ARC Review – Complete Nothing by Kieran Scott

Posted September 18, 2014 by Emz Chang in review / 3 Comments

ARC Review – Complete Nothing by Kieran Scott
TITLE: Complete Nothing
AUTHOR: Kieran Scott
SERIES: True Love #2
PUBLICATION DATE: September 30, 2014
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RATING: 3.5 Stars

True’s matchmaking skills are the stuff of legend! The second novel in Kieran Scott’s delightful teen romance series that TeenVogue.com called “the next Twilight.”

True is not exactly loving New Jersey. Banished from Mount Olympus and tasked with helping couples find love without using her powers, the goddess-formerly-known-as-Cupid is having a tough time. Especially now that True’s immortal love, Orion, has also appeared at her New Jersey high school—but with no memory of their relationship.

To distract herself from seeing Orion flirt with another girl, True focuses her efforts on making a match: Peter and Claudia. Peter is the star quarterback and the most popular guy in school. But he’s insecure about his future, so he preemptively dumps Claudia, his girlfriend. (If she won’t want to be with him later, why stay together now?) Claudia doesn't take the breakup too well, and she’s ready to show the quarterback of their rival school just how ready she is to get over it.

But True sees something in these two seniors. She believes they should be together—but can she help them find their way back to each other (and get herself closer to home)? Or have things already spun too far out of control?

REVIEW: Okay, so I’ll be honest, it kind of took me a while to get into this one, but once I did it was worth. (Why I had a hard time getting into it is probably more me, than the book… school just started…) Anyways, Complete Nothing picks up right were Only Everything left off, explaining that stupid cliffhanger.

Complete Nothing continues with Only Everything‘s theme of people in troubling situations finding love. This time the story focuses on two high school seniors. A lot of their problems are the cause of the question “What next? What about the future?”. First you have Claudia who already has an idea of what she wants to do after high school. And then you have Peter who is still struggling to decide. The story provided some really interesting insight on how their opinions influenced their views of the future and the actions they take because of it. I found this whole college thing interesting because I’m only a junior in high school so I haven’t really reached that point yet.

Complete Nothing contains some of that same sarcastic humor as Only Everything. It really made me smile at times. (Hephaestus also joined the sarcasm party at times). I also really enjoyed how the three perspectives transitioned from one another smoothly and managed to add to the story. The three voices – True’s, Claudia’s, and Peter, became unique and made it easy to differentiate one from another.

There are a few things I didn’t really like about Complete Nothing. I thought the romance (and some of the plot) was kind of predictable as cute as it was. View Spoiler » And did I mention Complete Nothing ends on yet another cliffhanger?!? All I can say is that I NEED THE NEXT ONE! I really need to know what happens to True and Orion, especially with that annoying cliffhanger.


Final Rating
Characters
4 Stars
Pacing
3.5 Stars
Plot
3.5 Stars
Romance
3.5 Stars
Writing
4 Stars
Overall: 3.7

Emz Chang

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3 responses to “ARC Review – Complete Nothing by Kieran Scott

    • I totally agree. Humor is great, but add in some sarcasm and now it’s awesome. It’s totally okay if you don’t start reading it for a while… there’s this really annoying cliff hanger so you can bridge the gap between this and the third book by going through the rest of your TBR pile first. Just don’t forget about this one!

      Thanks for stopping by Samantha! 🙂