Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Let it Snow: Three Holiday Romances by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle

Today is my very first buddy review with Amy from My Friend Amy. We actually read the book in 2009, but were a bit slow in writing up the review. I have the first part and Amy has the second part on her blog. Enjoy!
The weather outside is frightful, but these stories are delightful! When a huge blizzard (that doesn't show signs of stopping) hits, Gracetown is completely snowed in. But even though it's cold outside, things are heating up inside, proving that the holiday season is magical when it comes to love. In three wonderfully (and hilariously!) interconnected tales, YA stars John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson create a must-have collection that captures all the spirit of the holiday season.
Amy: First of all thanks so much for reading a holiday book with me! Actually, this is my favorite kind of holiday read...feel good Christmas romance :)

I thought this read was very fun and it was my first exposure to these authors.. Have you read them before?

Kelly: I don't read a lot of romance, but when I do this is perfect for me! I am so glad we decided to read it together.

I read all three of John Green's novels this year and enjoyed all three of them. He is a very gifted author. I have read most of his short stories, too, so I can safely recommend him. You should read him! Maureen Johnson I am still relatively new with. I have only read book by her, Devilish, but she is a fun author that I would like to read more from. I have never even heard of Lauren Myracle before, but this was a good introduction to her work. That is the main reason I like short stories anthologies. It is an easy way to discover new authors.

My favourite part of this anthology was even though they were short stories, they were all connected. What did you think about that?

Amy: Yeah I actually have been wanting to read John Green and Maureen Johnson for some time and recently got Lauren Myracle's book at the bargain book store. (sorry Lauren!) I will read more of them all because I thought the writing was really engaging. I also loved the way they were interconnected and while that's a favorite feature of Christmas romance anthologies, I felt like they were a lot more connected in this book than probably any other I've read. Did you have a favorite story?

Kelly: Not really actually. I was surprised by that, but I actually really enjoyed all three of them. They were written really well and I enjoyed the characters. I felt that even though they were short stories you still got to know them and relate to them by the end of them. I think a lot of that was because technically they were one story, but just told from different perspectives. I liked how all the stories had happy endings. There really is nothing worse than a tragic ending to a Christmas story. I want them to be nice... That's just me, though. What about you?

Amy: ha, Yes at Christmas I like hopeful sweet endings. I felt like this book was pure fun, really like I said before the perfect Christmas read. I think if I had a favorite it was A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle because I was impressed with the humor. I thought it was funny how in Lauren Myracle's story, the character Addie said she was intimidated by Tobin and his friends because they were really clever. That is probably EXACTLY how I would feel about those people. :) I have to say, living in Southern California, it was super fun to read about a big snowstorm like that. Probably not so much for you, huh? ;)

Head on over to Amy's blog to read the second half!


  1. I haven't read any of these authors before. I keep on meaning to get to both John Green and Maureen Johnson. One day.

  2. I've read several reviews lately where people didn't like this book, so I'm glad ot see a positive one. I got this too late to read for Christmas, but plan to read it next December.

  3. My secret santa swapper got me this book...can't wait to read it!

  4. Oh, Amanda, it's good any time of the year (I read it last July!). And Kelly, you ought to read Bermudez Triangle by MJ. Or Girl at Sea. Or any of hers, really. Sure, she's romance, but she's not exactly typical.

    I haven't read anything else by Lauren Myracle, though...

  5. I always enjoy reading your buddy reviews!


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