My first two thoughts when I was considering this book: I really hate these new cartoonish covers for romance books. This sounds so freaking adorable. And it was just that: adorable. We follow Cara, who decided to go ahead and go on a trip to Ireland that was supposed to include her now ex-boyfriend. Since […]
Ari Abrams has always been fascinated by the weather, and she loves almost everything about her job as a TV meteorologist. Her boss, legendary Seattle weatherwoman Torrance Hale, is too distracted by her tempestuous relationship with her ex-husband, the station’s news director, to give Ari the mentorship she wants. Ari, who runs on sunshine and optimism, is at her wits’ end. The only person who seems to understand how she feels is sweet but reserved sports reporter Russell Barringer.
In the aftermath of a disastrous holiday party, Ari and Russell decide to team up to solve their bosses’ relationship issues. Between secret gifts and double dates, they start nudging their bosses back together. But their well-meaning meddling backfires when the real chemistry builds between Ari and Russell.
Working closely with Russell means allowing him to get to know parts of herself that Ari keeps hidden from everyone. Will he be able to embrace her dark clouds as well as her clear skies?
Lately I have become obsessed with Russian history. Maybe it was reading the Winternight trilogy by Katharine Arden (which ranks my most beloved series, and one which I have posted about here quite a bit already), or perhaps it was finally watching The Great on Hulu (highly, highly recommend), either way I am always primed […]
This book caught my attention because the premise felt fun and whimsical. I always am a sucker for fairytale romances, and Juniper and Tomas felt like they would be an interesting pair. At times, I did feel like the constant ploys to get Tomas and Juniper together felt ridiculous and over the top. However, there […]
4-4.5⭐️ Wow oh wow. This book was so AMAZING!!! And SPICYYY. Looking at the cute cover I honestly never would have expected there to be spice but there was and I was such a happy camper! This was an incredible story and one I’ll probably turn to to read every Christmas time. It has an […]
In Compound Eleven, freedom from tyranny is impossible.
My name is Eve Hamilton, and I’ve managed the impossible.
I am free.
Until just like that, it is wrenched from my grasp. And this time, the corridors of the dark underground city are even more dangerous than ever before. But my brief taste of freedom has left me with something useful, something powerful, something that terrifies the leaders of Compound Eleven.
And now I have a monster inside.
One I’ll need to learn to control, and fast, or I’ll lose everything and everyone I hold dear. Starting with Wren Edelman. The one boy who has taught me that anything is possible if we stick together.
But will that matter if I become the very thing he fears the most?
The Eleven trilogy is best enjoyed in order.
Book #1 Escaping Eleven
Book #2 Unraveling Eleven
In Compound Eleven, the hierarchy of the floors is everything.
My name is Eve Hamilton, and on my floor, we fight.
Which at least is better than the bottom floor, where they toil away in misery. Only the top floor has any ease in this harsh world; they rule from their gilded offices.
Because four generations ago, Earth was rendered uninhabitable—the sun too hot, the land too barren. Those who remained were forced underground. While not a perfect life down here, I’ve learned to survive as a fighter.
Except my latest match is different. Instead of someone from the circuit, my opponent is a mysterious boy from the top floor. And the look in his eyes tells me he’s different… maybe even kind.
Right before he kicks my ass.
Still, there’s something about him—something that says he could be my salvation… or my undoing. Because I’m no longer content to just survive in Eleven. Today, I’m ready to fight for more than my next meal: I’m fighting for my freedom. And this boy may just be the edge I’ve been waiting on.
Where this past winter was all about Russian folklore (with new reads like The Bright & the Pale by Jessica Rubinowski, old favorites like The Winternight Triology by Katharine Arden, and books that are getting well deserved attention like Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha-verse), then I’m proclaiming this summer all about Greek mythology! For me, great Greek […]