Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers To Publish A New Young Adult Series
With New York Times Bestselling Author Lauren DeStefano
NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2013
NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lauren DeStefano, the New York Times
bestselling author of The Chemical Garden trilogy has signed on to write a
brand-new utopian series with Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. The
new series will be published in Spring 2014 and will be called The Internment
Chronicles. The title of the first book is Perfect Ruin. In addition to the
new series, two short stories will be published as eBooks to complement the
story. The final book of The Chemical Garden Trilogy, Sever, goes on sale
February 12, 2013.
On Internment, the floating island in the clouds where fifteen-year-old Morgan
Stockhour lives, getting too close to the edge can lead to madness. Even
though Morgan's older brother Lex was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up
like him. She tries her best not to mind that her life is orderly and boring,
and if she ever wonders about the ground, and why it is forbidden, she takes
solace in her best friend, Pen, and her betrothed, Basil.
Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers
swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from
investigating, especially when she meets Judas. He is the boy being blamed for
the murder—betrothed to the victim—but Morgan is convinced of his innocence.
Secrets lie at the heart of Internment, but nothing can prepare Morgan for
what she will find—or who she will lose.
"With each book in the Chemical Garden Trilogy, Lauren DeStefano amazed more
and more readers," says Justin Chanda Vice President Publisher of Simon &
Schuster Books for Young Readers. "Just wait until they read Perfect Ruin!"
Lauren DeStefano adds, "I am over the moon and thrilled to take readers to a
different world with this new series. After a great run with my Chemical
Garden books, it was just amazing that Simon & Schuster and I could fall in
love all over again with new characters as we embark on this latest journey,
and it's something that I can't wait to share with readers."
Senior Editor Alexandra Cooper negotiated the deal for North American rights
and audio with Barbara Poelle at the Irene Goodman Literary Agency.
Translation rights will be handled by Baror International. The first book will
be published on April 1, 2014.
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