The Cresswell Plot sells to Disney-Hyperion
Publisher’s Lunch reported that Disney-Hyperion bought Eliza West’s The Cresswell Plot for publication in April 2016. The six remaining Creswell children live under the strict rule of their father and his religious dogma in upstate New York. For more, follow West on Twitter.
Kate McGovern to release debut novel with Farrar, Straus and Grioux
Publisher’s Weekly reported that Kate McGovern will release her debut novel Rules for 50/50 Chances to Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Rose, a high school senior and ballerina, discovers that she has a 50/50 shot at inheriting Huntington’s disease. She must decide if she wants to get the test – but when she meets a boy from a similar genetic pool, Rose begins to question her plotted-out life. For more, visit Kate McGovern’s website or follow her on Twitter.
Theseus and the Minotaur retelling sells to HMH
Publisher’s Weekly reported that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt bought Bull by David Elliott. A contemporary retelling of Theseus and the Minotaur in verse, a bull asks readers to sympathize with the Minotaur over Theseus. For more, visit David Elliott’s website.
Jodi Picoult and daughter to release sequel to Between the Lines
Publisher’s Weekly reported Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer will release a sequel to Between the Lines with Random House. (Between the Lines was originally release by Simon Pulse.) In the new story, Delilah is dating Oliver, a prince who sprung from the pages of a fairy tale. For Oliver to exist in Delilah’s world, he must take the place of another boy, and Edgar volunteers. It is scheduled for release in May 2015. For more, visit Jodi Picoult’s website or follow her on Twitter or Facebook.
C.J. Redwine to release Snow White-inspired dark fantasy
Publisher’s Weekly reported that C.J. Redwine will release two new YA novels with Balzer + Bray in May 2016. In The Shadow Queen, a princess has lived in hiding from her stepmother for years until the false queen sends a new kind of huntsman – the crown prince of a nation of powerful dragon shapeshifters. For more, visit C.J. Redwine’s blog or follow her on Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr.
Victoria Schwab to release Monster with Greenwillow Books
Publisher’s Weekly reported that Greenwillow Books bought Monster from Victoria Schwab in a two-book deal. A boy and a girl meet in a city and are forced to run for their lives, but together, they could become each other’s worst nightmare – especially considering that their fathers are rival leaders of a divided, violent city. Monster will release in 2016. For more, visit Victoria Schwab’s website or follow her on Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr.
Soucebooks to publish The Summer After You and Me
Publisher’s Weekly reported that Jennifer Salvato Doktorski will publish her third YA novel in spring 2016, The Summer After You and Me, with Sourcebooks. Lucy struggles to mend her broken heart and rebuild her life after superstorm Sandy. For more, visit Jennifer Salvato Doktorski’s website or follow her on Twitter.