What authors recently received YA book deals? (March 9)


Update your wishlists with these authors and their recently received YA book deals.

Veronica Roth to pen two more YA novels

HarperCollins acquired two new YA novels by Divergent author Veronica Roth for publication in 2017, according to PR Newswire. The untitled duology follows a boy who forms an unlikely alliance with an enemy “in the vein of Star Wars.”

Seventeen and Harlequin Teen join forces

Seventeen Magazine is partnering with Harper Teen for a series of books featuring “multi-dimensional and empowered female characters” for release next year, according to FishbowlNY.

Two new Andrew Smith novels to hit shelves

Dutton bought two untitled YA novels from Grasshopper Jungle author Andrew Smith for publication in 2016 and 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. More information on the titles is currently unavailable.

The Blood Rose Rebellion sells to Knopf Children’s

Rosalyn Eves’ The Blood Rose Rebellion sold to Knopf Children’s for publication in fall 2016, according to Publisher’s Lunch. In 19th-century Europe, a 16-year-old magical British socialite is exiled to Hungary and gets swept up in a revolution to overturn the world’s magical order.

New Sara Shepard series sells to Disney-Hyperion

Pretty Little Liars author Sara Shepard sold her new series The Amateurs to Disney-Hyperion, according to Publisher’s Lunch. A group of amateur teen sleuths try to figure out who killed one of their sisters.

Soho Teen acquires new Adam Silvera novel

oho Teen bought History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera for publication in fall 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. OCD-afflicted Griffin chronicles the aftermath of his first love Theo drowning.

Stephanie Perkins to release another YA anthology

Stephanie Perkins will act as the editor of St. Martin’s new Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, a collection of summer love short stories, for release in summer 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Contributing authors include Leigh Bardugo, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare and Veronica Roth.

Dressing the Part sells to HarperCollins

HarperCollins bought two YA novels from Courtney Stevens, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Dressing the Part will release in fall 2016; the second untitled novel has yet to be scheduled.

New Brandy Colbert novel to hit shelves in 2017

Brandy Colbert will publish Little & Lion with Little, Brown in spring 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Little & Lion follows a black and Jewish Los Angeles native as she deals with the aftermath of her stepbrother’s mental health crisis.

Harriet Reuter Hapgood sells debut to Roaring Brook

Roaring Brook bought Harriet Reuter Hapgood‘s debut The Square Root of Summer at auction for publication in May 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Gottie Oppenheimer rips a hole in the space-time continuum over the summer while getting over a broken heart.

LGBT thriller to release in fall 2016

Feiwel & Friends will publish Caleb Roehrig’s debut January in fall 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. The thriller follows Flynn Doherty, who loves his girlfriend January but thinks he might be gay. When January goes missing, Flynn finds out he wasn’t the only one keeping secrets.

Rebel of Sands sells to Viking

Viking bought Alwyn Hamilton‘s debut Rebel of the Sands for publication in winter 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A gun-slinging girl meets a dangerous foreigner in the mystical desert nation of Mirahin.

Starflight companion to be published with Disney-Hyperion

Melissa Lander will publish an untitled companion to Starflight with Disney-Hyperion, according to Publisher’s Lunch. A displaced princess and her best-friend-with-beneifts must figure out why intergalatic settlers have disappeared en-mass.

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