In Serjana Caelum's world, gods exist. So do goddesses. Sera knows this because she is one of them. A secret long concealed by her parents, Sera is Lakshmi reborn, the human avatar of an immortal Indian goddess rumored to control all the planes of existence. Marked by the sigils of both heaven and hell, Sera's avatar is meant to bring balance to the mortal world, but all she creates is chaos. A chaos that Azrath, the Asura Lord of Death, hopes to use to unleash hell on earth.
Torn between reconciling her past and present, Sera must figure out how to stop Azrath before the Mortal Realm is destroyed. But trust doesn't come easy in a world fissured by lies and betrayal. Her best friend Kyle is hiding his own dark secrets, and her mysterious new neighbor, Devendra, seems to know a lot more than he's telling. Struggling between her opposing halves and her attraction to the boys tied to each of them, Sera must become the goddess she was meant to be, or risk failing, which means sacrificing the world she was born to protect.
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About the Author
Amalie Howard, a Seventeen Magazine Summer Club author, grew up on a small Caribbean island where she spent most of her childhood with her nose buried in a book or being a tomboy running around barefoot, shimmying up mango trees, and dreaming of adventure. Twenty-two countries, surfing with sharks, and several tattoos later, she has traded bungee jumping in China for writing the adventures she imagines instead. She isn't sure which one takes more guts. She received a bachelor's degree from Colby College in Maine in international studies and French, and a certificate in French literature from the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, France. Traveling the globe, she has worked as a research assistant, teen speaker, and sales executive. She currently resides with her husband and three children in Larchmont, New York.