Beautiful Creatures co-author Kami Garcia already tackled witches in her previous best-selling series, and now she’s hunting ghosts in her upcoming Legion books, which begins with Unbreakable on Oct. 1. See the cover below, along with more about the book: READ FULL STORY
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Meet Kyra. She’s a 16-year-old potions master on the run after attempting to poison her kingdom’s future ruler, who also happens to be her ex-best friend. (I know! Drama!) Now a wanted fugitive, Kyra’s only hope lies with… a pig?
“Can she save the kingdom with a piglet?” reads the cover tagline of Poison, the YA debut from the late Bridget Zinn. Ridiculous? Yes. Still, there’s something refreshing about its silliness amidst the interchangeable do-or-die taglines that seem to have become a staple for YA books these days. READ FULL STORY
The downside to a trilogy you love is that after book 3, it’s all over. I tore through Emblaze (out March 5), the third book in Jessica Shirvington’s Embrace series, thinking that the end was right around the corner. But you have to love life’s little surprises: There are two more books in the series. If you’ve managed to miss out on this must-read, now’s the time to catch up. Especially before the TV version hits the air. (The CW is developing an hourlong drama based on the books.) Check out this interview with author Shirvington, and then click through for an exclusive excerpt from Emblaze. READ FULL STORY
Does anyone really need more crap in their lives? Probably not. But perhaps you can make an exception for DC Pierson’s Crap Kingdom (out March 7). In Kingdom, Pierson tells the tale of Tom, whose fate is sealed with a mysterious, yet oddly ordinary-looking prophecy. Tom finds himself in a magical kingdom to be its Chosen One. Unfortunately, things don’t quite meet his expectations: The kingdom is mostly made of garbage from Earth. READ FULL STORY
The Elite, the sequel to last year’s The Selection doesn’t hit shelves until April 23. But until then, whet your appetite with some Kiera Cass novella goodness: The Prince (available exclusively in e-format March 5) is a short story that takes place within the timeline of The Selection. On her blog, author Cass explained that the novella came about after her editor raised many questions during the editing process of The Selection. “Some of [the questions] led me to start looking at things the way other people in the stories would see them,” Cass wrote. “In the end, I wrote two scenes from different POVs, one from Aspen’s and one from Maxon’s.” READ FULL STORY
Smoke, Ellen Hopkins’ followup to 2007′s Burned, hits shelves Sept. 10. In it, Hopkins continues the story of Pattyn Von Stratten, told through the perspective of Pattyn and her sister, Jackie. Here’s the official description: ”Pattyn Von Stratten’s father is dead, and Pattyn is on the run. After far too many years of abuse at the hands of her father, and after the tragic loss of her beloved Ethan and their unborn child, Pattyn is desperate for peace. Only her sister Jackie knows what happened that night, but she is stuck at home with their mother, who clings to normalcy by allowing the truth to be covered up by their domineering community leaders. Her father might be finally gone, but without Pattyn, Jackie is desperately isolated. Alone and in disguise, Pattyn starts a new life, but is it even possible to rebuild a life when everything you’ve known has burned to ash and lies seem far safer than the truth?”
Now after the jump, check out the never-before-been-seen cover of Smoke. READ FULL STORY
Will Isla get her happily ever after? You’ll have to wait until fall to read Stephanie Perkins’ Isla and the Happily Ever After to get all the answers. But today we can reveal Isla‘s cover (above) and tell you that Perkins’ other titular characters, Anna and Lola, are getting a makeover in the form of new paperbacks on July 16. Check out the official description of Isla and the new covers for Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door after the jump. READ FULL STORY
Bucking the trend of the many post-apocalyptic series that are all the rage right now, Alexandra Coutts’ new YA novel Tumble & Fall is a standalone novel set in the present day, not the future. So think pre-apocalyptic drama. Here’s the official description: “The world is spinning in the shadow of oncoming disaster. An asteroid is set to strike the earth in just one week’s time; catastrophe is unavoidable. The question isn’t how to save the world — the question is, What to do with the time that’s left? Against this stark backdrop, three teens are swept up into intertwining stories of love, friendship and family—all with the ultimate stakes at hand.”
Is your interest piqued? We can exclusively reveal the cover and share an excerpt after the jump. READ FULL STORY
Fans of Attachments author Rainbow Rowell, rejoice! Rowell makes her YA debut with Eleanor & Park (out today), which Rowell describes as a combination of Juno, Romeo and Juliet, and a few choice episodes of Dawson’s Creek. (“Minus pregnancy, poison, and Dawson” natch.) Here, Rowell answers some of our burning questions about the novel. After that, click through to read an exclusive excerpt of Eleanor & Park. READ FULL STORY
Aug. 23 can’t come soon enough. That’s the day The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones hits the big screen. And since the sixth and final book in the series doesn’t come out until 2014, we’re jonesing for some Shadowhunter goodness. Thankfully, Cassandra Clare’s Clockwork Princess, the final book in The Infernal Devices trilogy, hits shelves March 19. Princess will be just the cure for Cassie Clare book addiction, something we over at Shelf Life happen to suffer from. March 19 is only 26 days away. (Not that we’re counting or anything). But the great people over at Simon & Schuster offered up this wonderful morsel in the meantime. After the jump, check out the exclusive trailer reveal for Clockwork Princess.
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