Undated 2020 New Releases

Above All Else by Dana Alison Levy (Charlesbridge)
Dana Alison Levy's ABOVE ALL ELSE, in which high school seniors and best friends rope in and keep each other safe whenever they climb, but their attempt to summit Mount Everest creates new dangers and forges new connections, forcing them to question who—or what—they value above all else, to Monica Perez at Charlesbridge, for publication in spring 2020.

Slingshot by Mercedes Helnwein (Wednesday Books)
Sara Goodman at Wednesday Books has acquired, at auction, visual artist Mercedes Helnwein's YA contemporary debut, Slingshot, set in a Florida boarding school. When Grace accidentally saves the new kid from being beat up, her life changes with the single aim of a slingshot. What follows is a story about two people finding each other and then messing it all up. Publication is scheduled for spring 2020.

Untitled by Sarah Scheerger (Carolrhoda)
Lerner/Carolrhoda has bought an untitled YA novel by author Sarah Scheerger. When Cayenne turns 18, she learns that her long-dead mother left her a series of messages before her death; that her aunt, who raised her, has the same gene mutation that caused her mom's breast cancer; and that living life to the fullest comes with particular challenges when death runs in your DNA. Publication is planned for spring 2020.
Yesterday Is History by Kosoko Jackson (Sourcebooks Fire)
Annie Berger at Sourcebooks Fire has acquired Kosoko Jackson’s Yesterday Is History, pitched as Dear Martin meets More Happy Than Not. In the book, a contemporary gay teen mysteriously slips through time and lands in NYC on the eve of the Stonewall riots, where he meets a runaway whose future is in jeopardy. Publication is slated for spring 2020; Jim McCarthy at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret brokered the deal for world rights.

Water by Nancy Castaldo (Algonquin Books) 
Elise Howard at Algonquin Young Readers has bought, in an exclusive submission, world rights to a new YA nonfiction work from environmental educator Nancy Castaldo. Water is a journalistic look at the current global water crisis, from Flint to Syria, and what it means for the future of our thirsty planet. Publication is slated for spring 2020; Jennifer Laughran at Andrea Brown Literary Agency did the deal. 

Mirror Lens by Yuko Ota and Ananth Hirsh (Amulet)
Maggie Lehrman at Amulet has bought Mirror Lens, a YA graphic novel written by Ignatz Award winners Ananth Hirsh and Yuko Ota, illustrated by J.R. Doyle, about two young photographers, one an augmented human and the other an AI, who chooses to appear human, who must overcome their bitter rivalry to collaborate on an art project. Publication is scheduled for spring 2020; Barry Goldblatt at Barry Goldblatt Literary sold world rights.

Throwaway Girls by Andrea Contos (KCP Loft)
KCP Loft has bought Throwaway Girls, a #PitchWars debut YA novel by Andrea Contos. Told from two points of view, the story is about a girl whose life is upended by the disappearances of her lover and her best friend, two girls from opposite sides of the tracks, and the discovery that she is the only link between them. Publication is planned for spring 2020.

Friends Like These by Amelia Kahaney (Flatiron)
For Flatiron Books, Sarah Barley took North American rights at auction to Amelia Kahaney’s psychological thriller Friends like These. The YA novel, set in the California desert, follows three best friends who, the publisher explained, “grew up on the wrong side of the tracks.” With each girl “desperately wishing for some way out,” they all escape, “but not in the way they had expected.” The book, which is set for a spring 2020 release, was sold by Joelle Hobeika and Sara Shandler at Alloy Entertainment on behalf of Kahaney’s literary agent, Faye Bender at the Book Group.

Her Stillness by Corey Ann Haydu (Simon Pulse) - very similar description to another title by this author, which is also scheduled. I suspect this title will be deleted in time.
A modern feminist fairytale about four princesses who have been placed under a spell by a young witch. With each princess cursed with a fatal flaw, and their mother the queen frozen inside a glass box, the royal family and their kingdom must overcome a secret legacy of pain as they work to break the spell.

It’s hard being the only Black kid at a conservative prep school, especially when you’re routinely harassed by the dead. In his junior year of high school, sixteen-year-old Jake Livingston plans to make real friends, which won’t happen if he keeps retreating to a world no one else can see.

But when Jake meets Sawyer Doon, he discovers a spirit too vengeful to ignore. Six years ago, Sawyer carried out a school shooting and killed himself before finishing the job. His targets are still out there, and he’s determined to possess Jake to finish what he started.

The more Jake tries to ignore Sawyer, the more he feels the ghost boy’s impact on his psyche. And the more he uncovers about who Sawyer was, the more he realizes how similar he is to Sawyer–a boy once bullied relentlessly for his sexuality, now hell-bent on taking power from a world that took it from him. To protect himself from possession, Jake will have to find a voice in a school he feels he has none and discover his own reason to live.

Erin Stein at Macmillan/Imprint has acquired Awful Girl, a YA novel by Barbara Bottner set in the Bronx in 1961. Fourteen-year-old Maisy, left with an abusive mother after her father's abandonment, must protect her brother, survive, and somehow find love. The book is slated for spring 2020; Rick Richter at Aevitas Creative Management negotiated the deal for world English rights.


Roman and Jewel by Dana L. Davis (Inkyard)
Natashya Wilson at Inkyard has bought Dana L. Davis's third novel, Roman and Jewel, about the stars of a hip-hopera Broadway musical that is a fantastical re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet. Publication is expected in spring or summer 2020; Uwe Stender at Triada US Literary Agency did the deal for world English and audio rights. 


Lazarus by Maryanne Melloan Woods (Owl Hollow Press)
Hannah Smith at Owl Hollow Press has bought screenwriter Maryanne Melloan Woods's debut novel, Lazarus, about 16-year-old Margo who tries to solve a murder in her small Nebraska town, aided by her late boyfriend Hank, who can spy on suspects unseen. Publication is scheduled for summer 2020; Liza Fleissig at Liza Royce Literary brokered the deal for world English rights.

The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons (Dial)
Ellen Cormier at Dial has acquired, at auction, debut author Isaac Fitzsimons's The Passing Playbook, and an untitled second project. The #OwnVoices YA contemporary novel features a queer, biracial, transgender protagonist fighting for his rights and falling in love for the first time on the soccer field. When Spencer is benched due to the "F" on his birth certificate, he has to make a choice: cheer from the sidelines or fight the ruling even though it would mean coming out to everyone, including the conservative Christian teammate he's falling for. Publication is set for summer 2020; Jordan Hamessley at New Leaf Literary negotiated the deal for North American rights.

Untitled by Danielle Vega (Penguin Teen) 
PenguinTeen twitter description: "So you’ve JUST RECOVERED from the scares of The Haunted. @vegarollins isn’t done yet, the next book goes deep into town of Drearfield...you thought it was over, it’s just the beginning".
Out Summer 2020.

The Many Alters of Astrid Hayes by Sacha Wunsch (Inkyard Press) 
Lauren Smulski at Inkyard Press has acquired Sacha Wunsch's debut YA novel, The Many Alters of Astrid Hayes, in which humans have evolved to each house several personalities, called alters. When 16-year-old Astrid heads off to a new school, with her three other alters in tow, she begins experiencing blackouts, and discovers her mind contains a fifth alter—a dark, dangerous personality determined to take sole control of their body. Publication is planned for summer 2020; Lane Heymont at the Tobias Agency did the deal for world rights. 

Curses by Lish McBride (Putnam)
Arianne Lewin at Putnam has preempted, in a two-book deal, Curses by YA author Lish McBride, author of Hold Me Closer, Necromancer. The new book is a gender-swapped retelling of “Beauty and the Beast” that looks at fairytale gifts and curses—and how the two are sometimes indistinguishable. Publication is set for summer 2020; Jason Anthony at Massie & McQuilkin brokered the deal for world rights.

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn Walker (Simon Pulse)
Liesa Abrams at Simon Pulse has acquired, in an exclusive submission, the first two books in Tracy Deonn Walker's debut YA contemporary fantasy series, Descendants. Pitched as a modern-day King Arthur retelling with Southern Black Girl Magic, the book follows a teenage girl who infiltrates a secret society of powerful magic wielders to find out the truth behind her mother's untimely death. Publication is scheduled for summer 2020.

Cloud Town by Daniel McCloskey (Abrams)
Abrams ComicArts has acquired Cloud Town, a debut graphic novel by Daniel McCloskey. The book is about two teens, Pen and Olive, who are growing up and growing apart in a city on the edge of an interdimensional rift. Publication is tentatively set for summer 2020.

This Is My America by K. C. Johnson (Random House)
Chelsea Eberly at Random House has acquired, in a preempt, world rights to debut author K.C. Johnson's This Is My America, pitched as Dear Martin meets Just Mercy. High school senior Tracy Beaumont appeals to Innocence X to help exonerate her father from death row, until her brother is accused of killing his white girlfriend, and Tracy must expose a small town's racist history in order to save her family before time runs out. Publication is planned for summer 2020, with an untitled standalone novel to follow; Jennifer March Soloway at Andrea Brown Literary Agency brokered the two-book deal.

By The Water by Terry Torres Sanchez (Philomel) 
The book follows sisters Lola and Rosie in the wake of a car accident that landed them at the bottom of a lake, as they struggle to find a new relationship amid brain damage and the lingering fear that the accident wasn't an accident at all. The book is set for publication in summer 2020. 



The Breath of Bones by Katharyn Blair (Putnam)
40036570In a world where humans' darkest secrets are reborn as Hushed, flesh and blood beings tasked with exposing what should remain hidden, 17-year-old Eerie is swept up in a web of deception as she tries to escape the fatal threat of her secret.

Fable by Adrienne Young (Wednesday Books)
44012880. sy475 Wednesday Books has acquired a YA fantasy duology, Fable and Namesake, by Adrienne Young, author of Sky in the Deep. It tells the story of a girl whose father deserted her on an island that she has been trying to leave for four years, only to discover that the island may have been the safest place for her. The first book is slated for fall 2020.

Winter, White and Wicked by Shannon Dittemore (Abrams)
Abrams has acquired Shannon Dittemore's Winter, White and Wicked, a YA fantasy pitched as Mad Max: Fury Road meets Snowpiercer. Set on an island cursed by eternal winter, the book tells the story of an orphan girl who makes a quiet living driving rigs across the frozen expanse. When her best friend disappears, Sylvi teams up with a smuggler and his team of criminals to carry a mysterious haul across the island in exchange for the location of her friend. Publication is set for fall 2020.

How It All Blew Up by Arvin Ahmadi (Viking)
The story of a gay, Muslim, Iranian-American teenager named Amir, How It All Blew Up opens with Amir declaring that he is not a terrorist, but is gay, as he, his immigrant parents, and his younger sister are separated and then interrogated by U.S. Customs officers upon their arrival at JFK Airport from a trip abroad to Rome.

Lies Like Poison by Chelsea Pitcher (MElderry Books)
Kate Prosswimmer at S&S/McElderry has acquired Lies Like Poison by Chelsea Pitcher (This Lie Will Kill You), in which Belladonna is charged with a murder she plotted to commit—before she ultimately backed out. Now, she must team up with her conspirators, whom she's not sure she can trust, to uncover the truth and clear her name in a high-stakes whodunit for fans of Riverdale and Kara Thomas's The Cheerleaders. Publication is slated for fall 2020; Mandy Hubbard at Emerald City Literary Agency brokered the deal for world rights. 

The Existance of Bea Pearl by Candice Marley Conner (Owl Hollow Press)
Hannah Smith at Owl Hollow has bought Candice Marley Conner's YA mystery, The Existence of Bea Pearl, about 16-year-old Bea's quest through the Southern marshlands to find her brother when everyone else, including her shattered family, believes he is dead. Publication is scheduled for fall 2020; Priya Doraswamy at Lotus Lane Literary brokered the deal for world rights.

The Meet-Cute Project by Rhiannon Richardson (Simon and Schuster)
Krista Vitola and Liz Kossnar at Simon & Schuster have acquired Rhiannon Richardson's debut YA novel, The Meet-Cute Project, a rom-com about a girl who prefers watching romances to being involved in them, until she's challenged by her friends to create real-life meet cutes to find a date for her older sister’s wedding. Publication is scheduled for fall 2020; John Cusick at Folio Literary Management brokered the deal for world rights.

Lux: The New Girl by Ashley Woodfolk (Penguin)
Anuoluwapo Ohioma at Penguin Workshop has bought The Beauty That Remains author Ashley Woodfolk's Flyy Girls, a four-book contemporary series for young teens. The series will follow a group of high school girls in Harlem as they navigate family, friendship, and questions about their futures, beginning with Lux: The New Girl, about a new student hoping for a fresh start whose past catches up to her. Books 1 and 2 are scheduled for fall 2020; Beth Phelan at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency did the deal for world English rights.

Fly Girls #2 by Ashley Woodfolk (Penguin)
Anuoluwapo Ohioma at Penguin Workshop has bought The Beauty That Remains author Ashley Woodfolk's Flyy Girls, a four-book contemporary series for young teens. The series will follow a group of high school girls in Harlem as they navigate family, friendship, and questions about their futures, beginning with Lux: The New Girl, about a new student hoping for a fresh start whose past catches up to her. Books 1 and 2 are scheduled for fall 2020; Beth Phelan at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency did the deal for world English rights.

The Cousins by Karen M. McManus (Delacorte)
Krista Marino at Delacorte has acquired a new YA novel by Karen M. McManus, author of the bestselling One of Us Is Lying. The new book, The Cousins, tells the story of three cousins who are invited to spend the summer with their estranged grandmother at her exclusive island resort, only to uncover that their family's past is filled with dark, complicated secrets. The book will publish in Fall 2020.

Foreshadow: A Serial YA Anthology by Malinda Lo and Emily X. R. Pan (Algonquin)
Elise Howard at Algonquin has acquired Foreshadow: The Magic of Reading and Writing YA, an anthology based on the Foreshadow digital platform created by authors Emily X.R. Pan (l.) and Nova Ren Suma. The collection, to be edited by Howard and Sarah Alpert, includes essays and craft discussions from Pan and Suma paired with the YA stories of 13 new writers selected for the original project by authors Becky Albertalli, Laurie Halse Anderson, Roshani Chokshi, Jason Reynolds, Sabaa Tahir, Nicola Yoon, and more. Publication is slated for fall 2020; Michael Bourret at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret brokered the deal for world rights.

Blazemouth by Amparo Ortiz (Page Street)
Ashley Hearn at Page Street has bought Amparo Ortiz's YA debut, Blazewrath, a contemporary fantasy pitched as How to Train Your Dragon meets Quidditch Through the Ages, about 17-year-old Lana Torres, who after rescuing a prized dragon from an attacker is awarded a spot on her native Puerto Rico's Blazewrath World Cup team. But the return of the Sire, an ancient dragon who's cursed to remain in human form, threatens to compromise this year's tournament. Publication is set for fall 2020; Linda Camacho at Gallt & Zacker brokered the two-book deal for world English rights.

Bearmouth by Liz Hyder (Norton Young Readers)
Simon Boughton at Norton Young Readers has acquired North American rights, at auction, to U.K. author Liz Hyder's Bearmouth, a YA novel about one child's struggle in a surreal and labyrinthine subterranean mine on a quest for language and freedom. Publication is scheduled for fall 2020; Allison Hellegers negotiated the deal in her first deal at Stimola Literary Studio, on behalf of Pushkin Press.

One Way Or Another by Kara McDowell (Scholastic)
Mallory Kass at Scholastic has bought, at auction, One Way Or Another by Kara McDowell, pitched as a Sliding Doors YA romantic comedy. Seventeen-year-old Paige has an undiagnosed anxiety disorder and a debilitating fear of making the wrong decision. When faced with an impossible holiday dilemma, she lives out two parallel fates: Christmas at a snowy cabin with her best friend and longtime unrequited crush, and Christmas in New York with exciting new possibilities. Publication is set for fall 2020; Katelyn Detweiler at Jill Grinberg Literary Management negotiated the deal for North American rights.

Ever After by Olivia Vieweg (Lerner/Graphic Universe)
Greg Hunter at Lerner/Graphic Universe has bought the German YA graphic novel Ever After by Olivia Vieweg in North America. The psychologically driven zombie story has already been adapted into a feature film. Publication is slated for fall 2020; Ivanka Hahnenberger at VIP Brands, on behalf of Carlsen Verlag, handled the deal for world English rights. 

Maybe We're Electric by Val Emmich (Little, Brown)
Farrin Jacobs at Little, Brown/Poppy has acquired in an exclusive submission The Reminders and Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel author Val Emmich's Maybe We're Electric, about two teen clichés—the shy outcast and the popular jock—each hiding secrets, who both reveal and reinvent themselves after a night spent trapped together inside the Thomas Edison museum during a snowstorm. It will publish in fall 2020. Jeff Kleinman and John Cusick at Folio Literary Management negotiated the deal for world English rights.  

K-Pop Confidential by Stephan Lee (Scholastic)
David Levithan and Samantha Palazzi at Scholastic, along with Barry Cunningham at Chicken House U.K., have acquired world rights to K-Pop Confidential, a YA debut by Bustle senior editor and former Entertainment Weekly editor Stephan Lee. In this romantic coming-of-age novel about chasing big dreams, a Korean-American teen travels to Seoul in hopes of debuting in a girl group at the same K-pop company behind the most popular boy band on the planet. The book will be published simultaneously in the U.S. and U.K. in fall 2020; Brenda Bowen at the Book Group negotiated the deal.

The Queen's Council by Emma Theriault (Disney Hyperion)
Jocelyn Davies at Disney-Hyperion has signed debut author Emma Theriault to write the first book in The Queen's Council, a YA historical fantasy series that reimagines the Disney Princesses as young rulers coming into power, aided by a mysterious force that weaves between their individual stories. The series will launch in fall 2020 with Theriault's take on Belle during the early days of the French Revolution, caught between her new royal life and her "provincial" roots. Suzie Townsend at New Leaf Literary and Media negotiated the deal for world rights.

Darius the Great Deserves Better by Adib Khorram (Dial)
Dana Chidiac at Dial has bought, on exclusive submission, Adib Khorram's Darius the Great Deserves Better, following up his Morris- and APALA-award-winning debut, Darius the Great Is Not Okay. Back from a life-changing trip to Iran, Darius suddenly has it all: a first boyfriend, a dream internship, and a soccer team full of new friends. It's everything he's ever wanted—maybe? Publication is slated for fall 2020; Molly O'Neill at Root Literary did the deal for world rights.

The Good Girls by Claire Eliza Bartlett (HarperTeen)
Elizabeth Lynch at HarperTeen has bought North American rights to Claire Eliza Bartlett's The Good Girls, a twisty feminist thriller in which three girls become the primary suspects in the murder of a fourth, but play on stereotypes in order to expose the dark truth behind the crime. Publication is slated for fall 2020; Stephen Barbara at InkWell Management brokered the deal on behalf of Glasstown Entertainment. 

Recommended For You by Laura Silverman (Margaret K. McElderry)
Kate Prosswimmer at S&S/McElderry has acquired Laura Silverman's Recommended For You. Pitched as The Office meets 10 Things I Hate About You, the YA workplace romcom focuses on teen bookseller Shoshanna Greenberg as she battles the holiday rush, fighting parents at home, and love/hate feelings for Jake Kaplan, her new coworker who doesn't even read books. Publication is scheduled for fall 2020; Jim McCarthy at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret negotiated the deal for world rights.

The Puppetmaster's Apprentice by Lisa DeSelm (Page Street)
Page Street acquired Lisa DeSelm's YA fantasy, The Puppetmaster's Apprentice, a gender-swapped retelling of Pinocchio meets Frankenstein. Pirouette is tasked to build an assassin for the tyrant of Tavia, but when she realizes his schemes dabble in dark magic, she aims to take control of the strings before the next blue moon. Publication is set for fall 2020.

Where There's a Wisk by Sarah J. Schmitt (Running Press)
Running Press Kids has acquired Sarah J. Schmitt's Where There's a Whisk, pitched as Waitress meets Big Brother, which follows 18-year-old Peyton Sinclaire as she leans into the lessons learned from her con-man father to take on nine other contestants and a producer more interested in ratings than a properly seasoned steak, all to win a reality cooking competition and the scholarship that goes with it. Britny Brooks will edit; publication is set for fall 2020.

Cast in Firelight by Dana Swift (Delacorte)
Monica Jean at Delacorte has acquired debut author Dana Swift's Cast in Firelight, a YA fantasy about two teens destined to inherit a magical empire, who must put aside their misgivings about each other when a deadly plot is unearthed. Publication is scheduled for fall 2020; Amy Brewer at Metamorphosis Literary Agency handled the deal for world rights.

Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco (Jimmy Paterson)
Jenny Bak at JIMMY Patterson Books has acquired two books in Kerri Maniscalco’s next series, beginning with Kingdom of the Wicked. Set in 19th century Italy, this YA fantasy follows a witch seeking answers in the murder of her beloved sister, and the demon prince who is tasked with finding a bride for his master. Publication is planned for Fall 2020; Barbara Poelle at Irene Goodman Literary Agnecy brokered the deal for world English rights.

A Cuban Girl's Guide to Sweaters and Stars by Laura Taylor Namey (Anthenum)
After her post-graduation plans fall apart, Lila Flores is sent away to spend the summer with family friends in England. But what Lila expects to be a summer devoid of proper Cuban food and sun turns into one of unexpected love when she falls for teashop clerk Orion Maxwell and, most surprising, England itself. Publication is set for fall 2020.

Sirens of the Southern Seas by Sam Maggs and Kendra Wells (Abrams)
Abrams has acquired Sirens of the Southern Seas, a YA graphic novel inspired by two very real, queer, female pirates from the 18th century, by Sam Maggs, illustrated by Kendra Wells. Publication is scheduled for fall 2020.

Jade Fire Gold by June CL Tan (Blink)
Told in a dual POV narrative reminiscent of EMBER IN THE ASHES, JADE FIRE GOLD is a YA fantasy is inspired by Chinese mythology and folk tales. Epic in scope but intimate in characterization, fans of classic fantasies by Tamora Pierce and the magical Asiatic setting of AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER will enjoy this cinematic tale of family, revenge, and forgiveness.
In order to save her grandmother from a cult of dangerous priests, a peasant girl cursed with the power to steal souls enters a tenuous alliance with an exiled prince bent on taking back the Dragon Throne. The pair must learn to trust each other but are haunted by their pasts--and the true nature of her dark magic. A dual-POV YA fantasy inspired by Chinese mythology.

Brooms Up by Anna Meriano (Philomel)
Kelsey Murphy at Philomel has bought, at auction, Love Sugar Magic author Anna Meriano's YA debut Brooms Up. The novel follows an introverted teen girl who joins a Quidditch team to spend time with her best friend before they both leave for college, but family tensions, changing friendships, and an unexpected romance threaten to turn her last summer at home into a disastrous one. Publication is slated for fall 2020; Patricia Nelson at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency did the two-book deal for world English rights.

The Way Back by Gavriel Savit (Knopf)
Erin Clarke at Knopf and Ruth Knowles at Puffin U.K. have bought Gavriel Savit's young adult novel The Way Back, a historical fantasy that follows two Eastern European teens on a journey through the Far Country, the Jewish Land of the Dead. Publication is slated for fall 2020; Catherine Drayton at InkWell Management brokered the deal for world English rights.

The Secret Life of Kitty Granger by G. D. Falksen (Carolrhoda)
Amy Fitzgerald at Lerner/Carolrhoda has bought G.D. Falksen's YA novel The Secret Life of Kitty Granger, in which a working-class autistic girl becomes involved in undercover government espionage in 1960s London. Publication is scheduled for fall 2020; Jennifer Unter at the Unter Agency brokered the deal for world rights.

We Were Restless Things by Cole Nagamastu (Sourcebooks Fire)
Sourcebooks Fire has bought Cole Nagamatsu's debut, We Were Restless Things, a YA contemporary fantasy in the vein of Maggie Stiefvater and Neil Gaiman. When a boy drowns in the forest, miles away from any body of water, a group of friends attempts to unravel the truth behind his death, only to discover that the woods are awake and watching. Publication is set for fall 2020.

In the Shadow of the Moon by Amy Cherrix (Balzer + Bray)
Kristin Rens at HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray has preempted North American rights to Backyard Bears author Amy Cherrix's In the Shadow of the Moon, a YA nonfiction narrative chronicling the space race from the dual perspectives of the two controversial and flawed men who helped humankind set foot on the moon. The book is set for fall 2020 publication; Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency did the deal.

Secrets of the Printery by Kelly Powell (Margaret K. McElderry)
A YA fantasy in which an obituary printer enlists the aid of a watchmaker to help her find an enchanted timepiece and solve a connected string of murders.
Publication is slated for fall 2020.

Willowweep Manor by Shaenon K Garrity and Christopher J Baldwin (McElderry Books)
Karen Wojtyla at McElderry Books has acquired world rights to the YA graphic novel Willowweep Manor by Shaenon K. Garrity, illustrated by Christopher J. Baldwin. Teenage Haley is obsessed with all things Gothic, but never imagined she'd experience them in real life, until the day she rescues a drowning young man and wakes up in a 19th-century estate complete with brooding gentlemen, sinister servants, and an actual ghost. But all is not as it appears, as Haley learns she has not been swept into the past, but instead into a strange universe all its own. Publication is slated for fall 2020; Barry Goldblatt at Barry Goldblatt Literary handled the deal.

Rural Voices: YA Stories About Growing Up in Rural Communities by Various YA Authors (Candlewick)
Kaylan Adair at Candlewick has acquired world rights to the mixed genre anthology Rural Voices: YA Stories About Growing Up in Remote Communities by Nora Shalaway Carpenter (The Edge of Anything, 2020). The collection challenges the stereotype of a monolithic rural America and explores the complexity, beauty, and nuances of growing up in small communities. In addition to Nora, contributors—who are diverse in ethnic background, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and gender identity—include David Bowles, Joseph Bruchac, Veeda Bybee, Shae Carys, S.A. Cosby, Rob Costello, Randy DuBurke, David Macinnis Gill, Nasugraq Rainey Hopson, Estelle Laure, Yamile Mendez, Ashley Hope Perez, Tirzah Price, Monica Roe. The book is due in fall 2020; Victoria Wells Arms at Wells Arms Literary/Hannigan Salky Getzler handled the deal.

Far From Normal by Becky Wallace (Page Street)
Author of STEALING HOME Becky Wallace's FAR FROM NORMAL, which follows a girl, whose less-than-stellar SAT scores mean she needs a glowing recommendation from her sports marketing internship to get into her dream college; but when the firm pairs her with a nineteen-year-old MLS star, who's famous for flubbing Italy's World Cup hopes and crashing a Maserati soon afterward, she finds herself in over her head, to Ashley Hearn at Page Street Kids, for publication in fall 2020.

Apple: Skin to the Core by Eric Gansworth (Levine Querido)
Nick Thomas at Levine Querido has bought Apple: Skin to the Core, a YA memoir-in-verse by Eric Gansworth. The author tells the story of his life, of an Onondaga family living among Tuscaroras, and of Native people in America, including the damaging legacy of government boarding schools—and in doing so grapples with the slur common in Native communities, for someone “red on the outside, white on the inside,” and reclaims it. The book will publish in fall 2020.

Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao (Simon Pulse)
Simon Pulse has bought Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao. The dual POV story follows a college student who hires a fake boyfriend from Rent for Your 'Rents to appease her traditional Taiwanese parents. But when she falls for the guy behind the role who is not 'rent-worthy, her carefully curated life begins to unravel. Publication is planned for fall 2020.

Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley Simmone Howell and Fiona Wood (Sterling)
Rachael Stein at Sterling Children's Books has acquired Take Three Girls, a contemporary YA novel by (from l.) Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell, and Fiona Wood. The novel, which was Australia's 2018 Children's Book Council YA Book of the Year, follows three very different teen girls who, when targeted by a toxic private school website dealing in gossip and lies, decide to band together and fight back. Publication is set for fall 2020; Katelyn Detweiler and Jill Grinberg at Jill Grinberg Literary Management represented Wood and Howell, and Catherine Drayton at Inkwell Management represented Crowley in the deal for world English rights, excluding ANZ. 

Untitled by Sonia Hartyl (Page Street Kids)
Ashley Hearn at Page Street has acquired Have a Little Faith in Me author Sonia Hartl's untitled sophomore novel, starring YouTuber Macy Evans, who is doxed after the woman sitting behind her at a baseball game tweets about her supposed romance with a boy she stumbled into, vaulting her into a whirlwind fake relationship and driving a wedge between her and the quiet, small-town boy she really likes. Publication is scheduled for fall 2020; Rebecca Podos at Rees Literary brokered the deal for world rights. 

Horrid by Katrina Leno (Little, Brown)
Pam Gruber at Little, Brown has acquired Katrina Leno's Horrid, a Stephen King-esque contemporary horror novel about a girl discovering her family's mysterious history in a haunted house in Maine. Publication is slated for fall 2020; Wendy Schmalz at Wendy Schmalz Agency brokered the deal for world rights. 
Alternativie Description: A girl who loves Agatha Christie. A girl who loves spooky stuff and mysteries... until that spooky stuff starts happening to her.

The Black Kids by Kristina Hammonds Reed (Simon and Schuster) 
Zareen Jaffery at Simon & Schuster has bought The Black Kids, a YA coming-of-age story about a wealthy black teenager whose family gets caught in the vortex of the Rodney King riots. Debut author Christina Hammonds Reed was eight when the riots happened, and every day on her morning commute she drives through the Los Angeles neighborhoods that still bear the scars of '92. The book will release in fall 2020; David Doerrer at Abrams Artists Agency did the deal for North American rights. 

What Beauty There Is by Cory Anderson (Roaring Brook Press)
Roaring Brook has acquired Cory Anderson's YA novel, What Beauty There Is, about a boy trying to save his brother by finding the drug money that sent his father to prison, and the girl who risks everything to protect the brothers from her father, a merciless killer stalking the same money. Publication is slated for fall 2020.

Some Other Now by Sarah Everett (HMH)
Pitched as This Is Us meets 500 Days of Summer, the YA novel features a teenage girl caught between two brothers, alternating between the summer that she falls in love, and the summer that her ex-boyfriend returns from college and asks her to pretend they're dating again for the final months of his mother's life. Publication is planned for fall 2020.

The Detour by Natalie D. Richards (Sourcebooks Fire)
Sourcebooks Fire has bought Natalie D. Richards's new YA thriller The Detour. When a blizzard diverts teenager Avery's flight to visit her mother for Christmas, she hitches a ride with some other waylaid students, but as road conditions worsen, it becomes clear that one of the people in the car will do anything to keep them from reaching their destinations. Publication is scheduled for fall 2020.

The Knockout by S.A. Patel (Flux)
S.A. Patel's The Knockout, an #OwnVoices contemporary in which a 17-year-old Muay Thai fighter's world is turned upside down when she learns she's landed an invitation to the U.S. Open, but first she has to come clean about doing Muay Thai—a sport deemed too rough for girls, especially within the traditional Indian community, to Kelsy Thompson at Flux, in a nice deal, for publication in fall 2020.

Pheus & Eury by Lillian Rivera (Bloomsbury)
Bloomsbury has acquired Lilliam Rivera's Pheus & Eury, a YA retelling of Orpheus and Eurydice set in the Bronx. Pheus is a bachata-singing dreamer who falls in love with Eury, a girl who lost everything in Hurricane Maria and is haunted by the trauma—and by an evil spirit. Publication is scheduled for fall 2020.

Your Corner Dark by Desmond Hall (Atheneum)
Atheneum/Dlouhy has acquired Jamaican-born author Desmond Hall's debut YA novel, Your Corner Dark. Set on the unforgiving streets and majestic mountains surrounding Kingston, Jamaica, the novel tells the story of Frankie, an ambitious high school student who has just earned a ticket out with a full ride scholarship to college in the U.S. But when a stray bullet gravely injures his father, Frankie must find a way to earn fast money to pay for his treatment; he falls into a world of crime and violence and has to learn to trust again in order to engineer his own escape. Publication is set for fall 2020. 

Indivisible by Daniel Aleman (Disney Hyperion)
Disney-Hyperion has bought Daniel Aleman's debut YA novel Indivisible. The novel follows a Mexican-American teenage boy whose life is thrown into chaos after his parents, undocumented immigrants, are detained by ICE, leaving him to care for his young sister and fight for his family's future. The book will publish in fall 2020.

Master of One by Danielle Bennett and Jaida Jones (HarperTeen)
Alice Jerman at HarperTeen has bought Danielle Bennett (l.) and Jaida Jones's YA fantasy, Master of One. When a common thief finds himself on the wrong side of the law, his punishment is to join an evil sorcerer on a perilous journey to uncover a lost fae relic. The relic turns out to be a fae himself—a distractingly handsome, annoyingly perfect, ancient fae prince. Together they must save the world from the evil sorcerer, while trying not to fall in love with each other. Publication is set for fall 2020.

Falling in Every Direction by Nicole Tyndall (Delacorte)
Delacorte has bought Nicole Tyndall's Falling in Every Direction, a YA contemporary romance for fans of Jandy Nelson and The Spectacular Now. The book is about a girl full of creative aspiration and the boy who charms his way into her life, centering on themes of addiction, loss, and the tumultuousness of first love—and how to find strength when everything falls apart. Publication is slated for fall 2020.

Sirens of the Southern Sea by Sam Maggs and Kendra Wells (Abrams)
Abrams has acquired Sirens of the Southern Seas, a YA graphic novel inspired by two very real, queer, female pirates from the 18th century, by Sam Maggs, illustrated by Kendra Wells. Publication is scheduled for fall 2020.

Daughter of Jerusalem by Lori Banov Kaufmann (Delacorte)
In the vein of The Red Tent and The Dovekeepers, based of real historical findings, the tale of forbidden love is about a young woman who survives the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 C.E. only to be captured and sold as a slave in Rome. She then finds love in the most unexpected of places. Publication is slated for fall 2020.

The Insomniacs by Marit Wiesenberg (Flatiron Books)
Pitched as Jenny Han meets Courtney Summers with a nod to Rear Window, the book follows 17-year-old competitive diver Ingrid Roth in the aftermath of a diving accident that has left her with a head injury and insomnia. The only thing she remembers about the moment before the dive is unexpectedly seeing Van Tagawa, her neighbor, former best friend, and forever crush, on the sidelines. When she discovers that Van is also going through a bout of insomnia, they begin spending their nights together, exploring the darker, nighttime world of their neighborhood and trying to cure their insomnia which leads to unravelling multiple mysteries. Publication is projected for fall 2020.

The In Between by Marc Klein (Poppy)
Poppy has acquired Marc Klein's The In Between, a supernatural love story told in then and now narratives, about a girl trying to piece together the night of a car accident that killed her boyfriend, while seemingly receiving messages from him from the afterlife. Publication is slated for fall 2020. 

Bones of a Saint by Grant Farley (Soho Teen)
Soho Teen has acquired Grant Farley's debut YA novel, Bones of a Saint, in which a ruthless gang called the Blackjacks threatens a 15-year-old boy into ripping off antiques from an old man he has befriended, and he must find a way to save his own life without sacrificing his soul. Publication is planned for fall 2020.

#Krisette by Sofia Quintero (Knopf)
Knopf has bought Sofia Quintero's #Krisette, about a teenage girl's struggle to understand why the police killing of her older sister Krisette fails to spark demands for justice. Inspired by #SayHerName, it features the central theme: “Krisette was deeply flawed and undeniably deserved to live." Publication is planned for fall 2020. 

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong (Simon Pulse)
Tricia Lin at Simon Pulse has acquired, at auction, Chloe Gong's debut YA fantasy These Violent Delights, pitched as a Romeo and Juliet retelling by way of The Godfather. A monster has awakened in 1920s Shanghai, killing off citizens and stirring trouble between two feuding gangs. The rival heirs, Roma Montagov and Juliette Cai, must work together before the monster destroys all they hold dear, even while the Chinese Civil War breaks out around them. Publication is planned for fall 2020; Laura Crockett at TriadaUS Literary Agency did the two-book deal for North American rights.

Those Who Prey by Jennifer Moffett (Atheneum Books)
Those Who Prey is a YA thriller about a shy college freshman who is seduced into joining a campus cult, leading her on a deadly mission trip to Italy. It will be published by Atheneum, Simon & Schuster in Fall 2020.

Twin Daggers by MarcyKate Connolly (Blink)
Pitched as Romeo and Juliet if Juliet and her sister were magic-wielding spies, the series centers around twin sisters sent undercover on a mission to find and kidnap the heir to the technocrat throne. Publication is planned for fall 2020.

Darling by K. Ancrum (Imprint)
A retelling of Peter Pan in modern day Chicago, in which Wendy Darling follows Peter and his Lost Boys through the city's nightlife and underbelly, only to discover that Peter isn't what he seems...and the Lost Boys are in more trouble than they realize.

The Poppy and the Rose by Ashlee Cowles (Owl Hollow Press)
Hannah Smith at Owl Hollow has bought Ashlee Cowles's The Poppy & the Rose, a YA gothic mystery in which a teen girl must unravel clues from a strange English manor and a young heiress's diary, discovering a web of family secrets dating back to the Titanic. Publication is planned for fall 2020; Shannon Hassan at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency negotiated the deal for North American rights.

Where I Belong by Marcia Argueta Mickelson (Carolrhoda)
Lerner/Carolrhoda has bought Marcia Argueta Mickelson's YA novel Where I Belong. Guatemalan-American high school senior Milagros “Millie” Vargas struggles to balance her family's needs with her own ambitions for her future, especially after her mother's employer announces his run for Senate and tries to use Millie as a poster child for “deserving” immigrants. Publication is slated for fall 2020.

Aftershocks by Marisa Reichardt (Amulet)
Amulet has acquired author Marisa Reichardt's contemporary YA novel, Aftershocks. When the Big One hits southern California, Ruby never expected to be trapped in a laundromat only moments after her first conversation with Charlie. But as the hours and days tick on, and Ruby and Charlie struggle to survive with only each other's voices to help keep them going, Ruby's memories of the choices that brought her to this place and her dreams for the future may be the only way to find hope to continue. Publication is set for fall 2020.

Something Happened to Ali Greenleaf by Hayley Krischer (Razorbill)
Journalist Hayley Krischer's SOMETHING HAPPENED TO ALI GREENLEAF, following a high school junior reeling from a recent sexual assault perpetrated by a boy she's always had a crush on and a popular senior—and his longtime friend—who tries to gain the girl's trust in hopes of dissuading her from turning him in, to Julie Rosenberg at Razorbill, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, for publication in fall 2020.

Untitled by Jenny Liu (Carolrhoda)
Carolrhoda has bought Girls on the Line author Jennie Liu's untitled YA novel about 19-year-old Na, who has grown up in rural China while her parents lived and worked in the city. When her younger brother—the favored child, who moved to the city with her parents—dies unexpectedly, she sets out to learn what happened to him and uncovers more family secrets than she bargained for. Publication is planned for fall 2020.

Between the Bliss and Me by Lizzy Mason (Soho Teen)  
THE ART OF LOSING author Lizzy Mason’s next YA novel, BETWEEN THE BLISS AND ME, described as a sobering but hopeful story about the limits of the mental health system which follows an 18 year-old girl who learns that her long-absent father has schizophrenia and is homeless, so she sets out to find him, and herself, again to Dan Ehrenhaft at Soho Teen, for publication in Fall 2020, by Stephen Barbara at InkWell Management (World English). 

The Alchemy of War by Lindsay Smith (Philomel) 
Philomel has preempted Lindsay Smith's historical SF/fantasy, Alchemy of War, written in the vein of Inglourious Basterds meets the Upside Down world of Stranger Things. The story is set in the forests of Nazi Germany, where five teens get more than they bargained for when they attempt fringe science in order to destroy the Third Reich. Publication is set for fall 2020. 

Bright Shining World by Josh Swiller (Knopf)
Karen Greenberg at Knopf has bought Bright Shining World by Josh Swiller, a speculative YA thriller that follows one boy as he attempts to make sense of a strange new town where the students have begun seeing unexplainable things, while uncovering his family's role in the town's mysteries. Publication is planned for fall 2020.

Body Talk by Various YA Authors (Algonquin Young Readers)
Krestyna Lypen and Elise Howard at Algonquin Young Readers have bought Here We Are and (Don't) Call Me Crazy editor Kelly Jensen's Body Talk, a YA anthology of essays, artwork, poetry and other ephemera, which goes beyond the requisite puberty book or sex talk to address the entire experience of the physical body, from the biological to the political. Contributors include Roshani Chokshi, Anna-Marie McLemore, Eric Smith, Alex Gino, Julie Murphy, Nic Stone, Shane Burcaw, Sara Saedi, and Yao Xiao, among others. Publication is slated for fall 2020; Tina Dubois at ICM Partners negotiated the deal for world rights.

The Quantum Weirdness of the Almost Kiss by Amy Noelle Parks (Abrams)
Amy Parks's THE QUANTUM WEIRDNESS OF THE ALMOST KISS, in which a seventeen-year-old has never been interested in dating because she's been fully occupied by her love of mathematics and her frequent battles with anxiety; a boy knows she isn't ready for romance but assumes that when she is, she will choose him, because he is her best friend and he loves her and he has almost kissed her 17 times, to Maggie Lehrman at Abrams Children's, for publication in fall 2020. a

Tales From the Hinterland by Melissa Albert (Flatiron Books) 

The Queen's Secret #2 by Melissa De La Cruz (Putman)


The Ghosts We Keep by Mason Deaver (Scholastic)
Jeffrey West at Scholastic has bought The Ghosts We Keep by Mason Deaver, author of I Wish You All the Best. In the YA novel, Liam Cooper is already navigating anxiety, complicated feelings about their gender, and a crush on their best friend, when their brother's sudden death in a car accident caused by a classmate flips their whole world on its axis. Publication is planned for late 2020; Lauren Abramo at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret did the deal for North American rights.  


Until You Came Back by Jay Coles (Little Brown)
Little, Brown has acquired Until You Came Back, a contemporary YA novel by Jay Coles. The book is about a teen whose world is turned upside down when he develops feelings for a new recruit on his basketball team at the same time that the mother who abandoned him eight years earlier returns home. Publication is planned for winter 2020.

Untitled by Amanda Hocking (Wednesday Books)  
Eileen Rothschild at Wednesday Books has acquired the final trilogy in the million-plus copy bestselling Trylle series by Amanda Hocking. The new arc focuses on a girl as she journeys back to Scandinavia to discover the true origins of the Trylle; it takes place five years after the Kanin Chronicles (the second trilogy in the series) and nine years after the first Trylle trilogy. The as yet untitled first book will be published in winter 2020; Steven Axelrod at the Axelrod Agency sold world English rights.


The World of Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas (Bloomsbury)
33590859The official guide to the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series complete with characters, creatures, new artwork, and more!

Everyone knows the story of the assassin queen. But now, fans of the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series will be immersed in her journey like never before. From Adarlan’s dark past to Terrasen’s bright future, this comprehensive guide will bring the people, creatures, settings, magic, gods, and world of Aelin’s epic journey to life in stunning illustrations and descriptive portrayals. Complete with an expansive vocabulary and timeline of events, this is the must-have official companion to the Throne of Glass series.

Elatsoe by Darcy Little Badger (Levine Querido)
Elatsoe is a ghostly YA set in a contemporary America shaped by the ancestral magics and knowledge of its Indigenous and immigrant peoples. When Elatsoe's beloved older cousin dies under mysterious circumstances, Elatsoe must track down his murderer in a town none too willing to give up its dark secrets. The book will be illustrated by Rovina Cai, illustrator of And the Ocean Was Our Sky.

Rise As One by Ashok K. Banker (Delacorte)
Six of Crows meets Ember in the Ashes, from India’s most successful fantasy author.

RISE follows a young thief and her gang as they battle to overthrow a brutal tyrant and stay a demon invasion.

Brine, Shade, Pari, and Ace are part of a gang of outlaws, each with her own set of skills, specializing in impossible heists for a hefty fee. When an anonymous client asks these ‘Brokens’ to break into the Temple of Vish and steal a forbidden book, the crew become embroiled in a global conflict between the corrupt Prime Minister Nomandra and an order of corrupt priests commanding an army of Arusa, demons who can materialize out of any manmade substance. What follows is an adventure unlike any other, filled with magic, action, and romance.

Furia by Yamile Saied Mendez (Algonquin)
Algonquin preempted Yamile Saied Méndez's Furia, pitched in the vein of Bend It Like Beckham. Set in Argentina, the story centers on Camila "Furia" Hassan, who longs to play professional soccer in the United States and not only has to contend with deeply disapproving parents, but with a blossoming love interest that threatens to tempt her away from her dream. Publication is planned for 2020.

Wench by Maxine Kaplan (Abrams)
Tanya is, well, just Tanya. Local tavern wench of Griffin’s Port. Ahem, tavern maid, thank you very much. But one horrible day she loses her lifelong guardian, and her rights to their inn and home, The Smiling Snake, along with him.

In order to get her inn back, Tanya must leave the only life she’s ever known, venturing into a world of hazardous untamed magic, sorcerers of uncertain morals, and dangerous criminals to boot—all to face the harrowing task of appealing to the Queen and Council themselves. But time is ticking while her inn sits abandoned, and her only semblance of safety rests in the hands of a dodgy and brutish corps of Queen’s men. When Tanya stumbles across a stolen magical quill and is kidnapped by a band of criminals, her chances of getting back her old, simple life slip further and further away.

When Tanya delves into the powers of the quill, uncovering its potential to fix the kingdom’s magical mayhem—or drive it further into disarray—she must do everything she can to keep it from falling into the wrong hands. But as powerful people seek to exploit Tanya’s unlikely talent for wielding the magic of the quill, the clear-cut line between good and evil begins to blur. Will Tanya determine who to trust before it’s too late, and regain autonomy over her own future, or will her life and the quill fall under the sway of corrupt forces?

A Nation Like Stars by Rosalyn Eves (Knopf)
The novel is about a 19th century Mormon girl who unwittingly becomes involved in a railway heist, and— if she can't return the stolen device to its rightful owner before the 1878 total solar eclipse— might lose not only her own life, but might alter the future of American science and magic.

Fly by Night by Tara O' Conner (Random House)
Fly by Night tells the story of Dee, who suspects a magical creature may be responsible for her sister's mysterious disappearance. But in her investigation, she discovers that the culprit may be less supernatural than she fears.

If You Should Ever Leave Me by Pheobe North (Balzer + Bray)
When a teen boy vanishes, his sister suspects he's fled into the make-believe fantasy world they invented as children. But when he reappears, she's forced to confront the dark worlds she's created, both real and fantastical, to save what's left of her family.

Eventide by Sarah Goodman (Tor Teen)
Melissa Frain at Tor Teen has bought debut novelist Sarah Goodman's Eventide, a YA historical fantasy. It tells the story of Verity, a teenage girl forced to abandon her plans of college when she and her little sister are put on an orphan train to rural Arkansas. There, her sister is taken in by the town's schoolteacher, and Verity must work as a farmhand, only to find herself caught up in the locals' superstitions and rumors. Publication is slated for 2020; Hannah Mann at Writers House brokered the deal for world English rights.

Beyond the Break by Heather Buchta (Penguin Workshop)
Francesco Sedita and Nathaniel Tabachnik at Penguin Workshop have bought world rights for Beyond the Break, a debut YA novel by Heather Buchta. After her brother's surfing accident, 17-year-old Lovette had two rules: no surfing, and no dating. But when Jake Evans walks into her life, following these rules becomes a lot more complicated. In the vein of Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han, the novel deals with what it's like for a Christian teenager who is questioning what it means to be faithful: to God, to family, and to herself. Publication is set for 2020; Michael Bourret at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret did the deal for world rights.

Untitled by Joy McCullough (Dutton)
The book follows a teenage girl immersed in stories of women taking revenge - particularly the legendary Marguerite de Bressieux - as she tries to cope with acts of violence committed against her older sister.

The Bridge by Bill Konigsberg (Arthur A. Levine Books)
Nick Thomas at Scholastic/Levine has bought Bill Konigsberg's new YA novel, The Bridge. The book is about two suicidal teens who meet atop the George Washington Bridge, disrupting each other's plans and literally splitting the universe into three storylines with dramatically different consequences. Publication is scheduled for 2020. 

Naima by K. L. Ricks (First Second) 
Calista Brill at First Second has bought Naima, K.L. Ricks's YA graphic novel fantasy about a young woman's return to her native Caribbean island after completing her magical training to become a midwife. Publication is planned for 2020; Edward Maxwell at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates negotiated the deal for world rights. 

Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh (Dutton)
Andrew Karre at Dutton has acquired, at auction, debut author Candice Iloh's Every Body Looking. Set during freshman year of college at an HBCU, the novel-in-verse follows a Nigerian-American teen who must grapple with her family's expectations and her own childhood trauma when she begins taking dance classes that cause her to reimagine how she defines herself and what she wants from her future. Publication is scheduled for fall 2020; Patricia Nelson at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency brokered the two-book deal for world English rights. 

Ignite the Sun by Hanna Howard (Blink) 
Hannah VanVels at Blink has acquired world English rights to Hanna Howard's Ignite the Sun, in which a 16-year-old who has never seen the sun sets out to banish the Darkness, but her quest could either bring back the light or doom the kingdom to shadow forever. Publication is scheduled for fall 2020; Jenny Bent at the Bent Agency negotiated the deal. 

Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynne Barnes (Freeform)
About an eccentric, puzzle-obsessed billionaire who dies and leaves his fortune to a teenage girl he's never met, with one stipulation: she has to move into his sprawling, secret-passage-filled mansion, alongside the family he's just dispossessed. Publication is scheduled for 2020, with a second untitled YA to follow.

Blackwater by Jeannette Arroyo and Ren Graham (Henry Holt) 
Brian Geffen at Henry Holt has acquired world rights to Blackwater, a debut YA graphic novel by Jeannette Arroyo and Ren Graham. When Tony, a restless star athlete, and Eli, a quiet outsider, form an unlikely friendship in their small Maine town, they find themselves tracking down the source of a werewolf curse and heeding the warnings of ghosts, all while exploring their budding feelings for each other and dealing with typical high school drama. Publication is scheduled for 2020; the author-illustrators were unagented. 

I Hope You're Not Listening by Tom Ryan (Albert Whitman)
Ten years after witnessing her best friend's kidnapping, a teen copes by anonymously launching a podcast to help solve missing persons cases, but when a new abduction is revealed to have links to the original case, she has to decide how much she is willing to reveal to discover the truth.

The Montague Twins by Nathan Page and Drew Shannon (Knopf) 
Julia Maguire at Knopf has acquired The Montague Twins, a YA graphic novel series by Nathan Page (l.) and Drew Shannon, in a two-book deal. Twins and amateur detectives Alastair and Pete encounter supernatural forces in their small town. 

The Art of Saving the World by Corinne Duyvis (Amulet)
A speculative novel about a girl who has grown up near the site of an interdimensional rift. Things get complicated on her 16th birthday when a multitude of strange things—and people—start coming through the rift, threatening everything and everyone around.
Codename: Badass by Heather Demetrios (Atheneum)
Told in a Code Name Verity meets Drunk History style, this YA biography of World War II amputee spy Virginia Hall tells the story of the woman whom the Gestapo called 'the most dangerous of all Allied spies.

The Magic Fish by Trung Le Ngyun (Random House)
The book tells an intergenerational story of a mother and son struggling to relate to each other—the mother an immigrant to the United States who wants to make a home for her family in an unfamiliar country; the son trying to figure out the best way to come out to his parents. Through telling each other fairy tales, they're able to find common ground.

Playing With Fire by April Henry (Macmillan)
Macmillan/Ottaviano has acquired a YA novel by April Henry. Playing with Fire is a teen-vs.-nature thriller inspired by Oregon's Eagle Creek Fire, scheduled for 2020.

Muse by Brittany Cavallaro (Katherine Tegan Books)
Set in an alternate history World's Fair Chicago, where America is a monarchy, science is king, and magic shouldn't exist - and one girl's touch has the power to grant wishes.

Prime Deception by Valerie Valdes (Harper Voyager)
Prime Deception is the second book in the #ownvoices space opera series where a mercenary space captain risks her life and crew to save her sister from a secret galactic organization.

Day One/The Kill Code by Kelly deVos (Inkyard Press) - title currently unconfirmed.
The second book, The Kill Code, is a sequel pitched as a wild west YA Designated Survivor meets Hackers.

The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue by V.E. Schwab (Tor Books) - technically ans adult title.
The book formerly known as "The Devil Book".

It’s about a love story between a French girl and the devil over 300 years. She sells her soul for the ability to live forever, and the devil curses her to be forgotten by everyone she meets.

Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare (Margaret K. McElderry Books)

Untitled by Erin Stewart (Delacorte)

People Like Us #2 by Dana Mele (Putnam)

The Aurelian Cycle #2 by Rosaria Munda (Putnam)

The Smoke Thieves #3 by Sally Green (Viking Books)

Guardians of Dawn #2 by S. Jae-Jones (Wednesday Books)

The Bone Season #6 by Samantha Shannon (Bloomsbury)

Wicked Fox #2 by Kat Cho (Putnam)

A River of Royal Blood #2 by Amanda Joy (Putnam)

Untitled by Brittney Morris (Simon Pulse)

The Light at the Bottom of the World #2 by London Shah (Disney Hyperion)

I See London, I See France #2 by Sarah Mlynowski (HarperTeen)

A Curse of Gold by Annie Sullivan (Blink)

Untitled by Morgan Matson (Simon and Schuster)

Stand As One by Ashock K. Banker (Delacorte)

Market of Monsters #3 by Rebecca Schaeffer (HMH)

Girls of Paper and Fire #3 by Natasha Ngan (Little, Brown)

Untitled by Emma Mills (Henry Holt) 

The Witchlands #4 by Susan Dennard (Tor Teen) 

Ink In the Blood #2 by Kim Smejkal (HMH) 

Roots of Ruin by Amber Mitchell (Entangled Teen) 

Untitled by Emily X. R. Pan (Little, Brown) - UK release date announced but not US.
Empirium #3 by Claire Legrand (Sourcebooks Fire)

A Court of Thorns and Roses #4 by Sarah J Maas (Bloomsbury)

Legacy of Orisha #3 by Tomi Adeyemi (Henry Holt)   

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