Today is my stop on the blog tour for this fantastic book, published last week. Thank you to Piatkus for my copy and Rachel at rararesources for inviting me.
The Love Delusion
LOVE IS . . . A MYTH?
That’s the belief of Frida McKenzie, devoted member of The Love Delusion movement, determined to cure humans of our ridiculous obsession with love.
But there’s something she’s forgotten…
When Frida finds a mysterious picture of herself with a man she barely knows, the certainties she has about her world begin to unravel.
What are the sinister roots of the cult that seems to have gripped humanity? Why can’t she remember anything about her life before – including the strange(ly attractive) man in that picture? And just when exactly did she take up fantasy role play?
As a battle approaches that’s been millennia in the making, it’s beginning to look like there’s only one question that really matters: if love conquers all, what happens when it’s gone?
My Review **** 4 stars Not sure what I was expecting but it is was a pleasant surprise and not something I had read before. I was a little disappointed to learn that this is the second book in a series but it didn’t make a jot of difference because it was so easy to fall into. The prologue grabbed me straight away and I was excited to read more. I was taking it all very seriously and was questioning the whole movement and ideology. The whole Darwin comparison and the back story of the movement, cult whatever you want to call it is very compelling and very believable, it is interesting and intelligent writing opening up the whole debate on beliefs. The story is told from Frida’s p.o.v and is witty, heartwarming and tragic. She is a complicated, diverse, well rounded and beautiful character with lots of depth. A fantastic fantasy love story because ultimately that is what this is with lots of mythology, magic, suspense, mystery and adventure. I loved it.
About The Author
Nicola was born and lives in Manchester. She has a Master’s degree in English Literature and has spent more time immersed in the works of Philip Larkin than is strictly healthy. Her inspirations are Stephen King, Tina Fey and Joss Whedon and as such she’s a big fan of the funny – both ha ha and peculiar. Her debut, The Gods of Love, was shortlisted for The Writers’ Guild Best first novel. The Love Delusion is the companion novel. As well as writing novels, she works as a creativity coach and has written a non-fiction book for aspiring writers, Seven Creative Gremlins. For more about Nicola visit http://www.nicolamostyn.com
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