I opened my email today to find an email from Random House Children's Books with the subject line, 4 new dystopian books from Random House, and of course, I opened it immediately, and I have permission to share! :D There is a little information about each of the four books - two of them are coming out in 2012, and the other two in 2013! Also, they are ALL debuts, and they sound awesome, I'm not sure I can wait that long!
All taken from the final press release:
Starters by Lissa Price, an American screenwriter, publishing in April 2012, is an action-packed thriller set in a world where eternal youthfulness can be had – at a price. One girl has the ability to bring it all tumbling down . . . RHCB acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Heather Shapiro at Baror International and will be launching globally alongside Random Inc for a truly international campaign.
A post- apocalyptic Los Angeles is the setting for Struck by Jenifer Bosworth, publishing in July 2012. After the city is devastated by an earthquake, Mia Price finds herself in the middle of a power struggle between two fanatical cults; one that wants to save the world and another that wants to destroy it. RHCB acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Alex Webb of the Rights People, acting on behalf of FSG.
Sangu Mandanna’s debut The Lost Girl publishes in early 2013 and centres around Eva, a feisty teen girl who technically has no true identity of her own. Eva is forced to abandon everything she's ever known and loved, finding herself torn between two worlds. RHCB acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Sarah Malloy of A.M. Heath acting on behalf of the Elizabeth Kaplan agency.
And finally, children’s librarian Emma Pass, releases ACID in early 2013. This action-packed novel introduces us to Jenna Strong, a truly kick-ass heroine who is serving time in an all-male prison for the murder of her parents. Set one hundred years in the future in a Big Brother style society; Britain is now under the control of ACID – a terrifying all-seeing police force. RHCB acquired world rights from Carolyn Whitaker of London Independent Books.
Don't they all sound awesome? I especially like the sound of ACID, as well as Starters! Struck also sounds great - very much like Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts and Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick, which I loved :D Let me know in the comments which ones you like the sound of, and if you'll be looking out for them!