Jeepers creepers! We contracted a serious case of the heebie-jeebies reading Libba Bray's Roaring Twenties romp "The Diviners"—a supernatural yarn stuffed to the gills with speakeasies, Ziegfeld girls and...murder! And if you too found the tale of teen seer Evie O'Neill and her fellow Diviners as Jake as we did, well, today's your lucky day!
Foxtrot your way over here and take a look at what we've got: an EXCLUSIVE sneak peek of the cover for "The Diviners" sequel, "Lair of Dreams"—a hazy blue scene capturing a trio of shadowy figures haunting New York City's subway system.
Be sure to check out the full synopsis of "Lair of Dreams" after the jump!
Hey, Hollywood Crush! I'm Rae Carson, author of the "Girl of Fire and Thorns" series. The final book in the series, "The Bitter Kingdom" is out now, and I hope readers like it! But even if you’re new to my work all you need to know is that I write about young women who must do brave things—preferably with magic or spaceships.
Because I'm often asked about the influences for what makes a great fantasy female character, I wanted to share some fabulous fictional females who have inspired me. So in no particular order...
1. Arya Stark from "Game of Thrones"
Don't cross this pint-sized spitfire, lest she stick you with "the pointy end" of her equally pint-sized sword, Needle. This girl is determined to survive, fiercely loyal to her friends and clever as a fox. She can outrun, outfight or outsmart her enemies—and look totally adorable doing it.
Our Fall Movie Preview may be winding down, but we've still got all kinds of delicious sneak-peeky things to whet your cinematic appetites for the biggest, boldest, most anticipated-est blockbusters of the year...but perhaps none so totally covetable as this new, EXCLUSIVE still from "Catching Fire"! Be forewarned, o lovers of all things "Hunger Games": This never-before-seen pic of District 12's champions on their government-sponsored Victory Tour will reduce you from an articulate human person into a blubbering mass of firing neurons that can only run in circles around the room, screeching, "ERMAGHERD! ERTS KERTNEHS ERND PERRTEHHHH!"
If you're even a little familiar with the story behind the "Hunger Games" sequel, this image should come as no surprise: It's gotta be an early-in-the-film shot from Katniss and Peeta's tour 'round the Districts, a dog-and-pony show undertaken by the duo in an attempt to stave off the revolution fomenting amongst the Panem citizenry. (Apparently, said dog-and-pony show involves one of the most covetable outfits evar; how amazing are Katniss's colorblock sweater and paneled leggings? Has there ever been a more perfect fall ensemble?)
Ah, the English countryside. Rolling hills, charming cottages, cute British boys with even cuter British accents...all in all, not the worst place for an American girl to spend a much-needed summer vacation! Oh, but there's a catch: Just when you've finally gotten used to Marmite and the metric system, and just when it looks like something might finally happen between you and the delectable hottie who lives just down the country lane, your holiday abroad turns become an ill-conceived exile in a strange, hostile land that's quickly devolving into chaos.
No, this isn't just a bizarre scenario we came up with in order to entertain ourselves on a dull Friday morning; it's the fascinating premise of the upcoming movie "How I Live Now"—based on the 2004 YA novel by Meg Rosoff—which features Saoirse Ronan as an American teenager, Daisy, whose summer stay in a remote English village unhappily coincides with the sudden onset of a third world war.
With a title like "White Hot Kiss," you're probably expecting, ahem, certain things from the art for Jennifer L. Armentrout's newest novel...and let us be the first to tell you, IT DOES NOT DISAPPOINT. Wanna see for yourself? Just feast your peepers on the EXCLUSIVE cover reveal for this steamy fantasy, the first book in a hotly anticipated series about a race of gargoyles, a world on the brink of war and a girl with hot blood, a fiery heart, and—most importantly—a very, very poisonous mouth.
Nope, it's not hot in here; it's just this photo, in which two nice-looking young people are right on the verge of a passionate smooch. And if that's Layla, the "White Hot Kiss" heroine who's a half-demon, half-gargoyle hybrid with a kiss that actually murders people, then we hope the dude in question is one soulless bastard...literally! Because otherwise, this kiss is gonna be his last.
If you have yet to stroll the Parisian cobblestones with a dreamy Dutchman on your arm, now's your chance! The paperback edition of Gayle Forman's "Just One Day" hits bookstore shelves today, and in celebration, we have an EXCLUSIVE look at the très bien book trailer.
The story centers around American high school student Allyson, who while on a study tour in Europe, spends an unforgettable 24 hours in the City of Light with a very cute vagabond named Willem.
But the duo's journey doesn't end in "Just One Day." Gayle's penned a follow-up, "Just One Year," to be published October 10, and if you just can't wait to hear Willem's side of the story, you're in luck. We've also got an excerpt from the sequel! (How much are you loving us today?)
The big-screen adaptation of Richelle Mead's best-selling "Vampire Academy" won't take a bite out of the box office until February 14, 2014, but thanks to the author's spin-off series, "Bloodlines," fans will have something to sink their teeth into while they wait.
The fourth chapter in alchemist Sydney Sage's tale—"The Fiery Heart"—hits bookstore shelves November 19, and Hollywood Crush has your EXCLUSIVE first look at the novel's second chapter!
As you'll recall from "Indigo Spell" (SPOILERS AHEAD IF YOU HAVEN'T READ IT!), Sydney made the bold decision to defy her strict upbringing and become romantically entangled with bad-boy Moroi Adrian Ivashkov. (We could hardly blame her...) "The Fiery Heart" picks up a couple of months later, and things are as complicated as ever—what with Sydney's little sister, Zoe, now at the academy and Sydney delving deeper into her magical powers. What is new in "The Fiery Heart"? Well, each chapter alternates between Sydney and Adrian's point of view, meaning you'll get a new perspective into the spirit user's psyche. (And what a beautiful mind it is...)
A tormented rockstar, a boundary-pushing relationship, and a slick and sexy guitarist who isn't quite what he seems: Sounds exciting, doesn't it? So it's no surprise that we're seriously stoked for the September release of "Plush," a movie which contains all these things and then some, and for which we've got an EXCLUSIVE poster debut for your viewing pleasure! Feast your eyes on Emily Browning as rock musician Hayley, the leading lady of this upcoming thriller from "Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke.
Ooooh, pretty. Hayley's sparkly sunglasses can be seen reflecting the handsome faces of Xavier Samuel and Cam Gigandet—and you just know they're also hiding a pair of haunted eyes, amirite?
The third and final novel in Tahereh Mafi's enthralling "Shatter Me" series, about a teen girl with a very particular set of superhuman skills, hits bookstore shelves February 2014.
Why do we have to wait so long? And ahead of the highly anticipated release, Hollywood Crush is pleased to EXCLUSIVELY debut not only the book's title but also its beautiful cover! Keep reading for a letter from Tahereh herself and the eye-popping artwork!
I'm so so thrilled to be able to share this final cover with you all. The "Shatter Me" series is swiftly coming to a close, and though it's a bittersweet feeling, I'm anxious for everyone to know how the story will end. Also I'm hoping we can still be friends after you finish reading. Ahem.
If you follow me around the internet, you know I've teased you a lot about what may or may not happen in book 3, but the truth is, most of the time I was just messing with you. What actually happens in the third book is probably almost definitely not what you think is going to happen. (Don't let the title fool you! "Ignite" is so much more than it seems.)
Are you ready to get all the chilly chills, literati? Because, oh man, is this new EXCLUSIVE book trailer for "Unbreakable," Kami Garcia's creeptastic ghosthunter romance, gonna punch you one right in your soft spot. Turn on all the lights, check under the bed, and get ready to meet the Legion: an ancient, secret society that has two very particular sets of skills. One, eradicating evil spirits, and two, looking daaaaamn good doing it.
The trailer kicks off with Kennedy, a teenage girl who's still reeling from the mysterious death of her mother when she stumbles on another horrifying surprise. Ghosts? Are totes real.