Only Everything (True Love #1) by Kieran Scott
High school romance is tough—even for a bona fide love goddess. Can Cupid succeed as a mortal matchmaker?GRPublishes in US: May 6th 2014 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
When Eros (aka Cupid) is expelled from Olympus for defying Zeus after falling in love with Orion, she is banished to what she believes to be hell. We call it New Jersey. If she ever wants to go back to the comforts of her old life, she will have to find love for three couples—without using her powers.
Eros, now calling herself True, immediately identifies her first project in Charlie and believes finding him love will be a piece of cake. Charlie is new at school and eager to break out of his old image of band geek, so it’s lucky for him when he falls in with the right crowd on his first day. But music is still his passion. That is, until he meets Katrina...
Katrina is floundering after the death of her father and takes refuge with a boy who, while not entirely supportive, will be there when she needs him, unlike her mother. Too bad True thinks any girl Charlie talks to is perfect for him. Can she get out of her own way and help Charlie and Katrina connect, or will she be stuck in New Jersey forever?
Genre: YA fantasy/mythology
Source: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers via Edelweiss
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Did Not Finish
I wrote a post about negative reviews, and how I don't review if I don't finish, and a very wise blogger pointed out that knowing what a blogger doesn't like can be valuable to publishers and authors too. I think that it also helps my readers build trust that I am not just slapping good ratings on everything I read. I have a knack for picking what I will lack based on synopsis and reviews, but that even fails. Then another blogger mentioned she did a did not finish post and I thought it was a great idea. So, here we go:
skimmed to 7%
I couldn't get into this one. I guess I was expecting it to start off in the high school, and that I could connect with the main character Eros/True. Instead it is set in the sky/god type place and greek names are being thrown like candy from a pinata. I don't know much about mythology, but I do like some of the retellings that I have read. The ones that make it feel like I am being introduced to the characters and not just expected to know. Yes, I am almost 30, and I studied in high school and probably college, but it has never been the catcher of my attention.
The star crossed lovers, forbidden and her having to save him, I really wanted to like it. I wanted it to catch my attention. But it didn't, sadly and I was skimming until I just thought to myself, I am behind schedule and its slow for me, and confusing, so I stopped.
I'd love to see if you have a great review of any of this books and what you loved about it.
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Tiff at Mostly YA Lit
My question to you, my lovely readers:
Do you like mythology books?