No lies, the JJJ Book Club is insanely excited to reveal the first excerpt from Karen Bao‘s upcoming novel, “Dove Arising”!
In “Dove Arising”, Phaet Theta has lived her whole life in a colony on the Moon. She’s barely spoken since her father died in an accident nine years ago. She cultivates the plants in Greenhouse 22, lets her best friend talk for her, and stays off the government’s radar. Then her mother is arrested.
Living on their own with no support, the only way for Phaet to save her younger siblings from a life in the degrading Shelter is by enlisting in the Militia, the faceless army that polices the Lunar bases and protects them from attacks by desperate Earth-dwellers.
Training is brutal, but it’s where Phaet forms an uneasy but meaningful alliance with the preternaturally accomplished Wes, a fellow outsider. Rank high, save her siblings, free her mom: that’s the plan. Until Phaet’s logically ordered world begins to crumble…
“Dove Arising” is out in February 2015. Click inside to get your first read!
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JK Rowling just shared a fun fact about the religion of one of the characters in Harry Potter!
The 49-year-old writer decided to answer a question by a fan named Benjamin Roffman, who asked if there were Jews at Hogwarts.
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“Anthony Goldstein, Ravenclaw, Jewish wizard,” J.K. tweeted, in response to Ben‘s question.
In case you didn’t know, Anthony appeared in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, in which he fought in the Battle of Hogwarts.
Click inside to find out the one religion J.K. Rowling doesn’t imagine at Hogwarts… More Here! »
So, November was intense and action filled, but for December, it’s all about cute and fun stories we’ve found.
The JJJ Book Club hopes you’ll like all our picks as much as we liked them. They’re real stories with some good lessons inside of them.
Our fave is definitely “Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless” by Liz Czukas.
Check out all our picks inside and let us know what you’re reading this month, too! More Here! »
Check out the new movie-tie in book for The D.U.F.F.!
The book, penned by Kody Keplinger, follows 17-year-old Bianca Piper, who may not be the prettiest girl in her high school, but she has a loyal group of friends, a biting wit, and a spot-on BS detector. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush, who calls Bianca the Duff—the designated ugly fat friend—of her crew.
But things aren’t so great at home and Bianca, desperate for a distraction, ends up kissing Wesley. Worse, she likes it. Eager for escape, Bianca throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with him. Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out Wesley isn’t such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she’s falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.
The film, which stars Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell and Bella Thorne, is out in theaters February 20, 2015!
Austin Mahone‘s new book isn’t out on shelves until next week — but an excerpt just made it’s way onto the internet and JJJ can’t wait any longer!
The 17-year-old musician debuted a short excerpt from Chapter 3 with TeenVogue.com and you can read it in full!
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“It’s amazing what can happen when you’re bored. My best friend AC and I spent a lot of time together. We’d go online and watch videos we found of rappers we liked and funny stuff people were posting on YouTube, and then, finally, right at the end of eighth grade, we decided to start a YouTube channel of our own. We called it Lavender Koolaide, because we thought it was funny. We filmed some footage of us fake ninja fighting, and then at the end, just going nuts and throwing stuff at each other. And that was it: our first video. Even I have to admit it was pretty random. I think it got five views. We decided to make a second version of our “ultimate fighting” video, and that one did a lot better: It got ten views. Progress.”
Read the entire excerpt on TeenVogue.com!
The JJJ Book Club could not put down our copy of “Blue Lily, Lily Blue” by Maggie Stiefvater — it’s way too good and we want to share it with our readers.
So…guess what we got? The ultimate Raven Cycle Prize Pack, of course.
Here’s what you’ll get: The entire Raven Cycle book series: “The Raven Boys”, “The Dream Thieves” and “Blue Lily, Lily Blue”, plus a limited edition Raven Cycle Tarot Deck and an $100 Visa gift card (which we know you’ll use to get more books)!
“Blue Lily, Lily Blue” summary: There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up. Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs. The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost.
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The JJJ Book Club is really flipping out about this — Gayle Forman‘s “Just One Day” and “Just One Year” are being adapted for the big screen!
Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are set to produce the pic, according to THR, through Universal Pictures.
“Just One Day” and “Just One Year” follows the story of a young couple who meet and share one incredible day, and night, together only to be separated, spending the next year looking for each other and finding themselves along the journey.
“Let the fantasy casting begin: Who will play Willem?” Gayle, author of “If I Stay”, tweeted after the news broke. So, who would play him? We’ve got some ideas…