Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Acquires First Teen Novel by Bestselling Author Christina Lauren
Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers is pleased to announce the publication of SUBLIME by international bestselling author Christina Lauren in Fall 2014.
Christina Lauren—pseudonym of author team Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings—is the author of the New York Times and internationally bestselling Beautiful Bastard and Wild Seasons series for adults. SUBLIME is their YA debut.
“We’re over the moon about our YA debut and we’re thrilled to be keeping it in the Simon and Schuster family,” said Christina Lauren. “We can’t wait to share our teen characters with readers of all ages.”
SUBLIME is the story of Lucy and Colin, who are passionately in love. The only problem is that Lucy’s a ghost. With each passing day their lives intertwine more deeply, and even as Lucy begins to remember the details of her life—and her death—neither of them is willing to give up what they have, no matter how impossible it seems. By working his daredevil tendencies to extremes—taking himself to the brink of death where their realities overlap—Colin finds a way to physically be with Lucy. But as Colin becomes obsessed with testing the limits between his world and Lucy’s, Lucy begins to wonder if she’s meant to be his guardian . . . or his destruction.
The agreement for World, Audio, and E-book rights was negotiated by Zareen Jaffery, who will edit, with Holly Root of Waxman Leavell.
“From the very first page of SUBLIME, I was hooked,” says Jaffery. “Christina and Lauren have created both an incredible couple in Lucy and Colin and a captivating, unexpected journey for these characters. Readers are going to be just as hooked as I was. I’m thrilled to be publishing this YA debut.”
Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings are co-authors and best friends, together known as Christina Lauren. Separated by the pesky state of Nevada, they speak several times a day, agree that Ruby Pumps is the best nail polish color ever and would, if given the choice, spend all day staring at the ocean from the San Clemente pier. You can find them online at christinalaurenbooks.com or at @seeCwrite & @lolozilla on Twitter.
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