I'm of the opinion that you can never read too many queries when you're about to begin the dreaded process of writing your own. Here are five that would get any agent's attention.
1. The Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecker - Take note of a query that breaks a lot of rules, except the most important one: it makes you want to read the book! It's so good that their jacket copy mimics it. This is a query that sells the book on more than one level.
2. The DUFF by Kody Keplinger - Kody's query nails the voice of her novel and is short and sweet. It gives you a sense of the whole novel without over-loading you, which is almost impossible to do. No wonder she landed such an awesome agent.
3. Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey - Succinct, but interesting. Also it references a Corey Hart song which gives it like +10 cool points.
4. Premeditated by Josin McQuein - It takes a lot to get the shark to bite, but Josin's query obviously put blood in the water. It's edgy and experimental and leaves you dying to read the book.
5. Soulless by Gail Carriger - I love the sauciness of this query. You can hear the voice of the novel -- a very hard thing to capture in 250 words or less.
And as for queries I really want to see: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Twilight. What about you? What queries have stuck out do you or would you like to see?