October 2024 New Releases



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Practical Rules for Cursed Witches by Kayla Cottingham (Delacorte)
Hannah Hill at Delacorte has acquired, at auction, Practical Rules for Cursed Witches, a sapphic YA fantasy by Kayla Cottingham (This Delicious Death), about a teen witch who must complete her Calling by breaking a powerful family's curse, but her own affliction—to never find true love—gets in the way when she falls for one of the twins she's trying to save. Publication is planned for fall 2024; Erica Bauman at Aevitas Creative Management brokered the two-book deal for North American rights.

Perfect Girl by Tracy Banghart (Feiwel and Friends)
Kat Brzozowski at Feiwel and Friends has bought, in a preempt, Perfect Girl by Tracy Banghart (Grace and Fury), a YA novel in which a picture-perfect girl next door has to shed her image (and her manners) to take down a killer at a sleepover gone very wrong. Publication is planned for 2024; Pam Gruber at Irene Goodman Literary Agency sold world English rights.

The Dark Becomes Her by Judy I. Lin (Rick Riordan Presents)
Rebecca Kuss at Disney/Rick Riordan Presents has acquired, in an exclusive submission, two untitled YA horror novels by Judy I. Lin (A Magic Steeped in Poison). Pulling from the darkest corners of Taiwanese folklore and urban legend, the first story follows a Taiwanese Canadian teenager in Vancouver's Chinatown who gets caught up in an epic battle of monsters, power, and destiny as she fights to save her sister from possession by an otherworldly evil spirit. Publication is slated for October 2024; Rachel Brooks at BookEnds Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world rights.

The Scarlett Alchemist #2 by Kylie Lee Baker (Inkyard Press)

October 4th
A Vile Season by David Ferraro (Page Street YA)
Tamara Grasty at Page Street YA has acquired, in an exclusive submission, A Vile Season by David Ferraro, a YA historical novel, pitched as Bridgerton meets Interview with a Vampire, in which a jaded vampire who has lost his immortality is tasked with wooing the young heir to a dukedom in order to regain his eternal life, but the secrets and scandals of British high society and an intriguing surprise suitor provide obstacles that force him to reevaluate his quest and his heart. Publication is planned for fall 2024; Eva Scalzo at Speilburg Literary handled the deal for world English rights.

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