Samantha Shannon to complete Bone Season heptalogy
Samantha Shannon announced on Tumblr that Bloombury signed her for the remaining four books of the Bone Season series. Though Shannon planned seven books from the beginning, Bloomsbury only signed her on for the first three with the potential for more. For more, visit the Bone Season website.
Meadows to pen Orphan Queen prequels
Jodi Meadows posted a Publisher’s Lunch announcement on her blog, sharing news of four novella prequels to her upcoming novel The Orphan Queen. The novellas will feature a vigilante named the Black Knife and will be released after The Orphan Queen to tide fans over for the sequel. The first novella, The Hidden Prince, will be available in May 2015. For more, visit her website.
Legend to become graphic novel
Publisher’s Weekly announced that Leigh Dragoon and Kaari will adapt Marie Lu’s fantasy novel Legend into a graphic novel for Putnam. There is no estimated release date attached to the project. For more, follow Marie Lu on Tumblr, Facebook or Twitter.
Scholastic buys political YA
Publisher’s Weekly reported that Scholastic’s Arthur A. Levine Books division bought Kay Honeyman’s Interference. Kate Hamilton is a Congressman’s daughter who uses her political savvy to right the wrongs in her small Texas town. For more, visit Kay Honeyman’s website or follow her on Twitter or Facebook.
Margaret Stohl announces Marvel YA
Margaret Stohl announced that Marvel brought her on board to write YA novels set in the Marvel universe. Details are currently unknown. For more, visit Margaret Stohl’s website or follow her on Twitter or Facebook.