Series: True Love Trilogy #3
Genres: Contemporary, Mythology, Young Adult
Published by Simon and Schuster on February 3rd 2015
Also by this author: Only Everything, Complete Nothing, Letters to the Lost, Pretty Fierce
Format: Paperback (288 pages) • Source: Purchased
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Will the love of her life distract True from reuniting with…the love of her life? Find out in the third book in Kieran Scott’s delightful series that blends ancient mythology with contemporary romance.
True Olympia is in the home stretch. After being banished to Earth without her powers as punishment for falling in love with a mortal, True was tasked with matching three couples before she could return home. Now, with two couples fully in love, she is ready for her time in New Jersey to come to an end.
But as easy as it should be to match one more couple, things are complicated by her immortal love Orion (who also appeared on Earth, just without the memory of their love). He’s dating another girl, but can’t seem to avoid spending time with True. Something about her finally seems familiar to him. But if True wants to get back with Orion for real, she needs to focus. Just one more couple, one more couple...
Mild spoilers ahead if you haven’t read books one and two!
- Overall this book held my attention much better than the other two! I was super eager to finish the series just to see how everyone got together and True finished her tasks. I was itching for her and Orion to get back together finally.
- The setup of this book was a little different than the previous two. Usually the three points of view were True and the two people she was trying to set up. In this case, it’s True, Orion, and Darla. She’s trying to win back Orion while he dates Darla, and meanwhile True is trying to find someone for Darla.
- Because of the setup of this one, it was good to be in Orion’s head more and see his relationship with True. The previous two books mostly include her pining over him and the reader not getting to see their relationship in action. After book two, I was dying to get more True + Orion time, and this book delivered.
- I loved all of the characters for the most part. I mention below some reservations about Orion and Darla, but I really grew to like them. I also loved Hephaestus and True’s sister.
- The cameos from the first couples that True got together were great!
- I think it ended perfectly. I won’t say much more!
- Orion and Darla’s voices really bugged me for quite a bit of the book. They definitely got better as time went on, but they both seemed so superficial at the beginning. Orion was overly cocky (which we knew, because True mentioned that from the beginning of book one). Darla was bitchy but had a few nice moments thrown in so you knew she was more than just that rude popular girl. Again, both of them got better as time went on though.
- Some parts of the book were not realistic based on what high school is actually like. For one, the excuse that True was a former gang member made pretty much no sense. Anyone in the school who actually believed that is an idiot. Second, the idea Darla had about Facebook was idiotic. She gave out business cards stating that she would accept all Facebook friend requests in exchange for people hopefully voting for her for homecoming queen. It was cheesy and wouldn’t happen that way.
- The ending was cute aside from the fact that Darla realized some ~things~ about herself to boot her confidence…only because Wallace told her that they were true. I hate when characters finally realize they’re capable of more and worthy of attention only because a dude told them they are.
I would highly recommend this trilogy to anyone looking for a cute contemporary series with a mix of mythological aspects thrown in. I don’t think it’s perfect by any means; this book does feature some questionable aspects that a lot of YA readers don’t like. I’m certainly someone who can place enjoyment and interest above some plot elements. The final book wrapped everything up really nicely and I was completely happy with the way things ended. Each book in the series is under 300 pages long so it’s worth a nice binge-read like I did in February!