So, what's the book about?
Margot Cooper doesn't do relationships. She tried and it blew up in her face, so she'll stick with casual hookups, thank you very much. But now her entire crew has found the one and she's beginning to feel like a fifth wheel. And then fate (the heartless bitch) intervenes. While touring a wedding venue with her engaged friends, Margot comes face-to-face with Olivia Grant--her childhood friend, her first love, her first... well, everything. It's been ten years, but the moment they lock eyes, Margot's cold, dead heart thumps in her chest.
Olivia must be hallucinating. In the decade since she last saw Margot, her life hasn't gone exactly as planned. At almost thirty, she's been married... and divorced. However, a wedding planner job in Seattle means a fresh start and a chance to follow her dreams. Never in a million years did she expect her important new client's Best Woman would be the one that got away.
When a series of unfortunate events leaves Olivia without a place to stay, Margot offers up her spare room because she's a Very Good Person. Obviously. It has nothing to do with the fact that Olivia is as beautiful as ever and the sparks between them still make Margot tingle. As they spend time in close quarters, Margot starts to question her no-strings stance. Olivia is everything she's ever wanted, but Margot let her in once and it ended in disaster. Will history repeat itself or should she count her lucky stars that she gets a second chance with her first love?
Count Your Lucky Stars is the third installment of the Written in the Stars series, though it can be read as a standalone. For more backstory on the secondary characters in Count Your Lucky Stars, check out Written in the Stars and Hang the Moon!
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This month's book club pick is Gearbreakers by Zoe Hana Mikuta! We will be meeting on Friday, December 10th at 7:30 pm in an online video chat. You can RSVP and get the link here.
Zoe Hana Mikuta currently attends the University of Washington in Seattle, studying English with a creative writing focus. She grew up in Boulder, Colorado, where she developed a deep love of Muay Thai kickboxing and nurtured a slow and steady infatuation for fictional worlds. When she is not writing, Zoe can be found embroidering runes onto her jean pockets, studying tarot or herbology, or curled up with a cup of caramel coffee and a good, bloody but heartwarming book. She is the author of the Gearbreakers duology (Gearbreakers and Godslayers). You can find her on her website and @ZoeHanaMikuta on twitter.
We went past praying to deities and started to build them instead...
The shadow of Godolia's tyrannical rule is spreading, aided by their giant mechanized weapons known as Windups. War and oppression are everyday constants for the people of the Badlands, who live under the thumb of their cruel Godolia overlords.
Eris Shindanai is a Gearbreaker, a brash young rebel who specializes in taking down Windups from the inside. When one of her missions goes awry and she finds herself in a Godolia prison, Eris meets Sona Steelcrest, a cybernetically enhanced Windup pilot. At first Eris sees Sona as her mortal enemy, but Sona has a secret: She has intentionally infiltrated the Windup program to destroy Godolia from within.
As the clock ticks down to their deadliest mission yet, a direct attack to end Godolia's reign once and for all, Eris and Sona grow closer--as comrades, friends, and perhaps something more...
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Reviews & Interviews
Sapphic Dystopian Excellence in Zoe Hana Mikuta's Gearbreakers - TOR
On the World Through the Eyes of a Young Writer, Mecha Sci-Fi, and 'Quiet' Romances - The Quiet Pond
Zoe Hana Mikuta on Her Queer Mech Novel - Nerdist
We hope you can join us for this month's Pride Among the Pines book club on December 10th at 7:30 pm online! Happy Reading!
Max Ruthless (they/them) -- Store Owner
Grace Quinn (she/they) -- Bookseller
Beetle & The Hollowbones
Count Your Lucky Stars
Love After The End
Night Sky With Exit Wounds
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
The Taking Of Jake Livingston
Zoe Hana Mikuta