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
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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
The movie may have only just started production, but Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy is well on its way to wrapping up. The author finally revealed the title for the highly anticipated conclusion to the series late last night in a video for USA Today and it’s not Resurgent, as I had my money on. Neither is it Assurgent, Cotangent, or Nonurgent. Nope, the title is… Well, I’ll just let her tell you herself: READ FULL STORY
Get ready to count backwards from 9 to 5.
The Fall of Five is the fourth novel in the best-selling I Am Number Four series by Pittacus Lore. In the upcoming book (Aug. 27), the Garde are finally reunited, but do they have what it takes to win the war against the Mogadorians? John Smith — Number Four — thought that things would change once the Garde found one another. They would stop running. They would fight the Mogadorians. And they would win.
But he was wrong. After facing off with the Mogadorian ruler and almost being annihilated, the Garde know they are drastically unprepared and hopelessly outgunned. Now they’re hiding out in Nine’s Chicago penthouse, trying to figure out their next move.
The six of them are powerful, but they’re not strong enough yet to take on an entire army — even with the return of an old ally. To defeat their enemy, the Garde must master their Legacies and learn to work together as a team. More important, they’ll have to discover the truth about the Elders and their plan for the Loric survivors.
And when the Garde receive a sign from Number Five — a crop circle in the shape of a Loric symbol — they know they are so close to being reunited. But could it be a trap? Time is running out, and the only thing they know for certain is that they have to get to Five before it’s too late.
The Garde may have lost battles, but they will not lose this war.
Lorien will rise again.
Can’t wait for the next Pittacus Lore novel? It comes out Aug. 27, but in the meantime, take a peek at the cover below: READ FULL STORY
Meet Beth Reekles. She’s the author of The Kissing Booth, the YA romance that garnered a record-breaking 40 million hits on the e-book community Wattpad and helped Reekles land a three-book publishing deal with Random House. Oh yeah, and did we mention that she’s only 17? Reekles took time between television appearances (and French homework) to chat with EW about her newfound success, vampire fatigue, and physics.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What’s this whole process been like for you?
BETH REEKLES: Incredibly overwhelming and really exciting. I never expected anything like this to happen. It’s been a bit of whirlwind.
How did all this come about?
Well, I’d been writing for quite a few years, but it started when I put The Kissing Booth on a website called Wattpad in 2010. And then I was contacted by a woman saying that she was interested in publishing it and it’s kind of all gone from there, really.
What was your reaction to getting that email?
I skimmed over it a couple of times and I couldn’t comprehend it. I just ran to my parents with the laptop and made this really weird noise.
Can you talk a little bit about the inspiration behind The Kissing Booth?
I sat one afternoon looking for something to read online and I couldn’t find anything because at that point everything was still vampires and werewolves and angels. I was a little bit sick of that genre. I wanted something that was just regular teen romance. So when I couldn’t find anything I thought, “You know what? I’m just going to write my own book.”
That’s funny because in the book Elle specifically mentions that she enjoys vampire novels.
I kind of just threw that in there because the thing is there are a lot of people who still like vampire books. I still read them. But when I started writing the book, everything was vampires.
Elle is so terrified of Noah’s motorcycle — have you ever ridden one?
No. I haven’t. [Laughs] I would probably react in quite a similar way if I did get on a motorcycle.
Not to spoil anything, but I appreciate that this book features sex — not explicitly, but it is there.
I just wanted to write it honestly. I wasn’t going to skirt around the issue too much. I didn’t feel like it was that big of a deal to their relationship. I wanted to have it happen, but not be a huge thing that became the main focus of the book.
It’s interesting because I’ve seen reviews on Goodreads complaining that teenagers wouldn’t behave like this — drink, go to parties, have sex — but I think that’s exactly how teens behave. Or at least that’s how they behaved when I was one — which wasn’t that long ago.
I see comments like that and I think, “Well, I’m a teenager and I go to parties.” So obviously it’s not that unrealistic.
Is it at all strange to be asked for advice on writing when you’re only 17 years old? You had a whole article on your top tips for teen writers featured in the Guardian.
Well, it was [weird] because it was the Guardian. It’s a big deal. But I get asked for a lot of advice on Wattpad. I get frequent messages from people saying, “I’m trying to write a book, can I get any advice because you’ve done really well on here.” In the end I got so many messages I made a blog page for it and I would just direct people to that.
I know you’re studying physics, but have people been trying to convince you to switch to something like English or literature?
They haven’t been convincing me, but they’ve always been really shocked when I say, “No, I do physics. I don’t study English anymore.” [And they ask,] “But you write books, how does this work?”
How have you been balancing all this with your schoolwork?
I don’t know, but I seem to be managing it somehow.
Got any homework for tonight?
Well… French vocab.
The Kissing Booth will be released in paperback on May 14. The Kindle Edition is available now.
Diana Gabaldon answers burning questions about the next Outlander novel. Plus, the cover! — EXCLUSIVE
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Last fall, Tonya Hurley released the first book in her Blessed trilogy. For the paperback release on June 25, the first novel in the series is getting brand new packaging, along with a new title, Precious Blood. Here’s a refresher from the official description: “Agnes, Cecilia, and Lucy are three lost girls—each with their own personal demons…. These girls meet one night when they all end up in the same hospital…and each wake up with a token from a boy they’ve only just met. Sebastian is gorgeous, mysterious, and has a plan for all of them. As each girl gets wrapped up in finding out just who Sebastian is, they each discover their own strengths, and realize the only way to save themselves is to save each other.” Check out the new cover after the jump. READ FULL STORY
It seems like the majority of high-concept young-adult novels boast some comparison to Harry Potter, Twilight, or The Hunger Games. Judging from the pre-publication buzz for Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave (May 7), this alien invasion page-turner has a chance at joining those series in the pantheon of not just popular but ubiquitous YA franchises. There’s an elaborate online campaign for the novel; more than 5,000 Goodreads users have already marked it as “to read”; and the early reviews have been very positive, drawing comparisons to Starship Troopers, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and Stephen King’s The Stand.
The 5th Wave follows Cassie, whose parents are both dead and brother is missing, as extra-terrestrial attackers track down the world’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother — or even saving herself.
We have the cinematic trailer exclusively below, as well as a sample excerpt: READ FULL STORY
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