Strange Chemistry, the YA imprint of Angry Robot Books, is delighted to announce the signing of two more YA authors for 2013:Â Julianna Scott and Laura Lam.
Julianna Scott has been signed for a two-book deal – negotiated by Strange Chemistryâ€™s Amanda Rutter and Carly Watters of the P.S. Literary Agency – starting with The Holders. Laura Lam has also signed a two-book deal â€“ negotiated by Amanda Rutter and Juliet Mushens of Peters Fraser and Dunlop â€“ starting with Pantomime. Both titles will be published in the Spring of 2013.
About The Holders by Julianna Scott:
“17-year-old Becca has spent her whole life protecting her brother – from their father leaving and from the people who say the voices in his head are unnatural. When two strangers appear with apparent answers to Rylandâ€™s â€œproblemâ€ and details about a school in Ireland where Ryland will not only fit in, but prosper, Becca is up in arms.
She reluctantly agrees to join Ryland on his journey and what they find at St. Brigidâ€™s is a world beyond their imagination. Little by little they piece together information about their familyâ€™s heritage and the legend of the Holder race that decrees Ryland is the one theyâ€™ve been waiting for.
But they are all, especially Becca, in for a surprise that will change what they thought they knew about themselves and their kind.”
About Pantomime by Laura Lam:
“R.H. Ragona’s Circus of Magic is the greatest circus of Ellada. Nestled among the glowing blue Penglass â€“ remnants of a mysterious civilisation long gone – are wonders beyond the wildest imagination. Itâ€™s a place where anything seems possible, where if you close your eyes you can believe that the magic and knowledge of the vanished Chimeras is still there. Itâ€™s a place where anyone can hide.
Iphigenia Laurus, or Gene, the daughter of a noble family, is uncomfortable in corsets and crinoline, and prefers climbing trees to debutante balls. Micah Grey, a runaway living on the streets, joins the circus as an aerialist’s apprentice and soon becomes the circusâ€™s rising star.
But Gene and Micah have balancing acts of their own to perform, and a secret in their blood that could unlock the mysteries of Ellada.”