What authors received YA book deals in July?

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What authors received YA book deals in July?

Fantasy

Chandler Baker’s This Is Not The End sold to Disney-Hyperion for publication in summer 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. In a world where people can resurrect one person at the age of 18, a girl must choose between her best friend, her boyfriend, and a promise made to somebody not yet dead.

Margaret Rogerson’s The Green Well sold to Margaret K. McElderry Books for publication in 2017, according to Publisher’s Lunch and Publisher’s Weekly. A talented artist paints portraits for the fey folk. When one portrait angers a fairy prince, she could lose everything unless she uses her talent in a way the fey have never seen before.

Kristina Pérez’s debut Sweet Black Waves sold to Macmillan’s Imprint imprint for publication in spring 2018, according to Publisher’s Weekly. This fantastical retelling of Tristan and Isolde shines a light on the legend’s true heroine: Branwen, who ancient magical healing abilities. It is the first of a three-book deal.

Marit Weisenberg’s Select sold to Charlesbrige for publication in fall 2017, with a sequel to follow in 2018, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Julia Jaynes hails from a secret race of people with extraordinary abilities and falls in love with a human.

Sarah J. Maas will add two more books to her Throne of Glass series, according to Entertainment Weekly. A novella about Chaol and a compendium title about the world of Throne of Glass will join the series. Six books will join Maas’ Court of Thorns and Roses series, with one being a coloring book, though other details are not yet available.

Jennifer Donnelly will pen an untitled novel in the live-action “Beauty and the Beast” universe that will release in January 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Belle discovers a mysterious object in he Beast’s castle and learns that appearances can be deceiving.

Melissa Bashardoust’s Girls Made of Snow and Glass sold to Flatiron Books for publication in fall 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. This feminist reimagining of “Snow White” follows both princess and stepmother.

Valynne Maetani and Courtney Alameda’s Seven Dead Gods sold to HarperCollins in a two-book deal, with the first to be published in winter 2018, according to Publisher’s Weekly. After working at her grandfather’s Shinto shrine, Kira partners with seven death gods to save Kyoto from destruction.

Sarah Tolcser’s Song of the Current sold to Bloomsbury for publication in 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Caroine Oresteia dreams of becoming a captain on the river, but when her father is arrested and the river god goes silent, Caro takes fate into her own hands.

Contemporary

Greg Howard’s Social Intercourse sold to Simon & Schuster for publication in spring 2018, according to Publisher’s Weekly. An out-and-proud choir nerd growing up in “the ass-crack of the Bible Belt” conspires with the star quarterback to derail the budding romance between their parents.

Kara Thomas sold two stand alone titles to Delacorte, with the first to publish in spring 2018, according to Publisher’s Lunch and Publisher’s Weekly. The first revolves around a rural town preparing for the tenth anniversary of the deaths of five cheerleaders killed in three separate and horrific accidents as two girls discover what really happened. Details on the second are not yet available.

Anna Jarzab’s Red Dirt sold to Harlequin Teen for publication in September 2017, along with a second untitled YA novel, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A proud country girl from Oklahoma tries to hold her life together while searching for her missing ex-con father.

Dana Schwartz’s And We’re Off sold to Razorbill for publication in May 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A teenage girl’s plans are upended when her mother decides to join her on her summer trip across Europe.

Unconventional, a novel co-written by Alison Cherry, Lindsay Ribar, and Michelle Schusterman, sold to Scholastic for publication in 2018, according for Publisher’s Weekly. A drummer, a fanfiction author, and an amateur taxidermist at different conventions stumble into life-changing friendships.

Sajidah Kutty’s Saints, Misfits, Monster and Mayhem sold to Simon & Schuster’s Salaam Reads imprint for publication in summer 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Janna Yusuf examines her faith and relationship in the wake of an assault.

Julie Israel’s Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index sold to Penguin’s Kathy Dawson Books imprint for publication in summer 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A girl vows to deliver a love letter that her old sister wrote on the day she died, if she could just figure out who it was meant for.

Kelly deVos’s Fat Girl on a Plane sold to Harlequin Teen for publication in fall 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Told in two timelines, Cookie Vonn undergoes a major weight loss she believes would solve all of her problems as she pursues her career as a high fashion designer.

Becky Albertalli sold two more novels to HarperCollins’ Balzer + Bray imprint, with the first – set in the Simon Vs. universe – to release in spring 2018, according to Publisher’s Weekly.

Emily France’s Zen and Gone sold to Soho Teen for release in summer 2018, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A teen’s little sister disappears during an outdoor survival game in the mountains of Boulder, Colorado.

Randy Ribay’s After the Shot Drops sold to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for publication in spring 2018, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Two teen boys living in a gritty Philadelphia neighborhood find their lives changed when one wins a basketball scholarship to an elite private school.

Rebecca Phillips’ These Things I’ve Done sold to HarperTeen for publication in summer 2017, with a second book to follow in summer 2018, according to Eric Smith’s blog. A girl accidentally causes the death of her best friend and must begin to forgive herself even as she falls for her dead friend’s younger brother.

Abbi Glines’ As She Fades sold to Feiwel and Friends with no publication date yet set, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A young woman tries to mend her life after a devastating car accident with the help of a boy destined to piece it all together.

Michael Currinder’s Running Full Tilt sold to Charlesbridge for publication in fall 2017 as part of the Charlesbridge Teen imprint launch, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A talented high-school distance runner and his complicated relationship with his autistic older brother.

Sherine Hamdy and Myra El Mir’s graphic novel Jabs sold to Dial for publication n fall 2018, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A Muslim-American girl struggles with her identity, growing up, and whether or not to wear a hijab.

Amy Spalding’s The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in L.A.) sold to Sky Pony Press for publication in spring 2018, according to Publisher’s Weekly. This lesbian romantic comedy follows a plus-size fashion blogger and her fellow summer intern as they try to keep business and pleasure separate. Spalding promises that her fat heroine doesn’t lose one pound.

Samira Ahmed’s Swimming Lessons sold to Soho Teen for publication in spring 2018, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A small-town Muslim teenager struggles with forbidden romance and parental expectations before finding herself the victim of a hate crime after a nearby terrorist attack causes an outbreak of Islamophobia.

Jessie Hilb’s Calculus of Change sold to Clarion for publicatoin in early 2018, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Aden tries to hold her family together and explore her heritage while mourning her dead mother and avoiding her attraction to the serially unavailable Tate.

Science Fiction

Two sequels to Ava Jae’s Beyond the Red sold to Sky Pony Press for publication in fall 2017 and fall 2018, according to Jae’s Twitter. They will be titled Into the Black and Rising Gold.

Horror

Amy Lukavics sold two more YA novels to Harlequin Teen, with the first to publish in October 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. The first, entitled The Ravenous, follows five sisters who turn to murder when the youngest dies and comes back to life craving human flesh.

Historical

Candace Fleming’s Fatal Throne sold to Random House’s Schwartz and Wade imprint for publication in fall 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Fleming, along with six other authors, will contribute stories from different points of view about Henry VIII and his six wives.

Melissa Ostrom’s Genesee sold to Feiwel and Friends for publication in spring 2018, according to Publisher’s Weekly. This historical YA follows a 16-year-old girl who leaves her family homestead disguised as a boy.

Mackenzi Lee’s Semper Augustus sold to Flatiron Books for publicatoin in fall 2018, according to Lee’s Twitter. Set in 1637, Semper Augustus takes place at the height of Dutch Tulipomania and explores love, gender, and tulips.

Genre Unspecified

Emily X.R. Pan’s The Astonishing Color of After sold to Little, Brown for publication in spring 2018, according to Publisher’s Weekly, along with a second untitled standalone YA novel, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A girl is convinced that her mother transformed into a bird after committing suicide and tries to find her in Taiwan. Pan confirmed via Twitter that her ook is magical realism.

Julie Mayhew’s The Big Lie sold to Candlewick for publication in fall 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. In this alternate world, Britain is part of the Greater German Reich, where “good girl” Jessika Keller must walk the line between her perfect life and her radical best friend.

Nonfiction

Paralympic swimmer Jessica Long sold her untitled memoir to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for publication in spring 2018, according to Publisher’s Weekly. It will recount her childhood, her visit to Siberia to meet her birth family, and her place in the Paralympic swimming world.

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