***Shortlisted for Best Fantasy Novel in the Aurealis Awards*** ***Shortlisted for the Vogel Award *** Good girls don’t talk back. Good girls don’t cry. Good girls don’t scream.
Sadie Burke has been forced to be a good girl her entire life. As a banshee, she’s the bottom of the ladder when it comes to the supernatural hierarchy. Weak. Condemned. Powerless. Silent. That’s what she and her six sisters have been told their entire lives, since their species was first banished from Ireland.
Yet when a figure from her childhood unexpectedly arrives on the scene, Sadie finds it harder than ever to toe the line.
Texas Contos is the son of their greatest oppressor. He’s also someone she’s inexplicably drawn to, and as they grow closer, Sadie begins to question what banshees have been told for centuries about their gifts.
But the truth comes at a cost. With Sadie and Tex forced to run for their lives, their journey leads them to new friends, old enemies, and finally to her true voice – one that could shatter the supernatural world forever.
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‘If you haven’t heard about Maria Lewis you must have been living under a rock‘ Good Reading Magazine
‘I can’t wait to find out what happens next!’Keri Arthur
‘Truly one of the best in the genre I have ever read‘ Oscar-nominee Lexi Alexander (Green Street Hooligans, Punisher: War Zone, Arrow, Supergirl)
‘Journalist Maria Lewis grabs the paranormal fiction genre by the scruff of its neck and gives it a shake’ The West Australian
‘An intriguing take on a classic monster with vibrant, modern characters’ Sci Fi Bulletin
Australian author Maria Lewis has created an excellent urban fantasy novel that utilises magic, intrigue and romance to tell a great story set in the heart of Sydney. Filled with compelling fantasy elements and an entertaining plot, this is an enjoyable book