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. Synopsis from Goodreads
Let It Snow features three short stories set on Christmas Eve, all in the same town on the night of a terrible snow storm. As there were three stories by three different authors, I will review them separately.
I liked the main character, though she could be annoyingly stubborn at times. She had a great sense of humour, which had me laughing at some points. I also enjoyed the love interest. The romance was definitely the cutest.
I loved how the plot had some unexpected things happen, so it wasn't too easy to predict what was going to happen (except with the direction of the romance).
At some points though, it did seem to drag on for me and got a little boring.
I disliked all the characters. Especially the main character. Maybe if I'd seen the characters develop a little over the tale I would have liked it a bit better - but I didn't.
I also felt like I really didn't get to know the love interest well enough at all to make the romance enjoyable. It was just boring.
I didn't even care for the storyline (three
This story was another that I didn't really care for. I did actually read the whole of this one properly though, so that's something.
As with the previous story, I didn't like any of the characters - especially the main character! She was the most annoying person from the entire book (which did amuse me for the first few pages, but after that I couldn't stand it). She was also extremely overdramatic and self centred. The character development for her was a bit of a joke and could have been done so much better - if it had been, maybe I would have been able to forgive how annoying she was.
The plot wasn't so bad, but was pretty predictable. Though I did enjoy the pig aspect.
This story had the benefit of tying all three tales together, and I love when that happens, so it gets extra points for that - even if it was a little cheesy!
So overall, this book gets 2 stars from me. It's disappointing that it went downhill from the start. Maybe it would make a good Christmas movie though!
Have you read this book? Do you have any Christmas book recommendations for me (please)?