Last fall Tahereh Mafi made waves with Shatter Me, her YA debut about Juliette—a girl who has the ability to kill people with a single touch. The sequel, Unravel Me, doesn’t come out until February. So to whet the appetite of her fans, Mafi wrote Destroy Me, a novella-length digital original to bridge the gap between the first and second novel. Destroy Me, which came out earlier this week, is written from the perspective of Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45. After the jump, watch the trailer for Destroy Me and then read an excerpt.
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If there is one person who should lecture us on the greatness of America, it’s Stephen Colbert.
The Colbert Report host has followed up his children’s book I Am a Pole (And So Can You!) with America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t, which will surely become the bestselling book of all time. (After all, as the cover proclaims, Colbert is already a “Number One (1!) New York Times Bestseller.”) America Again was published on Tuesday, but for those of you who can’t bear to read the book without Colbert’s own dulcet tones to guide you, we’ve got an exclusive clip from the audiobook. So sit back, grab a Bud Light Lime and let Papa Bear Jr. tell you about why America’s got the best health care system. (Hint: It’s the same reason Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is the best show on Broadway.)
It’s finale time! Not for the new TV season that’s just getting underway, but for Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s best-selling southern gothic series, which began with Beautiful Creatures. The fourth and final book, Beautiful Redemption, isn’t out until Oct. 23, but we have an atmospheric and moody trailer to whet your appetite for Ethan and Lena’s last, bittersweet adventure — even though their movie adventure is just beginning.
Also, in the spirit of going out with a bang, the authors have told EW their favorite pop culture finales. Based on their tastes, let’s just say Garcia and Stohl could totally work at EW if writing hugely popular book-to-film YA franchises doesn’t work out. Who knew they were such geeks? (In the best possible way). READ FULL STORY »
John Hodgman's 'That Is All' audiobook: Hear the first 10 minutes, guest starring Paul Rudd -- EXCLUSIVE
Today sees the release of the paperback and audiobook edition of John Hodgman’s That Is All. It’s the final entry in the writer and Daily Show contributor’s whimsical Complete World Knowledge trilogy, a series that also includes the best-sellers The Areas of My Expertise and More Information That You Require.
Like all of Hodgman’s work, it’s fantastically dense, bitingly witty, and gut-bustingly hilarious. The audiobook is particularly fun, as it features not only Hodgman but guest stars like Jon Hamm, Rachel Maddow, Patton Oswalt, Brooke Shields, Wyatt Cenac, Stephen Fry, and musicians John Darnielle (The Mountain Goats) and John Roderick (The Long Winters).
Check out the exclusive premiere of the first 10 minutes of the audio edition of That Is All, which features a fantastic appearance by Paul Rudd.
R.L. Stine is famous for traumatizing generations of kids (me included) with his terrifying Goosebumps series — but on Oct. 9 he’ll turn his attentions to grown-ups. Red Rain, one of the prolific author’s few novels for adults, tells the story of a writer named Lea Sutter who’s staying on a small island off the coast of South Carolina. After a hurricane hits the unsuspecting town, Lea decides to help the island get back on its feet and ends up adopting two boys in the process. She takes them back to her home in Long Island, but her husband Mark and their two children Ira and Elena are less than pleased. When strange things start happening around the neighborhood, Lea and Mark are forced to ask themselves how far they’re willing to go to protect the boys’ lives, especially if those lives might cost them everything they hold dear.
Stine took the time to talk to EW about his new book, his fear of twins, and his love of fan mail. When you’re done reading the interview, check out the exclusive trailer for Red Rain below. READ FULL STORY »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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