Lovesick Titans by Amanda Meuwissen
Lovesick Series #2
April 26, 2018
I very nearly quit this book when I was only about 15% in. In my review of the first book I expressed concern at the childish revenge Danny wanted to take on Mal. The idea that Danny is the worst of the worst because he wanted to make Mal love him, only to break his heart, is so ridiculous. I couldn’t handle it. By 15% into Lovesick Titans I thought I knew where it was going, and I was very very unhappy. The only reason I didn’t stop reading, shame on me, was because I’d already quit the two previous books. So, I pushed through my initial feelings of frustration and let Amanda Meuwissen take me on a ride.
The thing is, I wasn’t entirely wrong in what I thought would happen. It was ridiculous. Yet, I loved Danny and Mal’s relationship so much that by the end of the book I didn’t even care. I anticipated their every interaction, both positive and negative, and I rooted for them throughout the entire book. I thought the differences in Mal and Danny, the ways in which their good and bad balanced each other, made for a memorable romance. In both Lovesick Gods, and Lovesick Titans, they were the heart of the story, no matter how a reader feels about each specific twist in the plot.
It isn’t only about Danny and Mal though. They both had family, and superhero/villain teams which made up the secondary characters. I found them all nearly as interesting as our hero and antihero. In fact, I also loved how the villain teams and the hero teams weren’t your quintessential villains and heroes. Heroes can be dark, and villains can be good, and together they can be an unstoppable force!
This duology wasn’t perfect, though each readers idea of perfection is different so who am I anyway? It did hook me, in both installments, and I’d love to see more from this Lovesick world. I’m not sure that’s happening, so until I hear for sure I’ll just imagine a future where Mal and Danny are working together, maybe with a little surrogate/adopted Elemental daughter they adore.