A planet with more cats than people...
Grimalkin needs brides.
Earth is a dystopian nightmare that's going to be destroyed very, very soon. Nobody knows exactly when or how, but the threat of destruction looms in the background of everyone's mind.
Holly is ready to escape from her planet, but there's a problem: only rich people actually get to leave Earth, and she's barely got five bucks to her name.
Enter the Grimalkin Bridal Exchange.
The deal is simple: she goes to an alien planet, marries some random dude, and gets to live out her days in luxury and happiness.
Only, the guy she's paired up with doesn't want to get married.
And he doesn't want to get married to her.
In fact, he actually kind of...hates her.
I absolutely loved this 📕. Totally different from other books of this genre. I read everything I can purchase,because reading chapter -to -chapter on vellum isn’t enough. I devour books !
Looking forward to the next in series.
“I’ve had a lot of loss lately, and I don’t have the mental capacity for this new relationship.”
Ekpen isn’t in the best headspace to be gettIng married, but his alien culture says it’s time, and he has to marry so his younger brothers can have their turns to get married.
Holly’s family has passed away… her two best friend are who she has on Earth, and she is willing to take a chance, without them, on an Alien word, for a better life — but that doesn’t mean she isn’t going to miss her besties and try and be in touch.
This done in one story really hits the mark on grief, and the ways it can affect both individuals and families. Ekpen’s entire family is a delight, as they all want him to be happy, and they are clearly doing what they can to help… and his Dad has a great moment with Holly and Ekpen’s mom.
As for the world building… I find myself wanting to visit a world with more cats that people!
I was gifted with a copy of Ekpen and chose to share my thoughts.