“My name is Nastya Kashnikov. I was a piano-playing prodigy who doesn’t belong anywhere near an Intro to Music class. I was murdered two and a half years ago"
"I live in a world without magic or miracles. A place where there are no clairvoyants or shapeshifters, no angels or superhuman boys to save you. A place where people die and music disintegrates and things suck. I am pressed so hard against the earth by the weight of reality that some days I wonder how I am still able to lift my feet to walk”