Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell is a beautiful gift edition containing two wintery short stories. decorated throughout for the first time with gorgeous black and white illustrations by Simini Blocker.
Midnights is the story of Noel and Mags, who meet at the same New Year's Eve party every year and fall a little more in love each time . . .
Kindred Spirits is about Elena, who decides to queue to see the new Star Wars movie and meets Gabe, a fellow fan.
Synopsis from Chapters.Indigo.ca
I adore Rainbow Rowell and have to remind myself to be more objective when reading her work, but it’s difficult because she always seems to write books that I absolutely love! I read this book a while back, but waited to post it until now because the stories seemed very seasonally appropriate – with the new Star Wars moving coming out and New Year’s around the corner, this book really hit home on two fronts for me! Because this book is actually two short stories, I’m going to give a quick review of each story, but my final rating is based on the book as a whole.
I think it’s clear that I loved both these short stories. Although I always want to read more about these characters, I sadly had to accept that these were short stories and that my time with Noel, Mags, Elena, and Gabe had come to an end. But that just means that I’ll probably re-read these a few more times! These short stories were wonderful, from the way we get to know the characters to the very adorable storylines in both tales. I had a great time reading this and would highly recommend this, and all other Rowell books, to everyone.
FINAL REVIEW: 5/5
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