YA Fantasy WIP: 5 young strangers assemble the pieces of a broken giant to save the world from an ancient monster. Pacific Rim+Middle Earth
Chemist by day, writer by night and anywhere in between. I’m a geek girl and book dragon. I love music (sucker for concerts, karaoke, and Zumba), traveling, and discovering people’s stories. Laughing and good humor are essential to my day. I can watch Supernatural on repeat forever, and I get into phases. For instance, I’m back in a Sherlock Holmes / any mystery kick at the moment (though I have yet to write a mystery novel). I write because it’s the perfect balance to my science career, and it keeps me sane. And, of course, I hope to one day be a published author
I read mostly sci-fi, fantasy, and YA and lately, more MG than usual. It’s a great way to begin my day before going to work. I love stories of thieves, assassins, characters who become more powerful when united, fairytales, and mythologies. Some of my favorite authors include Sarah J. Maas, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Marie Rutkoski, Patrick Ness, Kresley Cole, and Brandon Sanderson. My favorite book is Alice in Wonderland.
Gratuitous violence. Tactless story for the sake of being sensational.
I don’t have a complete query since I’m still drafting the novel (currently at about 12K words). There is one main character, but the book is told heavily in 5 POV’s. Here are a few details to get a feel for the story:
A time traveler has nightmares about the world burning and bleeding. A spy makes deals with corrupt mages to find his sister’s killers. A shape-shifter, mistaken for a demon, wants revenge on her uncle. An inventor hides his forbidden blood magic from the authorities. An assassin fights the deadly poison coursing through his veins. These five strangers seek the scattered, magical pieces of a broken giant and unwittingly become part of a legendary, recurring battle against an ancient world-devouring monster.
I’ve written a few novels and a handful of short stories. This current WIP is my most ambitious to date. I gravitate towards writing fantasy / urban fantasy.
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