Rights Available! Mad Faerie Threatens 'Sleeping Beauty' in New YA Reimagining of the Classic Fairytale

Meternity Cover - P 2016
Courtesy of Mira

Meternity Cover - P 2016

The hot books on offer around Hollywood right now include a comedic novel attracting attention–and controversy–and a YA fantasy novel.

Meternity, about a woman who fakes a pregnancy for some "me" time, has gotten a lot of blowback from real moms. (The author has talked about how she coined the word and why she chose to write the novel. Spindle Fire is a re-imaging of Sleeping Beauty. Author Lexa Hillyer just scored a two-book deal for the new fantasy series with HarperCollins.

More on this week's books:

Meternity (Mira) by Meghann Foye
Agency: Gersh

The Redbook editor's lighthearted novel about an overworked New York City magazine editor faking a pregnancy to carve out some "me time" has generated buzz as well as outraged backlash from real-life overworked moms.

Spindle Fire (HarperCollins) by Lexa Hillyer
Agency: UTA

The solo effort from the co-founder of literary incubator Paper Lantern (Legacy of Kings), out in 2017, is a multi-book YA re-imagining of Sleeping Beauty in which the title princess must save her dream realm from a mad faerie while her blind half-sister embarks on a dangerous journey in the real world.

This story first appeared in the May 20 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.