Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Review: I'm with Cupid (Switched at First Kiss #1) by Anna Staniszewski

I'm with Cupid (Switched at First Kiss, #1)
Title: I'm with Cupid

Series: Switched at First Kiss #1

Author: Anna Staniszewski

Publication date: July 2015

Published by: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

Source: For review from publishers via Netgalley

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Marcus is a Cupid. Lena is a Reaper. Opposites attract in the exciting new Switched At First Kiss series by the acclaimed author of The Dirt Diary.

When she's dared to kiss the adorkable Marcus Torelli at a party, Lena thinks it's the perfect opportunity to cross First Kiss off her list of "Things to Accomplish Before I Turn Fourteen."

It's only when she gets sent on an assignment the next day that she realizes something went horribly wrong. That ZING she felt wasn't the thrill of her first kiss--she and Marcus have swapped powers! Lena is not your average eighth grader; she's a soul collector with a serious job to do. And Marcus turns out to be a supernatural matchmaker (like Cupid, but without the diaper).

Now logical Lena finds herself with the love touch, and sweet, sentimental Marcus has death at his fingertips. The truth is that Lena should never have taken that dare...because one little kiss has Lena and Marcus in a whole lotta trouble.

My rating: ★★★★☆

I’m with Cupid sounded like so much fun, I knew I had to pick it up! I mean, a Cupid and a Reaper switching powers? How amazingly disastrous is that? It’s just so funny and you know things could not possibly end well. So, yeah, I obviously loved the premise :)

Okay, now here’s the thing for me: I don’t read all that many MG books (which is what this book is), but I do enjoy them once in awhile. I’m with Cupid for some reason just seemed too juvenile for me. Granted, this is not, by any means, aimed at an audience like me, but this one just seemed more juvenile than other MG books I’ve picked up. I love Rick Riordan’s work, he actually happens to be my all-time favorite author, and most of his book are MG. I just--I don’t know what it was about this book that made it feel this way. I did a lot of eye rolling. But it was a good book nonetheless. I highly recommend it to, you know, the kids this book was actually aimed at. I’m sure they would enjoy it very much!

Another thing that kind of bugged me was that, in the end, things felt like they weren't resolved at all. It’s a little frustrating but it definitely has me intrigued enough to want to read the sequel.

Overall, it was a fast and very fun paranormal read with a fantastic concept. It’s also a plus that reapers just happen to be one of my favorite supernatural creatures.

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a link to your review or comment below! :)

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