Oh yeah, peoples. *buttdance in the typing chair* We've been sitting on this news for a little while now, but I finally get to share!! And the press release says it so prettily:
Strange Chemistry, the YA imprint of Angry Robot Books, is delighted
to announce the signing of another wonderful author. A. E. Rought has
been signed to Strange Chemistry in a two book deal with worldwide
English rights negotiated between Amanda Rutter and Gina Panettieri, of
the Talcott Notch Literary Agency.
The first of these two books will be called Broken and will be published by Strange Chemistry in early 2013.
a modern spin on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein where a young couple's
undying love and the grief of a father pushed beyond sanity could spell
the destruction of them all. A string of suspicious deaths near a small
Michigan town ends with a fall that claims the life of Emma Gentry's
boyfriend, Daniel. Emma is broken, a hollow shell mechanically moving
through her days. She and Daniel had been made for each other, complete
only when they were together. Now she restlessly wanders the town in the
late Fall gloom, haunting the cemetery and its white-marbled tombs,
feeling Daniel everywhere, his spectre in the moonlight and the fog.
she encounters newcomer Alex Franks, only son of a renowned widowed
surgeon, she's intrigued despite herself. He's an enigma, melting into
shadows, preferring to keep to himself. But he is as drawn to her as she
is to him. He is strangely... familiar. From the way he knows how to
open her locker when it sticks, to the nickname she shared only with Daniel, even his hazel eyes with brown flecks are just like Daniel's.
closer they become, though, the more something inside her screams
there's something very wrong with Alex Franks. And when Emma stumbles
across a grotesque and terrifying menagerie of mangled but living
animals within the walls of the Franks' estate, creatures she surely
knows must have died from their injuries, she knows.
said: “When my agent told me Strange Chemistry was interested, I think I
squealed out loud. Angry Robot has an amazing reputation, and to be
welcomed into their YA imprint? Bliss. Nerdvana. I'm absolutely thrilled
to be with Strange Chemistry and working with Amanda.”
Rutter says: “As soon as I received the email from Gina detailing the
premise of Broken, I knew that I had to read this book. I was thrilled
to discover that the writing was just as good as promised and I have no
doubt Broken will prove to be a massive hit!”
SQUEE!!!! *deep inhale* SQUEE!!!!! Do the Sold Book Dance with me.