What authors received YA book deals in June?

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What authors received YA book deals in June?

Contemporary

Rachel Lynn Solomon’s Fingers Crossed sold to Simon Pulse for publication in 2018, with a second title about a kidney transplant between two friends to follow in 2019, according to Publisher’s Weekly. In Fingers Crossed, twin sisters Adina and Tovah discover they’ve inherited their mother’s Huntington’s disease.

Kiley Roache’s The F Word sold to Harlequin Teen for publication in summer 2017, with a second untitled novel to follow, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A feminist decides to write an expose about a troubled fraternity but ends up in a a complicated situation.

Rachel Hawkins’ currently untitled next novel sold to Putnam for publication in spring 2018 in a two-book deal, according to Publisher’s Weekly. An ordinary girl is thrown in with upper-crust rogues who are permanent fixtures at her future brother-in-law’s royal castle.

Rachael Lucas’s The State of Grace sold to Macmillan Children’s Books, according to Lucas’s Twitter. The book follows a teenage with with Asperger’s syndrome.

David Arnold’s The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik sold to Viking for publication in spring 2018, according to Publisher’s Weekly. After a hypnotic experience, a boy discovers everyone around him mysteriously changed, with only four things remaining constant.

Jenny Han’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved trilogy will be completed with Always and Forever, Lara Jean from Simon and Schuster in April 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. As Lara Jean’s senior year draws to a close, not even planning her father’s wedding can help her to sort out which to listen to: her heart or her head.

Gillian French’s Grit sold to HarperTeen for publication in summer 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A 17-year-old blueberry harvester is a bad girl with a big heart, a big crush, and a devastating secret.

Mary McCoy’s I, Claudia – a contemporary retelling of I, Claudius – sold to Carolrhoda Lab for publication in fall 2018, according to Publisher’s Weekly. The story follows the character’s rise to and fall from power when she seizes control of the school’s Honor Council.

Lisa Rosinksky’s Inevitable and Only sold to Boyds Mills Press for publication in spring 2018, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Acadia Greenfield’s world is turned upside down when her father brings home a daughter the same age as Acadia, who seems to be replacing her in every conceivable way.

Carrie Fountain’s I’m Not Missing sold to Flatiron Books for publication in winter 2018, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Miranda’s best friend runs away int he middle of senior year, forcing Miranda out of their shadow.

Sarah Lyu’s True Romantics sold to Simon Pulse for publication in summer 2018, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Remy Strade’s life changes when she meets Elise Song, but when their friendship is threatened, they find themselves in the middle of a harrowing tragedy.

Carlie Sorosiak’s If Birds Fly Back sold to HarperCollins for publication in summer 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Two teens lives converge around a missing cult film star’s sudden reappearance.

Sandhya Menon’s The Stories We Sold sold to Simon Pulse for publication in summer 2018, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Aspiring teen filmmaker Kiran Mehra narrates through her life through letters to her favorite female filmmakers.

Sci-Fi

Ari Goelman’s The Innocence Treatment sold to Roaring Brook Press for publication in fall 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A girl undergoes a procedure to “cure” her cognitive disability, but instead is landed in the middle of a conspiracy that could change the nature of society.

Emily Ziff Griffin’s Light Years sold to Merit Press for publication in May 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A virus sweeping the globe is more than just a disease, and teenage coder Luisa Vazquez-Jones more than just your average girl.

Fantasy

Kim Foster’s Game of Secrets sold to Sky Pony Press for publication in fall 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. In this alternate Victorian world, people with special abilities are hunted down, and a girl awaiting execution is whisked away to a secret spy institute founded by Christopher Marlowe.

Zoraida Cordova announced in a newsletter that Labyrinth Lost will now be the first in a series, with two more books to follow. The second and third Brooklyn Bruja books will follow Alex’s sisters.

Rebecca McLaughlin’s The Nameless Queen sold to Crown for publication in spring 2018, according to Publisher’s Weekly. The duology follows a ruffian thief who inherits a kingdom and all the dangers that come with it.

Tu Books announced their acquisition of Alexandra Aceve’s Children of the River Ghost for publication in spring 2019. A 16-year-old girl reeling from bullying moves to New Mexico and falls for a mysterious girl who might be the ghost of La Llorona.

Maggie Thrash’s next graphic memoir Mourning at White Garden sold to Candlewick for publication in 2018, according to Publisher’s Weekly. When Maggie loses her cat in 2001, the story blends into surreal fiction, with Maggie noticing a hallway she’d never seen before.

Melissa Landers’ The Half King, the first in a new fantasy duology, sold to Disney-Hyperion for publication in fall 2018, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A failed oracle must leave her temple sanctuary to serve a ruler to turns to shadow at sunset.

Gwendolyn Clare’s Ink, Iron and Glass sold to Macmillan’s Imprint imprint for publication in winter 2018, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Elsa lives in an alternate version of 19th-century Italy and is forced to enlist the help of a secret order to save her mother and a book with the power to edit the real world.

The first book in Jennifer A. Nielsen’s new Traitor’s Game trilogy sold to Scholastic Press for publication in spring 2018, according to Publisher’s Weekly. A privileged girl is forced to obtain an item capable of bringing down her own country but discovers a far more dangerous secret.

Nonfiction

John Hendrix’s illustrated biography Bonhoeffer sold to Abrams for publication in spring 2018, according to Publisher’s Weekly. It follows the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German pastor who teamed with spies to plot the assassination of Hitler, and is the first of a three-book deal.

Lucky Blue Smith’s memoir will publish from Penguin Random House in the US on November 1 and Transworld Publishers in the UK in October 2016. The title has yet to be revealed, but focus on the model’s personal photographs, writings, and his journey so far.

Erin Chack’s This Is Really Happening, a YA essay collection focusing on her teenage life, sold to Razorbill for publication in summer 2017, according to Publisher’s Weekly. Chack is an editor at Buzzfeed.

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