Angelio Series

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In a highly-structured eighteenth-century society, the city state of Angelio is known for two things: its music, and its guardian, the Archangel Michael.

an angel in a circle

At Angelio’s music school—nicknamed the Cage of Nightingales—castrato singer Carlo is headed for fame at the opera … at the price of personal freedom. Charity pupil Tammo hates the school and everyone in it, and wants to live in the woods, charming birds with his flute.

When Tammo meets Carlo, their lives change forever. With the help of the Archangel, they can grant to each other whatever their hearts desire. But staying true isn’t easy, and their choices will affect not just their futures, but that of Celestina—a young aristocrat destined to be the third person in their relationship.

Elizabeth Hopkinson

two boys with their backs to us, overlooking a city, and a bird in a cage

If you could make your friend's wish come true,

what would you risk?

Shortlisted for the Tempest Prize

Coming summer 2025 from Deep Hearts YA

an angel in a circle

Book 1 - Cage of Nightingales

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Book 2 - Masquerade of Finches

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