Some people may think that the number 13 is unlucky, but not those of us at The Lucky 13s! In fact, we're celebrating the 13th day of each month by featuring all the fabulous stuff that's been happening to The Lucky 13s.
Please raise a glass to our super-awesome-bomb-diggity news....
Translation rights for Brandy Colbert's POINTE have been sold to French publisher MSK.
AFTER EDEN by Helen Douglas publishes in the US on 5th November and UK on 7th November. SLJ says "Time travel, love, and destiny combine to create a thrilling sci-fi love story."
Karen Chaplin at HarperTeen has pre-empted a YA novel by Kelly Fiore, author of Taste Test and the forthcoming Just Like the Movies. Her new book, The People vs. Cecelia Price, was pitched as Sara Zarr meets Breaking Bad; it features a teenage girl accused of murdering her drug-addicted brother, though the truth is a lot more complicated. It will be published in fall 2015; Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary and Media was the agent.
Also...translation rights for Kelly Fiore's THE PEOPLE VS. CECELIA PRICE were sold to German publisher Coppenwrath.
Elizabeth May's THE FALCONER got two lovely blurbs:
“Simply put, my favorite YA paranormal this year. A must read!”
And a review from Starburst Magazine calling it, "a memorable bit of fun, and one that you’re likely to want to re-read immediately. A stunning debut and very firmly recommended."
-Jennifer L. Armentrout
"A riveting world, a fierce heroine, and electrifying action--I burned through this sparkling debut!"
-Sarah J. Maas
Reviews of CONTROL by Lydia Kang are coming in!
“A sweet, edgy romance rounds out this smart, futuristic medical thriller.”
“Steamy, romantic. . .scrupulous attention to scientific detail adds authenticity."
April Tucholke's BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA got its 3rd starred review. Booklist said:
“People die; children stalk the cemetery with stakes; and strange, alluring River delights and frightens Violet in equal measure... Moments of horror nestle against warm, dreamy kisses."
FAKE ID got a glowing review from Kirkus:
"Fast action, judicious plot twists, and sufficiently evil teens and adults should keep thrill-seeking readers awake long into the night."
And his second Harper Children's book was announced in PM: "Lamar Giles's ENDANGERED, a teen photographer exposes the secrets of her cruel classmates on the web and unwittingly inspires a killer who gets closer with every shutter click, pitched as Veronica Mars meets Rear window, to Karen Chaplin at Harper Children's, for publication in January 2015, by Jamie Weiss Chilton at Andrea Brown Literary Agency (World)"
NEARLY GONE has a new website. Check it out here!
Four Luckies have been nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal:
Emily Murdoch with IF YOU FIND ME
CJ Flood with INFINITE SKY
Steph Kuehn with CHARM AND STRANGE
Emma Pass with ACID
Demitria Lunetta's IN THE AFTER made Amazon's 2013 Best Books for Teens top twenty!
Emily Murdoch's F YOU FIND ME:
*Has been nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal!
*Will have the original, twenty page epilogue included as bonus material in the March/May 2014 paperback editions in the US and UK, with a new, gorgeous cover for the UK edition (and in the UK ... there will be ... shhh ... ARCs.)
*Sold to Spain, Italy and Korea
*Has been named a Goodreads Choice Awards Best Books of 2013 nominee in two categories: Best Debut Goodreads Author and Best Young Adult Fiction, so everyone go vote for your favorite books!
MAGIC MARKS THE SPOT got a lovely review in this Sunday's New York Times! The reviewer says:
"The book is deliciously feminist but wears its politics lightly. Relationships are sweet and beautifully drawn, there is at least one laugh per page, and I quite enjoyed the notion of entrenched pirate bureaucracy."
GONE FISHING: A Novel in Verse by Tamera Wissinger was nominated for a CYBILS Award.
Amie Kaufman (co-author of THESE BROKEN STARS) and Jay Kristoff (author of STORMDANCER) sold their new trilogy to Melanie Cecka at Knopf Children's in a major pre-empt. Book one, ILLUMINAE, is a found-footage style story pitched as Battlestar Galactica meets Ten Things I Hate About You, due out in 2015.
And some great new cover reveals!!!!
Woo-hoo, Lucky 13s!
Rachele Alpine's young adult comtemporary novel CANARY is available now. She blogs, or you can find her onFacebook, Twitter, and her website.