From Publishers Weekly:
"Sara Goodman at Wednesday Books has acquired North American rights to James L. Sutter’s YA debut, Darkhearts, a humorous and heartfelt contemporary romance that will appeal to readers of More Happy Than Not and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. When David quit his band, he missed his shot at fame, trapping him in an ordinary Seattle high school life while his former best friends Chance and Eli became the hottest teen pop act in America. When Eli commits suicide, David and Chance are thrown back into contact, trading their frenemy status for a confusing, tentative romance. Faced with the opportunity to rejoin the band, David will have to choose: Is this his second chance at glory? Or his second chance at Chance? Publication is planned for Spring/Summer 2023. Josh Adams at Adams Literary negotiated the two-book deal."
Get out of Hell free! When murdered sinners fail to show up in Hell, it's up to Salim Ghadafar, an atheist warrior forced to solve problems for the goddess of death, to track down the missing souls. In order to do so, Salim will need to descend into the anarchic city of Kaer Maga, following a trail that ranges from Hell’s iron cities to the gates of Heaven itself. Along the way, he’ll be aided by a host of otherworldly creatures, a streetwise teenager, and two warriors of the mysterious Iridian Fold. But when the missing souls are the scum of the earth, and the victims devils themselves, can anyone really be trusted?
Winner of the 2015 Scribe Award for Best Original Speculative Novel
Nobody cheats death! A warrior haunted by his past, Salim Ghadafar serves as a problem-solver for a church he hates, bound by the goddess of death to hunt down those who would rob her of her due. Such is the case in the desert nation of Thuvia, where a powerful merchant on the verge of achieving eternal youth via a magical elixir is mysteriously murdered, his soul kidnapped somewhere along its path to the afterlife. The only clue is a magical ransom note, offering to trade the merchant’s successful resurrection for his dose of the fabled potion. But who would have the power to steal a soul from the boneyard of Death herself? Enter Salim, whose keen mind and contacts throughout the multiverse should make solving this mystery a cinch. There's only one problem: The investigation is being financed by Neila Anvanory, the dead merchant's stubborn and aristocratic daughter. And she wants to go with him.
Along with his uninvited passenger, Salim must unravel a web of intrigue that will lead them far from the blistering sands of Thuvia on a grand tour of the Outer Planes, where devils and angels rub shoulders with fey lords and mechanical men, and nothing is as it seems...
Finalist for the Compton Crook Award for Best First Novel