Rayna Evans has spent the last three years in a mental institution because she sees angels. Now free to start anew, she's clawing together a normal life by going back to school and getting a job. Narrator Katherine Skinner has the perfect teenage cadence down - Rayna does her best to sound cool and collected even as she begins to see angels again and fears that she may be slipping back into the world she has struggled so hard to leave behind. Skinner lets the surprises of the story unfold naturally as Rayna tries to find a way to keep her sanity and save her friends from dying at the hands of the angels she can't even admit are real.
In this compelling and spirited debut novel, 16-year-old Rayna Evans has spent the last three years in a mental institution for seeing angels - intent on remaining free, she ignores signs that she may be slipping into a world she has tried to climb out of. When her hallucinations begin showing up at school, can she keep her sanity and prevent students from dying at the hands of angels she cannot admit to seeing? Psychiatry, fantasy, and realism come together here in a story of a young girl struggling with identity, secrets, and confronting her greatest fears.