31 March 2016

{Book News}DC Comics YA Novels acquired by Random House Books for Young Readers

By: Me My Shelf And I | 31 March 2016 at 9:29 AM | | | | | |

I can’t even tell you how excited I am to pass on this news! 4 AMAZING authors tackling AMAZING DC Comics for Young Adults! Hold tight every one, it’s about to get super up in here!

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Wonder Woman™, Batman™, Catwoman™, and Superman™ novels to release beginning in 2017

Random House Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, has partnered with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment to publish official young adult novels featuring four iconic DC Comics Super Hero characters beginning in 2017.

Wonder Woman will be written by Leigh Bardugo.
Batman will be written by Marie Lu.
Superman will be written by Matt de la Peña.
Catwoman will be written by Sarah J. Maas.

Each of the four YA novels will feature one DC Comics Super Hero icon, and will embrace themes of good vs. evil, coming-of-age romance, and Super Heroes from unexpected places who have the determination to achieve seemingly impossible dreams.

Wonder Woman will release at the end of August 2017, followed by Batman, Superman, and Catwoman.

This news comes on the heels of the recent publication of Wonder Woman at Super Hero High, the first book in the middle-grade book series by Lisa Yee, which introduces readers to female Super Heroes of the DC Comics universe during their high school years—prior to discovering their full super power potential.

About The Authors

457528923437156LEIGH BARDUGO is the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling YA author of the Grisha trilogy (SHADOW AND BONE, SIEGE AND STORM, and RUIN AND RISING). Her new YA fantasy, SIX OF CROWS, was a New York Times Notable Book and an ALA-YALSA Top Ten Pick of 2016. The Grisha books have been sold in 30 territories, and the first trilogy is in development with DreamWorks for a book-to-film adaptation to be produced by David Heyman. Leigh was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University. These days, she lives and writes in Hollywood, California. She is represented by Joanna Volpe of New Leaf Literary & Media.

434221523846013MARIE LU is the #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling YA author of the Legend trilogy (LEGEND, PRODIGY, and CHAMPION). The Young Elites fantasy trilogy reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, and Fox and Temple Hill have bought the film rights. The Legend trilogy has been sold in 24 territories. Born in 1984 in China, Marie’s family left Beijing for the United States in 1989. Marie was an art director in the video game industry but now writes full time. She lives in Los Angeles. She is represented by Kristin Nelson of Nelson Literary Agency.

20496613515320MATT DE LA PEÑA is a New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal–winning author. He has penned six critically acclaimed YA novels, including MEXICAN WHITEBOY and THE LIVING, for which he received the Pura Belpré Author Honor Award. BALL DON’T LIE was named an ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Adults and an ALA-YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers and was developed into a motion picture in 2008 featuring Ludacris, Nick Cannon, and Emilie de Ravin. Matt’s picture book LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET was awarded a Newbery Medal, with illustrator Christian Robinson’s artwork being awarded a Caldecott Honor. Matt received his MFA in creative writing from San Diego State University and his BA from the University of the Pacific, which he attended on a full basketball scholarship. Matt lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his family. He teaches creative writing and visits high schools and colleges throughout the country. He is represented by Steven Malk of Writers House.

343304718006496SARAH J. MAAS is the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling YA fantasy author of the Throne of Glass series (THRONE OF GLASS, CROWN OF MIDNIGHT, HEIR OF FIRE, QUEEN OF SHADOWS, and THE ASSASSIN’S BLADE) and the Court of Thorns and Roses series. She wrote the first incarnation of the Throne of Glass series when she was just sixteen. It has since sold in 30 territories, and QUEEN OF SHADOWS won the 2015 Goodreads Choice Award for Best YA Sci-fi/Fantasy. The Throne of Glass series is being developed for television by the Mark Gordon Company, and A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES is being developed for feature film by Tempo Productions and David Garrett’s Mister Smith Entertainment. A New York native, Sarah lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and dog. She graduated magna cum laude from Hamilton College in 2008 with a degree in creative writing and a minor in religious studies. She is represented by Tamar Rydzinski of the Laura Dail Literary Agency.

Which comic are you most excited about?!


  1. This is super exciting!!! I love American comic books, but sometimes they are difficult to get a hold of and there are so many options that it can get confusing. I absolutely love these authors and am thrilled to see what they create!


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