Hemlock [also published as Deadly Hemlock]
HarperCollins Katherine Tegen (CA: 27th April 2012; US: 8th May 2012); Simon & Schuster (UK & AU: 5th July 2012)
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A senator’s granddaughter has been killed, but a werewolf may be framed to cover up a murder.
The story starts slow, setting up the factions, but halfway through the action kicks in. Kathleen Peacock has crafted a winningly claustrophobic setting, with uncertain alliances and an abundance of shady characters (though the bad guys don’t have enough complexity). Mac recognises the ridiculousness of her romantic situation, likening it to a CW show. I’d love to learn more about Serena, Trey, Henry, and the interment camps.
P.S. Team Trey.
Jennifer Lynn Barnes‘s romantic thriller Nobody to Egmont. About 2 supernaturally unnoticeable teens: 1 uses the skill to kill, while the other uses it to hide.
Sarah Crossan’s Breathe in a 3-book deal to Greenwillow (US/CA). About a world where oxygen is a precious commodity & only the rich breathe easily in the glass pod that is now home, from which 3 teens venture into the dangerous outlands beyond the pod with only 2 days of oxygen in their tanks. For publication in 2012.
Sophie Littlefield‘s The Museum of Eyes in a 2-book deal to Mira (World English). A family’s legacy of murder & abuse are but the 1st things a mother is determined to keep from her daughter.
Melissa Marr & Kelley Armstrong‘s The Blackwell Pages middle grade trilogy to Little, Brown (NA). The story of 2 12-year-old boys & 1 girl, all distant descendants of the Norse gods, who must journey to prevent the impending Ragnarok (the apocalypse). Book 1, Loki’s Wolves, is slated for publication in 2013.
Rachel Vincent: Books 6 (Before I Wake) & 7 in the Soul Screamers series to Harlequin Teen. 3rd Unbound novel & additional adult novel to Mira.
TV RIGHTS OPTIONED
Holly Black‘s White Cat to Vertigo Pictures. A family of con artists has dangerous magical powers & 1 son refuses to take part in their schemes.
Carolyn Crane‘s The Disillusionist Trilogy to FishBowl Media. About a psychological hit squad of misfits & neurotics who reform criminals by pumping them full of their negative energy, pitched as Heroes meets Inception.
Melissa Marr‘s Graveminder to Ken Olin, the same man responsible for Alias & Brothers & Sisters.
FILM RIGHTS OPTIONED
Kathleen Peacock‘s Hemlock to Lane Shefter Bishop of Vast Entertainment. A small town is under siege by a werewolf virus.
Posted in Carolyn Crane, Holly Black, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Kathleen Peacock, Kelley Armstrong, Melissa Marr, Rachel Vincent, Sarah Crossan, Sophie Littlefield
Tagged Before I Wake, Breathe, Garveminder, Hemlock, Loki's Wolves, Nobody, The Museum of Eyes, White Cat