Sunday, July 26, 2015
1st 5 Pages July Workshop - Josephson Pitch
Name: Kalyn Josephson
Genre: YA Fantasy
Title: The Underground
Seventeen-year-old Ross Delshero gave up on making friends a long time ago. As a human running from Haven, a city of supernatural creatures, she has to pack up and move to a new town—a lot.
When Ross’s mother is kidnapped for trying to end Haven’s slave trade, Ross returns to Haven to rescue her. There she meets the city’s prince, Darius, who is also fighting to end the slave trade. But Darius has been cursed by one of the trade’s strongest supporters, and will die if he stands against it. Despite telling herself she’ll just have to leave after finding her mother, Ross grows attached to the people she meets and the city that was supposed to be her home. But the longer she spends in Haven, the more the city whittles away at the good in her, and the more she discovers she’s been fighting against a plan that’s been in motion for hundreds of years—and her family is much more involved than she thinks. With her new friends, Ross fights to rescue her mother and cure Darius, before the city falls past the point of saving.