What authors received new YA book deals? (May 25)


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

An Ember in the Ashes gets sequel

Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes will get a sequel, according to the New York Times. Razorbill has scheduled the book for publication in 2016. It will follow Laia and Elias, the leads in An Ember in the Ashes, as they travel north to free Laia’s brother from prison.

New Laini Taylor series to release from Little, Brown

Laini Taylor will release a new three-book series with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, according to GalleyCat. The first, entitled The Muse of Nightmares, will release in fall 2016. The series follows a world after a war between men and gods, where the gods lost, and the children of the gods have grown up in hiding.

Pan Macmillan picks up Laura Lam’s series

Laura Lam’s Dark Circus series has been acquired by Pan Macmillan, according to Tor.com. The first two books in the series, Pantomime and Shadowplay, were released by Strange Chemistry before the imprint got shut down in 2014. Pan Macmillan will re-release the original two books as ebooks this fall, with physical copies available next summer. Masquerade, the final and as-of-yet unreleased book in the series, is scheduled to release next summer.

Two new E.K. Johnston novels to release with Dutton Children’s

Dutton Children’s Books acquired two books from E.K. Johnston, one for release in spring 2016 and one with no release date yet attached, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Exit, Pursued by a Bear will reimagine Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, where the queen who becomes a statue is a popular cheerleader who refuses to become a cautionary tale after she’s sexually assaulted. The Inevitable Victorian Thing imagines a world where the British Empire never fell.

New A.C. Gaughen series to release in 2017

Bloomsbury acquired the first two books of A.C. Gaughen’s new fantasy Elementae series, according to Publisher’s Weekly. After a genocide, elemental powers are awakened in a girl, and she realizes she can control the earth on the same day she’s supposed to marry the Elemntae-hunting king. Book one, Terra, is scheduled for publication in 2017.

Bloomsbury buys Jade

Bloomsbury bought Jade by Renée Watson for publication in winter 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A teenage girl from a poor neighborhood takes advantage of a scholarship to a private school across town and a mentorship with somebdoy she has nothing in common with.

Katherine Tegen Books bought Chris Howard’s new novel

Chris Howard’s Night Speed will be published by HarperCollins’ Katherine Tegen Books imprint in summer 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A teen uses a drug to gain superhuman strength and speed to infiltrate a gang using the drug to commit crime.

American Road Trip sells to Christy Ottaviano Books

Henry Holt’s Christy Ottaviano Books acquired American Road Trip by Patrick Flores-Scott for publication in winter 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Teodoro “T” Avila fights to overcome family chaos when he falls for college-bound Wendy.

Flux buys Letters to the Lost

Flux acquired Kate Bassett’s Letters to the Lost for publication in summer 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A girl and a boy, running from difficult situations, encounter each other in their cross-country journey.

Abrams buys Laure Eve duology

Abrams bought Laure Eve’s YA duology, with the first scheduled for publication in fall 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. The Graces follows a teenage girl obsessed with a trio of siblings who weild power, possibly magical, over their community.

Emma Wunsch debut sells to Abrams

Emma Wunsch’s debut The Movie Version sold to Abrams for publication in fall 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Amelia Anderson deals with her brother’s schizophernia while balancing her friendships and interest in filmmaking.

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