A Magic Alchemical Fox Hunt? Why Yes, Very Much So! A Far Wilder Magic has undoubtedly been one of my favourite reads of 2022. Allison never ceases to create real, beautifully flawed, relatable characters who make you laugh and cry all in one paragraph. Margaret is an aloof outcast who prefers guns and her dog […]
[Emily’s Review]: Unraveling Eleven by Jerri Chisholm
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
[Emily’s Review]: Escaping Eleven by Jerri Chisholm
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.
[Diane’s Review]: The Last Legacy by Adrienne Young
Back to Bastian we go! Adrienne has ushered us back to Bastian with a protagonist so clever and cunning I couldn’t put this book down! I have always had a deep love for Adrienne’s strong female characters and Bryn Roth is no exception. She is a fierce, intelligent chameleon, able to meld herself into whatever […]
[Lisa’s Review]: Grace and Glory (The Harbinger #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
I don’t even know where to start with this one: it’s no secret that Jen’s Harbinger series is one of my all-time favorites. Add the knock-you-on-your-ass ending of Rage and Ruin on top of that, and you can imagine my excitement upon receiving this particular ARC a couple of weeks ago. I read the entire […]
[Elizabeth’s Review]: Last Chance Books by Kelsey Rodkey
I remember reading the synopsis of this book and immediately feeling so excited with the idea of bookstore enemies turned lovers and I have to say that I was not disappointed! Madeline and Jasper were so fun to read and I enjoyed reading about their pranks and hilarious conversations all throughout the book. I loved […]
[Nadine’s Review]: Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter
“Enemies-to-lovers—it’s our trope, Buxbaum.” I ABSOLUTELY adored Painter’s cute as hell YA rom-com, Better Than the Movies!! It’s a rom-com about rom-com cliches, with two childhood frienemies, fake dating, lots of lol moments – what more could I have asked for?! Nothing. I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I actually did and […]
[Elizabeth’s Review]: Prom Theory by Ann LaBar
This book was a fun read and I genuinely enjoyed the journey we had inside Iris Oxtabee’s head as she experimented with the mystery that is love. The best way I can describe this book is fun and predictable, and even then I enjoyed the characters we met and the crazy situations Iris got herself […]