Chris Colfer is a best-selling author twice over! The "Glee" star took to Twitter today to announce that his second "Land of Stories" book, "The Enchantress Returns," will be charming the charts next week!
Chris is currently on tour supporting his follow-up, swinging up the West Coast over the weekend for book signings. Be sure to stop by if you can!
Millions of Edward Cullen enthusiasts know Stephenie Meyer as the woman behind their literary love, but the "Twilight" author's taken a bit of a break from her own writing to bring another author's novel to the big screen.
Enter "Austenland," the 2007 novel by Stephenie's friend Shannon Hale. The story follows 30-something Jane Hayes, who is so enamored of "Pride and Prejudice" suitor Mark Darcy that she takes to an Austen-themed retreat to try and experience the "real thing" for herself. Stephenie knew the story would be perfect for the silver screen, so she created her Fickle Fish production company to make it happen.
"It came about kind of backwards," Stephenie explained to MTV News' Josh Horowitz. "I read it years and years ago, I think before 'New Moon' was out, and really loved it, and just said, 'Oh, this is so great. It'd be such a great movie. We should do that some day,' because I'm friends with the author. And she's like, 'Totally, in 10 years with a camcorder, we'll go to England and just film it on the fly. And then [screenwriter/director] Jerusha Hess got involved, and then we were like, 'Now we're professional! Now it's really going to happen with real cameras!'"
"The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" opens in theaters next week, but as the teenage demon slayers prepare to debut on the big screen, the author who created the franchise is wrapping up their stories in print. Cassandra Clare told Hollywood Crush this weekend that she’s hard at work on the final book in "The Mortal Instruments" series. But that doesn't mean we’ll see the end of the Shadowhunter world: Cassie’s already created an in-depth outline of her new trilogy, “The Dark Artifices.”
"I know exactly what’s going to happen," she said of the new series, which will take place in Los Angeles five years after the conclusion of the "TMI" books. "I’m still wrapping up the last book in the ‘Mortal Instruments’ series and the characters of ‘The Dark Artifices’ are introduced in it."
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.
If you've been paying even the teensiest bit of attention to the YA book buzz for fall 2013, then you've no doubt caught wind of the mad, rabid anticipation surrounding Cristin Terrill's debut novel, "All Our Yesterdays." (Seriously, the buzz for this book is so loud and wild that it sounds like a million angry bees jacked up on performance-enhancing drugs.) And in this final month before the book hits shelves, you're gonna want to get acquainted with the strange, scary, sci-fi surreality in which it takes place...which is, of course, where we come in. Because we've got the EXCLUSIVE first of four cinematic webisodes introducing you to the book's brave, bad-ass heroine. And ooooooh, she's in big trouble.
A girl imprisoned in a locked, bare cell, with a hard chair under her rear and a video camera in her face: This can only be Em. She's spent her life trying to stop the invention of a machine that will destroy the world, only to find herself behind locked doors, guarded by a mysterious man who wants to know what she knows, and who doesn't mind knocking her around to get it. Ugh! This guy is so RUDE and MEAN. And with nothing but a list of instructions to guide her—a list she doesn't remember writing, but that's written in her own hand—she'll need to find a way out of her prison in order to stop the apocalypse.
Intrigued? YEAH YOU ARE. And in the weeks leading up to the September release of "All Our Yesterdays," you'll be able to sneak three more webisode peeks at the excitement to come.
If you have yet to read Rick Yancey's engrossing alien-invasion YA "The 5th Wave," you better get on it quick because the apocalypse waits for no one. Further evidence: The novel's big-screen adaptation has landed itself a talented scriptrix.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Susannah Grant, who recieved an Oscar nomination for the "Erin Brokovich" screenplay, will adapt the novel, which is being produced by Tobey Maguire's production company.
For the uninitiated, "The 5th Wave" is the first in a proposed trilogy and follows 16-year-old Cassie, one of the remaining survivors following an extra-terrestrial attack. All alone, she roams the remains of the Midwest in search of her brother, whom she hopes against hope is still alive after being carted away to supposed safety by a group of soldiers.
A royal alliance, a girl in disguise and two young people bonded in magic against a tyrant terrorist: We're just gonna come out and say that the soon-to-be-released fantasy romance "The Burning Sky" sounds so flippin' amazing, you may well require a fresh pair of pants after watching the EXCLUSIVE book trailer debut, right here, right now. (Related: You go on and watch it, and we'll be right back. With new pants on.)
The book by Sherry Thomas tells the story of a kingdom torn by war, and a young woman blessed with the supernatural abilities to finally end the madness. Her task: to defeat the tyrant known as the Bane, whose unparalleled magic has kept the Realm in thrall and under his power for years. What will Iolanthe, the chosen savior, have to sacrifice to fulfill her destiny—and what price will the Prince pay to keep her safe?
After waiting years—years! aaaaagh!—for things to move forward on the movie version of Ally Carter's "Heist Society" novels, we've now moved on to the "When it rains, it pours" portion of the YA adaptation news cycle: The Hollywood Reporter has some surprise, exciting dish on the Hollywood fate of Ally's other multi-book project, "Gallagher Girls"!
The newly formed Tonik Productions has snagged rights to the literary series in the hopes that it'll be a new multi-film franchise, featuring a web of sexy schoolgirl espionage so sleek and contemporary, it'll make James Bond look like a crotchety old dinosaur in a crusty tuxedo.
The "Gallagher Girls" story kicks off at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, where sophomore Cameron Ann Morgan is entering her fourth year of education. But this ain't no charm school, y'all: the Gallagher Academy is an elite institution for the training of young lady spies, with a direct line from its hallowed halls to the CIA's recruiting office. And while there's plenty of boarding-school drama and romantic subplots to contend with, the "Gallagher Girls" series is also all about hardcore lady empowerment, which the head honchos at Tonik say drew them to the series as a hot prospect for Hollywood.
Bella Thorne certainly isn't having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year. Though her Disney series "Shake It Up!" is ending its three-season run, the 16-year-old actress is landing film role after film role. The latest, per The Hollywood Reporter, is a part in the big-screen adaptation of Judith Viorst's classic picture book "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day."
The film stars Ed Oxenbould as the titular character, plus Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner as his parents. Bella will play the role of Alexander's brother's girlfriend.