I have been reading some dark stuff lately so I figured I needed an upper. I have heard a lot of awesome things about this book and it definitely lived up to it. It’s not only super swoony but also hilarious. Plus, I mean who doesn’t love cupid ❤
So we have Emelle who is a Cupid. That’s right. A cupid. Imagine me reading this book with a song on constant replay in my heard. Yup you guessed it, Mandy Moore singing Stupid Cupid in The Princess Diaries. I literally just kept replaying it in my head, luckily I like that song… Emelle lives in this in-between place called ‘The Veil’ and can’t be seen or heard. (Yes, similar to a lot of books I read… I didn’t completely move on from my norm!) Kinda like a ghost just a hell of a lot more cheerful. Or at least she used to be. Being a Cupid has made Emelle very very jaded when it comes to love. She works her ass off as a cupid only to see these relationships she has but her love, sweat, and tears into fall apart in front of her eyes. Not only does this make being a cupid difficult but she also has to live her life, er afterlife, as a constant observer. Where is the love for Emelle?! Can you imagine watching being fall in love and get down and dirty only to live such a lonely existence? I couldn’t deal.
Emelle’s jadedness gets the better of her and she sometimes goes off the books. Splits up couples who’s partners are cheating on them, giving the third wheel a helping hand, starting orgies in the street… You know, cupid stuff 😊 Well her cupid-misbehavior gets her called in to see her superiors. The head cupids if you will. Terrified she is going to get reprimanded again or worse, fired. Aka poofed from existence. No more cupid for her, no more anything. The only upside is that she gets to spend some time with some people that can see her. Other cupids! It’s very short lived though because as soon as she is called back she is given some very suprising news. She isn’t getting poofed (whew!) she is instead getting transferred from the human realm to the fae realm. Nice!
Emelle is super stoked about her last chance kind of promotion. Finally a new start and she is convinced she is going to start the love of the century. Especially when she sees that the prince has recently gone into an arranged marriage. Nothing like a cupid to add some love in a forced relationship! Well unfortunately men will be men… errr the prince is a douche… (sorry, feminist slip 😉). Everything seems great, it looks like the prince and future princess Soora are a match made in heaven. Until Emelle notices he has a thing for banging every freaking woman in the castle. Ugh. What a fucking pig. Emelle witnesses her hard work fail again as the prince continues to think with the wrong head and Princess Soora learns of his misdeeds and spends her nights crying herself to sleep. Love sucks. Emelle unleashes her fury by repeatedly shooting the prince in the heart with her cupid arrows over and over and over and over. So much so that the normal reaction of love doesn’t just happen, there is so much that he realizes something is up. The prince isn’t a human, he is a fae so he recognizes the magic happening and shoots some magic himself. Smack dab into Emelle causing her to become corporeal!
Emelle has to make a fast escape which is rather difficult as she has never walked, ran, or flew before. She has been in that in-between ghost like level so she just kinda floated everywhere. Well running is hard. I mean my ass has been corporeal for 27 and I still can’t run. She has to escape though and fast, an attack on the prince is no laughing matter. Her leap out the window leads to a really long fall, a really loooong fall. Plus with a lot of pain because holy shit pain must hurt when you haven’t felt anything in 50 years. Lucky for Emelle she falls right onto an island of some really really hot fae. 3 really hot fae to be exact. Fae that are super hot but don’t trust her, shoot her in the wing, and tie her up calling her a demon. What kind of demon would be this beautiful, have pink hair, and fluffy red wings?! So much for this cupid finally getting love…
I love this book so much. It was really hilarious and unique. Plus once we get on the island with the guys shit gets swoonier. Ronak (who I totally picture looking like Jason Momoa from Game of Thrones 😍), Evert (bearded Liam Hemsworth), and Sylred (obvi Charlie Hunnam) are completely hot, infuriating, sweet, and annoying. Pretty much an amazing combo right?! Seeing Emelle try to deal with having a real life and trying to convince the guys she isn’t a demon even though she has red wings is hilarious. I really enjoyed this book and have already jumped into the second one which is also suuuuper good. Well what are you waiting for? Do you need to be shot with an arrow? Swoon with me! ❤
If these three aren’t enough to make you wanna jump into this book I don’t know what will…. 😊❤