“The Apocalypse begins in three days.” This phrase is what Caridad de Milagro Luna hears echo through her mind when she wakes up on her twentieth birthday. This is also the first sentence of the terribly written story her best friend had left her before disappearing. At first Caridad doesn’t believe it, but then the events of her life start to match the story her friend has written. And then the stars fall. And monsters from stories walk the earth. And bets are made by not-quite-gods. With an incomplete guideline Caridad rushes to try and survive the events she knows are about to occur and find her lost friend who is the only one with the ending.