Plot: Strong characters move the action long in this witty romp. This first installment is well-researched and fills in the gaps for the reader who is unfamiliar with Greek mythology. The main character having to choose between love and duty proves engaging and entertaining along the racy ride.
Prose/Style: The author has a flair for keeping a quirky tone and wit throughout the story. Between intentional word choice and tone, the author has created an outlandish and creative story.
Originality: This book presents a clever mix of romance, fantasy, and mythology that is well-researched and gives the reader enough background to understand the motivations and backstories of characters.
Character Development/Execution: The colorful and quirky characters are witty and keep the storyline lively. Even though the main character may be unsophisticated at times, his charm and wit carry the plot.
Date Submitted: April 04, 2021
In Beth Greenberg’s hilarious low fantasy novel First Quiver, we meet the 3,375-year-old Cupid just as he’s banished to Earth, where he’s about to discover the highs and lows of human love for the very first time. The ironic catch? Cupid can’t have the woman he’s fallen deeply in love with; instead, he must find her true love match. A lighthearted and clever romp, mingling dating apps with ancient gods for just the right balance of silly and sweet.