What authors recently received YA book deals? (February 23)


Update your wishlists with these authors and their new YA book deals.

Lisa Mantchev and Glenn Dallas sell Sugar Skull to Skyskape

Lisa Mantchev and Glenn Dallas sold their new novel Sugar Skull to Skyscape for publication this November, according to Mantchev’s blog post. The singer of an all-girl band meets a renegade in the prototype city of Cyrene. Their connection stirs up their troupled pasts and the dark underbelly of their world.

Until We Meet Again sells to Sourcebooks

Sourcebooks acquired Renee CollinsUntil We Meet Again, according to Publisher’s Marketplace and Collins’ Tweet. A seventeen-year-old Massachusetts girl meets a stranger on a private beach. The stranger claims that he’s from 1925 and sweeps them into a hundred-year-old mystery.

The Thousandth Floor sells to HarperTeen

HarperTeen acquired Katharine McGee’s debut The Thousandth Floor for publication in 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. In 2118, teens live scandalous lives in Manhattan’s new 1000-story skyscraper.

New Jessica Day George YA series

Jessica Day George‘s Stolen Crowns YA series sold to Random House for publication in 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly House. Princesses of fairy tales, grown up and living happily ever after, disappear and leave their daughters and sons to save them.

Courtney Alameda sells next two YA novels

2015 debut author Courtney Alameda sold her next two YA novels to Feiwel & Friends, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Pitch Dark, about a future of mauraudiring space scavengers and silent alien killers, is scheduled for release in fall 2016. The second unnamed book is scheduled for fall 2017.

HarperTeen acquires Joel Silverman and Andrea Portes’ Liberty

Joel Silverman and Andrea PortesLiberty sold to HarperTeen for publication in summer 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Paige Nolan is caught up in her family’s spy history and is recruited by the CIA.

Mariko Tamaki’s new YA book sells to Roaring Brook Press

Roaring Brook Press acquired Saving Montgomery Sole by Mariko Tamaki for publication in winter 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Montgomery Sole forms a Mystery Club to explore paranormal phenomena, but instead discovers why people suck, why she fell for the wrong guy, and why frozen yogurt cures all.

Josh Sundquist to publish YA

Josh Sundquist will publish his first work of fiction with Little, Brown in fall 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Sunrises Get All The Hype follows a teenage boy who was born blind but undergoes an experimental surgery that will give him sight.

Viking Children’s buys Rebel of the Sands

Alwyn Hamilton‘s Rebel of the Sands sold to Viking Children’s, according to Jenny Bent’s blog. A 16-year-old sharpshooter finds herself in a revoltuion with a band of humans and half-djinni rebels.

Prom Bitch sells to Sky Pony Press

Ami Allen-Vath‘s Prom Bitch sold to Sky Pony Press, according to Jenny Bent’s blog. A high school senior preps for prom between panic attacks, a new boyfriend and a suicide letter from the class outcast.

The Nova Project duology sells to HarperCollins

Emma Trevayne‘s The Nova Project sold to Greenwillow/HarperCollins for publication in spring 2016, according to Jenny Bent’s blog. In the duology, a dying boy plays a virtual reality video game that might be the key to his survival, if it doesn’t kill him first.

Evenlyn Skye sells Russian fantasy debut to HarperCollins

Evelyn Skye‘s debut The Tsar’s Game sold to Balzer + Bray for publication in 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Star-crossed lovers battle in tsarist Russia in 1825.

Erin Summerill’s debut sells to HMH

Erin Summerill’s debut Ever the Hunted and its sequel sold to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for publication in 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Britta Flannery is only at ease in the woods, but when her bounty hunter father is murdered, she must find his killer.

Little, Brown acquires Towers Falling

Jewell Parker RhodesTowers Falling sold to Little, Brown for publication in spring 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Deja struggles with the aftermath fifteen years after the events of 9/11.

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