Author: Rebecca Sky
Pub. Date: June 14, 2018
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Kiss the boys and make them cry…
The gods are gone.
The people have forgotten them.
But sixteen-year-old Rachel Patel can’t forget – the gods control her life, or more specifically, her love life.
Being a Hedoness, one of a strong group of women descended from Greek God Eros, makes true love impossible for Rachel. She wields the power of that magical golden arrow, and with it, the promise to take the will of any boy she kisses. But the last thing Rachel wants is to force someone to love her . . .
When seventeen-year-old Benjamin Blake’s disappearance links back to the Hedonesses, Rachel’s world collides with his, and her biggest fear becomes a terrifying reality. She’s falling for him – a messy, magnetic, arrow-over-feet type of fall.
Rachel distances herself, struggling to resist the growing attraction, but when he gives up his dream to help her evade arrest, distance becomes an insurmountable task. With the police hot on their trail, Rachel soon realizes there are darker forces hunting them – a group of mortals recruited by the gods who will stop at nothing to preserve the power of the Hedonesses – not to mention Eros himself, who is desperate to reverse the curse . . .
Rachel must learn to do what no Hedoness has done before – to resist her gift – or she’ll turn the person she’s grown to love into a shadow of himself … for ever.
I loved this book so much!!! I have never read anything like it!!! The way that this incorporates Greek mythology to explain the girl’s abilities is so interesting. I couldn’t wait to hear more!!! And the way that the book ended!!! The cliffhanger was so shocking and I can’t wait to see what else Ms. Sky has up her sleeve in the next book.
The characters were so realistic and sweet. I loved them all so much (except Marissa). Rachel was such a darling and I just wanted to give her a big hug. I wanted all of them to be happy but none of them seemed to understand the concept. I wish that Marissa hadn’t done some of the things that she had so that everybody could’ve been happy . . . ier. Most of the characters changed a lot over the course of the book and that made me love them all so much more.
Mythology was such an important part of this book and it was portrayed exceptionally well. I hadn’t known very much about Eros in the beginning but at the beginning of the book, Ms. Sky covers that while still moving forward with the plot. I wish that I had known more about Eros when I entered the story but I didn’t. He seemed a lot like Cupid. Except way darker. I wish that I had known more about the Eros and the part he played in Greek mythology. Then I think I would have understood some parts of the book better.
The plot was one of the most interesting parts of this book. Ms. Sky had to explain Eros and his mythology while still moving through with the plot. And she did it wonderfully! I hope that in the next book we can dive right into the action and get ready to start breaking out of whatever situation they’re in. The ending left me on a serious cliffhanger!!! Now I am in a state of book hangover and can’t wait for the next book. You see, this is why I try to only read series when the final book is published.
As you can probably tell, I loved this book so much and can’t wait to read the next book in the series. I highly recommend this book and can’t wait to see what Ms. Sky writes next. Remember to fill out my survey. You can find the link to it on my about page. Thanks for Reading!!! Have a Great Day!!! -Annalee and Buttons
After graduating high-school, Rebecca Sky set out on a five-year, 24 Country exploration to find herself. She slept in a hammock in the Amazon Jungle, skinny-dipped off the West African Coast, ate balut and climbed the chocolate hills in the Philippines, and fell in love in Cuba (then again in Brazil, and a final time to a Rocker from Canada). Rebecca returned home to the West Coast captivated by the world and ready for another adventure
So she did what every wanderer does when standing still—began writing. Her work has since garnered over 20 million reads on Wattpad, and she’s had the opportunity to partner with some really great brands. She was featured in The New York Times and The Boston Globe, (check out those articles here). Her debut Arrowheart, book one in THE LOVE CURSE series is published by Hodder Children’s Books a division of Hachette Book Group.
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