Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell

Almost Midnight

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.Midnights was previously published as part of the My True Love Gave to Me anthology, edited by Stephanie Perkins and Kindred Spirits was previously published as a World Book Day title.

Details Almost Midnight

TitleAlmost Midnight
Release DateNov 2nd, 2017
PublisherMacmillan Children's Books
GenreYoung Adult, Short Stories, Contemporary, Romance

Reviews Almost Midnight

  • Ariel
    This book has accomplished two things:1/ It made me giggle with giddiness2/ It has made rereading Fangirl a necessity for 2018 because I just realized how much I miss Rainbow Rowell!!!She is so so good at cuteness?! Like WOW. What a talent. I was completely absorbed and taken by these characters in just a few pages. I loved these stories! I definitely think this is better for someone who already loves Rainbow and wants a little more, and that if ...
  • Kate (GirlReading)
    THIS WAS SO FREAKING ADORABLE. (and somehow even better reading each story the second time around, years later?)Both stories were unbelievably cute and I fell for all of the characters, unsurprisingly since Rainbow Rowell seems to have a way with writing characters I adore. I couldn't have picked this up at a more perfect time, since I'm going to see the new Star Wars movie on New Year's Eve... This was a perfect, adorable read, made even more pe...
  • Shreya (☆High Lady of The Night Court☆)
    Rainbow Rowell I don't know how you do it, I don't!Each story was probably 50 pages and illustrations and I have already fallen in love with characters...HOW DID YOU DO THIS TO ME!?!The first short story 'Midnights' follows Margaret and Noel who are practically best friends. The short story follows specifically their meeting at New Year for multiple years, and how they both recognize their love for each other.The second story 'Kindred Spirits' fo...
  • Ronak(Pihu) Gajjar
    I wish I would have saved this one for New Year eve.These are two tiny dazzling pods with delightful illustrations. Midnights:Noel & Mags – Why can’t we keep love as simple as them? The only question that did hit me at the ending was all of sudden what changed Noel’s heart from being best friends to love? And then a thought followed that some questions are never meant to be answered.Kindred Spirits: I loved this one. Elena, Gabe & Troy are ...
  • Diana
    When I got it couldn't get over myself how cute it was. Smallish, glittery and with amazing illustrations. But then, the downsides began: the quality of the paper wasn't that great, and the darker illustrations had bleed through to the next page. In some cases, it also had happened with some of the text, which was in negative on the following page. If the book had been cheaper it wouldn't have been so important, but this book is on the expensive ...
  • Elle♣
    5 starsRTC
  • Glire
    Tierno pero intrascendente. Relleno literario para los días de Navidad.
  • Yoda
    Two adorable short stories with lovely illustrations. The only short stories (contemporary fiction) that I like are written by Rainbow Rowell. She should write another novel soon thou, just sayin. Two adorable short stories with lovely illustrations. The only short stories (contemporary fiction) that I like are written by Rainbow Rowell. She should write another novel soon thou, just sayin´.
  • Natalie
    THIS WAS VERY CUTE I'll review both the short stories separately but I can say, overall, this whole thing was just...lovely. It took me like an hour to read them both but they were just what I was looking for, a nice end to my reading challenge and of 2017. Midnights ★★★★This is a New Year's Eve story about two friends who are at a NYE party every year, and where I did think this was a very sweet story, the romance just came out of nowher...
  • Kim
    Two very cute and sweet stories. I liked everybody in this book (well, everybody who mattered anyway) and the drawings are beautiful and add so much. I really enjoyed this. This was my firth book by this author and I’m looking forward to more.
  • Romie
    Yep, still in love with these two stories, still not over how cute they were.
  • Chloe ✨
    4.25 stars*Almost Midnights: 4 StarsSuper cute ❤Kindred Spirits: 4.5 StarsReally loved this one!! I want a full length novel with these characters! 4.25 stars*Almost Midnights: 4 StarsSuper cute ❤️️Kindred Spirits: 4.5 StarsReally loved this one!! I want a full length novel with these characters!
  • Lianne - Literary Diversions
    A 3.5 for the first story and a solid 4 for the second so I rounded it up! Review to come.
  • Mafalda de Oliveira
    I had already read these two short stories before and I love them, still.The added illustrations were, also, very much appreciated!
  • Clara
    Help, this is the cutest thing I have ever read. And I'm so glad I finally read Kindred Spirits.
  • Kristina
    I love Rainbow Rowell as her stories are so sweet, adorable and fluffy. They make me feel so cosy
  • Mia
    I've read both of these stories before and loved them! Especially Kindred Spirits because I am a huge Star Wars fan. Really liked the added illustrations!
  • Sarah Churchill
    This is a beautiful little sparkly hardback that was fun to read and lovely to own. I'll take both stories individually;Midnights - I'd read this story before from the 'My True Love Gave To Me' collection of short stories and its ok. I like how the growth of the characters and their relationships is done so well given so little words, but Noel didn't click for me so I can't say it's a favourite.Kindred Spirits - this was my first time reading thi...
  • Becky
    I honestly forget how adorable Rainbow’s short stories are. I love them so much - they give me a burst of heart warmth and make me really, really mushy. I love them!The illustrations also added so much to the stories, too. I love the illustrations and the way they’re printed. They’re stunning, and give the stories a whole other dimension!Would definitely recommend this one. It’s a really, really sweet pair of stories.
  • Sabrina Grafenberger
    Midnights: ★★★Midnights is about best friends, love and New Year's Eve. It's full of cute and adorable moments but it lacks the nerdiness of Kindred Spirits.Kindred Spirits: ★★★★Kindred Spirits is a cute, funny and heart-warming short story for all the geeks and/or Star Wars fans out there. It's beautifully written and the characters are adorable.These two short stories are a great introduction to Rainbow Rowell. I will definitely r...
  • Selene
    Midnights by Rainbow Rowell 3 StarsThis was a cute New Years Eve story about two friends whom over the course of three years decide they want to be more than friends. But there story is only told on the New Years of each year.Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell3 StarsThis was a cute story about a young girl and her experience camping out in line for the new Star Wars movie.
  • Bojana
    Rainbow Rowell writes the cutest stories ever. I loved this. And the ilustrations are super adorable.
  • Janani
    I have read these stories already.But i read it again. Because it's RAINBOW ROWELL.Like her name, everything is colorful and cutesy. AND I'M A LOYAL FAN OF HER.
  • Anniek
    These short stories were both so good!! And the edition is gorgeous, the cover as well as the illustrations
  • Fa6ma
    THIS WAS A-M-A-Z-I-N-G To the Favorite shiny little book
  • Thea Wilson
    Not a huge book and very quick to read. This was my first time reading Rainbow Rowell so didn't really know what to expect.The two stories were cute and I definitely preferred Kindred Spirits to Midnight due to the Star Wars references obviously.I'm not big on contemporary teenage romance books and don't read an awful lot of them but found this book to be fun and sweet, worth taking the time to read.
  • Carolineandherbook
    Tohle bylá krásná knížečka. Zvenku i zevnitř.❤😊Dokonce jsem si u ní i pobrečela.😭HODNOCENÍ: 85% Tohle bylá krásná knížečka. Zvenku i zevnitř.❤️😊Dokonce jsem si u ní i pobrečela.😭HODNOCENÍ: 85%
  • thebookbitch
    I'm so lucky to be an Official UK Fangirl. Literally.I've read both Short stories and the illustrations just make the stories feel more real. These aren't characters but people you're friends with. Rainbow does cute romance so well, they give you the feelings.