Undated 2021 New Releases















The Drowning Summer by Christine Lynn Herman (Disney Hyperion)
52090670. sx318 sy475 Hannah Allaman at Disney-Hyperion has bought The Drowning Summer by The Devouring Gray author Christine Lynn Herman. The YA contemporary fantasy with shades of The Great Gatsby follows two Long Island teenagers and fledgling mediums as they investigate a murder that rocked their small town six years earlier when three teenagers were found drowned with sand dollars laid over their eyes.

Publication is slated for spring 2021.




 
Comes and Goes by Louisa Onome (Delacorte)
Sixteen-year-old Chinelo is all about her neighborhood. She loves the chill vibe of Ginger East, its ride-or-die sense of community, and the good memories she has of her best friends growing up there. Of course, Ginger East isn't what it used to be -- most of her friends moved away leaving new, gentrified businesses to move in -- but, she still has Kate, whose family owns local staple Ginger Store. As long as both Kate and Ginger Store never leave, she's good.

But when Ginger Store is broken into, Nelo's sense of security is shaken. The outside world descends upon Ginger East with promises to “fix the neighborhood” -- and suddenly Nelo finds herself in the middle of a drama unfolding on a national scale. To make matters worse, Kate begins acting strange and distant, pushing Nelo away at the exact moment they need each other most. Nelo's entire world is morphing into something she hates and she must figure out how to get things back on track or risk losing everything to the constant monster of change. It should be for the better, but better for who?

With themes reminiscent of Angie Thomas’ THE HATE U GIVE, Renee Watson's THIS SIDE OF HOME, and Netflix's ON MY BLOCK, COMES AND GOES explores the bonds of community and what it really means to change.


Under a Midnight Sun by Ellie Cypher (Simon and Schuster)
Seventeen-year-old Jorie makes her living scavenging off the bodies of foolishly ambitious men. Everyone knows no one survives the Ice Flats, but the threat of a frozen death has never deterred the steady stream of desperate men and women—or dampened the legend of a priceless treasure hidden in a forgotten city somewhere across the ice. Life is hard, but Jorie and her younger sister Brenna have survived by protecting each other. Until Jorie scavenges from the wrong corpse.

A man calling himself a Rover—a roaming outlaw—has been tracking the dead man, in search of something very valuable. Something he thinks Jorie and Brenna have hidden. When the Rover doesn't find what he wants, he kidnaps Brenna as collateral. To save her sister and solve the mystery of the dead man, Jorie must team up with Cody, the murdered man's reluctant nephew, a well-educated but untested boy from the south.

As the chase drives them deeper into the heart of the cursed Frozen North, Jorie and Cody find themselves caught in the center of a centuries-old secret. One that people are prepared to kill for. Because out in the cold embrace of the Ice Flats, nothing—and no one—is what they seem.


The Spice Road by Maiya Ibrahim (Delacorte)
In the hidden desert city of Qalia, sixteen-year-old Imani dreams of joining the Council of Al-Zahim— the leaders who harness and protect her tribal nation’s secret tea magic. In neighboring Taeel-Sa, an orphan named Kazi has become an assassin to realize humbler dreams: regular food and a place to sleep. So when he’s offered unimaginable wealth to help a foreigner usurp Taeel-Sa’s throne, he jumps at it. What he doesn’t realize is he’s about to change the continent of Alqibah forever—and turn Imani’s dreams into a nightmare.

Upon seizing the throne, the new King invades Qalia, ruthlessly pursuing the source of the magic: a limitless power sealed in a magical vault beneath the city. The Council entrusts Imani with smuggling the vault’s key far away from the besieged city, thwarting Kazi’s attempts to secure it on behalf of the King. Furious, the King gives Kazi one chance to redeem himself: he must kill Imani and return the key.

But there are others who plot to steal it. If Imani and Kazi are to triumph, they’ll both need help— and maybe magic of their own. Little do they know, the ancient magic that divides them is what ultimately links them.


Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer (Bloomsbury) 
Mary Kate Castellani, executive editor at Bloomsbury in the US, bought world rights from Mandy Hubbard at Emerald City Literary Agency to the first book in a new fantasy series, tentatively titled Defy the Night.

"Her fans are in for another treat with Defy the Night, a heart-pounding story with incredible stakes ....Defy the Night coming in Spring 2021. " 

Never Saw You Coming by Erin Hahn (Wednesday Books) 
Vicki Lame at Wednesday Books has acquired world rights to Erin Hahn’s (You'd Be Mine) third and fourth books, starting with YA novel Never Saw You Coming. Raised by extra conservative parents, 18-year-old Meg just found out that her entire childhood was a lie. Instead of taking a gap year before college to find herself, she ends up traveling north to meet the family she never knew existed. While there, she meets 19-year-old former pastor's kid Micah, who has his own complicated relationship with the church. Publication is set for spring 2021; Kate McKean of the Howard Morhaim Literary Agency did the deal.  

A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashley Shuttleworth (Simon Pulse)
An anxious half-fae teenager.
A temperamental ex-Fury.

The rebellious prince of the Seelie Summer Court.
His duty-bound fae guardian.

A DARK AND HOLLOW STAR is the first in a planned f/f, m/m series. Arlo, Nausicaä, Vehan, and Aurelian—four queer teens form a tenuous alliance in their attempt to track down a mysterious serial killer no one else believes exists, whose disturbing murders and use of forbidden alchemy threatens to expose the hidden faerie Courts to the human world, then destroy them both alike.


Remember Me by Estelle Laure (Wednesday Books)
Wednesday Books has acquired Estelle Laure's YA novel, Remember Me. Inspired by Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, the story follows Remy, who rediscovers herself while on a mission to recover the troubling memories she has had erased in order to avoid her heartbreak. Publication is scheduled for spring 2021.

An Island Without You by Malulani Moreno (Amulet)
Anne Heltzel and Emily Daluga at Amulet have bought An Island Without You, a YA debut by Malulani Moreno. Set in contemporary Hawaii, this #OwnVoices novel features two boys struggling with identity and loss in their community after other boys in their town go missing. Publication is planned for spring 2021; Allison Hellegers at Stimola Literary Studio did the deal for North American rights.

The Prison Healer by Lynnette Noni (HMH)
Emilia Rhodes at HMH has acquired, at auction, the Prison Healer trilogy, a YA fantasy series by bestselling Australian author Lynette Noni, about a girl who has survived against all odds in a harsh prison by using her wits and keeping her head down, but when a dangerous prisoner arrives with a message for her, Kiva must risk her life for a bigger cause. Publication is set for spring 2021, with books two and three to follow in six-month increments. Danielle Burby at Nelson Literary Agency negotiated the North American deal.

How Maya Got Fierce by Sona Charaiporta (Imprint)
Erin Stein and Weslie Turner at Macmillan/Imprint have acquired world English rights to How Maya Got Fierce by Sona Charaipotra (Symptoms of a Heartbreak). Pitched as The Bold Type meets Younger, the YA contemporary novel follows a 17-year-old California farm girl who accidentally lands her dream job at a New York City women's magazine. One problem: They think she's 26. Publication is slated for spring 2021; Victoria Marini at the Irene Goodman Literary Agency negotiated the deal on behalf of CAKE Literary. 

The Ex-Girlfriend Getter-Backer Experiment by Sophie Gonzales (Wednesday Books)
Author of ONLY MOSTLY DEVASTATED Sophie Gonzales's THE EX-GIRLFRIEND GETTER-BACKER EXPERIMENT, in which a bisexual girl who gives out anonymous love advice at her high school is blackmailed by the hot guy in her class into helping him get his ex-girlfriend back, and the unintended consequences of her advice end up affecting everyone, including herself, pitched as THE DUFF meets TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE, to Sylvan Creekmore at Wednesday Books, in an exclusive submission, for publication in 2021.


Tell Me My Name by Amy Reed (Dial)
Jessica Garrison at Dial has acquired world English rights to Amy Reed's YA psychological thriller Tell Me My Name, a near-future, gender-flipped, feminist retelling of The Great Gatsby for fans of E. Lockhart and Nova Ren Suma. Publication is scheduled for spring 2021; Michael Bourret at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret negotiated the deal.

Still Stace: My Gay Christian Coming of Age Story by Stacey Chomiak (Beaming Books)
Naomi Krueger at Beaming Books has bought Still Stace: My Gay Christian Coming of Age Story by author-illustrator Stacey Chomiak. The YA illustrated memoir is about Chomiak’s teenage years of wrestling with her gay Christian identity, trying to become “ex-gay,” and eventually finding peace. Publication is planned for spring 2021; Claire Draper at the Bent Agency represented the author for world English rights.

The Electric Kingdom by David Arnold (Viking)
Ken Wright at Viking has bought author David Arnold's fourth YA novel, The Electric Kingdom; Dana Leydig will edit. Pitched as Station Eleven for YA, the book is set in a world where swarms of infected Flies roam the earth, and a girl and her dog navigate the woods of post-apocalyptic New England in search of a mythical portal. Publication is scheduled for spring 2021; Daniel Lazar at Writers House negotiated the deal for North American rights.

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 spring 2021.

Ink by Tori Bovalina (Page Street Kids)
Tess Matheson only wants three things: time to practice her cello, for her sister to be happy, and for everyone else to leave her alone.

Instead, Tess finds herself working all summer at her boarding school library, shelving books and dealing with the intolerable patrons. The worst of them is Eliot Birch: snide, privileged, and constantly requesting forbidden grimoires. After a bargain with Eliot leads to the discovery of an ancient book in the library's grimoire collection, the pair accidentally unleash a book-bound demon.

The demon will stop at nothing to stay free, manipulating ink to threaten those Tess loves and dismantling Eliot’s strange magic. Tess is plagued by terrible dreams of the devil and haunting memories of a boy who wears Eliot's face. All she knows is to stay free, the demon needs her... and he'll have her, dead or alive.


Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock (Random House)
Dana Carey at Random House/Lamb has acquired, with Wendy Lamb editing, Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town by William C. Morris Award finalist Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock (The Smell of Other People's Houses). The YA collection of interconnected short stories centers on teens across the rural American West whose lives blaze with secrets, rage, and love. Publication is slated for spring 2021; Molly Ker Hawn at the Bent Agency negotiated the deal for North American rights.

Dangerous Play by Emma Kress (Roaring Brook Press) 
Mekisha Telfer at Roaring Brook has bought Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA candidate Emma Kress's debut contemporary YA novel, Dangerous Play, in the vein of Moxie and Sadie. In the novel, a girls' field hockey team uncovers rape culture at their school and channels their anger into vigilante justice after one of their captains is sexually assaulted. Publication is planned for spring 2021; Roseanne Wells at the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency brokered the deal for North American rights.

Idol Gossip by Alexandra Leigh Young (Walker Books US)
Susan Van Metre at Walker Books US has acquired world rights to Alexandra Leigh Young's debut novel Idol Gossip in an exclusive submission. Pitched as Gossip Girl meets K-pop, the YA novel follows the daughter of an American diplomat who is recruited into a K-pop group after her family moves to Seoul, only to find her path to stardom threatened by an influential gossip blogger intent on bringing her down. Publication is planned for spring 2021; Patricia Nelson at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency represented the author.

Glimpsed by G. F. Miller (Simon Pulse)
Jessica Smith at Simon Pulse has acquired world rights to debut author G.F. Miller's Glimpsed. In this YA contemporary romantic comedy, Charity, a teenage fairy godmother who grants the wishes of her classmates, finds out her wish granting rarely ends in Happily Ever After, all while falling for her most reluctant client. Publication is scheduled for spring 2021; Kim Lionetti at Bookends Literary Agency negotiated the deal.

Chlorine Sky by Mahogany L. Brown (Crown)
Phoebe Yeh at Crown has bought world rights to two YA novels-in-verse by Mahogany L. Browne. Her debut, Chlorine Sky, is about an African-American teen dealing with fractured friendships, first romances, and her own empowering coming-of-age. Publication for the first book is planned for spring 2021; Charlotte Sheedy at Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency brokered the deal.

Doomed by Laura Pohl (Sourcebooks Fire)
Annie Berger at Sourcebooks Fire has acquired world English rights to Doomed by Laura Pohl (The Last 8), the story of four troubled friends, one murdered girl, and a dark fate that may leave them all doomed. While investigating the murder of their best friend, four reimagined fairytale heroines must uncover connections to their ancient curses and attempt to forge their own paths before it's too late. Publication is scheduled for spring 2021; Sarah LaPolla at Bradford Literary Agency handled the deal.

The Haunting of Moon Basin by Alison Ames (Page Street Kids)
Ashley Hearn at Page Street has bought world English rights to author Alison Ames's debut, The Haunting of Moon Basin, a queer YA horror with shades of Sawkill Girls. After a mining explosion coated Moon Basin in ash, residents moved just outside the uninhabitable zone and set up a new settlement in the mine's shadow. Years later, the people of the New Basin begin experiencing strange phenomena—sleepwalking, night terrors, voices only they can hear—prompting four teen girls to investigate. Publication is slated for spring 2021; Rena Rossner at the Deborah Harris Agency brokered the deal.

The Black Friend by Frederick Joseph (Candlewick)
Kaylan Adair at Candlewick Press has acquired, in a six-figure preempt, activist and Forbes Under 30 member Frederick Joseph's YA debut, The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person, a nonfiction collection of essays, interviews, and personal history that stemmed from a viral Tweet and aims to serve as an entry point for young readers to discuss race, privilege, and problematic behaviors. Publication is set for spring 2021; Alexander Slater at Trident Media Group did the deal for world English rights.

In Deeper Waters by F.T. Lukens (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
Kate Prosswimmer at S&S/McElderry has acquired In Deeper Waters by F.T. Lukens. Pitched as A Gentleman's Guide to Vice & Virtue meets Pirates of the Caribbean, this high seas fantasy features a prince with secret magic who is kidnapped during his coming-of-age tour and must rely on a mysterious young man to save him. Publication is slated for spring 2021; Eva Scalzo at Speilburg Literary Agency did the deal.

Prepped by Bethany Mangle (Simon and Schuster)
Nicole Fiorica at S&S/McElderry has acquired Bethany Mangle's YA debut, Prepped, about a teen raised in a doomsday community who plots her escape with the boy from the bunker next door. Publication is planned for spring 2021; Jennifer Wills at the Seymour Agency brokered the deal for world rights.

It Goes Like This by Miel Moreland (Feiwel and Friends)
Rachel Diebel at Feiwel and Friends has acquired debut author Miel Moreland's #OwnVoices novel It Goes Like This, about a former queer pop band, the fallout of their globally mourned breakup, and the hometown storm that brings the teens back together, leaving them to wonder if they can rebuild more than just the town. Publication is scheduled for spring 2021; Jessica Errera at Jane Rotrosen Agency handled the deal for North American rights.

Time Will Tell by Barry Lyga (Disney Hyperion)
Alvina Ling at Little, Brown has acquired world rights to Time Will Tell by Barry Lyga (I Hunt Killers), a YA crime thriller ricocheting between the crimes of the past and present, where a group of teens unearth a time capsule buried by their parents when they were in high school, only to find a murder weapon inside. The book is scheduled for spring 2021; Kathleen Anderson at Anderson Literary Management negotiated the deal.

10 Truths and a Dare by Ashley Elston (Disney Hyperion) 
Laura Schreiber and Hannah Allaman at Disney-Hyperion have bought 10 Truths and a Dare by Ashley Elston (10 Blind Dates), which has sold in 23 territories and for which Ace Entertainment has optioned film rights. The new story focuses on two different teens from the large Italian-American family of the first novel. When they swap phones—and life challenges—in the party-circuit run-up to high-school graduation, disastrous but transformative consequences unfold. Publication is set for spring 2021; Sarah Davies at Greenhouse Literary brokered the deal for North American rights. 

Fadeaway by E.B. Vickers (Knopf)
Michelle Frey at Knopf has preempted world rights to E.B. Vickers's YA debut, Fadeaway. When Jake Mercado goes missing the night after leading his basketball team to the state title, six of the people closest to him hold a piece of the puzzle that could lead to his return. But they each hold part of the blame, too. Publication is slated for spring 2021; Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency did the deal for world rights.

Dustborn by Erin Bowman (HMH)
Kate O'Sullivan at HMH has bought Erin Bowman's Dustborn. With flavors of Mad Max, The 100, and the author's Western works, the genre-blending novel follows 17-year-old Delta of Dead River, who, after a raid on her village, sets out to rescue her family from a ruthless dictator and discovers a secret that will reshape her world. The novel is set for spring 2021; Sara Crowe at Pippin Properties negotiated the deal for North American rights.

Wake by Makiia Lucier (HMH)
Young Adult Fiction Makiia Lucier's WAKE, about the aftermath of a devastating plague and a young lord who discovers a terrible secret after he is charged with protecting the queen and discovering who is trying to kill her, to Nicole Sclama at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's, in a two-book deal, for publication in spring 2021, by Suzie Townsend at New Leaf Literary & Media. 

Mimon by Sas Miledge (Boom Box)
Filip Sablik at BOOM! Studios has acquired, for the BOOM! Box imprint, debut author-illustrator Sas Milledge's graphic novel Mimon, about a teen witch who must confront her grandmother's ghost to lift a curse and save her town from ruin. Publication is expected in spring 2021; Jennifer March Soloway at Andrea Brown Literary Agency brokered the deal for world rights.

Untitled by Jessica Lewis (Delacorte)
Jessica Lewis's untitled witchy story full of black girl magic and black girl horror, in which a 16-year-old girl's dark ability to raise the dead offers a way out of poverty but simultaneously leads to tough choices about her future, to Alexandra Hightower at Delacorte, for publication in spring 2021, by Holly Root at Root Literary (world English).
 

The Sky Blues by Robbie Couch (Simon and Schuster)
Amanda Ramirez at Simon & Schuster has acquired world English rights, at auction, to Robbie Couch's debut YA novel, The Sky Blues, featuring openly gay Sky Baker. When Sky's top-secret Promposal plans get leaked to the entire school, his world turns upside-down, and suddenly his hometown's conservatism feels as if it's going to swallow him whole. But a mysterious connection to the father he never knew and his classmates rallying around him might be exactly what he needs. Publication is planned for spring 2021; Moe Ferrara at BookEnds Literary represented the author.

Between Perfect and Real by Ray Stoeve (Amulet)
Maggie Lehrman at Amulet has bought Between Perfect and Real and a second untitled YA novel by debut novelist Ray Stoeve. Everyone thinks Dean Foster is a lesbian, including the girlfriend he's falling in love with, but when he's cast as Romeo in the school play, he realizes he can't go back to being seen as a girl when he steps off the stage and needs everyone to know he's a trans guy. Publication is set for spring 2021; Lauren Abramo at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret did the deal for world English rights. Stoeve is the creator of the YA Trans Ownvoices Masterlist and a contributor to Take the Mic: Fictional Stories of Everyday Resistance, a forthcoming anthology.  

A Season of Sinister Dreams by Tracy Banghart (Little, Brown)
Little, Brown has bought Tracy Banghart's A Season of Sinister Dreams, in which two girls—one an unwilling prophet, the other a vengeful imposter—fight each other for the future of their kingdom, leaving heartbreak, death, and destruction in their wake. Publication is scheduled for spring 2021.

May the Best Man Win by Z. R. Ellor (Roaring Brook Press)
Mekisha Telfer at Roaring Brook has acquired ZR Ellor's debut novel, MAY THE BEST MAN WIN, a contemporary YA about a transgender teen who challenges his ex-boyfriend for the coveted title of Homecoming King; as their campaign hijinks turn vicious, the two realize they may still have feelings for each other. Publication is scheduled for spring 2021; Kaitlyn Johnson at Corvisiero Literary Agency brokered the deal for world rights.

Trouble Girls by Julia Lynn Rubin (Wednesday Books)
Author of BURRO HILLS Julia Lynn Rubin's TROUBLE GIRLS, a queer, modern re-imagining of Thelma & Louise where after stabbing a would-be rapist to death, two best friends go on the run in a journey that grows darker and deadlier with each new disastrous decision they make, to Sylvan Creekmore at Wednesday Books, in a very nice deal, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, for publication in spring 2021.

Our Way Back To Always by Nina Moreno (Disney-Hyperion)
Hannah Allaman at Disney-Hyperion has acquired Don't Date Rosa Santosauthor Nina Moreno's new novel, Our Way Back to Always. Pitched as When Harry Met Sally by way of Sarah Dessen, the contemporary YA romance follows two next-door neighbors and ex-best friends—gamer, fanfic-writer Luisa and drummer, golden boy Sam—whose paths collide during senior year of high school when they rediscover their childhood bucket list and set out to complete it before graduation. Publication is planned for spring 2021; Laura Crockett negotiated the deal for world English rights.

Up All Night by Various YA Authors (Algonquin)
Krestyna Lypen at Algonquin has acquired, at auction, Up All Night, edited by Laura Silverman, a YA anthology about what can happen in the hours between sunset and sunrise. Contributors include Brandy Colbert, Kathleen Glasgow, Maurene Goo, Tiffany D. Jackson, Amanda Joy, Nina LaCour, Karen M. McManus, Anna Meriano, Marieke Nijkamp, Kayla Whaley, Julian Winters, and Francesca Zappia. Publication is scheduled for spring 2021; Jim McCarthy at Dystel, Goderich and Bourret negotiated the deal for world rights.

Mazie by Melanie Crowder (Philmonel Books)
Liza Kaplan at Philomel has acquired Audacity author Melanie Crowder's new YA novel, Mazie, about a 1950s farmgirl who sets out to pursue her dream of Broadway, only to find that success will bring her startlingly full-circle. Publication is scheduled for spring 2021; Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world rights. 

Out Loud by Taylor B. Barton (HarperTeen)
Kristen Pettit at HarperTeen has acquired Taylor B. Barton's Out Loud, pitched as a queer Bring It On meets Cheer, following non-binary gymnast Len Deon, who infiltrates their school's cheer team in order to get intel and revenge on homophobic football players, only to find unexpected romance—and a rekindling of their competitive spirit—along the way. Publication is slated for spring 2021; Stephen Barbara at InkWell Management brokered the deal for North American rights on behalf of Glasstown Entertainment; Saba Sulaiman of Talcott Notch Literary Services represents the author.

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Bad Girls Never Say Die by Jennifer Mathieu (Roaring Brook Press)
Author of MOXIE and the forthcoming THE LIARS OF MARIPOSA ISLAND Jennifer Mathieu's BAD GIRLS NEVER SAY DIE, pitched as a girl version of The Outsiders, about a gang of Texas tough girls in early 1960s Houston who find friendship and love in unexpected places, all while battling the many obstacles life has thrown at them, to Katherine Jacobs at Roaring Brook Press, in a two-book deal, for publication in spring 2021.  

Daughters of a Dead Empire by Carolyn Tara O' Neil (Roaring Brook Press)
Carolyn Tara O'Neil's debut DAUGHTERS OF A DEAD EMPIRE, pitched as a reimagining of the Anastasia legend, following two young women as they flee from the Red Army at the height of the Russian Revolution—one a peasant and proud member of the Bolshevik party and the other a battered, bourgeoisie girl who's harboring a secret that could cost them their lives, to Mekisha Telfer at Roaring Brook Press, for publication in spring 2021, by Andrea Somberg at Harvey Klinger (NA).

The Girls I've Been by Tess Sharpe (Putnam)
Arianne Lewin at Putnam has acquired, in a six-figure preempt, Tess Sharpe's YA novel The Girls I've Been, about the daughter of a con artist who must use her skills to get herself, her girlfriend, and her ex-boyfriend free during a hostage situation at a bank. Publication is scheduled for spring 2021; Jim McCarthy at Dystel, Goderich and Bourret brokered the deal for world rights.

Zoe Rosenthal Is Not Lawful Good by Nancy Werlin (Candlewick)
Miriam Newman at Candlewick has bought Edgar Award winner and National Book Award finalist Nancy Werlin's Zoe Rosenthal Is Not Lawful Good, the story of a high school student who finds herself torn between secretly attending sci-fi cons with fellow “Bloodygits”—as fans of her beloved show, Bleeders, are known—and a type-A boyfriend who disdains the show. Publication is set for spring 2021; the author represented herself in the deal for world rights in all languages.


Hurricane Summer by Asha Bromfield (Wednesday Books)
Wednesday Books has acquired Hurricane Summer, a contemporary YA debut by actress Asha Bromfield. Set in Jamaica in the midst of Hurricane Gustav, a girl visiting her estranged father finds her life unraveling when family secrets are revealed, alongside dealing with colorism, classism, colonialism, sexism, and what it means to discover your own voice in the center of complete destruction. Publication is tentatively slated for spring 2021.

Wings of Ebony by J. Elle (Simon and Schuster/Millner)
Denene Millner at S&S/Millner has acquired, in a preempt, rights to J. Elle's YA debut, Wings of Ebony, pitched as The Hate U Give with a Wonder Woman lead and a Black Panther/Wakanda world. The novel follows Rue, a black teen from a poor neighborhood who, after learning she is half-human, half-goddess, must embrace both sides of her heritage to unlock her magic and destroy the racist gods poisoning her neighborhood with violence, drugs and crime. Publication is slated for spring 2021. 

The Seventh Raven by David Elliot (HMH)
Kate O'Sullivan at HMH has bought David Elliott's The Seventh Raven, a YA retelling of the Brothers Grimm story “The Seven Ravens.” Elliott's verse narrative follows a girl determined to rescue her brothers while exploring themes of balance, transformation, and restoration. Publication is scheduled for spring 2021; Kelly Sonnack at Andrea Brown Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world rights.

A (Complicated) Love Story Set in Space by Shuan David Hutchison (Simon Pulse)
Liesa Abrams at Simon Pulse has acquired We Are the Ants author Shaun David Hutchinson's A (Complicated) Love Story Set in Space, the story of Noa and DJ, who wake up on a spaceship with no idea how they got there, facing one life-threatening emergency after another while also dealing with their feelings for one another. The book will publish in spring 2021; Katie Shea Boutillier at Donald Maass Literary Agency negotiated the deal for North American rights.

Pinch by Adam Rex (Roaring Brook Press)
Roaring Brook has bought Adam Rex's Pinch, a YA novel that centers on Zelda, who can't seem to wake herself up from the dream she's living in. When she decides to enlist others in the dream to help, she learns that waking up means ending their lives, including her actual “dream guy” Langston's. Publication is scheduled for spring 2021.

Nigeria Jones by Ibi Zoboi (Balzer + Bray) 
Balzer + Bray has acquired Ibi Zoboi's Nigeria Jones, about the 16-year-old daughter of a radical separatist movement leader who inadvertently travels back through time to the west coast of Africa in the early 1800s, to inhabit the body of her young ancestor on the brink of being sold into slavery. The book will be published in spring 2021.

Fade In the Bright by Jessica Etting and Alyssa Schwatz (Delacorte) 
Fade into the Bright, a YA contemporary novel is pitched as Five Feet Apart meets Tell Me Three Things. The story is about two sisters, one summer, and a diagnosis that changes everything—because while both sisters are at risk of inheriting a fatal genetic disorder, only one tests positive. Publication is slated for spring 2021.  

The Obsession by Jesse Q Sutano (Sourcebooks Fire)
BOY MEETS GIRL, BOY STALKS GIRL GIRL GETS HER REVENGE.

Nobody knows Delilah like Logan does- seriously, nobody. And Logan knows this for a fact, because he spends all of his free time looking through her social media profiles and watching her through her window. Some might call him a stalker. Logan prefers to be called "romantic". They're meant to be together; he just needs to wait for the perfect moment to sweep her off her feet.

Except, during one of his watching-okay, spying-sessions, he witnesses Delilah killing her abusive stepfather. His sweet, perfect Delilah isn't so perfect after all.

But that's okay, Logan's not unrealistic. Everybody has flaws. And as long as Delilah understands that they're meant to be, everything will be okay. Everything will be totally and utterly perfect. And if she doesn't, wel..

Nothing that's worthwhile is ever easy, right?


When We Come Home by Brooke Davis (Bloomsbury)
Brooke Davis's debut WHEN WE COME HOME, pitched as SADIE meets THE GLASS CASTLE, following a teen girl who infiltrates a small-town family's life to get revenge on behalf of the only mother she's ever known, who was wronged by the family's patriarch as a teen herself; an exploration of loyalty, betrayal, gender dynamics, and the power of anger, to Allison Moore at Bloomsbury Children's, at auction, in a two-book deal, for publication in spring 2021

A Taste For Love by Jennifer Yen (Razorbill)
A Pride & Prejudice-inspired YA rom-com about 18-year-old Liza Yang, who agrees to help her traditional, opinionated mother with her annual baking competition, only to find out it's a set-up: all of the contestants are young Asian-American men her mother has handpicked for Liza to date. Publication is slated for spring 2021.

The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman (Simon Pulse)
Pitched as Warcross meets Black Mirror, the book follows a Japanese American teen who finds herself in Infinity, a world in which the human consciousness goes after death, where she battles an AI entity posing as a queen that's hacked its way into the afterlife with the plan to take over and control everything.
Publication is set for spring 2021.


Nima On the Other Side by Sagia Ellhillo (Make Me A World)
Chris Myers and Michelle Frey at Random House's new Make Me a World imprint have acquired Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets and Arab American Book Award winner Safia Elhillo's Nima on the Other Side. The YA novel in verse melds the real with the surreal, as teenage Nima struggles to fit into her white suburban town, while grappling with the phantom of a life not chosen and a girl who may be more real than she seems. Publication is set for spring 2021; Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency did the deal for North American rights.

Perfectly Parvin by Olivia Abtahi (Putnam)
Putnam has acquired Olivia Abtahi's YA novel Perfectly Parvin, pitched as an Iranian-American Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging. When Parvin Mohammadi sets out to get Matty Fumero—the cutest boy at school—to ask her to homecoming, she creates a foolproof plan to win him over: 1) Don't talk so much; 2) Act like the heroines in her favorite rom-coms; 3) Basically be everything she's not. But a different boy from Farsi class may derail her plans by liking her just as she is. Publication is set for spring 2021.

Like Her by Nina Laurin (Sourcebooks Fire) 
Molly Cusick at Sourcebooks has acquired, in a two-book deal, North American rights to bestselling thriller author Nina Laurin's YA debut, Like Her. The book follows a teen girl whose family moves into a mansion with a tragic history; the girl becomes spellbound by the spirit of a 19th-century socialite who was fatally obsessed with her own image and who now thirsts to enter the digital age of vanity. Publication is scheduled for spring 2021; Rachel Ekstrom at Folio Jr./Folio Literary Management negotiated the deal on behalf of Ruth Pomerance and Adam Wilson at INKubator Enterprises. 

Lucky Girl by Jamie Pacton (Page Street Kids)
Ashley Hearn at Page Street has acquired The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly author Jamie Pacton’s sophomore novel, Lucky Girl, which follows Jane Belleweather, who wins the lotto jackpot weeks before her eighteenth birthday, but can’t claim her winnings until then, or else her hoarder mother will get the money. In the days that follow, suspicion and jealousy spread through Jane’s small Wisconsin town, and a witch hunt commences to find the lucky winner. Publication is set for spring 2021; Kate Testerman at KT Literary negotiated the deal for world rights.

When You Call My Name by Tucker Shaw (Henry Holt)
Mark Podesta at Henry Holt has acquired world rights, in an exclusive submission, to When You Call My Name by Tucker Shaw, a YA novel set in the 1990s that follows 17-year-olds Adam and Ben as they discover their sexuality, face the devastating loss of first love, and ultimately, discover the power of new love and community. Addressing grief, homophobia, privilege, and HIV/AIDS, the novel sheds light on a pivotal time in American queer history. Publication is slated for spring 2021; Dan Mandel at Sanford J. Greenburger brokered the deal.

Baby & Solo by Lisabeth Posthuma (Candlewick Press)
Sold just before the fair in a hotly contested auction, BABY & SOLO is an absorbing, disarming and searingly honest YA debut—perfect for fans of The Miseducation of Cameron Post and Eleanor & Park.

Seventeen-year-old Joel Teague is in the unique position of having completed seven years of treatment for a mental illness he may have never had. Now he’s got a new prescription from his therapist—a part-time job, which he finds at ROYO Video, a video rental store. He’s lugging around two humongous secrets (“The Bad Thing That Happened” and “What Was Wrong With Me,” as he refers to them) until he encounters, in his closed-off co-worker “Baby,” a remarkable and terrifying opportunity. To open up. To be there for her, and to be there. To choose vulnerability.

It’s a difficult choice. A childhood trauma has left him both more and less erratic than everyone around him (including his perpetually concerned parents and ROYO Video’s motley crew of femme fatales, enigmas and bratty-younger-brothers). And he’s obsessively chasing an elusive “normal life,” while navigating the pitfalls of exactly that.

BABY & SOLO explores urgent issues (LGBTQ+ identity, mental illness, female autonomy) by examining a less-enlightened time (the year 1996), to summon belly laughs and weepy spells almost simultaneously, and to trust its audience with a character and story as complex as the world around us. Joel’s voice is both hilarious and heart-bursting—and completely absorbs the reader as you hope he’ll find what he needs.


The Corpse Queen by Heather Hermann (Putnam)
Orphaned 17-year-old Molly Green goes to live with her affluent aunt in 1850s Philadelphia, only to discover the source of her aunt's secret wealth is from robbing graves and selling the bodies to anatomists. Molly must decide what she will do to claim a place of power in a male-dominated medical society.

Bruised by Tanya Boteju (Simon Pulse)
Simon Pulse has acquired Bruised by Tanya Boteju. The contemporary YA novel follows a teen girl as she explores truths about family, grief, identity, sexuality, and love when she immerses herself in the world of roller derby. Publication is scheduled for spring 2021.

The Salt in Our Blood by Ava Morgyn (Albert Whitman)
Christina Pulles at Albert Whitman has bought world rights to The Salt in Our Blood, a YA novel by Ava Morgyn (Resurrection Girls). Set against the Gothic atmosphere of New Orleans, a girl's reunion with her estranged mother after her grandmother's unexpected death leads her on the path of unraveling their dark family history, linked to a deck of tarot cards her mother gave her as a child. Publication is scheduled for spring 2021; Thao Le at Sandra Dijkstra Agency did the deal.

Sweet & Bitter Magic by Adrienne Tooley (Simon Pulse)
Sarah McCabe at Simon Pulse has acquired a debut novel by Adrienne Tooley, a YA fantasy in which a cursed witch who must steal love from others meets a girl hiding her own dangerous secrets, and the two strike a love bargain with life-or-death consequences. Publication is scheduled for spring 2021; Jim McCarthy at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret did the deal for world rights.

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo (Dutton)
Set in 1950s San Francisco, the YA novel is a story of love and duty that explores the complicated overlap between the city's Chinese-American and LGBTQ communities. Coming Spring 2021.

Tell Me My Name by Amy Reed (Penguin Teen)
A gender flipped Great Gatsby meets Wilder Girls with the fierceness of Laurie Halse Anderson! Coming Spring 2021.

House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland (Penguin Teen)
The three Hollow sisters disappeared for one month and returned with no memory, and then 10 years later, one sister begins to remember and then vanishes again. Coming Spring 2021.

Our Last Echoes by Kate Alice Marshall (Penguin Teen)
Kate Alice Marshall is BACK with a creepy, eerie, small town missing parent novel! Our Last Echoes is found documents and written confessionals that keep you awake AT ALL HOURS. Coming Spring 2021.

The Girls I've Been by Tess Sharpe (Putnam)
The daughter of a con artist must use her skills to get herself, her girlfriend, and her ex-boyfriend free during a hostage situation at a bank.
Coming Spring 2021.

What's Not to Love by Emily Wibberly and Austin Siegemund Broka (Penguin Teen)
Alison and Ethan. The two class over-achievers who only want to beat each other at EVERYTHING. But what happens when they have to work together? What’s Not To Love is an enemies to lovers. Coming Spring 2021.

Untitled by Andrea Tang (Penguin Teen)
Vi Park just wants to fly razorwings but with a probation she’s ground. Until all the pilots go missing and the students at the Academy are called up to fly! Coming Spring 2021.

Untitled by Cameron Lund (Razorbill)
What happens when you have to fake a relationship with your best friend’s ex because you kissed him and no believes its real?! Coming Spring 2021.

Untitled by Joy McCullough (Dutton) - goodreads lists a 2020 release date, but the publisher confirms a 2021 date.
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.

Flamefall by Rosaria Munda (Putnam)

A River of Royal Blood #2 by Amanda Joy (Putnam) - goodreads lists a 2020 release date, but the publisher confirms a 2021 date. 

The Queen's Secret #2 by Melissa De La Cruz (Putman)  - goodreads lists a 2020 release date, but the publisher confirms a 2021 date. 





















What Monstrous Gods by Rosamund Hodge (Balzer + Bray) 
40795727. sy475 Kristin 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.





 


Counting Down With You by Tashie Bhuiyan (Inkyard Press)
Natashya Wilson at Inkyard has acquired North American and audio rights to Counting Down with You and a second book by debut author Tashie Bhuiyan. In this romantic contemporary YA novel, a Bangladeshi-Muslim teenager navigates the difficulties of independence, family, and first love after being roped into a fake dating facade by a classmate. Publication is scheduled for mid-2021; JL Stermer at New Leaf Literary & Media brokered the deal.

Alone Out Here by Riley Redgate (Disney Hyperion)
SEVEN WAYS WE LIE, NOTEWORTHY, and FINAL DRAFT author Riley Redgate's ALONE OUT HERE, pitched as LORD OF THE FLIES in space, a thriller set in a future in which the first daughter and 53 other teens end up on the only ship escaping a dying Earth and must contend with being the last hope for humanity's survival as they fight to preserve their own humanity, to Laura Schreiber at Disney-Hyperion, in a six-figure deal, for publication in spring/summer 2021, by Caryn Wiseman at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (world).

The Scientific Method For Getting Lucky by Heathert Truett (Swoon Reads)
Kat Brzozowski at Swoon Reads has acquired The Scientific Method for Getting Luckie by Heather Truett, in which a teen boy uses the scientific method drilled into him by his scientist father to begin a kissing experiment. But the experiment gets messy, and Stephen will have to come clean if he wants to win one special girl's heart. Publication is set for spring/summer 2021; Hilary Harwell at kt literary handled the deal for world rights.

Preferably Paired by Christine Riccio (Wednesday Books) 
Eileen Rothschild at Wednesday Books has bought, in a two-book deal, Preferably Paired by Christine Riccio (Again but Better). Inspired by The Parent Trap, the YA novel is a dramedy following two sisters navigating their way through a broken family and the highs and lows of impending adulthood. Publication is planned for spring/summer 2021; JL Stermer at New Leaf Literary and Media brokered the deal for North American rights. 

Five Ways To Fall Out of Love by Emily Martin (Inkyard Press)
Natashya Wilson at Inkyard Press has acquired Emily Martin's Five Ways to Fall Out of Love, a YA romantic comedy. When a high school senior is partnered in class with the guy who humiliated her in front of the whole school during junior year, she uses a scientific theorem to prove that love never lasts, only to discover that love is way more complicated than she realized. Publication is planned for early 2021; Lara Perkins at Andrea Brown Literary brokered the deal for North American rights. 

Version Zero by David Yoon (Putnam) 
“The author of the bestselling YA novel Frankly in Love, sold to G.P. Putnam's Sons for a sum rumored to be in the mid-six-figure range, after an eight-editor auction.”Version Zero, sold to G.P. Putnam's Sons for a sum rumored to be in the mid-six-figure range, after an eight-editor auction.
Three twentysomethings team up with a reclusive tech genius to bring down evil internet companies.
It’ll probably come out in very early 2021, after what will surely be an insane United States presidential election in 2020."

 


  








The Bones of Ruin by Sarah Raughley (Simon Pulse)
Simon Pulse has bought Sarah Raughley's new fantasy, The Bones of Ruin. Set in Victorian England, the book follows Iris, an African tightrope walker with a secret: she cannot die. But when Iris gets involved with a mysterious society that's convinced the world is ending, she's drafted in the fight-to-the-death Tournament of Freaks where she learns the terrible truth of who and what she really is. Publication is slated for summer 2021.

The Ivies by Alexa Donne (Crown)
Elizabeth Strahanan at Crown has bought, at auction, Alexa Donne's The Ivies, a YA thriller about a group of prep school elites who would kill to get into the college of their dreams—literally. Publication is slated for summer 2021; Elana Roth Parker at Laura Dail Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world English rights.

Jay's Gay Agenda by Jason June (HarperTeen)
Megan Ilnitzki at HarperTeen has won at auction Jason June's debut YA novel, Jay's Gay Agenda, and a second book. The story follows the titular character after he moves to Seattle from his rural high school, introducing him to other queer teens for the very first time, and allowing him to finally cross items off his gay romance to-do list. Publication is scheduled for summer 2021; Brent Taylor at Triada US brokered the deal for world English rights.

Ria & Rani by Sasha Nanua and Sarena Nanua (HarperTeen)
Kristen Pettit at HarperTeen has acquired Sarena (l.) and Sasha Nanua's YA fantasy duology in a two-book deal. The first book, Ria & Rani, follows two twins separated at birth—one now a princess, the other a street thief—who switch places, only to discover that their destinies may be to join together in a bid to stop their kingdom from falling apart. Publication is scheduled for summer 2021; Peter Knapp at Park & Fine Literary and Media brokered the deal for world English rights. 

The Wild Ones: A Broken Anthem for a Girl Nation by Nafiza Azad (McElderry Books)
Karen Wojtyla at S&S/McElderry has bought, at auction, 2020 Morris Award finalist Nafiza Azad's YA novel The Wild Ones: A Broken Anthem for a Girl Nation. The novel is a multi-perspective feminist narrative about a fierce band of magic-wielding girls—the Wild Ones—who have survived unspeakable things, and are determined to save other girls from the cruelties and tragedies they've had to endure. Publication is set for summer 2021; Katelyn Detweiler at Jill Grinberg Literary Management did the two-book deal for world English rights.

The Pack by Lisi Harrison (Delacorte)
Kelsey Horton at Delacorte has acquired world rights to bestselling author Lisi Harrison's new series The Pack. Pitched as Spirit Animals meets Mean Girls, the series features a girl named Sadie, who is sent to a school for girls with animal-like magic. Sadie learns she has the fiercest kind of all and is thrust to the top of the food chain when she is invited to join a group known as The Pack. Publication is slated for summer 2021; Richard Abate at 3 Arts Entertainment negotiated the deal.

Rise to the Sun by Leah Johnson (Scholastic)
Maya Marlette at Scholastic has bought Leah Johnson's (You Should See Me in a Crown) new YA romance, Rise to the Sun. Set over the course of four days at a music festival, the novel features strangers Toni and Olivia, who meet and realize that the music is more than just a way out; it's a way through… if they are brave enough to face it together. Publication is scheduled for summer 2021; Sarah Landis at Sterling Lord Literistic brokered the deal for world rights.

The Witch King by H. E. Edgemon (Inkyard Press)
Natashya Wilson at Inkyard Press has acquired The Witch King plus a sequel from debut author H.E. Edgmon. The fantasy duology tells the story of witch and angry trans boy Wyatt Croft, who wants nothing to do with his mediocre magic or his betrothal to fae prince Emyr North, but his plans to change his fate are shattered when the kingdom is threatened by a coup and Emyr comes to claim him. Publication of book one is planned for summer 2021; Rena Rossner at the Deborah Harris Agency brokered the deal for North American rights.

Where the Rhythm Takes You by Sarah Dass (Balzer + Bray)
Donna Bray at HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray has acquired, at auction, Where the Rhythm Takes You by debut author and #PitchWars alum Sarah Dass, a YA novel based on Jane Austen's Persuasion, set in the author's native Trinidad and Tobago. Reyna's life changed forever two years ago, when her mother died and her best friend (first kiss, first love) Aiden, suddenly moved to America. Now Aiden has returned to their island as an international pop star, but the last thing Reyna wants to do is risk her heart again. Publication is set for summer 2021, with a second untitled YA novel to follow. Wendi Gu at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates did the deal for world English rights.

Murder Castle by Bryce Moore (Sourcebooks Fire) 
Annie Berger at Sourcebooks Fire has bought Murder Castle by Bryce Moore. Pitched as Stalking Jack the Ripper meets a YA Devil in the White City, the book follows 16-year-old Zuretta as she travels to Chicago during the 1893 World's Fair to try and save her sister from a notorious mass murderer and his custom-built death trap. Publication is planned for summer 2021; Eddie Schneider at JABberwocky Literary Agency brokered the two-book deal for world rights. 

Speak For Yourself by Lana Wood Johnson (Scholastic) 
Jody Corbett at Scholastic has acquired world rights to Speak for Yourself, a second book by Lana Wood Johnson (Technically, You Started It). Told partly through chat transcriptions, the novel reimagines Cyrano de Bergerac for the tech era. Aspiring tech genius Skylar tries to keep her academic competition team together by setting up her most valuable teammate with her archnemesis, only to realize she's falling for him herself. Publication is scheduled for summer 2021; Bridget Smith at JABberwocky Literary Agency handled the deal. 

Hello, World by Yvonne Wood (Katherine Tegan)
Katherine Tegen at HarperCollins/Tegen has preempted North American rights for Yvonne Woon's new book, Hello, World, and a second untitled book for six figures. A romantic coming-of-age story, Hello, World follows 16-year-old Xia Chan, a scrappy, self-taught coder who's far more comfortable with computers than people. When she gets selected to attend a prestigious start-up incubator for teen tech prodigies called the Foundry, Xia moves to Silicon Valley and competes against her classmates to score funding for her app. Publication is planned for summer 2021; Ted Malawer at Upstart Crow Literary negotiated the deal.

Origin Story by Eric Smith and Summer Heacock (Inkyard Press)
Lauren Smulski at Inkyard Press has bought, on exclusive submission, Summer Heacock and Eric Smith's Origin Story, an #OwnVoices YA contemporary about two adoptees from very different backgrounds grappling with the question of what it means to be family. Publication is scheduled for summer 2021; Brent Taylor and Uwe Stender at TriadaUS represented Heacock, and Dawn Frederick at Red Sofa Literary represented Smith in the deal for world English rights.

Whispers of Blood and Moonlight by Erin Beaty (Imprint)
John Morgan at Macmillan/Imprint has bought world rights to Erin Beaty's YA fantasy thriller Whispers of Blood and Moonlight and a follow-up. In the novel, a young woman who watches over building sites by moonlight uncovers a murder and an outcast community with mysterious abilities. Publication is slated for summer 2021; Valerie Noble at Donaghy Literary Group brokered the deal.

Cool For the Summer by Dalia Adler (Wednesday Books)
Vicki Lame at Wednesday Books has acquired LGBTQ Reads founder Dahlia Adler's YA novel, Cool for the Summer, about a girl named Lara who finally lands the guy of her dreams, only to have her unexpected(ly female) summer fling transfer to her school for their senior year. Publication is slated for summer 2021; DongWon Song at Howard Morhaim Literary Agency brokered the two-book deal for North American rights.

Postcards From Summer by Cynthia Platt (Simon Pulse)
Nicole Ellul at Simon Pulse has bought world rights to Cynthia Platt's Postcards from Summer. Hoping to understand a mother she never knew, a teen girl travels to her late mother's summer home to unravel the mystery behind the cryptic postcard that tells of the tragedy—and the forbidden romance—that changed her mother's life forever. Publication is scheduled for summer 2021; Jim McCarthy at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret negotiated the deal. 

Living Beyond Borders: Stories About Growing Up Mexican in America by Margarita Longoria (Philmonel)
Liza Kaplan at Philomel has acquired world rights, in a preempt, to Living Beyond Borders: Stories About Growing Up Mexican in America by Margarita "Margie" Longoria, librarian at Mission High School and founder of Border Book Bash RGV and Margie's Must Reads. The anthology explores the complexity of the word "border" in all its literal and metaphorical meanings, featuring stories, poetry, and more from Mexican-American creators and influencers such as Celia Pérez, Angela Cervantes, Guadalupe Garcia McCall, René Saldaña Jr., Francisco X. Stork, and others. Publication is set for summer 2021; Andrea Cascardi at Transatlantic Agency brokered the deal.

Sunny G and a Series of Rash Decisions by Navdeep Singh Dhillon (Dial)
Dana Chidiac at Dial has bought world rights to Navdeep Singh Dhillon's YA debut, Sunny G and a Series of Rash Decisions. When Sunny Gill gets dumped by his prom date, he thinks the night is going to be a disaster—but that's just the beginning. What follows is a 24-hour romp as Sunny chases a pair of mislaid post-prom party tickets and the girl who took them through his hometown of Fresno, Calif., and comes to terms with life after high school. Publication is set for summer 2021; Victoria Marini at Irene Goodman Literary Agency did the deal on behalf of CAKE Literary. 

Untitled by Misa Suguira (HarperTeen)
Stephanie Stein at HarperTeen has bought an untitled contemporary YA novel by Misa Sugiura, APALA Award-winning author of It's Not Like It's a Secret and This Time Will Be Different. The queer YA rom-com follows Nozomi Takashi as she enacts her plan for a summer of reinvention, starting a fake-dating relationship with her new coworker Willow and embarking on shenanigans around San Francisco with her best friend Ruby. But no fauxmance survives the intrusion of real life—and real feelings—for long. Publication is set for summer 2021; Leigh Feldman at Leigh Feldman Literary did the deal for world English rights.

Made in Korea by Sarah Suk (Simon Pulse)
Jennifer Ung at Simon Pulse has bought Sarah Suk's YA debut, Made in Korea, a romantic comedy about a Korean-American teen who sells Korean beauty products out of her locker and manages the school's most successful student enterprise, until the hot new boy gives her a run for her money—leading her to surprising discoveries about first love, family, and herself. Publication is slated for summer 2021; Linda Epstein at Emerald City Literary negotiated the deal for North American rights.

The (Un)popular Vote by Jasper Sanchez (Katherine Tegan Books)
Mabel Hsu at HarperCollins/Tegen has bought, at auction, in a two-book deal, The (Un)Popular Vote by debut author Jasper Sanchez. Pitched as Red, White & Royal Blue meets The West Wing, this YA contemporary novel follows a transmasculine teenager who defies his congressman father and runs in a three-way brawl for class president. Publication is planned for summer 2021; Claire Friedman at InkWell Management brokered the deal for world English rights.

Girl Warriors by Rachel Sarah (Chicago Review Press)
Kara Rota at Chicago Review Press has bought world rights to Washington Post contributor Rachel Sarah's YA nonfiction book Girl Warriors. Pitched for fans of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, the book tells the stories of 25 girls and women under age 25 who are rising up to reverse the climate crisis, as they inspire hope and motivate change around the world. Publication is slated for summer 2021; Eric Myers at Myers Literary Management negotiated the deal.

Vampires, Hearts and Other Dead Things by Margie Fuston (Simon Pulse)
Simon Pulse has bought Margie Fuston's debut YA novel, Vampires, Hearts, and Other Dead Things, pitched as The Coldest Girl in Coldtown meets The Truth About Forever. When science and faith fail her terminally ill father, Victoria heads to New Orleans in search of a vampire to save him. She meets a mysterious young man who might be what she's looking for, only he won't share the secret to immortality with just anybody. Publication is planned for summer 2021. 

In the Ravenous Dark by A.M. Strickland (Imprint)
John Morgan at Macmillan/Imprint has bought In the Ravenous Dark by AdriAnne Strickland, writing as A.M. Strickland. The dark fantasy with LGBTQIA+ relationships features a teen girl whose blood magic abilities put her at the center of a kingdom in turmoil—and bound to an undead guardian meant to control her power. Publication is planned for summer 2021; Hannah Bowman at Liza Dawson Associates brokered the deal for world rights. 

Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter (Simon Pulse)
Jessica Smith at Simon Pulse has bought Lynn Painters's Better Than the Movies, a YA spin on My Best Friend's Wedding, in which rom-com-loving Liz schemes to win over her forever crush, but falls for the infuriating boy next door she enlists to help her. Publication is scheduled for summer 2021; Kim Lionetti at BookEnds negotiated the deal for world rights.  

The Shadow Season by Emily Arsenault (Delacorte)
Delacorte has bought Emily Arsenault's The Shadow Season, a psychological suspense novel for teens about one girl's investigation into her friend's sudden death and the unsettling possibility that “The Winter Girl” is not only real but to blame, proving the old school legend of a vengeful ghost that haunts the senior dorm hall the same time every year. Publication is planned for summer 2021.

Untitled by Liselle Sambury (Simon Pulse)
Sarah McCabe at Simon Pulse has acquired Liselle Sambury's untitled debut YA fantasy novel and its sequel. After failing to come into her powers, 16-year-old Voya—a Black witch living in near-future Toronto—is forced to choose between losing her family's magic forever, a heritage steeped in centuries of blood and survival, or murdering her first love, a boy who is supposedly her genetic match. Publication is scheduled for summer 2021 and summer 2022; Kristy Hunter at the Knight Agency brokered the two-book deal for world English rights.  
 







 


 







Squire by Nadia Shammas and Sarah Alfageeh (HarperCollins)
44392501. sy475 Set in a Middle Eastern-inspired fantasy world, 14-year-old-girl Aiza lives in an Empire wracked by famine and escalating border wars. Aiza dreams of becoming a knight, the most prestigious rank in the military, and the only way to elevate her status since her people, the Ornu, are second-class citizens in the Bayt-Saji Empire. Hiding her cultural background to train as a squire, she navigates the rigorous training that all knights undergo to test their mettle, making both friends and enemies in the process. However, everything falls apart after her friend gets badly injured during a raid and she uncovers a military conspiracy that threatens to keep the Empire in a state of perpetual war. Aiza will have to decide: turn her back on her morals and heritage, or turn her back on her dream and possibly, her only chance of freedom? 








Gates of Deep Shadow by Katharyn Blair (Putnam)
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Graceling: The Graphic Novel by Kristin Cashore and Gareth Hinds (HMH)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt have bought a graphic novel adaptation of Kristin Cashore's YA fantasy novel, Graceling, adapted and illustrated by Gareth Hinds. Publication is planned for fall 2021.

The Meadows by Stephanie Oakes (Dial)
Morris Award finalist Stephanie Oakes's THE MEADOWS, pitched as a YA 'Handmaid's Tale' meets 'Never Let Me Go', the story centers around a queer girl who has pretended to "reform" following years in a government-sanctioned conversion therapy center, but can't forget the girl she left behind, and so resolves to find her, to Jessica Garrison at Dial, for publication in fall 2021.

The Jasmine Project by Meredith Ireland (Simon Pulse)
Jennifer Ung at Simon Pulse has acquired world rights to Meredith Ireland's debut YA, The Jasmine Project, pitched as My Big Fat Greek Wedding meets The Bachelorette by way of Jenny Han, about a Korean-American adoptee who unwittingly finds herself at the center of a competition for her heart, as orchestrated by her overbearing but loving family. Publication is scheduled for fall 2021.

Botched by Shannon Gibney (Dutton)
Andrew Karre at Dutton has acquired world English rights to Botched by Shannon Gibney (Dream Country). A blend of speculative fiction and memoir, the book explores Shannon's childhood as a mixed black transracial adoptee while weaving together multiple imagined timelines—if her adoption had never happened; if her children were her parents and if her adoptive parents were her children; if she had met her birth father—in order to make sense of her identity for her teenage self. Publication is planned for fall 2021; Tina Dubois at ICM Partners did the deal.

Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao (Penguin Teen)
Peter Phillips at Penguin Teen Canada has acquired two books in a YA duology by debut author Xiran Jay Zhao, pitched as Pacific Rim meets The Handmaid's Tale, and inspired by East Asian myth. The first book, Iron Widow, follows 18-year-old Wu Zetian as she avenges her sister's murder in a patriarchal military system where male pilots of giant magical mecha are treated like celebrities, while female pilots must serve as their concubines. Publication is slated for fall 2021 and fall 2022; Rachel Brooks at BookEnds Literary negotiated the deal for world rights.

Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson (Katherine Tegan Books)
Ben Rosenthal at HarperCollins/Tegen has acquired two books by award-winning novelist Tiffany D. Jackson. Smoke, pitched as Get Out meets The Haunting of Hill House, is about a girl and her blended family who move into a newly renovated, picture-perfect home in a dilapidated Midwestern city and are haunted by what she thinks are ghosts, but might be far worse; and The Weight of Blood is a remix of Stephen King's Carrie set at a school's first integrated prom. Publication of Smoke is set for fall 2021; Natalie Lakosil at Bradford Literary Agency did the deal for world English rights.

Kneel by Candace Buford (Inkyard Press)
Natashya Wilson at Inkyard Press has acquired, at auction, world English rights to Kneel by debut author Candace Buford. Russell Boudreaux is a black football player who has spent his entire life working toward a singular goal: to be recruited by a Division I football program, and eventually make his way to the NFL, until a series of racial injustices causes Russell to question the price of staying silent. Publication is scheduled for fall 2021; Viana Siniscalchi, Joelle Hobeika, and Josh Bank at Alloy Entertainment handled the deal, and Carrie Pestritto at Laura Dail Literary Agency represented the author.

You'll Be the Death of Me by Karen M. McManus (Delacorte) 
Krista Marino at Delacorte has acquired North American rights to You'll Be the Death of Me and a second untitled YA novel by Karen M. McManus, author of the bestselling One of Us Is Lying. Pitched as Ferris Bueller's Day Off meets a murder mystery, and told in alternating POVs, You'll Be the Death of Me tells the story of three friends who skip school and witness a crime they can only solve by facing what they've been hiding from one another—and themselves. The two titles are slated for fall 2021 and fall 2022, respectively; Rosemary Stimola and Allison Remcheck of the Stimola Literary Studio did the deal.

The Splendor by Breena Shields (Page Street Kids)
Ashley Hearn at Page Street has acquired world rights to Breeana Shields's The Splendor, a YA novel about a luxury magical hotel that promises to fulfill its guests' wildest fantasies, but when a girl's sister comes back from a visit forever changed, she checks in herself, only to discover the hotel is hiding nefarious secrets. Publication is scheduled for fall 2021; Kathleen Rushall at Andrea Brown Literary Agency did the deal.

One Minute There by Anna Priemaza (Amulet)
Maggie Lehrman at Amulet has acquired Anna Priemaza's speculative YA novel One Minute There. When people she loves—and all memory of them—start disappearing from teenager Vera's life, leaving behind only a haunting sorrow, she and her best friend set out to solve a mystery they can't remember. Publication is planned for fall 2021; Lauren Abramo at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret negotiated the deal for world rights.

Small Favors by Eric A. Craig (Delacorte) 
Wendy Loggia at Delacorte has acquired world English rights to Small Favors by Erin A. Craig (House of Salt and Sorrows). Ellerie Downing lives with her beekeeping family in the secluded mountain town of Amity Falls. When strange activities plague the town, all signs point to a group of mystical creatures who promise to fulfill the residents' deepest desires for a small favor. Publication is slated for fall 2021; Sarah Landis at Sterling Lord Literistic negotiated the deal. 

All the Things I've Kept from Myself by Karina Manta (Knopf)
Kelly Delaney at Knopf has acquired, in a preempt, All the Things I've Kept from Myself by Karina Manta. This YA memoir tells of the champion figure skater's experiences as a professional athlete, coming out as bisexual in a hyper-feminine sport, and her continually evolving body image. Publication is scheduled for fall 2021; Jess Regel at Foundry Literary + Media brokered the deal for North American rights.

How to Love by Alex Norris (Walker Books US)
Susan Van Metre at Walker Books US has acquired North American rights to How to Love, based on cartoonist Alex Norris's advice column of the same name. The first title in a two-book deal, How to Love is a humorous and heartfelt collection of comics aimed at young people who are experiencing falling in love for the first time. Publication is planned for fall 2021; Christopher Schelling at Selectric Artists brokered the deal.

A Dark and Starless Forest by Sarah Hollowell (HMH)
Nicole Sclama at HMH has bought world English rights to Sarah Hollowell's debut contemporary YA fantasy, A Dark and Starless Forest, about nine magical siblings who live in a secluded house cut off from the rest of the world by a sinister forest with their enigmatic caretaker, who is grooming them for a dark and mysterious purpose. Publication is set for fall 2021; Thao Le at Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency handled the deal.

The Keeper of Night by Kylie Lee Baker (Inkyard Press) 
Natashya Wilson at Inkyard Press has acquired, at auction, The Keeper of Night plus a sequel by debut author Kylie Lee Baker. The dark fantasy stars a half-Reaper, half-Shinigami, caught between her two worlds and belonging to neither, who fights monsters and struggles for acceptance in a 19th-century Japan that is haunted by the Goddess of Death. Publication is set for fall 2021; Mary C. Moore at Kimberley Cameron & Associates did the deal for world English rights.

For All We Know by Shanna Miles (Simon and Schuster)  
Krista Vitola at Simon & Schuster has bought, in a preempt, Shanna Miles's debut YA novel, For All We Know. Pitched as Cloud Atlas meets The Sun Is Also a Star, the story follows two teens fated to repeat their love story across hundreds of lifetimes, from 14th-century Mali to the distant future, as they struggle to break the cycle. Publication is scheduled for fall 2021; John Cusick at Folio Jr./Folio Literary Management brokered the deal for world rights. 

The Space Between Loneliness and Fear by Jennifer Mason-Black (Walker Books US) 
Susan Van Metre at Walker Books US has bought The Space Between Loneliness and Fear by Jennifer Mason-Black (Devil and the Bluebird), a YA literary thriller about a home-bound girl who unravels the mystery of a missing local boy, while someone online is determined to keep the truth buried at any cost. Publication is set for fall 2021; Alice Speilburg at the Speilburg Agency handled the deal for world rights. 

Bright Ruined Things by Samantha Cohoe (Wednesday Books)
Jennie Conway at Wednesday Books has acquired Bright Ruined Things, a historical fantasy by Samantha Cohoe (the forthcoming Golden Fury). This 1920s retelling of The Tempest is set during the Prosper family's annual bash, when their teenage ward Mae realizes this powerful family is not what they seem, and seizes her chance to take the magic that's always been denied to her. Publication is set for fall 2021; Bridget Smith at JABberwocky Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world English rights.

Gap Mountain by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez (Delacorte)
Wendy Loggia at Delacorte has acquired, in a two-book preempt, world English rights to Jennifer Lynn Alvarez's YA debut, Gap Mountain. In the vein of Karen McManus and E. Lockhart, the novel features six friends and one secret. When a group of teens accidentally spark an enormous and deadly wildfire, one of them threatens to tell the truth about what happened—and goes missing, and the other five become suspects in her disappearance. Publication is scheduled for fall 2021.

These Precious Stones by Michael Barakiva (FSG) 
Trisha de Guzman at FSG has acquired world English rights to These Precious Stones by Michael Barakiva (Hold My Hand). Pitched as Sailor Moon meets Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, the contemporary YA fantasy features an eclectic group of queer and international teens who learn that they must bear the magical gems that will save the universe from an ancient galactic threat. Publication is slated for fall 2021; Josh Adams at Adams Literary handled the deal. 

The Battle of the Bands by Various YA Authors (Candlewick)
Lauren Gibaldi and Eric Smith's BATTLE OF THE BANDS, an anthology of interconnected stories that take place at a high school's Battle of the Bands, from the perspective of teens running the show, cheering in the audience, and playing in the bands, featuring Jenny Torres-Sanchez, Sarvenaz Tash, Jenn Marie-Thorne, Ashley Woodfolk, Katie Cotugno, Jeff Zentner, Brittany Cavallaro, Shaun David Hutchinson, Ashley Poston, Preeti Chhibber, Sarah Smetana, Jay Coles, Jasmine Warga, and singer/songwriter Justin Courtney Pierre of Motion City Soundtrack, to Kaylan Adair at Candlewick, in a nice deal, for publication in fall 2021, by Dawn Frederick at Red Sofa Literary (world).

Anatomy: A Love Story by Dana Schwartz (Wednesday Books)
Sara Goodman at Wednesday Books has bought Anatomy: A Love Story by Dana Schwartz (And We're Off). The gothic love story, set against the backdrop of 1830s Edinburgh, is about an aspiring young female surgeon, the resurrection man who brings her bodies to study, and a reclusive aristocrat who tempts them both with immortality. Publication is slated for fall 2021; Dan Mandel at Greenburger Associates negotiated the deal for North American rights. 

Kind of Sort of Fine by Spencer Hall (Anthenum)
Alex Borbolla at Atheneum has bought world rights to Spencer Hall's debut YA Kind of Sort of Fine. The book is about two high-school seniors looking to reinvent themselves: Hayley, a former overachiever recovering from a public breakdown, and Lewis, a self-described “fat, funny sidekick” on a mission to become a leading man. But when the two are thrown together in film class, they begin to question their own identities—and who they really want to become. Publication is set for summer 2021; Claire Friedman at InkWell Management handled the deal. 

The Sea Tithe by Regina M. Hansen (Anthenum)
Reka Simonsen at Atheneum has acquired, in a preempt, world rights to Regina M. Hansen's debut YA novel The Sea Tithe. The romantic fantasy, set on Prince Edward Island, features 15-year-old apprentice fiddle player Beet MacNeill, the handsome newcomer who catches her eye, and their best friend, who join forces to save her baby cousin from a supernatural menace that has been preying upon their town for centuries. Publication is scheduled for summer 2021; David Dunton at the Harvey Klinger Agency brokered the deal.

In Ends in Fire by Andrew Shvarts (Little Brown/Patterson)
Laura Schreiber at Little, Brown/Patterson has bought, in an exclusive submission, world English rights to It Ends in Fire by Andrew Shvarts (Royal Bastards series). Pitched as “Red Rising at Evil Hogwarts,” the YA fantasy features 16-year-old rebel Alka, who must infiltrate the prestigious Blackwater Academy of Magic to destroy it from within. Publication is slated for summer 2021; Sara Crowe at Pippin Properties handled the deal.

Luminous by Mara Rutherford (Inkyard Press)
Bess Braswell at Inkyard Press has bought world English rights to Luminous by Mara Rutherford (Crown of Coral and Pearl). Connolly Bottum will edit. This YA fantasy follows a young witch who must remain hidden to avoid discovery by other witches who would seek to drain her power. But when her sister is taken by the kingdom's chief warlock, she'll have to step out of the shadows to save her family. Publication is slated for fall 2021; Uwe Stender at TriadaUS brokered the deal.

Me (Moth) by Amber McBride (Fiewel and Friends) 
Liz Szabla at Feiwel and Friends has acquired, in a two-book deal, Me (Moth), a YA novel in verse, and an untitled YA novel by debut author Amber McBride. Me (Moth) features Moth, the granddaughter of a Hoodoo root worker, who thinks she is invisible, and a Navajo boy named Sani, who is the only one who really sees her, and what happens when they take a road trip and discover that their families were connected long before they were born. Publication of the first book is set for fall 2021; Rena Rossner at the Deborah Harris Agency did the deal for North American rights. 

Champion of Cities, Champion of People by Rebecca Pitts (Seven Stories)
Lauren Hooker at Seven Stories/Triangle Square has acquired Jane Jacobs: Champion of Cities, Champion of People, by debut author Rebecca Pitts. This YA biography of Jane Jacobs, the visionary urbanist and thinker who transformed the way we inhabit and develop our cities, emphasizes how today's teens can promote change in part by focusing on local issues and community organizing. Publication is planned for fall 2021; Bibi Lewis at the Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world rights.

The Last Words We Said by Leah Scheier (Simon Pulse)
Liesa Abrams at Simon Pulse has acquired Leah Scheier's The Last Words We Said, a YA contemporary novel in the vein of We Were Liars set in an Orthodox Jewish community, about four best friends and what happens when one of them disappears and they all blame themselves. Publication is scheduled for fall 2021; Rena Rossner at the Deborah Harris Agency negotiated the deal for world rights.

The Ashes of Cruiser Island by Court Stevens (Thomas Nelson)
Becky Monds at Thomas Nelson has bought world rights, in an exclusive submission, to The Ashes of Cruiser Island by Court Stevens. The YA novel features Ben, bent on proving the innocence of his childhood friend, Frankie, who was charged with murdering her best friend and who stands to be executed under the Accelerated Death Penalty Act of 2020. The book is set for fall 2021; Kelly Sonnack at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency negotiated the deal

Sanctuary by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio (Kokila)
Namrata Tripathi at Kokila has acquired, on exclusive submission, Sanctuary by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, author of the forthcoming Undocumented America. The YA novel follows Marcela, a 16-year-old New Yorker and budding journalist whose world comes crashing down when she finds out her father is scheduled for immediate deportation. When he seeks sanctuary at a local church, Marcela finds herself fighting for her father's rights and fending off exploitative media outlets she once hoped to join. Publication is set for fall 2021; Peter Steinberg at Foundry Literary + Media negotiated the deal for North American English and Spanish rights.

Passport by Sofia Glock (Little, Brown)
Susan Rich at Little, Brown has bought, in a six-house auction, debut graphic novelist Sophia Glock's Passport, a YA graphic memoir of secrets, spies, and double lives, in which a teen's emerging sense of self is shaped by her discovery that her "foreign diplomat" parents are actually spies. The book will publish in fall 2021, with a second, standalone, untitled graphic novel to follow; Molly O'Neill at Root Literary brokered the deal for world rights.

All These Bodies by Kendare Blake (HarperTeen)
Alexandra Cooper at HarperTeen has acquired North American rights to three novels from Kendare Blake, author of the bestselling Three Dark Crowns series. All These Bodies, in the vein of Anna Dressed in Blood, features a 15-year-old girl who is the surviving victim-turned-suspect of a Midwestern murder spree in a standalone that unspools like a speculative YA version of In Cold Blood. The first two books of Blake's untitled fantasy series follow a mystical order of female warriors. Publication for All These Bodies is scheduled for fall 2021; the first fantasy novel is scheduled for fall 2022. Adriann Ranta Zurhellen at Foundry Literary + Media negotiated the deal. 

The Heartbreak Bakery by Amy Rose Capetta (Candlewick)
Miriam Newman at Candlewick has bought The Heartbreak Bakery, a new YA novel by Amy Rose Capetta (The Lost Coast; Once & Future) in an exclusive submission, in which agender teen baker Syd deals with first heartbreak by whipping up brownies—which break up everyone who eats them, including the owners of LGBTQIAP+ institution The Proud Muffin. With the help of magical baking and a cute transmasc bike messenger, Syd must save relationships and defend the bakery from disappearing in a fast-changing Austin, Texas. Publication is set for fall 2021; Sara Crowe at Pippin Properties did the deal for North American rights.

The Art of Undoing by Kate Norris (Philmonel)
Kate Norris's THE ART OF UNDOING, pitched as Sliding Doors meets CODE NAME VERITY, in which a 16-year-old aspiring physicist witnesses a tragedy and is accidentally pulled into another universe—one that already has another version of herself in it, to Liza Kaplan at Philomel, in a pre-empt, for publication in fall 2021.

Major Detours by Zackary Sergi (Running Press Kids) 
Britny Brooks at Running Press Kids, in an exclusive submission, has bought Heroes Rise and Verses interactive fiction series author Zackary Sergi's Major Detours, a YA novel following four college-bound teens on a tarot card road trip that turns into a haunted scavenger hunt where the reader chooses the paths forward using a new interactive format, for publication in fall 2021. Lucy Carson at Friedrich Agency represented the author for world rights.

Squad by Maggie Tokuda-Hall and Lisa Sterle (Greenwillow)
Martha Mihalick at Greenwillow has bought North American rights to Squad, a darkly comedic YA graphic novel by Maggie Tokuda-Hall (l.), illustrated by Lisa Sterle. It's about a clique of teen girls whose favorite pastime is to "get dressed up, go to parties, target entitled, date-rapey Bros, turn into wolves, and eat them." Publication is slated for fall 2021. Jennifer Laughran at Andrea Brown Literary Agency represented the author, and the illustrator represented herself.  

Everything Within and Between by Nicki Barthelmess (HarperCollins)
Carolina Ortiz at HarperCollins has acquired The Quiet You Carry author Nikki Barthelmess's Everything Within and in Between, an #OwnVoices contemporary YA novel about the convergence of family, identity, and assimilation. In the novel, Ri Fernandez, a biracial Mexican-American teenager, fights to reclaim her Latinx heritage and her connection with her absent mother from her strict immigrant grandmother, who has kept her from both. Publication is set for fall 2021.  

Mysterious Ways by Wendy Wunder (Wednesday Books)
Sara Goodman at Wednesday Books has bought, in a preempt, Mysterious Ways by Wendy Wunder. When 18-year-old Maya looks at someone, she instantly knows everything about them, which makes starting at a new school and meeting a guy she actually wants to be around more than a little challenging. No one would ever believe her superpower—so what happens when someone does, and challenges her to use it for good? Publication is set for fall 2021; Sara Shandler, Joelle Hobeika, and Josh Bank at Alloy Entertainment brokered the deal for world English rights.

Once More With Chutzpah by Haley Neil (Bloomsbury)
Allison Moore at Bloomsbury has acquired, in a preempt, world rights to Once More with Chutzpah by debut author Haley Neil. Pitched as “Becky Albertalli meets Birthright,” the YA novel explores cultural, religious, and sexual identity as an anxious high school senior and her twin set off on a whirlwind trip through Israel. Publication is slated for fall 2021; Lauren Spieller at Triada did the two-book deal for world rights.

Until All Are Free by Kekla Magoon (Candlewick) 
Andrea Tompa at Candlewick has bought, in an exclusive submission, three-time Coretta Scott King Honoree Kekla Magoon's Until All Are Free: The Black Panther Party's Call for Revolution, a nonfiction account of the history and legacy of the Black Panthers for a young YA audience. Publication is set for fall 2021; Ginger Knowlton at Curtis Brown represented the author in the deal for world rights. 

Dark Rise by C. S. Pacat (HarperCollins)
Andrew Eliopulos at HarperCollins acquired, at auction, bestselling adult author C.S. Pacat's (Captive Prince) YA debut, Dark Rise, a fantasy trilogy set in an alternate London. In the books, the heroes and villains of a long-forgotten war are reborn, ushering in a dangerous new age of magic. The first title, Dark Rise, will be published in fall 2021; Tracey Adams at Adams Literary negotiated the deal for North American rights. 

The Queen's Council by Livia Blackburne (Disney Hyperion) - see below in Undated 2021 section.
Jocelyn Davies at Disney-Hyperion has signed Livia Blackburne to write the second book in The Queen's Council, a YA historical fantasy series that reimagines the Disney Princesses as rulers coming into power, aided by a mysterious force that weaves between their individual stories. Blackburne will twist the story of Mulan: named Empress of a people who do not want her, forbidden from marrying the man she loves, and facing a potential coup, she brings mysticism to the battlefield to fight for her right to rule. Publication is set for fall 2021; Jim McCarthy at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret negotiated the deal for world rights.  

The Babysitter's Coven #3 by Kate Williams (Delacorte)  
"Krista Marino at Delacorte has bought North American rights, in a two-book deal, to ...  a third book in the Babysitters Coven series.  Publication is set for .. fall 2021 ...Kerry Sparks at Levine, Greenberg, Rostan Literary Agency brokered the deal. "

 

 















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Flint Flare Flame by Sam Taylor (Swoon Taylor)
43839832. sy475 Oksana and Pran weren’t born fire-breathing monsters. But the Vesimaan Empire kidnapped them. Transformed them. Demonized them.

Now spitting flames and with eyes stained black, they are forced into the army. They must burn anyone who opposes the empire… or be incinerated themselves. Their only comforts are the kisses they steal in shadows as they dream of a life together in freedom.

After a troop of fellow soldiers escapes the copper fortress, Pran and Oksana vow to take action. Oksana is hellbent on disbanding the army and returning home. But Pran is determined to become the army’s new master—by any means necessary—and destroy the empire.

In this land of ashen-gray morals, the more Pran and Oksana chase the murky paths to freedom, the more they torch their ties to each other.



The Scientific Method of Getting Lucky by Heather Truett (Swoon Reads)
When Stephen kisses a girl at a party, he discovers that his tics caused by Tourette’s Syndrome stop immediately. Using the scientific method drilled into him by his scientist father, Stephen begins an experiment to see if kissing could be a very pleasant treatment for his Tourette’s Syndrome.

The experiment leads him to Pilar, who quickly thinks Stephen is her boyfriend, but Stephen isn’t sure he’s ready for that, not now that Joan has dropped back into his life after a deep conversation in a dark projection room. Stephen will have to be honest with Pilar if he wants to win Joan’s heart, and the kissing experiment will have to end before it spirals out of control.


Amelia Unabridged by Ashley Schumacher (Wednesday Books)
Vicki Lame at Wednesday Books has bought Ashley Schumacher's Amelia Unabridged, a debut contemporary YA novel with a hint of magic, about a bookish girl who is sent a rare edition of a beloved book when her best friend dies. Convinced it is a message from her friend, she traces the book back to a strange bookstore where she encounters the alluring young author. Publication is slated for winter 2021; Thao Le at Sandra Dijkstra & Associates did the deal for world English rights.

Angel of Greenwood by Randi Pink (Feiwel and Friends)
Liz Szabla at Feiwel and Friends has bought Girls Like Us author Randi Pink's Angel of Greenwood, a historical YA novel set in the Tulsa neighborhood of Greenwood, affectionately known as Black Wall Street, in which two teenagers, surrounded by idyllic beauty, passionate intellectualism, and black excellence, fall in love for the first time. Ultimately, they find themselves in the midst of one of the worst atrocities in U.S. history: the Greenwood Massacre of 1921. Publication is scheduled for winter 2021; Marietta B. Zacker at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency brokered the deal for North American rights.

Blood Scion by Deborah Falaye (HarperCollins)
Kristin Pettit at HarperCollins has acquired world rights to #PitchWars alum Deborah Falaye's YA fantasy Blood Scion. Inspired by Africa's child soldier crisis and set in a West African fantasy world, the novel follows a young Scion—the all but extinct descendants of the ancient Orisha gods—who is drafted into the very military that has hunted her kind for centuries. Stealing the opportunity to uncover what happened the night her mother disappeared, she will do anything to learn the truth—even if it means becoming the killer the army demands. Publication is tentatively slated for winter 2021; Victoria Marini at Irene Goodman Literary Agency did the deal. 

These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy (Inkyard Press) 
Connolly Bottum at Inkyard Press has bought, at auction, These Feathered Flames and the sequel by Alexandra Overy, a fantasy retelling of the Firebird folktale with a female/female romance. In the land of Tourin, twin princesses are separated, one to rule the land and one to ensure the price of magic is paid. But after the queen dies mysteriously, the two sisters must navigate the court and discover who they can trust, who they can love, and who murdered their mother. Publication is set for winter 2021; Natascha Morris at Bookends Literary Agency brokered the deal for world English rights. 

The Other Side of Silence by Steven Salvatore (Bloomsbury) 
Steven Salvatore's debut The Other Side of Silence is about a genderqueer student who dreams of being a diva like their hero Mariah Carey, but when they are cast in the lead female role in the school musical, they must fight against the injustices from the closed-mindedness of their school's administration.

Sold to Annette Pollert-Moragn at Bloomsbury Children's, in a good deal, at auction, in a two-book deal, or publication in winter 2021, by Jessica Regel at Foundry Literary + Media.
 


The Book of Living Secrets by Madeline Roux (HarperTeen)
HarperTeen has acquired The Book of Living Secrets by Madeleine Roux. In this standalone YA novel, a girl follows her missing best friend into the world of their favorite dark fantasy novel, only to discover that the novel's heroine hasn't been telling the full story—and now she doesn't want to let the friends go. Publication is slated for winter 2021.

A Shot At Normal by Marisa Reichardt (FSG)
Joy Peskin at FSG has acquired North American rights to Indies Introduce New Voices author Marisa Reichardt's contemporary YA novel, A Shot At Normal After contracting the measles and unknowingly passing them to a newborn, 16-year-old Juniper Jade fights her anti-vaxxer parents for the right to be vaccinated, as public sentiment in their small California town turns against her family. Publication is slated for winter 2021; Kate Testerman at KT Literary handled the deal.

Sing Me Forgotten by Jessica S. Olsen (Inkyard Press)
Inkyard Press has bought, at auction, Sing Me Forgotten by debut author Jessica S. Olson. In this gender-bent, magical YA retelling of The Phantom of the Opera, a young woman born with the ability to manipulate memories through song must fight against both the outside world that fears her and the inner darkness that tempts her in order to save the young man she loves. Publication is scheduled for winter 2021.

City of Villains by Estelle Laure (Disney Hyperion)
Jocelyn Davies at Disney-Hyperion has acquired Estelle Laure's three-book YA series City of Villains, the first title announced in a new program that reimagines classic Disney stories with unexpected twists. Set in a fictional Gotham-esque city, the fairy tale-inspired crime series follows a troubled teenage detective as she discovers the reenvisioned origins of Maleficent, Ursula, Captain Hook, and other infamous Disney Villains. Publication is planned for winter 2021; Emily van Beek at Folio Jr./Folio Literary Management negotiated the deal for world rights. 

Your Life Has Been Delayed by Michelle Mason (Bloomsbury)
Bloomsbury has acquired debut author Michelle Mason's YA novel Your Life Has Been Delayed, about a 17-year-old who takes off on a flight from New York City and lands back home in St. Louis 25 years later, needing to grapple with her family, friends, and new boyfriend moving on without her, and also taking a crash-course in social media and viral news culture while she's the biggest story to hit the internet. Publication is slated for winter 2021.

Lullaby Doe by Rachel Vincent (Bloomsbury)
Rachel Vincent's LULLABY DOE, in which a teenage girl in a poor, Southern community who, after discovering a dead baby in her high school locker room, becomes the center of a scandal which quickly swells into a nation-wide social media obsession, testing her relationships with friends and family, to Cindy Loh at Bloomsbury, in a nice deal, for publication in winter 2021.

The Theft of Sunlight by Intisar Khanani (HarperTeen) 
This companion novel to Thorn features Rae, who was introduced in the short story The Bone Knife. Expected publication Winter 2021 by HarperTeen.






 







A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee (Delacorte)
50999821. sy475 Krista Marino at Delacorte Press has acquired, at auction, Victoria Lee’s (The Fever King and The Electric Heir), A Lesson in Vengeance. Pitched as The Secret History meets Genuine Fraud and The Craft, it’s the story of Felicity Morrow, a senior returning to school after her girlfriend’s tragic death, only to meet a new student and teenage literary prodigy who transferred to research the school’s bloody history, and recruits Felicity into a murderous experiment of their own. For publication in 2021; Holly Root and Taylor Haggerty at Root Literary represented the author in the deal for North American rights.









Any Way the Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell (Wednesday Books)
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Blood Sworn by Scott Reintgen (Crown Books For Young Readers)
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The Dust Alphabet by Rebecca Podos (Balzer + Bray)
Jordan Brown at HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray has acquired North American rights to The Dust Alphabet by Lambda Literary Award-winning author Rebecca Podos, a contemporary YA fantasy about identity, faith, and fate. On her 17th birthday, Hannah is cursed by a sheyd (a Jewish demon) as the price for a desperate bargain that her mother made long ago. To break the spell, she and her brother must track down their mother's estranged family and discover a legacy they never dreamed of—one that traces back to the famous Golem of Prague. Publication is set for 2021.

Untitled by Debbie Rigaud (Scholastic)
Aimee Friedman at Scholastic has bought, in a two-book deal, an untitled YA novel by Debbie Rigaud (Truly Madly Royally), co-author (with Alyssa Milano) of the bestselling Hope series. The #OwnVoices novel follows Simone, a daughter of Haitian immigrants, who, when faced with an arranged prom date set up by her strict parents, decides to create a senior year “bucket list” of all the things she and her friends haven't done yet. Publication is scheduled for 2021; Laura Dail at Laura Dail Literary Agency did the deal for world English rights.

Muted by Tami Charles (Scholastic)
Amanda Maciel and David Levithan at Scholastic have acquired, at auction, in a six-figure deal, Tami Charles's young adult verse novel, Muted. Inspired by the #MeToo movement and by Charles's experience as a member of an all-girl R&B singing group, Muted is an exploration of the dark side of the music industry, the business of exploitation, and how a girl's dreams can be used against her—and what it takes to fight back. Publication is slated for 2021; Lara Perkins at Andrea Brown Literary Agency negotiated the deal for North American rights.

The Darkened Lands of the Earth by Leila Siddiqui (Yali Books)
Yali Books has bought The Darkened Lands of the Earth, a debut #OwnVoices YA novel by Leila Siddiqui, pitched as Pan's Labyrinth meets The Night Diary with a dash of Stranger Things. The book stars a modern teenage girl who is coming to terms with her missing brother, and must discover the secrets of her late grandfather's life in colonial India during WWII and Pakistan after the partition if she is to unlock the greenhouse that suddenly appears in her backyard and face the creatures lurking inside. Publication is set for 2021.

Himawari Share by Harmony Becker (First Second)
Kiara Valdez at First Second has acquired Himawari Share by Harmony Becker, a YA graphic novel about three foreign exchange students who live together in a “sharehouse” in Tokyo. Publication is scheduled for 2021; DongWon Song at Howard Morhaim Literary Agency brokered the deal for world English rights.

In Silent Seas We Drown by Liz Lawson (Delacorte)
Krista Marino at Delacorte has acquired world rights to Liz Lawson's (The Lucky Ones) second YA novel. In Silent Seas We Drown is the story of three teens whose lives are sent into a tailspin when one overdoses at another's home and her parents decide to press charges. Told in dual POVs, the novel is about addiction, the ripple effects it causes, and the secrets we all have. Publication is scheduled for 2021; Andrea Morrison at Writers House brokered the deal.

Eat Your Heart Out by Kelly deVos (Razorbill)
Julie Rosenberg at Razorbill has bought Kelly deVos's YA thriller Eat Your Heart Out, which follows six disgruntled teens forced to spend two weeks at fat camp during the worst blizzard in a century, only to find that camp is even worse than they expected because it's crawling with zombies. Publication is planned for 2021; Alice Sutherland-Hawes at Madeleine Milburn Ltd. brokered the two-book deal for world English rights.

Climate Change by Danica Novgordoff (First Second)
Mark Siegel at First Second has bought Climate Change, Danica Norvgorodoff's YA graphic novel, which ranges from the tsunamis and hurricanes that devastate entire populations to the scrim of pollution and the warming weather that has changed our ecosystems gradually. Publication is scheduled for 2021; Tanya McKinnon at McKinnon Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world rights. 

Scarred City by Joshua David Bellin (Month9Books)
Georgia McBride at Month9Books has acquired Joshua David Bellin's (Survival Colony 9) Scarred City, in which a 17-year-old's hunt for her missing family lands her under the command of a ruthless leader, until a boy who claims he has no memory offers to take her to a city where they might both find answers—if she is willing to risk it all. Publication is slated for 2021; Liza Fleissig at Liza Royce Agency negotiated the deal for world English rights.

The Many Half-Lived Lifes of Sam Sylvester by Maya McGregor (Boyd Mills Press)
Jes Negrón at Boyds Mills Press has bought The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester by Maya MacGregor. This YA debut is about an autistic genderqueer protagonist who leaves an intolerant school for a new high school with the support of their loving father, finding a Rainbow Club and accepting friends, all of whom must come together to solve the decades-old mystery of the murder of a teenage boy and confront Sam's own fears of early death. 

Publication is slated for 2021.

Seperate No More by Lawrence Goldstone (Scholastic) 
Lisa Sandell at Scholastic Focus has bought Lawrence Goldstone's Separate No More, a YA non-fiction title about the Supreme Court's impact on segregation in America, from Plessy v. Ferguson, when racial separation became fixed in the Constitution, to the landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education, when a team of African-American lawyers persuaded nine white justices that “separate but equal is inherently unequal.” Publication is slated for 2021; Charlie Olsen at InkWell Management did 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. Jordan Hamessley at New Leaf Literary negotiated the deal for North American rights.

What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo (FSG)
MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN MEETS THE ADDAMS FAMILY IN THIS HAUNTING STORY OF ONE GIRL'S ATTEMPT TO RECONNECT WITH HER MONSTROUS FAMILY.

Eleanor has not seen or spoken with her family in years, not since they sent her away to Saint Brigid's boarding school. She knows them only as vague memories: her grandfather's tremendous fanged snout, the barrel full of water her mother always soaked in, and strange hunting trips in a dark wood with her sister and cousins. And she remembers the way they looked at her, like she was the freak.

When Eleanor finally finds the courage to confront her family and return to their ancestral home on the rainy coast of Maine, she finds them already gathered in wait, seemingly ready to welcome her back with open arms. "I read this in the cards," her grandmother tells her. However, Grandma Persephone doesn't see all, for just as Eleanor is beginning to readjust to the life she always longed for, a strange and sudden death rocks the family, leaving Eleanor to manage this difficult new dynamic without help.

In order to keep the family that abandoned her from falling apart, Eleanor calls upon her mysterious other grandmother, Grandmere, from across the sea. Grandmere brings order to the chaotic household, but that order soon turns to tyranny. If any of them are to survive, Eleanor must embrace her strange family and join forces with the ghost of Grandma Persephone to confront the monstrousness lurking deep within her Grandmere-and herself.


Follow Your Arrow by Jess Verdi (Scholastic)
Aimee Friedman at Scholastic has bought And She Was author Jess Verdi's latest YA novel, Follow Your Arrow. After breaking up with her long-term girlfriend, openly queer social media influencer CeCe, known for her political beliefs and LGBTQ+ activism, falls for the new guy in town. But when her fans catch wind of her new relationship, the blowback is intense, and CeCe finds herself in the position of defining what it means to be bi—to the world, and to herself. Publication is planned for 2021; Kate McKean at the Howard Morhaim Literary Agency brokered the deal for world rights.

You've Reached Me by Dustin Thao (Wednesday Books)
Eileen Rothschild at Wednesday Books has acquired North American rights to You've Reached Me and a second book by debut author Dustin Thao. You've Reached Me is a contemporary story with a dash of magic, about a teen girl who, heartbroken after her boyfriend's death, calls him to hear his voicemail—but he picks up. In a miraculous turn of events, they have a second chance at good-bye. Publication is scheduled for 2021; Thao Le at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency brokered the two-book deal.

Wiches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart (HarperTeen)
Alice Jerman at HarperTeen has acquired Ciannon Smart's YA debut, Witches Steeped in Gold, and a sequel, at auction. A Caribbean-inspired fantasy, the novel follows two witches from enemy castes—one seeking power, and one seeking revenge—who will stop at nothing to overthrow the Witch Queen, even if it means forming an alliance with each other and unleashing chaos on their island nation. Publication is slated for winter 2021; Taylor Haggerty at Root Literary negotiated the two-book deal for North American rights. 

Nemesis and the Swan by Lindsay Bandy (Blackstone)
Rick Bleiweiss at Blackstone has bought Nemesis and the Swan, a debut historical YA by Lindsay Bandy. The novel is set during the turbulent days of the French Revolution, when a disenchanted aristocrat, fleeing her family's past demons, attempts to navigate a Paris in upheaval while trying to reconnect with the young apprentice she fell in love with, only to face dangerous consequences that may lead her to the guillotine. The book will be published in 2021; Cate Hart at Corvisiero Literary Agency handled the deal for world rights.

The Salt Is Sea and So Am I by Cassandra Hartt (Roaring Brook Press)
Cassandra Hartt's debut THE SEA IS SALT AND SO AM I, pitched as I'LL GIVE YOU THE SUN meets Dawson's Creek, in this multi-POV story that follows three teens in the aftermath of a suicide attempt that shatters the delicate balance that has always existed between them, to Kate Meltzer at Roaring Brook Press, for publication in winter 2021.

Untitled by Tammi Lawson and Marilyn Nelson (Macmillan/Ottaviano)
Christy Ottaviano at Macmillan/Ottaviano has acquired world rights to a YA biography in verse of sculptor Augusta Savage by award-winning poet Marilyn Nelson (l.) and Tammi Lawson, curator of the Arts and Artifacts Division at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The book, set for 2021, will include archival materials and chronicle Savage's life and legacy as one of the most important artists and leaders of the Harlem Renaissance; Regina Brooks at Serendipity Literary Agency negotiated the deal.

Second Coming by Andre-Naquiane Wheeler (Levine Querido)
Meghan Maria McCullough and Arthur Levine at Levine Querido have bought two YA novels by debut author André-Naquian Wheeler. Set in the near future, Second Coming follows Ebb, a teen with a traumatic romantic past; that is, until he meets Manny, an immigrant from Nicaragua who loves him openly⁠—and might also be the son of God. The second book, Like and Subscribe, is a contemporary novel about Hunter, a queer black boy struggling to manage his anxiety, fame, and love life in the face of viral stardom. Publication will begin in 2021; the author represented himself in the deal for world rights. 

The Ones We're Meant to Find by Joan He (Roaring Brook Press)
Jennifer Besser at Roaring Brook, Macmillan has won at auction North American rights to Joan He's YA novel, The Ones We're Meant to Find. Pitched as We Were Liars meets Black Mirror, the story follows two sisters, one living on a deserted island with little memory of who she was, the other fighting to save an Earth decimated by natural disasters, while believing her sister to be dead. John Cusick at Folio Jr./Folio Literary Management did the two book deal.

That Way Madness Lies by Various YA Authors (Flatrion Books)
Dahlia Adler (ed.)'s THAT WAY MADNESS LIES, a collection of William Shakespeare's most celebrated works reimagined by authors Lily Anderson, Brittany Cavallaro, Patrice Caldwell, Amy Rose Capetta, Austin Chant, Cori McCarthy, Joy McCullough, Anna-Marie McLemore, Tochi Onyebuchi, Emily X. R. Pan, Austin Siegemund-Broka, Lindsay Smith, Kiersten White, Emily Wibberley, Ibi Ziboi, and Samantha Mabry, to Sarah Barley at Flatiron Books, by Victoria Marini at Irene Goodman Agency in association with DongWon Song at Howard Morhaim Literary Agency (world).

Re: Constitutions by Beka Feathers and Kasia Babis (First Second)
Mark Siegel at First Second has acquired world rights to Re: Constitutions, a nonfiction YA graphic novel written by Beka Feathers (l.) with art by Kasia Babis that covers everything about constitutions, from how they work and why they are made to the way they've shaped our world throughout history. Publication is scheduled for 2021; both the author and the illustrator were unagented.

Win! by Cynthia Yuan Cheng (First Second)
First Second has bought world rights to Win!, debut author Cynthia Yuan Cheng's YA graphic memoir about a shy and geeky Taiwanese-American teenage girl who joins her high school's boys' football team. Publication is scheduled for 2021.

Beyond the Mapped 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.

Eyes of the Forest by April Henry (Macmillan/Ottaviano)
A mystery with a triple twist pitched as Games of Thrones meets Misery, scheduled for 2021.

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.

It's Not Me, It's You by Julie Halpern and Len Vhalos (Fiewel and Friends)
Feiwel and Friends has bought an untitled YA novel co-written by Julie Halpern and Len Vlahos, told from two points of view about a breakup, breakdown, and breakthrough to moving on.

Tabby Charon by Amy Kim Kimbuishi (Scholastic)
A YA graphic novel series by Amy Kim Kibuishi. They recount the story of Tabby Charon, who, after her father dies, travels to a distant world of magic and beauty where she meets a handsome boy and learns of her destiny.

Ghost Notes by Antoine Revoy (First Second)
Mark Siegel at First Second has acquired world rights to Ghost Notes, a YA graphic novel by Antoine Revoy about three ghosts stuck in limbo who have to tell each other spooky stories so that one of them can move on to the afterworld. Publication is scheduled for 2021; the author was unagented.

Girls At the Edge of the World by Laura Brooke Robson (Kathy Dawson Books) 
Stanford senior Laura Brooke Robson's debut stand-alone apocalyptic fantasy told in alternating POVs about the leader of a band of female elite royal aerialists whose plan for survival depends on marrying the prince—until she meets the alluring new recruit who secretly plans to kill him, to Kathy Dawson at Kathy Dawson Books, in a good deal, at auction, in a two book deal.

Skyward #3 by Brandon Sanderson (Delacorte) 
"Stormlight Four taking all of my 2019 will likely mean that Skyward Three won’t be written until 2020, for a spring 2021 release. (At least, that would be my best guess at this point.) So you’ll have a larger-than-usual wait between Books Two and Three, unless something happens to let me squeeze Book Three in early." 

Untitled by Margot Woods (Abrams)
"One of my life goals was to one day update my Twitter bio to say that I'm an author.

Today is that day.

I'm very casually stoked to announce that I sold my very first novel at auction!!!!!!!

It'll go on sale in 2021....so until then, join me for this wild ride."


The Queen's Council #2 by Emma Theriault (Disney Hyperion) - suspect this title will not release since Livia Blackburne has now been drafted in to write this book. 

Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed by Various YA Authors (Publisher TBA)
A collection of essays and poems subverting different myths and stereotypes about the Latinx community.

The Black Volume of the Dead by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu (Saga Press)

If We Were Us by K.L. Walther (Sourcebooks Fire)

Radha's Recipe for Bollywood Beats by Nisha Sharma (Publisher TBA)

The Bone Season #3 by Samantha Shannon (Bloomsbury) - technically an adult title.

The Perfect Escape #2 by Suzanne Park (Sourcebooks Fire) 

The Dark Tide #2 by Alicia Jasinska (Sourcebooks Fire) 

Little Creeping Things #2 by Chelsea Ichaso (Sourcebooks Fire)

Hollow Crown #2 by Zoraida Cordova (Disney Hyperion)

Namesake by Adrienne Young (Wednesday Books) 

Loveboat Taipei #2 by Abigail Hing Wen (HarperTeen)

The Prison Healer #2 by Lynette Noni (HMH)

House of Dragons #2 by Jessica Cluess (Random House) 

This Is Not the Jess Show #2 by Anna Carey (Quirk Books) 

A Court of Miracles #2 by Kester Grant (Knopf) 

Untitled by Laura Taylor Namey (Anthenum)

Crownchasers #2 by Rebecca Coffindaffer (HarperTeen) 

Untitled by Lilliam Rivera (Bloomsbury YA)

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

Kingdom of Cards #2 by Janelle Angeles (Wednesday Books)

Kingdom of the Wicked #2 by Kerri Maniscalco (Jimmy Paterson)

Muse #2 by Brittany Cavallaro (Katherine Tegan Books)

Rebelwing #2 by Andrea Tang (Razorbill)

Untitled by Natasha Preston (Delacorte)

Inheritance Games #2 by Jennifer Lynn Barnes  (Freeform)

Smash It #2 by Franscina Simone (Inkyard Press) 

Hush #2 by Dylan Farrow (Wednesday Books) 

Blood Heir #3 by Amelie Wen Zhao (Delacorte)

Serpent & Dove #3 by Shelby Mahurin (HarperTeen)

Camelot Rising #3 by Kiersten White (Delacorte)

Crown of Feathers #3 by Nicki Pau Preto (Simon Pulse)

My Contrary Mary by Jodi Meadows, Cynthia Hand and Brodi Ashton (HarperTeen)

The Wrath of Ambar #2 by Tanaz Bhathena (FSG) 

The Aurelian Cycle #3 by Rosaria Munda (Putnam)   

Night Spinner #2 by Addie Thorley (Page Street Kids) 

Untitled by Various YA Authors (Publisher TBA

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