book review

Book Review: Merry Kissmas To You by Jenni Jennings

merry kissmas to youBook: Merry Kissmas To You
Author: Jenni Jennings
Age & Genre: YA contemporary

(I was sent a free copy of this book by the publisher for review)

Milly, Robert and Sam usually love Christmas. But this year, they’re all out of joy. Milly is worried about her dad. Sam is desperately trying to avoid her ex, Nadia. And Robert is convinced he’s destined to always fall for girls who don’t like him back. As their high-school’s Christmas Snow Ball approaches, they are all out of festive fun. But as the snow starts falling and the sleigh bells ring, maybe it’s not too late for a sprinkling of Christmas sparkle after all… Will each of them get their magic moment under the mistletoe?

My Rating: 4 STARS

My Review:

Merry Kissmas To You is such a cosy festive filled book that I really enjoyed reading. This book is centred on three friends on the build up to Christmas as they each try to deal with their own problems.

There are multiple povs in this book as it focuses on Milly, Robert, Sam and Laurence and I feel like the multiple povs made this book feel like such a quick read and also gave each character more depth. I also thought it was interesting that we get Laurence’s pov too since he isn’t a part of the group of friends initially.

The characters felt so real and I loved how Milly, Robert and Sam all got along and I enjoyed reading about them video calling each other when they needed to update each other on what happened that day. You can really feel how close they are as friends through the writing.

I liked how the book discussed the financial worries that people have like Milly and her family and how it shows the other side with Laurence who has a lot of money but is also having a rough time of his own. I liked their romance and how they each try to open up to each other but also find it hard to open up since they fear the judgement of other people. I also really enjoyed Sam and Robert’s povs and how they each have their own things they are focused on too.

Overall I really enjoyed Merry Kissmas To You. I liked how real the characters felt and I loved the Christmas backdrop of the story and the cosy festive feelings it gave off. It’s definitely a perfect book to get you in the Christmas spirit as it describes the Christmas holidays so well.

book tag

The Christmas Carol Book Tag

christmas carol book tag

Christmas is nearly here so I thought I’d do another Christmassy tag. The original video of this tag can be found here.


1) The Ghost of Christmas Past – A book that was a childhood favouriteThe Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.

2) The Ghost of Christmas Present – A recent book that you think will become one of your all time favouritesThis Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal- El Mohtar and Max Gladstone. I read this last month and loved it, it’s definitely one of my recent all time favourites.

3) The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come – A book coming out next year that you’re most excited aboutThe King of Crows (The Diviners book 4) by Libba Bray, Crescent City by Sarah J Maas and Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu. I couldn’t pick just one.

4) Bah, Humbug! – A book that everyone else loves that you just can’t standSerpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin.

5) Bob Cratchit – An old dependable that you always recommend – I didn’t know what to choose for this question but I decided to choose some series’ that I’ve consistently loved for years. So I picked the Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews and the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs.

6) Tiny Tim – An underhyped book that you think deserves more loveThe Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven.

7) Today? Why it’s Christmas Day! – What’s a book that always gets you in the mood for Christmas (apart from A Christmas Carol)? I don’t have a specific book in mind for this because I don’t read much Christmas themed books so I think I’ll go for the obvious choice of Harry Potter.

8) The Muppet Christmas Carol – Your favourite film adaptation of a book – The Muppet Christmas Carol is my favourite Christmas movie but I’ll not pick that since it’s already mentioned in the question. Instead I’ll choose Catching Fire.

9) Tag some people! – I’ve decided not to tag anyone since it’s so close to Christmas.


Do you like A Christmas Carol? What would be some of your answers to these questions?

Merry Christmas!