March 2024 New Releases



 
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Song of Freedom, Song of Dreams by Shari Green (Andrews McMeel)
Patty Rice at Andrews McMeel has acquired a new novel by Schneider Family Book Award winner Shari Green, titled Song of Freedom, Song of Dreams. Set against the 1989 Leipzig protest movement that brought about the collapse of the Berlin Wall, it follows a 16-year-old classical pianist whose dreams of a life shaped by music and travel are challenged when the Stasi pressure her to act as an informant against a fellow piano student and friend, and she must decide between integrity or duty, family or love. Publication is set for March 2024; Amy Elizabeth Bishop at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret negotiated the deal for world rights.

The Crimson Moth by Kristen Ciccarelli (Wednesday Books) - although Goodreads lists a March 2023 release, the author confirms a March 2024 release.
Vicki Lame at Wednesday Books has acquired Kristen Ciccarelli's The Crimson Moth, a romantic Scarlet Pimpernel-inspired YA fantasy duology. Set in the aftermath of a revolution that has diminished witches from rulers to outcasts, it follows the dangerous dance of a strategic courtship between Rune, a socialite with a hidden identity who illegally rescues witches, and Gideon, the witch hunter loyal to the revolution who is out to unmask her; the closer they get, the more treacherous their romance becomes. Publication is slated for 2023; Danielle Burby at Mad Woman Literary Agency did the deal for North American rights.

Dear Younger Me: What 30 Trailblazing Women Wish They'd Known as Girls by Elisa Boxer (Rowman & Littlefield)  - YA non-fiction.
Christen Karniski at Rowman & Littlefield has acquired Elisa Boxer's YA anthology, Dear Younger Me: What 30 Trailblazing Women Wish They'd Known as Girls. This anthology features profiles of inspirational women from international fields, along with life advice they have written to their younger selves. Publication is slated for March 2024; Steven Chudney at the Chudney Agency sold world English rights.

Promchanted by Morgan Matson (Disney Hyperion)
Brittany Rubiano at Disney Hyperion has acquired, in a two-book deal, YA author Morgan Matson's Promchanted, a YA rom-com about two teens who, en route to the prom, find themselves in the Disney film Sleeping Beauty and must team up to keep the film's events on track. Publication is scheduled for spring 2024; Emily van Beek negotiated the deal for world rights.

March 5th

Where Sleeping Girls Lie by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé (Feiwel and Friends) - moved from May 2023, then from January 2024.
In Where Sleeping Girls Lie―a YA contemporary mystery by the New York Times-bestselling author of Ace of Spades that explores grief, assault, and the ways in which institutions fail to protect those in their care ―a girl new to boarding school stumbles upon dark secrets and coverups after her roommate disappears

It’s like I keep stumbling into a dark room, searching for the switch to make things bright again. To make me remember. But the switch isn’t there. Was it there before?

Sade Hussein is starting her third year of high school, this time at the prestigious Alfred Nobel Academy boarding school. After being home-schooled all her life and feeling like a magnet for misfortune, she’s not sure what will happen. What she doesn’t expect though is for her roommate Elizabeth to disappear after Sade’s first night. Or for people to think she had something to do with it.

With rumors swirling around her, Sade catches the attention of the most popular girls in school – collectively known as the ‘Unholy Trinity’ – and they bring her into their fold. Between learning more about them - especially Persephone, who Sade finds herself drawn to - playing catch-up in class, and trying to figure out what happened to Elizabeth, Sade has a lot on her plate. It doesn’t help that she’s already dealing with grief from the many tragedies in her family.

And then a student is found dead.

The more Sade investigates, the more she realizes there’s more to Alfred Nobel Academy and its students than she realized. Secrets lurk around every corner and beneath every surface…secrets that rival even her own.


March 19th

Shamanborn #3 by Lori Lee (Page Street) - moved from November 2022, then from November 2023.
Sirscha has returned to Evewyn, only to discover that everyone believes she killed the queen and that she's the new king's Shadow. These rumors have made people fear her, but it's not the rumors that concern her--it's finding out what the Soulless is going to do next so she can finally destroy him.

Everyone might believe she's a monster, but Sirscha knows who the real evil is, and she refuses to let him destroy their world.

Full of the danger, intrigue, fierce friendship, and incredible world building of the first two books in the Shamanborn trilogy, this final installment will delight readers of this popular series.

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