Tuesday, December 25, 2012

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

Title: Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
Author: Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
First Published: October 26th 2010

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 260
Rating: 4 out of 5

“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 comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?

I read this book few days ago. It takes place around Christmas. We get introduced to Dash who loves books and Lily who is trying to find a boyfriend before the arrival of the new years. It's New York and it's snowing. People are shopping like crazy and the city that never sleeps enjoys being a part of the story.

Dash, as we mentioned earlier, loves reading. He loves reading like me, and that was super cool. I mean, how often do you find a guy in YA books who likes to read from time to time? Lily is an innocent, cute girl. You can picture her from the way she thinks. She loves soccer which is another bonus. Dash and Lily seemed like the perfect match for each other. Both characters were so deep and you get to see them in 3D.

Lily's brother created a book that contains dares and left it in a book store. Dash found it and went through all the dares and left it where it was asked from him to leave it. But before he left it, he would write his own set of dares (just to set the game going). Of course conflicts arise due to the fact that the way we write is not always the same way we act.

The cover was beautiful. I loved it so much. I mean it tells you all about the book, doesn’t it? Did you notice the heart-shaped snow?

If one thing I didn’t like about this book was the fact that I felt bored some of the time. Sometimes Lily would keep talking and talking about memories and not much about current events. Also, the ending wasn’t enough for me. Other than that I really enjoyed reading this book.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays!



Sarah@Catching Books said...

Awesome review! I can't wait to read this one :)

Tanja - Tanychy said...

I have seen this book around but never read the review for it. I'm glad you enjoyed it and I hope I'll get a chance to read it :)

Ivana said...

I wish I read this book closer to Christmas. I pretty much share your thoughts-very good but I liked both of them better before they met :D

MåїÐ»-(¯`v´¯)-» said...

I've heard some great things about this book. I am planning on reading it now too. I'm glad you enjoyed it and hopefully I'll like it too!

Fantastic review! :)