You can tuck your poncho and umbrella safely back into the closet because Mother Nature (whom you may also know as publisher Simon & Schuster) is going to "Let the Storms Break." Yes, the highly anticipated sequel to Shannon Messenger's "Let the Sky Fall" is on its way, and Hollywood Crush has your EXCLUSIVE first look at the novel's wind-swept cover!
But if you're looking for juicy plot details, you might be disappointed. Because we have only the slimmest tease of a tease to share with you regarding the future of teen tornado-survivor Vane Weston and his guardian Audra. Ready? Here it goes:
Prolific writer-director Luc Besson, also known as the man with the very particular set of skills who wrote the script for "Taken," is back in theaters this September with a cool, quirky action-comedy that we're already dying to see—not least because a familiar face from McKinley High is amongst the talented cast! Dianna Agron took a break from her song-and-dance routine on "Glee" to star as a member of "The Family," and today, we've got two exclusive stills of her from the film.
Here's the deal: We'll tell you what's up with this movie, and you try to guess what's up in these photos. Ready? The film centers on a mafia boss (played by Robert De Niro, of course), who's forced into witness protection along with his wife (Michelle Pfeiffer) and kids (Dianna and John D'Leo) after he has a crisis of conscience and rats out his fellow gangsters. But there'll be no pedestrian, suburban-southwest relocation for this family; instead, the powers that be send them overseas to a sleepy small town in France! ...Where, predictably, the culture shock causes them to act out in attention-getting, mobby ways. (We're taking bets now on the likelihood of someone getting whacked with a baguette.)
What if the Yankees hadn't won the Revolutionary War? That's the intriguing premise behind Andrea Cremer's new steampunk novel, "The Inventor's Secret," the first in a trilogy, due April 22, 2014.
Known for her wolves-and-witches series "Nightshade," Andrea uses her background as a history professor to inform and inspire this new epic, which takes place in an alternate 19th century.
"I'm very interested in what-ifs and the idea that there's so much about the world that we presume to be true or inevitable, and really history is very much about individual choices and accidents and all sorts of variables falling into place," Andrea told Hollywood Crush. "If you remove just one piece from that story, everything changes, so I wanted to take a really big piece, which is the American Revolution."
If you've ever dreamed of a wild mash-up story that's like "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" meets "Ender's Game" meets "Dollhouse" meets that James Buddy Rogers blues song about being besties with a guitar...then you have some really bizarre and peculiarly specific desires, my friend. And yet, if that is what you've always wanted, then today's the best day of your life! Because Amy Rose Capetta's "Entangled," a new YA novel that puts a rock musician heroine front and center in a rad sci-fi story that's unlike anything you've ever seen, is on its way to bookstore shelves. And just 'cause we know what you like, we've got the EXCLUSIVE debut of the official trailer available right now.
In a far-away galaxy, a thousand years in the future, a teenage girl named Cade survives alone in a hostile world with only her guitar for company. But unbeknownst to her, she was born with a curious destiny: having been "born" to genetic engineers in high-tech lab, Cade is subatomically connected to a boy named Xan, and she needs to cross the universe to find him. So basically, it's a sci-fi rock'n'roll buddy adventure...in space? Yeah, this one's going on our must-read list faster than you can say "paranoid android."
At this point, there are probably no more than a dozen people left on the planet who haven't read Ransom Riggs' bestselling novel, "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," in which a precocious teenager loses his grandfather, travels to Wales, and has a series of astounding adventures involving dental tentacles and World War II wormholes and creepy vintage photographs. But if you've been waiting for the paperback—because it's cheaper, or you like floppy books, or you didn't yet know how to read when the hardcover came out last year—then now's your chance to snag it!
The book is out in stores now, and in honor of its release, we've got something... well, peculiar to show you. It's an image from the "Miss Peregrine's" sequel, "Hollow City," which picks up right where the first book left off, following the merry band of peculiar orphans as they travel to London in search of answers.
Whatever your summer reading plans, we've got one title that needs to be written on your list...indelibly. The book in question? "Ink," a twisty debut drama full of pretty pictures, Eastern flavor and yummy Japanese uberhunks who may or may not be descended from the ancient gods of Japan. And just because we love you, we've got the EXCLUSIVE debut of the book trailer for Amanda Sun's first novel, right here, right now, so let's watch it!
Frankly, all reasonable human beings should be sold on this book from the moment the trailer unleashes the fantastically exciting teaser that "pens explode, ink drips, and the unimaginable happens!" (Hint: The unimaginable is far more exciting than the splotchy oopsie stains that are the usual outcome of a spilled ink incident.) But for those in need of a plot synopsis, here's your dish: Katie, an orphaned American teen who's been sent to live with her aunt in Japan, can't quite master the art of eating her food with chopsticks—but she can fall for the floppy-haired, wild-eyed Tomohiro, a kendo champion with a mysterious past! And when her presence in Tomo's life starts to have strange effects on his sketchbook, it's only a matter of time before the two find themselves wrapped up in a supernatural conflict with roots in ancient Japan...and in a forbidden love, too. Of course. I mean, you have to have that.
What happens after you park your illustrious butt on the Throne of Glass? You wear the Crown of Midnight, of course! Which is where we're at now in Sarah J. Maas' epic series about a young assassin in search of her destiny, and why we're so super-excited to bring you the EXCLUSIVE first look at the trailer for "Crown of Midnight," the next book in line.
After making her action-packed debut in "Throne of Glass," Celaena has traded a life of hard labor in the kingdom's salt mines for a place in the palace—and the coveted title of royal assassin. But despite her position at the king's side, her loyalties lie elsewhere...and as powerful forces gather on the horizon, her next assignment might be the one that forces her to make a terrible choice.
This one goes out to all you Lermaniacs.
In anticipation of the upcoming release of the long-awaited "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," Hollywood Crush has gotten its sticky little fingers on a super-fresh profile banner featuring the titular half-blood—and let's just say the son of Poseidon is totally living up to the Greek-god hype.
Logan Lerman reprises his role as Percy Jackson in the sequel, in which he and friends Annabeth (Alexandra Daddario), Grover (Brandon T. Jackson) and Tyson (Douglas Smith) go on an epic adventure to retrieve the Golden Fleece—the only thing that can rescue Camp Half-Blood from peril.
by Lauren Mandel
We can't believe it's taken us nearly 10 years to say this, but the sequel to every fashionista’s go-to tome—"The Devil Wears Prada"—is finally here! "Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns," by Lauren Weisberger, is out today!
The book picks up a decade after the events of the first installment, with Andy and her former co-worker Emily joining forces to start a new publication of their own, The Plunge, a high-end bridal magazine. And in the midst of some serious heartbreak and betrayal, Andy finds herself right where she started, directly in the path of the woman we love to hate, Miranda Priestly.
In celebration of the sequel's release, we've gotten our hot little hands on an EXCLUSIVE interview with audiobook narrator Megan Hilty (of "Smash" fame).
Ladies, prepare to meet Death! And make sure you freshen up a little, because trust us, you'll want to look your best for this date with destiny: We've got the EXCLUSIVE cover reveal for the long-awaited second book in Kresley Cole's "Arcana Chronicles," featuring tarot Empress Evie in the lusty clutches of her "Endless Knight." (No, that's not a typo. He's a knight! Endlessly!)
In the next installment of this supernatural series about teens who've been endowed with tarot-based powers, Evie—the Empress—has accepted her role in the coming war that will determine the fate of the whole entire world...but she hasn't decided whether she'd prefer to die in the arms of Jack, the wickedly sexy bad boy who served as her protector during the apocalypse, or Death, the mysterious knight to whom Evie has an attraction even she doesn't truly understand. (Personally, we'd opt for the guy not named Death? Just seems wise, somehow... but then again, this is the world of supernatural romance, so who knows!) And in this exclusive video, we go behind the scenes at the photo shoot where two beautiful people and a talented crew created the iconic image used on the cover. Take a peek!