Published by Delacorte Press
Published on January 26th, 2016
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Mythology, Social Issues, Young Adult
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A modern cupid story set in present-day Wisconsin combining the fantastical elements of Greek mythology with the contemporary drama of MTV's Teen Mom.
People don’t understand love. If they did, they’d get why dance prodigy Karma Clark just can’t say goodbye to her boyfriend, Danny. No matter what he says or does or how he hurts her, she can’t stay angry with him . . . and can’t stop loving him. But there’s a reason why Karma is helpless to break things off: she’s been shot with a love arrow.
Aaryn, son of Cupid, was supposed to shoot both Karma and Danny but found out too late that the other arrow in his pack was useless. And with that, Karma’s life changed forever. One pregnancy confirmed. One ballet scholarship lost. And dream after dream tossed to the wind.
A clueless Karma doesn’t know that her toxic relationship is Aaryn’s fault . . . but he’s going to get a chance to make things right. He’s here to convince Danny to man up and be there for Karma. But what if this god from Mount Olympus finds himself falling in love with a beautiful dancer from Wisconsin who can never love him in return?
This fast-paced debut novel explores the internal & external conflicts of a girl who finds herself inexplicably drawn to a boy who seemingly doesn't reciprocate her feelings, touching on the issues of love, sex and responsibility, with a heroine struggling to control her destiny--perfect for fans of Katie McGarry's novels and MTV’s 16 and Pregnant.
Have you ever read a book and wonder how you managed to lose brain cells within the pages?
In my defense…
I got an ARC of this at ALAMW, and was super excited when the publicist pitched it to me as a contemporary romance that had some mythological undertones pertaining to Cupid.
So taking her word for it, I jumped in eager to read something a little different.
HOWEVER, I did so without reading this precious bit within the blurb:
“A modern cupid story set in present-day Wisconsin combining the fantastical elements of Greek mythology with the contemporary drama of MTV’s Teen Mom.”
MTV’s TEEN MOM + GREEK MYTHOLOGY =
This was a big steaming pile of nope.
Yes, there were mentions of Greek mythological beings, events,etc. Yes, there’s a teen mom dealing with juggling motherhood and love. And it was an absolute train wreck.
All you need to know is that I read this, and somehow managed to finish all 256 pages of it, all while being perplexed by the lack of character development, romantic chemistry, or plot cohesiveness.
Things happened, and I found it hard-pressed to find any fucks to give by the end.
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