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Author John Green Responds To 'Fault In Our Stars' School Ban

Author John Green Responds To 'Fault In Our Stars' School Ban

The JJJ Book Club was kind of shocked when the Riverside School District in California banned “The Fault In Our Stars” from their middle schools.

The book was banned after a few parents complaint about the story which “challenged the teen love story as inappropriate for that age group” and the district agreed with them, pulling copies from middle school shelves.

“I guess I am both happy and sad,” author John Green wrote on his Tumblr about the decision. “I am happy because apparently young people in Riverside, California will never witness or experience mortality since they won’t be reading my book, which is great for them.

He added, “But I am also sad because I was really hoping I would be able to introduce the idea that human beings die to the children of Riverside, California and thereby crush their dreams of immortality.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK about “The Fault In Our Stars” being banned?

'Maze Runner' Author James Dashner Announces Prequel Book, Out In 2016

'Maze Runner' Author James Dashner Announces Prequel Book, Out In 2016

Get excited Dashner Army!

Author James Dashner, who wrote “The Maze Runner” books, just announced that a prequel is coming and the JJJ Book Club couldn’t be more excited!

“From the very beginning, I’ve always wanted to write a prequel about Thomas, Teresa, Newt, Minho, Alby and all the Gladers that leads up to the very moment Thomas enters the Box,” Mr. Dashner shared in a statement (via MTV). “There are so many things hinted at that will be fun to reveal in depth. For years, fans have made it abundantly and enthusiastically clear that they want the same thing, so now seems like the perfect time to give readers the story of how the Maze began.”

The prequel, titled “The Fever Code” will explore the creation of the Maze, and how the Gladers all got there and hit shelves in 2016.

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The Books For September's JJJ Book Club Are Insanely Good Reads

The Books For September's JJJ Book Club Are Insanely Good Reads

Before the JJJ Book Club celebrates one of our favorite weeks of the year — Banned Book Week — we have to give you some recommendations for September!

September is a gigantic pool of good books every year and this year, is no different. There are vampires, parellel worlds, royalty, and assassins — just about everything from some of our fave authors and new ones.

Check out all our recs inside… More Here! »

Melissa Marr's 'Made For You' Gets Book Trailer & Animated Cover (Exclusive)

Melissa Marr's 'Made For You' Gets Book Trailer & Animated Cover (Exclusive)

There’s just ONE more week until Melissa Marr‘s new novel, “Made For You” hits shelves and the JJJ Book Club can not wait!

We’ve actually been gifted with a few exclusives — a book trailer and animated cover! It’s so cool!

“Made For You” summary: When Eva Tilling wakes up in the hospital, she’s confused—who in her sleepy little North Carolina town could have hit her with their car? And why? But before she can consider the question, she finds that she’s awoken with a strange new skill: the ability to foresee people’s deaths when they touch her.

While she is recovering from the hit-and-run, Nate, an old flame, reappears, and the two must traverse their rocky past as they figure out how to use Eva’s power to keep her friends—and themselves—alive. But while Eva and Nate grow closer, the killer grows increasingly frantic in his attempt to get to Eva.


Melissa Marr’s ‘Made For You’ Book Trailer

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Win A FREE Copy of Marie Lu's 'The Young Elites' Plus a Bebe Jacket!

Win A FREE Copy of Marie Lu's 'The Young Elites' Plus a Bebe Jacket!

It’s no secret that the JJJ Book Club are huge fans of author Marie Lu.

So when we got a hold of her new novel, “The Young Elites”, we pretty much devoured it. It really only took us a day to read it from cover to cover.

Now that we’ve got an extra copy on our hands, we want to give it away — along with a pretty cool bebe jacket!

“The Young Elites” summary: Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites.

The new book is out on October 7th!

JJJ Book Club Exclusive: Watch the Trailer for Carina Adly MacKenzie's 'Eternal Night'!

JJJ Book Club Exclusive: Watch the Trailer for Carina Adly MacKenzie's 'Eternal Night'!

JJJ is so excited to introduce an exclusive book trailer for Carina Adly MacKenzie‘s first novel “Eternal Night”!

We caught up with Carina, who also happens to be a writer on The Originals, to chat about the novel, which follows six young gods hiding in plain sight among mortals.

“The idea for ‘Eternal Night’ started with my editors, actually. I always envisioned myself writing a more realistic contemporary high school novel, and I hope to do that next. Once we got to talking and the idea of gods came up, though, I was immediately excited,” Carina told JJJ. “When I was a kid I was obsessed with this book of Greek mythology — it’s actually pretty scandalous, when you’re nine years old — so after talking to my editors, I went to the bookstore and asked them to help me find a giant yellow book about Gods. That was all I remembered of it. It turned out to be the ‘D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths,’ so I dug into that and from there got really inspired and excited about this story and finding ways to make it my own.”

Here’s the book’s synopsis: On a hot June morning, the body of a beautiful girl is found floating in the rooftop pool of the Jefferson Hotel, her white-ink tattoos revealing the story of a life much longer than seems possible. Only the immortals know the truth: Nadia was the goddess of hope. Now she’s gone, and the world as they know it is ending. The Hudson River has turned blood red. Storms rage overhead. Mania is rapidly spreading across the globe.

It is up to the remaining gods—Lola, Dean, Weston, Mark, Nike and Peitha—to put aside centuries of betrayal and heartbreak, and stop the mysterious source of darkness that is taking over…before the sun sets forever.

Carina‘s writing has gotten a ton of praise, including from actors Joseph Morgan, Colton Haynes, and Phoebe Tonkin, as well as longtime TV executive producers/writers Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson.

Be sure to get your copy on Amazon now, and click inside to read the rest of our interview!


Eternal Night Book Trailer

Click inside to read the rest of our interview with Carina Adly MacKenzie More Here! »

August 9th Is Book Lovers Day - Here Are A Few Reads You Need To Pick Up For It

August 9th Is Book Lovers Day - Here Are A Few Reads You Need To Pick Up For It

Clear all your plans for Saturday, August 9th because it’s Book Lovers Day!

The JJJ Book Club never really needs an official day to kick back with a good book and a yummy drink, but it’s nice to know it’s there.

We’ve gathered up our fave books that are releasing this month just for this day. Check them out below! More Here! »

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