Title: Scorpio Hates Virgo
Author: Anyta Sunday
Publication Date: August 30, 2017
Start Date: August 18, 2017
End Date: September 5, 2017
I would like to first thank A Novel Take Promotions for sending me an early copy of Scorpio Hates Virgo. It was an honor to be able to read it before the release and to give it a review.
So here it is, a long overdue review for this wonderful novel.
Scorpio Hates Virgo is a new adult, queer romance novel by Anyta Sunday. It is the second in the series of Signs Of Love that Sunday first published in December of 2016. This novel follows the life of Percy Freedman who has just lost his aunt and has to return to his childhood home where he once lived with his aunt. With that comes Callaghan Glover – Percy’s so-called nemesis and neighbor since he was a teen before moving out.
The novel follows Percy’s life as he tried to adapt amongst the cul-de-sac, a name that they use for their neighborhood. Desperate to sell the house, Percy tries to clean it up with the help of his neighbors, especially Callaghan. But what comes with that are many pleas from his neighbors to stay at the cul-de-sac instead of selling the house. Percy tries his best to cope with the situation as his heart wants to stay but his mind thinks the opposite. Adding on to that, his mixed emotions towards Callaghan leads his emotions to conflict further.
- Percy Freedman. I liked Percy as a character, especially since he was relatable in his sarcastic humor and life problems. He kept the plot interesting and his internal conflict with himself was something I loved However, there are times when I think his character could have had more development. Sometimes, his personality seemed flat and other times it seemed to develop.
- Callaghan Glover. Glover was a character I didn’t like as much as first. He seemed arrogant and a disturbance to Percy’s life. But, slowly, I came to like Glover because he seemed like he wanted to genuinely help Percy as much as it seemed fake at first. He was a sweetheart and ended up being an enjoyment to the story.
The plot of this book was a simple and common one amongst new adult readers. With an enemies-to-lovers plot, Scorpio Hates Virgo has the usual quarrellings between the two main characters before the steamy, romantic scenes. Though I say the plot is common – it still left me turning the pages and reading through the novel whenever I had the time. Sunday manages to make the plot and characters interesting in a way that you can’t stop reading.
In addition to that, the romance was a slow-burn that kept you hanging on the edge. With every exchange between Percy and Callaghan, you knew that there was something more than “friends” between them. It kept you wanting to read more, to see what happens next or to see who would make the first move.
The community that Sunday makes around Percy was also one filled with a variety of personalities. It added to the story that Percy had people there for him to support him and be there in his time of need. It also created a comedic component to the novel.
Overall, Scorpio Hates Virgo was an awesome new adult novel. I am definitely reading the first book in this series since I jumped to this one first. I highly recommend for new adult/contemporary lovers!