I Liked It!
The Gods of Olympus playing games and two broken souls on Earth who can’t ever find love, what could go wrong? Paper Fools is the story of just what can and will go wrong when Aphrodite (Dita) and Apollo are set to play, the stakes are high, but Dita never loses, but she has something that Apollo wants, so their players are set and things get interesting.
I will admit, when I got into this book, I was a little confused, I wasn’t expecting the Olympus Gods, but I will admit, it added so much more to this book. The story is complex, adding a different level to Dean and Lex’s story. We have Apollo, Ares, Aphrodite, Perry, Hades, Zeus, and all of the other Gods and all the drama and rivalry there and the games they play, and how they interfere with the humans on earth. Watching Dita and Perry’s friendship was part of my favorite part of this book. I loved the bond these two had and everything they have been through. But I also really enjoyed the turmoil Dita felt about her fight with Apollo. She feels for what he has at stake, but she’s conflicted as well. You’ll need to read to see what their strife is about and how things end up for these two, but the stakes are definitely high with the Gods!
Now on to the human side of this book. Lex doesn’t like being alone, but never lets any of her boyfriends truly in. Seeing how her mother was broken when her father left, she never wants to experience that type of pain in her life. She’s currently with Travis, who’s more of a best friend than anything, but things work with them. They are close and care about one another, but she knows he’s not the one. When Travis gets the gig of a lifetime to be the drummer for Paper Fools she’s happy for him, and can’t wait to see his dreams come true. When she sees the lead singer Dean, she’s immediately enamored with him, and doesn’t understand the feelings she has for him. Dean is the complete opposite of Lex, he doesn’t get attached to anyone, doesn’t believe in love and uses woman for one thing and only one thing. But as soon as he sees her, he’s intrigued as well, but he knows he can’t do anything because he needs to keep the band together.
These two know they can’t stay away from one another, and watching them try to not notice one another is hilarious. Everyone but Travis can see the connection between them, and their friends don’t know what to do. Neither of them have ever acted like this before it’s freaking Roe and Kara out. Watching them try to figure out their feelings and what they should do about them is so angsty that at times I had to put my Kindle down and take a deep breathe. I wanted these two together so bad, but at times I just didn’t think it would work out, knowing that there were games being played up above to keep them apart.
There is so much at play in this book and it is very angsty, and I adored every single minute of it. I am not sure I would have enjoyed it as much if I wouldn’t have received so many different points of view to be honest. Getting to see inside of so many characters heads really helped me understand where the story was going and how the characters really felt. Would I have liked Dean’s character as much if I didn’t really get into his head to understand him? Probably not, because he came off as a grade A jerk when I first met him. Apollo? I would have hated him and I wouldn’t have agreed with everything that went on if I didn’t know his secrets, and Dita I probably wouldn’t have been a fan of hers either if I didn’t get a lot of her point of view as well. So yes, this book is complex, the characters are intriguing and the story-line is amazing and written in a way that keeps you intrigued from beginning to end! I highly recommend Paper Fools by Staci Hart and I can’t wait for more stories in the Hearts and Arrows Series!