Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Landline by Rainbow Rowell Review

By Rainbow Rowell
Published July 8th, 2014 by St. Martin's Press
308 pages

4 stars - Enjoyable and Quick read!!

Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems besides the point now.

Maybe that was always besides the point.

Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect to him to pack up the kids and go home without her.

When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything.

That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts . . .

Is that what she’s supposed to do?

I won this book through a Goodreads First Reads Giveaway.

This is actually the first book that I have ever read by Rainbow Rowell. I have definitely heard of her and seen her books on the shelves of many stores but I had yet to actually read anything by her. I was actually getting ready to buy one of her other books when I found out that I won this one! Well after reading Landline I have to say that I am definitely a Rainbow Rowell fan.

Landline was an enjoyable and quick adult read. It had everyday problems mixed in with a magic phone. It was awesome. I don't read too much from the adult genre because I mainly read Young Adult. I have found a few authors that make the experience enjoyable for me and Rowell can be added to that list now.

I thought that the characters were pretty relate able and real. I enjoyed watching them interact and learn from their mistakes, especially Georgie. She definitely grew by the end of the book and really figured herself out. The scenes including the magic landline were enjoyable as well because Georgie and Neal were learning more about each other. The characters were definitely a reason that I enjoyed this book. We have Georgie's daughters and her best friend and her sister. I don't want to say too much but they all played a part in the story.

I also really loved Rowell's writing. It felt like the characters and what they were going through was real. It actually even seemed like the book could be a movie, that is has well I was able to picture everything. All in all, Landline was an enjoyable, funny, touching and quick read. If your a Rainbow Rowell fan then I suggest you pick this up. If you aren't then you should still pick this up! :)


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