Friday, February 18

Mad Love by Suzanne Selfors

Mad Love by Suzanne Selfors
Release Date: January 4, 2011
Publisher:Walker Books For Young Readers 
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 336
Buy This Book: Amazon

 Summary: Writing her own love story could drive a girl insane!

When you’re the daughter of the bestselling Queen of Romance, life should be pretty good. But 16-year-old Alice Amorous has been living a lie ever since her mother was secretly hospitalized for mental illness. After putting on a brave front for months, time is running out. The next book is overdue, 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 claims to be Cupid, who insists that Alice write about the greatest love story in history: his tragic relationship with Psyche. As Alice begins to hear Errol’s voice in her head and 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.

My Thoughts: I really enjoyed Coffeehouse Angel by Selfors so I was excited to read Mad Love. I just had to see what else Suzanne had in store for us. We are introduced to Alice who is a famous author's daughter. She hides tons of secrets about her mother. Everyone thinks her mother is off working on her latest novel while Alice and the people who live in her building know the truth. The truth is that The Queen Of Romance is having mental problems. Alice goes to her mom's signing in her place and meets a guy named Errol who claims he's cupid. He wants Alice to write his story, the story of him and Psyche. First off, I'll say that I didn't know much about this story going in which is ironic because I'm such a believer in love and all things having to do with love. Alice also meets another guy Tony, aka skateboard guy. She admires him from a far through her window for a few weeks than finally bumps into him. Fate?

We are taken down the long winding road of Alice helping Errol write his story and Alice getting to know Tony. I kind of felt Errol was a jerk at first to Alice making her do what he wanted but I kind of understood since he didn't have much time left and he wanted his story written. I instantly liked Tony. I laughed out loud when he said he liked cereal too during a conversation with Alice.

I enjoyed watching Alice begin to learn how serious her mom's condition is, and how to grow up and be responsible. She was just so young trying to juggle all the problems of a household on her own and that broke my heart.

Selfors knows how to make me laugh, smile, cry for Alice, and have a good time getting to know the characters. I also liked all the other characters throughout the book.

Overall: I really liked Mad Love! It was a sweet wonderful story!

Cover: Love the cover! It's so simple but neat. I love the heart and I love the words inside it.

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1 comment:

Invention Agents said...

I love and quirky characters and original. This book should have been a home run! Unfortunately, he could not contact any of the characters or story.


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