Puffin has acquired world rights, including film and TV, in a dystopian romance series Fever by debut author Dee Shulman.
The story is based around a love affair between a young gladiator from AD 152 and a teenage girl from 2012, who are brought together by a virus that enables them to time travel.
Shannon Park, executive editor for Puffin, said: "This is a book that will tap into the dystopian romance trend but, although the romance is the heart of the story, an addictive thriller is played out across the course of the trilogy."
Other fiction Puffin is taking includes YA novel Three Little Words (Razorbill).
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Publishing Deal - Dee Shulman
News of another dystopian trilogy was announced in yesterday's Bookseller: