Review + Giveaway || Arrows by Melissa Gorzelanczyk

by Melissa Gorzelanczyk

Release date: January 26th 2016
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Genres: Fantasy, contemporary, romance
Age category: Young Adult
No. of pages:  256 pages (kindle edition)

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?

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.
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You fell for her once, and you will again. Take a chance.

I am, honest to everything holy, very excited and pumped up with this book. From the synopsis, I know that this is my cup of tea. It was unique (for me) and it has that extra oomph! that lured me in.

This book was so fucking good! I was really surprised at how much I adored this book. I mean, I deduced from the synopsis that this would be one hell of a book but I didn't know I'll like it that much. 
Anyway, this book follows Karma & Aaryn. The story basically revolves around them after Aaryn, the son of the Cupid himself, shot Karma with his arrow but failed to shot Danny, Karma's boyfriend, with the other arrow. And with that Karma's life changed forever. Aaryn has a chance to correct his mistake but he find himself struggling with the problem opposite to Danny, he's falling in love with Karma.

You know what really amazed me? The fact that this was a debut novel. Talk about a great start! Everything (except for the ending) was on point, from the characters down to the pacing, it was everything I could've hoped to read. The characters were developed well (all of them) and I love the dynamic duo couple characters that is Aaryn & Karma.

Overall, this was such an amazing read. An arrow in a sea of bows. <- That would mean this was a great find. Haha.
Did I like the ending? The ending was a bit of a meh for me. I felt that it was a bit rushed.
Is it a page turner? Hell yes.
Would I re-read it again? I'd love to read this again.

About the author:
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

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