Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday Reviews - Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Hello everyone!

I am back with yet another Monday Reviews! I can kind of not believe that I have been able to keep this up for this long!

This week, I am reviewing Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. If you have been here for a while, you will know that I have become a little bit of a Rainbow Rowell fan! I read all of her books this year, including Eleanor and Park, Fangirl, Landline, and most recently, Attachments.

I really enjoyed Attachments. It was a smart, funny and beautifully crafted story about love, without being cliche or overbearing.

Before I get to my full review, a synopsis for those who are unfamiliar with the book.

"Hi, I'm the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you . . . "

Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It's company policy.) But they can't quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives.


Meanwhile, Lincoln O'Neill can't believe this is his job now- reading other people's e-mail. When he applied to be "internet security officer," he pictured himself building firewalls and crushing hackers- not writing up a report every time a sports reporter forwards a dirty joke.


When Lincoln comes across Beth's and Jennifer's messages, he knows he should turn them in. But he can't help being entertained-and captivated-by their stories.


By the time Lincoln realizes he's falling for Beth, it's way too late to introduce himself.


Overall, I thought that this book was really good! I loved the premise and how the story build up slowly. I loved the romance and the set up of the story. I liked the alternating chapters of Lincoln and his backstory, along with the emails with Jennifer and Beth. Because we don't actually get anything from Beth/Jennifer's POV, we learn everything about them through these emails. I think that this book solidified my love for Rainbow's writing style and I enjoyed the romance and the story line. It was cute and funny and witty.

I am only giving this book 4/5 stars on Goodreads because as much as I loved it, I didn't think that it was well ended. The book kind of just ended. I mean, it has a good ending, but I could have used an epilogue or something. Then again, I feel like Rainbow likes to leave us hanging when it comes to endings.