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 »
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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 »
If you’re like me, you’re wishing time would speed up so you could get your hands on the next Tempest book by Julie Cross. The first volume, which came out early this year, centered on 19-year-old Jackson Meyer as he traveled through time to save his girlfriend Holly. Cross’ debut wasn’t just a page-turner — it was a surprisingly affecting read about family and loss. When talking to EW’s Breia Brissey about book 2, Cross revealed some vague tidbits about Vortex:
“Time-travel is definitely taken up a notch in the second installment. There are also a few new characters that I really enjoy writing. Readers will learn a little more about Jackson’s dad and some of the mysteries that surround him and his job. After a short prologue, the book opens about three months after the end of Tempest. Three months that Jackson has lived in full — the normal way, no time jumps.
Vortex and the paperback edition of Tempest are still a ways off — January 2013 — but here are the shiny new covers for both! READ FULL STORY »
Goodreads users — like most passionate readers — are an opinionated bunch, so it’s rare for them to come to a consensus about any book. But there are some under-the-radar titles that users of the literary social network widely agree are deserving of greater attention and acclaim. The editors at Goodreads have selected seven books that, according to user ratings and comments, should be on the verge of breaking out. Click through to learn more about these dark horses in the fiction, nonfiction, and young adult categories.
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The Golden Lily, the much-anticipated sequel to Richelle Mead’s Bloodlines, hit shelves last month. The week of July 1, Golden Lily debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list. Mead’s Vampire Academy spin-off also claimed a spot on the much-less-prestigious list: Breia’s super-addictive YA books. Here, Mead talks The Golden Lily and offers up a few hints about what’s to come in book three, The Indigo Spell, which fans will be happy to know will not conclude the Bloodlines series.
Crime writer and board-certified forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs is best known for her Temperance Brennan novels, which were adapted into the Fox television series Bones. But Virals, her latest series, has been infecting an altogether different and younger crowd. Code, Reichs’ highly anticipated third young adult novel, won’t be coming out until March 7, 2013, but EW has a peek at the cover and a teaser excerpt. Check out both below! READ FULL STORY »
Debut author Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone hit shelves earlier this month. In its first week of publication, the YA novel hit the New York Times Chapter Books Bestseller list. And after tearing through book one in The Grisha Trilogy, it’s no surprise why readers are getting sucked in to the elaborate, Russian-inspired fantasy world that Bardugo has created.
Shadow and Bone follows heroine, Alina Starkov, an orphan girl who has been drafted into the army of her war-torn homeland, Ravka. Joining Alina is her best friend—and quintessential YA crush—Mal. When their convoy is attacked, Alina discovers a dormant power she didn’t know even existed. And down the rabbit hole she goes, as Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite.
The second book in The Grisha Trilogy, Siege and Storm, is scheduled for 2013. The final book, Ruin and Rising, will be released the following year. Here, Bardugo reveals the inspiration for Shadow and Bone, and drops a few hints about what’s to come. Warning: Mild spoilers ahead!
Young adult readers are hungry for dystopias following the success of The Hunger Games, and now two sisters from Keeping Up With the Kardashians are ready for more chaos.
Kendall and Kylie Jenner announced today that they are writing an as-yet-untitled book about two sisters in a futuristic world, due next summer. Karen Hunter Publishing, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, will publish the book.
“We can’t wait to share these characters and the world we created with readers everywhere,” Kylie said in a statement.
The two have teamed up with Maya Sloan, author of High Before Homeroom, to co-write the story, which could be the first in a possible series, E! reports.
Niall Leonard, husband of best-selling erotica author E L James, is stepping out of Christian Grey’s shadow with a book of his own. Random House Children’s Publishing has acquired his young adult novel Crusher, a “gritty” crime thriller about a London teen who’s being accused of murdering his stepfather. Said Leonard in a statement: “Crusher is a story I have wanted to write for years and it finally all came together last November when my wife encouraged me to take part in the Nanowrimo novel-writing event. I am thrilled and delighted that RHCP have picked up Crusher for publication, and it’s a fantastic honor to join the distinguished names on their writers’ list.” The novel will be released by Doubleday in September.
Are you curious about the novel? Are you disappointed that it won’t be “daddy porn”?
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