Anticipating the release of Cassandra Clare’s fifth book in the Immortal Instruments series? If you can’t wait until May 8, then click here to read the first chapter! On her website (and on other websites) Cassandra Clare is releasing six parts of her new book, The City of Lost Souls. Get started by reading the first chapter:
by Richelle Mead
Look-a-like: Angelina Jolie
by Lauren DeStefano
Look-a-like: Mandy Moore
The Name of the Starby Maureen Johnson
Look-a-like: Ashton Kutcher
Click here to visit the original blog post by YA Highway, and you can click on the titles above to find them in the Library! Also, you can browse the Teen fiction shelves in the Teen Zone to see if you can find your own celebrity look-a-like covers!
Then click here to head over to EW’s Shelf Life blog to read an interview where Ally Condie answers questions about the trilogy, including an update on a movie adaptation! Also, they reveal the cover for book 3:
If you’re a fan of John Green and are excited about the recent release of his book The Fault in Our Stars, but haven’t been able to get your hands on copy yet, here are few things to tide you over until you do!
First here’s the book trailer for The Fault in Our Stars:
Here’s John Green reading the first and second chapters of the book:
and finally an interview with John Green and Ilene Cooper, who wrote the introduction for The Fault in Our Stars:
What was your favorite book of 2011? Click here to visit Teenreads.com and vote for your favorite books of 2011 in their annual Teen Choice Book of the Year vote, and click here to check out their long list of titles to choose from.
There have also been a ton of other “Best of 2011″ lists put out this month. Check some of them out below:
- Goodreads.com. The overall best book of 2011 was Divergent by Veronica Roth!
- School Library Journal: Fiction, Nonfiction, and Best Adult books 4 Teens
- NPR’s Top 5 YA novels
- New York Times Notable Books of 2011
- Kirkus Best Books of 2011
- Amazon’s Best Young Adult Books of 2011
- Publisher’s Weekly Best Books of 2011
The blogs Hollwood Crush and The FABlife (both part of the MTV network) have declared this week Dystopian Week. This week they will have interviews, reviews, and guest blogs celebrating all things dystopia.
If you are a fan of the shows The Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle, then you know as well as I do that this week is their “mid-season finale”. Never heard of a mid-season finale? Neither have I! Apparently, after this week there will not be any new shows airing for The Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle until January 2012.
So, what do we do in the meantime? Well, you can catch up on past seasons of The Vampire Diaries by checking them out at the Library. Or you can also pick up the books that the two shows were based on. That is my plan! I am such a fan of the TV shows, but I have not yet read any of the original L.J. Smith novels. I am dying to know how they differ from the show, and I am also curious if there is anything in the book that the TV shows haven’t covered yet–this may not be true for The Vampire Diaries, but I think I can get some kind of preview if I read The Secret Circle series. Click here to find the first book in The Vampire Diaries series and click here to find the first book in The Secret Circle series.