If you follow Random House Kids on Twitter, you may have noticed the unusual hashtag “Aforaday” yesterday. To ring in 2013, A—the protagonist of David Levithan’s Every Day—took over @RandomHouseKids to offer his ruminations on the start life anew. Each hour, A posted his thoughts on new beginnings, a concept he’s very familiar with. If you missed any of the Tweets, check out the essay in full after the jump. READ FULL STORY
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Richelle Mead’s The Indigo Spell, the third book in her absolutely phenomenal Bloodlines series, is one of the most anticipated YA books of 2013. After a fair amount of begging, its generous publishers sent Entertainment Weekly an exclusive excerpt of Chapter 2, which of course I’m sharing with all of you fine people.
After her (hot!) dalliance with the irresistible Moroi Adrian in The Golden Lily, Sydney is struggling more and more to stick to her Alchemist teachings. But when she tracks down the former Alchemist Marcus and learns of his rebellion, she dares to hope that she might break free of the life she’s known… and embrace a love she thought to be forbidden. (Readers, my heart started pounding just typing that.) So check out Chapter 2 below, featuring (of course!) the one and only Adrian. Be warned — you may develop a ridiculous grin on your face by the end. READ FULL STORY
'The Darkest Minds': Check out the trailer and read an excerpt from Alexandra Bracken's new novel -- EXCLUSIVE
Meet your next dystopian obsession: Brightly Woven author Alexandra Bracken is back and we’ve got an exclusive first peek at her new novel!
The Darkest Minds centers on Ruby, a 16-year-old who breaks out of a government “rehabilitation camp” for super-powered humans. Desperate and lonely, she goes on the run and joins up with a group of other children who’ve managed to escape the camps. Together, they will journey to a safe haven known as East River. But does it truly offer the salvation they seek? Or is something darker afoot? Check out the trailer for The Darkest Minds below, then read an exclusive excerpt afterwards!
Can’t get enough of Magnus Bane? Let the new short story cycle, The Bane Chronicles, fill the void. Cassandra Clare will collaborate with YA authors Sarah Rees Brennan (Unspoken, Team Human) and Maureen Johnson (The Name of the Star, 13 Little Blue Envelopes) on the serialization which will be focus on Bane, the immortal warlock seen in Clare’s Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series. READ FULL STORY
The annual Goodreads Choice Awards are basically the People’s Choice Awards of books. Users of the literary social network voted on their favorite books of the year in 20 categories, and this year, there were some surprises — J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy as best novel? — and some slam dunks (Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl for Best Mystery, John Green for Best Young Adult, and Cheryl Strayed’s Wild for Best Memoir). Once again, Veronica Roth proved that she’s pretty much unbeatable when it comes to reader-voted prizes, winning the Best Goodreads Author award for the first time and the Best Young Adult Fantasy award for the second time with Insurgent, sequel to Divergent.
The closest race occurred in Best Historical Fiction, with M.L. Stedman’s The Light Between Oceans narrowly beating out Man Booker-winner Bring up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel. J.K. Rowling’s first adult novel most likely benefited from a large and devoted fanbase, as Casual Vacancy only became a finalist due to write-in votes — its Goodreads user rating of 3.32 stars wasn’t originally high enough to qualify it — yet it won the biggest honor.
Susan Cain’s Nonfiction win for her best-seller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking made me smile — partly because I could picture a bunch of Goodreads bookworms really relating to it, and also because introverts, a sizable but often ignored and misunderstood demographic, have had a big year in 2012 with the publication of Quiet, Sophia Dembling’s The Introvert’s Way, and a buzzed-about feature in The Atlantic.
See the entire list of winners below: READ FULL STORY
First the Baby-Sitters Club and now Sweet Valley High? We might just explode from a fit of teen lit nostalgia. Sweet Valley High is the latest ’80s YA series to receive an electronic makeover. The first twelve books will be available on eReaders, smartphones, and tablets Tuesday. Have identical twins Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield — the original “California gurls” — changed at all since they first hit the shelves of teens and tweens everywhere in 1983? Brainy Elizabeth and on-again-off again boyfriend Todd Wilkins are still having their ups and downs and the popular Jessica is still getting into hijincks with her frenemy Lila Fowler.
The colors on the covers may be brighter in pixel form, and the books live on to pack their addictive candy-like punch. Click through to see exclusive images of the book covers, featuring the Wakefield twins and their BFFs. READ FULL STORY
The Uprising, the follow-up to Lisa M. Stasse’s super-addictive The Forsaken, doesn’t hit shelves until August 2013. But EW can exclusively reveal the cover today. Here’s what Stasse had to say about the cover: ”I was really excited when I saw the cover for The Uprising. It’s a little different from The Forsaken, but it still has the same mysterious, edgy sci-fi feel. I’m totally in love with Lizzy Bromley’s work. She designed the cover, and a great British artist named Dan Mountford took the photos for it. Much like The Forsaken, there are a lot of hidden secrets in the cover art. It will probably have more resonance for readers once they’ve read the book.” READ FULL STORY
Scarlet, the second book in Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles series hits shelves February 5. Meyer’s debut, Cinder, was a retelling of Cinderella as a cyborg set in a futuristic New Beijing. Scarlet, which is an inventive take on Little Red Riding Hood picks up where Cinder left off. READ FULL STORY
Twenty years ago, Caroline B. Cooney published The Face on the Milk Carton, the gripping tale of a teenage girl who recognizes her own face on the back of a milk carton. This January, the fifth and final installment of the Janie Johnson series will hit shelves thirteen long years after the release of its predecessor What Janie Found. Can’t wait until January? Well, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we’ve got an exclusive trailer to ease your ache.
After failing to bring her kidnapper to justice in What Janie Found, Janie returns for one last go-round in Janie Face to Face. Will Hannah finally pay for taking Janie all those years ago? Will Janie and Reeve live happily ever after? Check out the exclusive trailer for Janie Face to Face below:
At EW, we’re always on the lookout for the next hot YA title and I can say without a doubt that Megan Shepherd’s gothic horror The Madman’s Daughter is one of the most promising offerings for 2013. That’s why we’re offering up an exclusive trailer to whet your appetite!
Inspired by H. G. Wells’s The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Madman’s Daughter centers on Juliet Moreau, a 16-year-old working as a maid in nineteenth century London and trying to forget the horrific scandal that led to her family’s fall from grace. After all, how could those awful accusations about her late father possibly be true? However, when a face from her past returns and she learns that her father is indeed alive and continuing his abominable experiments on a remote tropical island, she will risk everything on a journey to find him. But how deep does her father’s madness run? Check out the trailer below:
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