Monday, June 30, 2014

Birthmonth June: Only Everything- Kieran Scott: Review

Title: Only Everything
Author: Kieran Scott
Publisher: Simon BYFR
Format/s I Have: Paperback from Fully Booked

Sometimes the gods can be so unreasonable.
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. 


Mythology meets modern world. Very original.

Let's start with the cover: Perfect.

Next, the summary. I find the summary too personal because it looks like Eros wrote on a diary and then BAM, a summary. Plus, the summary was really a summary. To be honest, it gave out too much information. It was too obvious that Charlie and Katrina would get matched up. But still, I bought it because I really wanted to get a copy so bad since Stay Bookish posted about it.

Then, the most important part, the body. Things happened really slowly at the first half of the book, then for the second half... BAM. BAM. BAM. This happened. That happened. Many things happened. What I mean is, most of the thrill were found at the second half. But, lucky for me, I got to feel the thrill. Some bloggers/reviewers won't finish the book since they found the earlier parts boring. But, I'm not that type. :) (YAY)

I found some things confusing.
Note that the stuff after the questions are not answers, they are stuff that explain the question. Here are some of the stuff that I don't understand about the book:

  • How did Orion live? When Artemis accidentally killed him, she hung him in the sky. 
  • Why did Aphrodite suddenly start being not-so-lazy when Hephaestus came? She used to be a drunk lady in her bed, not even doing anything. But, when Hephaestus suddenly appeared, she started doing stuff. 
  • Related to that, was Hephaestus an upper god? If not, did he have some sort of matter with Aphrodite? Like did Aphrodite owe Hephaestus something? Or are they very close friends? Etc.
  • Does Artemis know about the Eros-Orion relationship? 
The last parts were amazing. As I've told you before, the thrill was mostly in the second half. And I want to read the second book for that. 

My rating: 3 potatoes

By the way, I'm sorry for missing last week's Friday Feels. School started last last week, and I'm getting really busy. Sorry! :'(

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