"Time After Time," author Tamara Ireland Stone's companion to "Time Between Us"—about 1995 time-traveler Bennett and future girl Anna, whom he falls in love with—hits bookstore shelves and e-readers today. In celebration, Stone's compiled a thoroughly '90s mix for your aural enjoyment.
The music of the early-to-mid '90s plays a huge role in "Time Between Us" and "Time After Time," companion novels about an intense romance between Bennett, a teen time traveler from present day, and Anna, the girl he meets back in 1995.
Anna listens to Green Day on her Discman during her early morning runs. Her friend Justin works at his dad’s record store and burns mixes for her. She and her best friend Emma sing along to Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy on the way to school each morning.
And like every teen back in 1995, Anna’s shelves are bursting with CDs, from classic must-haves like Nirvana’s Nevermind to mainstream favorites like the Goo Goo Dolls’ A Boy Named Goo and obscure demos (at the time) like the Foo Fighters’ self-titled debut.
I've made playlists for each book (check them out here), and today, I bring you back to 1995 with my favorite songs from Anna’s shelf:
If you've ever wondered where your favorite YA writers go to work their mysterious, literary, bookmaking wonders, then you'll want to pay attention to this here video, in which we take an exclusive behind-the-scenes trip to the secret underground lair of bestselling author Kami Garcia. (Disclaimer: Lair may be neither an actual secret nor underground...or particularly lair-like, for that matter.)
Her new book, "Unbreakable," is on shelves today, and in honor of its release, the author invited us to peek inside the place where she makes the magic—the magic in this case being a brand new thriller about a girl being hunted by angry ghosts!
For a woman so adept at bringing us inside dark, creepy worlds—whether it's the edge-of-your-seat mayhem that surrounds "Unbreakable" and its ghost-hunting squad, or the ramshackle gothic glamour of "Beautiful Creatures," the series she wrote with pal Margaret Stohl—Kami keeps her writing space tidy, comfortable and surprisingly devoid of cobwebs and/or ectoplasmic drippings. (Unless they're all hidden in that suspicious-looking bag. You know the one.)
Ugh, that awkward moment when you finally come up against the big bad archenemy you've spent your whole life fighting against—and instead of being a gross, greasy, gloating pile of Unmitigated Evil (like President Snow, or Jabba the Hut), he's all, "Join me! We'll eat cake together and rebuild the world!" and worst of all, he's actually kind of sexy about it. The worst, amirite?! And that's just what awaits our lady warrior in "Raging Star," the thrilling conclusion to Moira Young's "Dust Lands" trilogy, as Saba has to negotiate her complex feelings for the villainous De'Malo and choose her ultimate destiny.
The bad news is, you'll have to wait until next spring to see how it all turns out. The good news? You might be able to glean a hint or two from the moody new cover, which we get to reveal EXCLUSIVELY right about...now.
Family drama, seething biases and a new boy next door who's also a roving bohemian hottie: with plot points like these, there's no doubt that "Infinite Sky" by C.J. Flood needs to be on your list of must-reads. But if you need another reason to get psyched about the book, how's about we show you the very first EXCLUSIVE peek at its pretty, pretty cover? Yeah! Bet you're excited now! This beautiful book is gonna look sooooo good on your shelf next spring.
"Infinite Sky" is the story of Iris, whose family is in a shambles after her mother suddenly abandoned them. But while her father struggles to take charge of parenting Iris and her brother, there's distraction and drama just next door, where a family of gypsies has set up illegal camp in the field by their house—and where a traveler named Trick is waiting to show Iris a whole other world, even as the resentment between their parents builds to a boiling point.
Hey Hollywood Crush readers,
Kiera Cass here to let you know finally the day has come—the cover for "The One" is blinding your eyes with its glory! I’ve loved all the covers, and I know you have, too. But I’ve got to say there’s just something special about this one. Maybe it’s that look in America’s eyes like she knows something we don’t. The pose is so reminiscent of the first book, but it carries a completely different feeling. Like maybe the first time around she was keeping everyone else away from her, but now she’s got something in her back pocket and she’s not showing it until she’s ready. It’s mysterious and confident, and I adore it!
Ohmigod, you guys! Did you hear that Christian is a closet strigoi sympathizer? Did you know that Rose and Dimitri are in, like, forbidden love? And psssssst, I heard that Victor Dashkov is endowed with a super-long...uh, pair of fangs. HOT. At least, that's the word from the hush-hush gossip blog for students at St. Vladimir's Academy for vampires—which was the biggest secret ever until we EXCLUSIVELY scooped it.
Gush (because the only thing better than juicy gossip is a delicious double entendre) is your one-stop source for all the dirtiest, darkest, deadliest dish about what's going on behind closed doors at St. Vlad's. If you wanna know who's hooking up, who's secretly pining and who just got busted creeping out of someone's bed in the last fleeting minutes before sunset, you've got to take a look...and if you want to be up on all the school secrets before "Vampire Academy" hits theaters next year, you can follow along on Tumblr to make sure you're not missing any red-hot rumors.
Would you like to have Stephen Lunsford and Michael Trevino whisper some sexy, sultry, bloodlusty little nothings in your ear...at the same time?! Then go ahead and thank the illustrious Magnus Bane for this aural menage a trois: The two handsome gentlemen who'll be respectively responsible for narrating Bane Chronicles audiobooks Nos. 5 and 6 are talking about their foray into the world of literary fantasy, and we've got EXCLUSIVE excerpts upon which to feast your ears. (The bad news is, these are audio-only, so you can't see the sexy men. The good news is, these are audio-only, so you can totally close your eyes and pretend that the sexy men are sitting right next to you with no clothes on.)
Stephen Lunsford is the man in charge of bringing Cassandra Clare's "The Rise of Hotel Dumort" to life on audiobook, as he narrates the adventures of Magnus Bane against the glittering backdrop of the Jazz Age; Michael Trevino will voice the next book, "Saving Raphael Santiago," in which Magnus searches the streets of 1950s New York for a mysteriously missing child.
Forget the last lingering warmth of summer or the crisp chill of fall; this year, the best YA romance is happening when temperatures drop below zero. Just look at the ice cold hotness of this new, exclusive trailer for "Frozen", the sexy new fantasy from husband-and-wife writing team Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston, and tell us you're not ready to snuggle up with a warm blanket, a hot toddy, and some steeeeeamy forbidden brouhaha with a snowshoeing mercenary.
The story goes like this: the world as we know it has ended not in a blazing, fiery inferno, but with a new ice age — and the glittering glitz of Las Vegas is now a frozen city, surrounded by treacherous silver tundra full of dangers beyond imagination. But for Nat, a blackjack dealer with a secret, the uncertain wilderness outside the city lines may be her only way to safety. Enter Wes, the leader of a team of mercenaries who promises to show her the way. Will they make it? And more importantly, will they make out? The mystery is killing us, but we'll only have to wait one more day to find out whether Nat and Wes become a couple, or a couple of human popsicles; "Frozen" is on sale September 17.
If you weren't already psyched to the gills about the start of football season—and considering that the next several months will involve multiple chances per week to watch beefy men in spandex pants rolling around on the grass in buttcheek-rippling slow-motion, we don't know why you wouldn't be!—then this EXCLUSIVE video intro for Simone Elkeles' new YA series, "Wild Cards," should definitely get you there. (Don't believe us? Just click, watch and hang in there for the one-minute mark where a young Ashton Kutcher look-alike strides out wearing nothing but an artfully-wrapped towel.)
"Wild Cards" is Simone's latest, and it's got all the steamy romance and exciting drama that fans have come to expect. This time around, the action takes place in small-town Illinois—where high school football is big, y'all. The heroine is one Ashtyn Parker, a talented kicker who just wants to win the athletic scholarship that'll help her escape to college; the unlikely hero, a brooding city boy named Derek who might be able to change Ashtyn's life in more ways than one.
We've got some magical news for all you caster kids: "Beautiful Creatures" authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl are going back to Gatlin for an all-new spin-off series called "Dangerous Creatures"!
The series follows fan favorite characters (and on-again-off-again couple) Link and Ridley as they embark on fresh (and sure to be epic!) adventures. The series kicks off with the enovella "Dangerous Dream," available for download on December 17, followed by the release of the first book, "Dangerous Creatures," on May 6, 2014.
Unsurprisingly, we were so excited by the news that we just had to hop on the phone with Kami and Margaret to get all of the details. Keep reading after the jump for our interview with the authors!