Marcus is a Cupid. Lena is a Reaper. Opposites attract in the exciting new Switched At First Kiss series by the acclaimed author of The Dirt Diary.
When she’s dared to kiss the adorkable Marcus Torelli at a party, Lena thinks it’s the perfect opportunity to cross First Kiss off her list of “Things to Accomplish Before I Turn Fourteen.”
It’s only when she gets sent on an assignment the next day that she realizes something went horribly wrong. That ZING she felt wasn’t the thrill of her first kiss–she and Marcus have swapped powers! Lena is not your average eighth grader; she’s a soul collector with a serious job to do. And Marcus turns out to be a supernatural matchmaker (like Cupid, but without the diaper).
Now logical Lena finds herself with the love touch, and sweet, sentimental Marcus has death at his fingertips. The truth is that Lena should never have taken that dare…because one little kiss has Lena and Marcus in a whole lotta trouble.
I received a free copy of this book via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I found this book quirky and sweet. Lena and Marcus alternated POV’s which was great because you got to see both sides of how the powers were meant to work and how exactly they went wrong. It’s kinda like freaky Friday with powers instead of body swapping.
Lots of havoc was had and the hierarchy of reapers and cupids was interesting, made perfect sense. I did wonder a little how their families didn’t notice they were out all the time since they were still quite young.
I loved how the story unfolded, it was a little juvenile but it suited the story, it was about learning powers, first loves and growing up.
The romance between Lena and Marcus was good since it wasn’t insta-love, they had known each other for a while. It progresses at a good pace with a few bumps that only teenagers can come across.
Overall it was a sweet read and I would carry on the series.
3 out of 5 stars
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