9 December 2012

Book Review: Love Sucks by Sage Collins

Format: e-arc
Publishers Musa Publishing
Published: 27th April 2012
Pages: 258
Main Characters: Mailee, Eric, Logan
Date Started: 27th November 2012
Date Finished: 6th December 2012
Rating Given:

Blurb from Goodreads:

Mailee Jones is about to answer the age old question: "How much love would a love sucker suck if a love sucker fell in love?"

Mailee is a Haustrix, an otherwise normal girl with a demon gene that causes her to consume love from any human she touches. Afraid of draining anyone completely, she's been leading an isolated life, relying on Eric, a hunky lust-draining Haustor and the only person she can safely touch. She's content to avoid humans for all but the quickest possible hand-brushes with the dreaded cheerleaders to keep from starving.

Until she meets Logan, a diabetic who is the first human to understand Mailee's anguish over her diet. But growing close to him means risking his love for her. Mailee's convinced it's time to do something--anything--to become human. But the only antidote requires her to release and be systematically infected by demons representing each of the Seven Deadly Sins. Sloth and Pride? Okay, fine, but sins like Wrath and Envy aren't so easy, as proven when possessed-Mailee punches the cheerleader who's making eyes at Eric. Can she honestly get through all the sins?

Not to mention this new issue--is she interested in Eric instead? Because if she turns human, she'll lose him. Forever.


When looking through the books from Musa Publishing this one kind of stuck out as it sounded interesting and different so I thought I would give it a try and I'm glad I did as it was an enjoyable read.

The cover is very eye catching which made me want to read this book. I love the heart and the hand in the image as it symbolizes what the story is about. I also love the different font of the title as it looks effective.

When I first started this book I thought it was a bit cheesy which I thought I wasn't going to like but in the end it grew on me. It is similar to the vampire books that are out there but this story isn't about vampires it's about a girl who can't even touch anyone and if she does she sucks the love from them these are called Haustor. There wasn't much action in this book which I would have liked a bit of action but there was other things that made up for this. I love the whole idea of using sins in a book it was fun to see how they would effect her and it did add much needed drama to the story. The ending I wasn't too sure about as it seemed a bit rushed and unbelievable. Throughout the story it was saying that once you have the love sucked out of you it doesn't come back and for most that was the case but somehow there was someone who wasn't with the most it just didn't make sense to me.

Mailee's character was sweet for the most part but when she was infected by the sins I found she was a much stronger and funny character. She did annoy me at times too as I just wanted to shake her and tell to open her eyes. Eric I liked he was always looking out for Mailee. Logan was very similar to Eric only he had diabetes making him even more endearing. I didn't think any of the relationships/friendships was that believable which was a bit annoying.

Overall a sweet but cheesy novel that had me laughing for most of the book. I am looking forward to reading more from Sage Collins.