Saturday, November 20

Coffehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors

Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors

Release Date: July 21, 2009
Publisher: Walker Books For Young Readers
Age Group: Young Adult 
Pages: 288
Buy The Book: Amazon

Summary: From the author of Saving Juliet comes a romantic comedy that is good to the last drop. When Katrina spots a homeless guy sleeping in the alley behind her grandmother’s coffee shop, she decides to leave him a cup of coffee, a bag of chocolate-covered coffee beans, and some pastries to tide him over. Little does she know that this random act of kindness is about to turn her life upside down. Because this adorable vagrant, Malcolm, is really a guardian angel on a break between missions. And he won’t leave until he can reward Katrina’s selflessness by fulfilling her deepest desire. Now if only she could decide what that might be . .

My Thoughts: I just finished The Espressologist a few days ago so I was a little hesitate to start another novel based around coffee but I did anyway. I enjoyed Coffeehouse Angel a little less than The Espressologist but it was still a great read. We are introduced to Katrina who works in her grandmother's coffee shop. Really, its hers too because she lives with her grandmother. Her parents were killed in a tragic car accident when she was young. She has a boy best friend and her life is anything but ordinary. She takes the trash out one day and there lays a homeless guy in the alley. She brings him day old food and coffee because she feels sorry for him. Well, his name is Malcolm and he is technically an angel. He starts coming around to give Katrina's her hearts desire because she did a good deed by helping him with a little bean. Of course, the first two beans end up going to other people because Katrina brushes him off. Of course, the coffee shop is also having problems staying a float. I really liked this one but I wasn't in love with it. I wanted to get to know Malcolm more and I just felt for him being such an important part of the story we didn't get to spend much time with him. Katrina was a good heroine though, she was smart, sassy, and stood up for what she believed in. 

Overall: Honestly, I enjoyed this quite a bit more than I thought I would. At first glance, I thought it was going to be mainly fluff and nothing else and it did surprise me a bit. There are serious issues all throughout the novel. For example, her grandmother having health problems. Never take someone for granted. I also really liked the way things ended.

Cover: Like it a lot. I like the colors and it all fits together perfectly.

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Wall-to-wall books said...

I saw this book about a year ago and wanted to read it then, have since forgotten about it!
Thank you so much for bringing it back to my attention.
It is going back on my list.

Bet365 Bingo said...

This book looks so good. I got it for my birthday and you think I am super excited to read it.


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