I hate pitch writing, as most authors do, but I've finally come to one I like for my WIP/nearly completed novel I hope to query to agencies in the coming months. It's even passed the test of a few my author friends who've had some success with this sort of endeavor. That said, would love to hear your initial take and feedback. The title of the novel is THE SIREN'S LYRIC; it's a YA fantasy. Probably won't be doing any sort of overhauls with it, but will definitely consider anything you have to share about it--the good, bad and ugly. Much appreciated in advance. As soon as Alex Brim sets foot in the small farming town of Lott's Vale, she is ready to leave. The life of a mage isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially in a place that detests spell casting. Had Father not sent her back to care for her crazy uncle, she would have never dreamed of returning. But here she is, five years later, doing her best to blend in in hopes she isn't recognized--particularly by Matthew, the boy whose heart she crushed by leaving in the first place. The boy she never stopped loving. Yet things aren't quite as she remembers. The town is sick--she can sense it like an oncoming storm. A Siren lurks in the forest, assuming the form of each man's own desire and seducing them to carry out her underhanded errands. And Alex's tie to magic is damning evidence against her as the townsfolk try to uncover the source of these dark enchantments. As she fends off suspicion, the Siren claims Matthew as her latest victim and learns of his lingering feelings for Alex. Now the Siren wants her dead. The stakes have risen as Alex faces more than simply the possibility of rejection, and much more than the town's cruelty. If she hopes to stay alive and save her love, she will have to find a way to stop the Siren and put an end to the dark magic that's been poisoning Lott's Vale.