June 14, 2014

Review: Only Everything by Kieran Scott

Title: Only Everything (True Love #1)
Author: Kieran Scott
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 6th 2014
Source: Edelweiss
Format: eARC

Rating: 2.5/5

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Sometimes the gods can be so unreasonable.

Like Zeus, the king, who thinks the proper reaction to finding me kissing a mortal is to threaten my boyfriend Orion's life, banish me to Earth, and force me to inspire true love between three couples without my powers. I know! Elders! I'm Eros, a.k.a. Cupid. The Goddess of Love. Until this morning, anyway.

Now I'm stuck on Earth with no clue how to function as a human, and I can't even conjure up my magical bow and arrows to help me do my job. I've already met this amazing guy—Charlie, a new kid in school like me—but matching him up isn't as easy as I thought. Turns out opposites don't attract, nearly identicals don't attract, and giving a guy what he seems to want is just one big disaster. My sweet new friend Katrina might work, but she's got more complications than Medusa's hair, and a live-in boyfriend with a serious mean streak. Probably not the best idea to go there.

If I don't make a match, I may never see Orion again. I have so much to lose, and only everything to gain.

Only Everything is a book that is a mix of contemporary with Greek mythology elements, most of the story is told in the human world and Eros is practically a mortal most of the time (due her to her mission), but I did saw some Greek gods at the beginning. This book has three point of views, the goddess of Eros (which have always represented as a man, but in this story is a girl), Charlie's the guy that befriends with Eros and she decides that he will be his first victim subject and will seek his true love and the other POV is from Eros´s new friend Katrina.

Basically this book is about Eros the god of love which is discovered by her father kissing her boyfriend Orion (from the mythology) a mortal, so Ares and Zeus decided to torture him for daring to lay eyes on a goddess, but since Eros is madly in love with him, decides to do anything to save him ...... so Zeus sends her to the mortal world and her task is to reunite/form three persons with their soul mate/true love, this without any of her powers and then she may save Orion. So for that task Eros ends up on earth, attending high school and trying to pair her new friend Charlie with his true love and getting into a lot of trouble because she doesn´t know how to be a mortal.

About the characters .... Eros as a goddess almost most of the book spends complaining and whining about the unfairness of her situation, so I didn´t like her much in the first part of the book. Katrina is a really shy girl and is having problems at home and Charlie is a very cute and basically a good guy, his character was my favorite.

This book was OKAY and funny (probably a 2.5/5), because there were parts that I liked especially Charlie´s chapters, but the firsts chapters of Eros are somewhat unbearable because of her attitude, but towards the end of the book she´s sort of likable, so I have hope in the next book. Only Everything is the first book of the True Love trilogy and for what I understood, each book will feature one of the three couples she must reunite to comply with her agreement with Zeus.


  1. It's too bad the book wasn't amazing as the cover is really nice. Very helpful review!

  2. Thanks for your very honest review! The cover is gorgeous but the content sounds like something I wouldn't enjoy at all!

  3. Oh boo. It sounded so good; it sucks that it turned out so mediocre.

    Good luck on your next read, Adriana.

  4. Oh no, I have this for review too. Hopefully I'll enjoy it more - great honest review though! X

  5. Too bad you didn't love it! It sounds super cute and perfect :)

    Glad there were some aspects you liked.

    Lovely review :)

  6. The cover looks really good but I didn't expect it'll be that bad.. I have this on my TBR list and now Im having a second thought of reading it. I appreciate your honest review! Thanks!

  7. So, the good.... I really like that the 3 tasks are each housed in their own story/book. That is a good technique. The downside is that I can see how it might get frustrating, having to wait that long to find out what happens with Eros and Orion. I love that the book is based around the authors own version of Greek Mythology, which is something that I drool over. But, the problem lies with the character. One of top of the top factors to make me love a book are the characters. I have to love the characters. Love to love them, love to hate them. Something. Sounds like that mark may have been missed with this book, and that is worrisome. I still think that I would give this one a shot, but definitely go in wary!

  8. Read one of Kieran Scott's books and liked it but your review makes it seem I shouldn't read this one though :(

  9. Good review. Too bad it wasn't the best; the set up seemed really good. ;)

  10. ah, man. That rating is not the greatest. I'm a sucker for Mythology retellings . . . I'm glad this was funny, but I'll be skipping this one.

  11. The summary sounds amusing but I wouldn't have the patience to put up with a whinny main character. But I also love mythology..So torn!