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Read an excerpt from Kass Morgan's 'The 100' -- EXCLUSIVE

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The 100, the first book in a new YA series by author Kass Morgan, hits shelves on Sept. 3. If the name sounds familiar, you’ve likely heard of The CW’s adaptation starring Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, and Thomas McDonell. But before The 100 hits the small screen in 2014, check out the story that inspired it all.

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Read the first chapter of Richelle Mead's 'The Fiery Heart' -- EXCLUSIVE

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If you haven’t yet read—or at least heard of—Richelle Mead then you haven’t been paying enough attention. Earlier this summer Mead released Gameboard of the Gods, the first book in her Age of X series. (It’s good! Go read it.) And the movie version of her super-popular YA series Vampire Academy just wrapped filming and will debut In February 2014. (Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovskiy, and Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland will all appear in the film written and directed by Mark and Dan Waters of Mean Girls and Heathers fame.) READ FULL STORY

Read the first three chapters of the next 'I Am Number Four' novel 'Fall of Five' -- EXCLUSIVE

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For fans of the I Am Number Four series by Pittacus Lore, today is an epic day: There’s the paperback release of The Rise of Nine; the e-book release of The Lost Files: The Forgotten Ones, the sixth installment in the digital spin-off series; and The Lost Files: Secret Histories, a paperback version of three previously digital-only novellas (The Search for Sam, The Last Days of Lorien, and The Forgotten Ones). Plus, you get the first sneak peek at the opening three chapters of the upcoming The Fall of Five (8/27), exclusively at EW. Read on below: READ FULL STORY

See the cover of Lissa Price's 'Starters' sequel -- EXCLUSIVE

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The paperback version of Starters, author Lissa Price’s debut novel, hit shelves tomorrow. In honor of the re-release—complete with a new look (see above), and a never-been-seen short story “Portrait of a Spore”—we got our hands on the cover of Enders, the sequel to the 2012 YA novel. After the jump, check out an exclusive excerpt from Enders (out Jan. 7).  READ FULL STORY

See the trailer for 'Project Cain' by Geoffrey Girard -- EXCLUSIVE

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In an interesting publishing strategy, Simon & Schuster is releasing two novels by the same author about the same chilling concept — Cain’s Blood and Project Cain — one for a young-adult audience, and the other for an adult audience. Below, read author Geoffrey Girard’s explanation of his two books below; also, see the exclusive trailer for Project Cain (out Sept. 3). READ FULL STORY

Lil Wayne's and Birdman's daughters in spotlight as new authors

The teenage daughters of rappers Lil Wayne and Birdman were in New Orleans with their dads this weekend, but it was the girls who greeted fans and signed autographs at the Essence Festival.

Reginae Carter is the 14-year-old daughter of Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter. She collaborated with 16-year-old Bria Williams, daughter of Bryan “Birdman” Williams on a teen novel, Paparazzi Princesses. It’s based on stories and characters inspired by their own life experiences.

“It’s about the ups and downs of having celebrity parents,” Reginae Carter said. “It’s about how we go through everyday drama like everybody else.”

They hope their book will inspire more teens to read.

“Every book is not everybody’s choice,” Carter said, adding that she likes the idea of book clubs, where teens can get together and read the same thing. “We hope they’ll read ours.”
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Watch the trailer for Holly Black's 'The Coldest Girl in Coldtown' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Holly Black’s standalone YA novel, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, hits shelves Sept. 3. But the book trailer—and the beginning of our fangirling—hits the web today. First, read the official description of The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, then check out the trailer after the jump:  READ FULL STORY

See the cover of 'Grasshopper Jungle' by Andrew Smith -- EXCLUSIVE

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In a young-adult literature landscape that can sometimes feel generically dystopian, author Andrew Smith has always delivered something wildly different. Smith’s The Marbury Lens followed a boy whose magic glasses allowed him to see an almost unbearably grotesque other-world; his most recent, Winger, gave us an uncommonly funny, envelope-pushing teen narrator. His seventh YA novel, Grasshopper Jungle (out Feb. 20, 2014), goes far into the absurd but promises to run as deep as this other novels. Seriously, check out the official plot description: READ FULL STORY

Amazon announces its best books of 2013 so far

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2013 is about half over, and the books editors at Amazon have already chosen their top 10 books of the year so far, just in time for you to make a few additions to your beach bag. Unlike the film industry, there isn’t a clearly defined “prestige” season for book releases, so it wouldn’t be surprising if a lot of these titles popped up on year-end best lists as well — although there are still many highly touted titles yet to come in the fall, including ones from Donna Tartt, Amy Tan, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Marisha Pessl. Check out Amazon’s picks and snippets from EW reviews below: READ FULL STORY

'Divergent' author Veronica Roth to release e-stories from Four's point-of-view

For Divergent fans that can’t get enough of Tris’s hunky love interest Four (real name, Tobias), readers won’t have to wait until the release of the third series installment or the movie to satisfy the itch. Author of the dystopian saga Veronica Roth plans to release four e-stories told from Four’s point-of-view. READ FULL STORY

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