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Uncover an extraordinary world of demons and witches, where the ones you love can hurt you the most and hiding your true self can get you killed.
Moving and funny by turns, this is a story about what it takes to make peace with your demons – literal or otherwise. An urban fantasy spin on growing up as a second-generation immigrant, struggling under the overwhelming pressure to make others proud, while feeling trapped inside your own body.
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The woman was crying. Tears ran like rivers down her face, dripping off her chin and soaking her tunic. She had to stay silent. No one could learn of her sorrow. Because no one would understand.
“Do you have a favorite crime?”
I was ten years old the first time I realised I was strange.
‘The full moon rose over us,’ Layla sang, while she carefully joined two pieces of metal together in the broiling, cramped welding bay.
Looking down at the boy strapped to the metal table before her, Kiva Meridan leaned in close and whispered, “Take a deep breath.”
I open my eyes and I am tangled in the sheets, books upside down on the floor.
The sickle moon had just slipped below the western horizon when the file of mounted men emerged from the trees.
I always thought the moment you met the great love of your life would be like the movies.
Seen from any angle, the Coffin is one seriously ugly pile of stones.
‘You keep runnin’, you’ll only go to jail tired,’ Ben Silver muttered.
It had been three days since my friend disappeared and I was starting to think the worst might have happened.
“You have four kinds of sparkling water,” Mia reports from the depths of our refrigerator.
NO. I refuse to share this part of my story.
The second it happens, I know my life is over.
Running. They had to keep running. The night was dark, the cold so bitter that it pierced straight through to their bones, but still, they couldn’t stop. Not when death itself chased their heels.