March 2024 New Releases

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What Monstrous Gods by Rosamund Hodge (Balzer + Bray) - moved from October 2021, then from October 2022 release date, then from 2023.
40795727. sy475Kristin Rens at Balzer + Bray has acquired a YA fantasy novel by Cruel Beauty author Rosamund Hodge. The book, What Monstrous Gods, starts where “Sleeping Beauty” leaves off, as Lia, a girl chosen by the gods of Runakhia, releases the royal family from 500 years of enchanted sleep and kills the heretic sorcerer who trapped them—only to find that the gods are not as benevolent as they appear, and the ghost of the sorcerer she killed may be her only help to protect her life and country.

Publication is planned for early 2021; Hannah Bowman at Liza Dawson Associates did the deal for world rights.

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 Revenant Games by Margie Fuston (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
Sarah McCabe at McElderry Books has acquired The Revenant Games by Morris Award finalist Margie Fuston, a YA fantasy pitched as All of Us Villains meets Kingdom of the Wicked. When Bly enters a competition held by warring vampire and witch kingdoms, she has one goal: deliver a vampire prince to the witches so they'll resurrect her sister, who's only dead because of Bly. But things get complicated when she starts to fall for the vampire she's supposed to hand over. Publication is slated for spring 2024; Rebecca Podos at Rees Literary Agency sold world 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.

An Unlikely Proposition by Rosalyn Eves (FSG)
A standalone companion to An Improbable Season, this Regency romance ⁠— perfect for fans of Bridgerton — is about following your heart, pursuing your dreams, and falling head over heels in love.

Eleanor did not come to London to be proper and boring. After the death of her husband and a year of mourning, the seventeen year old wants nothing more than her independence and to have a little fun. She’s hardly looking to remarry, despite pressures from her late husband’s nephew, who is keen on obtaining her inheritance. Eleanor quickly devises a plan that includes a fake engagement. What’s not a part of the plan? Falling for a dashing, quiet man outside of her social circle – a man who is not her betrothed. Can she survive the Season with her heart and her fortune intact?

Thalia is determined to begin afresh after a disastrous first Season in London. No romantic distractions, but only her work as a poet and newfound companion to Eleanor. Determined to get her poems published, she struggles to be taken seriously as a female writer. As the spring progresses, Thalia does not expect to take interest in a man from her past (a man who is engaged to her employer, no less!), but some feelings demand to be felt even if the timing isn’t quite right.

Rosalyn Eves's An Unlikely Proposition is a transportive Regency drama that captures the sparkle of London, thrill of friendship, and swoon of new love.

The Baker & the Bard by Fern Haught (Feiwel and Friends) - YA graphic novel, moved from 2023, details not yet updated on Goodreads.
Author-artist Fern Haught weaves an enchanting, gentle fantasy tale of friendship, determination, and respecting nature in their debut graphic novel, The Baker and the Bard. Perfect for fans of The Tea Dragon Society, Legends & Lattes, and Animal Crossing.

Juniper and Hadley have a good thing going in Larkspur, spending their respective days apprenticing at a little bakery and performing at the local inn. But when a stranger makes an unusual order at the bakery, the two friends (and Hadley’s pet snake, Fern) set out on a journey to forage the magical mushrooms needed to make the requested galette pastries.

Along the way, Juniper and Hadley stumble across a mystery too compelling to ignore: Something has been coming out of the woods at night and eating the local farmers' crops, leaving only a trail of glowy goo behind. Intent on finally going on an adventure that could fuel their bardic craft, Hadley tows Juniper into the woods to investigate.

What started as a simple errand to pick mushrooms soon turns into a thrilling quest to save some furry new friends—and their caretaker, a softspoken little fey named Thistle—who are in danger of losing their home.

March 12th
The Hedgewitch of Foxhall by Anna Bright (HarperTeen) - not yet added to Goodreads.

"THE HEDGEWITCH OF FOXHALL, Anna Bright's fourth novel, is a romantic fantasy set against the backdrop of medieval Wales. Prince Dafydd, Prince Taliesin, and Ffion - the hedgewitch of Foxhall--take on the king's challenge: to rid their kingdom of Mercian invaders, destroy the Mercian King Offa's dyke (an earthworks running the length of the entire Welsh border), and restore magic to Wales."

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.

We Are Mayhem by Beck Rourke-Mooney (Feiwel and Friends) - moved from 2023, details not yet updated on Goodreads.
Kat Brzozowski at Feiwel and Friends has acquired world rights to We Are Mayhem by debut author Beck Rourke-Mooney. Pitched as Glow meets Moxie and set against the very male world of underground indie wrestling, the YA novel follows Birdie as she is befriended by Abigail Rose, who thinks Birdie could be the perfect performer to help her take her family's wrestling promotion in a new, more feminist direction, if only Birdie can get over her desire to blend in. Publication is scheduled for winter 2023; Lauren MacLeod at the Strothman Agency negotiated the deal.

March 26th
The Last Bloodcarver by Vanessa Le (Roaring Brook Press) - moved from 2023.
The tantalizing romance of These Violent Delights meets the mechanical wonders of Cinder in The Last Bloodcarver, the first in a two-book debut - with a riveting medical magic system and lush Vietnam-inspired fantasy world.

Nhika is a bloodcarver. A cold-hearted, ruthless being who can alter human biology with just a touch. In the industrial city of Theumas, she is seen not as a healer, but a monster that kills for pleasure.

When Nhika is caught using her bloodcarving abilities during a sham medical appointment, she's captured by underground thugs and sold to an aristocratic family to heal the last witness of their father’s murder.

But as Nhika delves deeper into their investigation amidst the glitz of Theumas’ wealthiest district, she begins to notice parallels between this job and her own dark past. And when she meets an alluring yet entitled physician's aide, Ven Kochin, she’s forced to question the true intent behind this murder. In a society that outcasts her, Kochin seems drawn to her...though he takes every chance he gets to push her out of his opulent world.

When Nhika discovers that Kochin is not who he claims to be, and that there is an evil dwelling in Theumas that runs much deeper than the murder of one man, she must decide where her heart, and her allegiance, truly lie. And - if she's willing to become the dreaded bloodcarver Theumas fears to save herself and the ones she's vowed to protect.

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