Monday, 22 December 2014

Review | Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan | Twelve Days of Christmas!

by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

My Rating: 

"I've left some clues for you.
If you want them, turn the page.
If you don't, put the book back on the shelf, please."

So begins the latest whirlwind romance from the bestselling authors ofNick & Norah's Infinite Playlist. Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a cosmic mismatch of disastrous proportions?

This year is the first year I've managed to read festive books during the festive season, the proof being in that I first read Dash & Lily's Book of Dares during Easter 2013 - oops! Although in my defence I didn't realise it was going to be a Christmassy book until I started reading. Obviously I didn't notice the snow on the cover. I'm dumb.

I sped through this book in a day and enjoyed it. It was fun, sweet and an easy read which was just what I needed at the time; not only was I in a horrid reading slump, but I was also in the middle of writing my dissertation and I desperately needed something cheerful to stop me from pulling my hair out!

I loved the premise - it's such a fun idea! - and I enjoyed the chemistry that grew between Dash and Lily throughout the book even though, for the most part, they were writing to each other rather than talking to each other in person.

It didn't wow me, which is why I gave it 3 stars rather than 4 or 5, but I still enjoyed it and I recommend checking it out if you're in the mood for something fun and cute this festive season!

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