Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Read All About It: News, Deals and Cover Reveals from Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian, Gayle Forman, Josephine Angelini & More!

Here's a round up of the latest book news, deals and some cover reveals that I've discovered over the past month or so.  It's also basically a digest of all the exciting news stories that come my way and which I've mostly already posted on my twitter and Facebook feeds, so if you want up-to-the-minute book news and you don't want to have to wait around for me to type this up, you can follow me on those sites!

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Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian || Release date: September 2014 
Burn For Burn #3

(synopsis not included in case of spoilers. You can read it here.)


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The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters || Release date: October 2014

Olivia Mead is a headstrong, independent girl—a suffragist—in an age that prefers its girls to be docile. It’s 1900 in Oregon, and Olivia’s father, concerned that she’s headed for trouble, convinces a stage mesmerist to try to hypnotize the rebellion out of her. But the hypnotist, an intriguing young man named Henri Reverie, gives her a terrible gift instead: she’s able to see people’s true natures, manifesting as visions of darkness and goodness, while also unable to speak her true thoughts out loud. These supernatural challenges only make Olivia more determined to speak her mind, and so she’s drawn into a dangerous relationship with the hypnotist and his mysterious motives, all while secretly fighting for the rights of women. Winters breathes new life into history once again with an atmospheric, vividly real story, including archival photos and art from the period throughout.

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Book Deals, Book Deals, Book Deals....


Look Both Ways by Alison Cherry 

Wendy Loggia at Delacorte Press has bought Look Both Ways by Alison Cherry (Red and For Real), for publication in 2016. A girl apprentices at a summer theater festival hoping she's finally found a place to belong, only to learn that neither talent nor love is as straightforward as she thinks. Holly Root at Waxman Leavell Literary Agency brokered the deal for world English rights. 


Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales


Stephen Barbara at Foundry Literary + Media has sold two YA novels and a middle-grade fantasy by This Song Will Save Your Life author and Viking Children's editor Leila Sales. Joy Peskin at Farrar, Straus & Giroux took North American rights to Tonight the Streets Are Ours, a YA novel about a teen girl living in the suburbs who becomes obsessed with a blogger in New York City, and sets out to track him down in real life. Publication is scheduled for fall 2015. Peskin also acquired an untitled second YA title. Separately, Tamra Tuller at Chronicle has acquired North American rights to Once Was a Time, Sales's middle-grade debut features two best friends who are wrenched apart when one time-travels away from their home in war-ravaged 1940s England. Publication is tentatively set for spring 2016. 



One Thing Stolen & This Is the Story of You by Beth Kephart

Tamra Tuller at Chronicle has acquired two books by NBA-nominated author Beth Kephart. Set in Florence, Italy, One Thing Stolen follows Nadia Cara as she mysteriously begins to change. She's become a thief, she has secrets she can't tell, and when she tries to speak, the words seem far away. This Is the Story of You takes place in an island beach town in the aftermath of a super storm; Mira, a year-rounder stranded for weeks without power, hopes to return storm-tossed treasures to their rightful owners, and restore some sense of order to an unrecognizable world. Publication is scheduled for spring 2015 and spring 2016; Amy Rennert of the Amy Rennert Agency did the deal for world rights.



Shut-In by Marisa Reichardt

Joy Peskin at FSG acquired North American rights in a pre-empt to Shut-In, a debut YA novel by Marisa Reichardt, as well as a second YA contemporary. In the aftermath of a deadly high school shooting, 17-year-old Morgan is an agoraphobic trapped in the apartment she shares with her mother and brother; when surfer boy Evan moves in next door, she has to face the life she's been missing. Publication is set for winter 2016 and winter 2018; Kate Testerman at KT Literary brokered the deal. 


Tumbling by Caela Carter


Leila Sales at Viking has bought a third novel by Caela Carter, Tumbling, which is set at the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics trials and follows the girls vying for spots on the Olympic team. In shifting points of view, Carter examines what each girl wants, needs, and sacrifices for her Olympic dreams. It's scheduled for publication in 2016 to coincide with the Summer Olympics. Kate McKean at Howard Morhaim Literary Agency did the deal for North American rights.


I Woke Up Dead at the Mall by Judy Sheehan

Wendy Loggia at Delacorte Press has bought Judy Sheehan's I Woke Up Dead at the Mall, in a pre-empt. It tells of a girl who wakes up dead at the Mall of America only to find she was murdered, and she must work with a group of dead teenagers to finish up the unresolved business of their former lives while preventing her murderer from killing again. Publication is planned for spring 2016; Daniel Lazar at Writers House did the deal for world English rights. 

We'll Never Be Apart by Emiko Jean


Sarah Landis at HMH Books for Young Readers has acquired at auction Emiko Jean's debut novel We'll Never Be Apart, a psychological YA thriller about a 17-year-old girl who is committed to a mental institution after her boyfriend dies in a fire set by her twin. To cope, she begins writing the story of her past in foster care, and discovers that everything she thought she knew was a lie. It's scheduled for fall 2015; Erin Harris at Folio Jr./Folio Literary Management did the two-book deal for North American rights. 


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More Book Covers of Awesome...


 For Real by Alison Cherry || Release date: December 2014

No parents. No limits. No clue what they're in for.

Shy, cautious Claire has always been in her confident older sister's shadow. While Miranda's life is jam-packed with exciting people and whirlwind adventures, Claire gets her thrills vicariously by watching people live large on reality TV.

When Miranda discovers her boyfriend, Samir, cheating on her just before her college graduation, it's Claire who comes up with the perfect plan. They'll outshine Miranda's fame-obsessed ex while having an amazing summer by competing on Around the World, a race around the globe for a million bucks. Revenge + sisterly bonding = awesome.

But the show has a twist, and Claire is stunned to find herself in the middle of a reality-show romance that may or may not be just for the cameras. This summer could end up being the highlight of her life... or an epic fail forever captured on film. In a world where drama is currency and manipulation is standard, how can you tell what's for real?

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Just One Night by Gayle Forman  || Release date: May 29th 2014
Just One Day #2.5

After spending one life-changing day in Paris with laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter, sheltered American good girl Allyson “Lulu” Healey discovered her new lover had disappeared without a trace. Just One Day followed Allyson’s quest to reunite with Willem; Just One Year chronicled the pair’s year apart from Willem’s perspective. Now, back together at last, this delectable e-novella reveals the couple’s final chapter.

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Atlantia by Ally Condie || Release date: November 2014

A standalone YA novel.

"In Atlantia, the heroine, Rio, is thrown into a precarious and upsetting situation after her twin sister, Bay, opts to leave their underwater world for "Above" first. Since only family member can leave for the surface, Rio is then, as PYRG executive director of publicity Shanta Newlin explained, 'left with increasingly dangerous questions about the complex political and religious system constructed to govern the fragile divide between land and sea.'" -Publishers Weekly

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Some UK Cover Reveals... 


 
 Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini || Release date: August 2014

Love burns. Worlds collide. Magic reigns.

This world is trying to kill Lily Proctor. Her life-threatening allergies keep her from enjoying many of the experiences that other teenagers take for granted...which is why she is determined to enjoy her first (and perhaps only) high-school party. But Lily's life never goes according to plan, and after a humiliating incident in front of half her graduating class Lily wishes she could just disappear.

Suddenly Lily is in a different Salem - one overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles. Strongest and cruellest of all the Crucibles is Lillian . . . Lily's identical other self in this alternate universe. This new version of her world is terrifyingly sensual, and Lily is soon overwhelmed by new experiences.

Lily realizes that what makes her weak at home is exactly what makes her extraordinary in New Salem. It also puts her life in danger. Thrown into a world she doesn't understand, Lily is torn between responsibilities she can't hope to shoulder alone, and a love she never expected.

But how can Lily be the saviour of this world when she is literally her own worst enemy?


US Cover
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 Between the Lives by Jessica Shirvington || Release date: August 2014

The perfect life or the perfect love. You choose.

For as long as she can remember, Sabine has lived two lives. Every 24 hours she shifts to her 'other' life - a life where she is exactly the same, but absolutely everything else is different: different family, different friends, different social expectations. In one life she has a sister, in the other she does not. In one life she's a straight-A student with the perfect boyfriend, in the other she's considered a reckless delinquent. Nothing about her situation has ever changed, until the day when she discovers a glitch: the arm she breaks in one life is perfectly fine in the other.

With this new knowledge, Sabine begins a series of increasingly risky experiments that bring her dangerously close to the life she's always wanted. But if she can only have one life, which is the one she'll choose?

A compelling psychological thriller about a girl who lives two parallel lives - this is Sliding Doors for the YA audience.
 

Australian Edition   ||  US Edition (with title change)

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Louder Than Words by Laura Jarratt || Release date: June 2014

Rafi hasn't spoken for eight years. It's up to her to tell her brother's story now that he can't speak either ...

Rafi idolises her seventeen-year-old brother, who is popular, generous and a borderline genius. Ever protective, Silas always includes her when he's with his friends, so Rafi gets to hear all sorts of things that younger sisters wouldn't normally be a part of. Like the time Silas hacks a gaming site to help out his friend Josie, who has been trashed by her ex.

With Josie, Rafi finds herself with a proper friend for the first time in her life. As they grow closer, she realises that she wants to find a way back into the world – she wants to learn to speak again. But Silas has found a new interest too – and it’s taking him away from everything that was once important to him. Can Rafi find the words to save her brother?

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 That's it for the round up! Let me know what you think of the latest covers and deals in comments! Which cover of Trial by Fire do you prefer?  Josie's publishers in the US & UK have gone for VERY different looks with this one! The UK cover is pretty similar to the UK Starcrossed covers in that it features an up-close boy/girl shot.  I like it, but it's a bit samey, so I'm going for the US cover on this one.

I'm very excited to read Just One Night. I only heard about this last week, but I'm really glad that it's happening. I was bummed when I read Just One Year and didn't find out what happened next!




Please note that book covers may not be final and may be subject to change.  Additional sources:  PW Children's Bookshelf, Amazon & Goodreads.

14 comments :

  1. ChristinaBookAddict7 May 2014 at 13:12

    Soooo many good books coming out and awesome covers. I'd have to say that Ally Condie's newest book sounds pretty good and For Real sounds like my kind of summer read. I absolutely love the cover of Just One Night… *swoon* Thanks for sharing this with us, Leanna!

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  2. Jess Hearts Books7 May 2014 at 17:07

    I am so excited for Ashes to Ashes, Just One Night, Between the Lives and the new Leila Sales book! For Real sounds like a fun summer read so will have to add it to my wishlist. :)

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  3. Leila Sales' new book has a fantastic title. Sounds like adventure and freedom :) Love the For Real cover, too. And there are so many other book news, I can't decide which one I want to read most. I like the US cover of Josephine's book better than the UK cover, too.

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  4. Woah there are so many brilliant books to look forward too! I am especially excited about the new books by Leila Sales, Marisa Reichardt and Beth Kephart! Thank you for this wonderful post and for keeping me in the loop with all the latest!

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  5. LittleMissBecky13 May 2014 at 04:50

    I want to tell you, I love these posts, Leanna! So much great info and I definitely appreciate the time it must take to compile it all! Awesome job!
    Oh, that Cure for Dreaming cover. :( Shadow of Blackbirds just had such an amazing cover, I can't help but be let down by this one. It's just...weird. :D

    You know, I didn't really like Matched, but Allie Condie's new one looks like an interesting story! Don't like the cover though LOL.

    I'm going to have to vote for the US covers of Trial by Fire and Between the Lives (One Past Midnight). ;) Though its so darn confusing when they starting using different titles!

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  6. I still need to read the second book in the Burn for Burn series, I better catch up! And it's great to know Leila Sales has a new book out. I loved Between the Lines!


    Mands @ The Bookish Manicurist

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  7. For Real sounds like a great summer read - why is it releasing in December?? I can't wait for Just One Night - I really hoped that the second book would continue with what happened next so glad we're getting this update!

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  8. I need to read This Song Will Save Your Life - I've heard good things about Leila Sales! Very excited for Just One Night! :)

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  9. Yes, I think the US cover of Josie's new book is the all-round winner! :)

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  10. Thanks, Jasprit! I need to check out This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales. I've been hearing good things and a lot of people seem very excited for her new book!

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  11. Aw, thanks Becky! True, these posts used to take a while to compile, but then I worked out a system and now, well, they still take a while, but not as long! ;)


    I didn't love Matched either - I actually didn't finish the series (the second book was a struggle!) so I'm not sure I'll check out her new one. I'll see what the reviewers are like first.



    Yes, very confusing when they start changing titles!

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  12. The second book in the Burn for Burn series wasn't a great read for me - but it does have a GREAT ending, so now I really need to read the final instalment! :)

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  13. Nina Happy Endings13 May 2014 at 23:15

    I want to read For Real! That cover is amazing! I need it right now.

    Nina from J'adore Happy Endings

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  14. These posts of yours are such a big help in keeping up to date with trends etc. Thanks so much for doing them <3

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