Monday, January 4, 2016

Review: Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Title: Landline
Series: Stand-Alone
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Genre: Adult, Literature & Fiction
Published Date: July 8th 2014 by St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library
Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble; it has 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 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 just love and very much enjoy anything written by Rainbow Rowell! I absolutely love her plots, concepts, characters and especially her writing style in books, and Landline was no different than the other books I read by her. Granted I only read her adult books only but I am so going to remedy that! I really want to read her YA books because I know I am going too so love and enjoy them as well. But Landline was my least favorite of her books but I still really love and enjoy it very much. I really didn't feel connected to Georgie McCool at the beginning of the book I really wanted to reach my hand in the book and slap Georgie across her head so she can see how she was hurting her own marriage, by listening and working with her so called best friend Seth. Now don't get me started about Seth I so couldn't stand him at all! I just couldn't see how she was best friends with that totally arrogant jerk Seth that all he cares is about is himself and making Georgia marriage difficult with Neal. Which Neal is totally an amazing and great husband and father even though Georgia gets him mad a lot of times because of her job and Seth. But he was always there for Georgia and his kids no matter how his marriage was strain with his wife, but he sometimes has too put his foot down on Georgia and speak his mind and set her straight. And that's exactly what he did in the beginning chapters of Landline. The more I read about Georgia and her trouble marriage too Neal the more I didn't like her. But while she was at work on the holidays miserable and missing her daughters and Neal. She really started too think about her past with Neal and her marriage, the more she realized the mistakes she did in her marriage. And then I really started to root for Georgia during and by the end of the book to save her marriage. Than I really love her big time for trying and doing everything in her powers to fix her marriage. Now I am going to stop here because I don't want to get too spoiling for everybody. But Georgia really grow on me while the more I read into Landline and I was rooted for her to save her trouble marriage to her wonderful husband Neal. That she know that her husband and her kids are more important than the stupid job Seth wanted her to do during Christmas break! Now I can't wait to read more of Rainbow Rowell books especially I want to read her YA books as well that I just know that I am going to really love and enjoy them as much I love her adult books.   
Rainbow Rowell writes books. Sometimes she writes about adults (ATTACHMENTS and LANDLINE). Sometimes she writes about teenagers (ELEANOR & PARK and FANGIRL). But she always writes about people who talk a lot. And people who feel like they're screwing up. And people who fall in love.

When she's not writing, Rainbow is reading comic books, planning Disney World trips and arguing about things that don't really matter in the big scheme of things.

She lives in Nebraska with her husband and two sons.

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  1. I've only read Fangirl by Rowell, and I LOVED it. I read it days before leaving my home for the first time, for freshman year at university, so it was AMAZING timing. I haven't been able to read anything by Rowell since! Not a bad thing -- I just loved Fangirl so much. If that makes sense. :D I am sooo happy to see that you loved Landline! I look forward to more Rowell book reviews from you, Katiria. :)

    Lovely review!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. Thank you so much it totally makes sense what you say about Fangirl. Attachments was by far my top favorite book by Rainbow Rowell because I quickly felt connected too Link. He reminded me so much about myself that I really fell in love with him lol. Thank you for stopping by my blog Alyssa! :)