These two story stories were so cute!! Personally I loved Kindred Spirits more than Midnights, but both amazed me!
I loved how Rainbow Rowell began with a short snippet of the present midnight, enough to leave a cliffhanger, and then travels through all the previous New Year midnights with Noel and Mags. Some parts were slow for me, or not completely mind-blowing so I gave this short story a four out of five stars in rating. I thought it was suspenseful, and even a little frustrating, every time Noel would look at Mags right before midnight but then a different girl would kiss him. It was clear he wanted to kiss Mags but didn’t know how she would feel about it. Real need did not arise in Noel until they had been separated because of college, and I loved how he could not stand being without his other half.
This is one of my most favorite pieces by Rainbow Rowell! I love it when I get to read about a true fan of something and experience my life in theirs. I love how Gabe is closed off from Elena in the beginning and she has to earn his friendship. When she realizes that they go to school together, and Gabe gets embarrassed I thought the drama was so juicy and I loved how Elena went out of her way to make sure she was kind to him and have him forgive whatever she had done wrong in the past. AND Star Wars!! This short story was just amazing.