Today I’m reviewing something a little different. What if the society we knew was drastically changed, love was dismissed as a myth and single people were seen as more valuable than couples and those with children? It’s in intriguing premise which is what caught my attention so find out what I thought below. Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for having me on the tour and sending me a copy of the book to review.
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: I was drawn to this book because of its unusual premise. Society works on the assumption of love, hence Valentine’s Day, so what would it be like living in a society where love is seen as a myth by many people.
The characters were interesting, they weren’t the usual characters you get in books but mostly could be related to even if I didn’t agree with what they said/did/believed. As the story is set the UK the setting is familiar but also unfamiliar because the story is set in a society so different from the current one. Although the book works on its own I think you may get more from it if you’ve read the book prior to this one and are more familiar with the characters. As I said though, it does work without that previous knowledge as the story is so engrossing and such an unusual adventure that you don’t really notice if you’re missing any prior information because of the position the main characters are in at the beginning of the book.
The adventure that Frida and Dan go on, is quite unusual and a bit surreal but also grips you and keeps you reading. I’ve found this review quite tricky to write because there are so many elements to the story but if you like quirky and unusual this is definitely worth having a look at.
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
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