08:49 PM EDT 12/08/2013
Originally posted 10/15/2013 09:05AM
It's hard enough being a teenager – just imagine being a teenage vampire.
Vampire Academy, the film based on Richelle Mead's best-selling novels, follows Rose Hathaway and her best friend Lissa Dragomir, students at St. Vladimir's Academy in Montana. But these aren't your run-of-the-mill, glittering-in-the-sun, garlic-and-silver-fearing vampires.
There's the Moroi, mortal vampires with magical abilities who drink blood from human volunteers and don't kill anyone, and the Strigoi, immortal vampires who prey on Moroi and humans and murder in their quest for blood. And it's up to a few teenagers to keep the peace between the two.
The film, which stars Ringer's Zoey Deutch (the daughter of actress Lea Thompson and director Howard Deutch) as Rose, Lucy Fry as Lissa and Modern Family's Sarah Hyland as Natalie, doesn't hit theaters until Valentine's Day, but Mead is already speaking out about the cast.
Originally posted 10/10/2013 05:00PM
There's rain in the forecast, so nice thick novels – the kind with plenty of plot and things to think about – are just the ticket. Tell us what you think of our staffers' choices, and let us know what you're reading.
Originally posted 10/04/2013 06:30PM
Helen Fielding's first novel in 14 years, the latest from Meg Cabot's Size 12 series, a wine-steeped romance – there's lots to like about this fall's fiction lineup.
Tell us what you think of our staffers' picks – and let us know what you're reading.
Originally posted 09/30/2013 01:00PM
Did you hear the screams of shock echoing all the way from England yesterday?
If not, then fair warning, Bridget Jones fans: This is a spoiler alert!
Should you wish to be surprised by the plot twists in Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, Helen Fielding's third installment about everyone's favorite dating, dieting, diary-doodling heroine, then cover your eyes now!
If you're still reading, be prepared to hyperventilate or have the Kleenex ready:
Originally posted 09/26/2013 05:30PM
From an unlikely Russian ruler to a real-life Musketeer to the last Shah of Iran, our staffers are exploring past lives in these vivid historical biographies.
Share your thoughts on their choices – and let us know what you're reading.
Originally posted 09/25/2013 01:20PM
Nick Carter is coming clean about his issues.
The Backstreet Boy says he hit rock bottom after years of alcohol and drug abuse but has made a dramatic turnaround in his struggle with addiction, even as he continues to work on painful family relationships and cope with the death of his sister last year.
Carter, in an exclusive interview with Dr. Phil, gets candid about his demons, saying he started using marijuana when he was just 15 and then began taking Vicodin and Ecstasy. But in 2008, he was diagnosed with a heart condition, promptly stopping him in his tracks and spurring him to face his problems.
"I made that choice right there and said, 'I do not want to be this person anymore,'" Carter, 33, told Dr. Phil in an episode that aired Monday. "You have to find that moment in your life – that moment of clarity – and say, 'Is this who you want to be the rest of your life, or do you deserve more?' I decided I deserved better."
Originally posted 09/19/2013 06:00PM
Want to learn how to belly dance, make vintage cocktails, or recognize a straight person when you see one?
Our staffers have the books for you!
Let us know what you think of their choices, and what you're reading.
Originally posted 09/05/2013 05:15PM
What would it be like to live in 1920s Paris? Work on an oyster farm? Be Orson Welles?
This weekend our staffers are losing themselves in nonfiction that opens up new worlds.
Let us know what you think of our choices – and what you're reading.
Originally posted 08/29/2013 05:00PM
It's back-to-school season – but growing up and gaining wisdom doesn't always happen in the classroom. Check out three coming-of-age novels our staffers love and let us know what you're reading.
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