Mankind has reached perfection—but she comes at a terrible cost.
Pia lives in the middle of the Amazonian rainforest, surrounded by glass walls and a team of brilliant scientists. She is the result of centuries of experimentation, selective breeding, and, most importantly, the influence of a rare flower whose nectar holds the key to immortality. If sipped from the flower itself, the nectar is deadly. But the scientists have discovered the one way it may be safely taken—*EDITED TO DELETE IMPORTANT PLOT SPOILERS*
It takes five generations for the scientific colony to absorb the immortality of the ambrosia flower into their genetic code, but finally Pia is born. Along with immortality, Pia has beauty, intelligence, and preternatural grace and agility. She is the pinnacle of human perfection, but she knows nothing of the *EDITED TO DELETE IMPORTANT PLOT SPOILERS*
Everything changes the day she turns seventeen, when Pia sneaks out of the compound and stumbles into the village of the Ai’oans. She begins to fall in love with the small, peaceful people—and a half-Ai’oan, half-Spanish boy named Eio. When Pia discovers that her existence is possible only because of the *EDITED TO DELETE IMPORTANT PLOT SPOILERS*, she must make a choice: live forever as a goddess among mortals, or make the ultimate sacrifice to set things right.
My young adult novel PERFECTLY PIA, complete at 80,000 words, is a blend of James Cameron’s Avatar and Ally Condie’s Matched, and will appeal to readers of both science fiction and the paranormal. May I send you a partial excerpt or the full manuscript?
I hold a B.A. in English and my work has appeared in the Epicentre and Timeless Voices. Thank you very much for your time and attention.