HarperTeen Nabs Bourne-Like YA Trilogy
Jessica Regel, at Jean V. Naggar, sold North American rights to a supernatural YA trilogy by Lesley Livingston tentatively called STARLING. HarperTeen editor Laura Arnold acquired the books, which Regel said are reminiscent of The Bourne Identity and "blend Norse, Egyptian, and Greek mythologies with paranormal elements." In the series, warring powerful New York City crime families, all with ties to the supernatural, vie for control of the fate of mankind. Book one in the trilogy is scheduled for summer 2012. Livingston's debut novel, the 2008 faerie-tinged Wondrous Strange, was the first book in a YA trilogy she just finished for HarperTeen; book two, Darklight, was released in 2009, and book three, Tempestuous, is scheduled for January 2011.
Also news of Once Ever Never, which was sold back in January now has a finished first draft! Hats off to Livingston, what a busy author. For those of you who haven't heard of Once Ever Never, here's a quote about it from the author's blog.
SOLD:No covers released yet for the books, but I'm really excited to see what they look like. For the authors official blog quote, click here.
WONDROUS STRANGE author Lesley Livingston's ONCE EVERY NEVER, about a modern teen girl who spirals back in time to Rome's bloody conquest of Britain -- where she befriends the daughter of a fiery queen, falls for a fierce warrior prince, and discovers that she may be the only hope of averting a devastating blood-curse, to Jennifer Notman at Penguin Canada, by Jessica Regel at the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency.
What do you think of the Wondrous Strange Series? Excited for the new books by this author?
I confess I haven't read the Wondrous Strange series yet, but I've got the first book waiting for me.