What YA authors recently received book deals?
New Noelle Stevenson graphic novel series
HarperCollins acquired 4 Wizards, a new YA graphic novel series to be illustrated by Noelle Stevenson and written by Todd Casey, with publication scheduled for spring 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Four oddball wizards befriend each other and must stop a sinister force from invading the world.
Transference to Crown
Crown bought Bethany Wiggins’ Transference for publication in fall 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. The first in a trilogy, a princess chooses death by dragon instead of an arranged marriage and ends up absorbing his power instead.
Contemporary fantasy series to Little, Brown
Little, Brown bought Jennifer Rush’ Rising Three for publication in fall 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. The first in a series, a teenage witch tries to find her kidnapped best friend in a world of black magic.
Avalanche coming in spring 2016
Leap Books bought Denise Jaden’s Avalanche for publication in spring 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. When an avalanche hits their ski resort, Ellis and Dylan must rely on each other to survive.
Reality TV novel to Disney-Hyperion
Disney-Hyperion bought Stephanie Kate Strohm’s Prince In Disguise for publication in fall 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A teen finds herself the accidental star of a reality show as her big sister prepares for a reality-TV wedding to a Scottish aristocrat.
Aditi Khorona to release two novels
Razorbill bought two novels by Aditi Khorana, according to Publisher’s Weekly. The first, Mirror in the Sky, follows Tara Krishnan as she discovers an alternate earth, and will be published in summer 2016. The second is currently untitled and unscheduled for publication.
Robinson Crusoe-inspired YA to hit shelves in 2016
Adaptive Books bought Andrew Lane’s Darkness of Stars trilogy, with the first to be published in spring 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. The characters from Robinson Crusoe become spies as teens.
Youtube Star Marzia Bisognin sells YA paranormal
Atria bought Youtube star Marzia Biosgnin’s debut Dream House for publication by their Keywords Press division in 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A young girl experiences “the sinister and surreal” after her hosts vanish.
Yu debut sells to Harlequin Teen
Harlequin Teen bought Jennifer Yu’s debut Four Weeks, Five People for publication in spring 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Five teens spend four weeks at a wilderness therapy program.
Riverkeep to release in spring 2016
Vikings bought Martin Stewart’s Riverkeep for publication in spring 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Wulliam’s father is posessed by a dark spirit. The cure can be found in the belly of a sea beast, and he embarks on a journey down a river his family protected but never explore.
Marie Marquadt sells two YA novels
St. Martin’s Griffin bought two YA novels from Marie Marquadt, according to Publisher’s Weekly. The Radius of Us follows a boy fleeing gang violence in El Salvador in a romance with a girl coming to grips with an assault, scheduled for publication in fall 2017. The second novel is untitled and has no scheduled publication date.
A Song to Take the World Apart sold to Knopf
Zan Romanoff’s A Song to Take the World Apart sold to Knopf for publication in fall 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Lorelei has a voice that can change hearts and minds and must learn to gain control of this magical power.
YA nonfiction title sells to Clarion
Clarion bought Claire Hartfield’s nonfiction A Few Red Drops for publication in 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. The YA nonfiction book discusses the Chicago Race Riots of 1919.
Pirate novel sells to F&F
Feiwel and Friends bought Tricia Levenseller’s debut Daughter of the Pirate King for publication in winter 2017, with a second to follow in winter 2017, according to Levenseller’s Twitter. A seventeen-year-old pirate captain is trying to outwit an enemy ship while guarding her own secrets.
Hearts Made of Black sells to Flatiron Books
Flatiron Books bought Stephanie Garber’s debut Hearts Made of Black, the first in a series, according to Jenny Bent’s Twitter. Two sisters escape their island for the performance of Caraval, where the audience gets to determine what’s real and what’s fake. Film rights to the book have already been sold to Twentieth Century Fox.