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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

[Review] 10 Ways to Kill a Cupid by Leigh Parker

Title: 10 Ways to Kill a Cupid
Author: Leigh Parker
Pages: 336 (eBook)
Release Date: July 17, 2011

Leigh has a story to tell and despite the absurdity of it, it has to be told before it's forgotten forever.

You see Leigh used to be a Cupid.
A very silly, naive and regretfully bitter Cupid.
And those are traits a Cupid shouldn’t technically possess.
When Leigh’s murderer is the next assignment, revenge stands in the way of helping Natalie McIntyre find her perfect partner…
That is until the appearance of the blue spark.

Warning: Contains strong language.

I must say that I love the author's take on what happens to us when we die! After a reaper has dropped us off in Heaven, we'll be presented with three choices: Reaper, Angel, or Cupid. One of these jobs must be taken, with all rules abided by, or get sent straight to hell! Well, Leigh is dead and she makes her choice: Reaper, but fails. So she moves on to Angel: fails again. Her last shot at avoiding the fiery pit of hell is being a matchmaker for the still-breathing. Thankfully, Leigh can do that, at least until there's a little mishap in the Assignment Room and her "punishment" is finding love for Natalie, who "hates people." Leigh definitely has her work cut out for her with that one!

Leigh hates Natalie for a reason that is unknown to the reader, but I had my suspicions. So while Leigh accepts the job to find Natalie her soulmate, she also wrecks a lot of havoc in her life! Some of Leigh's stunts are hilarious, and others are down right mean. Cupid's aren't suppose to be as chaotic as Leigh is acting, so what's causing that? There's a twist that I didn't see coming about half way through, which I think made the second half of the story much better than the first. I love the interactions between Leigh and Natalie, when they're bickering (or straight out fighting), but more so when they're getting along.

Overall, 10 Ways to Kill a Cupid is a humorous, fun read, but at times it was bit too slapstick for my liking. I still very much enjoyed it though. The author's take on the afterlife was great, and Leigh's antics are hilarious. If you like a lot of humor mixed in with the paranormal, I'd suggest this book. There are a lot of typos in this one, and a pretty major inconsistency, but as a whole this story is really fun.


  1. Sounds fun! And the whole idea of this book is quite... original, I guess.


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