UNREALITY-YA spec thriller (REVISED) Feb 14, 2020 12:48:23 GMT -5
Post by loretta on Feb 14, 2020 12:48:23 GMT -5
Thanks so much for the feedback kccurry stormrider katydid christinaf ChrystalS Please find the revised query below! writeonconforums.org/post/18226/thread
Seventeen-year-old Addy Arrowood should have died when her father’s store was robbed three years ago.
Instead, her dad shielded her, taking the fatal bullet himself. Addy still has PTSD from the shooting, but one day she comes home from school to find her dad alive and well—like it never happened. Altered family photos, missing keepsakes, and her newfound status as a popular YouTuber leave Addy struggling between two conflicting realities.
In her confusion, she fluctuates between fearing for her dad’s safety and suspecting he’s some kind of imposter. Or maybe it’s Addy who’s no longer who she thinks she is. Even her reflection taunts her in the mirror, moving of its own volition. Her search for answers leads to DreamMore, a mental health clinic renowned for its revolutionary techniques, but its glossy surface is a smokescreen, hiding unethical human experiments.
While investigating, Addy alternately connects and butts heads with the lead scientist’s mercurial daughter, Kezia. As Addy earns Kezia’s trust, they work together and uncover DreamMore’s plan for a mass experiment. To save their town from the mind-altering attack, Addy will have to come literally face-to-face with her dark side. And risk losing her dad—again.
Complete at 72,000 words, UNREALITY is a YA Speculative Thriller that combines the sinister mystery of Suzanne Young’s Girls with Sharp Sticks with the twisted realities of Ann Aguirre’s Like Never and Always . Through the WriteMentor program, I have revised UNREALITY this summer under the mentorship of an experienced writer.
Thank you for your time and consideration.