It’s Boston, 1919, and the Cast Iron club is packed. On stage, hemopaths — whose "afflicted" blood gives them the ability to create illusions through art — captivate their audience. Corinne and Ada have been best friends ever since infamous gangster Johnny Dervish recruited them into his circle. By night they perform for Johnny’s crowds, and by day they con Boston’s elite. When a job goes wrong and Ada is imprisoned, they realize how precarious their position is. After she escapes, two of the Cast Iron’s hires are shot, and Johnny disappears. With the law closing in, Corinne and Ada are forced to hunt for answers, even as betrayal faces them at every turn.
Destiny Soria's first novel Iron Cast, a YA historical fantasy about magic, mobsters, and two best friends kicking ass in 1920s Boston, debuted in 2016 to critical acclaim. Her sophomore novel Beneath the Citadel is a YA high fantasy about a city ruled by ancient prophecies and four teens who risk everything to rewrite their fate.
Destiny lives in Birmingham, AL, where she spends her time trying to come up with bios that make her sound kind of cool. She has yet to succeed.