Sunday, 5 May 2013

Review : Dash & Lily's Book of Dares


Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
Author: David Levithan and Rachel Cohn
Publication date: October 26 , 2010
Published by: Knopf Books
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Formats: E-galley (Netgalley)
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“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 of Nick & 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 comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?

Rachel Cohn and David Levithan have written a love story that will have readers perusing bookstore shelves, looking and longing for a love (and a red notebook) of their own.


I received this one as an e-galley via Netgalley ofcourse. And I'll tell you this. This book is cute, sweet and funny too as a matter of fact, but.... Ah there's always the "but", it didn't make me think about it long after I closed it.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading the exchange of dares taking place between Dash and Lily with the help of the red notebook. Of the two I enjoyed Dash's chapters far faar better than Lily's.

(Dash's chapters are written by David Levithan and Lily's by Rachel Cohn.. Umhm that's right.)

The story is not totally realistic but it is worth getting lost in the fairy-tale taking place with Dash and Lily. *Sigh* If only I'd find a red notebook of my own!

I enjoyed watching Lily lose her inhibitions and getting out of her comfort zone and Dash opening up to someone. There's even a little cinderella-esque scene in there with Lily's losing her aunt's one-size too big majorette boot behind.

What I didn't like? Something just felt incomplete. I couldn't totally let myself go and believe the story.

All in all it's a fun, light read for when you want a light-hearted christmasy romance.



Rating: 3 Quills





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