Today I’m excited to host a review for the WinterHaven Sleigh Tour. This week WinterHaven and a great group of sleigh bloggers are posting our choice of a Winter Book Review. To see who else is on the sleigh, you can go to our WinterHaven Sleigh Tour page for a list of participating blogs.
My Winter Book choice for today is Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle.
My ThoughtsLet it Snow is a perfect addition to any holiday reading line-up. The blend of authors that made up this anthology had the right chemistry and flow to make you feel like busting out a cup of hot cocoa. I loved how all of the stories fused together with parallel events and characters. Clever and well orchestrated!
The Jubilee Express by Maureen Johnson
The narrative in this book was absolutely snarktastic! Jubilee and Stuart were a cute combo and I loved their scenes and dialog. It did include a series of unlikely events to pull this story together, but who cares?? I dug it like two feet of snow on my driveway… which BTW will never happen as I live in SoCal. But I digress… I enjoyed this story and had my moments of laughs and sighs. Very cute!
Favorite scene: (1)Department of Temperature Acknowledgement and Regulation; (2) Department of Pain and the Processing Thereof; and (3) Office of Confusion and Panic. hi-FREAKIN-larious!
Favorite quote: Oh right! Kissing! Quickly! Quickly! More movement! Deploy tongue!
Favorite dialogue: Stuart’s mom: “You two have a … nice afternoon?” Jubilee answers: “It was nice. We played Mouse Trap.” Stuart’s mom replies: “Is that what they’re calling it these days?”
A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle by John Green
Okay, yes let it be known that I have a man-crush on Green, so what?? He makes me laugh like a dork and giggle like a school girl with his antics. You caught me, I haven’t broken my bad habit of giggling. :P Crush, crush, crush, and more CRUSH! I love his books and his humor. If you manage to get through one of his stories without laughing your butt off at least once, my advice to you is rinse and repeat… something went wrong. Seriously wrong! This story is filled with his signature snark, moments of profound revelations and scenes of absolute absurdity. I loved every word of it. CRUSH… one last time.
Favorite scene: Getting Carla to the top of the hill. Tobin says “Carla, get your fat gas-guzzling ass to the top of the hill!” Duke replies “Don’t make fun of her. She needs gentle encouragement. Carla, baby, we love you. You are such a good car. And we believe in you…” hi-FREAKIN-larious! to the 10th power!
Favorite quote: God, I am always foiled by my love of hash browns!
Favorite dialog: I always had this idea that you should never give up a happy middle in the hopes of a happy ending.
The Patron Saint of Pigs by Lauren Myracle
Super cute story and my favorite character in this story by far was Gabriel the tea cup pig. ADORABLE! I liked to see Addie develop throughout the story and it was fun to see the full circle of characters come together in this last story.
Favorite scene: Addie tea cup pig rescue mission.
Favorite quote: Every time a bell rings, an angel gets her wings.
Favorite dialog: I’ll have a venti blue berry muffin. XD
So if you’re in the mood to propel your imagination into the holiday spirit, try this book. You won’t regret it!
As part of the festivities, WinterHaven Books is hosting an international give-away that will include a copy of Dash & Lily's Book of Dares (Signed by Levithan and Cohn) and a copy of Let it Snow (Authors Green, Johnson, and Myracle) for FOUR lucky winners. Good luck and happy holidays!