Thursday, June 5, 2014

2 Which Books Do Agents Wish They'd Represented?

Hi! Lisa here with our June Agent Round Up. With BEA in full swing (so jealous of those that get to go and collect all those yummy books I wish I could get my hands on), I thought I'd ask a couple of our generous, contributing agents:

Which book do you wish you'd represented and why? 

Christa Heschke of McIntosh & Otis, Inc. 

The one that comes to mind right now, as I am so excited for her second book, is Jandy Nelson’s The Sky is Everywhere. I absolutely fell in love with that book. Lennie’s story was emotional and real, the romance sweet…I was completely immersed. Also Lennie plays clarinet (as do I since the 5th grade) and is a bookworm so that drew me in as well. I felt that I could relate to her in many different ways. 

Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary and Media 

A book that got away for me was definitely Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. I read that at the query stage and absolutely loved it. The writing is so fantastic and the romance is definitely swoony. I also have crazy love for Alexandra Bracken's The Darkest Minds series and Jessica Spotswood's Sisters Fate series. And of course I would read a phone book if Melina Marchetta wrote it. So if anyone can write like these ladies, you know where to find me :)


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