All the Broken Things Query

Query V3.5

Mech Corp engineers are recruited young, and they die young.

Scottish-Indian engineer Anna MacFarlane is a 17-year-old, five-foot-nothing whirlwind of a girl. While repairing the military’s unstable war machines, Anna’s attacked by one of the monsters the machines are made to kill: a skeletal cannibal named the Wendigo.

It infects her with a parasite that Mech Corp are very interested in studying. But while Anna’s been using military tech to maintain her badass bionic legs, her mum’s CMT disease is heading rapidly downhill. Anna can’t just abandon her.

She spearheads a mission to hunt the Wendigo down, but instead of allowing her to kill it Mech Corp quarantines it—and Anna too.

With the parasite chewing her down to nothing, Anna has to make a choice: trust Mech Corp needles and scalpels to save her, or turn against the squad she grew up with and become something monstrous herself.

ALL THE BROKEN THINGS is HANNIBAL meets SUPERNATURAL in a 70,000 word YA urban fantasy novel.

 

Query V.3 aka BASICALLY JACKFRED THANKYOUUU

Mech Corp engineers are recruited young, and they die young.

Scottish-Indian engineer Anna MacFarlane is a 17-year-old, five-foot-nothing whirlwind of a girl. While repairing the military’s unstable death machines, Anna’s caught unarmed by one of the monsters the machines are made to kill: a skeletal cannibal named the Wendigo.

It infects her with a parasite that the Mech Corp are very interested in studying. To avoid becoming a medical specimen, Anna spearheads a mission to hunt the Wendigo down. But instead of allowing her to kill it, Mech Corp quarantines it, and Anna too.

With the parasite chewing her down to nothing, Anna has to make a choice: trust Mech Corp needles and scalpels to save her, or turn against every Mech Corp teen she’s grown up with and become something monstrous herself.

ALL THE BROKEN THINGS is HANNIBAL meets SUPERNATURAL in a 70,000 word YA urban fantasy novel.

Query V.2

There’s two things you need to know about Mech Corp engineers: they’re recruited young, and they die young.

Scottish-Indian engineer Anna MacFarlane is a 17-year-old, five-foot-nothing whirlwind of a girl. After a long day repairing unstable military death machines, Anna’s caught unarmed and off-duty by one of the monsters their machines are made to kill: a skeletal cannibal named the Wendigo.

He infects her with a gut parasite that, like most things in her life, is probably trying to kill her. The Wendigo’s the only one who knows how the tapeworm ticks, so it’s down to Anna grab any weapon she can get – from her bionic legs, to the Mech Corp’s unstable killing machines, to her own bare fists  and hunt him down.

But Mech Corp won’t let her shoot him. In fact, they don’t want her to do anything but bring him in for some tests… and they want her quarantined as well. Just for a little while.

(A little while in an underground quarantine facility filled with needles, scalpels, and paperwork that calls her a “medical specimen”.)

With the parasite whittling her down to skin, bones, and wires, it all comes down to picking a target: let the military turn her into their labrat for their classified projects, or abandon every Mech Corp teen she’s grown up with and become something monstrous herself.

ALL THE BROKEN THINGS is HANNIBAL meets SUPERNATURAL in a 70,000 word YA urban fantasy novel.

 

—OLD STUFF BELOW.–

OLD Query V.1

There’s only three things you need to know about Mech Corp engineers:

1) They’re recruited young, 2) They’re trained fast, and 3) They die even faster.

Scottish-Indian engineer Anna MacFarlane is a 17-year-old, five-foot-nothing whirlwind of a girl. When a tall, pale and hungry Wendigo infects her with a probably-deadly disease… well, that just brings an inevitable death even closer. And she’s going down with guns blazing.

Grabbing every weapon she can get – from her bionic legs, to the Mech Corp’s unstable killing machines, to her own bare fists  she settles in for a fight against the cannibal Wendigo and the gut-eating parasite he put inside her. But while she plays the bait to lure the monster closer to the military, Anna starts to doubt the motives of the army at her back.

With a remaining lifespan that can be counted in days, it all comes down to picking a target: let the military turn her into their labrat, or abandon every Mech Corp teen she’s grown up with and become something monstrous herself.

ALL THE BROKEN THINGS is HANNIBAL meets SUPERNATURAL in a 70,000 word YA urban fantasy novel.

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