Here's my working version of my query letter for my new book Bound. I'm grateful for any thoughts and am happy to return the favor!
I'm seeking representation for my 71,000 word YA dystopian novel BOUND.
Mira Bloom sorts through wastes in the Void, a land of dust and rot, to survive. Amalia DeRunes hosts tea parties with gilded porcelain cups and bites of sandwiches so dainty they're nearly invisible. But Mira and Amalia are the same person. Or at least they used to be.
When Mira was seven her father was framed and executed by those he called friends. Disgraced, penniless and abandoned by a mother gone mad with grief she now bears the mark of the servant class.
They should have killed her.
Enlisting in the trials of the elite guards she intends to infiltrate the capital and destroy her father's betrayers from within. But what ten years of plotting couldn't predict was the way her numb heart thaws every time she's with her childhood sweetheart. Unfortunately he's also the son of her enemy.
Now Mira must reconcile who she is with who she was and face an array of semi-psychotic competitors, murky politics, and deadly trials all while fighting her own heart. But no one said revenge was ever easy.
BOUND is a stand alone novel with series potential. Inspired by Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST it combines the eerie landscapes of STAR WARS with the social inequalities of Victoria Aveyard's THE RED QUEEN and the delicious twists and turns of ABC's REVENGE.