YA Epic Fantasy debut novel out on April 2, 2024
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Sixteen-year-old Cadence was born with the ability to cry tears of diamonds–a secret talent her parents have abused to climb the royal ranks thanks to the infinite source of wealth. At their command, she cries diamonds to pay for the pricey treatments for her sister’s neuromuscular disorder. Regardless of the pain, she’ll do anything for her sister, who weakens by the day.
When the prince heckles Cadence at the King’s Summer Solstice Ball about her sister’s disability while dancing in the ballroom, she’s left on the verge of tears, threatening to expose her power. She is saved by a mysteriously charming girl who sweeps in to take the next dance—and the single diamond Cadence cried. The stranger reveals the Magi Queen sent her to tell Cadence that she’s a mage, and that her power is a curse.
Yearning to discover the secrets behind her powers, Cadence sets off for the City of Magi. To claim the life she wants, Cadence must embrace her power—before she loses the bright spots in her otherwise sad existence. After all, even diamonds can shatter.
A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst
Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros
"Mother and Father better be careful. If they keep doing whatever they want, sooner or later I’m going to break. After all, with enough force, even diamonds can shatter."
"I scan the room and my attention zeros in on a dashingly handsome young man with flowy blonde hair and piercing green eyes visible behind his golden mask standing near the buttered buns. Dang, I knew I should’ve gone by the food. Those carbs look delicious."
“No one should ever be caged like this. You deserve this freedom. I promise I’ll protect you if you ever need to cry.”