What YA authors received new book deals? (June 22)

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

Lunar Chronicles short story collection to be releases

Marissa Meyer announced that a collection of short stories set in the Lunar Chronicles universe will release on February 2, 2016. Entitled Stars Above, the novel will include at least five already written stories, as well as one brand-new stories and a peek at one or two of Meyer’s other projects. The release of Heartless, Meyer’s first non-Lunar Chronicles book, has been pushed back to November to accomdate for the short story collection releasing.

YA novel on police brutality fast-tracked for fall 2015

Simon & Schuster’s Caitlin Dlouhy Books bought Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely’s All American Boys and fast-tracked it for publication in fall 2015, according to Publisher’s Weekly. The novel follows two teenage boys – one white, one black – who offer dueling perspectives on an act of police brutality.

Whitney Gardner YA novel sells to Knopf

Debut author Whitney Gardner sold her illustrated YA novel You’re Welcome, Universe to Knopf for publication in spring 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A deaf teen artist gets locked in a graffiti war.

Journal novel sells to Random House

Random House bought Julia Walton’s debut Words On Bathroom Walls for publication in spring 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. “It’s a teen boy’s journal to his therapist as he starts an experimental drug trial to treat his schizophrenia.”

My Kind Of Crazy to release in April 2016

Sourcebooks Fire will publish Robin Reul’s debut My Kind Of Crazy in April 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Hank strikes up a friendship with a pyromaniac after his promposal goes up in flames.

Virgo snagged by Delacorte

Alexander Blogier’s Virgo sold to Delacorte for publication in spring 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Virgo follows the last human alive – a teenage girl – on Earth after an alien race annihilates humanity.

Indian-American graphic novel sells to First Second

First Second will publish Nidhi Chanani’s YA graphic novel Pashmina in 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. An Indian-American girl struggles to fit in at high school before discovering her family’s history with the aid of her mother’s magical pashmina.

Mexican-American YA novel sells to Leap Books

Leap Books will publish Alexandra Diaz’s Good Girls Don’t Lie in spring 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. The book is being described as a Mexican-American “Juno.”

New fantasy series sold to HarlequinTeen

HarlequinTeen acquired Laurie Forest’s debut The Black Witch for publication in spring 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. The first in a fantasy series, The Black Witch will follow a girl who must embrace magical powers to protect her magical, diverse world of Earthsea.

Tu Books to publish Guadalupe Garcia McCall novels

Lee & Low’s Tu Books bought Guadalupe Garcia McCall’s Joaquin’s Rebellion for release in fall 2016, with a sequel entitled The Long Journey Home scheduled for 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. The series is a Romeo and Juliet retelling set in 1915 Texas, about a Mexican-American team trying to protect his family’s ranch and his sweetheart during the Mexican revolution.

The Art Of Losing sold to FSG

Farrar, Straus and Giroux bought Alexandra Ballard’s The Art Of Losing for publication in spring 2017, with a second untitled and possibly unrelated book to follow, according to Publisher’s Weekly. The Art of Losing follows a girl in a residential treatment center for an eating disorder.

New Razorland novel sells to Feiwel & Friends

Feiwel and Friends bought Ann Aguirre’s Vanguard for publication in spring 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. The novel, which takes place in the same world as her Razorland series, follows Tegan and the warrior-poet who loves her.

What book are you most excited for? Sound off in the comments below!

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