Book Review: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Title: Attachments
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Genre: Adult Fiction
Publisher: Orion
Published: February 2012
Page Number: 357

By day, two young women spend their hours emailing each other, discussing every aspect of their lives. By night, Lincoln, a lonely IT guy, spends his hours reading every exchange. Soon Lincoln is drawn into their lives, and finds himself falling for one of them. Lincoln decides it's time to muster the courage to follow his heart.


I've read two former books by Rainbow Rowell and those were Eleanor and Park, which I absolutely loved and would highly recommend, and Fangirl, which was a great story! However, on Sunday 13th July I met Rainbow Rowell and at the signing I bought Attachments, since I had heard such good things about it. It did not disappoint.

Adult Fiction is one of those genre's that I have a love/hate relationship with. I tend to find that the books follow the same plots, but with different characters and different twists. However, this book was beautiful. It was funny as hell and read so much like a movie.


The way Rainbow Rowell writes Jennifer and Beth is incredibly well done. Their friendship is real and sincere and they are hilarious. I cannot count how many times I burst out laughing while reading it. They are the type of girls you'd want to be friends with, because despite them being quite secretive they're also warm and welcoming.

And then you have Lincoln. Oh, Lincoln. He's a sweetheart. He's the guy every girl would dream to take home to their parents because they know they'd approve of him as soon as he had taken off his shoes. He's helpful, kind and it always made me smile when he ate food with Doris. What guy now-a-days would do that? Probably none.

However, there is always one thing I dislike about Rainbow Rowell's books. I never want them to end. They capture your attention from beginning to end and once you finish it's like opening a tub of ice cream and finding out that someone - probably your sisters or brothers - had eaten the last of it.

Just go out and buy this book. Read it. Live it. Review it and then hold on until Rainbow next publishes a book.

'If you're after a book that reads like a movie, makes you smile and laugh, then this is it!'

ARC Review: Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman

Title: Prisoner of Night and Fog
Author: Anne Blankman
Genre: YA Historical
Publisher: Headline
Published: April 22nd 2014
Page Number: 352


For Gretchen Muller, Hitler is 'Uncle Dolf'. He's always been there for her throughout the turmoil of her family's past but now, as his hold over Germany strengthens, he will be forever changed in her eyes. She will do anything to uncover the truth, even at the risk of everything she's ever known...


I've always been interested in German history and that's partically why I decided ton study History for my A Levels (which I have now finished and I get my results in August.) So, I was happy to find that what I have studied during my two years of A Level History, was in this book.

Anne Blankman writes with such elegance and shows that despite this book being both hardhitting and beautiful, elegance can have an ugly side. Gretchen is almost controlled by her family's past, she wants to know what happened to her father - was he really shot saving Hitler, or was it someone much closer to home?

With this book you won't just find a drug that will keep you addicted, you'll find love. Not just with the writing, but with the characters and the forbidden romance that makes you smile like you've just sniffed glue. (Please do not try that!)

With this debut, I was very impressed, but like every book it was no where near perfect. The story was controlled very well and the opening was filled with action - Gretchen's brother and friend beating up a random Jew on the streets. But despite that, not all that much went down. Secrets were found out, Gretchen got attacked and more assaults on the Jews happened. I just kind of wanted...more.

But overall, a very impressive book.

'Hauntingly beautiful. A book about family, love and how far we'd go to expose the ones who's done wrong.'