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Nymph offered an interesting mythological romance from the perspective of a star nymph being banished to earth by the Greek gods and falling in love with a forbidden human. I love Greek mythology and anything based on it, but unfortunately this one wasn’t for me.
The insta-love is rampant, with Merope and Lukas falling for each other as soon as they laid eyes on each other. The two constantly play a game of getting close, and pulling away, because falling in love with a human is forbidden for anyone from above. I couldn’t connect to either of the characters as well, it’s another one of those girl obsessed with a guy sort of stories. Merope is the silly kind of girl who makes it her life’s mission to get with a guy, even though as a banished nymph she has more to worry about.
Ultimately, this book wasn’t for me. I got about halfway before deciding to move on, as it felt like a story I’ve read over and over again but with different names and places. The concept of Greek gods and goddesses was really interesting, and I haven’t read anything from the perspective of a star nymph wanting to live on earth for education before. The writing sounded like it was more suited to a middle grade audience for its simplicity, but young teens who love easy reading romances would also love this.(less)
Yeah, no. When a book uses the following terms and phrases, I am NOT going to waste any time on it:
"He obviously won't be texting Emma S...moreYeah, no. When a book uses the following terms and phrases, I am NOT going to waste any time on it:
"He obviously won't be texting Emma Sluts-a-Lot if he's getting the good stuff from you".
"You know they're in Language Arts together...and you know she keeps hooking up with Jacob and Tyler, and you know she's a dirty skank. Don't assume she's not creeping up on your man."
Slut shaming to the nth degree.
"The debate, more like, over whether I should lose my virginity to Dylan at the part - or, like, after the party, I guess, possibly in Brielle's guest room - or not".
When all a character worries about is kissing guys, losing her virginity and stupid high school drama, and it's written in such a painful, juvenile and self-obssessed manner, I just don't want to care.