Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors REVIEW

Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors
Published July 21st, 2009 by Walker & Company
Format: Hardcover, 276 pages
Source: Library
Summary: From the author of Saving Juliet comes a romantic comedy that is good to the last drop. When Katrina spots a homeless guy sleeping in the alley behind her grandmother's coffee shop, she decides to leave him a cup of coffee, a bag of chocolate-covered coffee beans, and some pastries to tide him over. Little does she know that this random act of kindness is about to turn her life upside down. Because this adorable vagrant, Malcolm, is really a guardian angel on a break between missions. And he won't leave until he can reward Katrina's selflessness by fulfilling her deepest desire. Now if only she could decide what that might be...

I've gotta say, this book definitely surprised me... I didn't expect I would love this book so much. But this novel really touched me in a way that made my heart warm every time I read those touching moments... kinda like when you're drinking coffee...

Katrina is an average girl in high school, going through life like it's a routine... until she starts to learn more about Malcolm. Things start to change, in ways she never thought possible. Especially falling in love with an angel that might have feelings for her. Even though clues that Malcolm was an angel were in front of her face, Katrina still couldn't believe that Malcolm was an angel. How could she? The chances of getting to see an angel on earth are slim. Throughout the book, while you were reading you were also watching Katrina grow and mature from the beginning of the book. At the beginning, she was more of a shadow of her friends then a leader, but when she went through so many traumatic experiences it made her stronger which made her realize what she truly wanted and her ambition, and that's what made her become a great leader and problem solver. I really liked Malcolm's personality, although I suppose I was meant to, since he is an angel. He was a funny character, since he was an angel, it was hard to him to come down to earth to familiarize himself with our habits and... diet. And especially because he could get away with a lot of the things normal people couldn't.

In the beginning this didn't really spark my interests because there wasn't anything that caught my attention. A couple of chapters in, things really started to get interesting. For me, the ending was definitely unpredictable. I expected it to end with what might have been the obvious answer; angel's have to leave as soon as they're finished with their business. Then BAM! a twist! A surprising yet delightful twist! When I thought the book would end with a sad ending, I was a little sad myself, and was hoping there might be a sequel to Coffeehouse Angel. But because of the happy ending, I was content and satisfied and glad it ended the way it did.

Rating: 5/5
Cover: 5/10
First Sentence: The first time I saw him, he was lying in the alley behind my grandmother's coffeehouse.
What the Author's Up To: Goodreads//Website

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