Happy Holidays, BookBirdz readers! This captivating collaborative book, Let It Snow, captures the essence of holiday spirit and teen romance. When a snow storm on Christmas Eve smothers Gracetown, a flurry of romantic pandemonium erupts. A stranded train passenger confronts the blizzard, and ends up meeting an unexpectedly charming stranger, who offers her a warm place to brave the night. Then, a trio of troublemakers race to the Waffle House with the promise of abundant cheerleaders, only to encounter blocked roads and fierce competitors. And finally, the novel connects the snowflakes between the three stories, following the hectic Christmas of a self-absorbed Starbucks barista. Recommended for lighthearted readers in search of an easy book to digest… while devouring sugar cookies.
This YA book is not your typical, dramatic book about a girl’s sparkly and full-of-fluff prom story. No, there are 21 unique and short tales of guys and ladies proms alike, written by 21 talented authors, including John Green, E. Lockhart, and Melissa de la Cruz. It’s a 289-paged read with hilarity, sincerity, and the occasional love spiel. Although it seems to aim for female readers, it’s still a staggeringly wonderful novel. I recommend it for mature readers only.