alternate cover edition for ASIN B01HK84PCI Seventeen-year-old Zachary Sable is the new kid in town. For him everything is new. Family, school, food, smells, colors, and breathing is a lot to get used to. In an instant he has what he's always wanted, a chance to prove his worth to Lucifer, the lord of this world. When given the simple task of distracting a human girl from her celestial guardians, he knows a quick success will win him honor and glory. Emma finds herself inescapably drawn to the mysterious, beautiful, intelligent, and surprisingly inexperienced boy assigned to the seat next to her. Although he seems interested in her she knows it won't last once he finds out about her family's sordid past.
The cancer that killed her mother also destroyed the church and the town. She has to find the truth to save her family and everyone else in Inspiration. As Zachary becomes intrigued by the girl he's charged with destroying, Emma finds comfort with the new boy who provides a safe refuge from the town that's abandoned her. “Tight, cliffhanging YA fiction, studded with demigods and moral dilemmas.” ~Kirkus Reviews “Pershing’s many small plot twists add up to a very entertaining read.” ~The Booklice Prize in Fiction