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See the cover for 'The Heir,' Kiera Cass' new Selection novel

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In August, fans of Kiera Cass’ best-selling Selection trilogy got some pretty awesome news: the trilogy will be a trilogy no more. Two new full-length books are on the way, starting with The Heir due out May 5. (The fifth book doesn’t have a title or release date yet.) Now, EW has an exclusive first look at the cover (above), and below, you can watch a behind-the-scenes look at how it was made.

Here’s the official description for The Heir: “Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon’s heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn’t expect her Selection to be anything like her parents’ fairy-tale love story. But as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she always thought.”

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New York Comic-Con: The biggest comic news from this year's show

While it isn’t quite the pop culture juggernaut that San Diego Comic-Con has become, New York Comic-Con is still a very big, very crowded show with lots to see and do. However, not having the media circus that is Hall H comes with its perks: NYCC feels much more focused on comics—even if there aren’t as many new titles announced.

This year was a bit light on comics news when compared to San Diego, but the industry has a large number of conventions held throughout the year, and big news can come out of any of them. Here’s the most exciting stuff to come out of New York last weekend:

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On the Books: John Green celebrates 10 years since debut 'Looking for Alaska'

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- Bestselling young adult author John Green unveiled the cover of a special 10th-anniversary edition of his debut novel Looking for Alaska via Twitter yesterday. Green said on his Tumblr that the new cover was designed by Rodrigo Corral, the man behind the now ubiquitous cover of his young adult sensation and The Fault in Our Stars. He also shared that the new edition of the award-winning book—which became a bestseller in 2012, seven years after its release—will include a new introduction, an in-depth Q&A, editor notes and a few scenes that were cut from early drafts of the work.

“It’s hard to believe that ten years have passed,” Green wrote. “I feel so lucky that Alaska is still in print and still finding readers (some of whom were in preschool when it was first published). Thanks to everyone who has read it and shared it this past decade, and I hope you enjoy the anniversary edition,” currently available for preorder. Alaska is the coming-of-age story of new boarding school student Miles Halter who falls in love with a girl named Alaska. Green announced this spring that Alaska was being developed for the big screen by Sarah Polley, several weeks after the release of Josh Boone’s smash-hit adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars.  READ FULL STORY

Cassandra Clare and co. to launch Shadowhunter e-series

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The Mortal Instruments series may have come to an epic conclusion earlier this year, but author Cassandra Clare is far from done telling Shadowhunter tales. Case in point: EW has learned that Clare will partner with bestselling authors Sarah Rees Brennan, Robin Wasserman, and Maureen Johnson for a new series of e-novellas titled Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy.

The series will launch with one story a month beginning in February, in the same vein as Clare’s Bane Chronicles. (The Bane Chronicles, co-written by Brennan and Johnson, will publish a special print edition next month.) READ FULL STORY

On the Books: J.K. Rowling hints she's almost done with 'Fantastic Beasts' screenplay

- J.K. Rowling sparked some Twitter excitement with a series of tweets thought to be about the screenplay for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.”Very busy at the moment working on a novel, tweaking a screenplay and being involved in @lumos campaigns. Back when I’ve finished something!” Rowling posted on Sunday afternoon, explaining her recent Twitter inactivity. A few minutes later, she responded to a fan who tweeted “Everytime @jk_rowling tweets I stop what ever I’m doing and analyze it for an hour,” with this: “See, now I’m tempted to post a riddle or an anagram. Must resist temptation… must work…” Rowling followed through on that temptation this morning, when she posted “Cry, foe! Run amok! Fa awry! My wand won’t tolerate this nonsense,” and, shortly after, “Something to ponder while I’m away X.” So, is it a riddle or an anagram? A plot clue? Or perhaps, a befuddling bewitchment cast via Twitter—avid Potter fans will surely be theorizing over the meaning of the cryptic tweet for days and weeks to come, as Rowling seems to have intended.

Fantastic Beasts will be a trilogy of films based on the book of the same name she published in 2001, a survey of the magical creatures in her Harry Potter series. David Yates, who directed several of the Harry Potter movies, will direct the first film in the Warner Bros. franchise, set for a Nov. 2016 release. Rowling has said that in the films, “[t]he laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt’s story will start in New York, 70 years before Harry’s gets underway,” as EW reported last fall. The novel Rowling is working on is presumably her next crime novel under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. This is her first screenplay.

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On the Books: 'Maze Runner' author James Dashner to pen new prequel

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Young adult author James Dashner will write a new prequel to his bestselling post-apocalyptic trilogy, The Maze Runner, after 20th Century Fox’s film adaptation of the first novel topped the box office with a $32.5 million opening weekend. The Fever Code will be published in 2016 by Delacorte Press (an imprint of Random House Children’s Books). Pre-production on the movie adaptation of the second book in the dystopian series, The Scorch Trials, has already begun, and the film is set for release in Sept. 2015.

The Maze Runner books run in the same vein as Lord of the Flies and The Hunger Games, another successful franchise sprung from a young adult trilogy. A press release explains that the second prequel “delves into the time before the Maze, and will tell the story of how Thomas, Teresa, and the Gladers found themselves in the Maze, and how the Maze itself was created.” [GalleyCat]

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Read an excerpt from Cristina Moracho's YA novel 'Althea and Oliver'

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Debut author Cristina Moracho’s Althea and Oliver (out Oct. 9) is like Eleanor & Park, but set in the ’90s.

According to the official description, it’s “Spring 1996. Althea Carter and Oliver McKinley have been best friends since first grade, living on the same block in Wilmington, North Carolina. Now they’re juniors, developing romantic feelings for each other—and things go off the rails. Oliver contracts Kleine-Levin Syndrome, also known as ‘Sleeping Beauty syndrome'; he’s in bed for weeks at a time, and remembers nothing, especially not what he might do in the middle of an episode. What happens during one of those episodes shatters their friendship, and before they can talk about it, his mother enrolls him in a sleep study in Manhattan. He leaves without telling Althea. She follows him, and the surprising conclusion to their lifelong story will completely satisfy readers.”

As Moracho herself tells it, “Learning about Kleine-Levin Syndrome was definitely the original catalyst for this book, but it was always meant to tell these two stories—the boy who grapples with this mysterious affliction, and the girl who finds herself dreading his next episode or enduring those lonely days without him.

“Althea and Oliver arrived simultaneously in my imagination, and while the story evolved over time, it has always belonged equally to them both,” she says. READ FULL STORY

'The Infinite Sea': Watch the trailer for Rick Yancey's '5th Wave' sequel

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The Infinite Sea, the much-anticipated follow-up to Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave, hits shelves Sept. 16, and EW has an exclusive first look at the trailer. If you aren’t already a fan of the action-packed YA series, catch up now: Hollywood is already on board with a film adaptation in the works, which stars Chloë Grace Moretz as heroine Cassie Sullivan. READ FULL STORY

Richelle Mead talks about latest Bloodlines novel, 'Silver Shadows'

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Silver Shadows, the fifth installment in Richelle Mead’s Bloodlines series hits shelves today. Here, Mead answers some of burning (and spoiler-free) questions about the latest novel in her Vampire Academy spin-off series.

As for all those moments that can’t be discussed about until after you’ve read the book, know this: “There’s definitely a lot of unresolved issues from this book that are going to carry over into The Ruby Circle,” Mead says. “Sydney and Adrian deal with a lot in Silver Shadows, and it’s not the kind of stuff you can just shake off.” Below, watch an exclusive trailer for Silver Shadows. READ FULL STORY

See the cover of Amanda Hocking's new novel 'Frostfire'

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Amanda Hocking first made her mark in the YA world by self-publishing the popular Trylle Trilogy. The novels were so successful, she garnered a publishing deal with St. Martins. Now, Hocking is back with a new series called The Kanin Chronicles set in the world of the Trylle. The first book, Frostfire, hits shelves Jan. 6, and EW has an exclusive first look at the cover (click above for the full-size image). READ FULL STORY

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