All I Want For Christmas by Wendy Loggia | Book Review

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All I Want For Christmas by Wendy Loggia | Book ReviewAll I Want for Christmas by Christa RobertsWendy Loggia
Published by Random House Children's Books on 2020
Genres: JUVENILE FICTION
Pages: 240
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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ISBN: 9780593179833
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three-half-stars

A sweet Christmas romance about a girl with one wish: to kiss someone under the mistletoe. The holiday escape you need!
Bailey Briggs is counting down the days to Christmas: she lives for holiday music, baking cookies, going on snowy sleigh rides, and wearing her light-up reindeer ears to work at Winslow's bookstore. But all she really wants this year is the one thing she doesn't have: someone special to kiss under the mistletoe. And she's 100 percent certain that that someone isn't Jacob Marley--athlete, player, and of questionable taste in girlfriends--and that Charlie, the mysterious stranger with the British accent, is the romantic lead of her dreams. Is she right?
This will be a December to remember, filled with real-life Christmas magic . . . and, if she stays on Santa's nice list, a wish that just might come true.
It's all very adorable.--Buzzfeed
And don't miss the next Underlined romance set at a snowy Vermont lodge about two sisters, one cute boy, and an epic bucket list, New Year's Kiss by Lee Matthews!

Wendy Loggia’s All I Want For Christmas is probably going to be the only YA holiday book I pick up this year and I am fine with that. You see, my stacks are toppling with romance to get through. For this stage of life, that’s fine. In fact, I actually felt like All I Want For Christmas was a nice little break from books featuring adults. It really brought me back to some of the longing of being a teenager.

All I Want For Christmas is about Bailey Briggs, a high school girl who works at a bookstore. She loves her job at the book store and she also really loves Christmas. This year, she’s got just one wish. That is to kiss someone under the mistletoe. As it turns out, Jacob Marley who is an athletic classmate seems to be showing interest in Bailey. She isn’t too sure about him though. After all, Jacob is not nearly as perfect as Charlie, this guy who saves her multiple times and happens to have a British accent. As Bailey navigates the holiday season, she will make the right decision for her heart, even if it is not the one she would expect.

This was such a fast read. I mean, I practically read it in a single sitting. Bailey and her family are easy to like. In fact, there is this cookie party that made me super hungry to read about. ALSO! There’s a few twists which I ended up guessing early. While this doesn’t quite have the magic of 10 Blind Dates, it’s still a sweet and distracting story. It ended up putting me in a good mood. All I Want For Christmas reminded me a lot of those mass market paperback YAs from back when I was a teen and I loved that. I loved that I didn’t have to put in too much commitment to get a story I really enjoyed. While this isn’t a favorite or one I will revisit year after year, I am still glad I read it.

On A Scale Of One To Buddy The Elf, How Much Christmas Spirit Does All I Want For Christmas by Wendy Loggia Have?

All I Want For Christmas is a good book to add to your TBR for a quick burst of holiday spirit. Bailey is very sweet and kind, occasionally misguided, but someone you can root for. The story has ugly sweaters, a Christmas tree farm, charity, parties and more. It’s not over the top or anything, but quick and sweet. 

three-half-stars
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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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