Rags and Muffin by D. G. D. Davidson
The city is dying. This little girl is its only hope.
Twelve-year-old Miss Rags is a goddess: As a hybrid of the world’s two sapient species, she has the power to grant her worshipers visions of God. But she is destined to die before her sixteenth birthday.
Now transformed into a living weapon by her mad-scientist pediatrician, she stalks the crime-ridden streets of the decaying temple city, determined to punish the wicked in the time she has left.
When Rags gets word that a pimp and drug pusher on the city’s south end has bought a young girl from the slave market, she stages a rescue with the help of a few close friends and her alcoholic, carjacking dog. But Southside is a powder keg: The grudges between rival gangs are about to explode into open war, and the site of the planned rescue is the epicenter.
Rags just wanted to save a life. Now she’ll have to fight to keep herself and her friends alive.