Lia Habel's DEARLY, DEPARTED, a maximalist, post-apocalyptic, neo-Victorian steampunk zombie novel in which a girl, whose blood is impervious to the "Z-virus," searches for her missing dad, is kidnapped by (good) zombies, falls improbably in love with a rather sweet zombie boy, and sets out to save the world from a zombie plague beyond imagining, to Ballantine.
R.L. Stine, ed.'s FEAR: 13 Stories of Mystery and Suspense, including original stories by Meg Cabot, James Rollins and Heather Graham, among others; a minimum of 50 percent of all profits from ITW will be donated to Reading Is Fundamental, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preparing and motivating children to read by delivering free books and literacy resources to those children and families who need them most, to Dutton Children's.
and from Publishers Weekly:
Feiwel and Friends preempted North American rights in a six-figure deal for 17-year-old Alexandra Adornetto's YA angel trilogy. In the three books, called Halo, Hades, and Heaven, angels are sent to Earth and one of them, a teenage girl, falls in love with a mortal boy. Halo will pub in fall 2010. This is the author's second trilogy; her Shadow Thief trilogy was published by HarperCollins Australia when she was 14.
In an auction for a two-book deal, Poppy/Little, Brown Books for Young Readers acquired Flynn Meaney's debut novel Bloodthirsty, a coming-of-age tale starring Finbar Frame, a skinny, moody, super-pale teenage guy who decides to become a vampire. Or at least fake it… to get a date.