Dear Fabulous Agent,
Sixteen-year-old Deirdre Walsh knew that going to stay with her grandfather in Paris was a mistake. Not the Paris part, but the part where he’ll come up with ridiculous rules and ruin her summer. But that becomes the least of her worries when his house gets ransacked on the night she arrives.
Someone is after the family heirloom—a stone of dubious origin. When pale, clawed men show up at the Opera House and chase Deirdre up to the roof before shifting into birds, Deirdre knows the stone is no ordinary trinket. After she manages to slip out of her aggressors’ grasp, they take her grandfather instead.
Most girls would go straight to the police.
But Deirdre isn’t most girls.
If she wants to ever see her grandfather again, she needs to trick those creatures into thinking she has the stone. As Deirdre sets off to find it, she discovers an alternate Paris where myth meets reality. Good thing she meets some knights-in-(not so)-shining armor in sexy bad boy, Sean, and mild-mannered neighbor, Luc.
The creatures, she learns, are faeries descended upon Paris to reclaim the stone and use it to rekindle their dwindling life force. Then, they plan to take control of the human world. If Deirdre doesn’t find the stone before they do, there may never again be a place to call home. Not for her. Not for anyone.
MIST is a YA urban fantasy and complete at 89,000 words. I believe it would appeal to fans of Maggie Stiefvater’s LAMENT and Cassandra Clare’s THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS. I am an active member of SCBWI.
Thank you for your time and consideration.