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Watch the trailer for Katie Cotugno's debut novel, 'How to Love' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Author Katie Cotugno makes her debut with the YA realistic fiction novel, How to Love. (For fans of the genre, think Sarah Dessen.) Love hits shelves Oct. 1, but we’ve got an exclusive look at the trailer today. First read the official description, and then check out the trailer after the jump:
Before: Reena Montero has loved Sawyer LeGrande for as long as she can remember: natural as breathing, endless as time. But he’s never seemed to notice that Reena even exists…until one day, impossibly, he does. Reena and Sawyer fall in messy, complicated love. But then Sawyer disappears from their humid Florida town without a word, leaving a devastated—and pregnant—Reena behind.
After: Almost three years have passed, and there’s a new love in Reena’s life: her daughter, Hannah. Reena’s gotten used to life without Sawyer , and she’s finally getting the hang of this strange, unexpected life. But just as swiftly and suddenly as he disappeared, Sawyer turns up again. Reena doesn’t want anything to do with him, though she’d be lying if she said Sawyer’s being back wasn’t stirring something in her. After everything that’s happened, can Reena really let herself love Sawyer LeGrande again?” READ FULL STORY

The sequel to 'The 5th Wave' gets a title -- EXCLUSIVE

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If you haven’t yet read Rick Yancey’s YA sci-fi thriller The 5th Wave, can I ask what you’re waiting for? Because it’s really that good. (Read Sara Vilkomerson’s review here.) I’m fairly confident I wouldn’t have even survived the first wave, let alone the fifth one. And equally so—due to my impatience—I’m not sure I am capable of surviving the wait for the much-anticipated sequel. (And yes, I realize that’s dramatic. But again, it’s that good, you guys.) The follow-up to Yancy’s Wave isn’t due until May 6, 2014, but I can at least whet your appetite with the title. Drumroll please…
Book 2 in the series will be titled: THE INFINITE SEA. Here, Yancey tells us why he chose that name and teases what he can about the book.  READ FULL STORY

See the trailer for Lauren Kate's 'Teardrop' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Teardrop, the first book in the newest series by best-selling author Lauren Kate, hits shelves Oct. 22. But why wait another month for the book when you can enjoy this exclusive book trailer today? First read the official Teardrop description, then check it out after the jump.

“Never, ever cry…Eureka Boudreaux’s mother drilled that rule into her daughter years ago. But now her mother is gone, and everywhere Eureka goes he is there: Ander, the tall, pale blond boy who seems to know things he shouldn’t, who tells Eureka she is in grave danger, who comes closer to making her cry than anyone has before. But Ander doesn’t know Eureka’s darkest secret: ever since her mother drowned in a freak accident, Eureka wishes she were dead, too. She has little left that she cares about, just her oldest friend, Brooks, and a strange inheritance—a locket, a letter, a mysterious stone, and an ancient book no one understands. The book contains a haunting tale about a girl who got her heart broken and cried an entire continent into the sea. Eureka is about to discover that the ancient tale is more than a story, that Ander might be telling the truth…and that her life has far darker undercurrents than she ever imagined.” READ FULL STORY

Robin Wasserman talks new YA novel, 'The Waking Dark'

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Robin Wasserman’s YA thriller, The Waking Dark, hit shelves earlier this week. And as the title suggests, this novel is seriously dark. Here’s the official description: “Twelve people dead, in the space of a few hours. Five murderers: neighbors, relatives, friends. All of them so normal. All of them seemingly harmless. All of them now dead by their own hand…except one. And that one has no answers to offer the shattered town. She doesn’t even know why she killed—or whether she’ll do it again.”

It’s the kind of page-turner that you’ll probably want to read while it’s still light outside. (Or maybe that’s just me who was totally creeped out—in a good way—by the haunting story that unfolds.) Here, Wasserman answers some of my (spoiler free!) burning questions and talks about her inspiration for the novel (hint: Stephen King). READ FULL STORY

Tumblr chooses Rainbow Rowell's 'Fangirl' as first official book club selection

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One of my favorite books of the year, Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, hit shelves yesterday. And now that it’s officially out, I’m fairly confident I won’t be the only one fangirling over Rowell’s second Young Adult novel. If you’re a, um, fan of Rowell’s then you probably already know she has a big presence on Tumblr. So it’s really no surprise that Fangirl was chosen as the first selection in the brand-new Reblog Book Club, the all-new official Tumblr book club. READ FULL STORY

Ellen Hopkins talks 'Smoke', the much-anticipated sequel to 'Burned'

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Smoke, the much-anticipated sequel to Ellen Hopkins’ 2006 novel, Burned, hits shelves today. Even though there’s a seven-year gap between the release dates, Smoke picks up just a week or so after the end of Burned. “It’s a special book to me because I wasn’t going to write it, and it ended up being one of my favorite books I’ve ever written,” said Hopkins. “I really feel like I did the best I could for Pattyn, and I think my readers will appreciate what I did for her.” Read on for more with Hopkins where she talks about Smoke, her 2014 release Rumble, and her new non-profit organization. READ FULL STORY

Get the first sneak peek inside 'Allegiant' by Veronica Roth -- EXCLUSIVE

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Just as the Divergent movie series is gearing up, the book series that started it all is coming to a close. No other YA series has whipped up such a fan frenzy since The Hunger Games, and Allegiant by Veronica Roth brings Tris and Four’s adventure to an end on Oct. 22. EW has the very first worldwide exclusive sneak peek inside the third and final book in the series. Warning: The excerpt is maddeningly short — just enough to drive you Initiates crazy with anticipation. READ FULL STORY

Read an exclusive excerpt from Laurie Halse Anderson's newest YA novel

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The Impossible Knife of Memory, Laurie Halse Anderson’s latest YA novel, debuts Jan. 7, 2014. The book “centers around high school senior Hayley whose single father, Andy, struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. The two never live in one town long enough for those memories to catch up with him, until now. When Hayley and Andy finally stop running, Andy learns that a soldier’s battle is never really over.” Does The Impossible Knife of Memory pique your interest? You don’t have to wait until 2014 to get started. Check out the first six chapters after the jump. READ FULL STORY

See the cover and read an excerpt from Susan Ee's 'Angelfall' sequel -- EXCLUSIVE

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World After—the sequel to Susan Ee’s best-selling YA debut, Angelfall—hits shelves Nov. 19. But we’re celebrating a little early with the exclusive cover reveal and a chapter excerpt from the second book in the Penryn and the End of Days series. “Writing this book has been my obsession for the past couple of years,” Ee told EW. “It’s such a pleasure to finally be able to invite readers back into Penryn’s adventure!” READ FULL STORY

Read an excerpt from 'Doon', the new YA novel based on the musical 'Brigadoon' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Attention, musical theater lovers! Doon, a YA novel loosely based on the premise of the musical Brigadoon, hits shelves Aug. 20. The first in a four-book series by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon, Doon follows best friends Veronica and Mackenna as they spend their summer vacation in Scotland. But things take a turn for the fairy tale when the girls find themselves in the mysterious land of Doon. Read on for an exclusive excerpt from Doon and a chat with co-authors Corp and Langdon. READ FULL STORY

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