What authors received new YA book deals? (May 11)

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

“Indiana Jones meets Lara Croft” YA novel from Disney

Co-authors Meagan Spooner and Amie Kaufman are teaming up again for Unearthed, the first in a two-book deal that will release from Disney-Hyperion in fall 2017, according to Publisher’s Lunch and Publisher’s Weekly. The novel, pitched as “Indiana Jones meets Lara Croft in space,” takes place on a new planet where a duo team up to unravel the secrets of a long-lost civilization, only to find something that could destroy the human race.

16 Ways To Break A Heart sells to Katherine Tegen Books

Adina Bishop’s debut Sixteen Ways to Break a Heart sold to Katherine Tegen Books for publication in fall 2016, according to Publisher’s Lunch and a Tweet from Anica Mrose Rissi. A girl write her soon-to-be ex sixteen letters about her version of their relationship; he tells the reader his side of the story.

A Psalm for Lost Girls sells to Putnam

Katie Bayerl’s A Psalm for Lost Girls sold to Putnam Children’s in a two-book deal for release in spring 2017, according to Publisher’s Lunch and Publisher’s Weekly. An abduction alters the lives of three girls: one living, one missing, one dead.

Maggie Thrash’s series sells to Simon Pulse

The first two books in Maggie Thrash’s Mystery Club series sold to Simon Pulse for publication in fall 2016 and 2017, respectfully, according to Publisher’s Weekly. When the school mascot of a private school commits suicide at halftime, two outcasts decide to investigate.

Gap Life to be published in fall 2016

Feiwel and Friends bought John Coy’s Gap Life for publication in fall 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A high school senior whose parents will only pay for college if he studies what they want meets a girl who is taking a gap year.

New suspense novel from Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong’s Reeve’s End sold to Crown for publication in spring 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Winter Crane must unravel the mystery behind the disappearances of teens in her Appalachian town.

Witchtown sells to HMH

Cory Putman Oakes’ Witchtown sold to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for publication in October 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A teenage girl robs wealthy witch havens with her mother before she discovers a secret about her life.

P.S. I Like You sells to Scholastic

Scholastic bought Kasie West’s P.S. I Like You for publication in summer 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A girl falls for a mystery boy she exchanges letters with.

Mariko Tamaki announces Saving Montgomery Sole

Mariko Tamaki will release Saving Montgomery Sole, a follow-up to (You) Set Me On Fire, from Roaring Brook Press in winter 2016, according to Bustle. Montgomery Sole’s an outcast in her small town, but she teams up with her two best friends to form the Mystery Club, an investigation of paranormal events.

The Love That Split The World sells to Razorbill

Emily Henry’s debut The Love that Split The World sold to Razorbill for publication in spring 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Natalie sees different versions of her Kentucky town, but everything changes when she falls in love.

R. Zamora Linmark’s YA sells to Delacorte

R. Zamora Linkmark’s These Books Belong to Ken Z sold to Delacorte for publication in spring 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. The book, which focuses on coming out and subsequent heartbreaks as viewed through Oscar Wilde’s life, will include haikus, emails and lists.

Sara Biren YA novel sells to Abrams

Sara Biren’s The Last Thing You Said sold to Abrams for publication in spring 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A girl and a boy are struggling after the death of his sister, who happened to be her best friend.

Two new April Henry novels to hit shelves

April Henry sold two YA novels to Christy Ottaviano Books for publication in 2017 and 2018, according to Publisher’s Weekly. The first is a sequel to Girl, Stolen; the second, Run, Hide, Fight Back, is a thriller set in a shopping mall.

Orphan City sells to Adaptive Books

Adaptive Books’ bought Amy Chrisitne Parker’s Orphan City for publication in 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Two orphaned siblings are brought to an elite school where people develop superpowers.

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