Lenore Appelhans‘s Level Two to Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers in a joint acquisition with CBS Films. The liminal place between our world (Level One) & heaven, Felicia spends her days reliving her memories from the security of her pod – until she gets broken out by Julian, a boy she met on Earth.
Debra Driza‘s Mila 2.0. The teenage protagonist discovers that she is a government experiment – an android with human emotions.
Gemma Malley‘s The Killables dystopian YA trilogy to Hachette Hodder (World Rights). Set in the year 2065, Evie & Raffy work for the government in a society where evil no longer exists. After a war on terror that almost destroyed the world, The City has been established; citizens may only enter after having the “evil” part of their brain removed. To be published in hardcover March 2012, with paperback publication to follow in October. The 2nd & 3rd novels will be published in 2013 & 2014 respectively.
Daniel Marks‘s YA novel Velveteen in a 2-book deal to Delacorte (NA). Pitched as a cross between Beetlejuice & Jennifer’s Body. A serial killer’s victim attempts to get revenge from Purgatory.
Jennifer Rush‘s YA novel Altered in a 3-book deal to Little, Brown (World English), for publication in 2012. Pitched as Dollhouse meets Prison Break. 17-year-old Anna finds herself on the run from her father’s enigmatic Agency, along with the 4 teen boys the Agency had been experimenting on, in a mystery of erased memories, secret identities & genetic alteration.
Jessica Spotswood‘s Born Wicked in a 3-book deal to G. P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers (World). Set in “a world of tea parties, engagement & elegant dresses), the Cahill sisters – a trio of teen witches – must hide their powers in order to save themselves from being shipped off to prison or a mental ward.