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by Stephanie Perkins (Goodreads Author), Rainbow Rowell (Goodreads Author) , David Levithan (Goodreads Author) , Holly Black (Goodreads Author) , Kelly Link , Gayle Forman (Goodreads Author) , Myra McEntire (Goodreads Author) , Kiersten White (Goodreads Author) , more…Mathew de la Pena , Jenny Han (Goodreads Author) , Ally Carter (Goodreads Author) , Laini Taylor (Goodreads Author) …less
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Giveaway dates: Dec 11 - Dec 18, 2017
Countries available: US
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Midnights by Rainbow Rowell: 4/5
The Lady and The Fox by Kelly Link: 1/5
Angels In The Snow by Matt de la Peña: 3/5
Polaris Is Where You’ll Find Me by Jenny Han: 5/5 (loved how quirky this one was!)
It’s a Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown by Stephanie Perkins: 4/5
Your Temporary Santa by David Levithan: 3/5
Krampuslauf by Holly Black: 1/5 (skimmed this one -_-)
What The Hell Have You Done, Sophie Roth? by Gayle Forman: 5/5
Beer Buckets and Baby Jesus by Myra McEntire: 1/ ...more
Then if you'd asked me what kind of short story collection I'd like to have ...more
*time to enjoy*
So about a month ago Stephanie tweeted this
So obviously when I saw the cover and the couples I started searching for Zuzana and Mik... but then I stumbled upon this
Wait, is that..? No, it can't be.. Can it?
But it's THEM. IT'S ZIRI AND LIRAZ
IT'S LUCKY ZIRI AND BADASS LIRAZ . IT HAS TO BE.
And now ...more
My individual ratings:
Midnights by Rainbow Rowell: 5/5
The Lady and the Fox by Kelly Link: 1/5 (couldn't even finish it)
Angels in the Snow by Matt de la Pena: 4.5/5
Polaris is Where You'll Find Me by Jenny Han: 4/5
It's a Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown by Stephanie Perkins: 5/5
Your Temporary Santa by David Levithan: 3/5
Krampuslauf by Holly Black: 2/5
What the Hell Have You Done, Sophie Roth? by Gayle Forman: 5/5
Beer Buckets and Baby Jesus by Myra McEntire: 3/5
Welcome to Chris ...more
"Midnights" by Rainbow Rowell: 5 stars
So cute and adorable. Rainbow is the main reason I wanted to read this book.
"The Lady and the Fox" by Kelly Link: 4 stars
I really liked this story! It was intriguing and beautiful, but it also was a little confusing...
"Angels in the Snow" by Matt de la Peña: 3.5 stars
This was cute and a little sad, there was a part when I wanted to cry.
"Polaris is where you'll find me" by Jenny Han: 4.5 stars
I lo ...more
Below I've listed my individual star ratings:
*****Midnights by Rainbow Rowell: 5/5 LOVED this!
*The Lady and the Fox by Kelly Link: 1/5 This was so weird and random. Especially after reading Midnights.
**** Angels in the Snow by Matt de la Pena: 4/5 KITTY! This was good. I ...more
3,6/5 stars (average rating of all 12 short stories)
So while Laini Taylor's short story was stunningly beautiful and magical, there were others that really surprised me as well.
I've never read anything by Matt de la Pena and I must say I really loved Angels in the Snow. Same thing applies to Welcome to Christmas, CA by Kiersten White.
Of course, a ...more
I'm going to try to read a short story a week for 12 weeks, I will update this review everytime I read a new one.
If you want me to read a specific short story in this collection please ask me in the comments, if not I will continue to choose them randomly.
week 1 - What The Hell Have You Done, Sophie Roth? by Gayle Forman .
I've never read a book by Gayle Forman before (what a shame, I know)! This was a great way to start this collection. I really liked the writing style (even thoug ...more
So I'd give the whole thing 4 stars because some of the stories were hit or miss, but here's the breakdown of my reaction to each:
1. Midnights by Rainbow Rowell: 3 stars - It's cute, but nothing memorable.
2. The Lady and the Fox by Kelly Link: 3 stars - WHAT is going on here. Seriously. It was har ...more
4/5* Midnight by Rainbow Rowell: This is legitally the definition of cuteness. Honestly, Rainbow Rowell has done it again!
2/5* The Lady and the Fox by Kelly Link: Umm... This is an example of meh! This story may not be a nicely convenient read for me. The characters are confusin ...more
1. Midnight by Rainbow Rowell: 4/5
2. The Lady and the Fox by Kelly Link: 3/5
3. Angels in the Snow by Matt De La Pena: 1/5
4. Polaris is Where You'll Find Me by Jenny Han: 3.5/5
5. It's a Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown by Stephanie Perkins: 3/5
6. Your Temporary Santa by David Leviathan: 2.5/5
7. Krampuslauf by Holly Black: 2/5
8. What the Hell Have You Done, Sophie Roth? by Gayle Forman: 2/5
9. Beer Buckets and Baby Jesus by Myra McEntire: 3/5
10. Welcome to Christmas, CA by Kiersten White: 3. ...more
"Midnights" by Rainbow Rowell
Short, sweet, and super adorable! I also really loved the story structure. It was a really good way to establish the history between these characters in such a short story. Really, really liked it, but then again this is Rainbow Rowell so I'm not too surprised.
"Polaris is Where You'll Find Me" by Jenny Han
Way too short and open-ended. I know that it's a short st ...more
Give me the cheese, give me ALL the cheese!!!
This is my second time reading the adorable twelve story anthology and I really did love it (even if some of the stories lacked.
Let’s run through them quickly:
- It’s written by Rainbow Rowell, so I’m already trash
- It’s fricken adorable
- I loved it then, I loved it now
The Lady and the Fox 1/5
- Goodness this one was looooooooong
- Hella b ...more
Over all I think this book is really a fantastic Holiday read, I'm a huge fan of how it incorporated different Holidays and traditions, not just focusing solely on Christmas. I generally really enjoyed the stories, I found the contemporaries to be more enjoyable than any of the fantastical stories. With each story being only around 30 pages it was difficult to understand and get into any of the concepts that weren't straight contemporary. I ha ...more
I think the only negative aspect of this anthology is that the subject matter of it (winter holiday romances) is too narrow, or maybe most of the authors decided not to strain themselves and stuck to the most straight-forward interpretation of this theme. What I mean is, almost ALL of the stories in this book follow a very predictable pattern – contemporary, Christmas/New Year, someone’s parent is dead/sick/emotionally unavailab ...more
Then came Ally Carter's story and that's when things started falling apart. This story was highly unrealistic in ...more
First off this book is gorgeous! I had to get the UK Edition and I love it so much!
1. Midnights ~ Rainbow Rowell ~ 5/5
I wasn't sure I would like this story as it only takes place on New Years Eve from 2011 - 2014. Mags first met Noel on New Year's Eve 2011 where she saved him an allergic reaction from not eating snacks with nuts in them. And they became best friends. But every New's Years Eve from there on she wants to be the one to kiss Noel but he's always kissing another girl.... until 2014 - ...more
Buddy read with a ton of awesome people :3
Dec. 20, day one:
Midnights by Rainbow Rowell: 4.5 stars
“You're a kaleidoscope, you change every time I look away.”
The cuteness, guys. Rainbow Rowell is the queen of this kind of story: simple and cute, but unique. She creates good characters in 24 pages, making you melt and truly feel for them. Mags, sweet, shy Mags that feels lonely and lost every New Year's eve, and Noel, so obvious in his emotions, that after some months away wants to be ...more
2.5/5 stars for Midnights by Rainbow Rowell
This was sweet and I loved Ned's eccentricity but the ending was SO dramatic and there was nothing memorable or original about it.
4/5 stars for The Lady and the Fox by Kelly Link
This had an Alice in Wonderland or Narnia vibe to it. This begins in a typical contemporary romance format but quickly diverges from the expected to mysterious and mystical territory. One star lost for the rushed ending.
3.75/5 stars for Angels in the Snow ...more
Last year in January (2015) I made a plan to read one short story per month from this anthology/collection/book-thingy (seeing as there were 12 stories and I thought that would be cool (it's really not)) And, like most of my other plans, it totally failed. So here I am in January 2016 reading my way through the last bunch of stories all in one go because damn, this book has been sitting on my bedside table for long enough. Anyway, I ended up loving some of th ...more
MIDNIGHTS BY RAINBOW ROWELL
I loved the story. It's cute, and simple. And a great beginning to this journey of 12 stories. I can't wait to read them.
THE LADY AND THE FOX BY KELLY LINK
I loved the story. But the writing was too depressing and confusing. I didn't like the characters much either. 2 stars for the story.
THE ANGELS IN THE SNOW BY MATT DE LA PENA
I'm pretty sure if one thing after reading this story. I am reading more books by this auth ...more
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