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November 18, 2021

Blog Tour: Unraveling Eleven (Eleven Trilogy #2) by Jerri Chisholm – Interview

Hello readers! Welcome to our stop during the blog tour for

Unraveling Eleven by Jerri Chisholm

presented by Entangled Teen.

We have Jerri on the blog today for a quick Q&A!

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Thanks so much for taking the time and spending time with us here at Chapter by Chapter!

I’m so psyched you want to learn more about Unraveling Eleven. It’s the second book of the Eleven Trilogy—a YA dystopian romance that’s fast-paced and highly entertaining. It’s full of high stakes, big problems, and all the feelings. Not only that, but a lot of important discoveries are made in this book, too. I’m talking bombshell-level secrets pertaining to the compound, to the world aboveground—even to Wren. And, just like in the first book of the Eleven Trilogy…enemies, conflict and heartache abound.  
Happy reading!   
Jerri 

Describe your book in 140 characters or less (like a Tweet)

A heart-pounding descent into darkness, a test of love, and a dangerous battle to discover the secrets of a tyrannical regime. 

What was your inspiration for writing this book?  Was it in a dream? A thought while taking a walk?

Unraveling Eleven was inspired by a concept, actually—the concept that knowledge can equal power. I wanted to explore how and when that can happen, and what the benefits and drawbacks may be. Knowledge can also be downright dangerous to possess, something that Eve and Wren quickly discover!  

Tell us about the main character(s).

Eve, the main character in the Eleven Trilogy, really struggles with her own demons inUnraveling Eleven. Difficult circumstances make her spiral into a dark place, so much so that she risks losing all those she loves most. She even risks becoming the kind of person she abhors. There’s a lot of inner conflict and self-reflection happening behind the scenes in this story, even as she tries to navigate all that’s happening in the compound and aboveground.  

Do you have a favorite quote or specific part in the book that you really love?

I love so many things about Unraveling Eleven, but one moment that really stands out is when Eve spots the faraway abandoned city. We see how fearless she is, as she decides to go explore it—alone. I also love seeing the remnants of the city through her eyes—something completely unfamiliar to a person like her. And, of course, she makes a pretty epic discovery while there!  

Was there a specific part in the book that you had an especially difficult time writing?  If so, why?

Definitely the most difficult part of Unraveling Eleven to write was when Eve hits rock bottom. Things go really sideways in her fight with Landry, and it leads to major fallout with the person she needs most—Wren. Getting the right tension between these two took a lot of fine-tuning. I was also worried about pushing Eve too far, to the point of her being totally unredeemable, or completely unlikeable—which is not something I wanted to do. In the end, though, I think I got the balance right. Her struggle feels organic, true to the story, and profound—yet we still wind up rooting for her.  

What sort of projects do you have going on right now.  Any new books coming out?

Right now, I’m working on the third and final book in the Eleven Trilogy. It’s calledEnding Eleven, and it comes out in Fall 2022. It will offer up a pretty explosive conclusion to all things Eleven!

It was great having you on the blog today!  We hope you’ll decide to stop by again someday, and we wish you much success!!

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?

Unraveling Eleven (Eleven Trilogy #2)
by Jerri Chisholm
Publication Date: November 16, 2021
Publisher: Entangled Teen

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Jerri Chisholm is a YA author, a distance runner, and a chocolate addict. Her childhood was spent largely in solitude with only her imagination and a pet parrot for company. Following that she completed a master’s degree in public policy and then became a lawyer, but ultimately decided to leave the profession to focus exclusively on the more imaginative and avian-friendly pursuit of writing. She lives with her husband and three children, but, alas, no parrot.

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