Trying this again ;)
[PERSONALIZATION] I am submitting for consideration my work THE WITCH'S WAY, an 80,000 word YA fantasy novel that I believe will win over fans of Jennifer A. Nielsen’s The False Prince and Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen.
Sixteen-year-old Gwyn O Muireann is good at stealing things--like food, and jewelry, and her surname. The one thing she’s never been able to steal for herself is a better life. And gods, has she tried.
Neither fully human nor druid, Gwyn is a witch. Her kind is the only one capable of passing through the barrier that separates the mortal realm from the old land of magic known as the Otherworld, and that has often meant a death sentence. Born on the human side of the border, where magic is equally hated and desired, Gwyn’s been dodging witch hunters and slave traders since she was a child. The telltale red hair that marks her mixed heritage makes her chances of escaping poverty slim, but that's never stopped her from trying to scheme her way into riches. Then she’s kidnapped by a warrior named Nim, and all her plans go to ruin.
Nim is a boorish man with a savage temper, determined to cross realms and refusing to tell Gwyn why. Forced to bring him through the barrier, Gwyn is thrust into the Otherworld, where men play gods and spirits whisper of deaths she cannot prevent. The ancient races of druids, faye, and giants are dangerously powerful, and she is traded from captor to captor like a playing card. As every step takes her farther from her world, she’ll have to survive monster-ridden forests, war-torn cities, and cannibalistic tribes to get home. The odds are not stacked in her favor--but she didn’t make it this far by playing fair, and she certainly isn’t going to start now.
Thank you for your consideration.