Number of Pages: 326
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release Date: May 6, 2014
“Like Zeus, the king, who thinks the proper reaction to finding me kissing a mortal is to threaten my boyfriend Orion’s life, banish me to Earth, and force me to inspire true love between three couples without my powers. I know! Elders! I’m Eros, a.k.a. Cupid. The Goddess of Love. Until this morning, anyway.
Now I’m stuck on Earth with no clue how to function as a human, and I can’t even conjure up my magical bow and arrows to help me do my job. I’ve already met this amazing guy—Charlie, a new kid in school like me—but matching him up isn’t as easy as I thought. Turns out opposites don’t attract, nearly identicals don’t attract, and giving a guy what he seems to want is just one big disaster. My sweet new friend Katrina might work, but she’s got more complications than Medusa’s hair, and a live-in boyfriend with a serious mean streak. Probably not the best idea to go there.
If I don’t make a match, I may never see Orion again. I have so much to lose, and only everything to gain.”
I won a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway months ago, and I finally got around to reading it just recently. I was intrigued by the unique stance this author took regarding Greek mythology, but unfortunately I quickly discovered that this novel was not the one for me.
I basically skimmed the second half of this book because I just couldn’t stand to read it anymore. The main character, Eros (Cupid), was so annoying that I disliked her from the very first page. She was whiny and shockingly stupid for a goddess who had been alive for thousands of years. The characters seemed very flat to me and nearly all of them were common high school stereotypes- band geeks, popular girls, jocks, nerds in honors English class, etc. You could tell the author had not attended high school in quite some time because many of the details didn’t make sense. The story itself was unique and had some potential to be interesting, but it failed due to its poor execution.
The ending also really bothered me. I guess this is going to be a series, because it ended incredibly abruptly. There was no closure whatsoever and I actually thought that my copy was missing a part because it made no sense to stop the story there.
Overall, this story was not enjoyable in the slightest because of its terrible main character, mediocre writing, and lack of any depth at all. I’ve read some of Kieran Scott’s YA contemporary novels in the past and really enjoyed them, but this one just wasn’t for me.
My Rating: :0) 1 out of 5 smileys
Would I recommend it to a friend?: No.
Please keep in mind that this is just my opinion. I know that this review is quite negative, but it is honestly how I feel about this book. Perhaps you might enjoy it- don’t let this review stop you from reading it if it sounds like something you might like to read!
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