What authors received YA book deals this month?
Ely Blake’s Frostblood saga sold to Little, Brown, with the first book set to publish in January 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Frostblood follows a girl who must hide her powers from the ruling class. The second book will release in fall 2017 and the third book in summer 2018.
Leah Rowan’s The Romantics sold to Abrams / Amulet for publication in fall 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Love – the character and the archetype – tries to help a teenage boy in love, but her meddling changes things drastically.
The first in Maria Turtschaninoff’s folkloric Red Abbey Chronicles sold to Abrams for publication in fall 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A smashing success in Finland, the series follows a girl who inhabits an all-women island during the Hunger Winter, but their way of life is threatened when they take in a girl being pursued by violent men.
HarperCollins’ Katherine Tegen books bought Sarah Henning’s tentatively titled Heartless for publication in fall 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. It tells the origin story of the sea witch in “The Little Mermaid.”
Rin Chupeco’s The Bone Witch sold to Sourcebooks Fire for publication in summer 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A young necromancer recounts her exile to a bard who is suspicious of her motives.
Angine Stanton’s Waking in Time sold to Capstone for publication in spring 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A time-traveling college student wakes in the same dorm room over decades, meeting a professor, her grandmother, and the love of her life.
Alexandra Christo’s The Prince’s Bane sold to Feiwel and Friends for publication in fall 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A ”killer siren with a taste for royal blood” is sent on a mission to hunt down the one prince who has sworn to end the war between land and sea.
Victoria Scott’s Violet Grenade sold to Entangled Teen for publication in summer 2017, according to Scott’s Twitter. A “teen runaway with dissociative identity disorder is bullied to the point of explosion inside a home for girls that isn’t at all what it seems.”
Farrar, Straus Children’s bought Mitali Perkins’ Borderlines for publication in fall 2017, according to Publisher’s Lunch and Publisher’s Weekly. Girls in a Bengali family struggles to find acceptance in Queens, New York in 15 stories.
Gae Polisner’s The Memory of Things sold to St. Martin’s for publication in fall 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Two teenagers find each other as their city pulls itself back together after 9/11.
Mara Dyer fans will be waiting impatiently for summer 2017, when Michelle Hodkin’s new Shaw Confessions trilogy releases from Simon & Schuster, according to Publisher’s Weekly and Publisher’s Lunch. This trilogy will continue where the Maya Dyer trilogy left off, but from Noah Shaw’s point-of-view, as he discovers the love of his life might be his worst enemy.
Vivi Greene’s Sing will release from Harper in June 2016, according to Publisher’s Weekly. The world’s most famous pop star flees the spotlight after her latest breakup only to fall for a local boy. But which matters more to her: her new guy, or her music?
Heidi R. Kling announced that Sea will republish with Entangled Teen and will be joined by its sequel Of Earth and Sea in fall 2017. The daughter of an aid worker falls for a survivor of the Indonesian tsunami.
Megan Miranda’s Fragments of the Lost sold to Crown Books for Young Readers for publication in fall 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A girl packs up her dead boyfriend’s room only to discover a pattern of lies.
Scholastic UK will publish Sue Wallman’s Lying About Last Summer in May 2016, according to The Bookseller. Skye is sent to a camp for troubled teenagers after her sister dies in an accident, but once she arrives, she begins receiving text messages from somebody pretending to be her dead sister.
Scott Reintgen’s The Black Hole of Broken Things, the first in his new sci-fi trilogy, sold to Crown for publication in 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly and Publisher’s Lunch. A Detroit teen accepts an interstellar space contract before realizing that the prize comes in a brutal competition where he could become a pawn in a corporation’s sinister plans.
Claudia Gray’s Defy the Stars sold to Little, Brown for publication in spring 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Noemi could destroy a robotic enemy warrior forced to obey her and save her world, but she suspects he may be more than a machine.
Lesley Livingston’s The Valiant sold to Razorbill for publication in spring 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Fallon goes from a Celtic princess to a female gladiator – and the darling of the Roman Empire.
HarperTeen bought Caroline Leech’s Wait for Me for publication in winter 2017, along with a second untitled book, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A teenage girl in Scotland falls for a wounded German POW during WWII.