Publisher: Penguin Books
Publishing date: 2013
Everything starts with a train stranded in all-time storm on Christmas Eve. Who would think that desperate as the whole situation seems will lead to a chain of miracles of love in all kinds? Prepare yourself for a supple ride through snow that will warm your frozen limbs and melt your heart. Three popular YA authors joined each other at writing and created a hilarious and charming tale that every romantic soul will adore...
"Christmas is a state of mind."
All right, guys, let me tell you how much I adored this book. Oh, it was such an amazing Christmassy read that I can't believe it took me so long to finaly read it. I was walking around it for three years, at the least, and I guess I was kind of fearing that I wouldn't like it so I'd never actually picked it up. Untill now. And I am so glad I put my prejudices aside, for otherwise I would miss an absolutely adorable and heartwarming book like a total fool. You guys know that I am not so much of a fan of John Green, and that's why it surprised me a lot when I actually found his story very likeable and rather amusing. It was funny and oh, so sweet that I grew fond of it immediately. I liked it far better than any other book by him I've read so far. So I will probably give him another try in the future...
"We study there a lot because... what other choice does society give us, right?
It's Starbucks or death, sometimes."
My favourite story from this book was the very first one written by Maureen Johnson, but I really enjoyed the other two as well. I especially loved how all the three stories combined at the end because it gave me a chance to find more about all the characters that appeared throughout the whole book. It was like one of those movies with many plot twists such as Love Actually or Valentine's Day which I am a huge fan of. So if you like these too, be sure you won't miss this book, for I think you're gonna love it. Even though Christmas is over, I would say this book could make a perfect read for New Year's Eve (Oh God, I hope I am not the only social weirdo who celebrates a New Year's come with a good book in a comfy chair rather than with an alcohol in a noisy pub), for it's that type of book you can read in one sitting or so. And you will feel absolutely great and prepared for the adventures of the New Year after reading it...