I’m in the middle of writing Book Three of a five-book series I’m working on. I’m about 30,000 words in and so far, it’s the best first draft I’ve written! I’m really excited to finish writing out my first drafts of each book (I hope to be done by December!), so as a bit of a sneak peak, I’ve decided to share the blurbs I’ve written out for each book. The first three, that is. I haven’t written ones out for Book Four or Five.
Tell me what you think, and, if you happened to pick this up at Barnes and Noble, if you’d buy it or at least order it from the library.
Book One: “Selyn is about to be Named: A chance to turn her life around and to truly become a part of her land. But right before the Naming ceremony, Selyn is captured by the notorious Silverset — an unlikely danger who turns out to be a boy the same age she herself is.
Silverset offers her a deal: Help him regain his memories or let the world fall into turmoil. Selyn might be smarter and more practical than she is brave, but her determination to get back to her family — alive — is greater than Silverset could’ve reckoned with. So Selyn agrees to aid him, a deciding choice that thrusts her into the world that she thought she knew. But as her journey continues, Selyn begins to question herself and her new partner. How could someone, no older than she, commit so many crimes and be responsible for innumerable sorrow?
With the help of a thief, a bodyguard, and a strange creature, Selyn might just be able to escape . . . or will she choose to stay and help Silverset in his quest for the impossible?”
Book Two: “Selyn has finally fallen back into the routine of life, but just when she thinks things are back to normal, Val Silverset, the boy who whisked her away on an adventure a few months ago, reappears.
Deciding to help him once again, Selyn and Val travel to Cadra, the home of the infamous Awakening Trials, a game of deadly potential. There, they find more than they bargained for: possible friends, fatal danger, and the discovery of who they really are inside.”
Book Three: “Selyn Lightfall might wish things were going back to normal, but inside she knows better than that. When she receives shocking news about Val Silverset, she once again sets out on a quest to save the world — and to save Val.
With new friends, old enemies, and dangerous lands to explore, Selyn’s bravery, intelligence, and power is being put to the test. Who will she trust? Who can she trust?”
Soooo, what do you think? Picture me jumping up and down waiting for your replies right now. Because that’s what I’m doing. Honestly.
Do the blurbs successfully introduce the protagonist, Selyn? Do they establish the main plot, tension, desire, need, the opposition, and the stakes?
Tell me what you think! (That, I positively screamed).
~ J. Dominique