Here's my query for "Defiance":
Dear (Personalized name of agent),
Seventeen-year-old Kaela is a faerie who has never flown and is afraid of heights.
Kaela knows nothing of her past, since she is trapped in a place called the Center with all the other “freaks”. All she wants is her freedom, and to know if she came from a family who loves her. After she witnesses a wing removal experiment and the death of her best friend, Kaela can take no more of the Center’s lies. With the help of a young warlock named Trent, Kaela escapes.
On the run from the Center’s henchmen, Kaela searches for a forest of mythical beings Trent lived with before the Center captured him. Deceiving a kind old couple and grand theft auto isn’t exactly what Kaela had in mind. To make matters worse, a tracker, strapped on Trent’s wrist, is starting to drain his life.
Once they reach the forest, Kaela meets Seth, the group leader, who makes it clear he doesn’t trust anyone from the Center. When the Center’s henchmen track Kaela down, they set fire to the forest, which kills everyone inside. The only way to stop the senseless killing is to destroy the Center, but to do that, Kaela has to kill the only person who can tell her why the Center stole her life and murdered her family. She’ll have to open her wings and fight.
DEFIANCE is a YA Urban Fantasy complete at 50,000 words with a happy lack of vampires and werewolves. DEFIANCE will appeal to fans of Victoria Schwab’s THE ARCHIVED and A.G. Howard’s SPLINTERED. I have a minor in English. (add quick personalization to agent)
Thank you for your time and consideration!
This is about the fifth version and it's definitely much better with each revision and I love it even more! I'm really hoping an agent will like the concept and request more to read. :)
Also, I wanted to let you know to come back on March 13th to celebrate the release of Christine Rains' The Harbinger with a fun interview! And on March 18th I'll be participating in Alex Cavanaugh's Top Ten Movie Countdown Blogfest! I'm definitely witty in both of those. :)
AND, also I want to let you know I signed up for my first 5K for April 20th!! My sister and I are going to run together. I've never done one, so hopefully I can get my butt moving! :)
What do you think? I'd love your helpful comments! Are you excited for Christine's new book?