Review: Midnights by Rainbow Rowell

Almost MidnightTitle: Midnights

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Pages: 50 Pages

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

The Blurb

Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell is a beautiful gift edition containing two wintery short storiesdecorated throughout for the first time with gorgeous black and white illustrations by Simini Blocker.

Midnights is the story of Noel and Mags, who meet at the same New Year’s Eve party every year and fall a little more in love each time . . .

Kindred Spirits is about Elena, who decides to queue to see the new Star Wars movie and meets Gabe, a fellow fan.

Midnights was previously published as part of the My True Love Gave to Me anthology, edited by Stephanie Perkins and Kindred Spirits was previously published as a World Book Day title.

The Review

Ok, if there is a cuter short story about young love over the New Year period then I have never read it; I have read Midnights by Rainbow Rowell though and I bloody loved it!

The story is about Mags and Noel who are destined to be with each other. They are so in love with each other but neither has worked up the courage to say so. Sure there are signs but nerves stop both of them following through. But surely a New Year’s kiss is on the cards…

I really enjoyed this sweet short story. I was adorable and it made my heart swoon. It is a real skill that Rowell has that she managed to do that in only 50 pages. Kudos Rainbow Rowell.

Midnight by Rainbow Rowell is available as part of the Almost Midnight collection now.

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4 Stars

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