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?
Sometimes we think the gods aren’t working in our favor. In True/Eros’ case, though, this is actually one-hundred percent true.
We all know of Camp Halfblood and Percy Jackson, but this is a side of mythology we’ve never seen before, and the best part? It’s great for people who aren’t even fans of that sort of thing. I will admit, I was hesitant about reading this one at first. Sure, I love paranormal romances and interestingly fantastical things but I’ve never actually been a fan of Greek-ish literature and the sort of things it has to offer, which isn’t to say I haven’t read my fair share of all the different kinds of books that world has open to us.
But, see, here’s the thing, I decided to take a chance on Only Everything because I personally love Kieran Scott and if you’ve ever read She’s So Dead to Us, you know why…which actually reminds me, I still haven’t gotten around to the final book in the trilogy and the fact that I still don’t know how things are going to pan out is killing me. I should probably get to that sometime soon. Moving on, this book is so much fun. Think, I mean, I guess Percy Jackson meets Incarnated meets Evermore by Alyson Noel(who is also a sweet heart and I’ve had the pleasure of meeting once or twice) and a bunch of other novels. That’s what I absolutely adored about OE; I didn’t really feel like I was reading historical fiction or anything meant to dump knowledge down my throat, and even though that’s kind of what it did, it was such an eclectic read that I felt like I was getting good viewpoints from all angles of the literary genre world.
The plot was one-hundred percent eclectic and original and I loved every aspect it. Four for you, Kieran Scott.
Even better than that? We have a chance to let all the character relationships develop. *claps loudly* *also proudly*
Why is it that no one seems to know how to do this these days? All I want is to feel like people actually know each other before the tongues get whipped out and shoved in other peoples’ mouths. Please, lovely author people, end this. I beg of you.
Moving on, again, I really liked that Charlie and Katrina got the chance to develop a sweet friendship before things got hasty. This, in my opinion, is always the best way to go about things. How can you possibly do better than giving people the chance to learn about each other? Find the things that make them tick and learn to slowly love them despite them? You can’t, you can’t, you can’t.
And, even better than that? This is only the first book in a series! *does little happy dance*
There will be so much more and I am way looking forward to it because Kieran warned me about the cliffhanger and I laughed but now I am crying because she did not lie to me.