Tuesday, 10 April 2012

 Review: Any Love But Mine~ Debbie Davies

 Look but on't touch has never been more true...

The gods forbade her to love, but love is a powerful force. Acacia has been created purely for Eros' pleasure but discovers within moments of being summoned into his presence that he has no interest in her whatsoever. Rejected, she is banished to Earth to serve as Eros' minion with the task of promoting the blissful state of love among all those around her, a state she must never indulge in with a human being herself on pain of immediate destruction. And then comes Josh, someone whose power of attraction over Acacia is so intense she will find it utterly impossible to resist him. But is he human? Is he a god? Or is he a trick of the gods? And what would happen should they kiss?

I was quite surprised how it turned out, I don’t like Greek mythology unless it’s a film, but I enjoyed this book nevertheless.
Don’t be fooled by the first chapter it might seem all Greek Gods and Goddesses and look really confusing and believe me I was confused, but the rest of the book is set in our world.
I really liked how it was written however it was too much, if it were a small short story then I would be all up for it, but it was just too much and too in your face. It was really hard to get into, every single detail was described so much. I got really lost in the way all the characters spoke, and how they acted I got that Acacia wasn’t human and hasn’t lived here for a long time but it was really hard to get into her head and the reasons she did some things. I totally get that she isn’t a normal teenager but who wouldn’t get upset over the terror that is highschool? And how everyone was talking about her? If that was me, I would be really pissed off.
One thing that irritated me was her and Josh’s relationship, I liked them as a couple but seriously no one nowadays would act like that, and they were taking things way too fast, and didn’t act like a couple or that much inlove, I was getting the vibe like they were stalking each other rather than dating.
I really liked what she and Luca had though, it was really different and it sounded a lot more realistic than her and Josh.
But having said that, about 60% in, the book was turning around for the better! It was really fast and exciting, it was as if it just totally turned around, even the way it was described. Even the way Acacia was feeling and thinking changed. I was quite surprised at this book, it wasn’t what I was expecting and it was a bit disappointing at first but soon enough it picked up.
I wish that the first half of the book was told in about twenty pages and got to the rest of the book. 

Kissed~ A peck on the cheek.


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