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!
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.
Elise Dembowski, the protagonist of Leila Sales' new novel, "This Song Will Save Your Life," is the kind of clueless loser who'll make you cringe—and depending upon your personal high school history, it might be with recognition. Sneered at, bullied and relentlessly rejected, Elise is a social pariah thanks to having committed teen life's one unforgivable sin: wanting people to like her.
But when this story begins, Elise is sure that she's got it all figured out. All this time, she's been targeted for sticking out; clearly, what she needs is to reject her uniqueness and fit in, right? [Ed note: Ugh, no, wrong. SO wrong. But there's nothing we can do to stop her.] Determined to make her sophomore year the one in which she's finally be accepted, Elise studies up on popular culture, buys all the right clothes and stows the physical evidence of her former life as a weirdo outlier in an industrial-strength trash bag.
Which means that when her plan crashes, burns and explodes into itty-bitty humiliating little pieces for good measure, she's left with nothing—not even herself.
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.
FROM MTV NEWS: J.K. Rowling's world of wizards and witches is returning to the big screen!
The author is adapting her 2001 "Harry Potter" companion, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"—penned in the book series by Newt Scamander—into a feature film.
"Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for 17 years, 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the 'Harry Potter' series, but an extension of the wizarding world," Rowling said in a statement. "The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the 'Harry Potter' books or seen the films, but Newt's story will start in New York, 70 years before Harry's gets underway.'"
Get all the details on the "Harry Potter" spin-off at MTV News!
After all our dreams came true last week on the "If I Stay" casting front—in that the gentleman picked to play Adam, Mia's boyfriend, is every bit as delicious as we'd dared to hope for—it seemed too much to expect further awesomeness from the film so soon. And yet! There's more! Is it our birthday or something? Because this movie is the gift that keeps on giving: According to Deadline, the gifted Liana Liberato has snagged the role of Mia's best friend, Kim.
"If I Stay" is based on Gayle Forman's novel of the same name, the story of a girl (played by Chloe Moretz) who finds herself comatose and her soul in a state of voyeuristic limbo after the car accident that kills her whole family. And if you've read the book, then no doubt you remember the scene early on when Kim arrives at the comatose Mia's bedside and begs her not to die—not least because if she does, "there’s going to be one of those cheesy Princess Diana memorials at school, and I know you'd hate that kind of thing." So you know that this role needed an actress with some verve, and Liana—who we last saw holding her own against the charming Nat Wolff in "Stuck in Love"—is a perfect pick.
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!
The oft-pondered question of who would play curmudgeonly author Peter Van Houten in the big-screen adaptation of John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars" has finally been answered. Willem Dafoe has landed the role, rounding out the cast of the currently in-production project.
Director Josh Boone took to Twitter today to announce the news himself, writing: "One of my favorite actors, Willem Dafoe, will play Peter Van Houten in #tfiosmovie!"
"The Fault in Our Stars" centers around teen cancer patient Hazel Grace Lancaster (played by Shailene Woodley), who meets and falls in love with fellow Cancer Kids Support Group member Augustus Waters (played by Ansel Elgort). Van Houten's novel, "An Imperial Infliction," is referenced early on as Hazel's favorite book, and without giving too much away, the author plays an important role in Hazel and Augustus' love story.