Monday, July 14, 2014

Monday Reviews - Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Hello everyone!

I am back with another Monday review! This week, it is the recently released book Landline by Rainbow Rowell.

This book was released on July 8, 2014 and I actually got it early, if you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that my Indigo preorder came in early and I was able to read it before the official release date.

Okay, let's get into the synopsis:


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 felt like this was a good book, but just nothing that was amazing. This was definitely not one of my favourite Rowell books.

I mean, it was interesting and well written, but I just didn't love it as much as I did Eleanor and Park or Fangirl. Maybe its because this is an adult fiction and those were young adult. There was a lot of flash backs to Georgie and Neal's teenage romance days, and that was fun and a little more relatable, but I found it harder to relate to the marriage and family problems, because I am only a teenage and haven't experience the same issues with work and family as Georgie has.

If you are thinking about reading this one, I would read another Rowell book first, because I don't think that this is Rowell's best. 

Overall, the story was entertaining and the characters were fairly relatable, but I just didn't think it was as good as other Rainbow Rowell books.


I gave Landline by Rainbow Rowell a 4/5 stars on Goodreads.