Published by Katherine Tegen Books on December 27th 2016
Love chose me, and I tried, but I couldn’t stop the arrow in its flight.
As one of only two aromateurs left on the planet, fifteen-year-old Mimosa knows what her future holds: a lifetime of using her extraordinary sense of smell to mix base notes, top notes, and heart notes into elixirs that help others fall in love.
All while remaining incurably alone.
For Mim, the rules are clear—falling in love would render her nose useless, taking away her one great talent. Still, Mimosa doesn’t want to spend her life elbow-deep in soil and begonias. She dreams of a normal high school existence—taking up a sport and limping away flush from victory, joining the debate club and saying things like “That’s a logical fallacy!” Having a boyfriend.
When she accidentally gives an elixir to the wrong woman and has to rely on the school soccer star to help fix the situation, Mim quickly begins to realize that when it comes to falling in love, the choice isn’t always hers to make.
i’m not a huge fan of contemporary reads, but i LOVED THIS BOOK SO COMPLETELY. it read almost like a light fantasy, and the complexities of the Mim’s world amazed me. along side, the book is filled with wonderfully diverse characters like Kali and Pascha, and who can forget the dreamy Court?
i found Mim very relatable with her awkwardness around other people, and loved learning about how different emotions are scented. this was a fun and light book that made me happier as i read it. Brilliant storywork really helped my usually fantasy-laden brain really love this book.