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Book Review: Paper Fools by Staci Hart

Title: Paper Fools

Author: Staci Hart


Aphrodite knows love. Just don’t ask her to figure out her own heart.

Instead, she toys with the hearts of humans. It’s a little game the gods play, and this time it’s Aphrodite’s turn to defend the domain of love. The battleground is New York City, and the stakes are high—the winner receives a token, a favor the loser must fulfill.

But every god has secrets. Every god lies. And no god can be trusted.

Apollo is no exception. He killed Aphrodite’s love, and for that, he can never be forgiven. But Apollo is on a mission to win. For thousands of years, Aphrodite has kept him from the one he loves, but the wind has shifted, and now is his chance.

God and goddess will choose their players. The clock will start. Two humans will fall in love, or they won’t—their fates are intertwined with the gods, their hearts slave to their circumstance, a slave to the game.

And in this game of love, Aphrodite never loses.


Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Here continues my tradition of getting books just because they were free on Kindle. However, this was quite an enjoyable one. Very light and funny, and especially effective after reading a difficult book such as A Little Life. This was my pick me up and it did a great job.

This book is about two of my favorite literature stuff: Greek mythology and bad boys. It basically has two plots: Olympus and New York. In Olympus live who other than Greek Gods and Goddesses whose favorite game is to bet on people’s love lives, and whoever wins gets a token. This time, Aphrodite (who never loses) plays against her mortal enemy, Apollo, who killed her love. Apollo on the other hand, is determined he’ll win and finally get Daphne, who was sent to the Underworld because of Aphrodite, back.

In New York live Dean, an attractive singer who changes his girls like socks. Then there’s Lex, a girl who’s always in a relationship but never in love. Aphrodite’s job is to get them together and Apollo’s to separate them. And we will see who wins!

This was such a light and funny story and it was a quick and enjoyable read to me. The matchmaking part reminded me of Beaus and Arrows (although I liked that book a bit more). I agree that this was good but just like most contemporary romances, it didn’t have that much depth to it so I can’t rate it more than 4 stars.

To be honest, I was hoping for a bit more angst between Apollo and Dita. I thought the two of them would get together in the end. They had a lot of sexual tension between them but I guess it was only my opinion.

The main couple story was cute but a bit insta-lovey, however, I was more interested in the Olympus plots as well as all the myths.

To summarize, this was a cute book but the romance was nothing special. The mythology part was something different at least and it made the story ten times better.

P.S. This is officially my last post of 2020. Happy New Year to all of you and I’m hoping 2021 will be better for everyone! Thank you for all your love and support on my blog posts, you’re the best ❤

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