NOT OK CUPID by Heidi R Kling

Review by Gill-Marie Stewart

A high school romance about the attraction of the classic ‘bad boy’, I enjoyed this book enough to read on to the end, and the characters stayed with me after I’d finished it – so, all the sign of a good book. It was fun to read, with Hazel an likeable heroine and Felix and very attractive hero. I really liked the quotes that drew the analogy with the old Greek myths about Cupid, in fact I could have done with more of these which were clever and funny.

But there are also some really irritating elements to this book (not to mention some typos which really shouldn’t have been there). The plot was predictable and the language repetitive. But then that’s true of so many books, so why did it annoy me here? I think it just wasn’t sufficiently well written and the voice wasn’t sufficiently original for me to forget the downside.

This book is a pleasant, easy read that will appeal to the younger end of the YA readership. But overall, I’m only going to give it 3 piranhas.

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Gill-Marie writes YA mystery/romances as Gill-Marie Stewart. As Gilly Stewart she also writes women’s contemporary fiction. The first book in her YA series about George and Finn is Music and Lies (try out the first chapter here).


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