Virginia E Hust (VEHust on QT) has signed with agent Lucy Cleland of Kneerim & Williams.
Dear awesome agent of awesomeness,
I'd like to send you Night Blooming, a 76,000 word Young Adult Fantasy Retelling about Kamala, a Princess and inventor on a quest to save her kingdom from a sorceress who wants to use it's people in a horrific blood ritual. Mixing the fantastical fairy tale world with gritty politics and a not-always-so-nice heroine, Night Blooming is a retelling in the vein of Reign of Shadows and a Court of Thorns and Roses.
Seventeen-year-old Kamala’s a daughter of the desert, an ace mechanic and she's not bad behind the helm of a skyship. No one seems to think that matters though because she's a capital P Princess. Her country wants her to marry, and soon. Stuck between a rock and a kingdom, Kamala has to choose the least objectionable prince. Handsome and kind, Ali of Calcesh is heads and shoulders above the pack. Even if he’s actually a street rat named Aladdin
When her kingdom’s captured by a Red sorceress hell bent on using its inhabitants as sacrifices, Kamala has to run. With Aladdin’s help she escapes the palace on a kind-of-stolen skyship. But Aladdin drops the world out from under her feet. He’s a destruction sorcerer that was sent to help Kamala hone her powers. Powers she didn’t even know she had.
Hurdling into a world she barely knew was possible, Kamala’s faced with a hard truth, she’s the product of an illegal union between a Lunar and a Red. A battle’s raging inside her. The Red’s hot anger and Lunar’s emotionless chill swirl into a writhing pool of deadly power. With the clock ticking in JinJin and her conflicting powers pulling her apart, Kamala will have to push past the Red blood lust to save her subjects from becoming a disposable power source.