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Book News, The Elite

What's The Elite all about?

Well, here's what it says on GoodReads. Enjoy!

"Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea.

America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, she is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide.

Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’s struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending."

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The Prince

Alright, I want to make things official about The Prince. The Prince is a novella I wrote to accompany The Selection Trilogy. It’s basically a short story that takes place within the timeline of the first book. The Prince came about mostly because of my wonderful editor, Erica Sussman. As we were editing The Selection, she asked all these fantastic questions. Some of them led me to start looking at things the way other people in the stories would see them. In the end, I wrote two scenes from different POVs, one from Aspen’s and one from Maxon’s.

The Prince is taking that scene from Maxon’s perspective and elaborating on it. If you’ve ever wondered what the whole Selection thing looks like through his eyes, then I think you’ll really love this. It will be out exclusively in e-format (which, if you don’t have an e-reader, you can still access on your computer) and should be released March 5, 2013, just before The Selection comes out in paperback. I seriously can’t wait to share. I’m almost as excited about you guys having this as I am about handing over The Elite next April!

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FAQs, Novellas & Other Cool Things!

First: As I've been going through the reader mail and doing Question Monday on twitter, a lot of the same things come up. I thought it'd help to have those all collected in one place, so we now have a FAQ page! I'm sure it will grow, but if you're looking for general stuff, it's a good place to start.

Second: The novella has a title! It's called *drum roll* THE PRINCE! More info on this very soon.

Third: As you all know, I self-published The Siren back in 2009. Turns out it's recently become a bestseller with my publisher, iUniverse! I can only attribute that you guys, so thank you!

And Fourth: There have been a few updates over on the Events page. Stay tuned because it looks like I'll be touring next spring! Woot!

Book News, The Selection

Secret Project!

So, since it’s listed on Amazon and GoodReads, I figure it’s okay to go ahead and tell you about my current secret project! I’m working on a Selection-related novella! The novella will be out in March (I think), and will only available in an e-format. I can’t tell you anything about the content, but I will tell you this:

The novella takes place within the timeline of the first book.

Book News, The Selection

More Translations & a Book 2 Update

In case you missed my agent tweeting this morning, The Selection is now heading to Indonesia and Hungary! Foreign sales are one of my favorite things ever, so this makes me very happy. Some people have asked for release dates for the other countries The Selection is coming to, and I'm afraid I don't have much information on that front. I do know that it is already out in France and Canada, and that the UK, New Zealand, and Australia should be getting it in August. I'll try to find out more for you guys about those.

Also! Everyone keeps asking when Book 2 will be coming your way, or if I could tell you what the name is. We are editing Book 2 right now, and it should be out in the spring of 2013. Stay tuned for an official date coming in the next few months. Also... I can't spill the name just yet. I don't think you'll have to wait too long, but just hold on a bit more!

Soon, I'll be posting some extras about The Selection on the site, and so will the rad peeps over at HarperTeen. Play lists, deleted scenes, and scenes from other POVs will be coming to keep you busy while we all wait for the next book.

And, I know I've already said this, but thanks a gazillion times over for your enthusiasm and for putting The Selection on the NYT Bestsellers List. You guys are keen.

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Red Tree and Facebook

I’m excited to announce that my agent Elana has started her own boutique literary agency, Red Tree Literary. I’m happy to be with an agent who is so very enthusiastic about the select projects she’s chosen and is keeping things on the small side so we all get personal attention. Very excited!

Also, HarperTeen has created a Facebook page for The Selection. If you go like the page, you can read the first few chapters and enter to win an advance copy of the book! Good luck!