YA WATCH (6/3 - 6/17)

So remember back in the day when I used to do YA WATCH? If you're new around here, YA WATCH was a feature where I showcased all the new reveals that happen around the publishing industry so you don't have to be running around for all types of new information!

I stopped doing it due to some discouraging events but now I am so pumped to start doing it again! It not only helps you guys be up to date, but helps me be up to date! And so, here we go!


 Title: Mind Games
Author: Kiersten White
Release Date: February 19th, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 304
Edition: Hardcover
Cover Judge: I actually really like it even though it's a giant girl face! Something Kiersten pointed out really made me enjoy it: the face is made of disturbing images.
Summary Judge: I shall read anything Kiersten White writes. That is all.
Goodreads: Link

In a world where psychics and mind-readers are the ultimate tools in corporate espionage, two teen girls try to save themselves and their future.
Title: Shadows In The Silence
Author: Courtney Allison Moulton
Release Date: January 31st, 2012
Publisher: Katherine Tegan
Pages: --
Edition: Hardcover
Cover Judge: It matches the other covers which makes me happy but the first one will always be my favorite.
Summary Judge: I LOVE this series so of course i'm loving forward to the final book!
Goodreads: Link

In the final battle for Heaven and Earth, Ellie, who has the reincarnated soul of an ancient reaper-slayer, must grapple with her archangel powers to save herself and all of humanity.
Title: Out of the Easy
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Release Date: February 2013
Publisher: Philomel Books
Pages: --
Edition: Hardcover
Cover Judge: Loooove, love.
Summary Judge: Ruta Sepetys is honestly one of my favorite authors so yes yes yes. Also the 20s are amazing.
Goodreads: Link

Known amongst locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than The Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street. Caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine underworld, New Orleans lures Josie in her quest for truth, dangling temptation at every turn, and escalating to the ultimate test.With characters as captivating as her international bestselling novel, "Between Shades of Gray," Ruta Sepetys skillfully creates a rich story of secrets, lies, and the haunting reminder that decisions can shape our destiny.

And then they designed ALL of Sarah Dessen novels (with the exception of What Happened to Goodbye since that was her latest release):

all information comes from the author's site or publisher's weekly.

Jennifer Klonsky at Simon Pulse has acquired the four-book Visions series by Lisa McMann, author of the bestselling Wake series. The first novel, Crash, to be published in January 2013, centers on a girl who begins having horrific visions of an terrifying accident that is set to take the life of a family rival and longtime crush, and who is forced to take action to prevent the disaster. Michael Bourret at DGLM brokered the deal.

Krista Marino at Delacorte has acquired the first YA series from Brandon Sanderson, author of the bestselling Mistborn trilogy for adults. Delacorte will release the first novel, Steelheart, in North America in fall 2013, with simultaneous publication as an e-book. Steelheart follows David – a teenager in the city that was once called Chicago – as he searches for the extraordinarily powerful creature who killed his father. Eddie Schneider of JABberwocky Literary Agency sold the series at auction; Schneider reports that preliminary negotiations are underway for a Hollywood deal.
Kate Farrell at Henry Holt has acquired debut novelist Heather Demetrios's YA novel Streaming. The book’s heroine, 17-year-old Bonnie™ Baker, was born and raised on a reality TV show and now – on camera – must struggle against her family, her friends, and the national press to break free. Farrell also acquired an untitled YA book by Demetrios. Brenda Bowen at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates did the two-book deal.

Jacquelyn Mitchard at Merit Press, the new YA imprint of F+W Media, has signed up the imprint’s first book, a thriller by Daphne Benedis-Grab titled The Girl in the Wall, for publication in winter 2012. When guests at Ariel's birthday party – the social event of the year, complete with private rock concert – are taken hostage, Ariel flees to the hidden tunnels in her family's mansion while the rest of her class waits for demands to be met. But when the wrong person is killed, teens on both sides of the wall find themselves fighting for their lives. Sara Crowe at Harvey Klinger brokered the deal for world English rights

Erin Stein at Little, Brown’s Poppy imprint has acquired worldwide rights to The House at the End of the Street, starring Oscar nominees Jennifer Lawrence and Elisabeth Shue. Poppy will publish the tie-in novel, written by Lily Blake. The book is due on August 21, and film releases on September 21.

Jerry Zucker and Janet Zucker at Zucker Productions (Airplane, Naked Gun, Ghost) have optioned Martha Brockenbrough's YA debut, Devine Intervention, in which a guardian angel in a rehab program for wayward souls accidentally kills the girl he's supposed to watch over, and fails to get her into heaven. Screenwriter Randi Singer (Mrs. Doubtfire) is adapting; Josie Freedman at ICM on behalf of Jill Corcoran at the Herman Agency brokered the deal.


Harper Teen Launched EPIC READS:


Production on the second movie in The Hunger Games series, Catching Fire, is set to begin this fall. The first casting news was just released. Philip Seymour Hoffman has been offered the role of Plutarch Heavensbee, according to a tweet from Variety reporter Jeff Sneider, later confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter. The film is scheduled for release on Nov. 22, 2013.

And that's all I have for you guys today!
Happy Reading!


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