Remember yesterday when we told you that handsome "Teen Wolf" actor Daniel Sharman would be narrating the audiobook version of Cassandra Clare's long-awaited "Infernal Devices" conclusion, "Clockwork Princess"? Well, here—for your viewing pleasure—is an image of Daniel in the recording studio, primed to read Cassie's words with his swoon-worthy British accent. All together now: SWOOOOOOOOON!
But also, we should probably be totally jealous, right? Because in front of him, in all its glory, is a finished copy of "Clockwork Princess"—something we won't be able to get our grubby little hands (or ears) on until March 19. Do you think Daniel would accept a two-day-old PB&J sandwich bribe to tell us how it all ends? No? Bloody hell!
Who knew the Kardashians were keeping up with young-adult literature?
Big ups to InTouch, who uncovered Scott Disick's secret past as a teen-novel cover model! Scott, who has two children with Kourtney Kardashian, graced several installments of Lauren Brooke's "Heartland" series, published by Scholastic in the early 2000s.
The 29-year-old reality star, however, isn't the only celeb to have covered a YA novel. From Mean Girls to tributes, check out a few familiar faces after the jump!
If you've got any long flights or cross-country spring break road trips in your future, we've got a thoroughly enjoyable way for you to fill those long, quiet hours...and if you don't, you might want to plan one, the better to enjoy the delicious Daniel Sharman as he reads one of your favorite books aloud. The "Teen Wolf" star has been officially tapped to record the audiobook of Cassandra Clare's "Clockwork Princess"...and we are officially planning to fall asleep on the night of its release to the dulcet lullaby of fantastical steampunk fiction being read by a man with the world's chiseled-est cheekbones. Sweet dreams, indeed!
Daniel's selection as audiobook narrator got the thumbs-up from none other than Cassandra herself, as she was the one who thought he'd be perfect for the job.
After spending most of our high school years wishing we could snap our fingers and turn our class' reigning queen bee into a newt (what, like you didn't?), there's something terribly seductive and fun about the idea that somewhere, somehow, a gifted young witch could magically manipulate her own high school experience into, y'know, not sucking.
So we are seriously loving the wish-fulfillment aspects of Brittany Geragotelis' "What the Spell?", the new YA novel coming this month whose trailer we have the EXCLUSIVE pleasure of debuting today! So grab your pointy hat and broomstick, and let's all peep the exciting story of a teenage witch whose new-found abilities could either save her sophomore year...or condemn her to the sort of hellish self-sabotage that can only come from the misuse of one's supernatural powers. Magic is pesky that way.
Meet Brooklyn Sparks: a girl whose greatest sweet 16th birthday gift is the ability to finally access her magical birthright. Drunk on power, the young witch makes big plans to rule the school, get the guy, and forever banish all traces of her natural hair color—all while steering clear of the freaky high school A-group led by a mean girl named Gigi.
I never know what jumble of emotions will flood over me as I crack the spine on a new Gayle Forman novel—but I always welcome the deluge. If one can be both giddy and melancholy in the same moment, well, that was my state as I turned the final page of the author's latest effort.
Part romance, part travelogue, part coming-of-age tale, "Just One Day" centers around straight-laced American teen Allyson Healey, who's spent the final weeks of her summer before college traveling with a study group in Europe. On the last night of the tour, Allyson meets Willem, a dreamy Dutchman who's part of an underground Shakespeare company. Allyson feels an instant connection, and a chance encounter the following day precipitates an invitation to spend the day with Willem in Paris.
FROM MTV NEWS: "Fifty Shades of Grey" screenwriter Kelly Marcel whipped the fandom into a bit of a frenzy this week, as she revealed to The Sunday Times that she's penning a screenplay worthy of an NC-17 rating. (We'll let your mind wander and explore that tidbit for just a moment.)
Though Universal, the studio behind the adaptation of E L James' best-selling novel, issued a statement to The Hollywood Reporter saying, "A screenplay has not yet been written, a rating has not been designated, and we have no further comment," Christian Grey enthusiasts are still salivating over the possibility of SEEING IT ALL.
But how likely is such a risque rating? MTV News spoke with a number of box-office experts to find out.
Click on over to MTV News to read the full story!
If you've been camping out front of your local movie theater, waiting for action-adventure alien romance "The Host" to finally make its appearance in theaters, you might want to take a brief detour to your local bookstore for the latest advance look at the film! (Go on, we'll hold your place in line.) That's where you'll find the amahhhhzing "The Host: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion," a big juicy paperback guide to the cinematic adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's sci-fi novel.
It's your chance to get an advance, in-depth look at how the sausage gets made...only better, because the making of sausage is an absolutely disgusting process involving ground meats and sheep intestines, whereas the making of this movie is all about cool locations and fancy sets and behind-the-scenes shots of Jake Abel looking all squinty and sexy in the desert sun.
You guys. YOU GUYS. Be honest, now: Is there anything, anything in the world, more exciting than a cover reveal for the next YA novel you'll be dying to add to your library? No! There is not! Unless, that is, the cover reveal was accompanied by something even more amazing...like, say, an offer from the author herself to serenade you on the internet with a personalized original song.
Because not only do we have the EXCLUSIVE hookup for you on the cover art for your new favorite title-to-be, but we've also got deets on how you can win some personal authorial attention that goes way beyond a signed book. And without further ado: Behold! It's the cover for Mindy Raf's "The Symptoms of My Insanity"!
A Shadowhunter, a Caster and a Tribute walk into a movie theater and…kick some box-office butt.
Now, you may be saying, "Hollywood Crush, your punchlines need a little work!" But, friends, that was no joke—that was a prediction.
You see, as 2012 draws to a close and we look at the films that will populate theaters come 2013, we can't help but notice an emerging theme: literary adaptations. From "The Mortal Instruments" to "The Great Gatsby," nearly 20 of the coming year's movies take inspiration from novels or well-worn fairy tales. Indeed, it's a good time to be a lit lover. We examine the phenomenon more closely over at MTV News, but in the meantime, we want to know: Which 2013 literary movie are you most excited to see? Vote in our poll after the jump!
Here's a late Christmas present for all you Caster-lovin' mortals out there: a magical sneak peek at the cover art for "Beautiful Creatures: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion"!
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and penned by New York Times best-selling author Mark Cotta Vaz (otherwise known as "The Twilight Saga" guides guy), the movie companion takes fans behind the scenes and deep into the Southern intrigue of fictional Gatlin, South Carolina, where the supernatural romance takes place. Big, glossy photos offer up first looks at the cast, sets and locations long before you'll see them brought to life on the big screen come February 13.
So... what are you waiting for? Click past the jump for an EXCLUSIVE sneak peek at the cover!