If there’s one thing 16-year-old clairvoyant Zaea Hart can predict with certainty, it's that her magic will betray her. It already did when it showed her a vision of her father murdering his best friend and magical counterpart—his Bonded. Zaea would relinquish her magic if it wasn’t the key to winning a prestigious apprenticeship that could save her family’s magic shop from fallout of her father’s investigation. With her father taken into custody, and her mother overwhelmed trying to keep their family afloat, it’s up to Zaea to figure out why he did it and save the shop.

The Guild’s investigator, Castian Darc, is surprisingly young and seems to share Zaea’s apprehension for their government. But his investigation makes him her enemy, and she’s determined not to trust him. Then a misplaced touch allows her magic to betray her again when it links with his, revealing the rare compatibility needed to Bond. While vexing, their connection provides Zaea with an opportunity to spy on his report. But each time their magic entwines, Zaea teeters closer to exposing the evidence in her vision that could destroy her family, and risks losing a little more of her heart.

Then a theft of one of the shop’s rare spell books provides a connection to the murder—and the dangerous forces at play. As Zaea and Castian close in on the truth, Zaea begins to question everything she knows about her family, Castian, and even her own magic. For the truth is darker than she ever imagined, and could cost her the shop, half her magic, and all of her heart.

  Status: accepted into Pitch Wars class of 2021, undergoing revision

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A Whisper of Moths is a young-adult romantic fantasy *loose* retelling of Pride and Prejudice. It features...

  • A diverse regency-ish world
  • Enemies to lovers with inconvenient magical bonds
  • A heroine who doesn't trust
  • A hero who can't be trusted
  • A loyal rifthound (part dog, part fox, all sass)
  • Complicated sisters
  • Magic tied to contracts
  • A whodunit with a stolen book
  • Murder
  • Dusty magic shop and gilded ministry vibes