My YA fantasy made it into #pitchwars as an alternate, my fantastic mentor is Fiona. With the agent round just hours away, I thought telling Taylor's story, with some embellishment, might be a good form of distraction. (It's pretty much the query with pictures) Hope you enjoy it :-D
All the pictures came from Freedigitalphotos.net
Whispers Of Disaster
She’s been called a witch, a demon, the daughter of a murderer.
As a senior in high school, Taylor is used to the rumors, but she will never give up on finding the truth behind her father's past.
When Taylor nearly drowns in a flooded stream.
the crashing waves look like nothing to the stranger who pulls her out, a stranger who claims to know Taylor’s father.
Through him she finds a secret society, a cult, who live in the woods and believe themselves to be an ancient race.
They may be insane, but when she learns they are the Maaylina, the group her father once belonged to, and they are led by Cynthia,
an aunt Taylor never knew about, she decides to join them. She follows them deep into the Belizean rainforest.
With their secretive “missions” and odd religion Taylor quickly learns that even Cynthia is hiding things from her, and Taylor is tired of secrets.
Defying direct orders, Taylor secretly follows them to Guatemala on one of their secret “missions”. Inside a crowded airport, she watches helplessly as they climb to the rafters and use their odds powers to cause the roof to collapse—crushing hundreds of people. In this terrifying initiation Taylor learns these people, her family, don’t just believe in fate, they believe they are fate. They believe they are destined to cause disasters to the world.
Taylor considers them murderers and refuses to join. The Maaylina consider her a traitor, and they have killed for much less. Now she must run for her life or turn back to fight head on with the most powerful being alive—her aunt Cynthia.