The Selection follows America Singer, chosen as one of 35 girls to compete to win Prince Maxon’s heart. While Epic Reads has yet to announce what scenes will be included in The Selection coloring book, it will extend to moments from the entire series.
This is far from the first YA coloring book tie-in to be announced in recent weeks.
Fierce Reads, Macmillan’s teen division, announced that they would be releasing a Lunar Chronicles coloring book. Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles series takes fairy tales and puts a sci-fi twist on them. In Cinder, the first in the series, Cinder is a cyborg from New Beijing who ends up caught in an intergalactic war between the Lunar people and her own country. She is thrust straight into politics, magic, and her own strange past.
Meanwhile, Bloomsbury already revealed pages for their Throne of Glass coloring book, which will release on September 6. Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass series started off as a story on FictionPress.com entitled Queen of Glass. The series follows assassin Celaena Sardothien. In the first book, Prince Dorian offers Celaena the opportunity to become his royal assassin and earn her freedom. Celaena must compete against thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire in order to secure the new position.
At this point, it seems like publishers are throwing out coloring book adaptations of their most popular YA books to try to snag their own little corner of the growing adult coloring book market. While Simon & Schuster has yet to throw their hat in the ring, it would be unsurprising for them to announce a Shadowhunters coloring book at this rate.