PRH Children’s acquires Suvada YA debut

PRH Children’s acquires Suvada YA debut

Penguin Random House (PRH) Children’s has bought the UK and Commonwealth rights to the debut YA novel by Emily Suvada.

This Mortal Coil is about a girl called Catarina Agatta, who is the daughter of a world-leading geneticist. In the midst of a devastating virus Agatta has to decrypt the vaccine her father created but must face up to the trust about her father’s work in the process.

Editor Tig Wallace struck a two-book deal with Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein and will publish in autumn 2017.

Wallace said: “This Mortal Coil is a bold, big-hearted blockbuster YA. It has the twists and turns of the very best thrillers, with insanely detailed world-building that fantasy fans will love. Emily has created a world in which our obsession with science and genetics is pushed to the limit, and at its centre is an unforgettable heroine who’s going to make readers sit up a little straighter in their chairs. I adore this book.”

Suvada was born in Australia but now lives in the US.