Friday, February 5, 2016

FFBC Blog Tour & Review: ARROWS (Melissa Gorzelanczyk)

by Melissa Gorzelanczyk
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: January 26th 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Fantasy, Mythology, Retellings, Romance, Fiction
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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 andDanny 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?
This fast-paced debut novel explores the internal & external conflicts of a girl who finds herself inexplicably drawn to a boy who seemingly doesn't reciprocate her feelings, touching on the issues of love, sex and responsibility, with a heroine struggling to control her destiny--perfect for fans of Katie McGarry's novels and MTV’s 16 and Pregnant.

If you like Greek mythology and the thought of a real cupid shooting people with love arrows then you will enjoy this book. I personally would have liked to learn more about what was happening in the fantasy land of Mount Olympus. While I enjoyed getting caught up in the life and love of Karma and Aaryn, I felt like I was missing part of the story. 

Aaryn is a young cupid that has been sent to earth to shoot a couple with love arrows and pass his final test. He quickly finds a young couple that look prefect for his mission. Aaryn shoots Karma but when he pulls the next arrow he realized something is terribly wrong! A year later Aaryn returns to find Karma has a precious little girl but is lacking the love of the baby's father. Will Aaryn be able to fix this problem that he has created?! I give this book 3-1/2 stars! 

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Melissa Gorzelanczyk is a former magazine editor and columnist who believes love is everything. She is a proud member of the SCBWI, The Sweet Sixteens and the Class of 2k16. She lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin, with her husband and family.
Optional: Her debut novel ARROWS is being published by Delacorte Press on January 26, 2016. She is represented by agent Carrie Howland of Donadio & Olson.

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