Thanks for all the help so far! You've been great. Here's my revision--hopefully I'm whittling this down into something that doesn't, you know, suck.
Dear Mr. or Ms. ____,
It’s not like sixteen-year old Nathan Terras wants to be evil. A bad boy, maybe—but not evil. Yeah, he can see auras but so what? He’d gladly trade that talent for, say, a new Mustang or a little skin time with Scarlett Johansson. That is until a near-death experience reveals he’s to become the Antichrist.
Forget vampires, werewolves, and zombies. They're the lucky ones.
And now his enemies are waking. They're coming for him, and they're not interested in a friendly game of Halo. His principal, guys at school, strangers in vans—even members of his own family now want him dead. But Nathan isn’t without defenses. A violent power grows inside him. He’d be thankful if only the dark energy wasn’t so addictive.
When his little brother disappears, he’ll do anything to get him back. Embracing his new identity may save his brother’s life, but Nathan could lose his own in the process. The line between good and evil blurs, leaving Nathan unsure which side he’s on.
THE BECOMING is a young adult paranormal novel of 78,000 words. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Also taking opinions on the title: THE BECOMING or ANTICHRIST 16: THE BECOMING or DEVIL'S SON: THE BECOMING.
Appreciate all thoughts!