Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Review: Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson & Lauren Myracle

Title: Let it Snow
Author:  John Green, Maureen Johnson & Lauren Myracle
Publisher: Penguin
Rating: 4/5 Stars


An ill-timed storm on Christmas Eve buries the residents of Gracetown under multiple feet of snow and causes quite a bit of chaos. One brave soul ventures out into the storm from her stranded train and sets off a chain of events that will change quite a few lives. Over the next three days one girl takes a risky shortcut with an adorable stranger, three friends set out to win a race to the Waffle House (and the hash brown spoils), and the fate of a teacup pig falls into the hands of a lovesick barista.

A trio of today's bestselling authors - John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle - bring all the magic of the holidays to life in three hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and kisses that will steal your breath away.
(From Goodreads)

Source: I own a copy.

This was another book that was recommended for me to read around Christmas. (I mean, it's pretty obvious really; with the snowflakes on the cover).

I haven't read a book by Maureen Johnson or Lauren Myracle before, so I went into their stories blind of their writing. 

I've only read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I absolutely loved it, so I was excited. Although, I did hear his Christmas story was a let-down. 

The Jubilee Express by Maureen Johnson has short chapters. It's written from Jubilee's perspective. 

Jubilee is a great main character. Noah I absolutely hated. He didn't deserve Jubileee one bit. 
I had doubts about Stuart at first, but in the end he was a genuine person.

The story was good, and it made me want to continue. Although, I did want to see more of Jeb as I liked his character. 

I absolutely LOVED Maureen Johnson's story. It was so PERFECT and FULL OF SWOON. Just what you want for the festive period. If I had to rate that on its own, I'd give it five out of five stars.

Cheertastic Xmas Myracle by John Green was a bit of a disappointment. After reading Maureen's story...this was nothing compared to that. 

I just didn't connect with it.

I did like the character Tobin and Duke though. They're both cool and are cute together. 

It honestly could've been better.

The Patron Saint of Pigs by Lauren Myracle was a good story.

I liked the character Addie. At first I hated her as she craves attention, but she ends up changing for the better. 

Jeb was in this story! I enjoyed that, haha. 

All the chapters end with cliffhangers. 

It was nice to read around Christmas. 

Overall I gave the book a four out of five stars.

I hope you have enjoyed this review.

Happy reading =)


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