Author: Rebecca Sky
Pub. Date: June 14, 2018
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Synopsis: 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.
When I started reading Arrowheart by Rebecca Sky, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had a feeling it was kind of going to be a bit of a tie between contemporary, myth, and fantasy, so I was pretty excited, and that’s exactly what it seemed like to me when I read it. It was a combination of many different genres, and it was so much fun of a read.
First off, can I tell you guys how much I freaking love the cover for this book? That blue is my all time favorite color, and the golden arrows and pretty text make this so eye catching and appealing. I fell in love with the cover before I fell in love with the story, sure, but don’t let that deter you, either – the story contained within the pages of Arrowheart is phenomenal.
As an author, Rebecca Sky does a fantastic job of pulling the reader into her story and keeping them entertained until she is finished telling the story she has written. To be completely honest, I was still hoping for more long after I had finished, because I loved the writing style here so, so much. It captivated me and I couldn’t focus on anything else except how much I was loving the story. There were the perfect amounts of humor mixed in, which also made me love it.
The characters in Arrowheart are simply amazing – I love how she wrote one of the main characters, Benjamin, into the world of the gods. It was interesting to see how it played out, and I loved the humor and wit that the two main characters in the book brought along with them. They were really fleshed out and interesting, and I have to tell you that I haven’t read any other characters quite like them!
Not only is Arrowheart the perfect book for summertime reading, it’s a great book for anytime reading. It’s an interesting story filled with memorable characters and will appeal to wide range of readers.
Note: I received an egalley from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
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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