That’s the choice the Coalition gives me: betray my best friend or have my partner killed. And this after they locked us under a caged sky and mutated us, giving us all wings with random-as-crap powers. Mine are sparkly pink ones whose favorite pastime is flirting and healing people and… worse.
But I was learning to live with it—the wings, the fact that my best friend had become a fugitive, the fact that I was falling in love with a guy with wings of ice, a heart of gold, and secrets he wasn’t telling… but the Coalition used him again and again to force me to stoop to their demands—and I did. I bowed, I bent—I would not break—
But I will only go so far for love.
* contains some adult language
It’s 2294. Cascade Andronica is attending the requisite final year of school in Haven, a city once called Atlanta now in a country controlled by the all-powerful Coalition. She plays the obedient daughter, keeping her assassin training secret, her best friend safe, and fantasizing in secret about Lunar Davith Adurian, the scarred, smirky guy who’s always nearby, pausing in a space of heat behind her, his breath near her hair while dusky blushes grace her skin.
Then the mutation comes.
It leaves them writhing on the classroom floor, no breath, no scream… until feathers of vivid hues unfold from their shoulders and whisper over their skin. Cascade staggers up along with the other students, dazed and disoriented, but then their professor’s wings swarm with spiders and—
She leaves him dead on the sun-drenched floor.
Now on the run with Lunar, she needs to keep it together to wage an underground war against the Coalition, but inside, she’s coming apart. Her father wants her to abandon her best friend. Lunar challenges her every step, getting too close to her heart, and antagonizes the rebellion she’s supposed to control. She starts making mistakes as she struggles to hold everything in place: to hold her course, her beliefs, herself—
To hold anything at all when her hands are slippery with blood.
* Trigger warnings: near rape and sexual abuse in the character’s past
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