All of Us With Wings

All Of Us With Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil

Seventeen-year-old Xochi is alone in San Francisco, running from her painful past: the mother who abandoned her, the man who betrayed her. Then one day, she meets Pallas, a precocious twelve-year-old who lives with her rock-star family in one of the city’s storybook Victorians. Xochi accepts a position as Pallas’s live-in governess and quickly finds her place in their household, which is relaxed and happy despite the band’s larger-than-life fame.

But on the night of the Vernal Equinox, as a concert afterparty rages in the house below, Xochi and Pallas accidentally summon a pair of ancient creatures devoted to avenging the wrongs of Xochi’s adolescence. She would do anything to preserve her new life, but with the creatures determined to exact vengeance on those who’ve hurt her, no one is safe—not the family she’s chosen, nor the one she left behind. 

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Racism
  • Sexism
  • Rape recounted
  • Sexual assault
  • Child sex trafficking implied
  • Romanticised adult-minor relationship*
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Recreational drug use

*The main characters is a seventeen-year-old girl whose love interest is her twenty-eight-year-old male employer.

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