Claire Merle (ClaireM on QT) has signed with agent Antony Harwood of Antony Harwood Limited.
Dear Ms. Williamson,
Seventeen-year-old Ana Barber's geneticist father faked her DNA tests to get her into The Community—a safe haven from all the crazies in the city. Ana is really a sleeper, which means one day she'll go psycho, or schizo, or probably suicidal like her mum.
When the authorities discover the truth, the only thing standing between her and banishment to the city is her romance with Jasper Taurell. Jasper, a rich boy from an influential Community family, wants to Join with her despite her genetic defects.
When the media elevates the pair to a modern day Romeo and Juliet, star-crossed lovers battling against the rules to let true love run its course, the authorities end up bending to public pressure. Ana is allowed to remain in the Community on one condition: she and Jasper must be Joined before her eighteenth birthday. It's more than she could have hoped for. But four weeks before their big day, Jasper disappears.
The Glimpse, complete at 87,000 words is a YA dystopia set in London, and could be described as Matched meets One Flew over the Cuckoo's nest. I greatly enjoyed My So-called Afterlife, and hoped The Glimpse might also fit your tastes. I have attached a one-page outline for your consideration, and have included the first five pages below.
Thank you for your time and consideration,