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Landline + We Were Liars

As I said before, I love to read. Even though I believe I’m a slow reader, I can’t live without a book waiting for me at the end of the day. That’s why I thought I could do a serie of themed posts about the books I read recently, this might help you if you struggle finding new things to read. Warning: I love Young Adult novels.

Landline, Rainbow Rowell

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?

Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?

I love Rainbow Rowell’s books! First one I read was Attachments and next thing I know I’ve read all of her novels. When I started reading her latest, Landline, I felt so comfortable getting back to Rainbow’s style. It was a good read. Entertaining, cute and funny, with quite a bit of science fiction, but I was a bit disappointed by the ending that felt a bit flat.

3.5/5

We Were Liars, E. Lockhart

A beautiful and distinguished family.

A private island.

A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.

A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.

A revolution. An accident. A secret.

Lies upon lies.

True love.

The truth.

Wow. What a book! I had read some bad comments about this before starting it, about the characters and the writing, but I found that I loved the writing. It was very poetic and poignant in the end. I couldn’t really relate to the characters but they didn’t bug me. I didn’t expected anything about the end and I think that’s what made it so great. Be sure not to get spoiled before reading this.

4/5

PS: I have a Goodreads account where you can have a peek at what I’m currently reading. Feel free to add me or send me your profile so I can have a look at it!