29 December 2014

Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle

Title: Let It Snow
Author: John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle
Pages: 354
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Book Description:
Sparkling white snowdrifts, beautiful presents wrapped in ribbons, and multicolored lights glittering in the night through the falling snow. A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Well, kinda. After all, a cold and wet hike from a stranded train through the middle of nowhere would not normally end with a delicious kiss from a charming stranger. And no one would think that a trip to the Waffle House through four feet of snow would lead to love with an old friend. Or that the way back to true love begins with a painfully early morning shift at Starbucks. Thanks to three of today’s bestselling teen authors—John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle—the magic of the holidays shines on these hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses.

My Opinion:
This book was adorable and romantic and a perfect read for this holiday season. I'm not usually a romance reader but this was a great start to trying something new and I look forward to reading more from this genre! Below are 3 short reviews of each story:

The Jubilee Express by Maureen Johnson
116 pages
This was the first story in the book. I thought it was a fabulous start to the novel. I loved the characters and I liked the mystery behind Stuart. Considering there wasn't much space for mystery and intensity (because it was only a short story) I think the author did a great job of keeping me hooked! I found it a little predictable but I realise that with romances there isn't much space to expand and be unique, especially in a limited amount of pages!

A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle by John Green
90 pages
In all honesty, John Green's contribution was the main reason I picked this book up. This was my favourite short story out of the three because it was humorous and light-hearted. I loved the characters and was so happy at the ending! It was a little tense at scenes but I enjoyed that because it made me want to keep reading. This story was similarly predictable but that is canceled out by the awesome plot.

The Patron Saint of Pigs by Lauren Myracle
137 pagesI really liked the final story to the collection. By the title, I was unsure of what to expect but then I found it was sad and funny and all round wonderful! It had a really unexpected ending and it was a really creative way of connecting the dots and linking the stories together. When I was reading the second story I saw how it linked with the first story and I thought it was so lovely how they all connected at the end. It did get a little bit confusing with all of the characters but it was done really well so I can't complain :)

Overall all the short stories in this novel were really well written and creative. I loved each of the short stories and would definitely recommend it if you're looking to get into the festive spirit!

Favourite Quotes:

No one is perfect, behind every facade of perfection is a writhing mess of subterfuge and secret sorrows


I knew it was beautiful but knowing something is beautiful and caring about it are two very different things


It's not what the universe gives us that matters. It's what we give the universe


I may have been a complete lunatic, but I was a complete lunatic with manners


Christmas is never over, unless you want it to be... Christmas is a state of mind

Rating ★ 
5 out of 5 stars

  Next book I'm going to review:
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater