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Review: Only Everything by Kieran Scott

Posted July 31, 2014 by Rowena in Reviews | 0 Comments

Rowena’s review of Only Everything (True Love #1) by Kieran Scott.

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.

I’ve read some books by Kieran Scott before and enjoyed them so I was pretty stoked to read this book. When I finally got around to reading it, it took me a very long to get into the story and then things got a little interesting but then I was losing interest again about midway through. I just couldn’t stay locked in to what was happening. Eros got on my nerves, Charlie and Katrina’s story dragged and I kept waiting for something to go down to truly lock me in but nothing ever did.

The book starts off with Eros being banished from Olympus and to save her one true love, Orion, she has to match up three couples.  That seems pretty silly and it was a huge part of why I couldn’t get into the story from the beginning. The other thing that had me rolling my eyes up and down the street was all of the wailing and screeching Eros did when her father came storming into her place and took Orion to Zeus, then when Zeus took Orion captive, I wanted to choke her so that she’d shut the hell up.

When she’s on Earth, her new identity changes from Eros to True and the transition from Olympus to Earth was supposed to be fun but for most of it, all of those jokes fell flat for me. When she comes to school all hungover and throws up all over the place, I didn’t laugh. I rolled my eyes.

The character that I connected with the most was Katrina. She’s got the darkest story of them all and seeing her try to turn her life around to make her dead father proud, was really what kept me reading. Charlie, while cool, wasn’t a character that I completely loved one way or the other and I always fall hard for the love interest. Charlie is the new boy in school and his experience in New Jersey is much different from his old hometown. He went from getting picked on everyday to being part of the cool crowd and I thought his whole being adopted into the popular crowd so easily to be suspect. It didn’t ring true but whatevs.

I thought that seeing Charlie and Kat come together would be great fun and while it was good, it didn’t get me all super excited or completely happy that I’d read this one. The ending kind of fell flat for me and when I put the book down,  I wasn’t over the moon or anything and that was disappointing. I’m not completely sold on continuing the series but I don’t know, we’ll see.

Grade: 2.5 out of 5

This book is available from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. You can purchase it here or here in e-format. This book was provided by this publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Book Watch: This is So Not Happening by Kieran Scott.

Posted September 23, 2011 by Rowena in Promotions | 4 Comments


After their long summer apart, Ally and Jake were hoping for a drama free senior year. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like things will work out that way…again. — It turns out that Chloe is pregnant and says that Jake is the father. Hammond is pissed at his best friend, but mostly can’t believe that Ally would stay with Jake. But Ally is tired of being apart from Jake and is willing to make it work. But that is easier said than done when Jake starts blowing Ally off to go to doctor’s appointments with Chloe and Ally joins the school play and meets a new cute guy.

But as graduation approaches, things get more complicated as new secrets come out and Ally realizes maybe Jake isn’t the guy she thought he was. After everything they’ve been through can Ally and Jake get out of Orchard Hill with their relationship in tact?

I read the first two books and adored both books. I enjoyed getting to know Ally and Jake, laughing with them, sympathizing with them and getting frustrated with them. Their stories are eye opening and real and I ate both books up. The last book ended on one of those OH NO SHE DIDN’T notes and I’ve been anxious for this book ever since.

This book comes out on May 1, 2012 so it’s still a long wait but seeing the cover (which is totally adorable!) and getting a release date is enough for me right now so woo hoo!

..and that’s your scoop!

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Review: He’s So Not Worth It by Kieran Scott.

Posted May 26, 2011 by Rowena in Reviews | 3 Comments


Main Character: Ally Ryan, Jake Graydon
Love Interest: Jake Graydon, Ally Ryan
Series: She’s So Dead to Us Trilogy, Book 2
Author: Website|Facebook|Twitter|Goodreads

Ally Ryan, come on down to the Jersey Shore and forget your troubles!Have you recently been humilated in front of your friends and family at your former best friends birthday party? Was your almost boyfriend partly responsible for that humilation by withholding some vital information about where your estrangerd father is? Did you come home to find said estranged father sitting on your stoop?

If so, then it sounds like you could use a vacation! The Jersey Shore is the place to be. Your mother may be living with her boyfriend of only a few months, but at least the stunt Shannen pulled has put some of your friends back in your court. Even so, you’re still angry and what better way to get over Jake than to blow off some steam with local guy, Cooper. People will hardly recognize your new attitude, but the old one wasn’t getting you anywhere, so who cares!

Jake Graydon, an exciting opportunity is waiting for you in the service industry!

Are your grades so low your parents have grounded you for the summer? Did you the girl you really like unceremoniously leave you behind? Would you rather eat dirt than see your friends again? Then a job at the local coffee shop is just the ticket! Suprisingly, Ally’s father is the new manager so you get to be reminded of her nearly every day. Maybe it’s time to start flirting with your best friend’s ex or even taking school a bit more seriously. Especially when you finally see Ally and she’s hanging around with some loser and it’s couldn’t be more clear that she is over you.

Have a great summer!

This story picks up not too long after the last book ends. It’s a good thing that Alex alerted me to the fact that this is the second book in a series because I was none the wiser. Jumping into this book was good because it hadn’t been that long since I read the first book so I didn’t have to remember much since it was all pretty fresh in my mind. The characters, the storyline, everything was crystal clear to me and right from the jump, I hated Shannen, Faith and the rest of those no good assholes that Aly used to call friends.

Like I said in my review of She’s So Dead To Us, I couldn’t understand why Aly wanted to be friends with these guys so much. They were all total and complete jerks to her and yet she kept taking them back. It must be a teenage thing because had this happened to me, I would have cut them all loose and been done with the whole lot of them.

Probably Jake too.

Maybe.

Honestly? Probably not.

In She’s So Dead To Us, I thought Jake was cute. Stupid but cute. In this book, I came to love Jake so much more and it was Aly that I thought was stupid. I get that she’s been through the ringer in the past couple of months but being a brat about it all doesn’t make me want things to get better for you. When she starts going out with Cooper, I kept rolling my eyes down the street. You can see that Cooper was bad news the minute he rolled into the story and yet Aly didn’t care. She went along for the ride anyway.

In this book you see Jake grow up a lot. He’s still the same boy, he’s just learning how to be a man and I ate his part of the story up. Chloe was a good friend to him and though I felt bad for Hammond, I wasn’t mad at Jake. Hammond is one of those characters that you want to like because he’s not a bad kid but because he doesn’t stick up for himself or anyone around him, he’ll always stay in the background of your mind. Never at the forefront, like Jake.

It was good to see everyone again because as pissed off as I was at the whole lot of them at the end of the last book, it was still good to read up on them in this one. Shannen continues to be a little shit to everyone in her little circle of friends and while you can see Faith trying to make amends and bring everyone together, she still wasn’t my favorite. I understood why Chloe didn’t want to see anyone. It’s more than a little obvious that Hammond still has a thing for Aly and well, poor Hammond. Always striking out.

Overall, this book was good. It was an entertaining summer tale that picks up right where the last book leaves off and it’s a perfect beach read. If you enjoyed the first book, you’ll enjoy this one as well and when you close this book, your eyes are going to be bugging out because was that one helluva of cliffhanger or what? I can’t wait for the next book…woot!

..and that’s your scoop!

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Review: She’s So Dead To Us by Kieran Scott.

Posted May 5, 2011 by Rowena in Reviews | 2 Comments


Main Character: Ally Ryan
Love Interest: Jake Graydon
Series: She’s So Dead to Us Trilogy, Book 1
Author: Website|Facebook|Twitter|Goodreads

Born with a silver spoon, living with a plastic spork. The first book in a new trilogy about losing it all and being better off.

I’ve been wanting to read this book since I found out about the sequel, He’s So Not Worth It. The blurb for HSNWI looked cute and I think it was Alex that brought this book to my attention. Immediately, I had to have it and after finally freeing up some reading time, I read this book.

I enjoyed it too!

This book follows Ally Ryan as she makes her way back to her hometown after going away because her Dad made their family an enemy to everyone in their old hometown. Bad adult decisions caused Ally’s family to unravel. Her father disappeared, leaving her mother to shoulder the responsibility of keeping her and Ally afloat. When Ally’s Mom gets a job in the town that they fled from, Ally is torn between wanting her friends back and trying to move on. The first thing she does when she gets back into town is rides her bike to her old house…and meets the new occupant of her new room.

A cutie patootie boy that she wouldn’t mind getting to know.

Things really heat up when Ally’s old friends start finding out she’s back in town and the mean girl things that go down make for an interesting story.

This was a really fast read for me. Lots of things were going on in my personal when I was reading this book and this book really helped me get away from my worries for a while. I enjoyed the book as a whole but there were quite a few times that I wanted to smack some sense into Ally. I get that she wanted her old life back and she thought her old friends would forgive her but what I didn’t understand is why after everything that they put her through, why she wanted to be friends with them? I mean, why did she keep going back?

The same with Jake. I adored Jake but there were times when I wanted to give him a swift kick in the ass because why in the world was he friends with Shannen? Shannen was nothing but a devious and mean hearted b word.

The story revolves around Ally trying to find her new place back in her hometown and also around Jake and Ally’s budding relationship. Things pop off at every turn and you won’t be able to help yourself as you turn the pages.

What I liked about this book was that both Ally and Jake were normal teenagers. Jake wasn’t this dark, twisted but romantic hero who was wise beyond his years (or even older than dirt because he’s a vampire or whatever), he was just a normal teenage boy with normal teenage boy thoughts and he drove me crazy, he made me laugh and I adored him. I want more of Jake!

It was the same with Ally. She was just your normal everyday, average teenage girl with normal teenage girl thoughts that sometimes drove you crazy. But it was easy to follow her story, her voice made it easy to fall in line with everything going on. You felt for her, you were happy for her and all that jazz.

Some of the things that drove me crazy besides the characters at times was Ally’s Mom. Why she was so gung ho about getting back in with the Cresties, I’ll never know or understand but whatever, overall the story was entertaining and the characters leaped right off the pages. They were real and they brought out real feelings in you and I enjoyed that. I’m anxious for y’all to read the next book, it just keeps the party going.

..and that’s your scoop!

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Book Watch: He’s So Not Worth It by Kieran Scott.

Posted March 11, 2011 by Rowena in Promotions | 4 Comments



Ally Ryan, come on down to the Jersey Shore and forget your troubles!

Have you recently been humiliated in front of your friends and family at your former best friends birthday party? Was your almost boyfriend partly responsible for that humiliation by withholding some vital information about where your estranged father is? Did you come home to find said estranged father sitting on your stoop?

If so, then it sounds like you could use a vacation! The Jersey Shore is the place to be. Your mother may be living with her boyfriend of only a few months, but at least the stunt Shannen pulled has put some of your friends back in your court. Even so, you’re still angry and what better way to get over Jake than to blow off some steam with local guy, Cooper. People will hardly recognize your new attitude, but the old one wasn’t getting you anywhere, so who cares!

Jake Graydon, an exciting opportunity is waiting for you in the service industry!

Are your grades so low your parents have grounded you for the summer? Did the girl you really like unceremoniously leave you behind? Would you rather eat dirt than see your friends again? Then a job at the local coffee shop is just the ticket! Surprisingly, Ally’s father is the new manager so you get to be reminded of her nearly every day. Maybe it’s time to start flirting with your best friend’s ex or even taking school a bit more seriously. Especially when you finally see Ally and she’s hanging around with some loser and it couldn’t be more clear that she is over you.

Have a great summer!

This book sounds like it would be such a winner of a read. I’m pretty stoked to have at it as soon as it comes out because this looks like it’d be perfect for what I’m in the mood of reading most times. I love summer themed stories and this one totally fits the bill. I can’t wait to read more about Ally and Jake. I’m already rooting for Jake! This book comes out June 7, 2011 so mark your calendars!

..and that’s your scoop!

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