Anyhow, back on topic :) I've been working on pulling together the rest of Surrender the Sky (Sary book #3) things ready for handing it off to my editor, which includes attempting to come up with a workable mini synopsis--you know the thing that goes on the back of the book. This is one of those things that I pretty much suck at. I love reading a good one though, and they're probably the biggest selling point for me. For obvious reasons, they're super important. But, holy guacamole, are they hard to write!
So, what makes a good synopsis? Some of the things that I particularly like are:
-Gets across the tone of the book. If the book is funny/sad/thoughtful I like that to shine through.
-Captures my attention from the get-go and makes me beg for more. As in, I have to read this book now!
Now, I know there are a trillion other things that make a synopsis a good one, and I'd love to hear what you think: what makes you go, "hey, that was a really good"?
And, just for jollies, here's my current copy for Surrender the Sky. Thoughts or revisions are always welcome :)
Gabby lives by two unbreakable rules: don’t expose her kind, the Sary, and don’t fall in love. Too bad some rules are made to be broken.
When Gabby’s most difficult charge accidently shoots her in front of a class full of students, the event exposes her carefully hidden identity. She shifts from looking like a normal teen to her secret Sary form, revealing her wings and the existence of her kind—immortals who try to keep people from committing suicide. Her incident attracts the attention of the next leader of the Sary, Jassen, who offers her an impossible bargain: she can keep her wings if she makes amends with those who know the truth. Things get more complicated when a rebel Sary, intent on exposing the Sary to the world, starts interfering with Gabby’s work. And there’s no denying her attraction to Jassen, who is torn between his duties and his heart. With threats at every turn, and her immortality on the line, Gabby has to find a way to save the Sary or surrender the sky forever.
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