Nancy Siscoe at Knopf Children's bought Kate O'Shaughnessy's middle grade debut THE LONELY HEART OF MAYBELLE LANE, in which an 11-year-old travels hundreds of miles in order to enter a singing competition and, she hopes, meet her radio DJ father for the first time—a journey that will require her to discover the courage within her and the unlikely friends around her. Publication is planned for spring 2020.
Laura Schreiber at Disney-Hyperion bought Julia Drake's young adult contemporary debut THE LAST TRUE POETS OF THE SEA, about a teen who is shipped off to Maine after her brother's hospitalization, where she searches for the lost shipwreck that her great-great-great grandmother survived—and for answers about her family's long struggle with mental illness—all while falling in love.
Eileen Rothschild bought Francesca Flores's DIAMOND CITY, about a young assassin who must navigate a city full of half-constructed subway tunnels, hidden magical dens, secret weapons markets, and wolf-sized spiders in order to unravel a conspiracy that—if it isn't stopped—threatens to sink her home into a catastrophic war. Publication is planned for winter 2020.
Krista Marino at Delacorte bought Amelie Wen Zhao's debut BLOOD HEIR, the first in a trilogy pitched as Anastasia meets Six of Crows, about a blood-bending, fugitive princess and a charismatic conman who forge an unlikely alliance to unmask and unravel the corruption gripping their kingdom—and to redeem themselves from the shadows of their pasts.
Liz Pelletier at Entangled bought Brenda Drake's ANALIESE RISING, pitched as The Da Vinci Code meets American Gods, about a teenage girl with the power to raise the dead who finds herself drawn into the middle of a battle between gods—and into the heart of a mischievous teenage boy.
Cat Onder at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt BFYR bought Crystal Smith's debut young adult fantasy trilogy starting with BLOODLEAF, following a princess who, in order to win back her crown, must unravel a centuries-old mystery tying her to an enigmatic prince and the unquiet ghost of an ancient queen.
Toni Markiet has bought Soman Chainani's 5th and 6th novels in The SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL series, completing the three books in the series' new Camelot Years arc and following the characters as they set out into the Endless Woods on their epic quests to achieve fairy tale glory.
T.S. Ferguson at Inkyard Press bought Adi Alsaid's BRIEF CHRONICLE OF ANOTHER STUPID HEARTBREAK, about a teen relationship columnist navigating life in the wake of a devastating breakup, and her decision to chronicle the planned breakup of another couple in the summer after they graduate from high school.
Inkyard Press/Harlequin bought Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings's ZENITH, in which an all-girl crew of thieving space pirates must stop a ruthless dictator bent on igniting a galaxy-wide war that would devour worlds.
Phoebe Yeh at Crown Books for Young Readers has bought Rebecca McLaughlin's THE NAMELESS QUEEN, about a ruffian girl thief who impossibly inherits a kingdom -- the throne, the power, and the danger that comes with it.
Ginny Myers Sain's debut DARK AND SHALLOW LIES, the story of a girl seeking answers about her best friend's disappearance from a small Southern town that festers with magic and secrets, to Ruta Rimas at Razorbill, in a six-figure deal, at auction, in a two-book deal, for publication in fall 2021, by Pete Knapp at Park & Fine Literary and Media (NA).
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