Divine Rivals, Rebecca Ross

The title is in gold, and the D and R of the title look like typewriter keys. There are blue flowers growing over the keys.

About the Book

When two young rival journalists find love through a magical connection, they must face the depths of hell, in a war among gods, to seal their fate forever.

After centuries of sleep, the gods are warring again. But eighteen-year-old Iris Winnow just wants to hold her family together. Her mother is suffering from addiction and her brother is missing from the front lines. Her best bet is to win the columnist promotion at the Oath Gazette.

To combat her worries, Iris writes letters to her brother and slips them beneath her wardrobe door, where they vanish—into the hands of Roman Kitt, her cold and handsome rival at the paper. When he anonymously writes Iris back, the two of them forge a connection that will follow Iris all the way to the front lines of battle: for her brother, the fate of mankind, and love.

Book Links
Releasing April 4th


My Thoughts

Gods at war with civilians caught in the crossfire? Yes, please. However, I don’t have the words for a proper review.

As soon as Iris mentioned typing on a typewriter, I knew I would be hooked. Her and Carver’s characters are richly descriptive, and the reader comes to know them intimately. The book didn’t seem all that magical, to begin with. It felt a touch of historical fiction, which I absolutely enjoyed. But then magical elements started seeping into the storyline. The more I read of what’s possible and what the gods can unleash, the more I wanted.

I love the varying elements Ross added to this. It is multi-layered, with many moving cogs, characters who feel like family, a war amongst the gods, some mystery, romance, fantasy, and more. While I didn’t know this was a book 1 when I first requested it, I’m happy there is more to come from the world and characters.

Many thanks to St. Martin’s for sending this over.


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