Its day 23! Only one more day to go! I can’t believe how close we are to Christmas! Since it is Saturday it is time for another festive book review and the book we are doing today is Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracal. Let’s do this!
Just a heads up, as this is a collection of three short stories, I will be review it in my usual anthology/collection style, one small review for the whole book with a little review for each individual story.
I really liked this collection. I loved that it was only three stories as it meant that they were all a lot longer then you usually get in collections/anthologies so you felt as if you were getting the whole story. I also loved that they all three of the stories intertwined and crossed over each other. It made the whole book really interesting to read. I loved getting all these little nods to the other stories. Plus, that final scene, with everyone together, was just brilliant. I loved how light and fluffy this book was but also how funny it was. Particularly the first the two stories had me giggling right the way through. This is a brilliant little Christmas collection.
4.5 out of 5
The Jubilee Express by Maureen Johnson
I had a lot of mixed feelings about this story, but, ultimately, I liked it. It was exactly what I was expecting from this book, a light fluffy, festive romance. For the most part I really enjoyed it. there were just a few bits that I didn’t like. The main one being that this supposedly smart girl just decided to trust a random stranger and go back to his house with him. to me, that just screams stupid and dangerous, and I really don’t think that it is a good idea to put this sort of idea into books, but maybe that’s just me. Besides that, I liked the book. I thought that the characters had really good chemistry and worked really well together. I do wish that we had seen a bit more of that side of it, but I also like where it ended.
4 out of 5
A Cheertatic Christmas Miracle by John Green
I really liked this story. like the previous one, there were a few elements that I wasn’t the biggest fan of, but for the most part, I really enjoyed it. I liked that this wasn’t a massively fluffy story. it wasn’t just a bog standard festive romance, it was more of a festive adventure, with a little bit of romance thrown into it. And, personally, I really liked this. I liked that it wasn’t souly romance focused. It just made it a lot more interesting to read. I also really liked the characters in this story. the dynamic of their group worked really well, everyone felt very genuine and real, and they just generally worked really well. And they were funny. I loved the little injection of humour from the characters. I will admit that the romance was pretty obvious and felt a little bit rushed at the end, but overall, I really liked this story.
4.5 out of 5
The Patron Saint Of Pigs by Lauren Myracal
This was my least favourite story in this book, but I still liked it. I want the biggest fan of the protagonist in this story and the weird Angel, storyline, but apart from that, I liked it. like the other two it was just a really nice, fluffy story. I think the reason why I liked this one was because, a, it rounded off the Jeb storyline from the first book and, b, there was a lot of the previous couples in it and I liked that. I liked seeing this small town mingle together. Also I now want a pet pig.
4 out of 5
And there we have it. have you read this collection yet? What did you thing about it? I hope that you have enjoyed todays post and I will see you all again tomorrow for the final Blogmas post of the year.