While nearly everyone else at Heath High is preparing for prom and graduation, Grace Shelley is coming to terms with the end of her relationship with Robert, the angel who saved her soul, her life, and then broke her heart. It's not easy, especially when she can't escape his thoughts. But Grace has other things to worry about. Like her friend Stacy's cancer, and her best friend Graham's ex-girlfriend, whose attacks on Grace and her friends only seem to escalate with each passing day. And then there's Samael, the Archangel of Death, whose own death after his last attack on Grace had been revealed to be nothing but a lie. When Samael tries once again to finish what he started, Grace finds herself having to rely on Robert for help, something that forces the both of them to confront the lies that exist between them. But, as Samael closes in on not only Grace, but also on the people she cares about, she learns a secret that forces her to make a decision that changes not only her, but the very world she lives in.
Fallon Timmons doesn't like Liam Mace because he's a jerk. Liam Mace doesn't like Fallon Timmons for a wholly different reason, and it's one that could cost her life. But when the two of them start feeling something else besides dislike, things become even more dangerous.
When you wake up in the morning and your eyes take in the first hints of light that shine through your window, the dust motes catching and reflecting the sun’s rays like little diamonds, the shimmering hues of yellow and orangey gold breaking through into your room, the first thing you think about usually isn’t how you’re going to make it through the worst day of your life. Unfortunately for Grace Shelley, that’s exactly what she’s facing as she ponders what to do now that she’s going to be starting out her last year in high school without her best friend. She’s not exactly the most popular girl in school - well, not the most popular girl in school to like, anyway - and everything seems to be hinting at another status quo year for her until she bumps into a stranger who leaves her stumbling for words and chasing after her heart. The new guy in school is different. Robert doesn’t care about the rumors he’s heard about her or that no one else seems to see her the same way that he does; he only wants to be her friend. That’s when things get complicated. When Grace learns that he’s not your typical high school boy and that he’s actually a wingless angel who’s looking for someone to trust, she’s thrust into his world where not all angels are meant to protect human beings, and where the changes she brings into his life changes everything in hers.
Grace's senior year is almost over and it's ending in a way she's never imagined. Her best friend is by her side, her boyfriend is now her fiance, and her life is moving forward. But good things never last. Before she knows what's happening, Grace's life is turned upside-down once more and she's forced to face the truth about who and what she is, and what that means to Robert, the only other person who understands what that truth means. But that's only the beginning as the forces that want Grace dead, and the friends and family that want Grace alive and safe finally collide in a battle where the prize isn't just life, but also death.
Grace Shelley's life has changed a lot these past four months. She's lost her best friend Graham, fallen in love with Death himself, Robert Bellegarde, made a new best friend in Stacy Kim, a spunky girl who clashes with Graham at every turn, and battled a rogue angel named Samael to death. And all before her eighteenth birthday. And now she faces the biggest challenge in her life: Hormones. With Graham seeking her help in understanding his feelings for Lark, Robert's icy sister, Grace gets a glimpse at just how difficult it is for a human to love an angel. Stacy's new relationship shows Grace that sometimes, dating a human isn't any easier. And Robert's refusal to take their relationship past the chaste and brotherly kisses they've shared has made Grace question his attraction to her. It's as normal a life as Grace is going to get. But when she discovers who it was that nearly killed a few months ago in a hit-and-run, her accusation sets into motion a series of events that changes them all, angel and human alike. At the end of it all, will Grace be left whole, or will she be even more broken than before?