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“Heartfelt, thrilling, and refreshingly steeped in lore.” —Courtney Gould, bestselling author of The Dead and the Dark
A demi-god who refuses to cohabitate with humans accidentally falls in love with one in the “appealing, Buffy-tinged” (Publishers Weekly) first book of a pulse-pounding teen duology.
Neve has spent lifetimes defending the mortal world against the legions of hell with her two sisters.
Unfortunately for Neve, in this lifetime, she is the only one of the Morrigan—a triad of Irish war gods—still stuck in high school and still without her full power. She’s been counting down the days until her eighteenth birthday, when she finally gets to shed the pretenses of humanity and grow into her divine power.
But then she meets Alexandria. And Alexandria is as determined to force Neve into some semblance of teenage normalcy as she is haunted by her own demons—both figurative and literal.
As they grow closer, Neve decides that humanity—and, perhaps, love—isn’t so detestable after all. Which makes it all the more dangerous when she realizes that something in Hell wants Alexandria, and it’s up to Neve and her sisters to save her before Alexandria’s past catches up to all of them.
About the Author
Cayla Fay is a coastal New England local, D&D enthusiast, and believer in the power of black lipstick. They have a JD from Suffolk University and BA from Fordham University. When not writing, she spends her days walking her shih tzu, Charlie, listening to way too many podcasts, and exploring the defiantly tangled streets of Boston. Cayla is the author of Ravensong and Clarion Call.
"Heartfelt, thrilling, and refreshingly steeped in lore, RAVENSONG is a book I could read again and again. Neve is a magnetic heroine - determined, stubborn, and full of raw anger. The moment I flipped the last page, I was desperate for more." —Courtney Gould, bestselling author of The Dead and the Dark
"Fay’s debut, the first in a planned duology, hits all the right notes: urban fantasy twisted up with queer romance and high-school drama with a side of Celtic myth. Grab this and eagerly await the sequel."
— Booklist, starred review
"Twining Irish mythology into solid worldbuilding and plenty of action scenes, Fay’s appealing, Buffy-tinged debut, a duology starter, offers up rich emotional interplay as perpetually snarky Neve slowly reveals her vulnerable side."
— Publishers Weekly
"Neve is a refreshingly prickly character. She softens somewhat as she forms human connections and experiences gooey love feelings, but she always maintains a fiery demeanor. She and Alexandria, both [w]hite, are a delightful romantic pair with charming chemistry. Their diverse group of friends is a fun bunch who will hopefully be more developed in the second installment of this duology. Irish lore is naturally incorporated as the straightforward story becomes increasingly action-packed.
A fast-paced, enticing blend of urban fantasy and queer romance."
— Kirkus Reviews
“Full of magic, humor, heart, and the feral rage of a teenage girl, Ravensong is a primal scream of a book in the best possible way!” —Alice Scott, Barnes & Noble, McLean