Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Any Love But Mine: A Review

Hi everyone,

I've got another review for you, Any Love But Mine by Debbie Davies. It's a different kind of YA, so check the review out below, and let me know what you think!

Title: Any Love But Mine
Author: Debbie Davies
Publisher: Night Publishing
Publication Date: March 2012
Source: work given to me by author in exchange for an honest review 

Blurb (and book cover above are from Goodreads: I do not own but am using them for review purposes only) :

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?

Genre: mythological YA romance with fated loves and Greek romance playing with the mortal world

Cover: I like this cover. It's a little blurry on here, unfortunately, but I think it' different and fits the content.

Plot: This book's plot had its highs and lows. I think if you're into Greek gods, you'll know a lot of the players, and this book may appeal to you. If you're new to that world/realm, there's a learning curve that is needed to get into the action of the book. I knew enough, but it took a while to acclimate to what was going on. You get put into the action without that much to guide you in. On the other hand, like I said, if you like the world, it has a lot to offer and a lot to enjoy.

Romantic Element: if you're looking for the slow burn romance, this isn't for you. With gods being involved and whatnot, it's hard to hold out on falling in love for very long. Yes, Acacia isn't necessarily allowed to fall in love, but like the blurb says, Josh is hard to resist...So, all in all, the romance is there and continues on beyond this series, but the struggle is against the couple, not between the couple.

Overall: This book appeals to a Greek god-like audience. If you're not into that, this isn't the book for you. But if you do, this book is the beginning of a series that could have a lot to offer. It really depends on what floats your boat, if you will.

Where to find more online:

Debbie Davies Goodreads Page

So, what do you think? Sound good? Let me know below!