Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Landline - Rainbow Rowell

By Rainbow Rowell
Reviewed by Jamie
Published: July 8th 2014
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 308
ISBN: 1250049377

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? (Goodreads)
 Another wonderful book by Rainbow Rowell, who still holds the title for my favourite author! 

Now I know some of you are probably thinking... 4/5 Jamie?? But yes, 4/5, I desperately wanted this to be a 5/5 book for me, however I think I may have hyped myself up too much, and in comparison to Rainbow's other books this one just wasn't quite as good. However, it was still wonderful and I loved it. I had some issues with the characters, mainly with Neal. He was a horribly unlikeable character and to be honest I couldn't see why Georgie wanted to be with him. I know, I know, you can't help who you love, but come on... he sucked! I have to admit that I loved Seth, he reminded me so much of my best friends. 

This book would be very relatable to anyone who is married and having some struggles. I couldn't relate directly with the situation between Georgie and Neal however, I've experienced similar situations. I found that the most relatable relationship in the book was between Georgie and Seth, thats mainly because my best friends are guys! I also enjoyed the magical yellow landline and all of the Harry Potter references, I thought it was such a nice touch and added something different to the over all feel of the book.

I think I was also a little thrown off that this book was set during Christmas time and I wasn't expecting that at all, I think it would be a fantastic read during December!

If you are a fan of Rainbow Rowell's writing than do not pass this book up! Its different from her others, but still very enjoyable! I of course recommend this book!

This book was sent to me for review by St. Martin's Press. Thank you so much for the opportunity to read this book early :)

How I felt about Neal
How Georgie feels..
Georgie on Neal..
A magic phone????? GIVE ME!!!!!

4/5 Albi Cats


  1. I will have to check this out! I read Eleanor and Park and have heard raves about her other books, but I hadn't heard of this one!

    Lauren |

  2. Rainbow is my FAV author! I just love all of her books!!

  3. I really want to read this book. I loved Fangirl and Eleonor&Park.

    1. I love all of her books, I never feel disappointed :)