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Lovesick Gods

(The Lovesick Series #1)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  74 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Heroes aren’t meant to act like their villains—or fall in love with them.

The elements touch everyone on Earth—Fire, Water, even Light—but every so often someone becomes more attuned to their elemental leaning and develops true power. When an evil Elemental known as Thanatos arrived in Olympus City, it saw the rise of its first hero—Zeus. But the death toll caused by defeat
Paperback, 312 pages
Published October 2nd 2017 by Amanda Meuwissen Books
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Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: promo-deals
Re-read still like this though there is the nagging thought of how much is original how much fanfic - I'm not familiar with the The Flash.

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This book took me by surprise, twice. I skimmed the blurb without much interest the influx of Greek pantheon didn't appeal - but it was a freebie-promo and I like super-heroes so gave it a try. On starting I realised the Greek titles were an affection of the characters and took the book to be a simple super-hero vs villain caper. Again I was proved wrong.
Kit (Metaphors and Moonlight)
4.5 Stars

*I received an ecopy of this via Enchanted Book Promotions. This has not influenced my review.*

A superhero-supervillain romance, mental illness, family, friendship, hot sex, emotion---there's so much to love about this book!

I didn't go a very good job of reading the blurb though because I thought this would be about the actual Greek gods masquerading as modern-day superheroes/villains. It turned out it was actually about normal people with powers in a kind of alternate universe w
Joyfully Jay
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: elizabeth
A Joyfully Jay review.

5 stars

As the rating indicates, I really enjoyed this book. The idea of a wounded super hero isn’t a new one. Everyone from Batman to Superman has lost someone or failed in some great battle, but Danny is suffering from depression as well as PTSD from losing his mother and — in a sense — losing Zeus. Zeus, the alter identity that was perfect, that allowed him to be perfect. As a cop, Danny had to deal with rules and red tape and sometimes having to let the bad guy get away
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As a disclaimer, I was involved in the editing of this novel. Nonetheless, I've felt a real connection to this story, even before my involvement, and wanted to leave an honest review for what has become one of my favorite books.

Lovesick Gods introduces a world where everyone is born with a connection to one of eight elements - Water, Air, Earth, Light, Metal, Fire, Lightning, and Dark. Usually, that leaning manifests itself in some small benefit from or resistance to that element. Only a select
Feb 22, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
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Heroes aren’t meant to act like their villains—or fall in love with them.

The elements touch everyone on Earth—Fire, Water, even Light—but every so often someone becomes more attuned to their elemental leaning and develops true power. When an evil Elemental known as Thanatos arrived in Olympus City, it saw the rise of its first hero—Zeus. But the death toll caused by defeating Thanatos changed Zeus, who by day is young detective Danny Grant.

It’s been si
Not the easiest to rate. I constantly swing between upgrading and downgrading. Maybe I start with admitting that I was relieved that this book is not about actual gods but about superheroes named after greek gods which might be less imaginative considering that the story takes place at Olympus City. In this world every human has a tendency to one of the elements (adding light, darkness and metal as elements). This tendency becomes more only in some few individuals who after their Awakening ge
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I wasn’t sure about this at first. It took me a few chapters to start enjoying this book but once I did, I was hooked. I really enjoyed the main character skating between good and bad. Dealing with being the perfect hero but also having mental health issues. I do wish that the mental health aspect was explored more. (Maybe it will be in the next book?) I really wanted the MC to open up more with his feelings of depression etc and have more scenes where he took his medication and actively worked ...more
Apr 03, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3-star, lgbtq, freebie
There was some good stuff here: the depiction of depression was handled well and I enjoyed the bits when Danny and Mal were together. But this was too repetitious and way longer than it needed to be (even with relatively small font size and tight spacing, I was clocking about 5 page turns for each %). Since it leaves things unresolved, I’m wondering if the two parts couldn’t’ve been edited down and combined to tell the whole tale in one shot. The fact that part one didn’t at least reveal (view s ...more
Wendy F
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Lovesick Gods is another one of those books that, no matter how many issues I had with it, I can’t seem to get it out of my head. I finished reading last night, sometime around 11pm, and it was still stuck in my thoughts so deeply I was dreaming about these characters and imagining what is going to happen next. Basically, I dreamed a whole ending for the story… but it wasn’t very good. Amanda Meuwissen’s going to be so much better, I just know it.

So, first, I did have issues. The whole ‘make him
Having read and enjoyed this author’s previous works I was thrilled to see her back with a series starter full of compelling characters, heavy issues, and a steamy romance full of emotional baggage. This is an intense read, an exhilarating one, that kept me on the edge of my seat as I became fully immersed in the lives of the two male leads and their frenemies to lovers romance that had me relishing each page as I got closer to The End.

Lovesick Gods sets itself apart from other fantasy reads by
Leslie Smith-Lagan
Aug 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Wow! That was my first reaction to this incredibly well-written, modern twist on superhero-themed stories. Amanda Meuwissen has created an incredibly vivid world where everyone is born with a connection to one of the elements; Air, Earth, Fire, Water, Metal, Lightning, Light, and Dark. But, despite being born with a connection, only a few can develop a real talent with their element.

In Lovesick Gods, we’re introduced to Danny Grant. By day he’s a police detective with the Olympus City Police Dep
Shari Sakurai
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review*

By day Danny Grant is a detective with the Olympus City Police Department but by night he’s the city’s first elemental superhero Zeus. Traumatised by being unable to prevent his mother’s death at the hands of evil elemental Thanatos and then the cost of finally defeating him, Danny spirals into a dangerous cycle of depression and blame. Wanting to hurt someone as badly as he has been hurt, Danny targets Malcolm Cho, known better as
Feb 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
I cannot believe I waited so long to read this. I bought it almost two years ago and had I realised what a gem it was, I would have read it a long time ago.

The name and book description made me pause, it’s not the type of book I normally read. Suspense and a book about gods sounded boring. How wrong I was!

This book is about a damaged detective with superpowers and his love journey with his nemesis Mal.
The romance is absolutely perfect. What began as a revenge, turned into a sweet love story. Da
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Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was really interesting. Amanda Meuwissen has a some great world building and excellent creation of the in depth character. She gives us a build of who the character is in all sense of the word. We don’t get the superficial. We get the good, bad, ugly and all that is in between. Each character is flawed and struggling with something. They are questioning themselves and where they belong in their world.

Danny from the beginning is just amazing. For a superhero he is so conflicted and confused.
Jul 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Enemies to lovers, with a twist. Opposites attract. I don’t blame Danny, Cho is HOT.
This one is a bit different. In a world where superheroes and secret identities exist, villain and cop go head to head.
Like all of Amanda’s books, this one is well written. There’s lots of witty banter and just the right amount of angst. She must have had fun writing this one!
Siobhan Flynn
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Superheroes and greek mythology rolled into one with this complex story of struggling with your emotions and the darkness that lurks in us all. Each of us has elemental powers within but only a few are ever achieved to be something great. Small moments that don't seem like much but quietly add up. I would read this again and again it was a fantastic read and quickly this author has become a must buy. ...more
Jul 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
haha now this one i loved.. i wasnt completely sure what i was going to get when i started on this one and boy am i glad i decided to read it.. it was amazing and fun.. it was interesting and fast paced.. and it was so much darker then i thought it would be in so many spots.. these characters are enjoyable and i like superheros a lot. and of course... villans haha. so much fun!
Regan Morbid
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I highly recommend this book if you like LGBTQ romance, angst, and superheroes. The characters are so likable, yet flawed. It's wonderful. I can't wait for the next one. ...more
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-books-read
First few chapters were confusing and then it just clicked. Can’t wait to read the next one!! Really love these two
Janet Hunt
Aug 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was unique! Danny is a superhero and Mal is a villain. They both struggle with themselves and their identities. They have chemistry. The story was packed with action and so much steam. Really enjoyed it. I am voluntarily leaving a review form an ARC that I received. My reviews are solely based on my thoughts and opinions.
Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
is it ColdFlash fanfic? yeah
it is good ColdFlash fanfic? yup
Auden Johnson
Dec 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
I devoured this book. The characters were so fun. The story was super nerdy. Superhero romance, heavy on the sci-fi. The main characters have powers! You know how much I love characters with abilities. One of them even had ice power. My favorite. If I had an ability, it would probably be ice powers.

I like how the author dug into the magic system. Some books have magic but they don't really explain it. Meuwissen gave us a good idea of how the magic worked and how it affected the characters' lives
Jun 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was such a page-turner, I could not put it down. It also ends on something of a cliffhanger, so I would really advise people to make sure you've purchased both books in this series before you start reading, because trust me when I say you'll want to immediately continue with the second book to know what happens next!

The world that the author has created is so creative and exciting! I appreciate how she expertly weaves the worldbuilding elements into the narrative, so that it doesn't di
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wanted to like this so much more that I did. I almost gave up on it a couple of times and I have only reluctantly started book two. Even though it ended on a cliff hanger I almost can't be bothered to find out how it ends. I am not sure I can express what I don't like about it. First of all there are too many unknowns, carried on for too long. Also, the MC, Zeus'motivation for how he treats Prometheus seems flimsy and over the top. Hopefully, the second one brings it all together. ...more
Liliyana Shadowlyn
Sep 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-reads
Lovesick Gods isn't what you'd expect from a superhero story. And that isn't bad! Although parts of this reminded me of The Flash (TV show, I've never read the comics), the story was overall unique and enjoyable. You'll definitely want to grab book one and two at the same time so you aren't left wondering what happens next! ...more
Aug 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-tbr
Full review to follow as soon as I calm down
Thank goodness i own book two!
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Amanda Meuwissen is a bisexual and happily married life-long geek. Primarily an M/M romance author with a focus on urban fantasy, she has a Bachelor of Arts in a personally designed Creative Writing major from St. Olaf College and is an avid consumer of fiction through film, prose, and video games. Amanda lives in Minneapolis, MN, with her husband, John, and their cat, Helga.

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