Arrows by Melissa Gorzelanczyk

Title: Arrows
Author: Melissa Gorzelanczyk
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: January 26th 2016

Summary from Goodreads:
A modern cupid story set in present-day Wisconsin combining the fantastical elements of Greek mythology with the contemporary drama of MTV's Teen Mom.

People don’t understand love. If they did, they’d get why dance prodigy Karma Clark just can’t say goodbye to her boyfriend, Danny. No matter what he says or does or how he hurts her, she can’t stay angry with him . . . and can’t stop loving him. But there’s a reason why Karma is helpless to break things off: she’s been shot with a love arrow.
Aaryn, son of Cupid, was supposed to shoot both Karma and Danny but found out too late that the other arrow in his pack was useless. And with that, Karma’s life changed forever. One pregnancy confirmed. One ballet scholarship lost. And dream after dream tossed to the wind.

A clueless Karma doesn’t know that her toxic relationship is Aaryn’s fault . . . but he’s going to get a chance to make things right. He’s here to convince Danny to man up and be there for Karma. But what if this god from Mount Olympus finds himself falling in love with a beautiful dancer from Wisconsin who can never love him in return?


Arrows was one of those books where I just loved the cover but never actually read the blurb.  When I went to set up this review I finally read the blurb and I am glad that I did not read it sooner.  I do have friends that love MTV's Teen Mom but it is just not a show I watch, so the summary might have made my shy away from this book.  Now if you like Teen Mom I can see the appeal for you but if you do not then just ignore the blurb and be pleasantly surprised like I was.  

I was very surprised at first and a little hesitant in the first couple chapters, I was not expecting the interplay between Greek mythology and present day to be so sudden.  Once I grasped the setting and understood the overall role of Aaryn (the son of cupid) I was sucked into the story. I enjoyed the unique plot, I was crushing pages just wanting to know more.  Gorzelanczyk did a fantastic job building anticipation throughout the story. 

The ending felt rushed, after so much anticipation and build up I would have loved an extra 20 pages.  That would be my only complaint.  Other than that I loved to cute story and use of Greek mythology was fun and different.  I definitely recommend if you are looking for an easy and entertaining read!

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