Monday, August 29, 2011

The Cupid War Review

The Cupid War
by Timothy Carter
Published by Flux
Released August 8, 2011

Ricky Fallon had decided against killing himself — just before slipping off a bridge to his death. Now he's a Cupid in the afterlife, helping people fall in love. The job would be cool if it weren't for the dorky pink bodysuits, his jerky boss, and attacks from joy-sucking shadowy entities called Suicides.

When Fallon discovers a dangerous new breed of Suicide, a terrific battle erupts. To save the girl he's falling for — oh, and prevent total world domination — Fallon uses a secret weapon to kick some serious Suicide butt.

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.

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.

Rating: ★★★★
Source: Publisher


The Happy Booker said...

This is something new. I don't think I've ever read anything about cupid before. Great review. I'd like to grab this one!
Donna @ The Happy Booker

Kate @Midnight Book Girl said...

I haven't heard of this book either, but it's going on my Goodreads To-Read list now! Thanks for reviewing it.

Precious said...

Oh! This is high up in my wishlist!But I haven't spotted a book copy yet. I agree with you. This is the first review of Cupid War that I've read. I featured it on Waiting on Wednesday months ago and it surprised me too that almost everyone hasn't heard of it! Great review!

Alana said...

That book does sound pretty awesome- and I haven't even heard of it! Thanks for reviewing it! :)

Bookish Brunette said...

I am DYING to read this book!!!

Shilpa Mudiganti said...

The synopsis sounds very interesting. And very original too. Thanks for the review. Hope this book gets its due of popularity soon!

Anonymous said...

I just got this book from the library the other day and I've been unsure if I should read it or not... your review convinced me to go ahead and read it :)

Lalaine said...

OOh sounds interesting. I think I will add this to my list. Great review too. thanks missy


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