Pia lives in a zoo in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with her parents (both ghosts), several old and cranky genies, a devil, and two young angels. She spends her days trimming genie-beards, trying to avoid being tricked into selling her soul, and waiting for the angels to make a miracle big enough to save the world. Then the angels go missing. Can she solve the riddles of the mysterious haloes the angels have left behind? Is the zoo's devil really trying to help her? And what does this all have to do with her best friends, the Rekkers? Pia needs to solve the mystery fast, because everything around her seems to be ending: her friendships, her childhood, and maybe even the world itself.
Gayton conjures worlds far beyond your imagination and characters that grab you by the hand and pull you with them, headlong into adventure -- Gill Lewis An enchanting read -- Alex Scarrow Fantastical! (And very funny.) -- Pamela Butchart An incredible fantasy fiction book full of humour. -- Natasha Harding * The Sun * Poignant, strange, and featuring an extraordinary cast of creatures, from Smellephants to Faberge chickens, Gayton's latest novel is his most moving and ambitious yet * Guardian * Funny and fantastical, this unusual and imaginative adventure will sweep you away with Pia on a magical quest to save the world. * The Week Junior * Mind-stretching, moving and explosive - a book that warns against the ubiquitous urge to seek a magical fix elsewhere for the consequences of planet-wrecking human irresponsibility. -- Imogen Russell-Williams * The Times Literary Supplement *