Let It Snow

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How did I get it?:
I bought it!

Synopsis:

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 – brings all the magic of holidays to life in three hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and kisses that will steal your breath away.

Thoughts:

I’ve seen this book about so much, I felt like I should get to it! The only author that I’ve read before is John Green. I like John Green but I don’t seem to love him as much as everyone else does. Still, I was intrigued by this collection of short stories, perfect for the Christmas season. If you’re not a fan of short stories, don’t be put off. They’re not too short. The action takes place in the same small town, with some recurring characters and links between the stories.

Maureen Johnson’s story is first up, The Jubilee Express. This was my favourite stories in the collection and I think I’m going to have to check out more of Maureen Johnson’s work. Our narrator Jubilee is forced to miss her boyfriend’s Christmas smorgasboard. She’s sent to stay with her grandparents when her parents are arrested in a shopping riot. Jubiliee finds herself stranded in Gracetown on a train in a carriage full of cheerleaders. It’s completely over the top, but well written and witty. I’ll read more from Maureen Johnson.

The second story is John Green’s A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle. I have seen many people list this as their favourite story, but for me, it didn’t overly stand out. Tobin and his friends brave the blizzard to be with the cheerleaders from the previous story.

Lauren Myracle’s story, The Patron Saint of Pigs, finishes the story. I didn’t find Addie, the character in the story very likeable. She’s recently split with her boyfriend, who appears in the previous two stories. She’s about to learn an important life lesson with a help from an older lady.

Let It Snow is an enjoyable, easy to read, seasonable book. I’d definitely recommend it to get into the Christmas spirit.

Would I recommend it?:
Yes!

Reading next:
Vain- Fisher Amelie

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11 thoughts on “Let It Snow

  1. I have to agree with you. I do not love John Green as much as everyone else. It’s just me, I guess but having read Paper Towns and The Fault In Our Stars even, I feel a little underwhelmed. Maybe it’s my age 😉 I might try this book though. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  2. I was planning to read this one before Christmas but well, that idea went out the window haha. Maybe next year? I definitely want to though because I’ve heard so many amazing things about it. And I hope you like Vain! It’s one of my favourite books ever!

  3. I loved thisbook so much! I’ll be reviewing it soon since I finished it yesterday, it only took me two days! The ending was especially great when it all linked back. Great review 🙂

  4. I bought this on Christmas Eve, but have given it a miss this year. I am actually saving it for this time next year (or a bit earlier) to get me into the Christmas spirit 😀
    I know what you mean about John Green. I have read three of his books. Two were okay, and one was really good, I admit. But I am just not as obsessed as everyone seems to be around the blogsphere! I haven’t read Myracle or Johnson before, so I look forward to reading them (even though I’ll probably read this book a year from now, haha!).
    If you want to read a cutesie Christmas story, I’d suggest Ex-Mas by Kate Brian. I read it this Christmas, and it was pretty adorable!

    • It definitely gets you in the Christmas spirit. I’m going to add Ex-Mas to my TBR for next year!
      I’m so glad I’m not the only one that isn’t blown away by John Green. I was beginning to think I was the only one out there. It’s not that I don’t think he’s a good writer, he is, I just don’t get the love as much as most of the blogosphere!

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