The son of the God of War has it all, and the smooth-talking, jet-setting master knows it. The once chubby cherub now has adoring fans, a shiny red limousine, and a mansion nearly, almost, not quite big enough to hold his enormous and ever-growing ego.
But everything changes for the sloppy, ill-aiming love god when a meddling stranger challenges him for his crown. Not even the advice of his war-mongering father, Mars, and embarrassingly underdressed mother, Venus, can save Cupid from the skids. Facing enraged immortals, epic battles against hell’s most vile creatures, and the dread of becoming mortal himself, Cupid teams up with an unlikely band of misfit fallen angels in the hopes of saving himself, the Olympic kingdom, and humans the world over. But can such an inept team of losers finally win when it counts?
Funny, rude, and planted smack in modern times, God Awful Loser is a new chapter on the ancient gods’ bad — and hugely entertaining — choices. May we never follow in their footsteps.
God Awful Loser released in May of 2015. Available for purchase at your local independent bookstore, Amazon, and Three Points Publishing.
Gr 7–10—In this mythological adventure, an egotistical, womanizing Cupid enjoys a charmed existence in his own private mansion in Heaven. Cupid is living the life—adoring fans, a private driver, and his pick of beautiful angelettes. His perfect world is turned upside down when he is challenged by a lesser angel—and loses. Banished from Heaven, Cupid befriends a group of fallen angels on Earth. Together they must find a way to overcome Pluto's evil plot and regain their rightful places in Heaven. This is Acevedo's debut novel and a series opener. The premise is promising...some funny moments and attention-grabbing action scenes ... this book might appeal to older fans of the Rick Riordan books or to those interested in Roman mythology. VERDICT For larger libraries with high demand for mythological fiction.—School Library Journal (Kimberly Tolson, Medfield Public Library, MA)