Earlier this summer Shelf Life revealed the cover of Vortex, the much-anticipated sequel to Julie Cross’ Tempest. Since then, the powers that be decided to switch things up with a brand-new cover. So let’s try this again! The updated cover features Jackson and Holly—albeit in slightly different clothes—and the tagline “There will be no calm before the storm.” Check it out after the jump.
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We promised you an exclusive excerpt from Ally Condie’s Reached, out Nov. 13, and we shall deliver!
As you saw from yesterday’s trailer, Cassia’s back in the Society, Ky’s working as a pilot for the Rising, and Xander’s hiding out as an undercover official. But what’s really going on? Only they can tell you. Check out the first three chapters from the conclusion to the Matched trilogy below: 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 »
The final installment of Ally Condie’s Matched trilogy won’t be released for another three weeks, but we’ve got an exclusive trailer to tide you over until Nov. 13 finally rolls around.
Told from the perspectives of Cassia, Ky and Xander, Reached picks up right where Crossed left off. After finally reuniting with Ky only to be separated from him anew, Cassia is now living in the capital city Central, working with the Rising from the inside to bring down the Society once and for all. Ky is stationed outside the Society’s borders, serving as a pilot alongside Indie, while Xander has been operating as an undercover official, treating a deadly virus that’s been making its way through the Society. When the plague gets out of hand, and everyone they love is threatened, the three must work together to discover a cure before it’s too late. Watch the trailer below and check back tomorrow for an exclusive excerpt from Reached! READ FULL STORY »
Launched in Oct. 2010, Superman: Earth One presented the superhero who fights for truth, justice, and the American way as an angst-riddled 21-year-old struggling to make sense of how his enormous powers fit into a world of mortal human beings. It was the first issue in the DC: Earth One series of graphic novels that re-envision the origin stories of DC Comics’ most iconic characters, and writer J. Michael Straczynski took full advantage of the wider latitude with the Superman mythology. In his retelling, Krypton was destroyed by an enemy alien force, who turn their attention to Earth when they realize it’s harboring their sworn enemy’s sole survivor. By the end of the first volume, Clark Kent had reluctantly become Superman to fend off the alien invasion, but his attitude towards heroism — and the Earth’s reaction to his presence on the planet — remain ambiguous at best.
With that preamble, EW can share this exclusive preview of Superman: Earth One — Volume Two, written by Straczynski and illustrated by Shane Davis and Sandra Hope, and available on Nov. 6. As you’ll see in the following pages — with Superman confronting a new enemy called the Parasite, and Clark Kent romancing a woman who isn’t Lois Lane – Straczynski and Co. aren’t shying away from taking the Man of Steel into darker places he’s rarely visited before.
Have you ever felt like a hopeless dimwit? Is Encyclopedia Britannica just not cutting it for you? Do you want to win friends and influence people? Then you’d better pick up a copy of The Onion Book of Known Knowledge, out Oct. 23.
But it’s too heavy, you say! I couldn’t possibly lift a tome so replete with knowledge all by my lonesome. Not to worry, there’s the Book Bjorn! This extremely fashionable carrier distributes the weight of the book across your back and puts it in easy reach so you can enjoy your copy of The Onion Book of Known Knowledge entirely hands-free! Check it out below:
Admit it, book lovers. You kind of want one.
Twihards, it’s only 28 days until the premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2! What better way to get ready than to dive into EW’s Twilight: The Complete Journey?
Featuring five years’ worth of interviews with Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, Twilight: The Complete Journey is the official compilation of our extensive coverage of all things Twilight. From in-depth set visits to by-the-numbers trivia to unique photographs, this book is must-have for fans of Stephenie Meyer’s four-part series. The best part? There are five pull-out posters based on past EW covers.
So if you’ve just become a fan or you’re looking to brush up on your Twilight knowledge before the end, then you’ve got to sink your fangs into this all-access guide, available now. And remember to buy your tickets before the final film’s premiere on November 16.
Are you a fan of mysteries, psychological thrillers and the paranormal? Then check out this exclusive trailer for the The Evolution of Mara Dyer, Volume 2 of the deliciously creepy Mara Dyer trilogy.
In The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Mara wakes up in a hospital bed with no memory of what happened to her or how she got there. She certainly has no memory of the accident that killed her friends. Still, she knows there must be more to it. When her family moves to a new state and she starts seeing hallucinations, Mara begins to question her sanity.
But Mara’s problems aren’t all a product of her imagination. The Evolution of Mara Dyer will see her begin to unravel the truth about her mysterious abilities, a truth that could prove to be deadly. Take a peak at the dreamy (and surprisingly racy!) trailer below: READ FULL STORY »
Robin Sloan’s buzzy, inventive debut tells the story of Clay Jannon, a former Silicon Valley tech guy who starts work at a mysterious bookstore and then embarks on an unusual quest to crack a 15-century code. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore ingeniously novelizes the ongoing divide between digital publishing and good old-fashioned cellulose books, and it’s also a funny, twisty page-turner that combines several sub-genres (read EW’s review). Check out a 10-minute excerpt of the audiobook below — as a bonus, Sloan himself makes a cameo as the audiobook narrator within the audiobook. Yep, it’s that kind of book. READ FULL STORY »
Rachel Cohn on her sci-fi novel 'Beta' and and her love of Captain Picard: 'I may or may not have stalked Patrick Stewart'
A couple weeks ago, we gave you a look at the first chapter from Rachel Cohn’s upcoming novel Beta. The futuristic story — which centers on a young clone named Elysia who finds herself feeling dangerously human — doesn’t come out until next Tuesday (Oct. 16), but we’ve got an exclusive interview with author herself to whet your appetites. Cohn took the time to talk to us about her first sci-fi novel and ended up dishing on her geek love for Captain Picard and Gone with the Wind as well. So read on and sound off on her new pen name in the comments below!
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Where did you get the idea for Beta? I’ve read quite a few of your books and it’s very different from the rest.
RACHEL COHN: I’m not usually this kind of writer. The idea came in a dream I had. I had a dream about a 16-year-old girl who was a clone and she was available for sale at the mall, like the same place you go to buy sweaters, and some lady she only knew as the wife of a governor came in and bought her. I woke up and I was like, that’s an interesting concept that you can just go to the mall and buy clones who fulfill certain roles. That’s where it came from initially. I don’t really think of it as so different thematically from the other things I’ve written. It’s just a bigger, more fantastical setting.
Was it more difficult to write?
It was more difficult in the sense that it was more plot-oriented than the things that I’ve written in the past. With [Beta] I really had to know beforehand. My joke is that this is my 12th published book and I’ve only now figured out that plot is important. Whoa. [Laughs]
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