So, as you may or may not know, this Thursday Rainbow Rowell's new adult novel is being released. It is called Landline. So I was going to pre-order it a few nights ago, but I decided to wait until I'd been to Waterstones. I walked into Waterstones and the first thing I saw was... ? Yes, that's right, two copies of Landline sitting on he main table just waiting to be bought. So here I am, able to review a book that doesn't come out till Thursday.
Firstly, I think it is important to point out that Landline is an adult book not a YA. The world isn't as perfect as in Fangirl, there are huge decisions at stake. I mean Cath's fan-fiction may seem import but deciding whether you and your husband would be better of without each other is a pretty big issue. And the characters here have history, they have lived their whole lives together, had kids together, anything relationship has a lot of past within it.
Saying that I absolutely loved it. I had no idea how it was going to end, there were always twists and turns at every page. It was funny! It may have turned dark at times but having a pug obsessed mother is always going to lighten the tone. Each character had their own story, none were just 'there'. Georgie's family and friends were perfect and Seth reminded me of Simon a little.
I don't know how to fault this book. Every page was magical and the cover is beautiful. It didn't seem the slightest bit odd having a telephone that phones into the past. Rainbow has a way with words and can craft them into a masterpiece.
Rainbow Rowell is an American author, known for writing contemporary novels such as 'Fangirl' and 'Eleanor and Park'.