Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Review STUPID CUPID by Rhonda Stapleton

by Rhonda Stapleton
To Be Published December 22nd 2009 by Simon Pulse
Paperback, 208 pages

Placement in the Pile: Reaching New Heights

Felicity's no ordinary teen matchmaker...she's a cupid!

Felicity Walker believes in true love. That's why she applies for a gig at the matchmaking company Cupid's Hollow. But when Felicity gets the job, she learns that she isn't just a matchmaker...she's a cupid! (There's more than one of them, you know.)

Armed with a hot pink, tricked-out PDA infused with the latest in cupid magic (love arrows shot through email), Felicity works to meet her quota of successful matches. But when she bends the rules of cupidity by matching her best friend Maya with three different boys at once, disaster strikes. Felicity needs to come up with a plan to set it all right, pronto, before she gets fired?and before Maya ends up with her heart split in three.

This is an adorable read. True to teenage life, but not so teenage that an adult can't relate. One thing I loved so much about this book was that Felicity totally reminds me of, well, me! Comments she says and things she thinks were so realistic for me. Even her experience of losing a friend and dealing with seeing that person every day. So crazy how so universal our teenage years can be!

Rhonda creates a story that is unique and fun. Along the vein of something like TATOO by Jennifer Lynn Barnes or DEMON PRINCESS by Michelle Rowan, STUPID CUPID takes it's own path of a teenager discovering paranormal abilities. The cupid thing was really fun. What could be more dynamic than being the one in charge of setting people up in your own high school? It certainly makes you think.

With laugh-out-loud narrative, clean content, and an overall great story - I can't wait for the rest of the series. I want to see how this all plays out!

Be sure to come back for the next few days for more fun from Rhonda and a contest giveaway!

For fun, here are the covers for the next two books in the series!

Materials Disclosure: I was sent this ARC from Simon and Schuster Publishing. I will be giving the book away as a giveaway. I was not compensated for this review.


Carolyn V. said...

Awesome! I'm going to add it to my books to read pile! Thanks for the great review. =)

Rhonda Stapleton said...

thank you so much for the review! :D

Maria said...

Great Review:)


Stephanie said...

I can't wait to read this! And I'm especially excited that it's part of a series. Thanks for the review.

Carrie said...

You are making me need a maid and a nanny so I can read everything that you post. I am excited about this one!!!

Aubrey (AKA Stacey) said...

You and me both Carrie!!!!