Lauren DeStefano Lands Book Deal for Trilogy

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By Jason Boog

The Chemical Garden trilogy author Lauren DeStefano has inked a book deal to write a new “utopian series” for Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

The Internment Chronicles series will begin on April 1, 2014, opening with Perfect Ruin. Irene Goodman Literary Agency agent Barbara Poelle handled the deal for North American rights and audio with senior editor Alexandra Cooper.

Here’s more about the new series, from the release: “On Internment, the floating island in the clouds where fifteen-year-old Morgan Stockhour lives, getting too close to the edge can lead to madness. Even though Morgan’s older brother Lex was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. She tries her best not to mind that her life is orderly and boring, and if she ever wonders about the ground, and why it is forbidden, she takes solace in her best friend, Pen, and her betrothed, Basil. Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city.”

The series will also include digitally published two short stories. DeStefano will conclude her Chemical Garden Trilogy next week with the book, Sever.