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!
We've been not-so-patiently waiting to find out who would play Mia's rock-and-roll boyfriend Adam in the big-screen adaptation of Gayle Forman's "If I Stay," and now we finally know who our Shooting Star will be!
Deadline reports that "Snow White and the Huntsman" actor Jamie Blackley has landed the role opposite Chloe Moretz.
"If I Stay" centers around 17-year-old Mia, a talented cellist whose entire family is killed in a horrific car crash. Mia's left comatose, but her soul is very much awake—and struggling with whether she should live or die. Without getting too spoilery, boyfriend Adam plays an important role in Mia's ultimate decision.
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.
When it comes to "Mortal Instruments" spin-off series "The Bane Chronicles," you know the drill: first comes the announcement of some extraordinarily sexy man being tapped for audiobook narration duties, and then comes the part where we all go "SQUEEEEEE!" and wet our pants with excitement. Or at least, that's how it usually goes. But because we like to keep you on your toes, today is a little bit different: first we give you the EXCLUSIVE first listen to an excerpt from "Midnight Heir," read by the goshdarndelicious David Oyelowo, and then we announce the next actor on board the audiobook narration project, and THEN comes the squeeing and peeing. Variety! Hooray!
So get ready, get set and brace yourself for some serious aural pleasures courtesy of David's dulcet tones and a brand-new installment in the personal history of one Magnus Bane: "Midnight Heir" is the fourth book in the series, featuring a return for Magnus to turn-of-the-century London and a first meeting for the warlock with one James Herondale (a familiar family name for anyone who's read Cassandra Clare's original series!)
Fans got their first taste of the big-screen adaptation of Richelle Mead's "Vampire Academy" earlier this month with the bloody fabulous debut of a teaser trailer. (SHIRTLESS DIMITRI WHAT!!!!!!!) But with a big-screen bow more than six months away, we're already bloodlusting for more.
Sooooooo... we hopped on the phone with screenwriter Daniel Waters (probably best known for penning 1988's "Heathers") to get all the dirty details about the Zoey Deutch-starring film, including what's changed from the book and how "Vampire Academy" will be different than other teen flicks.
Enter Coldtown...if you dare.
Holly Black's latest novel, "The Coldest Girl in Coldtown," imagines a world in which vampire attacks are an everyday occurrence, despite quarantine zones (i.e. Coldtowns) where the infected live out their days in what could best be described as a televised orgy of blood and booze. Enter 17-year-old Tana, who after a crazy night of partying, wakes up to find all her friends murdered—save for mysterious vampire Gavriel and her newly infected ex-boyfriend Aidan. She decides it's her duty to take them to the nearest Coldtown—but once she gets in, will she be able to get out?
With "The Coldest Girl in Coldtown" out in a matter of days, Hollywood Crush rang up Holly to chat about this latest entry into the vampire canon ("Twilight" it's not!), her favorite reality show (we're partial to it, too) and whether Tana could take a trip to the silver screen.
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.
There are no vampires, werewolves, or Shadowhunters in the latest young-adult book poised to become a movie. "Sorta Like a Rock Star," the YA debut of "Silver Linings Playbook" author Matthew Quick, isn't set in a dystopian future, only the very real present. But although there might not be any of the film industry's favorite supernatural beings in this story of a homeless teenager making it through her senior year of high school, the heart-wrenching story is getting its very own cinematic adaptation.
"SLRS" follows Amber Appleton, forced to live on the school bus her mom drives after her mom's boyfriend kicks them out. She's got a loyal dog and a collection of oddball friends (the school freaks, a church group of Korean ladies, an old woman in a nursing home and a Vietnam vet, to name a few), and is the most optimistic, upbeat teenager you've ever come across despite the crappy circumstances she's been dealt—that is until something so tragic comes along that even Amber can't overcome her depression.
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...)