A sweeping, romantic cottagecore reimagining of Hades and Persephone for fans of Laini Taylor and Scarlett St. Clair!
For years, Lila Rose Li pushed herself to become the ballerina her parents would approve of. But after falling on stage, her parents reproach her, and she snaps. Sent away for losing her temper, Lila arrives at her aunt’s cottage on Luna Island with dashed dreams, though she’s buoyed by the island’s idyllic charm. Perhaps here among the cobblestone streets, ivy-covered boutiques, and whispered stories of angels, she can finally curb the tempest inside that’s made her unworthy of love?
Damien Drake’s father always said he’s too soft to carry on the family tradition. As Angel of the Night, it’s his duty to crown the winner of Luna Island’s Angel of the Sea pageant—a title which marks the winner as an offering to the Devil and prevents the natural disasters born from his heartache. During the last pageant, Damien brought shame upon his family for trying to rescue his first love from sacrifice. This time, he’s determined to fulfill his duty with utmost obedience and earn back their trust.
When Damien spots Lila on a yacht at sea, he knows he’s found the Devil’s perfect match. Her anger is powerful, and when she dances, flowers spring from her step. What he doesn’t expect is to find someone whose trauma reflects his own, who understands what it’s like to disappointment one’s family, and whose power may actually be enough to appease the Devil once and for all.
About the Author
Kiana Krystle is a fourth generation Asian American, born and raised in California. She is an editorial intern at North Star Editions for their Young Adult and Middle Grade presses, Flux Books and Jolly Fish press. She’s also a literary fellow at BookEnds Literary. Kiana graduated from San Francisco State University in 2020 with a B.A. in English and Creative Writing. Keep up with her writing journey on Twitter @kiana_krystle.