"Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labelled 'This could change your life'."
-Helen Exley

"A novel is the chance to try on a different life for size."
-Marion C. Garretty

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares

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

"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 lates whirlwind romance from the New York Times 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 locatiions across New York? Could their in-person selves possible connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?

Ramblings: This book just looked absolutely adorable--and I was right! I couldn't put this book down. I've been heading downhill with my reading lately ): but this book has brought me back on top! I was so gripped by this story that I read it in one day!

Characters: Lily and Dash were pretty compatible characters, although at one point in the story I was so mad at both of them! Lily for being dumb, and Dash for judging Lily! (Even though she didn't give off the best first impression. Once I got over that though, I was pretty pleased with how the story progressed. The characters didn't seem fully developed to me, maybe the story just needed more to it so I could get a better feel of the characters.

Plot: This plot moved rapidly and kept me turning the pages. There were a few key points to the story, but the rest of the time there didn't seem to have much going on. Even though there wasn't too much to the story (I felt it wasn't very deep) I still really enjoyed this book and the plot was new and refreshing!

Overall: A sweet romance, good for a stressed day and if you aren't looking for anything too deep. Don't pass up this sweet Christmas read!

Overall Rating: 3 Stars
Cover Love: 4 Hearts 


  1. Aww, this book sounds so darn cute (just like you, Katie)!! x) I LOVED Nick & Norah, and the fact that this was written by the same authors makes me really happy. Lily and Dash sound like they'd be a blast to read about! I'm definitely adding this one to my list! ;)

    Awesome review, Katie! I really hope your reading goes back uphill after this! :)

  2. Great review. I'll definitely need to check this out. Heard so many good things about it.


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