What authors received new YA book deals? We round-up new YA book deal announcements from around the web.
Kristoff announces novel Nevernight
Jay Kristoff announced that his new book Nevernight will be published in early 2016. Nevernight follows Mia Corvere, who lives in a world where three suns almost never set. She’s apprenticed to a flock of assassins, and is determined to get revenge on those who killed her family.
Freya series to add two YA novels, graphic novel
Macmillan’s Imprint bought two YA novels and a graphic novel in the Freya series from Matthew Laurence at Rovio Entertainment for publication in 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. The series follows the goddess Freya regaining her power in the modern world.
Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here sells to Razorbill
Razorbill bought Anna Breslat’s debut Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here for publication in spring 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Scarlett Epstein begins writing fanfiction about the kids in her high school after her favorite tv show is canceled.
Bill Cameron sells first YA to Poisoned Pencil
Bill Cameron’s unnamed YA novel sold to Poisoned Pencil for publication in winter 2016, according to Cameron and Publisher’s Lunch. A foster care kid tries to keep his head down long enough to graduate when his classmate becomes the victim of a hit-and-run.
A List of Cages sells to Disney-Hyperion
Disney-Hyperion bought Robin Roe’s A List of Cages, according to Publisher’s Lunch. A 17-year-old with ADHD must save his sensitive foster brother from their dangerous living situation.
Trish Cook YA novel sells to Adaptive Books
Adaptive Books bought Trish Cook’s Outward Blonde for publication in 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Socialiate Lizzie Finklestein ends up in the newspaper, and so her parents send her to a rehab camp called Camp Smiley.
Canterbury Tales retelling sells to Simon Pulse
Simon Pulse bought Kim Zarins’ untitled debut for publication in fall 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. The novel is a YA retelling of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales.
Seven Ways We Lie,/i> to hit shelves in 2016
Riley Redgate’s Seven Ways We Lie sold to Abrams / Amulet for publication in spring 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Seven teenagers are each seduced by one of the seven deadly sins and meet when they accidentally expose a life-altering secret.
Trudi Treuiet novel sells to S&S
Simon & Schuster / Aladdin bought Trudi Truiet’s American Kestrel for publication in spring 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A U.S. teen battles evil twins to prevent her grandmother’s ski lodge from foreclosure.
Graffiti Girl to release in 2017
Sourcebooks Fire will publish Laurie Boyle Crompton’s Graffiti Girl in winter 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A girl obsessed with painting graffiti lions has her secret uncovered by the wrong person.
Delacorte wins new YA series at auction
Delacorte bought AdriAnne Strickland and Michael Miller’s new YA series, with the first book Shadow Run to be published in fall 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Qole is a captain of a fishing starship who has become the focus of a corporate arms race; Nev, the prince who planned to exploit them, decides to save them.
Bloomsbury picks up two new Leah Thomas novels
Bloomsbury acquired Birds and Other Transdimensional Things and a sequel to Because You’ll Never Meet Me Me by Leah Thomas, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Birds and Other Transimensional Things follows a teen girl coping with her mother’s attempted suicide and the discovery of parallel dimensions and will be published in winter 2018. The Because You’ll Never Meet Me sequel will be published in winter 2017.