Undated 2023 New Releases


















Salt the Water by Candice Iloh (Dutton)
Andrew Karre at Dutton has acquired Salt the Water by National Book Award finalist and Printz Honoree Candice Iloh (Every Body Looking). In this YA novel-in-verse, a free-spirited genderfluid teen drops out of 12th grade after a confrontation with a teacher. But when a family crisis forces them to take on adult responsibilities, their dreams of living life off the grid with their friends crash into the harsh realities of a world full of roadblocks. Publication is planned for 2023; Patricia Nelson at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world English rights.

The Inevitability of Home by Ciera Burch (FSG)
Elizabeth Lee at FSG has bought, in a six-figure preempt, The Inevitability of Home by Ciera Burch. Pitched for fans of Nina LaCour and Jesmyn Ward, this debut YA contemporary novel follows a Black girl who is forced to meet her estranged dying grandmother one sweltering summer. Meanwhile, she grapples with ancestral ghosts, a girl who wants to be more than friends, and a trove of secrets. Publication is slated for winter 2023; Patrice Caldwell at New Leaf Literary & Media negotiated the two-book deal for world English rights.


Untitled by Deborah Heiligman (Godwin Books)
Laura Godwin at Godwin Books has bought two YA nonfiction books on political activist Emma Goldman and Anne Frank's sisters by Deborah Heiligman, the National Book Award finalist and Printz Honor author of Torpedoed, Vincent and Theo, and Charles and Emma. Publication is scheduled for winter 2023 and spring 2025 respectively; Susan Ginsburg at Writers House handled the deal for North American rights.


We Are Mayhem by Beck Rourke-Mooney (Feiwel and Friends)
Kat Brzozowski at Feiwel and Friends has acquired world rights to We Are Mayhem by debut author Beck Rourke-Mooney. Pitched as Glow meets Moxie and set against the very male world of underground indie wrestling, the YA novel follows Birdie as she is befriended by Abigail Rose, who thinks Birdie could be the perfect performer to help her take her family's wrestling promotion in a new, more feminist direction, if only Birdie can get over her desire to blend in. Publication is scheduled for winter 2023; Lauren MacLeod at the Strothman Agency negotiated the deal.


Apocrypha by Anthony Oliveira (HarperTeen) - YA graphic novel.
Stephanie Guerdan at HarperTeen has acquired Anthony Oliveira's graphic novel Apocrypha, pitched as Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Paradise Lost, in which a teen guided by an angel and another possessed by a demon find themselves at the center of a terrible cosmic war—and their own confusing queer awakenings. Publication is planned for winter 2023; Lauren Abramo at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret brokered the deal for world rights.


Under the Same Stars by Libba Bray (FSG)
Elizabeth Lee and Grace Kendall at FSG have bought, in a six-figure deal, Under the Same Stars by Printz Medalist Libba Bray. This YA historical fiction novel follows two unnamed teens murdered under a mystical oak tree during the height of World War II. The branches of their mystery stretch to Cold War Germany and present-day New York City as love, resistance, and justice entangle to reveal shocking truths. Publication is tentatively scheduled for winter 2023; Joanna Volpe at New Leaf Literary & Media negotiated the deal for world English rights.


Carlos Alejos Has to Lose His Chichos by Mathew Rodriguez and Charlot Kristensen (FSG)
Trisha de Guzman at FSG has bought, in an exclusive submission, world rights to cultural critic Mathew Rodriguez's debut YA graphic novel, Carlos Alejos Has to Lose His Chichos, with Charlot Kristensen illustrating, about a queer Puerto Rican teen of size as he grapples with body image, friendship, and his burgeoning sexuality in suburban New Jersey. Publication is slated for winter 2023; Melissa Edwards at Stonesong Literary represented the author, and Thao Le at Sandra Djikstra Literary represented the artist.








The Girl That Time Forgot by Victoria Lee (Delacorte)
Krista Marino at Delacorte Press has acquired The Girl That Time Forgot by Victoria Lee (A Lesson in Vengeance), pitched as a sapphic The Umbrella Academy meets A Thousand Pieces of You, in which a teenage girl, one of five adepts training in a mysterious new magic, discovers that her fellow trainees have recently murdered someone and are planning to kill again unless she can stop them. Publication is slated for spring 2023; Holly Root and Taylor Haggerty at Root Literary negotiated the deal for North American rights.











Paradise Villas by Salman Toor and Alexandra Atiya (Levine Querido) - some interviews suggest that the title will be changed to "The Art Room".
Arthur Levine at Levine Querido has bought Paradise Villas by painter Salman Toor and co-author Alexandra Atiya. The coming-of-age YA graphic novel follows 14-year-old aspiring artist Ozzy and explores issues of queerness and class while bringing Lahore, Pakistan to life. Publication is slated for spring 2023; Anjali Singh at Ayesha Pande Literary negotiated the deal for world rights, excluding India.


The New Friends by Kara Thomas (Delacorte)
Krista Marino at Delacorte has acquired, in an exclusive submission, The New Friends by Kara Thomas (The Cheerleaders and That Weekend), a YA thriller pitched as The Stepford Wives meets Dare Me. When Hadley moves to an idyllic college town, she befriends the popular crowd, but rumors about something terrifying buried in the forest, and a series of strange disappearances, have her questioning whether her new friends are who they say they are. Publication is planned for spring 2023; Suzie Townsend at New Leaf Literary & Media sold world rights; Sarah Landis at Sterling Lord Literistic now represents the author.


When a Brown Girl Flees by Aamna Qureshi (Tu Books) - moved from Spring 2023.
Stacy Whitman at Tu Books has acquired When a Brown Girl Flees by Aamna Qureshi, a YA contemporary novel about Muslim, Pakistani American Zahra Paracha, who makes an impulsive decision to run away from home and move across the country in an attempt to heal, learn to love herself, and renew her faith in family while navigating mental health and religious guilt. Publication is planned for spring 2023; Emily S. Keyes at Fuse Literary brokered the deal for world rights.


Arcadia by Willow Naomi Curry (Levine Querido)
Irene Vázquez and Nick Thomas at Levine Querido have bought Arcadia by debut author Willow Naomi Curry. The YA book is an intergenerational mystery following one family's attempts to uncover the impacts of environmental racism on their historically Black Houston neighborhood. Publication is scheduled for spring 2023; the author represented herself, with support from Kristina Kearns of Fern Agency, in the deal for world rights.

A Thief Like Me by Beverly Patt (Owl Hollow Press) - previously titled Shared Sin.
Hannah Smith at Owl Hollow Press has bought Shared Sin, a dark historical mystery by Beverly Patt (Best Friends Forever: A World War II Scrapbook). When 16-year-old Victoria Robbins feels trapped by her high-society life, her only escapes include visits with her neighbor, Miss Lizzie Borden, reading Sherlock Holmes serials and—when the urge overtakes her—stealing. When Mr. and Mrs. Borden are murdered and Lizzie is accused of committing the crime, Victoria goes to great lengths to solve the mystery and ensure she does not become like Lizzie Borden. Publication is planned for spring 2023; Clelia Gore and Adria Goetz at Martin Literary & Media Management handled the deal for world English rights.

Careful What You Wish For by Sophie Gonzales (Wednesday Books) - some editions dated 2024, release date not clear.
Sylvan Creekmore at Wednesday Books has bought world rights to The One that Got Away and Careful What You Wish For by Sophie Gonzales. In the first book, 18-year-old Maya has vengeance on her mind when she participates in a reality show in which her now-famous ex re-dates all his ex-girlfriends to decide which of them was the one who got away. In the second book, 16-year-old fanfic writer Ivy must turn to her arch-enemy for help when she accidentally manifests one of her favorite TV characters into existence, and ends up falling for the girl she thought she hated. Publication is set for spring 2022 and spring 2023 respectively; Molly Ker Hawn at the Bent Agency brokered the six-figure deal.


The Sapling's Curse by James Persichetti and L. Biehler (HMH)
Lily Kessinger at HMH has acquired, in a preempt, The Sapling's Curse, a YA graphic novel written by debut author James Persichetti and illustrated by L. Biehler. In this inclusive twist on the legend of Arthur, knights Lancelot and Tristan set out on a quest to find the missing magician Merlin, but instead discover an unexpected romance. Publication is set for 2023, with a second book scheduled for 2025. Danielle Burby at Nelson Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world rights.


Everyone's Thinking It by Aleema Omotoni (Balzer + Bray)
Alessandra Balzer at HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray has acquired, at auction, Aleema Omotoni's debut Everyone's Thinking It, a YA novel pitched as a loose reimagining of A Midsummer Night's Dream if Shakespeare grew up watching Mean Girls and Dear White People. At an elite boarding school in the English countryside, Nigerian cousins Iyanu and Kitan are thrown into the middle of a schoolwide conspiracy when everyone's juicy relationship secrets are released, Burn Book style, the week before the annual Valentine's Day Ball. Publication is planned for spring 2023; Claire Friedman at InkWell Management negotiated the two-book deal for North American rights.

No Going Back by Patrick Flores-Scott (Little, Brown/Ottaviano)
Christy Ottaviano at Little, Brown/Ottaviano has bought, in an exclusive submission, North American rights to No Going Back by Patrick Flores-Scott, the author's third YA novel. It’s the Friday after being released from a year of juvenile detention, and biracial Antonio Sullivan is heading home for a fresh start. His parole terms state he can't drink, can't break the law, can't see his father, and he must be on time to meet his parole officer on Monday before school… or else he’s headed back to detention. Antonio has one weekend, one crazy friend, one old flame, and a dad who won't give up. What could go wrong? The book is set for spring 2023; Steven Chudney at the Chudney Agency did the deal.


Last Chance by Ellen Hopkins (Putnam/Nancy Paulsen Books)
Stacey Barney at Putnam/Nancy Paulsen Books has acquired YA novel-in-verse Last Chance by bestselling author Ellen Hopkins. Seventeen-year-old twins separated by child protective services face juvenile detention and daunting odds as they struggle to navigate the foster care system. While Lake is given one last chance at her new home, Storm seems to be out of options. But when Storm takes part in a program that pairs him with a shelter dog also facing one last chance, the bond that develops could unexpectedly lead him and Lake back to one another. Publication is set for spring 2023; Laura Rennert at Andrea Brown Literary Agency did the six-figure deal for North American rights.


Find Him Where You Left Him Dead by Kristen Simmons (Tor Teen)
Ali Fisher at Tor Teen has acquired, in an exclusive submission, in a two-book deal, Kristen Simmons's Find Him Where You Left Him Dead, pitched as Jumanji meets I Know What You Did Last Summer in a Japanese folklore-inspired underworld that follows four estranged friends who are summoned by the ghost of a friend they left for dead. Now the group must return to the deadly game they started, or lose him and their lives forever. Publication is planned for spring 2023; Joanna MacKenzie at Nelson Literary handled the deal for world rights.

I Sold Myself to the Devil for Vinyl... Pitiful I Know by Karianne Giard (Wattpad Books)
Deanna McFadden at Wattpad Books has acquired world rights to I Sold Myself to the Devil for Vinyl... Pitiful I Know by Karianne Giard. This YA romance follows the overthinking Lexi as she tries to unravel the clues behind a mysterious stranger she has become enamored with. It's slated for spring 2023; the author was unagented.


Fishing by Michael Ralph, Nia Palmer and Laura Molnar (Algonquin) - YA graphic novel.
Krestyna Lypen at Algonquin has acquired, in a two-book deal, world rights to two YA graphic novels by Michael Ralph, illustrated by Nia Palmer (c.) and Laura Molnar (r.). Fishing demonstrates how incarcerated people communicate and build networks through the unique form of attachment known as "fishing," and Basketball IQ explores the cerebral, strategic approach to the game that separates the greatest basketball players of all time from their competitors. Publication is set for spring 2023 and fall 2024, respectively; Anna Olswanger at Olswanger Literary represented the author and illustrators.


A Most Valuable Spy by Corey Mead (Knopf) - YA Non-fiction.
Michelle Frey at Knopf has acquired YA narrative nonfiction novel A Most Valuable Spy by Corey Mead, about Marguerite Harrison, a wealthy Baltimore heiress who radically transformed her life when she became a pioneering spy in Russia in the 1920s, and changed the American intelligence community's beliefs about what women could achieve in the field. Publication is scheduled for spring 2023; Wendy Schmalz at Wendy Schmalz Agency brokered the deal for world rights.

Sweet Clarity by Rhiannon Richardson (Simon and Schuster)
Krista Vitola at Simon & Schuster has acquired Sweet Clarity, the latest YA novel by Rhiannon Richardson. After being caught kissing a girl at her Christian summer camp, Clarity must face her newly discovered sexual identity and what it means for her relationships with friends, family, faith, and the girl who may be her first love. Publication is scheduled for spring 2023; John Cusick at Folio Jr./Folio Literary Management brokered the deal for world rights.


A Catalog of Burnt Objects by Shana Youngdahl (Dial)
Jessica Garrison at Dial has bought world English rights to A Catalog of Burnt Objects by Shana Youngdahl (As Many Nows As I Can Get). The YA novel follows Caprice, a teenage girl who aches to escape her tiny Northern California town, where her addict brother's legacy looms large. When a catastrophic fire tears through her community—and her home—she's forced to rethink everything in this story about loss and hope. Publication is scheduled for spring 2023; Elizabeth Bewley at Sterling Lord Literistic handled the deal.

Heart-Shaped Lies by Elizabeth Agyemang (Delacorte)
Krista Marino at Delacorte has acquired, in an exclusive submission, Heart-Shaped Lies by Elizabeth Agyemang. The YA debut, a thriller pitched as "The Boy Is Mine" meets John Tucker Must Die, follows three feuding exes of a social media prank star who must work together to solve his disappearance after his deactivated account claims that one of them murdered him. Publication is slated for spring 2023; Suzie Townsend at New Leaf Literary brokered the deal for world English rights.


The Infinity Courts #3 by Akemi Dawn Bowman (Simon and Schuster)
"Author of the forthcoming THE INFINITY COURTS Akemi Dawn Bowman's third and final book in the series, which follows a teen girl who wakes up in an afterlife called Infinity, only to discover it's been taken over by an artificial intelligence posing as a queen, to Jennifer Ung at Simon & Schuster Children's, with Alyza Liu editing, for publication in spring 2023, by Penny Moore at Aevitas Creative Management (NA)."


Red as Blood by Sorboni Banerjee and Dominique Richardson (Wise Wolf) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Jake Bray at Wise Wolf has bought, in a four-book deal, Red as Blood by Sorboni Banerjee and Dominique Richardson. Pitched as Riverdale meets fairy tale, the YA mystery follows a biracial Snow White and an Indian-American Little Mermaid as they investigate the disappearance of their best friend, with her chopped-off golden braid and cryptic letters the only clues, and Snow White's Prince Charming the prime suspect. Publication is planned for spring 2023; Tamar Rydzinski at Context Literary Agency did the four-book deal for North American rights.

Sincerley, Medusa by Olivia Cole (Labyrinth Road) - suspect that this is a duplicate Goodreads entry for Dear Medusa, publishing in March 2023, and will be deleted with time.

Untitled by Kalynn Bayron (Bloomsbury)

Untitled by Louisa Onomé (Fiewel and Friends)








A Coffeeshop in an Alternate Universe by C.B. Lee (Feiwel and Friends)
Holly West at Feiwel and Friends has bought contemporary YA fantasy A Coffeeshop in an Alternate Universe by Sidekick Squad series author C.B. Lee. When two polar opposite girls hit it off at a coffeeshop, little do they know that what should be a meet cute is actually the symptom of an impending catastrophic collision of multiverses, and their romance plunges them into a race against time to prevent the collapse of their worlds. The book is set for spring/summer 2023; Thao Le brokered the deal for North American rights.








The Terrifying Tales of Vivian Vance by Joshua Ulrich (Razorbill) - YA Graphic Novel.
Ruta Rimas at Razorbill has bought The Terrifying Tales of Vivian Vance, a YA graphic novel by Joshua Ulrich, described as Chilling Adventures of Sabrina meets Veronica Mars by way of Lovecraft. While on a case for a classmate, teen detective Vivian Vance stumbles on a dark secret about her town's history and finds herself face-to-face with horrifying monsters—so she must team up with her new (and only) friends to defeat the monsters and keep the townspeople safe. Publication is set for summer 2023; Jennifer Azantian at Azantian Literary handled the deal for world rights.











If You're Not the One by Farah Naz Rishi (Quill Tree Books)
Alexandra Cooper at Quill Tree has bought world English rights to the YA rom-com If You're Not the One and an untitled YA novel by Farah Naz Rishi (It All Comes Back to You). The book follows Anisa, an overachiever with the "perfect" life—and perfect soon-to-be-fiancé —until a string of bad news forces her to enlist the irksome classmate who sees through her facade as her love coach. Publication is slated for summer 2023; Hannah Bowman at Liza Dawson Associates represented the author.

Night Swimming by Rachel Ekstrom Courage (Delacorte)
Hannah Hill at Delacorte has bought Night Swimming by Rachel Ekstrom Courage, in her YA debut. Pitched as They Wish They Were Us meets The Wicked Deep with a mythical twist, this darkly feminist YA thriller debut follows Lucia, who falls in with a group of glamorous new friends while spending the summer on Nantucket. But as Lucia becomes part of their shimmering world, breaking hearts and wreaking havoc on the elite island community, she realizes her new friends have a shockingly violent secret. Publication is set for summer 2023; Andrea Somberg at Harvey Klinger Literary Agency did the deal for world English rights.

Epicenter by Mahogany L. Browne (Crown)
Phoebe Yeh at Crown has acquired Epicenter by inaugural Lincoln Center poet-in-residence Mahogany L. Browne. The YA novel is a collection of interconnected stories about teens in Brooklyn growing up and finding strength, community, and love amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Publication is scheduled for summer 2023; Charlotte Sheedy at Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world rights.

Untitled by Yoon Ha Lee (Delacorte)
Hannah Hill at Delacorte has acquired, in a preempt, Lancers, the debut YA trilogy by author Yoon Ha Lee (Dragon Pearl). This adrenaline-fueled sci-fi adventure follows Hwa Young, a teen training to become an Imperial lancer pilot after her rebel moon home is literally ripped apart. But when she uncovers a terrible secret that the Empire has been hiding from its citizens, she must return to her rebel roots to save her world. Book one is planned for summer 2023; Seth Fishman at the Gernert Company did the deal for North American rights.


Golden State by Isabel Quintero (Kokila)
Namrata Tripathi at Kokila has acquired, in a six-figure preempt, Golden State by William C. Morris Award-winning author Isabel Quintero (Gabi, a Girl in Pieces; My Papi Has a Motorcycle). The YA novel follows 18-year-old Maricela, who, after finding out her father has another family he's been keeping secret from her, embarks on a road trip through California to meet her half-brother for the first time. Publication is scheduled for summer 2023; Peter Steinberg, in his first sale at Fletcher & Company, brokered the deal for world rights.


Manifest Atlas by Samuel Miller (Katherine Tegan Books)
Ben Rosenthal at HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books has bought, in an exclusive submission, Manifest Atlas by Samuel Miller, a YA thriller set in a forgotten town in the Ozarks, which follows an unlikely group of teenagers who discover a dead body while playing an app-based adventure game. Through the game, they uncover the dark underbelly of their community, and must rely on each other to survive as the murder throws their town into chaos. Publication is slated for summer 2023; Joanna Volpe at New Leaf Literary & Media handled the two-book deal for North American rights.

What Comes After by Abby Elenko (Knopf/Wendy Lamb Books)
Dana Carey at Knopf/Wendy Lamb Books has acquired world rights to debut author Abby Elenko's YA novel What Comes After. The story follows 17-year-old Nora Radford in two timelines, before and after her best friend Julia dies. But what does it mean when your best friend dies and your first reaction is relief? Publication is scheduled for summer 2023; Ali Herring at Spencerhill Associates handled the deal for world rights.

Not Your Average Jo by Grace Shim (Kokila) - details not yet updated on Goodreads.
Penguin Teen: 
"NOT YOUR AVERAGE JO is about Riley Jo, a Korean American teen who is navigating the world of the LA music scene, while at music school Carlmont Academy. Documented by a classmate, Riley struggles against prejudice, stolen songs & finding her voice."

Divining the Leaves by Shveta Thakrar (HarperTeen) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Stephanie Stein at HarperTeen has acquired, in an exclusive submission, Divining the Leaves by Shveta Thakrar (Star Daughter). In this contemporary YA fantasy inspired by Hindu mythology, two teens find an escape from the troubles of their mortal lives in the magical woodland realm of the nature spirits known as yakshas—but straying too deep into the forest is always more dangerous than it seems. Publication is slated for summer 2023; Beth Phelan at Gallt & Zacker Literary did the two-book deal for world English rights.

Unitled by Kelly Creagh (Penguin Teen) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Penguin Teen on twitter:
"A hauntingly romantic paranormal Jane Eyre reimagining from Kelly Creagh - yes please! Right now please!"

Untitled by Kelis Rowe (Crown)











The Bad Ones by Melissa Albert (Flatiron Books)
Sarah Barley at Flatiron has acquired, in an exclusive submission, The Bad Ones by Melissa Albert (The Hazel Wood; Our Crooked Hearts). This YA contemporary fantasy centers on a suburb where four seemingly unconnected people go missing in a single night. When the best friend of one of the lost attempts to untangle the truth about the disappearances, she uncovers her hometown's elusive shadow history, including a piece of local lore about a goddess folk figure who played an eerie role in her own childhood games. Publication is tentatively set for late 2023; Faye Bender at the Book Group did the deal for North American rights.
















Together We Rot by Skyla Arndt
(Viking)

Maggie Rosenthal at Viking has acquired Together We Rot by debut author Skyla Arndt, a YA horror novel pitched as Hereditary meets Winterwood about two former best friends—tough-as-nails Wil and shy, sheltered Elwood—who must confront an ancient evil living in the forest before it's too late. Publication is scheduled for fall 2023; Claire Friedman at InkWell Management negotiated the deal for U.S. and Canadian rights.














The Book of Fades by Rachel Moore (Katherine Tegan Books)
Sara Schonfeld at HarperCollins/Tegen has bought Rachel Moore's debut novel The Book of Fades, a paranormal romcom pitched as Undead Girl Gang meets Ninth House, which follows Este on a quest to connect to her late father through a mysterious book, leading her to an equally mysterious boy—who is definitely cute, is probably a ghost, and just might be behind a string of disappearances at her school. Publication is planned for fall 2023; Claire Friedman at InkWell Management did the two-book deal for world English rights.













The Rosewood Hunt by Mackenzie Reed (HarperTeen)
Tara Weikum at HarperTeen has bought debut author Mackenzie Reed's The Rosewood Hunt, about a girl who must team up with three other unlikely teens to track down her grandmother's missing fortune and secure her future using only cryptic clues, pieces of the town map, and an heirloom necklace, before the people who have been tracking her every move get to the money—or to her—first. Publication is planned for fall 2023; Amy Elizabeth Bishop at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret brokered the six-figure, two-book deal for world English rights.













Blades of Furry by Deya Muniz and Emily Erdos (Little, Brown)
Andrea Colvin at Little, Brown has acquired Deya Muniz (l.) and Emily Erdos's YA graphic novel Blades of Furry, based on their webcomic of the same name, in which Emile, a promising rookie in the high-stakes world of battle ice skating, learns the deepest secret of reigning champion Radu's and must decide whether to use it to take his rival down, while getting closer and closer to him. Publication is scheduled for fall 2023; Britt Siess at Britt Siess Creative Management brokered the deal for world rights.







How to Find a Missing Girl by Victoria Wlosok (Little, Brown)
Alexandra Hightower at Little, Brown has acquired, in an exclusive submission, How to Find a Missing Girl by debut author Victoria Wlosok. In this YA thriller, 17-year-old amateur sleuth Iris and her sapphic detective agency decide to investigate when Iris's ex-girlfriend—notorious for creating a polarizing true-crime podcast about Iris's missing sister—disappears too. Publication is planned for fall 2023; Jessica Errera at Jane Rotrosen Agency sold world rights.














The Sunbearer Duology #2 by Aiden Thomas (Fiewel and Friends)
Desciption not yet released.





















Here Lies Olive by Kate Anderson (Flux)
Growing up in the dark tourism capital of the US, sixteen-year-old Olive should be comfortable with death. But ever since an allergic reaction almost sent her to the wrong side of the grass, she’s been terrified that there is no afterlife. And after the death of her surrogate grandmother, Olive keeps everyone at arm’s length because if there’s Nothing after we die, relationships and love can only end in sorrow.

When she summons spirit to answer her questions about death, Olive meets Jay, a hitchhiking ghost trapped in the woods behind the poorhouse where he died. In exchange for Olive’s help finding his unmarked grave, Jay agrees to come back from the other side and leave a sign of what comes next.

Meanwhile, someone--or something--is targeting Olive’s classmates, and the longer Jay is around, the more serious the attacks become. Olive and her maybe-nemesis, maybe-crush Maren must team up to free Jay’s spirit before he becomes a shade--a malevolent spirit unable to move on--and the attacks turn deadly. But in doing so, Olive must face her fear of death and risk losing another person she loves to the Nothing.


A Grim and Sunken Vow by Ashley Shuttleworth (Margaret K. McElderry Books) - moved from 2022.
The third instalment in THE HOLLOW STAR SAGA.

A heartless assassin...
A stoic general of war...
A scheming king...
A prince caught between hope and ruin...

A legend reborn.

After the events of the Summer Solstice, and horrific loss and devastating truths brought to light, Arlo, Vehan, Aurelian, Nausicaa, and Celadon's lives are irrevocably changed.

Caught in the cruel clutches of their new High Queen, the entirety of the Eight Great Courts now under her control, it might not be the best of who Arlo and her friends are that will help them survive a world of Riadne's devising; it might be that, in order to prevent the resurrection of alchemy's most terrible power, they'll have to play Riadne's game on her level...

...and become the very worst of who each of them have the potential to be.

Hero, or villain?
Which will they choose--and what will be the cost.

Arya Khanna's Bollywood Moment by Arushi Avachat (Wednesday Books)
Arya Khanna’s life gets a Bollywood spin when her older sister gets engaged.

Shaadi preparations are in full swing, which means lehenga shopping, taste testing, dance rehearsals, and best of all, that Alina is home. For the first time in three years, the Khannas are together again, and Arya is determined to keep the peace. She stifles the lingering resentment she still feels towards Alina, plays mediator during bitter mother-daughter fights, and welcomes Nikhil into the family with open arms.

Outside of shaadi planning, Arya’s senior year dreams are unraveling. In between class and her part-time gig as a bookshop assistant, Arya struggles to navigate the aftermath of a bad breakup between her two best friends and a tense partnership (turned friendship turned romance) with former rival, student body president Dean Merriweather.

Arya’s always considered herself a problem solver—the past three years have made her an expert in confronting adversity. But shaadi season teaches Arya new realities: Mamma’s sadness isn’t mendable, some friendships are meant to end, and life doesn’t always work out like the Bollywood movies Arya loves so dearly.


Outcasts by Claire McFall (Walker Books US) - originally published in the UK.
Tristan and Dylan have escaped death and conquered destiny. Nothing is stopping them from being together.

But every action has a consequence, and their exile to the real world has caused an imbalance in the afterlife. It's owed two souls – and it wants them back.

When the world of the dead claims Dylan's parents to restore the balance, Dylan and Tristan are offered a terrible bargain: stay together and condemn innocent souls to death, or return to the wasteland to take their place and be separated. Forever.

Are they willing to make the ultimate sacrifice?

The stunning final instalment of Dylan and Tristan's epic love story, Outcasts is the much-anticipated follow-up to the award-winning Ferryman, and heart-pounding sequel Trespassers.

With more than two million copies sold worldwide, Ferryman is a cult sensation in China, staying in the top 10 bestseller chart for three years before securing a Hollywood movie deal in early 2018.

Call Him by Name by Hannah V. Sawyerr (Abrams)
Sixteen-year-old Amina Conteh has always believed in using her tongue as her weapon—even when it gets her into trouble. Her father believes silence is safety, but Amina is her mother’s daughter. Her voice is her weapon, words her shield. The very tongue she used to fight goes silent the night Amina is sexually assaulted by her pastor, a popular community figure. For the first time, she finally understands her father’s silence. Amina has to find her voice again, confronting her abuser in the courtroom and her heart—and call him by name.

Told through court transcripts, journal entries, and poetry, CALL HIM BY NAME centers the many different avenues to healing, strength of self, and leaning on those you love. The novel will appeal to fans of Joy McCullough's BLOOD WATER PAINT and Elizabeth Acevedo's THE POET X and has tonal similarities to HBO's I MAY DESTROY YOU.

The Vanishing Station by Andrea Ellickson (Abrams)
Maggie Lehrman at Abrams has acquired, at auction, Andrea Ellickson's debut YA novel The Vanishing Station. Ruby Santos just graduated from high school, but unlike her classmates who are backpacking or off to college, finances keep her anchored to San Francisco. But soon she's forced to navigate a magic underground train system, keep her father alive, and save her late mother’s home, all while falling for the heir of a dangerous crime family. Publication is scheduled for fall 2023; Kerry Sparks and Rebecca Rodd at Levine Greenberg Rostan negotiated the two-book deal for world rights.

People to Follow by Olivia Worley (Wednesday Books)
Sarah Grill at Wednesday Books has bought People to Follow by Olivia Worley in an exclusive submission, for six figures. Pitched as And Then There Were None meets Hype House, this twisty YA debut is about 10 teen influencers, brought to a remote Caribbean island for what they think is a new reality show about detaching from their phones and living IRL. But when one of them winds up dead, they realize someone has discovered the secrets they've been hiding—and the price of being "canceled" will be their lives. Publication is set for fall 2023; Claire Friedman at Inkwell Management did the two-book deal for world English rights.

The Last Bloodcarver by Vanessa Le
(Roaring Brook Press)

Emilia Sowersby and Emily Feinberg at Roaring Brook have acquired The Last Bloodcarver, a YA fantasy debut by Vanessa Le in which a young woman hiding in the fringes of society must use her forbidden healing ability to cure the only witness to a murder. Publication is planned for fall 2023; Ramona Pina at BookEnds Literary Agency handled the two-book deal for world rights.

Songs of Irie by Asha Bromfield (Wednesday Books) - moved from Spring 2023.
Sara Goodman at Wednesday Books has acquired Songs of Irie, a YA novel by actor Asha Bromfield, who currently stars on the TV show Riverdale. Set in ’70s Jamaica in the midst of devastating political turmoil, two girls must navigate their opposing upbringings as they fall in love and choose between the futures decided for them and the futures they desire. Publication is tentatively slated for spring 2023; Emily van Beek at Folio Jr./Folio Literary Management negotiated the deal for North American rights.
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A Prayer for Vengeance by Leanne Schwartz
(Page Street)
Tamara Grasty at Page Street Kids has bought debut author Leanne Schwartz's A Prayer for Vengeance, a YA fantasy pitched as Strange the Dreamer meets Girl, Serpent, Thorn. After centuries trapped as a statue, plus-size Gia wants revenge, but if she's going to kill the immortal man who doomed her and usurped her sister, she needs to get her hands—and likely her blade—on the handsome autistic poet whose prayers woke her. Publication is slated for fall 2023; Lee O'Brien at Irene Goodman Literary Agency brokered the deal for world rights.

If You’ll Have Me by Eunnie (Viking) - moved from Spring 2023.
Dana Leydig at Viking has bought in a six-figure, five-house auction, If You’ll Have Me, a YA Sapphic rom-com graphic novel by author-illustrator Eunnie. College freshman, introvert, and self-proclaimed people-pleaser Momo Gardner isn't looking for love. That is until she falls for PG, the girl with a reputation for breaking hearts, and a whirlwind romance ensues, causing both to reckon with deep-seated insecurities for a chance at true love. Publication is slated for spring 2023; Thao Le at Sandra Dijkstra Literary did the two-book deal for world rights.

The Reunion by Kit Frick (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
Nicole Fiorica at McElderry Books has acquired, in an exclusive submission, The Reunion by Kit Frick (I Killed Zoe Spanos; Very Bad People). Pitched in the vein of The White Lotus and set at a luxurious Caribbean resort, the YA mystery follows four teens on a family vacation, where too much enforced fun dredges up long-held grudges and dangerous secrets—and before the week is over, one member of the reunion party will be dead. Publication is tentatively set for fall 2023; Erin Harris at Folio Literary Management brokered the deal for world English rights.

Hearts of Gold by Kylie Schachte (Little, Brown)

Samantha Gentry at Little, Brown has bought Hearts of Gold by Kylie Schachte (You're Next), a YA action-adventure pitched as Our Flag Means Death meets modern-day Indiana Jones, with a sapphic hate-to-love romance, in which the daughter of a famous archeologist must team up with her arch-nemesis to uncover the truth about a legendary gang of queer pirates—and find their long-lost treasure. Publication is set for fall 2023; Margaret Sutherland Brown at Folio Literary did the deal. Schachte is now represented by Lauren Spieller at Triada US.

Malicia by Steven dos Santos (Page Street)
Tamara Grasty at Page Street Kids has acquired world rights to Malicia, a YA horror novel by Steven dos Santos. Pitched as One of Us Is Lying meets It, and set in a diabolical Dominican thriller theme park, four stranded teens navigating friendship and queer love must survive their own secrets and the terrors at the haunted site of one of the grisliest mass murders in history. Publication is scheduled for fall 2023; Lynnette Novak at the Seymour Agency brokered the deal.

No One Left but You by Tash McAdam (Soho Teen)
Alexa Wejko at Soho Teen has acquired Tash McAdam's YA thriller No One Left but You. Ever since his summer romance turned into his bully, newly out trans guy Max is having a hard time at school—until he catches the eye of the new It girl, Gloss, and loses himself in an all-consuming relationship. When his bully is murdered and Gloss takes the blame, Max has to figure out who's lying, and who to trust. Publication is planned for fall 2023; Stacey Kondla negotiated the deal for world English rights.

Rez Ball by Byron Graves (Heartdrum)
Rosemary Brosnan and Cynthia Leitich Smith at HarperCollins / Heartdrum have bought Rez Ball by Byron Graves (Ojibwe), in an exclusive submission. This YA debut tells the story of an Ojibwe basketball player who must navigate social landmines and manage the heavy weight of community expectations, all while grieving the loss of his big brother. Publication is scheduled for fall 2023; Terrie Wolf at AKA Literary Management brokered the deal.


Sleepless in Dubai by Sajni Patel (Amulet)
Anne Heltzel at Amulet has acquired Sajni Patel's new YA rom-com, Sleepless in Dubai. The story follows two feuding neighbors and ex-best friends who are forced to make nice on a family trip to Dubai during the five days of Diwali, only to discover that their complicated feelings run much deeper than friendship. Publication is scheduled for fall 2023; Katelyn Detweiler at Jill Grinberg Literary Management negotiated the deal for world English rights.

Thin Air by Kellie M. Parker (Razorbill) - moved from Summer 2023.
Julie Rosenberg at Razorbill has acquired world rights to Thin Air, Kellie M. Parker's debut YA novel. For fans of One of Us Is Lying and All Your Twisted Secrets, this thriller set on an eight-hour luxury flight to Paris features 16 high school students competing for a prestigious scholarship—one someone is willing to kill to win. Publication is planned for summer 2023; Ali Herring at Spencerhill Associates brokered the deal for world rights.

Secrets Never Die by Vincent Ralph (Wednesday Books)
Eileen Rothschild at Wednesday Books has bought, at auction, North American rights to Secrets Never Die by Vincent Ralph (14 Ways to Die; Lock the Doors) pitched as R.L. Stine meets I Know What You Did Last Summer, featuring a group of friends that every year hold funerals for their secrets in the Dark Place. But this year, their secrets are coming back from the dead. Publication is planned for fall 2023; Pete Knapp at Park and Fine Literary and Media did the deal on behalf of Claire Wilson at RCW Literary.

Castle of the Cursed by Romina Garber (Wednesday Books)
Eileen Rothschild at Wednesday Books has acquired Romina Garber's YA fantasy Castle of the Cursed, in an exclusive submission. Veronica Mars meets Mexican Gothic in this story about a teen who is the sole survivor of a mysterious attack that claims the lives of her parents and is determined to use the skills she learned from her father to seek the killer. Her investigation leads her to her family's ancestral Gothic castle in Spain, where she unearths long-buried family secrets and a lineup of suspects, including an undead boy only she can see. Publication is planned for fall 2023; Laura Rennert at Andrea Brown Literary Agency did the deal for North American rights.

The Queer Girl Is Going to Be Okay by Dale Walls (Levine Querido)
Meghan Maria McCullough at Levine Querido has bought The Queer Girl Is Going to Be Okay by Dale Walls, a YA novel about a tightknit group of three queer girls navigating love, friendship, and changes during their senior year of high school in Houston. Publication is scheduled for fall 2023; Garrett Alwert at Emerald City Literary Agency did the deal for world rights.

Damned If You Do by Alex Brown (Page Street)
Lauren Knowles at Page Street has bought Damned If You Do by Alex Brown, pitched as a queer Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a touch of Filipino folklore. The book follows high school stage manager Cordelia Scott as she learns that she may have accidentally sold her soul to a demon, and now she must help him neutralize a demonic rival or risk spending eternity in Hell—all while navigating a disastrous Tech Week, her feelings for her best friend (who might be a monster), and way too many pop quizzes. Publication is slated for fall 2023; Hannah Fergesen at KT Literary handled the deal for world English rights.

Whisper of the Ravens #1 by Malene Sølvsten (Arctis Books USA) - translated from Danish.
Joy Bean at Arctis Books USA has acquired the Whisper of the Ravens YA trilogy by Malene Sølvsten, which follows 17-year-old Anne, who can see events from the past, and glimpses an old bestial murder. The books are at once a fantasy, crime novel, and coming-of-age story with its basis in a universe with Norse mythological roots. The first book will be translated from the Danish by Adrienne Alair and published in fall 2023. Lise Broen Rosenberg Dahm at Gyldendal Group Agency brokered the deal for world English rights.

If You’ll Have Me by Eunnie (Viking) - moved from Spring 2023, YA graphic novel.
Dana Leydig at Viking has bought in a six-figure, five-house auction, If You’ll Have Me, a YA Sapphic rom-com graphic novel by author-illustrator Eunnie. College freshman, introvert, and self-proclaimed people-pleaser Momo Gardner isn't looking for love. That is until she falls for PG, the girl with a reputation for breaking hearts, and a whirlwind romance ensues, causing both to reckon with deep-seated insecurities for a chance at true love. Publication is slated for spring 2023; Thao Le at Sandra Dijkstra Literary did the two-book deal for world rights.

Being Ace by Various YA Authors (Page Street)
Tamara Grasty at Page Street has bought Being Ace, a YA anthology edited by Madeline Dyer, including short stories and poetry in multiple genres from contemporary to fantasy to science fiction that celebrate and explore the sub-identities of the asexual spectrum from a mixture of established and emerging YA writers. Contributors include Akemi Dawn Bowman, Lara Ameen, Rosiee Thor, Moniza Hossain, Linsey Miller, Ayida Shonibar, and Kat Yuen, among others. Publication is set for fall 2023; Erin Clyburn did the deal for world rights while at the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency.

When a Brown Girl Flees by Aamna Qureshi (Tu Books) - moved from Spring 2023.
Stacy Whitman at Tu Books has acquired When a Brown Girl Flees by Aamna Qureshi, a YA contemporary novel about Muslim, Pakistani American Zahra Paracha, who makes an impulsive decision to run away from home and move across the country in an attempt to heal, learn to love herself, and renew her faith in family while navigating mental health and religious guilt. Publication is planned for spring 2023; Emily S. Keyes at Fuse Literary brokered the deal for world rights.

Raeth by Ashley Wilda (Rocky Pond Books)
Lauri Hornik at Rocky Pond Books has acquired Ashley Wilda's debut YA novel, Raeth, a magical realism tale about a teen struggling with heartbreak and depression. When she is sent to a remote mountain retreat to recover, she soon discovers that her surreal surroundings change each time she ventures out, challenging her reality. Publication is scheduled for fall 2023; Liz Nealon at Great Dog Literary sold world rights.

How to Get Over the End of the World by Hal Schrieve (Seven Stories Press)
Dan Simon and Lauren Hooker at Seven Stories Press have bought How to Get Over the End of the World by NBA nominee author Hal Schrieve (Out of Salem), about queer and trans teens in the Pacific Northwest creating community and creating art, finding love, and being rocked by alien visions that offer hope for a sustainable future. Publication is scheduled for fall 2023; Hannah Fergesen at KT Literary brokered the deal for world rights.

Storm of Olympus by Claire Andrews (Little, Brown)
"Claire Andrews' STORM OF OLYMPUS, the final installment in the DAUGHTER OF SPARTA series, an epic fantasy pitched as a reimagining of Greek mythology that follows Daphne as she rises from the ashes of the Trojan war to face an enemy who can defeat even the all-powerful gods of Olympus, to Caitlyn Averett at Little, Brown Children's, for publication in fall 2023, by Amy Elizabeth Bishop at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret (world English)."

Your Lonely Nights Are Over by Adam Sass (Viking)
Kelsey Murphy at Viking has bought North American rights to Adam Sass's YA thriller Your Lonely Nights Are Over, a darkly comedic slasher pitched as Scream meets Clueless in which two gay teen BFFs find their friendship tested when one of them is accused of being the mysterious killer who has been stalking their school's Queer Club. Publication is planned for fall 2023; Eric Smith at P.S. Literary Agency brokered the deal.

Dust by Alison Stine (Wednesday Books)
Alex Brown at Wednesday Books has acquired Philip K. Dick Award-winning author Alison Stine's YA contemporary novel Dust, about a partially deaf girl in a strict, reclusive family who meets someone else in the Deaf community for the first time, finding connection in a land ravaged by climate change. When a second Dust Bowl of apocalyptic proportions approaches, she and the boy who has begun to secretly teach her sign language must convince their skeptical rural community to flee to safety. Publication is planned for fall 2023; Eric Smith at PS Literary handled the deal for world English rights.

Season of the Butterfly by Jennifer D. Lyle (Sourcebooks Fire)
Wendy McClure at Sourcebooks Fire has bought debut author Jennifer D. Lyle's Season of the Butterfly, a near-future YA thriller in which a group of teens band together to survive a climate change-related invasion of terrifying hybrid creatures; and a second untitled novel. Publication is scheduled for fall 2023; Amy Giuffrida at the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency brokered the two-book deal for world English rights.

Nightbreaker by Coco Ma
(Viking) - previously titled Deathlings.

Jenny Bak at Viking has acquired, at auction, world English rights to Deathlings by Coco Ma. The first in an urban fantasy duology pitched as Warcross meets These Violent Delights, the book is set in a near-future New York City where an organization known as The Syndicate protects the city against deadly underground creatures who rule the night, and follows a teenage maverick hell-bent on winning a tournament held by The Syndicate in order to secure her dream job and destroy the monsters that changed everything. Publication is planned for fall 2023 and fall 2024; Holly Root at Root Literary did the two-book deal.

With or Without You by Eric Smith (Inkyard Press)
Claire Stetzer at Inkyard Press has acquired Eric Smith's new YA novel, With or Without You, a rom-com about two teens whose families have orchestrated a feud between their South Philadelphia cheesesteak food trucks in order to drive up business. But when the fake rivalry lands them a gig on reality TV, the teens have to hide their very real romance from the world. Publication is set for fall 2023; Jennifer Azantian at Azantian Literary Agency brokered the deal for world rights.

Bad Like Us by Gabriella Lepore (Inkyard Press)
Connolly Bottum at Inkyard Press has bought This Is Why We Lie author Gabriella Lepore's newest YA mystery, Bad Like Us, following two teens as their classmate is found dead in a coastal cave on spring break, and the only clues are a lost phone and the victim's final words. Publication is scheduled for fall 2023; Whitney Ross at Irene Goodman Agency negotiated the two-book deal for world English rights.

Gita Desai Is Not Here to Shut Up by Sonia Patel (Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Books) - moved from Spring 2023.
Stacey Barney at Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Books has bought world rights to Gita Desai Is Not Here to Shut Up by Sonia Patel (Rani Patel in Full Effect), about a Gujarati Indian American young woman's tumultuous first semester at Stanford, when she finds herself propelled in unexpected ways to discover and overcome shocking childhood betrayal and years of being silenced by her immigrant family in order to find her own truth and voice. Publication is planned for spring 2023; Victoria Wells Arms at Wells Arms Literary/HG Literary handled the deal.


Canceled by Farrah Penn (Viking)
Jenny Bak at Viking has acquired Farrah Penn's Canceled, a contemporary YA novel aimed at fans of Jenny Han and Netflix's Sex Education. When a salacious after-party video puts 18-year-old senior Brynn Whitaker at the center of a school-wide scandal, she finds her reputation—and her dating advice side hustle—on the brink. She's left with two options: take up the fight against sexist double standards, or expose another girl to save her own skin. Publication is slated for fall 2023; Suzie Townsend at New Leaf Literary & Media brokered the two-book deal for world English rights.

The Homecoming War by Addie Woolridge (Underlined)
Wendy Loggia at Underlined has acquired Addie Woolridge's The Homecoming War . When plunging enrollment forces two rival high schools to merge, two class presidents must work together to make rival schools unity. And when it turns out that they don't only not hate each other—but might have crushes on each other—they'll both have to figure out what they each want and where their loyalties lie. Publication is slated for fall 2023; Nalini Akolekar at Spencerhill Associates handled the deal for world rights.

Artifice by Sharon Cameron (Scholastic)
Lisa Sandell at Scholastic has acquired, in an exclusive submission, Artifice by Sharon Cameron (The Light in Hidden Places), set in 1940s Amsterdam about a girl who sells art forgeries to the Nazis in order to fund the rescue of Jewish babies through the Dutch resistance. Publication is scheduled for fall 2023; Kelly Sonnack at Andrea Brown Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world rights.

The Spirit Bares Its Teeth by Andrew Joseph White (Peachtree Teen)
Ashley Hearn at Peachtree Teen has bought two novels by Andrew Joseph White (Hell Followed with Us), both featuring transgender, autistic protagonists. In The Spirit Bares Its Teeth, set in an alternate Victorian England where mediums control the dead, Silas Bell must expose a power-hungry secret society while confined to a cruel finishing school designed to turn him into the perfect wife; and in Compound Fracture, an Appalachian teen survives an attempted murder with the help of an ancestor who died in the West Virginia coal wars, only to get drawn into a struggle between the rural poor and those who exploit them. Publication is set for fall 2023 and 2024; Zabé Ellor at the Jennifer De Chiara Agency sold world rights.


The Summer I Ate the Rich by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite (FSG)
Trisha de Guzman at FSG has acquired, at auction, in a two-book deal, world English rights to The Summer I Ate the Rich by Maika Moulite (l.) and Maritza Moulite, a contemporary fantasy YA about a Haitian American teen zombie who uses her skills in the kitchen—and taste for human flesh—to get revenge on the wealthy elite responsible for her family's pain. Publication is slated for fall 2023; JL Stermer at New Leaf Literary brokered the deal.

Virch by Laura Resau (Owl Hollow Press) - moved from Spring 2023.
Hannah Smith at Owl Hollow has bought Laura Resau's (The Queen of Water) new YA science fiction novel, Virch, the story of a teen who infiltrates a virtual reality empire to save her sister, but when she discovers a plot to destroy humanity, she must team up with the founder's enigmatic son even as she questions the very nature of reality. Publication is slated for spring 2023; Erin Murphy at Erin Murphy Literary handled the deal for world English rights.

The Numbers Girl by Cambria Gordon (Scholastic)
Lisa Sandell at Scholastic has bought The Numbers Girl, a YA novel by Cambria Gordon. Based on true events, this is a tale of hidden female brain power during WWII in America, when math geniuses were plucked from high schools and colleges to work in a secret ballistics lab computing firing tables for soldiers overseas. The novel follows Eleanor Schiff from Philadelphia to Muroc Air Force Base to Pearl Harbor and finally, to the skies over Guadalcanal, and asks the question, what happens when ordinary people do extraordinary things? Publication is planned for fall 2023; Steven Chudney at the Chudney Agency negotiated the deal for North American rights.

Death Is My BFF by Katarina E. Tonks (Wattpad Book)
Fiona Simpson at Wattpad Books has bought world rights to three novels in a series by Katarina E. Tonks. Death Is My BFF, Death Is My BFFLAD, and Death Is My Frenemy tell the coming-of-age story of Faith Williams, an ordinary teenage girl who discovers that she is the product of a prophecy, which makes her responsible for protecting the balance of all good and evil on earth. Publication is slated to begin in fall 2023; Elaine Spencer at the Knight Agency negotiated the three-book deal.

A Hundred Vicious Turns by Lee Paige O'Brien (Amulet)
Emily Daluga at Amulet Books has bought literary agent Lee Paige O'Brien's A Hundred Vicious Turns and an untitled sequel in the Broken Tower series, following the nonbinary heir to a powerful magical bloodline with the unsettling ability to find doorways that no one else can see, who finds themself drawn into a dangerous game of cat and mouse at an elite magic university when a malevolent force follows them back through the passages. Publication is planned for fall 2023; Jordan Hamessley at New Leaf Literary and Media brokered the deal for world English rights.

A British Girl's Guide to Hurricaines and Heartbreak by Laura Taylor Namey
(Atheneum)

Alex Borbolla at Atheneum has bought two YA novels from author Laura Taylor Namey. The first is a companion to Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow, following Flora Maxwell from England to Miami after the death of her mother. The second novel, Echo Park, pitched as Clap When You Land meets Gilmore Girls, follows Clary who clashes with lifelong frenemy Emilio as she fights to preserve the unique Cuban history of her community and reconcile a family secret. Publication is set for fall 2023 and fall 2024, respectively; Natascha Morris at the Tobias Literary Agency did the deal for world English rights.

The Voice Upstairs by Laura Weymouth (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
Nicole Fiorica at S&S/McElderry has acquired The Voice Upstairs, a YA historical fantasy by Laura Weymouth (The Light Between Worlds). Pitched as "Downton Abbey with ghosts," in which a young housemaid's supernatural gifts warn her that an opulent manor house is connected to a string of murders, jeopardizing her secret romance with the wealthy family's youngest son. Publication is set for 2023; Lauren Spieller at TriadaUS Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world English rights.

Roses & Violets by Gry Kappel Jensen (Arctis Books USA) - previously published in Denmark.
Joy Bean at Arctis Books USA has acquired the YA Rosenholm trilogy by Gry Kappel Jensen (l.). This dark fantasy series, set in a magical boarding school, follows four girls who become involved in solving an old murder case. The first book, Roses & Violets, will be translated from the Danish by Sharon E. Rhodes and published in fall 2023. Tine Nielsen at Babel-Bridge Literary Agency did the deal for world English rights.

Caught in a Bad Fauxmance by Elle Gonzalez Rose (Joy Revolution)

Bria Ragin, David Yoon, and Nicola Yoon at Joy Revolution have acquired debut author Elle Gonzalez Rose's Caught in a Bad Fauxmance, a queer, Latinx YA rom-com pitched as To All the Boys I've Loved Before meets Schitt's Creek, in which aspiring artist Devin Báez's winter vacation devolves into hijinks after his family's long-time rivals, the affluent Seo-Cookes, challenge them to a bet that could cost the Báezes their beloved lake cabin. But when the enemy's attractive son comes to Devin in desperate need of a fake boyfriend, he reluctantly agrees to set aside loathing for love to take down the Seo-Cookes once and for all. Publication is set for fall 2023; Uwe Stender at Triada US did the deal for world rights.

Sisi Americanah by Jane Igaharo (Feiwel and Friends)
Foyinsi Adegbonmire at Feiwel and Friends has acquired, at auction, Sisi Americanah by Jane Igharo. Pitched for fans of Never Have I Ever, this YA contemporary romance follows a 17-year-old Nigerian immigrant who turns to classic teen movies to get up to speed on American high school life in order to navigate her senior year, only to discover that while her Upstate New York school includes all the same players from the movies she’s watched—the jock, the cheerleader, the brains—they aren't playing the typical roles, and maybe she doesn't have to either. Publication is set for fall 2023; Kevan Lyon at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency did the deal for world rights.

Pritty by Keith F. Miller Jr. (HarperCollins)
Carolina Ortiz at HarperCollins has acquired educator Keith F. Miller Jr.'s debut coming-of-age YA novel Pritty, the inspiration behind the forthcoming short film of Kickstarter fame, and its sequel —which follows 17-year-old Jay and Leroy, who on the cusp of their own love story must scramble to uncover old secrets between their families and fight to save their older brothers and their community from a deep well of intergenerational damage, even if the cost might be their own electric connection. Publication is slated for fall 2023; Ellen Goff at HG Literary sold North American rights.

The Wolf of High Street by Sabrina Cotugno (Razorbill) - previously published as a web comic, YA graphic novel.
Chris Hernandez at Razorbill has won, in a six-figure auction, The Glass Scientists, a YA graphic novel series by debut author-illustrator and animation director Sabrina Cotugno. Set in a Victorian-era world of misunderstood monsters, this reimagining of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde follows Henry Jekyll, the charismatic leader of a ragtag group of mad scientists trying to reform their public image, as he deals with forces that want to destroy everything he helped build. Publication for the first book is scheduled for fall 2023; Jennifer Azantian at Azantian Literary handled the three-book deal for North American rights.

Rising from the Ashes: How the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising Bridged Two Communities by Paula Yoo (Norton Young Readers) - YA non-fiction.
Simon Boughton at Norton Young Readers has acquired, in an exclusive submission, From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry author Paula Yoo's new work of YA nonfiction, Rising from the Ashes: How the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising Bridged Two Communities. The book will explore the 1992 Los Angeles civil unrest movement, focusing on the destruction and rebirth of L.A.'s historic Koreatown, taking an in-depth look at the relationship between the Korean American and Black communities during these events and since. Publication is slated for fall 2023; Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary Agency brokered the deal for North American rights.

Out of Body by Nia Davenport (Balzer + Bray)
Tiara Kittrell at HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray has acquired, at auction, North American rights to Out of Body plus an untitled second book by The Blood Trials author Nia Davenport, making her YA debut. Set in Atlanta, this speculative thriller tells the story of a teen girl whose best friend uses dangerous near-future tech to swap bodies with her and steal her life, forcing her to untangle a web of sinister secrets and reclaim her identity before it’s too late. Publication is set for fall 2023 and fall 2024, respectively; Chelsea Eberly at Greenhouse Literary did the deal on behalf of Dovetail Fiction/Working Partners, and Caitie Flum at Liza Dawson Associates represented the author.

Positive Space by Jenny Laden (Blackstone)
Daniel Ehrenhaft at Blackstone has acquired Positive Space by writer and artist Jenny Laden, an illustrated YA novel set in the early ’90s about a high school senior finding out that her gay dad has AIDS, illustrated by the author. Publication is scheduled for fall 2023; Kevin O'Connor at O'Connor Literary Agency handled the deal for world rights.

Wren Martin Ruins It All by Amanda DeWitt (Peachtree Teen)
Ashley Hearn at Peachtree Teen has acquired Wren Martin Ruins It All, an asexual YA rom-com by Amanda DeWitt (Aces Wild: A Heist), pitched as Netflix's Love Is Blind meets Red, White, and Royal Blue. As student council president, Wren Martin's first order of business is to abolish the annual Valentine's Day Dance, but after his rival sabotages his plan by securing a sponsorship from an anonymous dating app, Wren takes matters into his own hands and develops an inconvenient crush on a mysterious app user. Publication is planned for fall 2023; Cate Hart at Harvey Klinger Literary Agency brokered the two-book deal for world rights.

Camp Nordland by Barbara Krasner (Astra/Calkins Creek)
Carolyn Yoder at Astra/Calkins Creek has acquired Camp Nordland by Barbara Krasner (Ethel's Song: Ethel Rosenberg's Life in Poems) in an exclusive submission. The YA novel in verse explores the story of two Newark, N.J., teens whose friendship is torn apart by growing anti-Semitism and Nazism. Publication is planned for fall 2023; Emelie Burl at Susan Schulman Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world rights.

Hatchet Girls by Diana Rodriguez Wallach (Delacorte)
Alison Romig at Delacorte has bought Hatchet Girls by Diana Rodriguez Wallach, a Latinx YA horror novel in which a teenager living in Fall River, Mass., home to New England's infamous Bridgewater Triangle, must prove her brother innocent of murdering his girlfriend's parents with an axe, a mystery that proves all too close to the Lizzie Borden murders 100 years earlier. Publication is scheduled for fall 2023; Lane Heymont at the Tobias Literary Agency brokered the deal for world rights.

Untitled by Candace Fleming (Random/Schwartz)
Anne Schwartz at Random/Schwartz has bought world rights to the next YA nonfiction title from Candace Fleming (The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh). This untitled project will explore American cults of past and present—such as Jim Jones and the People's Temple, and Mathias the Prophet and the Mount Zion Group—and the influence they've had in our culture and on our lives. Publication is slated for fall 2023; Ethan Ellenberg at the Ethan Ellenberg Agency brokered the deal.


Bittersweet in the Hollow by Kate Pearsall (Putnam)
Polo Orozco at Putnam has bought, at auction, supernatural YA mystery debut Bittersweet in the Hollow by Kate Pearsall, as well as a companion novel. Each member of the James family has been born with an unusual talent—to charm bees, to smell a lie, to speak with the dead—but for 17-year-old Linden James, tasting the emotions of others is more curse than blessing. When a former friend goes missing from their Appalachian town during the hottest summer on record, everything comes to a boil. Publication is planned for fall 2023; Pete Knapp at Park & Fine Literary and Media handled the two-book deal for North American rights.


Into the Sunken City by Dinesh Thiru (HarperCollins)
Kristen Pettit at HarperCollins has bought debut author Dinesh Thiru's Into the Sunken City, a diverse YA retelling of Treasure Island with an Ocean's Eleven twist. In a climate-ravaged near future, Jin and her sister Thara are just trying to make ends meet until a mysterious drifter arrives, offering them the score of a lifetime—a massive stash of gold, hidden in the sunken ruins of the Treasure Island Casino in Las Vegas. Publication is slated for fall 2023; Claire Friedman at InkWell Management handled the deal for world rights.

Break Wide the Sea by Sara Holland (Wednesday Books)
Mara Delgado Sánchez at Wednesday Books has bought, at auction, North American rights for Break Wide the Sea and Strike Down the Sun, a YA fantasy duology by Sara Holland. In a world fueled by magic harvested from whales, Annie Fairfax is heiress to its most eminent whaling company, until her fiance betrays her and takes over. Forced into hiding, Annie must place her trust in a young renegade captain who promises to restore her to power if she helps him find the legendary underwater city of the whalers' ancient enemies, the deadly finfolk—but he's keeping secrets too. Publication is slated for fall 2023; Peter Knapp at Park & Fine Literary and Media did the deal.

Bad Blood by Morgan Rhodes (Razorbill)
Gretchen Durning at Razorbill has acquired the next YA novel by Morgan Rhodes, bestselling author of the Falling Kingdom series, in a three-book deal. Bad Blood launches an epic saga about a wealthy vampire family, their badly behaved heirs, and the long-lost sibling who never even knew she was half-vampire. Publication is scheduled for fall 2023; Jim McCarthy at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret negotiated the deal for world rights.

Curious Tides by Pascale Lacelle (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
Sarah McCabe at McElderry Books has bought world rights in a multi-house auction to debut author Pascale Lacelle's Curious Tides. Pitched as a YA Ninth House meets The Starless Sea, this crossover dark academia fantasy follows a young mage who believes her secrets drowned along with several of her classmates—until their not-quite corpses start washing ashore. With the help of a reclusive student, she must uncover the truth behind the drownings—and the secret society linked to them—before the sinister magic that claimed her classmates claims her next. Publication is set for fall 2023; Victoria Marini at Irene Goodman Literary Agency handled the high six-figure deal for world rights.

Midnight at the Houdini by Delilah S. Dawson (Delacorte)
Wendy Loggia at Delacorte has acquired rights to Midnight at the Houdini by bestselling author Delilah S. Dawson along with an untitled book. In the tradition of Caraval and The Starless Sea, with whispers of The Tempest, a 16-year-old girl betrayed by her sister discovers a surreal hotel that's home to a boy who has spent his entire life there, because no one ever leaves. When the clock strikes midnight she'll be trapped there forever unless she's able to break free from magic that in turn breaks all her rules. Publication is slated for fall 2023; Stacia Decker at Dunow Carlson & Lerner negotiated the deal for world English rights.


The Space Between Here and Now by Sarah Suk (Quill Tree Books)
Jennifer Ung at HarperCollins/Quill Tree has acquired, in a preempt, The Space Between Here and Now, a speculative YA novel by Sarah Suk (Made in Korea). It follows a teen with a mysterious condition that causes her to briefly transport back in time whenever she smells a scent linked to her memories, who discovers that all the answers she's seeking about herself and her past may lie in finding her estranged mother living in Korea. Publication is scheduled for fall 2023; Linda Epstein at Emerald City Literary negotiated the two-book deal for world English rights.

I Loved You in Another Life by David Arnold (Viking)
Dana Leydig at Viking has bought, in an exclusive submission, I Loved You in Another Life, a YA coming-of-age love story by David Arnold (Mosquitoland). In alternating POV, the story follows Shosh and Evan, the only two people who hear the voice of a mysterious singer, whose lyrics bring their souls together time and again, through the ages. Publication is planned for fall 2023. Daniel Lazar at Writers House did the deal for North American rights.

Night of the Living Queers by Various YA Authors (Wednesday Books)
Tiffany Shelton at Wednesday Books has acquired Night of the Living Queers, a YA horror anthology co-edited by Shelly Page and Alex Brown, and exclusively featuring queer authors of color putting fresh spins on classic horror tropes and tales. The anthology set on the same Halloween—during a blue moon, no less—explores a night when anything is possible. Contributors include Kalynn Bayron, Ryan Douglass, Sara Farizan, Maya Gittelman, Kosoko Jackson, Em Liu, Vanessa Montalban, Ayida Shonibar, Tara Sim, Trang Thanh Tran, and Rebecca Kim Wells. Publication is set for fall 2023; Rebecca Podos at Rees Literary represented Page, and Renee Nyen at kt literary represented Brown in the deal for world English rights.

Before & After You & Me by Dallas Woodburn (Owl Hollow Press)
Hannah Smith at Owl Hollow Press has bought world rights to Dallas Woodburn's (The Best Week That Never Happened) YA contemporary novel Before & After You & Me. Told in alternating before and after chapters, high school junior Emma Mason blames herself for the accident that leaves the town's rising track star, her former boyfriend, paralyzed from the waist down. When she begins obsessively painting portraits of his legs and feet, what started as therapeutic ends up deepening her guilt, until she learns to reconcile the before and after parts of herself. Publication is slated for fall 2023; the author represented herself.

The Only Girl in Town by Ally Condie (Dutton)
Julie Strauss-Gabel at Dutton has acquired North American rights to The Only Girl in Town and an untitled YA novel by Ally Condie. The Only Girl in Town tells the story of a teen who wakes up to discover that everyone she knows and loves has disappeared. Publication is scheduled for 2023; Jodi Reamer at Writers House represented the author.

Firsts and Lasts by Various YA Authors (Penguin Workshop)
Anuoluwapo Ohioma at Penguin Workshop has acquired world rights to Firsts and Lasts, a YA anthology including multiple genres from classic contemporary to suspense to fantasy that celebrates all of the thrilling first experiences and momentous last experiences of your teenage years. Edited by Laura Silverman, the contributors include Adi Alsaid, Keah Brown, Monica Gomez-Hira, Kika Hatzopoulou, Shaun David Hutchinson, Amanda Joy, Loan Le, Joy McCullough, Yamile Saied Méndez, Anna Meriano, Nina Moreno, Tess Sharpe, Rachel Lynn Solomon, Diana Urban, and Julian Winters. Publication is set for fall 2023; Jim McCarthy at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret negotiated the deal.

312 by Shaunta Grimes (AW Teen)
Jonathan Westmark at AW Teen has acquired world rights to 312, a debut YA contemporary novel from Shaunta Grimes (The Astonishing Maybe), pitched as the story of a fat girl learning to live in the body she was born with. Publication is slated for fall 2023; Elizabeth Bennett at the Transatlantic Agency negotiated the deal.

Seven Minutes in Candyland by Brian Wasson (Quill Tree Books)
Alyssa Miele at Quill Tree has bought, at auction, Brian Wasson's debut YA romcom Seven Minutes in Candyland. Pitched as Sex Education with #BlackBoyJoy, the story follows a teen who runs a candy-themed therapy gig at his high school to raise money for a lavish vacation he hopes will save his parents' failing marriage. But when he starts falling for his very first client, he finds himself in an ethical quandary that will threaten his friendships and his morals. Publication is planned for fall 2023; Jon Cobb at HG Literary handled the two-book deal for North American rights.

Adoptee to Adoptee by Various YA Authors (HarperCollins)
Megan Ilnitzki at HarperCollins has won, at auction, world rights to Adoptee to Adoptee, edited by Shannon Gibney (l.) (Dream Country) and Nicole Chung (All You Can Ever Know), a YA anthology featuring new stories by adoptee authors, with contributions from Mariama Lockington, Rebecca Carroll, Matthew Salesses, Sun Yung Shin, Jenny Heijun Wills, Mark Oshiro, Lisa Wool-Rim Sjöblom, Eric Smith, Meredith Ireland, and Susan Devan Harness, among others. The book is set for fall 2023; Tina Dubois at ICM Partners represented Gibney, and Maria Massie at Massie & McQuilkin represented Chung.

By Any Other Name by Erin Cotter (Simon and Schuster)
Nicole Ellul at Simon and Schuster has acquired debut author Erin Cotter's By Any Other Name, a YA historical romp set in Elizabethan England pitched as The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue meets The Boy in the Red Dress, in which young Shakespearean actor Will Hughes partners with the dashing Lord James Bloomsbury to solve the murder of Will's playwright friend, while trying to keep their budding romance a secret from the royal family. Publication is planned for fall 2023; Hilary Harwell at KT Literary sold world rights.

There's No Way I'd Die First by Lisa Springer (Delacorte)
Bria Ragin at Delacorte has acquired Lisa Springer's There's No Way I'd Die First, a YA contemporary horror comedy debut pitched as There's Someone Inside Your House meets Get Out, in which a horror movie buff hosts an elaborate Halloween party but finds the festivities upended as she and her guests are forced to put their survival skills to the test in a deadly game of tag started by the low-budget It clown she hired. Publication is scheduled for fall 2023; Danielle Burby at Mad Woman Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world English rights.

All You Have to Do by Autumn Allen (Kokila)
Zareen Jaffrey at Kokila has acquired Autumn Allen's debut YA novel, All You Have to Do, about two young Black men who attend prestigious historically white schools nearly 30 years apart—Columbia University in 1968, and a prep school in Massachusetts in 1995. As the two students seek to connect with national movements for Black liberation, they risk losing the opportunities their parents worked hard to provide while moving closer to discovering who they want to be instead of accepting how society and family define them. Publication is slated for fall 2023; Tina Dubois at CAA sold world rights in a two-book deal.

A Bright Heart by Kate Chenli (Union Square Kids)
Laura Schreiber at Union Square Kids has acquired, at auction, A Bright Heart by debut novelist Kate Chenli. In this historical YA fantasy, when Migshin is murdered by the man she thought she loved, she is granted her dying request and wakes up two years earlier. She now needs to stop all the horrors she had unwittingly set in motion, but the past keeps changing, and she needs to use her intelligence and wit to make sure the wrong man doesn't once again become king. Publication is planned for fall 2023; Tamar Rydzinski at Context Literary Agency brokered the two-book deal for world English rights.

What the River Knows by Isabel Ibañez (Wednesday Books)
Eileen Rothschild at Wednesday Books has bought, in a preempt, Isabel Ibañez's What the River Knows and an untitled sequel, a historical fantasy duology set in 19th-century Egypt, described as part Death on the Nile, part The Mummy, in which Bolivian-Argentinean Inez Olivera investigates her parents' deaths while contending with her mysterious new guardian and his infuriatingly handsome assistant, who guard a secret that only magic can reveal. Publication is slated for fall 2023 and summer 2024; Sarah Landis at Sterling Lord Literistic sold world English rights.

Before the Devil Knows You're Here by Autumn Krause (Peachtree Teen)
Ashley Hearn at Peachtree Teen has bought, at auction, Before the Devil Knows You're Here by Autumn Krause, a folk horror YA novel for fans of Maggie Stiefvater and Erin Craig, blending the tall tales of Johnny Appleseed and Paul Bunyan with Faustian elements, starring a fierce Mexican-American poet on a journey through the Wisconsin wilderness to free her brother from the mysterious Man of Sap and confront her destiny written long ago in cursed seeds. Publication is set for fall 2023; Susan Hawk at Upstart Crow Literary did the two-book deal for world rights.

Thieves' Gambit by Kaviyon Lewis (Nancy Paulson Books)
Stacey Barney at Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Books has acquired North American rights to Thieves' Gambit by Kayvion Lewis, a YA thriller about a cutthroat competition for the world’s best thieves, including the teen girl who must win to save her parents’ lives. Publication is scheduled for fall 2023; Chelsea Eberly at Greenhouse Literary Agency sold North American rights in a three-book deal, and Lionsgate Studios bought film rights.

Jabs by Sharine Hamdy and Myra El Mir (Dial) - moved from 2018.
Dial has won Sherine Hamdy and Myra El Mir's black-and-white YA crossover graphic novel, Jabs, about a Muslim-American girl growing up and grappling with her identity – and whether or not to wear hijab. Publication is set for fall 2018.

The Great and Powerful Gracie Byrne by Shannon Takaoka (Candlewick)
"EVERYTHING I THOUGHT I KNEW author Shannon Takaoka's THE GREAT AND POWERFUL GRACIE BYRNE, about a daydreaming 16-year-old girl who discovers a journal that gives her the power to rewrite reality, but as her ability to change "what is" into what she wishes it to be grows stronger, so do the consequences, again to Kaylan Adair at Candlewick, for publication in fall 2023."


Our Cursed Love by Julie Abe (Wednesday Books)
Jennie Conway while at Wednesday Books acquired, in an exclusive submission, Our Cursed Love by Julie Abe (The Charmed List); Tiffany Shelton will edit. In this YA contemporary fantasy pitched as a magical Love and Gelato meets 50 First Dates, Remy and Cam are two childhood best friends who are totally "just friends"—at least, until a love potion goes wrong and Cam forgets Remy completely. To unravel their past and rewrite the future, they must travel through a wintry Tokyo for an antidote—and maybe even fall in love all over again. Publication is set for fall 2023; Sarah Landis at Sterling Lord Literistic did the deal for world rights.

An Impossible Thing to Say by Arya Shahi (Allida)
Anne Hoppe at Allida has bought, at auction, An Impossible Thing to Say by Arya Shahi, debut author and co-founder of PigPen Theatre Co., a novel in verse exploring the challenges faced by immigrant families that stars Omid, an Iranian-American teenager searching for his voice—be it in English or Farsi, Shakespearean dialogue or rap lyrics—in 2001. Publication is slated for fall 2023; Rebecca Sherman at Writers House negotiated the two-book deal for world rights.

The Last Girls Standing by Jennifer Dugan (Putnam)
Stephanie Pitts at Putnam has bought, in an exclusive submission, YA horror/psychological thriller The Last Girls Standing by Jennifer Dugan (Hot Dog Girl; Some Girls Do). Sloan and her girlfriend, the sole surviving counselors of a summer camp massacre, search to uncover the truth behind what happened that fateful night, but what they find out might not only drive them apart—it might just get them killed. Publication is slated for fall 2023; Sara Crowe at Pippin Properties sold world English rights.

Steam by Shaenon K. Garrity and Emily Holden (McElderry Books) - YA graphic novel.
Karen Wojtyla at McElderry Books has bought world rights to Steam by The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor author Shaenon K. Garrity, illustrated by Emily Holden. The YA graphic novel follows the adventures of Ruby, a "hypercognitive humanoid" designed to solve science's greatest problems, who escapes from a university lab and finds a job as a barista in a kooky coffee shop, where she finds plenty of problems to solve. Publication is slated for fall 2023; Molly Ker Hawn at the Bent Agency represented the author, and Britt Siess at Britt Siess Creative Management represented the illustrator.

Wake Now in the Fire by Jarrett Dapier and AJ Dung (Chronicle Books) - YA graphic novel.
Taylor Norman at Chronicle Books has bought world rights to Wake Now in the Fire, a graphic novel by Jarrett Dapier, illustrated by AJ Dungo, based on a true story that attracted national attention and was the subject of the author's award-winning investigative reporting. The story follows a group of Chicago high school students who take on the censors when Persepolis is banned from their school system. It's set for fall 2023; Elena Giovinazzo at Pippin Properties represented the author, and the illustrator represented himself.

Long Time Coming:The Ona Judge to Barack Obama Chronicles by Ray A. Shepard and R. Gregory Christie (Astra/Calkins Creek) - YA non-fiction, not yet added to Goodreads.
Carolyn Yoder at Astra/Calkins Creek has bought world rights to Long Time Coming: The Ona Judge to Barack Obama Chronicles by Ray A. Shepard (The Runaway; Now or Never), illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. This YA collection of creative nonfiction biographies in verse captures the struggles of African Americans over the course of U.S. history. Publication is slated for fall 2023; Caryn Wiseman at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency represented the author, and the illustrator represented himself.

Bright Red Fruit by Safia Elhillo (Random House/Make Me a World) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Michelle Frey at Random House/Make Me a World has acquired North American rights to Home Is Not a Country author Safia Elhillo's second YA novel in verse, in an exclusive submission. Bright Red Fruit tells the story of a young poet, feeling trapped within the confines of her loving but strict family, who begins a relationship with a charismatic older poet which gives her everything she thought she wanted—but at what cost? Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency did the deal for publication in fall 2023.

Cold Girls by Maxine Rae (Flux) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Ashtyn Stann at Flux has bought Cold Girls, a YA contemporary novel by debut author Maxine Rae. After witnessing the death of her closest friend and nearly dying herself, 18-year-old Rory is forced to break the cold façade she uses to pretend everything is fine and confront the feelings she has smothered and the people she's pushed away. Publication is planned for fall 2023; Maria Bell at Sterling Lord Literistic sold world English rights.

Badlands by Jo Schaffer Layton (Owl Hollow Press) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Hannah Smith at Owl Hollow Press has acquired world rights to YA thriller Badlands by Jo Schaffer Layton, co-founder of Teen Author Boot Camp. In the book, 17-year-old Jaqueline, when confronted with a flurry of family drama and bad choices, finds herself dropped off in the Idaho Badlands with a group of other problem teens on a 30-day survival program her dad hopes will reform her. When what starts as an adventure in wilderness survival becomes a life-and-death ordeal, the Badlands will change Jaqueline forever. Publication is slated for fall 2023; the author represented herself.

I Feed Her to the Beast and the Beast Is Me by Jamison Shea (Henry Holt) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Jess Harold at Henry Holt has acquired, in a seven-house auction, I Feed Her to the Beast and the Beast Is Me, a YA horror novel by debut author Jamison Shea, which follows a Black teen ballerina's dark descent after she bathes in the blood of an eldritch god for the power to best her competition. Publication is planned for fall 2023, with a second YA speculative suspense novel to follow; Jennifer March Soloway at Andrea Brown Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world English rights.


My Father, the Panda Killer by Jamie Jo Hoang (Crown) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Phoebe Yeh at Crown has acquired My Father, the Panda Killer by debut YA author Jamie Jo Hoang in a six-way auction. Told in the dual timelines of 1975 and 1999, teens Phúc and Jane explore how the Vietnam War disrupted their pasts, is inescapable in their present, and shadows their hopes for the future. Publication is scheduled for fall 2023; Jennifer Weltz at Jean V. Naggar Agency sold USPCOM English rights.

Finding My Elf by David Valdes (HarperTeen) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Stephanie Guerdan at HarperTeen has bought Finding My Elf by David Valdes (Spin Me Right Round). Single All the Way meets Simon vs. the Home Sapiens Agenda in this queer YA romcom about Cam, who's trying to find the "the one" and also trying to find himself—while spending winter break working at a hectic Santa's Village. Publication is planned for fall 2023; Annie Bomke at the Annie Bomke Literary Agency handled the deal for world rights.

Running Past Dark by Han Nolan (Margaret K. McElderry Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Karen Wojtyla at McElderry Books has acquired North American rights to Running Past Dark by NBA winner Han Nolan. In this YA thriller, high school senior Scottie O'Doul turns to ultra-marathon running after the death of her twin sister Caitlyn, who died in a car crash involving the school's beloved football coach, and begins to piece together the circumstances surrounding the incident as she runs toward a new sense of self and a new set of truths. Publication is slated for fall 2023; Victoria Wells Arms at HG Literary negotiated the deal for North American rights

Emmett by Lev Rosen
(Little, Brown) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Alvina Ling at Little, Brown has bought Emmett by Lev Rosen, a queer contemporary YA take on Jane Austen's Emma. Publication is scheduled for fall 2023; Joy Tutela at the David Black Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world rights.

And Don't Look Back by Rebecca Barrow (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
Kate Proswimmer at McElderry Books has bought And Don't Look Back, a mystery by Rebecca Barrow. Harlow Ford has been on the run her whole life, evading a nameless villain and always looking forward. But when her mother Cora is killed in a car accident, Harlow is thrust into the past, where long-hidden family secrets begin to reveal themselves—and there's no running from them now. Publication is slated for fall 2023; Suzie Townsend at New Leaf Literary & Media sold North American rights.

Win Lose Kill Die by Cynthia Murphy (Delacorte) - originally published in the UK, US edition not yet added to Goodreads.
Alison Romig at Delacorte has bought Win Lose Kill Die by Cynthia Murphy, pitched as Holly Jackson meets Gossip Girl, in which a prestigious academy's brightest and best begin dying one by one, in a three-book deal. Publication is planned for fall 2023; Antonia Pelari at Scholastic UK on behalf of Steph Thwaites at Curtis Brown UK negotiated the deal for North American rights.

Alebrijes by Donna Barba Higuera (Levine Querido) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Nick Thomas at Levine Querido has acquired Alebrijes, the next novel from Donna Barba Higuera, author of the Newbery and Pura Belpré Medal-winning The Last Cuentista. 400 years into a post-apocalyptic Earth, 13-year-old pickpocket Leandro takes the fall for his little sister and has his consciousness placed in an ancient drone, exiled from the lone surviving human settlement. Outside the walls lie mutant monsters, wasteland pirates, a hidden oasis, and the truth. Publication is set for fall 2023; Allison Remcheck at Stimola Literary Studio did the deal for North American English and Spanish and world Dutch rights.

Her Dark Wings by Melinda Salisbury (Delacorte) - previously published in the UK, US edition not yet added to Goodreads.
Lydia Gregovic at Delacorte, with Beverly Horowitz, has acquired Carnegie-nominated author Melinda Salisbury's Her Dark Wings, a YA Hades x Persephone retelling in which a teen girl coping with the unexpected death of her ex-best friend—whose betrayal ended their friendship for good—finds herself in the Underworld, where she'll have to contend with mythical beasts, her own burgeoning powers, and the arrogant, handsome Lord of the Dead himself. Publication is slated for fall 2023; Bronwen Bennie at David Fickling Books negotiated the deal for North American rights.

The Society for Soulless Girls by Laura Steven (Delacorte) - originally published in the UK. US edition not yet added to Goodreads.

Hannah Hill at Delacorte Press has bought The Society for Soulless Girls by Laura Steven. Pitched as a sapphic retelling of Jekyll & Hyde set at a haunted university, this dark contemporary YA thriller with a supernatural twist follows roommates Lottie and Alice, who must solve an infamous cold case of serial murders on their campus after an arcane soul-splitting ritual gone wrong prompts another death. Publication is scheduled for fall 2023; Juliette Clark at Farshore sold U.S. rights.

All the Things We Never Said by Yasmin Rahman (Lerner/Carolrhoda Lab) - originally published in the UK. US edition not yet added to Goodreads.
Amy Fitzgerald at Lerner/Carolrhoda Lab has bought All the Things We Never Said by Yasmin Rahman. The YA novel, originally published in the U.K., follows three struggling girls who meet through a suicide-pact website. As they become friends and realize that the right support systems can make life worth living after all, they decide to back out of the pact—if the website will let them. Publication is scheduled for fall 2023; Ruth Logan at Bonnier Books UK bought North American rights.

Huda F Cares? by Huda Fahmy (Penguin Teen) - YA graphic novel.
Penguin Teen on twitter: "
We're getting a sequel to HUDA F ARE YOU! The new graphic novel, HUDA F CARES follows Huda on a family road trip to Disney World, where there will be a bunch of laughs and (begrudging) bonding between sisters."

Unitled by Danielle Vega (Penguin Teen)
- not yet added to Goodreads.
Penguin Teen on twitter: "The next horror novel from Danielle Vega is a combination of Friday the 13th meets The Parent Trap! Two teens return to the site of a gruesome summer camp massacre to uncover long-buried secrets about their families... and someone might not survive?"

Untitled by Natalie C. Parker (Penguin Teen)
- not yet added to Goodreads.
Penguin Teen on twitter: "It's the horror debut of Natalie C. Parker!!! This standalone queer paranormal horror story follows five teens who realize their friend, who went missing when they were in the woods five years ago, might not be missing after all. It might take a sacrifice to set things right..."

Untitled by Adam Sass (Philomel)

Untitled by Amy Tintera (Crown)

Untitled by Farrah Rochon (Disney Hyperion)
 
Songbird Inn #2 by Maya Prasad (Disney Hyperion)














City of Magic and Monsters by Estelle Laure (Disney Hyperion) - details not yet updated on Goodreads.
Description not yet released.





















Full Court Crush by
Hannah Vardit (First Second) - note: author has changed name since annoucement.
Kiara Valdez at First Second has acquired, in a 10-house auction, Hannah Blumenreich's graphic novel Full-Court Crush and a second untitled YA graphic novel. Full-Court Crush is about Marcy, a basketball player whose team is being shut down, and her bookish girlfriend Althea, who is struggling alone with her chronically depressed mother. Together, they learn how to navigate the troubles of life and 11th grade. Publication is scheduled for 2023; Linda Camacho at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency brokered the deal for North American rights.











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

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











Scorched Earth by Danielle L. Jensen (Tor Teen) - moved from December 2022.
Description not yet released.



















Untitled by Rose Egal (Page Street)
They say that heavy is the head that wears the crown, and eighteen-year-old Neferet knows that all too well. As the Empress of the Etalan Empire, she has her hands full secretly hunting the person who ordered the murder of her father while also trying to figure out why harvests are failing left and right in her lands. Upon learning the murderer was her closest ally, the Dominus of Theron, she’s enraged by his betrayal and sets off for his kingdom to get her revenge.

Shortly after her arrival, Dante, the Dominus’ son, uncovers a conspiracy that makes Neferet question everything. Her confusion only worsens as several gods descend from the skies, each one telling her something that contradicts the other. As plague and famine encroach and war looms on the horizon, Neferet and Dante must put aside their differences and piece together the conspirators' plans—and the gods’ motives—to stop them before her empire collapses.


The Wicked Powers by Cassandra Clare (Margaret K. McElderry Books) - moved from 2022.
Cassandra Clare said that she will publish another trilogy in the Shadowhunters' world after the Dark Artifices and The TLH trilogy. It will have two main characters, Kit and Ty Blackthorn. More information to come...

Cassandra Clare said about writing more books in the Shadowhunter World:

"My plan at the moment is to do five Shadowhunter series, total. I don’t know if I’ll do any series in the Shadowhunter world beyond that. I don’t know why five exactly — maybe because one of my major literary idols has always been Tamora Pierce and she did five series set in Tortall. :) Maybe I think I have five stories to tell in this world. Maybe I’ll get to the end and want to tell more. Maybe not — I have a stockpile of other worlds and stories in my head; I’m writing one of them by writing Magisterium now, but there are many others.

There is a special sort of enjoyment in developing stories in a created world, because you can take the rules you yourself have invented, and bend them or break them. You can create connections and history — the story of Isabelle’s ruby necklace stretches back all the way to Vampires, Scones and Edmund Herondale. Then again, with a brand new world, you get to make everything up again. It’s like: brand-new baby or adorable five-year old? They’re both good.

(The five Shadowhunter series are TiD, TLH, TMI, TDA, and very far down the road, TWP. Don’t even ask about that one! It’s too far in the future! There are other Shadowhunter projects like The Bane Chronicles and the graphic novel project about the Circle, currently in planning stages and known as TST, but I’m not counting them: I’m only counting book series/trilogies written solely by me.)".


Mall Goth by Kate Leth (Simon and Schuster) - moved from 2022, release date not yet changed on Goodreads.
Liz Kossnar, while at Simon & Schuster, acquired Kate Leth's Mall Goth; Deeba Zargarpur will edit. The YA graphic novel, set in the early 2000s, follows angsty teen goth Liv as she navigates the highs and lows of firsts—first out queer kid at school, first dead-end job as a store mascot, and first love that garners the unwanted attention of her teacher. Publication is scheduled for spring 2022; Jen Linnan at Linnan Literary Management brokered the deal for world rights.

Where Shadows Reign by Patrice Caldwell (Wednesday Books) - previously dated September 2022.
When her best friend is captured, after an attack on her nation’s capital, Leyla, the crown heir of the lemogya—an ancient race that survives on human blood—must travel to Nekros, the Isle of the Dead, where all spirits go for their final judgement, to get her back. But, unbeknownst to her, Nekros is not just part of the afterlife—it is a prison, holding within it a great evil. By entering, Leyla resurrects and becomes a key player in an ancient war: a war over the dominion of all worlds...

Burned and Buried by Nino Cipri (Henry Holt) - moved from Spring 2021, then from 2022. Release date not yet updated on Goodreads.
Tiffany Liao at Holt has acquired, at auction, North American rights to Nino Cipri's debut novel Burned and Buried. This YA supernatural horror follows Riley, who wakes up at the bottom of a grave with a hole in her chest and strange new powers. She's soon joined by three other dead girls, each with abilities born out of violence. Publication is planned for spring 2021; DongWon Song at Howard Morhaim Literary negotiated the two-book deal.


Viewfinder by Christine Chung and Salwa Majoka (Tundra) - moved from 2022, release date change announced by authors on social media, not yet updated on Goodreads.
Samantha Swenson at Tundra has acquired North American rights to Viewfinder, the debut wordless graphic novel by Christine Chung (l.) and Salwa Majoka, about a young female astronaut who follows a mysterious map to a now-abandoned earth. Publication is scheduled for spring 2022; Peter Ryan at Stimola Literary Studio represented both illustrators.


Cress & Petra by Ashanti Fortson (HarperCollins) - moved from 2022, release date not yet updated on Goodreads.
Carolina Ortiz at HarperCollins has bought world English rights to Ashanti Fortson's debut, Cress & Petra. Set in the near future, the YA graphic novel follows the friendship between Cress Orozco, an autistic teenager with plenty of problems and big thoughts about life, and Petra, a lab-made AI looking for adventure. Their intertwining experiences raise the question: what does it mean to be human? Publication is planned for fall 2022; Susan Graham at Einstein Literary Management negotiated the deal. 


Luminous Beings by David Arnold and Jose Pimienta (Viking) - YA graphic novel, moved from 2024.
Dana Leydig at Viking has bought North American rights to Luminous Beings by David Arnold (Mosquitoland) and illustrated by Jose Pimienta (Suncatcher). It's a YA graphic novel about a group of teens who decide to film a documentary about humanity's recent brush with extinction (via undead squirrels), which leads them on a series of misadventures throughout the night. Publication is planned for fall 2024; Daniel Lazar at Writers House represented the author, and Elizabeth Bennett at the Transatlantic Agency represented the illustrator.


Fallen City by Adrienne Young (Wednesday Books) - moved from 2022.
Eileen Rothschild at Wednesday Books has bought Adrienne Young's Fallen City duology, a Greco-Roman inspired fantasy where a glittering world, a lottery built on lies, and a forbidden romance come together as an 18-year-old girl desperately attempts to escape a city under siege. Publication is scheduled for winter 2022; Barbara Poelle at Irene Goodman Literary Agency brokered the deal for North American rights. 


What Stalks Among Us by Sarah Hollowell (Clarion)
Lily Kessinger at Clarion has bought What Stalks Among Us by Sarah Hollowell (A Dark and Starless Forest). This speculative story follows two best friends who find themselves trapped in a mysterious maze that shouldn't exist; their curiosity turns into horror when they discover a corpse in the maze, a corpse that looks exactly like one of them. Publication is slated for 2023; Thao Le at Dijkstra & Associates handled the deal for North American rights.

When Ghosts Call Us Home by Katya de Becerra (Page Street)
Lauren Knowles at Page Street has acquired When Ghosts Call Us Home by Katya de Becerra (What the Woods Keep), pitched as Night Film meets The Haunting of Hill House, in which Sophia Galich goes back to the haunted mansion in which she starred in her older sister's cult horror movie to find out what happened to her sister, who disappeared two years before, only to discover that all the ghosts of her past are real. Publication is set for 2023; Rena Rossner brokered the two-book deal for world English rights.

I Like Me Better by Leah Benavides Rodriguez (Scholastic)
Aimee Friedman at Scholastic has bought world rights to I Like Me Better by TV writer/producer Leah Benavides Rodriguez (Dune: The Sisterhood; Washington Black). Pitched as a YA Latinx Roman Holiday, the book tells the story of Camila Torres, a Mexican-American teen movie star, who takes time off in Puerto Rico after a devastating and very public breakup, and falls for a charming local who works at an old-school cinema. Together they work to restore a theater damaged by a tropical storm, until a secret is revealed that threatens to tear their fairy tale love story apart. Publication is set for 2023; Leslie Conliffe of Intellectual Property Group and Gordon Bobb of Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein and Lezcano represented the author.

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Debbie Rigaud (Scholastic)
Aimee Friedman at Scholastic has acquired the next YA novel by Debbie Rigaud, author of Truly Madly Royally and the forthcoming Simone Breaks All the Rules. The currently untitled novel follows Atlanta teenager Claire Hastings, who, after an embarrassing incident at her school, jumps at the chance to visit her cousin in London for the summer where she falls for a cute British boy, and may even be discovered by a top choreographer. Publication is set for 2023; Laura Dail at Laura Dail Literary did the deal for world English rights.

Monstrous by Sarah Myer (First Second) - YA graphic memoir
Robyn Chapman at First Second has bought, in an exclusive submission, world rights to Monstrous, a YA graphic memoir by Sarah Myer. The story follows a Korean American adoptee growing up in a primarily white farming community where she faces bullying and struggles to fit in. Michael Moccio will also edit. Publication is set for 2023; the author was unagented.

Trans History: A Graphic Novel by Alex L. Combs (Candlewick)
Andrea Tompa at Candlewick has acquired, at auction, cartoonist Alex L. Combs's debut nonfiction YA graphic novel, Trans History: A Graphic Novel. Written and illustrated from an #OwnVoices perspective, this book introduces readers to the history of transgender identities, the transgender rights movement, and what it means to be trans in the U.S. and beyond. Publication is set for 2023; Zabé Ellor at the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency brokered the deal for world English rights.

The Forest Grimm by Kathryn Purdie (Wednesday Books)
Sara Goodman at Wednesday Books has bought North American rights to Kathryn Purdie's latest YA fantasy, The Forest Grimm, in a preempt, pitched as Once Upon a Time meets The Village. Despite the ever-present warning from her fortune-teller grandmother that two cards, the Midnight Forest and the Fanged Creature, will spell an untimely death for her, 17-year-old Clara embarks on a dangerous journey into the Forest Grimm to procure a magical book with the power to reverse the curse on her village and save her mother who’d been lost there years ago. It will publish in 2023, followed by the sequel, The Deathly Grimm, in 2024; Josh Adams at Adams Literary negotiated the two-book deal.

49 Days by Agnes Lee (Levine Querido)
Nick Thomas at Levine Querido has acquired, in an exclusive submission, world rights to 49 Days by New York Times Metropolitan Diary illustrator Agnes Lee. This YA graphic novel debut, inspired by a Buddhist belief regarding death and the afterlife, is about a Korean American girl who has died and must journey for 49 days. Publication is scheduled for 2023; Abigail Frank at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates negotiated the deal.

Untitled by Kirya Traber (Dutton)
Andrew Karre at Dutton Children's Books has bought, in an exclusive submission, an untitled debut YA novel by playwright and performing artist Kirya Traber. Set on the rural coast of Northern California in the 1990s, the story centers on a teen girl who begins to question everything she thinks she knows when a new boy, the only other Black person around for miles, appears in town shortly after the body of a stranger is discovered in the woods. Publication is planned for 2023; Patricia Nelson at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency did the deal for world English rights.

The Baker & the Bard by Fern Haught (Feiwel and Friends)
Emily Settle at Feiwel and Friends has bought Fern Haught's debut graphic novel The Baker & the Bard, a YA fantasy in which two best friends set out on a journey for ingredients to fulfill an unusual bakery order and get caught up in matters of ecological destruction in the realm of the fey. Publication is scheduled for 2023; Maria Vicente at P.S. Literary Agency handled the deal for world rights.

Untitled by Thien Pham (First Second)
Calista Brill at First Second has acquired world rights to an untitled YA graphic memoir by Thien Pham; Alex Lu will edit. The book follows the author's experience as a Vietnamese child refugee who immigrates to America with his family, telling the story of his childhood and teen years in the U.S. through the lens of food and meals. Publication is scheduled for 2023; the author was unagented.

Kloud 9 by AJ O. Mason and Dominic Bustamante - YA graphic novel.
Erika Turner at IDW has bought, in a three-book deal, a YA graphic novel series by debut writer and illustrator team AJ O. Mason (l.) and Dominic Bustamante, called Kloud 9. The queer space opera is about Kal, a lonely orphan trying to keep himself afloat with odd jobs, and Cosmo, an extraterrestrial Star Soldier. After falling in love, the two are forced to go on the run and flee the solar system, joined by a motley crew. Publication of the first book is set for 2023; Britt Siess at Britt Siess Creative Management represented the duo for world rights.

Untitled by Tracey Baptiste (Del Rey)  - moved from 2018.
Sarah Peed at Del Rey has bought world rights to Tracey Baptiste's YA untitled Minecraft tie-in novel. The book is about 14-year-old gamer Bianca Marshall, who gets trapped in the game world after an accident and can't ascertain what's real and what's not. Publication is set for summer 2018; Marie Lamba at the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency did the deal on behalf of Minecraft creator Mojang.

Band Nerd by Sarah Clawson Willis and Ana Hinojosa (HMH/Etch)
Lily Kessinger at HMH/Etch has bought world rights to debut graphic novel Band Nerd by Sarah Clawson Willis (l.), illustrated by Ana Hinojosa. Seventh-grader Lucy Carver is determined to make first chair flute at Windley School of the Arts, but two things stand in her way: snobby Tolli Claybourne and Lucy's loving but dysfunctional parents. Publication is set for 2023; Sara Crowe at Pippin Properties represented the author, and Maria Vicente at P.S. Literary represented the artist.


Sunhead by Alex Assan (Harper Alley)
Andrew Arnold at HarperAlley has acquired, in a preempt, Sunhead, a YA graphic novel written and illustrated by transmasc Israeli creator Alex Assan, in which the somewhat odd and outspoken Rotem finds an unlikely friend in her shy classmate when the two bond over their shared love of a vampire book in 2008 Tel Aviv. Publication of the first book is planned for 2023; Britt Siess at Britt Siess Creative Management brokered the two-book deal for North American rights.

The 12th House by Rosemary Valero-O'Connell (First Second)
Calista Brill at First Second has acquired The 12th House, a YA graphic novel by Rosemary Valero-O'Connell, co-author of Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me, about a young woman named Camille who, following the sudden death of her grandmother, finds herself haunted by the 11 monstrous envoys of a mysterious creature that seems bent on her destruction. As she struggles to outrun what hunts her as well as her own grief, she enlists the aid of an otherworldly stranger who promises to help her look her demons in the eye so she can reclaim her life. Kiara Valdez will also edit. Publication is slated for 2023; Charlie Olsen at Inkwell Management negotiated the deal for world rights.

Monster Crush by Oli Franey (Dark Horse)
Brett Israel at Dark Horse has acquired Monster Crush by Oli Franey, a YA graphic novel pitched as Beetle and the Hollowbones meets Teen Wolf, where 16-year-old Ruby Reid closes herself off from the world after her parents split, until she meets Ella. As the duo fights off school bullies, Ella accidentally reveals her ability to transform into a monstrous beast, and exposes the world of monsters. Publication is slated for 2023; Claire Draper at the Bent Agency brokered the deal for world English rights.

Pillow Talk by Stephanie Cooke and Mel Valentine Vargas (HMH/Etch)
Lily Kessinger at HMH/Etch has acquired world rights to YA graphic novel Pillow Talk by Stephanie Cooke (l.), illustrated by Mel Valentine Vargas, about Grace Mendes aka Cinderhella, a fierce competitor in the Pillow Fight Federation (PFF), an underground pillow fight league that's part roller derby, part professional wrestling. Publication is scheduled for 2023; Maria Vicente at P.S. Literary represented the author, and the artist was unagented.


A Multitude of Dreams by Mara Rutherford
(Inkyard Press) - previously titled The Girl With Three Faces.
From author on instagram:
My Masque of the Red Death retelling…with vampires. It’s my first retelling and I’m really excited to share it with you all. Think gothic romance/horror. It will be out some time in 2023".

Sweet Stakes by Alechia Dow (Inkyard Press)
From author on twitter: "A Dracula retelling, with vampires, doughnuts!, a big Black family on vacation, a super cute Van Helsing boy who is in trouuuuuble, and a bipolar Black girl who IS trouble. Prepare to LAUGH!!"

The Exile's Gift by Tamora Pierce (Random House) - originally dated September 2021, author estimates release date of 2023.
In which we learn of Numair's last years at the university of Carthak, the beginning of his conflict with the newly-made Emperor Ozorne (Numair's best friend), his quick departure from Carthak, and how he survives afterward.

 
Untitled by Elizabeth Acevedo (HarperTeen) - moved from 2021.
Multigenerational story of one Dominican American family through the lives of its women as they await the wake of one of the family's matriarchs, who has decided she wants the ritual to happen while she is still alive.


Untitled by Kendare Blake (HarperTeen) - moved from 2022.
The first two books of Blake's untitled fantasy series follow a mystical order of female warriors...the first fantasy novel is scheduled for fall 2022. Adriann Ranta Zurhellen at Foundry Literary + Media negotiated the deal.

Of Dreams and Destiny by Sandhya Menon (Simon Pulse) - Goodreads lists a February 2022 release date, but the author lists this as releasing in 2023. Title not yet listed on Goodreads. UK release date announced but not US.
"Book 3 of the Rosetta Academy series is a Sleeping Beauty retelling and will follow Daphne Elizabeth (DE) and a brand new hero! Stay tuned!"

Shipshock by Caroline O'Donoghue (Walker Books US) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Susan Van Metre at Walker Books US and Gráinne Clear at Walker UK have bought world rights to two books from novelist and podcaster Caroline O'Donoghue (All Our Hidden Gifts). The first book is the third installment in O'Donoghue's Gifts series, a conclusion to the supernatural drama about a group of Irish teenagers with remarkable gifts, haunted by a spirit summoned from a tarot deck, planned for spring 2023. The second novel, Skipshock, follows Irish teenager Margo Madden as she sets out on a journey to her new boarding school, but finds herself on a track she wasn't expecting: instead of her train ending up in southwest London, she's traveling across time and dimensions. Bryony Woods at Diamond Kahn & Woods negotiated the deal.

King Cheer by Molly Horton Booth, Stephanie Kate Strohm and Jamie Green (Disney Hyperion) - YA Graphic Novel.

Children of Anguish and Anarchy by Tomi Adeyemi (Henry Holt) - moved from 2020, then from 2021.

Dawnbreaker by Jodi Meadows (Holiday House)


Roar of the Tides by Veronica Rossi
(HarperCollins) - uncomfirmed date and publisher.

Five Second Violation by George M. Johnson (Little, Brown) - uncomfirmed publisher.

Finding Life's Story: Volume Two by Joy Hakim (MITeen/Candlewick Press) - YA Non-fiction.



The Witchlands #5 by Susan Dennard (Tor Teen) - moved from 2022.

Untitled by Rati Mehrotra (Wednesday Books)

Untitled by Anna Fraistat (Delacorte)

Untitled by Jennifer Baker (Putnam)

Untitled by Rex Ogle (Norton Young Readers)

Untitled by Talia Hibbert (Joy Revolution)

Untitled by Naz Kutub (Bloomsbury)

Untitled by Ryan La Sala (Scholastic)

Untitled by Melissa de la Cruz (Putnam)

Untitled by Vitor Martins (Scholastic Press)

Untitled by Hannah Vardit (First Second)

Untitled by Liz Montague (Random House Studio)

Untitled by S. Isabelle (Scholastic)

Untitled by Eric Gansworth (Levine Querido)

Untitled by Vanessa L. Torres (Knopf)

Untitled by Cole Nagamatsu (Sourcebooks Fire)

Untitled by Susan Lee (Inkyard Press)

Untitled by Mariama J. Lockington (FSG)

Untitled by Echo Brown (Macmillan/Otaviano)

Untitled by Alex Aster (Abrams)


Charm City Heights #2 by Paula Chase (Wednesday Books)

Deathless #3 by Namina Forna (Delacorte)

Princes YA #2 by Linsey Miller (Disney)


A Tempest of Tea #2 by Hafsah Faizal (FSG)

Shades of Rust and Ruin #2 by A.G. Howard (Bloomsbury)

River City #2 by Rose Szabo (FSG)

Lightlark #2 by Alex Aster (Abrams)

The Luminaries #2 by Susan Dennard (Tor Teen)

Realm Breaker #3 by Victoria Aveyard (HarperTeen)

Fallen City #2 by Adrienne Young (Wednesday Books)

Royal Blood #2 by Aimee Carter (Delacorte)

Once Upon a Broken Heart #3 by Stephanie Garber (Flatiron Books)

Infinity Cycle #3 by Adam Silvera (HarperTeen) - moved from 2022, UK release date announced but not US.

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