Thursday, December 8, 2011

Latest Review: Dash and Lily's Book of Dares

Goodreads Summary:
“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 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 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.

My Thoughts:
This was the Btown Booksters December choice and I loved it - adorable contemporary Christmastime romance!  Perfect book to read for the hols.

This story really reflects current young folk culture...jeebus that makes me sound like an oldie :)  This book has hipsters, nerds, over-eager friends and everything in-between. 

I connected more with Dash over Lily (odd because I'm probably more similar to Lily).  I loved Dash's snarky attitude.  I suppose I identify with his critical demeanor more than Lily's overly innocent mindset - although I totally agree with her Christmas-loving nature (still, Halloween is better)!  Overall, it's a fun romantical holiday read that's akin to watching one of those well worn feel-good Christmas movies ("Love Actually," "It's a Wonderful Life," etc.).  I highly recommend this to those looking for a holiday read...completely endearing!

4/5 stars


  1. I have been meaning to read this one, I have heard it is good. Thanks for the great review, I am going to try to get a copy before the holidays are over!

  2. I always enjoy a story like this; thanks for the review on it!


  3. I just saw this book on another blog that recommended it for Christmas. Your review officially put me over the edge. I'm going to rush out and get this one finished before Christmas!!!

  4. I read this over Thanksgiving and agree that it's utterly charming. I had a library copy but suspect I'll be finding myself one so I can read it again next year.

  5. Awesome review!!! I've been wanting to read this one for quite some time now. It sounds like the perfect Christmas read!!

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  6. I really liked the first part of the book, but once the hunt was over it sort of fizzled...