The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre

Category: Book
By (author): Talley, Robin
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Performing Arts / Theater & Musicals
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Audience: young adult
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: December 2020
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in x 1.41in

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

Perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Nina LaCour, this #ownvoices romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Robin Talley has something for everyone: backstage rendezvous, deadly props, and a seemingly insurmountable obstacle to True Love.

Melody McIntyre, stage manager extraordinaire, has a plan for everything.

What she doesn't have? Success with love. Every time she falls for someone during a school performance, both the romance and the show end in catastrophe. So, Mel swears off any entanglements until their upcoming production of Les Mis is over.

Of course, Mel didn't count on Odile Rose, rising star in the acting world, auditioning for the spring performance. And she definitely didn't expect Odile to be sweet and funny, and care as much about the play's success as Mel.

Which means that Melody McIntyre's only plan now is trying desperately not to fall in love.

Review Quote*Praise for AS I DESCENDED: "... A devastating marriage of the stunningly unexpected with the maddeningly inevitable. This adaptation's bewitching intrigues and enthralling deceptions will whet the daggers of any reader's mind."
Review Quote*"Talley creates a dark and twisted gothic boarding school setting replete with vengeful spirits, drugs, and suicide in this Shakespeare-inspired tragedy… that lulls readers into a false sense of security while setting them up for the next chilling event."
Review Quote*"An intriguing, appropriately atmospheric take on one of Shakespeare's most spine-tingling plays."
Review Quote*"Those familiar with the source material will not be surprised at how the story plays out, but knowing the eventual outcomes does not diminish Talley's dark tale about fate and ambition… Highly recommended."
Review Quote*"Fans of horror will find that Talley comes up with some genuinely creepy scares, and her Shakespeare-inspired story is solid and compelling."
Review Quote*Praise for PULP: Talley, already accomplished at weaving historical detail into engaging narratives, pulls off an expansive story encompassing a host of characters ... A sweeping, engrossing drama full of important moments. Recommended for all library collections.
Review Quote*Not many YA novels contain one lesbian romance, let alone four, but Talley's newest pulls it off, while creatively
Review Quote*The superlative pacing will hook readers. ... Suspenseful parallel lesbian love stories deftly illuminate important events in LGBTQ history.
Review Quote*This ambitious novel is startlingly original.