If you’re a fan of The Maze Runner and Alex Rider, you might want to pick up SYLO by best-selling author DJ MacHale. The new young-adult series-starter from the author of the Pendragon books follows 14-year-old Tucker Pierce, whose small town is invaded by a secret branch of the U.S. military called SYLO. The book promises a fast-paced read and a huge cliff-hanger. We have to wait until July 2 for all those big twists, but luckily, we have an exclusive first look inside the novel — and it’s a big chunk! Get cozy this long weekend with the first eight chapters of SYLO. READ FULL STORY
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I hate it when great YA reads fly under my radar. And that’s exactly what happened with Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds. Minds—the first in a planned trilogy—debuted last December and follows Ruby, one of the few kids to survive a mysterious disease killing American children. Ruby’s sent to a government rehabilitation camp at the age of 10, and now at 16, she’s dealing with powerful abilities she’s can’t control. I was admittedly late to the Darkest Minds party, but now I’m totally hooked on the series and even pestering Bracken on Twitter to send me an early copy of the second book, Never Fade. While my online fandom hasn’t yet produced a copy of book 2, I did manage to get an exclusive first look at the cover. Check it out after the jump. READ FULL STORY
If you’re counting down the days until Allegiant, the Divergent trilogy ender by Veronica Roth, the wait until fall just got a little bit harder. Roth premiered the brand-new cover on the Today show this morning (see above) and as viewers can see, she’s sticking with her tried-and-true theme. The bright color may be a change from the doom and gloom of Insurgent‘s front, but the ominous tagline ‘One Choice Will Define You’ seems right in line with Divergent‘s ‘One Choice Can Transform You’ and Insurgent‘s ‘One Choice Can Destroy You.’
Still in the dark about what all the fuss is about? Check out Roth’s Today interview this morning with Ryan Seacrest about her inspiration for this YA dystopian adventure, her fans, and — like her heroine Tris — facing her own fears: READ FULL STORY
I should have learned by now that openly declaring my skepticism about a book pretty much ensures that it will become one of my absolute favorites. That’s exactly what happened when I was handed The 5th Wave earlier this year. But boy, was I wrong. (And don’t just take my word for it.) So stop reading this post and go get a copy of The 5th Wave right now. I’ll wait…. Anyway, since Rick Yancey’s sci-fi thriller is out today, we caught up with the author so he could answer some of our burning questions. Check out his answers after the jump. READ FULL STORY
Janet Gurtler’s newest YA novel, How I Lost You (out now), tells the all-too-relatable tale of two inseparable best friends, Grace and Kya, as they struggle when their relationship begins to fall apart. It’s a cute summer read, perfect for any girl who’s faced tough times with her own BFF. Here, Gurtler talks about her inspiration for the book and her blog campaign where other YA authors share the good, bad, and ugly of teenage friendships. READ FULL STORY
Truth or Dare, Jacqueline Green’s YA debut, hits shelves later this month. The Pretty Little Liars-esque thriller follows Tenley, Caitlin, and Sydney as they get wrapped up in an out-of-control game of—you guessed it—truth or dare. “It seems like everyone has a secret or two. As I wrote Truth or Dare I wanted to explore what happens when closely guarded secrets are exposed—does the truth set people free? Or can it bring out the worst in someone?” Green says. “I was also inspired by my setting, a fictional beach town on the North Shore of Massachusetts, an area that I know and love. The ocean there is beautiful, but also powerful and sometimes dangerous. I loved the idea of writing a story that revealed the darker side of a seemingly idyllic seaside town.” Check out the exclusive trailer after the jump. READ FULL STORY
Marie Lu answers burning questions about the final Legend novel 'Champion'. Plus, the cover! -- EXCLUSIVE
Marie Lu’s epic dystopian series, which began with Legend and continued with Prodigy, comes to an end with the third installment Champion (Nov. 5). By the beginning of Champion, June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic, and now they’re on the brink of a new existence — a country at peace, with hope of reunification with the Colonies. Both are back in the good graces of the Republic: June is working within the government’s highest circles as Princeps Elect while Day has been assigned a high-level military position. But just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies. War threatens the Republic’s border cities once again. This new strain of plague is deadlier than ever and, as June soon discovers, the Republic’s only means of defense could cost Day everything he has.
For fans who are itching for more of June and Day’s saga, we have two treats: the first look at the cover of Champion, and a teaser interview with Lu. Check them both out below! READ FULL STORY
Reboot, the dystopian thriller by Amy Tintera, hits shelves May 7. But check out the exclusive trailer of Tintera’s YA debut today. Here’s a section from the official description: “Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in the chest. After 178 minutes, she came back to life as a Reboot—stronger, faster, able to heal, but less emotional. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are when they return, making Wren 178 the deadliest Reboot in the Republic of Texas. Callum 22, on the other hand, is practically still human. He’s the worst trainee Wren has ever had…. When Callum fails to measure up to Reboot standards, Wren is told to eliminate him. Wren has never disobeyed before, but she’ll do whatever it takes to save Callum’s life.” Check it out after the jump. READ FULL STORY
The Elite, the sequel to Kiera Cass’ 2012 debut The Selection, hits shelves today. And fans of the series—myself included—couldn’t be happier. The trilogy follows 17-year-old America Singer as she enters the Selection, a lottery in which girls from all castes are chosen to compete for a chance to marry Prince Maxon. And while America finds herself unexpectedly falling for the prince, she can’t forget the boy she left behind, Aspen. In honor of The Elite‘s release, Cass answered some of our burning questions about the series. (Unfortunately, the author remained tight-lipped about the title for book 3, but she did confirm that she would reveal the name in conjunction with HarperTeen and Ustream later today.) Check it out after the jump, and get caught up on the series before The CW launches its TV adaptation. READ FULL STORY
For Shadowhunters desperate for more Mortal Instruments, Simon & Schuster has plenty of movie tie-ins and extras to tide you over until the movie version of Cassandra Clare’s best-seller The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones hits theaters Aug. 23. July 9 brings three new titles releasing simultaneously: The Official Illustrated Companion, Shadowhunter’s Guide, and the City of Bones Movie Tie-in Edition. EW has the exclusive first look at each of these giftables below. Get ready for a whole lot of demons, leather, and runes. READ FULL STORY
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