Five-year-old Piper loves to be perfect and thinks everyone and everything around her should be too. When she meets Pete, a porcupine without quills, she is determined to help him look like all the other porcupines. She doesn’t plan on learning that making mistakes is okay and being perfect isn’t what matters in life.
Set in both the gritty urban fairy world of Artifexia and in New York City, the novel explores the experiences shared by many thirteen-year-old girls—friends family, and boy drama—coupled with thrilling action as Everley, the fairy leader, is kidnapped and only her human friend Payton can save her. Payton and her skeptical best friend, Reese, embark on the adventure of a lifetime along with Everley’s fairy friend Hunter and a mysterious outcast. Things will never be the same for Payton as she is thrust into a dangerous fight against evil and the possible destruction of humanity’s imagination.