If the book, movie, and other movie weren’t enough, DC Entertainment will release the graphic novel version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo on Nov. 13, written by crime author Denise Mina and illustrated by Andrea Mutti and Leonardo Manco. We already gave you a super-early preview back in April, and here are a few more to tide you over until the release. First up: Check out Lisbeth Salander’s hacking skills in graphic novel form.
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Read a chapter of Becca Fitzpatrick's 'Finale'. Plus, an announcement about her next book -- EXCLUSIVE
Finale, the conclusion to Becca Fitzpatrick’s bestselling Hush, Hush Saga will be out on Oct. 23 and we’ve got an exclusive first look at it!
The Hush, Hush Saga follows Nora Grey, a teenage girl drawn to a mysterious boy by the name of Patch. In Hush, Hush, Nora’s very life is threatened by an ancient battle between immortal angels and those that have fallen, the enigmatic Patch among them. Its follow-up, Crescendo, sees Patch keeping more secrets from Nora, while she becomes obsessed with her father’s disappearance. In the third installment, Silence, Nora has forgotten the past five months of her life, but though she tries to go about her life as normal — hanging out with her best friend Vee, going to school — she finds herself entangled in immortal intrigue once again.
Nora and Patch are happily in love in Finale, but they must muster their strength to face one more foe in the fourth and final installment of The Hush, Hush Saga. Check out the eighth chapter below: READ FULL STORY »
Gayle Forman, New York Times best-selling author of If I Stay has a new novel coming out Jan. 8, and we have the exclusive first look. Just One Day is the first of a duet, with the companion novel to follow in fall 2013.
Here’s the official description: “Sheltered American good girl Allyson “LuLu” Healey has always followed the rules. Laid-back 20-year-old Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter has never been given too many rules to follow, so he just makes them up as he goes along. But when the two first meet in England at an underground performance of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, there’s an undeniable spark. As they spend just one day together in Paris, that spark bursts into a flame of love, or so it seems to Allyson, anyhow, until the following morning, when she wakes up to discover that Willem has disappeared without a trace. Over the next year, Allyson is forced to come to terms with the narrow confines of the life that has been built for her, and, haltingly at first, through Shakespeare, through travel, and through looking for Willem, to break free of those confines.”
Check out an exclusive excerpt and the cover reveal after the jump:
Rachel Cohn, co-author of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, has a new book coming out — and we’ve got an exclusive peek at it!
Beta tells the story of Elysia — a teenage clone created to serve the inhabitants of an island paradise known as Demesne. Born without a soul and engineered to perfection, Elysia is the dream servant. And yet, as time wears on, Elysia finds herself acting disturbingly human. She shouldn’t be able to taste or feel or love, but she does — and she wants more. Check out the trailer for Beta, out Oct. 16, and when you’re done with that, you can read the first chapter of the book below. READ FULL STORY »
The bad news? Fans of Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy will have to wait until Nov. 6 for the release of the sequel, Days of Blood and Starlight. The good news? You can read three chapters from Days of Blood and Starlight right now! EW got its hands on three exclusive chapters from the much-anticipated YA release which tease what everyone is dying to know: Where is Karou now? Check it out after the jump.
'Star Wars: X-Wing Mercy Kill': An exclusive excerpt of Aaron Allston's long-awaited return to the starfighter series
As a diehard fan of the Star Wars Expanded Universe — the books, comics, and videogames that tell stories far beyond the events of George Lucas’ cinematic saga — there was a line of novels published by Del Rey Books in the 1990s that was my absolute favorite: the X-Wing series. This magnificent nine-volume yarn set in the years immediately after Return of the Jedi focused on a quirky lineup of starfighter pilots fighting the good fight for the New Republic (formerly the Rebel Alliance) against the remnants of the Empire. It appealed to the deepest level of my Star Wars fandom. Why? Other than hotshot ace Wedge Antilles, these books didn’t feature any of the characters or plotlines from the movies. The X-Wing books are Exhibit A for how that galaxy far, far away is such a rich repository of storytelling beyond what’s on the big screen. Focusing just on the pilots, authors Michael A. Stackpole and Aaron Allston imagined Star Wars as a razor-sharp military procedural: think Horatio Hornblower meets Top Gun.
Since the ninth and last X-Wing novel, Allston’s Starfighters of Adumar, was published in 1999, the series’ stature has only continued to grow. Finally, after a 13-year wait, Allston’s tenth installment, X-Wing: Mercy Kill, is due in stores tomorrow. Check out an exclusive excerpt of Mercy Kill, which jumps ahead 30 years after the events of the last X-Wing novel, after the break. READ FULL STORY »
Beloved YA author Libba Bray is a notably versatile author. She’s written about a boy with mad cow disease (Going Bovine), a plane full of beauty contestants stranded on a desert island (Beauty Queens), and her signature period-paranormal Gemma Doyle series. Her latest novel — a potential franchise-starter called The Diviners — isn’t out until Sept. 18, but the film rights have already been snapped up by Paramount. It follows a glamorous group of young people in the 1920s who, aided by magic powers, find themselves in an epic battle of good vs. evil when occult-based murders come to light. EW is lucky to have a sneak peek at the novel with a brand new trailer and excerpt from the novel. Check them out below! 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 »
Read five chapters of 'The Rise of Nine', the sequel to 'The Power of Six' and 'I Am Number Four' -- EXCLUSIVE
After the 2011 release of the I Am Number Four movie starring Alex Pettyfer and Dianna Agron, plans for more films have been shelved for now — but the intergalactic saga continues on in book form. Alien-author Pittacus Lore (the pseudonym of James Frey) has written the third installment of the series, after last year’s The Power of Six. The Rise of Nine picks up where Six left off, after John Smith saved Number Nine in a perilous mission to the catacombs of the Mogadorian caves. Now, separated from the pack, John and Nine are as good as dead unless they find Six, Seven, and Eight … only they don’t know where to look. The Mogadorians captured Sam, the sole being who knew where the Loriens were to reunite. Time is running out and John’s life, his friends, and the fate of his race is on the line.
Can’t wait until The Rise of Nine comes out on Aug. 21? EW has an exclusive peek at the first five chapters. Read it below! READ FULL STORY »
James Dashner’s Maze Runner series has sold over 1.4 million copies and has been optioned for film by 20th Century Fox. Now his fans are anxiously awaiting the prequel novel that will explain the origins that Thomas and his friends inhabit. From the official description:
Teenagers Mark and Trina are riding the underground train home from school one day when their lives are forever changed. Sun flares have hit the earth, scorching everything and everyone in its path, and leaving Mark and Trina to fend for themselves as they fight to survive in a world decimated by natural disaster. Witnessing the desperation of the human race, the pair link up with others who also want to find a way to exist in the aftermath. Just when it seems like they may have a fighting chance, the remaining population is attacked. They’re shot with darts that deliver a death blow like no other – a fatal virus that affects the brain and can spread like wildfire. As Mark and Trina witness the effects of the virus, they and their friends begin a frantic search to uncover the source, and to attempt to end any further destruction before it is too late. Before the virus takes them as well…
If you want more from The Kill Order before its release on Aug. 14, check out the exclusive trailer and excerpt below! READ FULL STORY »
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