Author: Rainbow Rowell

Book Review: My True Love Gave to Me by Various

Posted November 9, 2015 by Kara in book review, Kara / 3 Comments
Book Review: My True Love Gave to Me by Various

This is a great story collection! Some stories were better than others. and my ratings ran from high to low, but there is definitely something here for everyone. Some of the stories put you in the mood for Christmas more than others, and there were a couple that didn’t even really feel like holiday stories. But regardless of all that, this is an anthology that’s definitely worth reading. It helps to read it near the holidays, but I wouldn’t say it’s necessary. Individual ratings and short reviews for each story follow. Midnights by Rainbow Rowell 5 Stars – Honestly, this was more »

Book Review: My True Love Gave to Me

Posted February 1, 2015 by Lyn Kaye in book review, Lyn / 3 Comments
Book Review: My True Love Gave to Me

I don’t usually do the short story thing. When I see them at the book store, even in the YA/MG section, I just pass right over them. To me, they seem like they’re teasers for some potentially awesome books. That is just my take – I apologize to the short story enthusiast. I enjoy getting very invested in a novel. So why is this here, reviewed by hater? Two words: Laini. Taylor.   Yes, I bought the entire thing for one author. What really pushed me over the edge was seeing someone post up the picture of the UK edition more »

Book Review: Eleanor & Park

Posted September 19, 2014 by Lyn Kaye in book review, Lyn / 4 Comments
Book Review: Eleanor & Park

The internet is a magical place.  It wasn’t the reviews, or the cover, or the author that sold me this book.  It was the awesome fanart that I found on Twitter.  Witnessing how people reacted and responded to the novel by art gripped me, and when I saw the very last copy on sale at Target, I took a chance. Some say that I should have started with Fangirl, but, I was happy to see that the author provided potential for some very riveting writing. Eleanor & Park fell short of my expectations, but I didn’t swear off the author more »

Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Posted October 18, 2013 by Kara in book review, Kara / 25 Comments
Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl and I did not get off to a great start. Our relationship was rocky. I was worried we weren’t going to mesh well. I didn’t like the characters, particularly Cath. She made me all   And it was rough because I felt REALLY bad for not liking her because we had so many things in common. She’s a huge reader–HUGE. She has anxiety issues, she’s a bit agoraphobic, antisocial, and she doesn’t like going places that are out of her comfort zone. It was super easy to put myself in Cath’s shoes, and so not meshing with her personality more »