Lovestruck – Kate Watson

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.

My review

Although the storyline was very promising (for a nerdy girl like me, who likes stories on Greek Gods) the book nearly ended on my DNF – pile. Since I was on holiday I decided to give it another go and I finally got to finish it.
If you are not familiar with the Greek Gods, you will probably have some difficulties in keeping up with the story, since a lot of them are making an appearance.
The main story is about Kalixta, a goddess who is in training with Eros (her father) to become a cupid. Together with her friend Deya, they roam the Earth to ensure the best match between people, by shooting them with love arrows. Only Kali accidentally pricks herself and so now she is stuck with a crush on the mortal boy. The only way to reverse the effects of the arrow is to go see the Fates, which is very dangerous. But with the help of her friends, Kali makes it to the Fates, only to be given a riddle to solve .
While trying to solve the riddle, Kali, Deya and her aunt Artemis stay at earth so Kali can stay near Ben (the boy she is crushing on).
And although the storyline is very well written, funny and interesting, the long part in between when Ben and Kali are all mooney eyes and lovey dovey are a bit boring. Furthermore Kali is a bit of an melodramatic teenager, grumbling about basically everything .
The best character in the story is actually Hector, Kali’s best friend. He is just a great guy and very kissable (ehm…likeable). In all, two and a half stars from me and a special thank you to Netgalley for providing the arc.

Publisher: Beckett Publishing Group
Published: April 2019
ISBN: 9781635830309
My Rating: ♥♥1/2

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