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:
Because it's never too early to get psyched out of your mind about an amazing YA book making its way to Hollywood, you can officially mark your 2015 calendar with a big, beautiful star on July 31: According to The Hollywood Reporter, that's when the movie adaptation of "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" will make its big theatrical debut. (And if you don't have a 2015 calendar yet, just tattoo the date on your arm, and your face, and your dog. You don't want to forget, do you?)
The movie, based on the bestselling book by Ransom Riggs, follows a young hero from his home in the states to a petite island off the coast of Wales, where a group of unusual—you might even say peculiar—orphans are waiting for him inside a wormhole full of secrets! And best of all, it's in wildly capable hands: Tim Burton, who was drawn to the book for obvious reasons of the supernatural-quirky variety, has signed on to direct, which means Ransom's weirdo world full of shapeshifters and gothic mansions and tentacle-faced monstrosities should be on full and glorious detailed display when the film hits the big screen.
After loving Katherine Longshore's "Gilt," I couldn't wait to read her second "Royal Circle" series novel—especially when I found out it followed Anne Boleyn's scandalous story. And if I thought I had a historical crush on King Henry VIII, I had no idea that Sir Thomas Wyatt was prowling just around the corner. Seriously, Crushers, swoon overload. A charming and charismatic poet who believes you deserve an extraordinarily epic love? Forget Peeta or Jace, Team Wyatt all the way! Needless to say, as soon as I started "Tarnish," I was hooked.
Anne Boleyn's story is one that's been told for centuries. But Katherine presents her in a unique way, showing readers that before His Majesty ordered Anne's execution, she was simply a girl determined to give herself a bright future. The book opens showing Anne as the odd girl out. Having been away in France, everything about her is different. From keeping her trendy French style to refusing to tame her witty commentary, Anne is unwilling to blend into the background. Even when she tries, she doesn't know how to hold her tongue and fall in step with a society that expects women to be seen and not heard. But when Anne makes a life-changing bet with Thomas to escape an arranged marriage, how she's seen could lead to her demise—or if she plays her cards right—her rise. She could end up as nothing or she could finally become something.
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."
Much like the romance between guardian-in-training Rose Hathaway and her dreamy Dhampir instructor Dimitri Belikov, bringing "Vampire Academy" to the big screen has been a complicated process full of twists and turns and anxiety-inducing cliffhangers. But, after years of will-they-won't-they, the powers that be have green-lit the production (re-titled "Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters"), which is currently being shot in London with leads Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry and Danila Kozlovskiy.
In celebration (and anticipation) of the film, we hopped on the phone with author Richelle Mead to talk about the long road to movie, a "21 Jump Street"-inspired cameo idea and the next "Bloodlines" novel, "Fiery Heart."
String theory physics, cute hipster fashion, 1980s hit music and shaman pandas to guide you through it all: This is the marvelous world of "The Theory of Everything," a.k.a. a world we would like to drop everything and start living in right this minute. But we'll settle for adding the book to the very tippy-top of our reading list and watching the EXCLUSIVE debut of its cute, cute trailer. And so can you! We've got it! Right here! With the pandas!
"The Theory of Everything" is a new novel from eclectic literary superstar Kari Luna (whose talents also include world traveling and the professional-grade consumption of apricots). In it, a teenage girl named Sophie Sophia finds herself falling down an intellectual rabbit-hole—except that instead of rabbits, the rabbit-hole is full of pandas—as she tries to retrace the steps of her father, a brilliant physics professor who had a habit of seeing unusual things before he disappeared. Curious? Us, too! But the book doesn't hit shelves until July 11, so for now, let's all peek at the interest-piquing book trailer and place bets on the probability of finding the perfect panda suit to wear for the big debut. (Trailer music provided by Marmoset; Forgetting Goodbye by Medium Size Kids.)
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.
FROM MTV NEWS: Where Emma Watson goes, magic seems to follow. The 23-year-old actress, who has been racking up a variety of roles since her graduation from Hogwarts, is once again eyeing a fantasy franchise.
Variety reports that Emma will re-team with her "Harry Potter" producer David Heyman for the big-screen adaptation of Erika Johansen's soon-to-be-published novel "Queen of the Tearling," the first of a proposed trilogy.
Find out more about the role and Erika's series at MTV News!
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.