Freya has been alone as long as she can remember.
Always moving from foster home to foster home, never finding a permanent family.
With her mother dead and no leads on her father, the first clue to her heritage comes in the most unlikely form.
An outburst of impossible magic, and the appearance of a ghostly guardian Freya’s mother tasked with watching over her.
With her newfound abilities, finding her father should finally be within Freya’s reach, but her new guardian cautions restraint.
Freya still doesn’t understand the magical world, she claims, or its dangers.
If Freya wants the truth, it may mean going it alone once more.
And putting her guardian’s warnings to the test.
Caroline doesn’t remember her crime.
One moment, she’s a Lady of the Demon Court.
The next, she’s sent to Earth as punishment.
Her task? Keep the humans from learning about magic at all costs. Even if it means doing the one thing she’s worst at – dealing with other people.
Detective Mina Sharma is determined to prove herself.
Her new promotion is the one thing going right in her life as a newly-divorced single mother, and she’s not going to let anything stop her from solving her first case.
Not even the aloof and enigmatic blonde with crimson eyes telling her to drop it if she values her life.
Especially not when this Caroline is just as much of a puzzle to solve as the case itself.
And Mina has always loved puzzles.
Claire was used to having no-one.
But when monsters from beyond the wastelands attack her on a school trip, she’s saved by one of the Aspects – an elite team of heroes tasked with keeping the city safe with their emotion-based powers.
Claire’s connection to the Aspect of Hate is beyond anything she’s ever felt before, but Hate isn’t supposed to get close to anyone, lest her powers falter.
That might not have been enough to keep the two girls apart, but when the Aspect of Love dies and Claire is chosen as her successor, the situation only gets deadlier.
If opposite Aspects get too close, their powers cancel each other out.
And the Aspects wind up as monster chow.
But without a source of love to draw on, Claire’s powers won’t work at all.
And she’s as good as dead.
They’ll have to decide if they risk their fates together, or if Claire’s in this alone.