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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Landline

Landline
Rainbow Rowell

My copy is a... Hardcover
Publisher: St. Martins Press
Published: July 2014

Summary: 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 beside the point now.
Maybe that was always beside 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?

Okay, it is currently 12:30 am and I just finished landline and now….

This is how my night has gone so far:
10-11 pm: Read landline/yell at Georgie in my head(most of the time)
11:30 pm: Finish landline, think okay didn’t like it as much as Fangirl but still really good.
12 am: get into bed, turn off light etc.
12-12:15 am: lay in bed thinking, remember tweet I saw from Rainbow over social media (I believe Tumblr) about some of her other characters being in Landline.
12:17 am: figure out which characters and which part of the book, jump out of bed frantically hitting floor to find lamp switch
12:20 am: re-read that part of Landline
12:45 am: freak out, make a landline playlist, and start this review.

So previous book characters being in Landline was by far my favorite part but it was all around amazing. The thing that surprised me the most about this book was the small
sci-fi element that the “magic” phone added. I couldn’t relate to this book at all (probably because I’ve never had a magic phone or been married…) but I love how the book is almost like fighting against fate. When Georgie starts talking to Neal on the magic phone she has no idea what is going on and as she delves deeper into the magic phone situation she begins to question whether or not her marriage was supposed to happen. I love books that deal with fate, soul mates, and destiny. So the slight part that it played in this book was really fun and unexpected to see.


I guessed the ending fairly early in the book but there were still points that surprised me. At the beginning of the book I did not expect Seth to play such a major role. Seth was almost the villain for me in the book though he didn’t do anything specifically/obviously bad. Seth couldn’t seem to get over the fact that there were other people other than him in Georgie’s life and that he was no longer her main concern. As more details from Neal, Seth, and Georgie’s life were brought to the light it seemed as if Seth was purposely trying to get between Neal and Georgie.

Verdict: 

4 stars!
Rainbow's books continue to amaze me and while i didn't love this book as much as Fangirl it was still amazing

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