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Posted October 16, 2011
The Cupid War is a very unique novel with a quirky cast of characters and an unusual plot. While it wasn't everything I was hoping for, it was still a fun read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The novel starts off in a very dark place with Fallon wanting to kill himself. After his accidental death, Fallon is thrown into the life of a Cupid, someone who must help people fall in love, a task he's not all to happy with. He soon discovers that without Cupids in the world, dark entities called Suicides would destroy the world of love. Part of his job is to make sure that doesn't happen.
At times Fallon can be quite unlikable, I think this has more to do with his circumstance then attitude but at times I felt he was too much of a smart mouth. Since the novel jumps ahead several times, it really feels as though Fallon masters his cupid training very fast and I actually would have preferred to see more of how he developed those skills.
I really enjoyed the character of Trina. I like how she has a bit of an attitude like Fallon but isn't as abrasive. My favorite parts of the novel were her and Fallon's interactions. The fact that she can hear him and the others Cupids allows for some really funny banter between the two.
Although I felt the plot was a bit too obvious, I still found it fun to read. I think the subject matter might turn some people off but I give the author a lot of credit for trying to tackle an issue which is quite sensitive to a lot of people. I think its lovely to think of a world where depression can be cause/explained by a supernatural creature.
The ending to the novel was surprisingly sweet and I'm glad the author tied up all the loose ends. The Cupid War is a quick, easy read for anyone looking for something a little bit funny, a little bit dark and a little bit different.
Posted August 29, 2011
From Missy's Reads & Reviews
I have to say that I'm pretty shocked at the lack of publicity and reviews for this book - especially considering just how good it is. Maybe it's the synopsis for the book or the actual subject matter. Whatever it is, it shouldn't be a deterrence because this book is one of the most entertaining reads that I have gotten my hands on this year.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
One of the things I liked most about this book was the snarky attitude. There's definitely a lot of sass and it really works well in this story. Ricky has a bit of a gloom-and-doom lookout on life (or the lack there of) and, although it would probably be annoying coming from someone in an ordinary story, it really works well for Ricky and his unfortunate circumstances. Trina was also a character with a lot of sass and I fell in love with her almost immediately. She's definitely one of my favorite characters [aside from Ricky] in this novel.
The plot of this story was amazingly unique and well thought out, even if it was a little predictable at times. I think my only complaint to this entire book is that I felt there could have been more in the book - or maybe I was just having so much fun I wished there was more to enjoy? Either way, The Cupid War is an engaging yet light read that will keep you entertained from the very beginning to the very suiting ending. It's a definite recommendation from me to my paranormal YA readers.