth Maul. The popular Star Wars villain takes the spotlight in Joe Schreiber’s new novel, Star Wars: Lockdown: Maul, a follow-up to Darth Plagueis, taking place before the events of The Phantom Menance. The new novel follows Darth Maul as he infiltrates a space prison where no one is safe from harm and everyone is out to sabotage each other. But Darth Maul isn’t just fighting for survival — his goal is to obtain an object that will enable him to rule the galaxy. And he’ll have to endure more than just angry prisoners to be successful and stay alive.
Read an exclusive excerpt below, and then check out an exclusive audio clip read by Sam Witwer, whom you may recognize as the voice of Darth Maul in the popular animated series Star Wars: Clone Wars. READ FULL STORY
Alice Franklin is a huge slut. At least that’s what the small town of Healy, Texas, believes. In Jennifer Mathieu’s The Truth About Alice (out June 3), the point of view alternates between four of Alice’s high school classmates. Word on the street is that Alice slept with two guys at one party. And when one of the boys dies in a car accident, things spiral when Alice is blamed for his death. Only at the very end of the book do you hear Alice’s perspective. Says author Mathieu of her debut novel: “When I was a teenager in the early ’90s, I read an article in Seventeen magazine about a teenage girl in Minnesota who sued her school after tons of sexual graffiti calling her a slut and other awful stuff was written about her in a bathroom stall and the school never removed it. I remember thinking how isolated and scared she must have felt. That story just stuck in my mind and was a seed for The Truth About Alice.
I’m not a high school student anymore, but I am a high school English teacher, and it’s like nothing’s really changed. Guys with reputations are still considered cool but slut shaming girls is more common and accepted than ever, it seems. I wish it would change.”
The final installment of Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series doesn’t hit shelves until May 27. The good news? That’s only a few months away. The bad news? City of Heavenly Fire is veiled in all kinds of secrecy. I can only assume the manuscript is being guarded by lock and key somewhere in Idris. Fortunately, Cassandra Clare was nice enough to share a few non-spoilery details about the much-anticipated sixth book. (The cover was revealed earlier this month.) To sweeten the pot, she gave us an exclusive excerpt from City of Heavenly Fire. So, by the angel, read on!
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The Invisible, Amelia Kahaney’s follow-up to The Brokenhearted, doesn’t hit shelves until Oct. 17, but we’ve got a first look at the cover today along with an exclusive excerpt. The book jacket features an illustration of a mechanical hummingbird, created by Nathan Collins of Bose Collins. “I love, love, love this steampunk hummingbird soaring across the city sky. It’s as if the designers reached inside my dreamscape and plucked out exactly the right pieces of the story, then made something beautiful out of them,” said Kahaney. “The bird is so strong and constructed with such amazing precision, but there’s also a sense of fragility and delicacy in the way the parts come together. I can’t imagine a better image to represent Anthem Fleet, the girl with the hummingbird heart who, though she’s fast and powerful, isn’t always as unbreakable as she appears to be. The Invisible finds her fighting to save her city while trying to protect her heart as she unearths long-buried family secrets that will change everything about who she thought she was. I’m so excited to bring this story to readers, now more than ever.”
Excerpted from The Invisible by Amelia Kahaney with permission from HarperTeen/HarperCollins. Copyright © 2014 by Alloy Entertainment and Amelia Kahaney. All rights reserved.
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What had you done by the time you were 22? Anjelica Huston had lived in Ireland, England, and New York, practiced falconry on castle lawns with her famous family, and become an “it girl” model. In the first volume of her memoir, A Story Lately Told, Huston shares memories from the unique point of view of a Wes-Anderson-like childhood come to life, as EW described in its review of the memoir.
In the interview below, Huston describes some of her favorite stories with “Dad” from A Story Lately Told and the unique experience of recording an audiobook. Most importantly, she uses the word “chicanery”: READ FULL STORY
Alex London made waves earlier this year with Proxy, a futuristic thriller about kids who pay off their debt by serving the criminal sentences for wealthy children. Think a modern-day Whipping Boy. The sequel, Guardian, picks up where Proxy left off. “Syd has taken down the corrupt system of and left the world in various states of ruin. In the new world, Syd is the figurehead of the revolution and his bodyguard, Liam, will stop at nothing to save him. When people begin falling ill with a mysterious virus, Syd must travel back to his abandoned home to reverse the revolution he began.” Guardian doesn’t hit shelves until May 29, but we’ve got an exclusive look at the first three chapters today. Check it out after the jump. READ FULL STORY
Things are looking a bit Grimm for Nick Burkhardt — though not on your TV screen. Instead, author John Shirley has written an original novel based on NBC’s hit fairy tale series series. In Grimm: The Icy Touch, Nick and Hank are left to investigate The Icy Touch, a criminal organization that’s threatening Wesen into joining their operation. The investigation quickly sparks a deadly rivalry.
We’ve got an exclusive excerpt from The Icy Touch, including two chapters in which Nick, Hank, Monroe, and Wesen find themselves in a fight or two. Check them out below:
Breaking and entering with Johnny Carson -- Exclusive excerpt from Henry Bushkin's biography on the late-night king
In Johnny Carson, the late-night legend’s lawyer Henry Bushkin writes of his decades with the comedian: Tonight Show secrets, partying in Vegas, and helping Carson break into his second wife’s apartment. Below, a complete excerpt from Bushkin’s upcoming book, out Oct 15, 2013.
Johnny Carson, his famously puckish face obscured
by sunglasses and disguised by distress, led a squad of men with downturned mouths and upturned collars through a rain-swept Manhattan evening. Carson strode purposefully, and his four followers hurried behind, dodging taxis and jumping puddles to keep pace. Their destination: a modest high-rise in the East Forties near First Avenue. Their mission: a dubious if not downright illegal cloak-and-dagger caper to enter an apartment to which they had no title, let alone keys. Their identities: Joe Mullen, a licensed New York private eye, straight out of Mickey Spillane,
serious and capable; Mario Irizarry, his tall, gaunt aide-de-camp, adept at lock-picking and conversational as a clam; and Arthur Kassel, a security expert/crime photographer/police groupie.
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