Review: Rhymes with Cupid by Anna Humphrey

2011, Anna Humphrey, Harper Teen, review, stand alone, young adult 4 Comments 15th November, 2011

Rhymes with Cupid by Anna Humphrey
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release date: January 1, 2011
Source: Purchased
Series: Stand Alone
Purchase: Book Depository

Summary from Goodreads:
Chocolate is the only good thing about this nauseating holiday. Ever since my ex cheated on me, I’ve sworn off love. Too bad my new neighbor Patrick didn’t get the memo. I’m not interested. Although, he is pretty cute. And sweet. And funny. Stupid Cupid! Point your arrows at someone else. . . . It’s going to be a complicated Valentine’s Day.

This is a cute and light, fluffy read. Quick too, being only 240 pages. Definitely a go-to book for the summer. I’m not a fully converted contemporary fan, but I had high hopes for this despite the length, and while I enjoyed it all right, those hopes were not quite met.
The writing is well done, as was some of the character development. Patrick felt like a real teenage guy. He had awesome qualities, but he also had flaws which made him even more real. Elyse was the same, but her flaws were a little more pronounced. I get where she’s coming from on being burned by love. That happens to all of us at least once, if not more often than that. But to me as a reader, it was obvious that Patrick was always aiming for her, and not her best friend. So personally, I don’t understand why Elyse was so blind to it. But that is just me.
Overall though I did enjoy it, even though some parts fell kind of flat, while others were definitely humourous. I’d definitely suggest this for fans of contemporary romances in YA without all the paranormal stuff.

4 Responses to “Review: Rhymes with Cupid by Anna Humphrey”

  1. Nerd Girls

    I’m going to have to tell my blogmate Kaitlin about this book. She’s been really interested in contemporary YA lately. She may want to at least take a peek at this book and see if it’s something she’d want to read.

  2. Ashley

    I haven’t read this one yet, although I’ve heard that it’s pretty cute and fun. I hope that you give Contemporary more of a chance! It’s my very most favorite genre and there are some amazing books out there.

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