Friday, March 21, 2014

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

10264464Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
Series: N/A
Publisher: Ember
Format: Paperback
Pages: 260
Source: Purchased

"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 cosmic mismatch of disastrous proportions?

I was attempting to write the story of my life. It wasn't so much about plot. It was much more about character.
-page 198
This book was cute. The whole idea surrounding the notebook and the dares was really cool and quite adorable, but I didn't love this as much I thought I would. On the plus side it was an extremely quick read and left me feeling quite satisfied with how it ended.
With how closely Lily's grandfather supposedly keeps an eye on her why would he just go down to Florida while her parents are gone and leave her slightly older brother in charge? It didn't make much sense, I mean sure he wanted to see his girlfriend but really if he's that protective he would never have left her like that.
And Lily, I really was not a fan of her. She thought Dash was the coolest thing in the beginning and then when she does something that has him second guessing who she is she has the nerve to say that he's illogical when really he was nice enough to take her home? What was up with this girl? She wanted to be dangerous and go off with another guy yet when Dash finds her it's his fault he doesn't do something she wants him to the next day. She really got on my nerves and she was definitely not relatable, at least not to me.
"I find I very rarely live up to my words. And since you know me primarily through my words, there are oh so many ways I can disappoint."
-Dash page 219
Dash on the other hand was my favorite. He's bookish and well spoken and all around a good guy. No matter how disappointed he was with Lily when he first met her he still did the right thing and made sure she got home safely and then even went so far as to give her the benefit of the doubt.
If you want a fluffy romance I'd recommend this one, even though it wasn't the best book I've ever read it was still worth it and left me entertained and satisfied.

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