Since I know as well as anyone that a query may eventually become a book blurb (I learned this the hard way with EVER), I really want to get DIVIDE's query to a place where I can be proud of it.
And if you know me, you know this is a near-impossible task--I despise queries.
So, check it out, and if you have any critique, please share!!
Holland Briggs had everything a seventeen-year-old girl could want—beauty, popularity and more friends than any one girl could need—until her ex-boyfriend’s house was burned down, and all fingers pointed to Holland. When suspicion struck, Holland went from adored Prom Queen to untouchable outcast. Even the social lepers wouldn't be seen with the school’s pyromaniac freak.
Mick Stevenson has been put on this earth for one purpose and one purpose only: to end the curse that has plagued the Briggs family for centuries. To do so, he must fall in love with Holland Briggs—the most recent descendant of The Beast most people have only heard about in fairy tales—break the spell that plagues her, and protect Holland from herself.
But when the change in Holland begins way before schedule, Mick is forced to hide Holland in a cabin in the woods, while trying to find a way to beat the curse and save their future generations from facing the same fate. But when love finds them, and the curse remains unbroken, a handsome stranger may be the key to unlocking the truth. Unfortunately, it may be too little too late, and Holland Briggs may become lost to the beast inside her forever.
Sitting at roughly 59,000 words, DIVIDE is a standalone, upper young adult romantic fantasy, told in dual POV, and loosely based on Beauty and the Beast—with a minor Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde twist.