Sixteen-year-old cupid-in-training Kali is in an Olympus-sized mountain of trouble. Rule number one in arrow-toting matchmaking: don't stick yourself. But accidents happen, and Kali instantly falls hard for her indie rock, bass-playing target, Benicio.
|Publisher:||North Star Editions|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||4 MB|
|Age Range:||14 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Kate Watson is a young adult writer, wife, mother of three, and the tenth of thirteen children. Originally from Canada, she attended college in the States and holds a BA in Philosophy from Brigham Young University. A lover of travel, speaking in accents, and experiencing new cultures, she has also lived in Israel, Brazil, and the American South, and she now calls Arizona home.
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Lovestruck based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Greek Mythology + Cupids + YA = You've got me intrigued. But then I read the book. And I was massively disappointed. Kali, the daughter of Eros is a cupid in training. She keeps making mistakes in hitting her targets with arrows. At the very first scene, she hits a Brazilian man who likes on night stands with an arrow that matches him with a 15 year old girl from North Dakota who is there for a vacation. Then she accidentally hits herself with an arrow and falls in love with a human called Ben. It was the secondary characters and their stories that engaged me about the story. And there were many of them. A lot of Greek gods made appearance and they had their own romances going on. Being a Greek mythology fan, all the glimpses into this world were my favorite parts of the book. My qualm with the book is that I just could not stand the female protagonist Kali. She's a whiny, woe-is-me brat. Her self-pitying rants were just too much for me. She's a rebel in a way, calling the whole system she's a part of fatalistic. But she's written in a very juvenile manner, that does nothing to endear the readers to her. In fact, I saw a couple of reviews calling the writing juvenile. And I think that's the perfect adjective to describe the book. There's a part where Kali bullies a girl who she considers her romance rival to the extent where that girl pees her pants. And Kali is ecstatic about it. As if I needed more reasons to dislike her. I also did not like Ben and his romance with Kali. They were the least likeable characters out of the lot. I found myself wishing for more scenes of the secondary characters and Kali to just disappear. I genuinely wanted to like the story. This could have been an amazing dark comedy about the idea of love in Greek Mythology. That's what I was hoping for it to be. There were parts where I felt like it was almost leading to that, with Kali's commentary. But it was limited to being a juvenile take on the world. There was definite potential. Would I recommend it? If you like Greek Mythologies then you might like it. Read for the secondary plot lines.
I really loved reading this book! It was so cute and fluffy and heartwarming and the characters were amazing. The characters all acted like immature teenagers which is not as common in YA fiction as one would assume. They kept making stupid decisions and cringe jokes and I loved every moment of it. The romance was adorable and I'm pretty pleased with the end game. I loved how friendships and family relationships were also explored and played a large part in the story without focusing solely on the romance. I'd recommend this if you are in the mood for a light fluffy fantasy novel with lots of romance and an emotional punch. I received an arc of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Lovestruck By Kate Watson Flux Books; North star Editions Publication Date April 2,2019 five star *****five Star***** Five Star ***** Synopsis Sixteen-year-old cupid-in-training Kali is in an Olympus-sized mountain of trouble. Rule number one in arrow-toting matchmaking: don't stick yourself. But accidents happen, and Kali instantly falls hard for her indie rock, bass-playing target, Benicio. The God of Love is going to kill her. Even if he is her dad. Being the daughter of Eros isn't all it's cracked up to be. For one thing, a girl can get jaded when her parents have the most beautiful and fatalistic love story in history. For another, immortality royally sucks when the Oracle condemns you to eternity in the wrong profession. Do the Gods care that Kali wants to ditch the love stuff and be a muse? Nope. To reclaim her heart and her destiny, Kali is left with no choice but to defy the Gods, tempt the Fates, date the mortal love of her life, and hope she doesn't lose her best friend, Hector, in the process. For my complete review on Wordpress including my cast of characters for this stunning book https://floetrygirl123.wordpress.com/2019/04/02/happy-publication-day-lovestruck-by-kate-watson/ OMG I am stillllll swooning. For a long time I have warded off romance, and since this book was categorized as YA Scifi Fantasy I went ahead and picked it up to review. First I minored in Humanities, and for me to continue reading a book about Mythology it has to be A. close to accurate, and B. something I haven’t already read or studied a hundred thousand words ago. And it can’t be cliche. Her characters were so amazing I have already cast them in my head. Lovestruck hit all the points of a wonderful rom com, It had action and told each of the characters mythological backstories ; just sliding in details that made each of their characters come alive. The reader is transported into this magical dimension between Earth and the heavens with a mere swish of an arrow hitting the target. Kate Watson doesn’t make this all about the characters inner drama, she takes great care in making each page a cinematic experience for the reader. This isn’t just a book, this will transcend just like Divergent did to the big screen and hopefully ( fingers crossed) NETFLIX so we can binge watch over and over and over. So if it isn’t obvious, why this book is a five. . 1. I have cast the whole set of characters, and this movie is in glorious technicolor. 2. You continue to want to go back and reread points in the story, and you get more beautiful details each time you do. 3.Lovestruck has overshadowed every thriller , every YA and every fantasy I have read this year. It is one I will definitely add to my collection of books. 4.Enter the giveaway on Instagram .. Storygramtours has partnered with Flux books ( my new fave publisher) to give a copy away to a lucky person. 5. Kate Watson.. can there be Lovestruck two???? I mean you need to do Cosmo's story.. 6. Is there an audio book... really we need my cast of characters to read the parts.. ( please see link above to my blog post!) Ack... I have gone totally fangirl for this book.. just read it.