Remember when we told you that the delicious George Blagden had been tapped to narrate the latest audiobook in "The Bane Chronicles," the exciting companion series to "The Infernal Devices" that explores the life and times of one Magnus Bane? Well! Now you can hear all about that same thing from the actor's own (sensuous, full, ridiculously kissable) lips: just click to enjoy an EXCLUSIVE interview with George in which he talks about his first ever audiobook experience as the voice of "The Runaway Queen," what it was like to go back to France—and back in time—after his work on "Les Miserables," and what he likes best about Magnus Bane. It's just his voice, but daaaamn, what a voice. Prepare to go weak in the knees at the way he says "narrator." Also, "swashbuckling." Also, all the other words in the English language.
Said George, of his time in the soundbooth: "The recording process, quite honestly, has been terrifying in amongst being incredibly rewarding. It's kind of amazing that an author gets to let you take their work and give voice to these characters that they've created. You have a feeling of immense responsibility and you don't want to get it wrong."
The big-screen adaptation of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's bewitching "Beautiful Creatures" hits DVD and Blu-ray today, and in honor of all the Southern gothic intrigue and enchantment, Hollywood Crush has conjured up an EXCLUSIVE sneak peek at a featurette from the release.
And we recommend getting yourself to the nearest fainting couch ASAP, because this clip may cause uncontrollable swooning. Because it's all about luuuuuurve. More specifically, the love between human Ethan Wate and caster Lena Duchannes, and what it is exactly that draws them to one another (y'know, besides a Civil War-era entanglement that may or may not be doomed to repeat itself...)
Before you watch our EXCLUSIVE new book trailer for Sarah Dessen's "The Moon and More," be forewarned: It will give you the uncontrollable urge to drop everything, don a hoodie and spend the rest of your day frolicking on the beach with a cute member of your preferred sex. Okay? Okay. Just don't say we didn't warn you when you wake up with a sunburn, a hickey and, like, 10 pounds of sand in your underpants.
Not that we would know anything about that.
Anyway! This latest novel from the grand high empress of all things YA romance is exactly what you've been waiting for to heat your hot summer nights even hotter, as is readily apparent in its beach-frolic-inducing trailer.
Like many of you, we here at MTV have a soft spot for "The Mortal Instruments" magic-doer Magnus Bane. (Perhaps it's because our names both start with the letter "M"?) And there are few things we love more than debuting EXCLUSIVE content featuring the glittered one, like first-look images and on-set interviews. So here we go again dishing up a hunky helping of the High Warlock of Brooklyn. Are you ready for it? (OF COURSE YOU ARE.)
Take a long, lusty look at this new character poster featuring Magnus, which boasts the tagline: "An instrument of chaos."
The August 23 release marks actor Godfrey Gao's American film debut, and he admitted to a few nerves during production when we visited him last year on the set.
If you've been reading Julie Kagawa's terrifying "Blood of Eden" series, you know that the deadly Red Lung disease is serious freakin' business. The plague-like virus has already wiped out most of the world's population, leaving the last remaining humans to live safely behind an enormous wall, in a reluctant symbiosis with the vampires who need their blood to survive. (You know, just in case you thought your spring allergies were a pain in the butt.) And today, in honor of the release of the next book in the series, "The Eternity Cure," we've got a special EXCLUSIVE treat: public health posters based on the events in the series!
They're just like the informative one-sheets in your doctor's office advising you how not to catch herpes—only much more fun, because, y'know, vampires. Whether it's covering your mouth whilst coughing to avoid passing on your innard-liquefying sickness to other hapless New Covingtonians, or registering for a compulsory blood donation in order to keep the vampire overlords well-fed, these posters are just what every good citizen needs to stay alert and aware in times of horrifying blood-soaked death. Hooray!
Check out all four after the jump!
Remember that time when we nearly went into cardiac arrest over the exclusive announcement that Jesse Williams, hottie extraordinaire, would be narrating the audiobook version of the first installment of Cassandra Clare's "The Bane Chronicles"? Well, it's happening again—except this time, instead of having a conniption fit requiring medical assistance from the "Grey's Anatomy" actor, we'll be starting our own tiny European uprising over the choice of voice for a Bane book. What's got us so hot, bothered and ready to get busy with a bayonet? It's the news that actor George Blagden, who played student revolutionary Grantaire in "Les Miserables" last year, will be reading "The Runaway Queen" directly into our quivering little ears as the series' latest narrator.
George, in addition to stealing our hearts with hot-blooded songs about anger and freedom in "Les Mis," also stars in "Vikings" as the young Christian monk Athelstan—and with such fine historical film credits, he's the perfect pick to tell the story of immortal and enigmatic warlock Magnus Bane as a reluctant saviour of French royals during the tumult of the French Revolution.
At the world's most elite academy for athletic teens, the competition on the playing field is fierce...and the competition off it is even fiercer. That's the story behind the much-anticipated new YA novel "The Academy: Game On"—the first book in the new series by Monica Seles (the international tennis superstar who's also an alumna of a hardcore sports training school, so you know she knows what she's talking about!). And today, we've got an EXCLUSIVE first look at the trailer, which promises all the juicy scandal of a great boarding-school drama plus the added twist of a young tennis star's Cinderella story.
The premise: Maya, a gifted young tennis star, gets the chance of a lifetime when her skills score her a scholarship to the world's most competitive school for aspiring athletes. But when she arrives, she discovers that her ability to wield a racket is the least of her worries; the school is a hotbed of conflicts that center on everything from wealth to romance, and it's ruled over by a mean queen bee whose parents bought her way in. Will Maya be able to steer clear of the drama and focus exclusively on her goal of becoming a pro player? ...Uh, we hope not! That sounds so boring! Bring on the frenemy backstabbing and secret dorm sex!
The first wave pulled the plug. The second wave stirred the oceans. And the third wave? Let's just say that the delightful trills of chirping springtime birds won't seem so delightful when you find out what those winged little monsters are carrying along with them...as you will soon find out, when you watch the EXCLUSIVE third trailer for Rick Yancey's "The 5th Wave." The latest bit of buzz for this hotly anticipated alien apocalypse novel is right here, the middle piece in a madly exciting campaign leading up to the book's May 7 release.
With comparisons already being drawn between Rick Yancey's latest and epic shattered-world works like "The Stand" and "The Passage," "The 5th Wave" is ready and waiting to be your new survivalist obsession; it's like "The Walking Dead" meets "The Hunger Games," with a side of little green men. In it, a 16 year-old girl named Cassie finds herself one of the last ones standing after a multi-tier alien invasion kills off 90 percent of the world—leaving her to wander the wasted, silent highways of Ohio in a quest to find and rescue her little brother. But she's not alone; among the human survivors of the invasion, there are traitorous agents tasked with killing everyone left alive...and by the time you figure out who they are, you'll probably already be dead.
If you've been unwittingly mesmerized by a "Beautiful Bastard" and completely charmed by a "Beautiful Stranger," then you'll want to listen up, because we've got some EXCLUSIVE news regarding Christina Lauren's follow-up, due October 2013. Namely, its name!
The "Beautiful" moniker for the third installment of their steamy, sexy series is... "Beautiful Player."
What's more, we've also got the titles of the authors' three e-novellas: "Beautiful Bitch" (to be released June 2013), "Beautiful Bombshell" (to be released September 2013) and "Beautiful Beginning" (to be released November 2013).
Of course, with news like this we had to get Christina Lauren (otherwise known as the writing team of Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings) on the phone to discuss all the pertinent (and naughty!) details, including the main players in "Beautiful Player," the film adaptation of "Beautiful Bastard" and how much heat to expect from their debut YA novel. Check out the interview after the jump!
Move over, vampire boyfriends! Check yourself, dystopian dramas! The big exciting thing in YA lit today is a lovely, funny break from the bleak and bloody stuff we've been reading lately: our EXCLUSIVE cover reveal for Robyn Schneider's "The Beginning of Everything." Because sometimes, y'all, you need to put down the end-of-the-world stuff and just enjoy a sunny yellow novel with a rollercoaster motif. Wheee!
This is the author's first turn as a writer for teens, but she's 100 percent plugged in to all the loves of the young literati: Robyn is a pro vlogger and proud radio commentator for Doctor Who Online, and she's super-fun and funny. And in her YA debut, she tackles a story in which a devastating accident sends a young tennis star on a surprising new path—one full of old friends, new love and a peculiarly intimate acquaintance with hospital food.