Review: Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell

Almost MidnightTitle: Kindred Spirits

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Pages: 77 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

Kindred Spirits is a charming short story of a misplaced meet cute and a love of Star Wars. It follows the three day queue to see the latest Star Wars movie and the beourgeoning relationship between Elena and Gabe.

This is an adorably cute story about two people bonding over something that they both love. I think with any kind of fandom meeting people who share your love can go one of two ways. The first being that you bond so freaking hard it is like you have been besties for life or you become competitive over who is the bigger fan.

There is a little mix of both in this lovely little story and a big bunch of charm thrown in too. The force is strong in this one!

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3 Stars

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