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  • ★★-2.5

Review: Snow Falling by Jane Gloriana Villanueva (Spoiler-Free)

So... this isn't my typical kind of read. Obviously this also isn't really a "real" book as it is the book that the character Jane wrote on the show Jane the Virgin. I was interested in reading it because I'm getting mildly frustrated with the current season of Jane the Virgin so I needed a moment to step back and enjoy the plot of season one all over again (which this book essentially follows but in 1900 rather than present day). Overall, I'd give this book around 2.5 stars, but not because I didn't like it. I was entertained throughout most of it, but I do recognize how odd the writing was and some of the weird ways that the characters acted. However, one thing that I think this book did really well was capture the essence of the characters from the show. I was thoroughly surprised at how well this book portrayed Rogelio (from the show)/Ronaldo (in the book). His character was a spitting image of himself in the show, and the narrator made sure to emphasize that. While this book didn't really bring anything new to the table in the world of Jane the Virgin, it did let me solidify my opinions on certain characters (and my OTP), and reflected the quality of what Jane's first novel most likely would have been like.

Song I was reminded of while reading: Hallelujah

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