My name is Arianna Deeds and at seventeen I don't want to die. Having magical abilities is a special gift from Valcrum, which is bestowed on you on your eighteenth birthday at the stroke of midnight. Being accepted to the academy is not the problem, given they're sure that I possess some kind of magical abilities. The city is not safe. It sounded simple when daddy said I would get my powers and full fill my angel duties. I guess he gave me the cliff notes version, because he left a lot out. Goal Number One? To survive the angel academy and master my powers, if I have any. Goal Number Two? Manage not to get kicked out the academy before I find out who is killing the angels and what other secrets this city has.