What authors received new YA book deals? (April 27)

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What authors received new YA book deals? We round-up new YA book deal announcements from around the web.

Queen of Hearts YA novel sells to HarperTeen

HarperTeen bought Colleen Oakes’ new YA trilogy Queen of Hearts; the first book, Prisoner of Hearts, will be published in 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. The series will follow the Queen of Hearts before Alice arrives in Wonderland. The first two books were originally published by SparkPress.

Katherine Tegen Books buys Lana Popovic’s duology

Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, bought Lana Popovic’s debut Hibiscus Daughter duology, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Two sisters, one cursed to be Death’s courtesan and one forced to pass on the curse, must find a way to save each other. The first book is scheduled for publication in 2017.

Openly Straight companion sells to Scholastic

Bill Konigsberg’s Honestly Ben, a companion to Openly Straight, sold to Arthur A. Levine Books for publication in fall 2016, according to a tweet from Linda Epstein. A boy confronts hazing at school his feelings towards girls and tries to figure out how to be himself again.

M.J. Beautfrand novel sells to Abrams

Abrams acquired M.J. Beaufrand’s Useless for publication in fall 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A teenage girl and her four brothers search for a missing child on an island in Puget Sound.

dotwav sells to Sky Pony

Sky Pony acquired Mike A. Lancaster’s dotwav for publication in fall 2016, along with a second untitled novel, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A young female hacker joins a secret teen government agency to uncover a sound in music being used to control fans.

Killer contemporary sells to Sourcebooks

Sourcebooks bought Kirsty McKay’s The Assassin Game for publication in August 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Killer is more than a game – it’s an elite secret society at Cate’s boarding school. But when the Game becomes real, Cate becomes its next target.

Story of 3 sisters sells to Simon & Schuster Simon & Schuster

Atheneum bought Calla Devlin’s debut My Body Was Made For this for publication in fall 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Three sisters travel with their mother to Mexico so she can resceive alternative treatment for her leukemia, but something else is poisoning their home.

Former Egmont USA title sells to Sky Pony Press

Sky Pony Press bought Jessica Taylor’s debut Invincible Wild for publication in 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Wanderer must choose between the life she’s known or the townie boy she loves. The novel was formerly set to publish with Egmont USA before the company closed.

Ilana Manaster debut sells to Running Press Kids

Running Press Kids bought Ilana Manaster’s debut Doreen for publication in 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A modern take on The Picture of Dorian Gray, Chandler Academy is thrown into chaos when Heidi and Biz Photoshop the profile picture of new arrival Doreen Gray.

Re-imagining of Sabrina sells to Bloomsbury Spark

Bloomsbury Spark acquired Stephanie Scott’s debut Alterations for publication in 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A re-imagining of the movie Sabrina, a hopeful fashion designer is caught between her crush and his nerdy brother.

How To Disappear sells to Simon Pulse

Simon Pulse bought Ann Redisch Stampler’s How To Disappear for publication in summer 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A girl is on the run after she witnesses – or commits – a murder, told by two alternating and unreliable narrators.

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