Monday, 30 September 2013

Read All About It: News, Deals and Cover Reveals from Kiera Cass, Huntley Fitzpatrick, Maggie Stiefvater, 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 few weeks!  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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The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass ||  Release date: May 2014

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


What I Thought was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick || Release date: April 2014

From the author of My Life Next Door comes a swoony summertime romance full of expectation and regret, humor and hard questions.

Gwen Castle's Biggest Mistake Ever, Cassidy Somers, is slumming it as a yard boy on her Nantucket-esque island this summer. He's a rich kid from across the bridge in Stony Bay, and she hails from a family of fishermen and housecleaners who keep the island's summer people happy. Gwen worries a life of cleaning houses will be her fate too, but just when it looks like she'll never escape her past—or the island—Gwen's dad gives her some shocking advice. Sparks fly and secret histories unspool as Gwen spends a gorgeous, restless summer struggling to resolve what she thought was true—about the place she lives, the people she loves, and even herself—with what really is.

A magnetic, push-me-pull-me romance with depth, this is for fans of Sarah Dessen, Jenny Han, and Deb Caletti.


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

Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater 

David Levithan at Scholastic has acquired Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater, a companion to her Shiver trilogy, which concluded with 2011's Forever. The new book follows Cole St. Clair, a pivotal character from the series with the ability to shape-shift into a wolf, and Isabel, one of the few who know his secret. The two may have been in love once, and now, Cole is back in Isabel's life. Forever will be published simultaneously in the U.S., U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and Canada on July 1, 2014. Laura Rennert from Andrea Brown Literary Agency negotiated the deal.

Crucible by Josephine Angelini

Jean Feiwel at Feiwel and Friends has bought North American rights to Josephine Angelini's (Starcrossed) new series, Crucible. The series follows a teenage girl who gets caught in an epic struggle between good and evil when she's transported to a parallel universe where witches rule and scientists are burned at the stake by an alternate version of herself. Feiwel preempted the series from Mollie Glick at Foundry Literary + Media. In separate deals, U.K. rights and German rights were also pre-empted.

Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

Lisa Yoskowitz at Disney-Hyperion has bought North American rights to Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone, author of the YA companion novels Time Between Us and Time After Time. The new book, pitched as Glee meets Silver Linings Playbook, follows a competitive swimmer with OCD who struggles with her position among the popular circle of friends, until a quirky girl a few lockers away introduces her to a seemingly innocent poetry club hidden below the school theater. It's scheduled for spring 2015; Caryn Wiseman at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency brokered the deal. 

21 Kisses by Daisy Whitney

Caroline Abbey at Bloomsbury has bought Daisy Whitney's 21 Kisses, about a Manhattan teenager who leaves love letters around the city in an effort to make amends for the ways that love has disappointed her, while trying to choose between two very different boys. The book is scheduled for winter 2015 publication; Michelle Wolfson at Wolfson Literary Agency did the deal for world rights.


A couple of US Cover Alerts...

The Sound by Sarah Alderson || Release date: May 2014. 

When aspiring music journalist Ren Kingston takes a job nannying for a wealthy family on the exclusive island of Nantucket, playground for Boston's elite, she's hoping for a low-key summer reading books and blogging about bands. Boys are firmly off the agenda.

What she doesn't count on is falling in with a bunch of party-loving private school kids who are hiding some dark secrets, falling (possibly) in love with the local bad boy, and falling out with a dangerous serial killer...

The gripping new stand-alone novel from the author of Hunting Lila. Out August 2013.

UK Cover

The Descent (The Taker #3) by Alma Katsu || Release date January 2014

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

UK Cover

More Book Deals... 

Kissing in America by Margo Rabb

Alexandra Cooper at HarperTeen has acquired at auction a YA novel by New York Times contributor Margo Rabb (Cures for Heartbreak). Pitched as “part love story, part cross-country trip,” Kissing in America follows Eva, a 16-year-old obsessed with romance novels but boyfriend-less in real life, who treks from Manhattan to L.A. with her best friend in search of her one true love. Publication is set for summer 2015. Emily van Beek at Folio Jr./Folio Literary Management negotiated the two-book deal for North American rights, with the second book planned for summer 2017. 

A Million Miles Away by Lara Avery

Pamela Garfinkel at Little, Brown's Poppy imprint has acquired at auction A Million Miles Away by Lara Avery, first in a two-book deal. It tells the story of 16-year-old Kelsey, who hides her twin sister's death from her sister's boyfriend, who is on active duty in Afghanistan, by pretending to be her – only to fall in love with him herself. Publication is scheduled for spring 2015; Josh Bank and Katie McGee at Alloy Entertainment negotiated the deal for world English rights. 

Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer

For HarperCollins Kate Jackson has acquired, and Rosemary Brosnan will edit, a debut novel by Lexa Hillyer, former editor at HarperCollins and Razorbill, and co-founder of Paper Lantern Lit, in a two-book deal. Billed as a cross between The Interestings and The Fault in Our Stars, Proof of Forever tells the story of four girls who relive the summer they were 15, discovering friendships, second chances, and a devastating secret. Publication is planned for summer 2015; Stephen Barbara at Foundry Literary + Media sold North American rights in a preempt. 

The Land of Ten Thousand Madonnas by Kate Hattemer

Erin Clarke at Knopf has acquired a YA novel by Kate Hattemer (author of the forthcoming Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy). In her new book, The Land of Ten Thousand Madonnas, three teen cousins embark on a backpacking trip to Europe at the mysterious behest of their fourth cousin, who recently died. It will pub in spring 2015; Uwe Stender at TriadaUS did the deal for world rights. 


Some Movie News...

Divergent 'Tattoo' Posters Released

Click for Larger Size

Harrison Glibertson Cast as Fallen's Cam


And an Awesome Book Trailer...


So much pretty in the way of cover reveals this time round. The cover for The One by Kiera Cass is so pretty it's almost edible, while the cover art for What I Thought Was True is simply summer. :) I can't wait to read that one! 

Also news of new books from Maggie Stiefvater (more Cole St. Clair - yay!) and Josephine Angelini amongst others - and the casting for Fallen's Cam. Let me know what you think of all the latest news in comments!

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


  1. ChristinaBookAddict30 September 2013 at 15:25

    I love the new cover for The One and Fitzpatrick's new cover/book is SOOO up my alley. That cover screams summer. I love it and can't wait! I like the sound of Crucible and added Proof of Forever to my TBR list. Not sure about the casting for Cam. What do you think? He looks like of young to me either that or I am getting old. It's probably the latter. ;)

  2. Haha! I guess he does look young. I don't know anything about the actor at all, but he's definitely got the broody thing going on. I've wanted Ed Westwick for Cam ever since Lauren Kate mentioned him as her pick. I'm not too sure about the casting for Fallen yet - I don't know any of the actors! (same with the cast of Vampire Academy!)

  3. Jenny @ Supernatural Snark30 September 2013 at 15:53

    Wow. How absolutely stunning is the cover for The One? All the covers have been gorgeous, but this one is definitely my favorite! Love the white - perhaps we'll actually see a wedding in this one! So excited for Huntley Fitzpatrick's new book and Josephine Angelini's as well - love both of those authors! This was such a fantastic post Leanna, thanks for keeping me up to date on fun bookish news!

  4. I'm most excited to hear about Maggie Stiefvater's book! I wanted Cole and Isabel to get their story and we've even asked, but I guess she wasn't yet ready to do one. I'm so thrilled!! Thanks for sharing all the interesting news here! :)

  5. So much goodness in this post!

    1. LOVE the Divergent posters. Can't even begin to describe how excited I am for Allegiant :-D

    2. Some of these books have such cool titles. I think publishers and authors are getting really creative with titles these days. 21 Kisses and Proof of Forever sound especially good.

    3. What I Thought Was True has a fab cover and synopsis. I am ready for the swoon!!!

  6. Becky @ Stories & Sweeties1 October 2013 at 07:58

    The UK definitely got the better cover for The Descent! Ooooh, not sure about that pick for Cam. I'm not sure how I feel about the casting so far. I love the Fallen series, so I'm naturally going to be picky, but what I've seen so far looks like they are casting a show for CW or something.

  7. Oooh - a wedding! I didn't think of that. I adore the cover for The One. So pretty! I still need to read My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick - I've heard a lot of great things!

  8. It is! I'm very excited for the Cole St. Clair story. He's one of my fave book boys! :)

  9. Haha! I've also begged for a Cole story - he's my fave. I'm so excited for this one! :)

  10. Oh, me too. So ready for the swoon! And so excited for Allegiant!

  11. I'm not sure about the Fallen cast either - I mean, I don't know any of them from anything else, so we'll just have to wait and see. Out of all the in-production book to book adaptations, Divergent looks like the most promising so far.

  12. Oh wow there has been so many brilliant book announcements and cover reveals! I love the cover to What I thought was True. I adored Fitzpatrick's debut novel, so can't wait to get my hands on this lovely book! Thank you for keeping me in the loop with everything Leanna! :)

  13. Jess Hearts Books1 October 2013 at 18:44

    I actually can't get over the cover for The One it is absolutely stunning! I can't wait for What I Thought Was True, Sinner and Every Last Word. Also the tattoo Divergent posters look so cool! Thanks for sharing :)

  14. Ooh excited for the Divergent movie! And I love the cover for The One that series has such eye catching covers! I'm curious about Teardrop mostly because her Fallen series has SUCH mixed reviews!! Wonder if this one will fare better!

  15. I still need to read My Life Next Door - I've heard great things so hope to get to it before the new book releases! :)

  16. I know! The cover for The One is a thing of beauty! :)

  17. I got off to a shaky start with the Fallen series, but I grew to love it. That said, I haven't yet read the fourth book, but I loved the third. :)

  18. when is the movie coming out? I read the first book and I am willing to read the two other books. But I reaaaaaalllly want to know when the movie comes out!!!

  19. The movie was optioned, but I don't think there's an actual release date. When a book is optioned for movie, it doesn't necessarily mean the movie will happen. I'd love to see this one on the big screen, though!

  20. OH my god Alex is just so Hot!!!!... he's perect fr the role!!!!!!!!!

  21. for willows role i would suggest australian actress isabel lucas

  22. The others are perfect but I don't want to be let down by my favourite book character, Alex. I think you could do better for Alex, I have a high expectation for his looks and Alex should be more handsome, hot, sexier than that guy. Just sharing my thoughts here. I've been in love with Alex's character for a long time. I can't wait for a movie to be made on this Angel series book.


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