Undated 2026 New Releases

 

 

 












I Could Give You the Moon by Ann Liang (Inkyard Press)
Claire Stetzer at Inkyard Press has acquired, in an exclusive submission, in a six-figure deal, Ann Liang's I Could Give You the Moon, in which the darling socialite at an elite Beijing boarding school must outsmart the mysterious new student after discovering a vision of both their futures—one where she loses everything, and he recovers everything he's lost—even as she fights her growing attraction to the enemy. Publication is slated for winter 2026; Kathleen Rushall at Andrea Brown Literary Agency sold world English rights.











Anamnesis by JCJB (First Second) - YA graphic novel.
Kiara Valdez at First Second has acquired, in a preempt, Anamnesis by JCJB, pitched as Studio Ghibli meets Yoruban folklore. The manga-style YA graphic novel debut follows Isra, a narcoleptic, romance novel-obsessed witch living in a magical but war-stricken land, who draws power from memories and teams up with a ragtag group of travelers to save her world. Publication is scheduled for winter 2026; Jas Perry at KT Literary brokered the deal for world rights.

My Tokyo Summer by Abby Denson (Graphix) - YA graphic memior.
Cassandra Pelham Fulton at Scholastic/Graphix has acquired My Tokyo Summer by Abby Denson (Cool Japan Guide) and Utomaru (Kitty Sweet Tooth). In this YA graphic memoir, Abby, an art student based in New York City, embarks on a life-changing adventure when she enrolls in a summer session in Tokyo and collaborates on a comic with her Japanese pen pal, and they set out to exhibit together at Japan's biggest comics show. Publication is set for spring 2026; Seth Fishman at the Gernert Company did the deal for world rights.

Freddie and Stella Got Hot by Maggie Horne (Feiwel and Friends)
Rachel Diebel at Feiwel and Friends has bought Freddie and Stella Got Hot by Maggie Horne, pitched as a sapphic Mean Girls meets She Gets the Girl, in which Freddie and Stella plot to destroy their former best friend (and mutual crush), Levi, after she abandons them for the popular crowd. But when Stella gets a little too swept up in their schemes, Freddie must team up with an unlikely ally—Levi herself—to save their friendship before it's too late. Publication is planned for winter 2026; Claire Friedman at InkWell Management sold U.S./Canadian rights.

Deathly Fates by Tesia Tsai (Wednesday Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Vanessa Aguirre at Wednesday Books has bought, in a preempt, debut author and Pitch Wars alum Tesia Tsai's Deathly Fates. Siying, a priestess who reanimates the dead to shepherd them home, accepts a risky job guiding a prince's corpse from a battlefield––only to find that he awakens more alive than dead. But as they work together to strengthen and preserve what life he has left, the truth of his death becomes a threat to the fate of the entire kingdom. Publication is slated for winter 2026; Laura Crockett at Triada US did the two-book deal for North American rights.

Reign of Shadows by Gabi Burton (Bloomsbury) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Camille Kellogg at Bloomsbury has bought Reign of Shadows and an untitled sequel by Gabi Burton (Sing Me to Sleep). In this YA fantasy, a girl who has spent her entire life using her magic to keep her older brother in power decides to steal the throne for herself—until a boy whose magic could unravel her secrets with a single touch appears and threatens her plans. Publication for the first book is set for winter 2026; Naomi Davis at BookEnds Literary negotiated the deal for world rights.

The Hanging Bones by Elle Tesch (Feiwel and Friends) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Emily Settle at Feiwel and Friends has acquired, in an exclusive submission, The Hanging Bones by Elle Tesch (What Wakes the Bells), a YA dark fantasy following a young gamekeeper who enters the hunt for a legendary stag that will grant her the death of another if caught. But in the heart of the forest, a dangerous monster is stirring, and no creature or mortal is safe. Publication is scheduled for winter 2026; Stuti Telidevara and Pete Knapp at Park & Fine Literary and Media sold world rights.

Nightmare on the Celestial by Julia Alexandra (Wednesday Books) not yet added to Goodreads.
Eileen Rothschild at Wednesday Books has acquired, in a preempt, North American rights to Julia Alexandra's debut novel Nightmare on the Celestial, a YA fantasy meets dark romantasy set on a sinister cruise ship that siphons magic from its staff for the entertainment of the privileged guests aboard, where a teen resurrector must join the crew to fight for her magic and her life. Publication is scheduled for winter 2026; Ellen Goff at HG Literary negotiated the two-book deal.

The Beauty Emancipation by Rachel Warner (Feiwel and Friends) - YA non-fiction, not yet added to Goodreads.
Emily Settle at Feiwel and Friends has bought world rights to The Beauty Emancipation, a nonfiction YA title by Rachel Werner (The Glam World Tour), illustrated by Céli Godfried, an exploration of the history of the beauty industry and the racial prejudice baked within. Publication is scheduled for winter 2026; Savannah Brooks at KT Literary represented the author and illustrator.








The Last King of Faerie by Cassandra Clare (Margaret K. McElderry Books) - moved from 2022.
Melanie Nolan at Knopf has acquired Cassandra Clare's The Wicked Powers trilogy, the final installment of Clare's 23-book YA fantasy series, The Shadowhunter Chronicle, which follows Kit Herondale, Ty Blackthorn, and Drusilla Blackthorn from The Dark Artifices series as they are drawn into the final conflict between the demons; as well as a new romantasy duology, In Fire Foretold, which centers a young woman who must learn to control her dangerous magical abilities in order to save her kingdom, all while finding herself torn between two brothers—the kingdom's princes, born to a cursed royal bloodline. Michelle Frey will edit. Publication will begin in spring 2026; Suzie Townsend and Joanna Volpe at New Leaf Literary & Media sold North American rights.







Adoration by June Hur (Feiwel and Friends)
Emily Settle at Feiwel and Friends has acquired Adoration by June Hur in a six-figure, two-book deal. This Jane Austen homage set during the Joseon dynasty follows a young woman transcribing forbidden books and an aloof, wealthy young man hiding his own literary secret, who must wrestle with questions of class, respectability, and carving out one's own destiny when a literary censor at the Ministry of Justice uncovers her secret and their connection. Publication is slated for spring 2026; Amy Elizabeth Bishop at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret negotiated the deal for North American rights.

We've Hit Turbulence by Jessica L. Cozzi (Delacorte)
Wendy Loggia at Delacorte Romance has bought world English and audio rights for We've Hit Turbulence by Jessica L. Cozzi; Alison Romig will edit. A girl on a flight to visit her long-distance boyfriend—and hopefully get their bumpy relationship back on track—is dismayed to find that her seatmate on the plane is none other than her ex—the one her heart never really got over. Publication is scheduled for spring 2026; Marisa Cleveland and Elisa Houot at the Seymour Agency represented the author.


Lost Girls by Rebekah Faubion (Delacorte)
Alison Romig at Delacorte Press has acquired, in an exclusive submission, Lost Girls by Rebekah Faubion, a YA horror novel pitched as Yellowjackets meets I Know What You Did Last Summer. After eight girls disappeared on a school trip, five return and all they want to do is move on with their lives, but when the body of one of the girls who didn't come back is found, they realize that the only way to fight the coming danger is to stick together. Publication is slated for spring 2026; Katie Shea Boutillier at Donald Maass Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world English rights.

As One Door Closes by Christopher Hartland (Tiny Ghost Press)
Joshua Dean Perry at Tiny Ghost Press has acquired As One Door Closes, a YA romantasy by Christopher Hartland (Against the Stars). To enter the afterlife one must cross through a door, unlocked by the Angel of Death, but when the keys to those doors are stolen no one can die; with the population of Earth expanding at an unsustainable rate, Death sends her half-angel/half-human son Orpheus to find them. Publication is planned for spring 2026.

The Demon's Prince by Remy Lai and Lauren Dimaya (Walker Books US) - YA graphic novel.
Susan Van Metre at Walker Books US has acquired world rights to The Demon's Prince by Remy Lai, illustrated by Lauren Dimaya; Christine Engels will edit. The YA graphic novel follows Langya, a royal guard who has spent 250 years in servitude as one of the Five Demons after being murdered by the prince he was sworn to protect. To move on to a peaceful afterlife, he has to complete one final task: making that same heartless prince, now reincarnated as an ordinary high schooler, fall in love. Publication is set for spring 2026; Jim McCarthy at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret represented Lai, and Marietta B. Zacker at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency represented Dimaya.

To Dance the Moon and Stars by Tasia M S and Barbara Perez Marquez (Joy Revolution) - YA graphic novel, not yet added to Goodreads.
Bria Ragin, David Yoon, and Nicola Yoon at Joy Revolution have bought, in an exclusive submission, content creator and artist Tasia M S and Eisner-nominated writer Barbara Perez Marquez's To Dance the Moon and Stars, a YA graphic novel romance based on Indian and Middle Eastern folklore. With the help of a dance goddess and her childhood friend, who's also the handsome crown prince, a teen girl must figure out how to ascend into her kingdom's most prominent role of high priestess before dark forces break through a barrier between worlds during the biggest event of the year. Publication is set for spring 2026; Britt Siess at Britt Siess Creative Management sold world English rights.

The House Outside Hart Creek by Paige Hender (Henry Holt) - YA graphic novel, not yet added to Goodreads.
Brian Geffen at Henry Holt has acquired Paige Hender's YA graphic novel The House Outside Hart Creek. The story follows Edie Birch, a teen who reconnects with her estranged family only to discover secrets and trauma that go back generations. When she teams up with a local folklore nerd, their sleuthing leads to the discovery that she comes from a long line of witches. Publication is planned for spring 2026; Linda Camacho at Gallt and Zacker Literary did the deal for North American rights.

I Am Not a Vampire (Anymore) by Darcy Miller (Random House) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Elizabeth Stranahan at Random House has acquired I Am Not a Vampire (Anymore) by Darcy Miller, a YA fantasy about Lily, who after years of living as a vampire is ready to take on life as a normal high schooler. But when a classmate develops a thirst for blood, Lily knows her past is back to threaten her and her new friends. Publication is slated for spring 2026; Carrie Hannigan and Ellen Goff at HG Literary did the deal for world rights.

Victoria Dare and the Blood of Kings by Josh Roberts (Owl Hollow Press) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Hannah Smith at Owl Hollow Press has acquired world English rights to Victoria Dare and the Blood of Kings, a historical YA fantasy pitched as Indiana Jones meets The Diviners, by Josh Roberts (The Witches of Willow Cove). In 1939, when the world is on the brink of war, 16-year-old Victoria Dare accompanies her father on an excavation to uncover a lost Egyptian tomb, where she is drawn into a plot involving Nazi occultists, Bolshevik assassins, and a mysterious figure her psychic friend calls "The Shrouded Man." Publication is set for spring 2026; Becky LeJeune at Bond Literary Agency brokered the two-book deal.

The Lost Gods of Duat by Selma Soren (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
- not yet added to Goodreads.
Anum Shafqat at McElderry Books has bought world rights to Selma Soren's debut YA novel The Lost Gods of Duat, in which a girl finds herself entangled in a vicious conspiracy against the descendants of Egyptian gods when she accidentally gets stuck in the underworld after following her ex-boyfriend, who just so happens to be the descendant of Apep, the God of Chaos. Publication is set for spring 2026; Chelsea Hensley at KT Literary brokered the deal.

As Long as You Loathe Me by Swati Hegde (Delacorte) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Alison Romig at Delacorte Romance has acquired As Long as You Loathe Me by Swati Hegde (Match Me if You Can), a sapphic rivals-to-lovers romance pitched as Never Have I Ever meets Mean Girls, in which a girl tries to get back at her ex-best friend for stealing her crush, but ends up rekindling their complicated friendship and discovering that it's not just her pride on the line, it's her heart too. Publication is slated for spring 2026; Rachel Beck at Liza Dawson Associates did the two-book deal for world and audio rights.

Veronica by Dana Mele (Sourcebooks Fire) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Annette Pollert-Morgan at Sourcebooks Fire has bought, in a preempt, Veronica by Dana Mele (People Like Us), about a shy teen whose popular twin may be possessed by a dead girl with a vendetta and a hit list that includes the one she loves in a fast-paced horror novel pitched as Jennifer's Body meets Talk to Me. Publication is set for spring 2026; Ginger Clark at Ginger Clark Literary brokered the two-book deal for world English rights.

Fight Song by Kirk Van Brunt (Tundra) - not clear if this is a YA or MG title, not yet added to Goodreads.
David Robertson at Tundra has bought, for a forthcoming new Native imprint, Fight Song by Kirk Van Brunt. Freakishly tall Canadian First Nations Nokes Lasley cares about only one thing: playing hockey, and becoming an Olympian is her dream, but her world comes crashing down when her father is sent to prison and she's plunged into foster home hell. She escapes to Minnesota in hopes of a fresh start, where her complicated past collides with her fragile new beginning. Publication is scheduled for spring 2026; Steven Chudney at the Chudney Agency sold world rights.

Laced in Gold by Charity Alyse (Denene Millner Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Denene Millner at S&S/Millner has bought Laced in Gold by Charity Alyse (Other Side of the Tracks), a dark contemporary YA novel about Jabari, a Black teenage boy who is offered his recently deceased cousin's place at an elite prep school. When Jabari realizes his cousin's death might have not been accidental, he proves it by competing in the school's underground competition which is a test of wits, self-control, and willpower, and not everyone comes out of it alive. Publication is planned for spring 2026; Zabé Ellor at Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency brokered the deal for world rights.

The Celestial Seas by T.A. Chan (Viking)
- not yet added to Goodreads.
"T.A. Chan's THE CELESTIAL SEAS, pitched as a YA queer space opera homage to MOBY-DICK, about a girl who assembles a team of misfits to hunt down an autonomous spacecraft who murdered her former crew, all while torn between the attentions of a mysterious boy and the girl who's always been by her side, to Maggie Rosenthal at Viking Children's, in a nice deal, for publication in spring 2026, by Karly Dizon at Fuse Literary (world)."

A House of Vipers by Emma Jackson (Delacorte) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Kelsey Horton at Delacorte has acquired A House of Vipers by Emma Jackson, a dark academia mystery that takes place a year after a student's mysterious disappearance, when his brother finds his buried time capsule in the woods with clues that can help him and his friends solve their boarding school's most elusive puzzle—and find his brother dead or alive. Publication is slated for spring 2026; Rachel Beck at Liza Dawson Associates sold world rights.

Cleave by Ashley Wilda (Rocky Pond Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Lauri Hornik at Penguin/Rocky Pond Books has bought Cleave, a YA novel by Ashley Wilda that explores the complex relationship between an Arab-American girl and her absentee father, who she tries to please by pushing herself to become a champion rock climber, but her plans are disrupted when she develops a potentially toxic relationship with a teammate. Publication is slated for spring 2026; Liz Nealon at Great Dog Literary negotiated the deal for world rights.

Eyes to the Sky: Eunice Newton Foote at the Dawn of Climate Science and Women's Rights by Lindsay H. Metcalf (Charlesbridge) - YA non-fiction, not yet added to Goodreads.
Karen Boss at Charlesbridge has acquired world rights to Eyes to the Sky: Eunice Newton Foote at the Dawn of Climate Science and Women's Rights by Lindsay H. Metcalf, a YA biography in verse based on the life and achievements of Eunice Newton Foote, who first calculated the negative impact of excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere in 1856, and whose work was undercut by the scientific establishment and almost forgotten entirely. Emily Mitchell at Wernick and Pratt represented the author for spring 2026 publication.

Downfall by Marc J. Gregson (Peachtree Teen)





No releases currently scheduled.





The Comment Section by Arvin Ahmandi (HarperCollins)
Mabel Hsu at HarperCollins has won, in a five-house auction, Arvin Ahmadi's If You're Reading This, I'm Dead and The Comment Section. In the first YA novel, a teen boy obsessed with preparing for his eventual death is caught unaware when a near-death experience triggers the accidental release of his "death capsule"—love letters, vengeful notes, funeral plans and all. The second novel is a dual POV murder mystery with two teens searching for a missing friend by following a digital trail that leads them abroad. Publication is set for summer 2025 and summer 2026; Jenny Bent at the Bent Agency sold world English rights.

Sisters of the Salt #3 by Erin A. Craig
(Delacorte)
"NYT-bestselling author Erin A. Craig's next installment in the Sisters of Salt series, featuring the surviving Thaumas triplet Lenore, and two additional novels, to Wendy Loggia at Delacorte, in a three-book deal, for publication in summer 2026, by Sarah Landis at Sterling Lord Literistic (world English)."

An Expanse of Blue by Kaua Māhoe Adams (Heartdrum)
Rosemary Brosnan and Cynthia Leitich Smith at HarperCollins/Heartdrum have acquired, in a preempt, An Expanse of Blue, a debut YA novel in verse by Kaua Māhoe Adams, about a diasporic Native Hawaiian teenager and her struggle to find herself in the wake of a heartbreaking discovery about her family and first love. Publication is slated for summer 2026; Sara Crowe at Sara Crowe Literary sold world English rights.

And Everything Comes Back to You by Jackie Khalilieh (Tundra Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Lynne Missen at Tundra Books has acquired two YA novels by Something More author Jackie Khalilieh. You Started It, a rom-com in which a messy, type-A girl determined to check items off the senior year bucket list she once shared with her ex, schemes to win him back by fake-dating a younger, obnoxious new student. And Everything Comes Back to You, a romance featuring a Palestinian Canadian girl intent on being the perfect Arab daughter after news of her older sister's accidental pregnancy shakes her family's foundation, but struggles to abide by expectations placed on her when she falls in love. Publication is set for summer 2025 and summer 2026; Valerie Noble at Donaghy Literary Group sold world English rights.

Bled by Jennifer Banash (Nancy Paulsen Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Stacey Barney at Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Books has acquired Bled by Jennifer Banash (The Rise and Fall of Ava Arcana; Silent Alarm), a thriller about two sisters who leave NYC to escape their father's latest public scandal and move to Vienna to attend an all-girl's finishing school in a crumbling castle that once belonged to serial killer Countess Elizabeth Bathory. When the girls find the Countess's diary on campus they become obsessed—that is, until students start disappearing, leaving only a bloody trail behind. Publication is set for summer 2026; Kelly Van Sant at KT Literary negotiated the deal for world rights.

Will They, Won't They by Maulik Pancholy (Kokila) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Zareen Jaffery at Kokila has acquired, in a multi-bidder, six-figure auction, Will They, Won't They, the debut YA from Stonewall Honor and Lambda Award-winning author Maulik Pancholy, an enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy that follows an Indian-American teen from Queens and the son of an internationally renowned Bollywood actor when they meet at a glitzy gay wedding in Mumbai and get swept up in a "will they/won't they" media circus full of high-profile, romantic sizzle. Publication is planned for summer 2026; Jessica Regel at Helm Literary sold North American rights.

How to Be a Heartbreaker by Morgan Thompson (Scholastic) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Maya Marlette at Scholastic has bought Cherokee author Morgan Thompson's YA romantic comedy How to Be a Heartbreaker, where a heartbroken Native American teenager enlists the help of a powerful Deer Lady spirit to teach her how to be confident in the hope of winning back her ex. Publication is slated for summer 2026; Linda Camacho at Gallt and Zacker Literary Agency did the deal for world rights.

The Saw Mouth by Cale Plett (Delacorte) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Alison Romig at Delacorte Press has acquired, in a preempt, The Saw Mouth by Cale Plett, a queer horror novel set in an atmospheric small town, in a not-quite-dystopian world one shade off from our own. Cedar arrives in Sawblade Lake a near stranger, with something sinister following them—a long, bent shadow, but it can't have the one thing it wants unless Cedar lets it. Publication is slated for summer 2026; Amy Tompkins at Transatlantic Agency sold world English rights.

The Vacation Shift by Lily Chu (Quill Tree Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Jennifer Ung at Quill Tree has bought, at auction, The Vacation Shift by Lily Chu. This YA rom-com, pitched as Gilmore Girls meets a reverse Parent Trap, follows a struggling teen and her spontaneous mom who ends up on a seniors tour of Japan, and must now deal with old ladies trying to matchmake them with a teen boy and a single dad on the trip. Publication is planned for summer 2026; Carrie Pestritto at Laura Dail Literary Agency did the deal for world English rights.

Calling Me Home by Laurin Becker Macios (Holiday House) - YA novel in verse, not yet added to Goodreads
Della Farrell at Holiday House has bought Calling Me Home by poet Laurin Becker Macios, a YA novel in verse that follows a teenage girl's quest for self-discovery on a solo summer backpacking trip through Europe, and her difficult decision to have an abortion as she returns to the US to attend college. Publication is scheduled for summer 2026; Allison Hellegers at Stimola Literary Studio sold world English rights.

Thornbird by Morgan Leigh (Delacorte) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Wendy Loggia at Delacorte Press has acquired at auction Thornbird by Elle Kennedy writing as Morgan Leigh. In the author’s YA thriller debut, Thornbird follows the daughter of a serial killer who must return to the town where the murders took place—and unwillingly gets caught up in the search for the missing bodies, pitched as A Good Girl's Guide to Murder with the twists and turns found in One of Us Is Lying. Publication is slated for summer 2026. Kimberly Brower at Brower Literary & Management negotiated the two-book deal for U.S, Canada, and non-exclusive open market and audio rights.

A (Dead) Thing Like Me (Holiday House) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Kade Dishmon at Holiday House has acquired world English and Chinese rights to EG Young's A (Dead) Thing Like Me, a paranormal YA debut following a teenage ghost in love with life who becomes bound to the house of the grieving artist who accidentally summoned her via Ouija board. Publication is scheduled for summer 2026; Linda Camacho at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency negotiated the deal.

Untitled by Carlyn Greenwald (Sourcebooks Fire) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Gabbi Calabrese at Sourcebooks Fire has bought Murder Land and an untitled YA thriller by Carlyn Greenwald (Sizzle Reel; Time Out), pitched as Bodies Bodies Bodies meets a queer One of Us Is Lying set at a pseudo-Disneyland. The book follows Billie Cooper, ride operator at California Land's most exciting new attraction, but when someone mysteriously dies on her ride, she must prove that she had nothing to do with it and stay alive as more people are dropping dead and an increasingly desperate killer stalks the park. Publication is set for summer 2025, with book two set for summer 2026; Janine Kamouh at William Morris Endeavor sold North American rights.

Renfield by Alex Brown (Feiwel and Friends) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Emily Settle at Feiwel and Friends has acquired Renfield by Alex Brown, a sapphic YA retelling of Bram Stoker's Dracula, set during the Great Depression and featuring Violet Renfield, the daughter of a Filipino pensionado, who teams up with a newly turned Lucy Westenra to do the impossible: kill Dracula once and for all. Publication is scheduled for summer 2026; Amy Bishop-Wycisk at Trellis Literary Management handled the deal for world rights.

Heartache by Kelsi Jo Silva (G.P. Putnam and Sons) - YA graphic novel, not yet added to Goodreads.
Chris Hernandez at Putnam has acquired Heartache by Kelsi Jo Silva, the author's debut as author-illustrator. This YA graphic novel about overcoming and surviving domestic abuse with the help of found family, follows a young witch who accidentally transforms her father into a literal monster during a fight and must partner with her nemesis-turned-friend (and potentially something more) to undo the curse before her father can hurt anyone else. Publication is planned for summer 2026; P.S. Literary Agency handled the deal for North American rights.

In the Country I Love by Alaa Al-Barkawi (Peachtree Teen) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Zoie Konneker at Peachtree Teen has bought In the Country I Love by debut author Alaa Al-Barkawi, a multi-POV contemporary YA novel that explores the complexities of friendship, grief, and family through the story of two Iraqi American best friends—a teen single father whose Shia Muslim faith has lapsed and the community's devout golden boy—before, during, and after a crime that will alter their lives and unearth dark truths their families have worked to keep hidden. Publication is set for summer 2026; Jenissa Graham at BookEnds Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world rights.

The Count of Monte Cristo High by Rey Terciero and Alex Moore (Penguin Workshop) - YA graphic novel, not yet added to Goodreads.
Elizabeth Lee at Penguin Workshop has bought world rights to The Count of Monte Cristo High, a YA graphic novel by Rey Terciero, illustrated by Alex Moore. This modern-day reimagining brings readers into the world of Ernesto, who after being bullied in high school is back for revenge. Publication is scheduled for summer 2026; Brent Taylor at Triada US represented the author, and Jas Perry at KT Literary represented the illustrator.

Queens of the Crypt by Dom&Ink (Penguin Workshop) - YA graphic novel, not yet added to Goodreads.
Gabriela Taboas Zayas at Penguin Workshop has bought Queens of the Crypt by Dom&Ink (Queer Power!). In this YA graphic novel, teens are going missing in small town Widows Creek, and when Barnaby Jones is about to become the next victim, they unwittingly summon the Queens of the Crypt, protectors of the world from unspeakable evil. Publication is set for summer 2026; Lauren Gardner at Bell Lomax Moreton negotiated the deal for world rights.

The Ghost Key by S.R. Appavu (Holiday House) - YA graphic novel, not yet added to Goodreads.
Alexandra Aceves at Holiday House has acquired S.R. Appavu's debut young adult horror graphic novel, The Ghost Key, in which a trans high school senior haunted by grief and prophetic dreams of death after the loss of their sister must fight the ghost of their guilt and come to terms with themself to prevent the imminent tragedy in their new recurring nightmare. Publication is set for summer 2026; Jennifer Azantian at Azantian Literary Agency did the deal for world rights.

Untitled by Carlyn Greenwald (Sourcebooks Fire) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Amy Goldsmith (Delacorte) - not yet added to Goodreads.

The Children of Khetara #2 by Michelle Jabès Corpora (Sourcebooks Fire) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Hekate #2 by Nikita Gill (Little, Brown) - not yet added to Goodreads.







No releases currently scheduled.

















Hollow Magic by Mars Lauderbaugh (Feiwel and Friends) - YA graphic novel.
Seventeen-year-old Rosefinch has been traveling along the weather-beaten coast for two years on a quest to find a witch strong enough to help her control her magic. Her magic is volatile, hard to wield, and Rosefinch is tired of the pain of magical backlash. When she's directed to the sea-side village of Harp, she discovers the ancient castle of a long-lost Witch Queen with the inhabitants long gone; the only remaining soul is a knight encased in solid ice guarding the door.

When she attempts to lift the curse, she frees Thierry, a human with no memory of who they are, wrapped in cursed magic so strong that they cannot leave the castle. Thierry is soft spoken, strong, and in possession of a fey sword that should be impossible for them to have. But they have secrets of their own, as do other members of the Harp family still hidden within the walls.

Harp castle was left in ruins for a reason, and Rosefinch must find a way to cure the curse or lose Thierry—and the chance to learn the truth about the Witch Queen—forever.


Somewhere in the Gray by
Michelle Jing Chan (FSG)
Grace Kendall at FSG has acquired world rights, at auction, in a six-figure deal, Michelle Jing Chan's debut graphic novel, Somewhere in the Gray, which follows a girl who is dating the most popular girl at school, and what seems easy for her friends—being intimate in any way with their partners—doesn't feel quite right to her as she learns it's more than okay to live somewhere in the gray of asexuality. Publication is scheduled for fall 2026; Jemiscoe Chambers-Black at Andrea Brown Literary Agency negotiated the deal.

Best Foot Forward! by Liv Hamilton (IDW) - YA graphic novel

Megan Brown at IDW has acquired world rights to Best Foot Forward!, a debut YA graphic novel by Liv Hamilton. After simultaneously coming out and confessing her feelings to her childhood best friend, wallflower band geek Lacey Hanley is left picking up the pieces of a broken friendship just in time for the start of the new marching season. Publication is set for fall 2026; Hamilton was unagented.

Theo Page's Guide to Being a Guy by Kacen Callender and Teo Duvall (Abrams) - YA graphic novel, not yet added to Goodreads.
Charlotte Greenbaum and Mariko Tamaki at Abrams ComicArts/Surely have bought world rights to NBA-winning author Kacen Callender's Theo Page's Guide to Being a Guy, illustrated by Teo Duvall, about an 18-year-old transgender teen who, because of struggles with transphobia and misgendering, takes notes on how to be seen as a man as he seeks validation from his cis boyfriend but learns to battle his own toxic masculinity with the help of a new crush, ultimately realizing that there is an infinite number of ways to be a guy. Publication is set for fall 2026; Beth Phelan at Gallt and Zacker Literary Agency represented the author, and Allison Hellegers at Stimola Literary Studio represented the illustrator.

Unfinished by Nidhi Chanani (Atheneum) - YA graphic novel, not yet added to Goodreads.
Kristie Choi at Atheneum has bought, at auction, Unfinished by Nidhi Chanani (Pashmina), a YA graphic novel interweaving a contemporary story of family grief with a historical story in a way that highlights the process of comic book making. In group counseling, 15-year-old Sanjay Lal sets out to finish a historical comic his older brother began before his death about a group of Indian freedom fighters in 1913 San Francisco, in the process uncovering astonishing truths about his brother, his community, and the power in remembering. Publication is scheduled for fall 2026; Jodi Reamer at Writers House handled the deal for world English rights.

Akimbobo by Nafissa Thompson-Spires (Make Me a World) - not yet added to Goodreads.
Lois Evans at Random House/Make Me a World has acquired Akimbobo, the YA debut of National Book Award nominee Nafissa Thompson-Spires (Heads of the Colored People), a satire about a summer camp for misfit Black kids, driven by a suspenseful plot that comments on larger issues of identity, policing, and the often cyclical nature of abuse. Publication is slated for fall 2026; PJ Mark at Janklow & Nesbit sold North American rights.

Fateless #3 by Julie Kagawa (Inkyard Press)

Untitled by Susan Lee (HarperCollins) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Ruby Martinez (Knopf)
- not yet added to Goodreads.












Until the Clock Strikes Midnight by Alechia Dow (Feiwel and Friends) - moved from 2025, previously titled All's Fair(y) in Love & War.
Emily Settle at Feiwel and Friends has acquired Until the Clock Strikes Midnight by Alechia Dow. The novel follows sworn enemies Darling, a plucky fairy, and Calamity, an agent of misfortune, as they insert themselves into a mortal girl's life in a competition to either rescue or ruin her happily-ever-after, though the biggest battle of all may be resisting their growing feelings for one another. Publication is slated for spring/summer 2025; Katelyn Detweiler at Jill Grinberg Literary Management sold North American rights.


Corpse de Ballet by Megan Kearney (First Second) - YA graphic novel, moved from 2026.
Calista Brill at First Second has bought Corpse de Ballet, Megan Kearney's YA graphic novel about two students at a private ballet academy who investigate the disappearance of another dancer, who they believe has been murdered, all while being haunted by an unseen force. Kiara Valdez will edit. Publication is scheduled for 2024; Susan Graham at Einstein Literary Management negotiated the deal for world rights.


Terminal Hope by Michelle Wong (First Second Books) - YA graphic novel.
Kiara Valdez at First Second has acquired at auction Michelle Wong's debut YA graphic novel Terminal Hope, for fans of Marissa Meyer and Marie Lu, about an orphaned teen who must team up with a rogue android to survive the underbelly of mankind's last remaining sanctuary and thwart city enforcers when he becomes a target for powers he unwillingly received. Publication is scheduled for 2026; Thao Le at Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency sold world rights.

Unreal by Ellen Walker (Little, Brown Ink) - YA graphic novel.
Andrea Colvin at Little, Brown Ink has bought Unreal, a debut YA graphic novel by Ellen Walker. This memoir-inspired story follows Frances Ward in her adolescent years as she and her sister, Annabelle, use the power of their imaginations to help them navigate neurodivergence, social stigma, and coming of age. Publication is planned for 2026; Alex Slater at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates negotiated world rights.

Henna for the Jinn, Safiya Zerrougui (First Second Books) - YA graphic novel.
Samia Fakih at First Second has acquired Henna for the Jinn, Safiya Zerrougui's historical fiction YA graphic novel about an Algerian girl who takes a job as a henna painter in a mysterious noble Turkish household while she investigates the disappearance of her brother. Publication is planned for 2026; Paloma Hernando at Einstein Literary Management brokered the deal for world rights.

Finish Lines by Sarah Broyles and Hanna Schroy (First Second) - YA graphic novel, not yet added to Goodreads,
Calista Brill at First Second has acquired world rights to Finish Lines, Sarah Broyles and Hanna Schroy's YA graphic novel about a high school junior who joined her grandfather for a locally famous canoe race in their home state of Texas. Nachie Marsham will also edit; publication is planned for 2026. Charlie Olsen at InkWell Management represented Schroy, and Broyles was unagented.

High School Bites by Kami Garcia and Sweeney Boo (HarperAlley) - YA graphic novel, not yet added to Goodreads,
Andrew Arnold at HarperAlley has acquired, in an exclusive submission, world rights to High School Bites by Kami Garcia (Teen Titans: Raven), illustrated by Sweeney Boo (Over My Dead Body). In the YA graphic novel, a newly turned teen vampire, who considers herself a monster, realizes she's perfectly poised to protect the most vulnerable people at her school when she takes on the kings of her high school's social scene. Things will definitely get bloody. Publication is set for 2026; Jodi Reamer at Writers House represented the author, and Britt Siess at Britt Siess Creative Management represented the illustrator.

The Eliza Effect: True Tales of Affection, Deception, and Conversation with AI by Ashley Walker (MITeen Press) - YA nonfiction/memoir, not yet added to Goodreads.
Olivia Swomley at Candlewick/MITeen Press has bought The Eliza Effect: True Tales of Affection, Deception, and Conversation with AI by Ashley Walker. Part narrative nonfiction and part memoir, this YA book examines how artificial intelligence personas, such as ELIZA, Siri, and ChatGPT, found their voices—and how talking to them teaches us about what it means to be human. Publication is planned for fall 2026; Kelly Dyksterhouse at Tobias Literary Agency did the deal for world rights.

Go Back and Get It by Mariah-Rose Marie (Make Me a World) - YA graphic novel, not yet added to Goodreads.
Lois Evans at Random House/Make Me a World has acquired, in a four-house, six-figure auction, Mariah-Rose Marie's debut YA graphic novel Go Back and Get It. When two mixed-race sisters drive cross-country to visit family in the American South, they come to reckon with their history, differences, and roots, all while unknowingly answering the call of something more ancient, magical, and illuminating than they could imagine. Publication is planned for 2026; Desiree Wilson at the Bent Agency negotiated the deal for world English rights.

The Dream Frontier by Tony Weaver Jr. and Irene Yeom (First Second) - YA graphic novel, not yet added to Goodreads.
Mark Siegel and Kiara Valdez at First Second have bought world rights to The Dream Frontier, a shounen-inspired YA graphic novel series written by Tony Weaver Jr., illustrated by Irene Yeom. The story follows Sygnus, a Black teen who uses a mysterious virtual reality competition game to help understand himself and his place in the world. Publication will begin in 2026; Jennifer Gates and Erica Bauman at Aevitas Creative Management represented the author, and Maeve MacLysaght at Copps Literary Services represented the illustrator.

Quiet Appetites by Casey Gilly and Morgan Beem (First Second) - YA graphic novel, not yet added to Goodreads.
Samia Fakih at First Second has acquired world rights to Quiet Appetites, a YA graphic novel by Casey Gilly and Morgan Beem, about a family who moves to the rural English countryside and is haunted by something ancient. Publication is scheduled for 2026; the authors were unagented.

The Beasts We Raise by D.L. Taylor (Henry Holt) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Elegy For A Dream by Megan Jauregui Eccles (8th Note) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Sydney Langford (Disney Hyperion)

Untitled by Lora Merriman (Henry Holt)

Untitled by Morgan J. Watchorn
(Knopf)

Untitled by Megan Lally (Sourcebooks Fire)

The Chromamancer Chronicles #2 by Tricia Levenseller (Feiwel and Friends) - moved from 2024.

The Chromamancer Chronicles #3 by Tricia Levenseller
(Feiwel and Friends) - moved from 2025.

The Empire Wars #3 by Akure Phenix
(Blackstone)

Immortal Consequences #2 by I.V. Marie (Delacorte)

Guardians of Dawn #4 by S. Jae-Jones
(Wednesday Books) - moved from 2024, then from 2025.

Forging Silver Into Stars #3 by Brigid Kemmerer
(Bloomsbury) - moved from 2025.

The Dream Thieves: The Graphic Novel by Maggie Stiefvater, Sas Milledge and Stephanie Williams (Viking) - YA graphic novel, not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Alanna Bennett (Knopf) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by
Jenny L. Howe (Delacorte) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by
Channelle Desamours (Wednesday Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Elizabeth Lim (Knopf) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Aimee Phan (G.P. Putnam and Sons) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by F.T. Lukens (Margaret K. McElderry Books)
- not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by
Lydia Kang (Quill Tree Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by E.V. Woods (Delcorte) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Xan Kaur
(Henry Holt) -
not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Tom O'Donnell (Wednesday Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Mara Rutherford (HarperTeen)
- not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Mara Rutherford
(Wednesday Books)
- not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Sophia Lee (Quill Tree Books)
- not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by
Liselle Sambury (Margaret K. McElderry Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Jennifer Howell (Roaring Brook Press)
- not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by
Gloria Muñoz (Holiday House)  - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by
Sasha Peyton Smith (HarperTeen) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by DeAndra Davis (Atheneum)
- not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Trisha Tobias (Zando) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by
Rachel Reiss (Wednesday Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Laura Steven (Wednesday Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Page Powars (Roaring Brook Press)
- not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Jihyun Yun (Knopf) not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by
Katy Upperman (Sourcebooks Fire) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Taylor Grothe (Peachtree Teen)
- not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Alex Travis (Sourcebooks Fire) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Gayle Forman (Quill Tree Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by
Rebecca Danzenbaker (Simon and Schuster) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Shelly Page (Joy Revolution) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Diana Rodriguez Wallach (Delacorte) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Sophie Gonzales
(Wednesday Books)
- not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Emma Hinds (Wednesday Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Tiffany D. Jackson (Katherine Tegan Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by
Rhonda DeChambeau (Holiday House) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Kwame Mbalia and Erin Entrada Kelly (Amulet) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Jordan Gray (Little, Brown) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Roselyn Clarke (Sourcebooks Fire) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Delphine Seddon (Wednesday Books) not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Sophia Hannan (Simon and Schuster) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Amber Hamilton (Bloomsbury) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by
Rachael Davis-Featherstone (Wednesday Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by George M. Johnson and Leah Johnson (FSG)
- not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by
Sarah Raughley (HarperTeen) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled Horror Series #2 by Vincent Ralph (Wednesday Books)
- not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by Kat Schneider (Random House Graphic) - YA graphic novel, 
not yet added to Goodreads.

Untitled by CG Drews (Feiwel and Friends) - YA graphic novel, not yet added to Goodreads.

Immortal the Blood #2 by Molly X. Chang (Random House)

Arcana #2 by Sam Prentice (Feiwel and Friends) - YA graphic novel, not yet added to Goodreads.

The Enchanters #3 by Jen Calonita (Disney Hyperion)
- not yet added to Goodreads.

Compass and Blade #3 by Rachel Greenlaw
(Inkyard Press) -
not yet added to Goodreads.

To Steal From Thieves #2 by M.K. Lobb (Little, Brown) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Songlight #3 by Moira Buffini (HarperCollins) - not yet added to Goodreads.

The Academy of Muses #2 by Andrea Max (Margaret K. McElderry Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Heir of Storms #2 by Lauryn Hamilton Murray (Roaring Brook Press) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Coldwire #2 by Chloe Gong (Margaret K. McElderry Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.

The Fifth Realm #3 by A.A. Vora (GP Putnam and Sons) - not yet added to Goodreads.

The Reaper's Glass #2 by Lin Thompson (Bloomsbury) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Cruel Is the Light #2 by Sophie Clark (Knopf) - not yet added to Goodreads.

The Glittering Edge #2 by Alyssa Villaire
(Little, Brown)
- not yet added to Goodreads.

Capitana #2 by Cassandra James
(Quill Tree Books)
- not yet added to Goodreads.

Nightweaver #2 by R.M. Gray (Little Brown) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Legendborn #4 by Tracy Deon (Simon and Schuster)
- not yet added to Goodreads.

Their Will Undone #2 by
R.J. Valldeperas (Quill Tree Books) - not yet added to Goodreads.
 
Blood at the Root #3 by LaDarrion Williams (Labyrinth Road) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Empyreal #3 by Megan Scott (Inkyard Press) -
not yet added to Goodreads.

Love Me Tomorrow #2 by Emiko Jean (Flatiron)
- not yet added to Goodreads.

The Scorpion and the Night Blossom #2 by Amélie Wen Zhao (Delacorte)

I Killed the King #2 by Andrea Hannah and Rebecca Mix (HarperCollins) - not yet added to Goodreads.

A Beautiful and Terrible Murder #2 by Claire M Andrews (Little, Brown) - not yet added to Goodreads.

Truly Devious #7 by Maureen Johnson (Katherine Tegan Books)
- not yet added to Goodreads.

I'm the Grim Reaper #3 by Graveweaver (VIZ Media) - based on a webcomic,
not yet added to Goodreads.

Not So Shoujo Love Story #2 by Curryuku (VIZ Media) - based on a webcomic, not yet added to Goodreads.

Tripping Over You: Volume Two by Suzana Harcum and Owena White (First Second) - YA graphic novel based on a web-comic, not yet added to Goodreads.

Mannequin Pixie Dream Boy #2 by Courtney Wirthit (VIZ Media) - YA graphic novel, not yet added to Goodreads.

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