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Hodder buys YA series The Hundred
02.08.12 | Charlotte Williams
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired two-book YA series The Hundred, written by debut author Kass Morgan.
Editorial director Kate Howard and assistant editor Harriet Bourton bought world English rights from Sara Shandler and Joelle Hobeika at Alloy Entertainment, with US rights to Elizabeth Bewley at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
The books are scheduled for publication in spring 2014 and autumn 2014.
The series follows 100 teenagers, "all harbouring dark secrets, who leave their homes-enormous, city-like spaceships-to re-colonise barely recognisable Earth, only to discover that no matter how far from home they are, they cannot escape their pasts".
Bourton said: "I knew I was going to find it impossible to put The Hundred down from the very first paragraph. The world we are transported to is so vividly imagined and convincingly realised, and our view of this disturbing place is garnered from a truly remarkable case of young adults."