Thursday, February 17, 2011
by Suzanne Selfors
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published January 4th 2011 by Walker Books for Young Readers
Placement in the Pile: Reaching New Heights
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. But Alice doesn't believe in Cupid...
I was really excited to get on this blog tour. The story sounded interesting. Not something I normally love, but I was willing to give it a try as a good Valentine's day read. What I was presented with was a lovable cast of characters that were witty, funny and frustrating in their own rights, a story that reads smoothly, so much so that in the end, you may just start believing in Cupid's story.
One of the great things about this book is how real it is, even with the mythological element of Cupid. Yes, he's in the book, and a big part of the book. But it is more a book about family, friendship and love -- all kinds of love.
There is one thing I wish had been explained a little more, and I have my theories, but this book really is worth reading.