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God Awful Thief

by Silvia Acevedo

Cupid’s back and at the top of his game.

Until you’re not.

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The always adored – and now restored – God of Love has a new look, a new attitude, and even a steady girlfriend. With his humiliating dethronement and harrowing banishment behind him, Cupid wants nothing more than to settle in to a comfortable immortality.

But someone has dreamed up a different plan.

With a sea god setting the oceans against him, a drama-loving hanger-on refusing to go away, and the king of the gods ordering Cupid to steal the most powerful relic ever made by the most cunning god ever angered, Cupid and his leading lady, Tamara, must join a new cast and crew to face their most challenging mission yet. The stage is set for an epic performance, but just who is writing this script? And will Cupid and his troupe figure it out before they lose their minds – and quite possibly their lives?

God Awful Thief brings new hilarity and an ever-expanding cast of fickle gods to Cupid’s misadventures, potential tragedies, and everlasting comedies. God Awful Thief is the second act in the God Awful Series of Books

Publication date: 5/1/2016
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Level: 7 and up
Pages: 288
Size: 5.5″x8.5″
Publisher: Three Points Publishing
Language: English
ISBN-10 (hardcover): 0986320730
ISBN-13 (hardcover): 9780986320736
ISBN-10 (eBook): 0986320749
ISBN-13 (eBook): 9780986320743

Reviews

“An impressively imaginative, extraordinarily witty, and exceptionally talented novelist, Ms. Acevedo continues to provide an expanding parade of fickle gods entwined with Cupid’s misadventures, potential tragedies, and everlasting comedies in her ‘God Awful’ series. An inherently riveting read from beginning to end, “God Awful Thief” is very highly recommended for personal reading lists as well as community library Fantasy Fiction collections.”
– Midwest Book Review

“The second book in this delightful series is again a laugh-out-loud, entertaining tale that brings in new characters as well as our favorites from the first novel. The introduction of the sassy narrator Bacchus is brilliantly funny as his love of drama interweaves the fast-paced action as we follow Cupid on a perilous mission with more twists and turns for the reader to enjoy.”
– Valerie B. (Wisconsin)

“Loved the story from Bacchus’ point of view but with the reading of Cupids thoughts kept me connected to the original character. Built the story in a solid paced fashion with twists and turns throughout this crazy adventure. Passionately bringing old annoying and underappreciated characters out into the open with hidden strength and courageousness just waiting for the right opportunity. I thoroughly enjoyed the sequel to one of my new favorite books and can’t wait for more. I’m even more excited to read this than any of the new Rick Riordan books coming out.”
– Dave M.

 


 

God Awful Loser

by Silvia Acevedo

Life’s good at the top.

Until you’re not.

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The son of the God of War has it all, and the smooth-talking, jet-setting master knows it. The once chubby cherub now has adoring fans, a shiny red limousine, and a mansion nearly, almost, not quite big enough to hold his enormous and ever-growing ego.

But everything changes for the sloppy,
ill-aiming love god when a meddling stranger challenges him for his crown. Not even the advice of his war-mongering father, Mars, and embarrassingly underdressed mother, Venus, can save Cupid from the skids. Facing enraged immortals, epic battles against hell’s most vile creatures, and the dread of becoming mortal himself, Cupid teams up with an unlikely band of misfit fallen angels in the hopes of saving himself, the Olympic kingdom, and humans the world over. But can such an inept team of losers finally win when it counts?

Funny, rude, and planted smack in modern times, God Awful Loser is a new chapter on the ancient gods’ bad — and hugely entertaining — choices. May we never follow in their footsteps.

Publication date: 5/1/2015
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Level: 7 and up
Pages: 360
Size: 5.5″x8.5″
Publisher: Three Points Publishing
Language: English
ISBN-10 (hardcover): 0986320706
ISBN-13 (hardcover): 9780986320705
ISBN-10 (eBook): 0986320714
ISBN-13 (eBook): 9780986320712

Reviews

“funny moments and attention-grabbing action scenes… this book might appeal to older fans of the Rick Riordan books or those interested in Roman mythology. VERDICT for larger libraries with high demand for mythological fiction.”
– School Library Journal

“I finished reading the ebook version of this yesterday. IT WAS SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I literally read it in 6 hours and would have finished sooner but was at work for the first part of it. When i started reading it he was a pompous ass but finished at a really great point and I can’t believe (***deleted spoiler here****). So great and I really hope this is a series and not just a stand alone book. Would love to read more books about Mars Jr. SO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!”
– Daniel S. (Texas)

“With all the trappings of a Greek tragedy, Cupid’s fatal flaw, arrogance, leads to his fall from idolized god of love to homeless street person. Each time things can get no worse, they do. Can Cupid gather a ragtag army to regain his powers and usurp the pretender to his throne? His efforts to overcome powers arrayed against him, not to mention his own frailties, make for compelling reading. Don’t miss his ally Tamara as she journeys to Hades on his behalf.
Adventure spiced with wry humor makes this a great read.”
– Keith P. (Wisconsin)

“Absolutely amazing. I love mythology stories and Acevedo hit it on the mark. I enjoyed her writing style and look forward to more stories about Cupid and the Roman pantheon.”
– Michael P. (Kansas)

“A great first novel by S. Acevedo, God Awful Loser tells the tale of Cupid. Cupid has fallen from grace, has been banished from Olympus, and is about to be replaced by a new love-angel. Cupid meets up with a band of fallen angels and has to earn their trust to help him win back his spot as the god of love, while uncovering a plot to overthrow Olympus. Many characters from Roman mythology appear along the way. The story is set in modern times and bounces back and forth between Earth and Olympus. It’s a fast paced, action packed story that was fun to read. Aimed at young adults, I may not be the audience intended, but the book definitely held my interest to the very end.”
– Sydney H. (Wisconsin)

“Even though this is intended toward “young adults”, I enjoyed reading it and would read it again. I personally like books that catch my interest and this book definitely did it. God Awful Loser has it all, suspense, action, betrayal, loyalty and of course love. S. Acevedo did a great job in writing this book. I am looking forward in reading the next one and of course, hoping for a movie as well.”
– Marisol (Wisconsin)

“Thank you, I read the whole book in a weekend. It is a great story, the characters are three dimensional and interesting.
It is in part a coming of age story where external challenges, help Mars Jr. face his relationship to life and people around him. And how he fits into the picture to have a more satisfying fulfilling life. He faced his fatal flaw, and grew! Nice job. I would recommend this book not just to the young adult audience.”
– Phebe B.