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Friday, June 20, 2014

Only Everything by Kieran Scott

Only Everything by Kieran Scott
"High school romance is tough—even for a bona fide love goddess. Can Cupid succeed as a mortal matchmaker?

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?"- summary from Amazon

I absolutely loved Scott's previous trilogy and was excited to read a new trilogy from her, and I like the mythological twist in this contemporary series. The book is absolutely hilarious and I really enjoyed reading True's emotional journey throughout the novel. The story is told from three different perspectives- True, Charlie and Katrina. Scott does a great job inhabiting each character and making them distinct, and the romance between Charlie and Katrina is adorable. There's plenty of obstacles keeping them apart (including True's failed matches for Charlie, which provide some comic relief) and it really adds some layers to their relationship. Also, the ending is crazy and makes me want more; luckily, the next book comes out in September (and the third, next February).

Overall, a great start to a new trilogy and what I love about this is that each novel tells its own story, with a thread running through all three to keep readers hooked. This is not a case where one story is broken up abruptly into three parts.

FTC: Received signed ARC from author (thanks Kieran!). Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.

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