Monday, February 14, 2011

Mad Love by Suzanne Selfors

When you're the daughter of a best-selling romance writer, life should be pretty good. But for 16-year-old Alice Amorous, daughter of the Queen of Romance, life is an agonizing lie. Her mother's been secretly hospitalized for mental illness, and Alice has been putting on a brave front, answering fan letters, forging her mother's signature, telling the publisher that all is well. But the next book is due and the Queen can't write it. Alice needs a story for her mother. And she needs one fast. That's when she meets Errol, a strange boy who's been following her. A boy who tells her that he has a love story. A boy who believes he's Cupid. As Alice begins to hear Errol's voice in her head, and begins to see things she can't explain, she must face the truth - that she's either inherited her mother's madness, or Errol is for real.

Yet again, Suzanne blows me away with one of her books. I didn’t like Mad Love as much as I liked Coffeehouse Angel, but I still really enjoyed reading it. Some aspects of the novel I thought were a bit stereotypical in YA books, like the mother being a romance novelist- but I liked how Suzanne spun it in a way that made her story more original from other YA novels that feature some of the same problems.
Mad Love was fun and quirky, while still being serious and composed. This is a hilarious novel that is a great book for people looking for something light to read.
I loved the characters in this book. Alice seemed like someone who I could relate to and be friends with. Errol was the dark and mysterious man that is all-too-familiar in young adult books, but I still found him enchanting.
This book has its faults, but I really enjoyed it.
It was addicting, hilarious, and fun!

FTC- Publisher.


the Vintage Bookworm said...

:) I've been wanting to read this book for a while and I continue to hear great things about it.

I read Coffeehouse Angel and I really liked it, but I didn't like it enough to call it one of my favorites. Hopefully this one will make a higher rating in my books than Coffeehouse Angel.

I'm glad you liked it, but I'm sorry you didn't like it as much as Coffeehouse Angel.

Great review. :)

johium said...

Mad Love is a wonderfully unique story that is fun fun, great to read and full of heart. The eccentric characters are three dimensional, and history all humorous is touching.

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