What authors received July 2015 YA book deals?
Tor bought Cora Carmark’s YA series, with the first book Roar scheduled for publication in winter 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A teenage girl is the heir to her family’s kingdom fails to show signs of magic and runs away with a group of storm chasers to steal a piece of a tempest’s soul.
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Flatiron Books bought Stephanie Garber’s Hearts Made of Black, the first in a new YA series, for publication in fall 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Two sisters escape their island for Caraval, a performance where the audience determines what’s real and what’s fantasy. Film rights to Hearts Made of Black were preempted by Twentieth Century Fox.
Shine, an imprint of Leap Books, bought Suzanne Lazear’s The Secret Lives of Rockstars series, with the first to be published in summer 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Bitsy and her cirque noir punk band must find a way to end the war between the Fae and the Witches.
Gwenda Bond announced that the sequel to Lois Lane: Fallout will release next Spring from Capstone / Switch Press. It is entitled Double Down. Plot details have yet to be revealed.
HarperTeen acquired Kasie West’s By Your Side for publication in winter 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. “A girl who is accidentally locked in a library with the boy nobody knows but everyone talks about, and must find a way to escape.”
HarperTeen also bought Sarah Mlynowski’s I See London, I See France for publication in summer 2017, with a second untitled and unscheduled book to follow, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Sydney decides to travel through Europe with her best friend on a whim.
Algonquin Young Readers bought actor Andrew McCarthy’s Just Fly Away for publication in spring 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Lucy discovers her father has son from an affair who lives across town.
HarperTeen’s parent company HarperCollins bought Sam Miller’s The Art of Starving for publication in spring 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A gay, small-town boy believes that starving himself awakens the ability to read minds and control time and space.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt bought Lisa Selvin Davis’ Lost Stars for publication in fall 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. The book is based on Davis’ Modern Love column in the New York Times and focuses on a teen girl dealing with the death of her sister.
Delacorte bought Katherine Webber’s Wing Jones for publication in winter 2017 in both U.S. and the U.K., with a second untitled book also acquired, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Wing Jones is a biracial teen growing up in 1990s Atlanta who finds solace in running after her brother’s drunk-driving accident.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux acquired Planaria Price and Helen West’s nonfiction YA memoir Claiming My Place: Coming of Age in the Shadow of the Holocaust for publication in winter 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly . They describe the story of Barbara Reichman, West’s mother, who took on a false identity and hid in plain sight during the war.
Publisher’s Weekly recently posted a preview for all kidlit and YA titles coming out in spring 2016, including some with too few details to include in our round-up. We recommend you check it out!