Sunday, December 19, 2010

ARC Review: Mad Love

Mad Love by Suzanne Selfors
Published by Walker Books
Genre: YA
$16.99 (US hardback)
320 pages
Release date: Jan 4, 2011

What it's about:
As the daughter of the best-selling Queen of Romance, life for sixteen-year-old Alice Amorous has been pretty good. But ever since her mother was secretly hospitalized for mental illness. Alice has been forced to maintain a brave front, answering fan letters, forging her mother's signature, telling the publisher that all is well. Now 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. he insists that Alice must write about the greatest love story in history, his tragic relationship with Psyche. only Alice doesn't believe in Cupid, and she really wants to focus on her own love life and her new boyfriend, Tony. But when she begins to hear Errol's voice in her head, and sees things she can't explain, Alice must face the truth--that she's either inherited her mother's madness, or that Errol is really the god of love.

My thoughts:
I always enjoy reading Suzanne Selfors books. Every time I pick one of her books up, I know that it's going to be really cute, fun, and have a happy ending.

For the most part, I really liked the characters. Poor Alice had so much she had to deal with, yet she was still very much a teenager. She does things such as making sure to stand by her window every morning so she could see a cute boy pass by. What is more teenage girl than that? I could really connect to her and all I wanted to do through the whole book was give her a big hug and tell her everything would be okay. The one character I didn't care for much was Errol. There was just something I didn't like about him. I was hoping he'd be a little more like Malcolm (from Coffeehouse Angel) but instead he was this cranky guy. By the end of the book though, I did find myself liking him more. It just wasn't an instant thing. 

 If you are a fan of any of Suzanne Selfors other books, I'd definitely recommend Mad Love. It has the same tone and feel as her others. She is an author that if she wrote a book and didn't put her name on it, I'd still know it was one of hers. If you haven't read any of her books, I probably wouldn't start out with this one, but I'd still say read it.
While Mad Love isn't all rainbows and sunshine, it still has it's moments and it wouldn't be a Suzanne Selfors book if it didn't leave off at a happy moment.

My rating: 9/10 


  1. This one sounds really cute and fun. I don't think I've yet to read a Suzanne Selfors novel. Must get on it.

  2. This sounds so good! I've never read her books before but now I'll definitely pick this one up. Can't wait.


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