Monday, 19 September 2011

Read All About It #2 - Recent exciting Book Deals!

I'm back with another installment of Read All About It where I'll feature all the latest and greatest book deals according! This time round you can find out about Philippa Gregory's new YA deal, an exciting movie deal for the book that's being hailed as a YA "Time Traveller's Wife" and lots more exciting stuff too...Read on to find out more!

Philippa Gregory Signs Deal for Four YA Historical Romances

Admittedly my info on this is a little scant. No titles or synopsis yet, but the news that Philippa Gregory is going to be writing YA is excitement enough, right? I love her adult titles, and I can't wait to find out what historical period she's going to concentrate on for these books. These will be published by Simon & Schuster in the US and UK with the first book releasing in summer 2012.

What the Publishers are Saying:

"We are tremendously excited to welcome Philippa Gregory to the Simon & Schuster Children's list. Her magical storytelling, combined with romance and strong characterisation, will have enormous appeal to the young audience. We look forward to working with our colleagues across all of Simon & Schuster to bring her stories to young readers worldwide."  - Ingrid Selberg, Publishing Director, Simon & Schuster.

Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann:

Spanning three decades with a story told to the backdrop of 1940's, 50's and 60's America Tigers in Red Weather sparked an eight publisher auction with Picador set to publish in the UK and Little, Brown in the US winning American rights. I adore books which take family secrets and lies and take them on a journey through time. Can't wait to read this one!

More About the Book:

Set primarily in 1950s America, Tigers In Red Weather is the sweeping novel of a wealthy East coast family with troubling secrets at its core. It is a story of betrayed loyalties and violence suppressed beneath a polished facade, only to emerge over the course of summers - against a backdrop of cocktails and jazz – in ways that are surprising, revealing, healing and tragic. Superbly characterised, told from five points of view and across three decades, this is storytelling at its finest: ambitious, accomplished and utterly involving.

What the Publishers are Saying:

"I'm thrilled to be working with a talent as arresting as Liza's. She has tremendous novelistic flair and is a consummate storyteller. Tigers In Red Weather is a glorious, elegant and committed novel, boldly in conversation with such classics as Tender is the Night and Revolutionary Road, yet doing something entirely fresh. It spread around the company like electricity and we couldn't be more excited to be publishing it." - Kate Harvey, Editorial Director, Picador.

Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone:

Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone isn't a new acquisition - this was originally announced back in April when the book was still known by it's original title Mobius.  However, since I'm really excited for this one (This is the one they are calling the YA "Time Travellers Wife) and since the movie rights have  just been acquired by CBS Films, I thought I'd mention it here. Look out for Time Between Us in Autumn 2012 from Random House Children's Books in the UK and Hyperion in the US.

More About the Book:

Time Between Us is about Anna, a 16-year-old living in a small town in Illinois in 1995, and Bennett, a 17-year-old in 2012 living in San Francisco, who can time travel. He finds himself in Anna's world, and the two fall in love even though they know Bennett will eventually have to go back to his own time.

More About the Author:

Twitter: @tamaraistone

Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn:

HarperTeen always have really exciting titles, and this one coming in 2013 sounds really, really good! The synopsis has me really intrigued and I can't wait to find out more!

More About the Book:

A girl wakes up wandering the roads of Oklahoma knowing that she is occupying another girl's body -- and that she has killed the girl whose body she is in -- who then returns to the girl's parents in upstate New York to uncover who she really is, and who else she has killed.

More About the Author:

Twitter: @KateKaryusQuinn

After You by Jessica Corra:

After You, the debut novel from Jessica Corra is another one to add to your 2013 wish list! Billed as Before I Fall meets The Sky is Everywhere I want to read it already, um, even though I haven't read either of those books yet. Don't judge! I'll get to them...

More About the Book:

Eighteen-year-old Camilla Jay has the power of second chances. She can rewind to any day and relive it, and she remembers everything. A tragedy like the death of her twin sister Madelyn shouldn’t be possible. Camilla rewinds to the same day over and over, but Madelyn dies each time – by her own hand. Madelyn doesn’t want saving.

Madelyn’s death allows Cam to finally connect with her long-time crush Wall. As they grow closer, Camilla uncovers a series of writings Madelyn did about her own ability to forward in time. Madelyn believed killing herself was the only way to save Camilla from a horrible fate. Cam’s not convinced.

Cam tries to find a way to save Madelyn without bringing about the things her sister saw. Madelyn didn’t think it was possible, and that by trying to save her, Camilla will destroy herself. Camilla doesn’t know what to believe, but one thing becomes clear: if she saves Madelyn, she’ll lose Wall. Is she willing to gamble everything?

More About the Author

Twitter: @jessicacorra

Additional info & quotes

Please note:  Release dates and book titles may not be final and may be subject to change.


  1. You always turn me onto such great upcoming titles, but I think you have out done yourself with all these new titles. I am very interested in how many great historical fiction titles you have her (Gregory's in particular), and After You sounds irresistible.

  2. I love these posts! I'm soooo happy to hear Philippa Gregory is writing a YA series! I can't wait to see their covers (and, of course, read them).

    I already have The Time Between Us on my TBR, but Another Little Piece sounds good! Thanks :)

  3. So excited Philippa Gregory is going to expand into the YA market, I can't wait to see what she comes up with, I adore her books. I can always count on you to keep me posted on all the juicy book goodness, thanks Leanna!

  4. Kind of funny how new books are constantly compare to others. As if they need to be billed that way just to gain buzz.

    I loved The Time Traveler's Wife. Curious about how it will work as a YA novel. :)

    Thanks for the book news.

  5. Lots of good books coming out! Thanks for the info!

  6. Another Little Piece and After you sound like my kinds of books. And ok what is this!!!! Girl you haven't read BEFORE I FALL and THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE. OK seriously, you need to read these books. They are amazing.

  7. All of these sound great, but I am especially excited for Gregory's YA series. OMG! It's going to be incredible. Can't wait!!!

  8. So many great books to look forward to! I especially like the sound of After You (though the name "Wall" has me thinking of...well, walls :P). Thanks for sharing, Leanna :).

  9. awesome post, girlie!

    love reading all this news. especially the phillipa gregory deal! love her stuff. i think she would bring something amazing to the YA scene.

    also, your pic thingy for this feature is completely cool <3

  10. They all sound good but I am most drawn to After You. Thanks for sharing :)

  11. Time Between Us sounds SUPER good to me! And don't worry about Before I Fall...I personally didn't like that one much... :(


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