RiYA: Review of Mad Love

07 February 2011

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title: Mad Love
author: Suzanne Seflors
stars: 4.5
review by kirthi
summary from goodreads
pages: 323
recommended: 12 +

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:
  The beginning was a little slow and...ordinary. But as I read deeper, I was just like Alice, who wanted more than anything to hear (in my case, read) more of the story. If, at first, it was lacking, then Suzanne made up for it in the unforgettable ending. Really, I'm glad that I could read such a good book after the disappointments I've encountered. My hero SUZANNE SELFORS!!! Her other two books, Coffeehouse Angel and Saving Juliet were amazing as well and they're all very unique, picking topics that are far from being cliche.

  • gripping story (the one that Errol tells)
  • the feeling of "what's going to happen?" and the feeling of wonder
  • distinct characters that leave an impact
  • not the boring, same romance story
  • so sad while staying...childishly good
  • Slow beggening
  • a sort of hanging ending that makes me wish for a sequel even though the book would be ideal as a singular book without a sequel.
 I highly recommend this book ^_^

2 thoughts:

  1. I've never read this book, but I read Coffeehouse Angel, and I must agree, it was a good book. :)

    Also, obviously you are a writer. My friend recently told me about this website for teen writers looking to get published or spread their story. It's called Inkpop.com. Feel free to check it out, it's also a great place to read other teens work, and meet people just like you, writers! :)

  2. Hi Kirthi! Thank you for the mention! :) I'm dying to read Mad Love! I'm so happy that you liked this! How I wish this is available here!


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