Book Deals: September 22

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Little, Brown acquires new Amy Spalding novel

Publisher’s Weekly reported that Little, Brown bought a new Amy Spalding novel. Jules, the New Guy, and Other Senior Year Distractions follows a neurotic overachiever’s plans as her perfect plans are derailed by a relationship and rivalry with a cute boy at school. It is set for publication in spring 2016. For more, visit Amy Spalding’s website or follow her on Facebook or Twitter.

Debut Dreamland sells to HarperTeen

Publisher’s Weekly reported that Robert Luis Anderson’s debut Dreamland sold to HarperTeen for publication in fall 2015. Dea Donahue discovers what happens when the world of dreams and nightmares collide. For more, follow Robert Luis Anderson on Twitter.

S&S buys debut Blackthorn

Publisher’s Weekly reported reported that Simon & Schuster Canada acquired Kevin Sands’ debut Blackthorn for publication in fall 2015. In 1663 London, Christopher apprentices to a master apothecary and discovers a mysterious cult.

New A.S. King novel to hit shelves in 2015

A.S. King announced her new novel I Crawl Through It on her blog. The surrealist story follows four teens who find unconventional ways to escape the tests of their perilous world – only to find that the only way to escape reality is to face it. I Crawl Through It will be available from Little, Brown in fall 2015. For more on A.S. King, visit her website or follow her on Twitter or Facebook.

Atheneum acquires prostitution novel

Publisher’s Weekly reported that Atheneum acquired E.R. Frank’s Dime. Dime, stuck in the New Jersey foster care system, finds herself caught in the world of prostitution and must break away as her pimp grows more dangerous. Dime is scheduled for publication in summer 2015. For more, visit E.R. Frank’s website.

HarperTeen to publish new Kendare Blake series

Publisher’s Weekly reported that HarperTeen bought Three Dark Crowns, the first in a new fantasy series from Kendare Blake. One of three sisters will grow up to be queen, but to take the throne, she must use her magic to assassinate her other two sisters. Three Dark Crowns is scheduled for release in fall 2016. For more, visit Kendare Blake’s website or follow her on Twitter.

Lulu sold to Simon & Schuster and Atheneum

Publisher’s Weekly reported Simon and Schuster and their imprint Atheneum bought Lulu, a crime novel co-written by Adam Shankman and Laura L. Sullivan. Lulu begins working as a starlet in Los Angeles and is hit with a bogus murder charge in Hollywood’s Golden Age. Lulu is scheduled for release in summer of 2016.

Little, Brown buys All The Hidden Places

Publisher’s Weekly reported that Little, Brown bought Monica Hesse’s All The Hidden Places for publication in spring 2016. A young woman is drawn into a web of mysteries following a customer’s desperate plea to find the Jewish teenager she has been hiding in 1943 Amsterdam.

Consumed sells to Crown

Publisher’s Weekly reported that Megan Miranda’s newest novel Consumed sold to Crown. Kelsey, raised in fear by her mother after an abduction years earlier, must question what she knows when her mother disappears. The novel is scheduled for publication in 2016. For more, visit Megan Miranda’s website or follow her on Twitter or Facebook.

Christa Desir to publish third YA novel with Simon Pulse

Publisher’s Weekly reported that Simon Pulse purchased Twelve, Christa Desir’s third YA novel. Natalie Spencer is fresh out of rehab and bonding with her fellow AA members, including 30-something Joe. The lines of addiction and love blur when Natalie realizes her feelings for Joe go beyond friendship. Twelve is scheduled for release in January 2016. For more, visit Christa Desir’s website or follow her on Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr.

Tabula Rasa sequel sells to Egmont

Publisher’s Weekly reported that Egmont bought Incognito, the sequel to Kristen Lippert-Martin’s Tabula Rasa, in addition to an untitled third novel. Details on the sequel are not yet available. Incognito is set for publication in spring 2016. For more, visit Kristen Lippert-Martin’s website or follow her on Twitter or Facebook.

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