Mad Love

Mad Love

by Suzanne Selfors
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kittydanza More than 1 year ago
MAD LOVE, by Suzanne Selfors, is an adorable story about a girl who is shut down from the world until a little help from a non-stereotypical Cupid enters her life. When I was first offered to read this, I read through the synopsis and I thought it was a fresh idea and wanted to give it a shot. Well, after reading I know I got a lot more than I expected. I had no idea that I would get so attached to these characters. Selfors made her characters have many layers and each chapter brought something new about them. I loved (loved!) Alice as the MC. She is a strong teenage female character, but her emotional flaws concerning her personal life and her mother made her very real. The strange dynamic between Alice, Tony, and Errol was interesting to say the least. Each of the male roles was clearly defined in Alice's life, but they were always stepping on each others toes. The mythology of Cupid and Psyche was right up my alley. I love Greek mythology and the inclusion of that in the book made me love it even more. Errol set out to have the greatest love story written and as the story unfolded I truly think it was. Selfors brought the idea of Cupid to life in hot-teenage boy form and I applaud her for the creativity. The way his arrows brought about passionate love was hilarious and ingenious to say the least. And the antidote was equally amusing. Behind the romance, a few mental issues were approached in some of the characters. Alice's mother's mental illness was an important part of molding Alice into the girl she is. Her ability to grow up so quickly showed a lot of strength for such a young girl. And Alice's summer-neighbor Realm battled an eating disorder that others just put off as being angsty. Although the illnesses weren't the main focus of the story, the powerfulness of these diseases added another layer to the characters and story. Overall, such a great book! This book has romance and love in many different ways. If you are looking for a little bit of mythology and cute boys, this is the book for you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant get enghoph of this book!! I have read it countless times and i think that you should get it!!!!:) i also think that you will like the book called saving juliet
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may I recommend that you put this book out for the next free Friday deal!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't read this book but I still have something to say to #6 or something. Suzane Selfors is an amazing auther. The Smells Like... series are some of the best books i have ever read!-Georgia Byng and Suzane Selfor's #1 fan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this book to a lot of people! I will admit, I was a little on edge about whether to buy it or not but I was glad I did! I'm looking to reading more of Suzanne Selfors books like this particular one. Like I stated, I would highly recommend this book! BUY IT!!!!! 5 star worthy!
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TMBreck More than 1 year ago
I couldn't give this story 5 stars because I think it could do with some fleshing out of both the main story and the side stories, but I had to give it a 4 because it shows a tragic love, a new love, and an enduring and painful love, and shows all three in a very beautiful way. The one that really got to me, though, was the love between Alice and her mother. We really don't get to see them together until the end when Alice really begins to understand that, though her mother and her love is not perfect, it's still very real. I also enjoyed how it had Alice struggling to maintain her world while not painting her as a tragic martyr. If the writer had portrayed her that way, I don't think the story would have been half as touching nor Alice even a fraction as likeable.
GHott More than 1 year ago
Even though this book is written in first person, it was really easy for me to read. Usually it takes me a while but I was hooked on the first page. Who wouldn't be - a sixteen year old is lying and trying to keep a secret from everyone. Shocking, right? I really liked that at sixteen, Alice has never been 'into' guys. To me that makes it a wonderful thing for teen readers because they'll know it's okay to not want to be with a guy until it's time. I really enjoyed the glimpses into Cupid's life and his story with Psyche it really made this. If it hadn't been there I would constantly have been wondering. This was really cute - not uproariously funny - but a fun book to read! ** I also want to give some kudos to the author for managing to take a serious illness and create a humorous book without taking away from the illness or making light of it.
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Lauren817 More than 1 year ago
Last year, Suzanne Selfors' heart-warming Coffeehouse Angel managed to work its way into my heart with its quirky characters and sweet romance, and this year, Mad Love has done the same, because not only is Mad Love funny and well-written but it contains a lot of heart and real-life scenarios. Ones that I'm sure many will end up appreciating. Mad Love tells the story of Alice Amorous, the daughter of the acclaimed Queen of Romance. As the daughter of the Queen of Romance, Alice has enjoyed many perks to her mothers fame, though under it all lays some deep dark secrets that Alice and her mom can't beer to admit- secrets that have now left Alice all alone with her mother's next book deadline lying right in front of her. Though, everything changes when Errol works his way into Alice's life. Errol is like no one Alice has meet before. For one, he claims he's cupid, and because of it begs Alice to write his life story. Will Alice write his story? Is Errol truly cupid? Will Alice and her mom get their happy endings? Only time will tell in this fast-paced book of one girl's quest for love and happiness in one of Seattle's biggest warm spells. One of the things I enjoyed most about this book were the characters, Alice to be exact. Alice is someone I feel many will come to love as much (if not more than) I did. She's sweet, trustworthy, and a girl who has her friends and family's backs no matter what. And most importantly, she always seemed like a real teenage girl to me because she had problems, though managed to deal with them. Sure she could have hid in her apartment when her mom was hospitalized for mental illness, but no, she held her own and tried to solve it, leaving me to know this is one girl I would want on my side if she was real. I also loved her relationship with Errol. Errol was someone who I adored because he was yet another person who could have been extremely negatives but instead was positive and installed hope and love into Alice's life. Also, he way very funny at times. Lastly, loved the side characters such as Mrs. Bobot, Realm, and Tony, because all brought something great to the table. Adding to the plot of Mad Love was also very enjoyable. I really liked how while it was lighthearted it was also serious at the same time, which left it to have the perfect balance of each. Furthermore, I loved how Ms. Selfors brought to life the myth of cupid and tied into Mad Love in such a perfect and intriguing way. In all, Mad Love is yet another fantastic attempt by Suzanne Selfors. It's funny, adorable read. One I can't wait but to suggest to others come its release. Grade: A+
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Emily Greenway More than 1 year ago
This was one of the the best books I've ever read! Perfect!
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