New April Henry novel to Henry Holt
Publisher’s Weekly reported that Henry Holt’s Christy Ottaviano Books will release a new standalone novel by April Henry in 2016. The Girl I Used To Be follows Olivia, who has grown up up knowing her father killed her mother. When a human bone is discovered in the woods, everything changes, and Olivia sets out to find the real killer. For more on Henry, visit her website.
Bloomsbury acquires Katie Kennedy’s debut
Publisher’s Weekly reported that Bloomsbury acquired Katie Kennedy’s debut novel Learning to Swear in America and a second untitled book. Yuri Strelnikov is a 17-year-old Russian protégé physicist brought to NASA to save California from an asteroid. Nobody listens to him – and then he meets Dovie and begins to understand what saving the world and living for himself might mean. It will hit shelves in 2016.
New Sarah Dessen novel to hit shelves in 2015
Publisher’s Weekly reported Sarah Dessen’s new book Saint Anything. Saint Anything will follow Sydney’s discovery of new love during her brother’s incarceration and is scheduled for release from Viking Children’s Books in 2015. For more on Dessen, visit her website or follow her on Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr.
Gwenda Bond to release Lois Lane novel
The Tumblr dcwomenkickingass first shared the news of an upcoming Lois Lane novel from Gwenda Bond and Capstone / Switch. Fallout, scheduled for release in May 2015, will follow a young Lois as she moves to Metropolis. For more, visit Gwenda Bond’s Tumblr.
THE LAST MONSTER sells to Delacorte
Publisher’s Weekly reported that Ginger Garrett’s The Last Monster sold to Delacorte for publication in spring 2016. Sofia is the next Guardian of The Bestiary, an ancient text, and discovers that the misunderstood monsters in the book are in danger – and she must save them.
Random House acquires thief romance
Publisher’s Weekly reported that Amy Christine Parker’s Smash & Grab sold to Random House for publication in spring 2016. A girl masterminds a daring bank heist and is surprised when another thief steals her heart.
Novel in verse about bi-racial teen sells to Crown
Publisher’s Weekly reported that Crown acquired Leza Lowitz’s Up from the Sea about Kai, a bi-racial teen boy who survives the March 2011 tsunami in Japan. He survives, but loses his mother and grandparents. It is scheduled for publication in spring 2016.