It’s one thing to discover that an ancient legend is true – it’s a whole other thing when the living proof is you.
Fourteen-year-old orphan Evie Cochrane is packed off from her home in Australia to Scotland to live with an aunt she has never met. It’s tough to fit in when you’re the new girl in town – especially when ‘town’ is a remote island where they’ve barely heard of radical modern concepts like cars, TVs and shopping centers. It’s even tougher when your own aunt is keeping
secrets from you. Who was Dora, the child lost to the sea? Why is Evie forbidden to talk to anyone or go to the beach alone? What is Aunt Evangeline hiding?
Evie is horrified when she stumbles on the truth. She is a selkie – one of Scotland’s half human and half seal folk. Life as a freak of nature doesn’t appeal, but she has no control over her nightly transformations. Repelled by her own nature and disdained by the islanders, her alienation is complete. (splat) Then an outsider threatens to destroy the selkies and if she wants to survive, Evie must embrace her true identity.
Sealsong is a young adult contemporary fantasy of 70,000 words.
You had me signed .ahem..sealed, delivered right up until splat. Who is the outsider? Why is he threatening to destory them? do they smell bad? pitch woo on his front porch? steal his lobster pots?
You were really going strong up till then. Regroup. Revise.