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Victoria Marini, Gelfman Schneider / ICM Partners

I acquire an eclectic list of Middle Grade, YA and Adult fiction as well as non-fiction, and I tend be convinced by strong characters, distinct voice, and great storytelling. I’m always looking for contemporary middle grade and YA that delves into emotional territory with authenticity. Fantasy middle grade with an incredible world and strong characters. I love unique retellings of classic myths, novels, and plays in YA and Adult. YA and MG historical fantasy. I’m a sucker for under-represented places and times; Ireland. The 80’s. etc.  I’m looking for authentic literary boy YA like WINGER or KING DORK. Novels with deep and long-term secrets and consequences like BITTERSWEET. Domestic suspense, small-town hysteria, and claustrophobic novels like WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE  or SO MUCH PRETTY.  A great YA gothic creeper like CAVENDISH HOME FOR BOYS AND GIRLS or MADMAN’S DAUGHTER.  I am hungry for contemporary literary YA with a strong hook like SHINE or LIES WE TELL OURSELVES. I want Road trip novels, and magical realism. Essentially, I’m just looking for a book with a voice that won’t let me go and characters I miss when I’m done. My wish-list evolves often, and I tweet and write about it as much as I can.

See all of Victoria’s #MSWL tweets.