Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers
Release Date: January 4, 2011
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.
Mad Love wasn't quite what I was expecting. It wasn't as light and fluffy as I thought it would be. I did enjoy it, though. It was just different.
I felt sorry for Alice. Not only dealing with a bipolar mother she now has to worry about paying her mother's hospital bills. Though I did feel sorry for her, she bothered me a lot. She was selfish most times, but that's understandable with what she was going through.
One thing I didn't understand was why Alice didn't accept Errol's offer at first when she needed a story to write. It would have gone a lot better and smoother if she had.
As it was, the book was a tad slow at times. I just wanted to get on with it. I also found the ending a little depressing.
I think I would have enjoyed Mad Love more if I knew what I was getting into. It wasn't bad, but I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would.