Lydia Kang‘s Catalyst (sequel to Control) to Kathy Dawson Books (World), for publication in 2014. A teen girl in 2151 is forced to align herself with her worst enemies in a safe house that’s anything but safe.
Jackson Pearce writing as J. Nelle Patrick: Tsarina (2014) to Razorbill. In the midst of the Russian Revolution, a young noble girl must find a powerful, mystical Faberge egg in order to save Russia – and the life of Alexei Romanov.
Cherie Priest‘s young adult I Am Princess X (2015) to Scholastic. May’s best friend has been dead for years…or maybe not, as she learns when a sinister, clandestine web phenomenon hints otherwise. One part Alternate Reality Game, and one part internet gothic.
Cherie Priest‘s Maplecroft to Penguin Roc in a 2-book deal. A Victorian Gothic epistolary about a woman chasing down arcane science for answers, desperate to save the town that shuns her. Lizzie Borden fighting Cthulhu with an ax. Her sister Emma, a brilliant invalid some years her senior, who masquerades as a man in order to publish in scientific journals. Doctor Seabury, the physician who defended Lizzie during her trial, and now sees better than anyone that the creeping threat is hideously unnatural. Her young lover Nance O’Neil, a stunning stage actress whose stubborn devotion will take her closer to the truth than she ever wanted to come. By the time the villain – who doesn’t know he is one – reaches Fall River, he doesn’t even know he’s human.