Sunday, 24 June 2012

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (Review)

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Number of Pages: 260
For ages 12+

"'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.'

 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." -Goodreads

So this is my last book that I  read in my full on contemporary romance spree! I decided you guys probably want to read reviews on things other than contemporary romance. ;) Of course, I'm not completely stopping contemporary romance, that would never happen. Ever. But, I'm gonna read different genres again! ;)

Once again, Allie recommended this book to me and I actually started reading it at my own birthday party. ;)  I'm pretty much a library so my friends like to look through my book shelf and pick out books. So we had an hour long reading party. Yay for sharing the book love!

This book had the two different points of view. Dash and Lily's! They seriously have some of the most awesome personalities. Sarcastic and intelligent. My favorite! Lily is kind of the nerdy quirky girl who takes the safe road and Dash is a guy who needs and adventure. I really loved this story because the two characters barely even meet in person. It's mostly through a red notebook and clues. It's like a big huge scavenger hunt. It was a romance without the two people meeting each other! Cool, right?? It wasn't super huge on the romance. Bigger on the aspect of two people becoming close through a notebook than a romance, but there was a romance aspect to it. 

Now, Dash wasn't a whole lot of swoon. He was no Etienne St. Clair or Cricket Bell or Jax Stone, but he was still one of those super hilarious sarcastic guys who has pretty much anything to back up his statements.  People kept describing him as "snarly" so I had to look up what "snarly" meant. If I looked up the correct word then apparently he is "easily irritated." Which I guess, is a good way to describe him.Also, he's super deep! There is this super cool thing on my Kindle that shows you popular quotes from the book that a whole bunch of people have highlighted. Almost half of the quotes were his. 

Here's a really good one:
"I was attempting to write the story of my life. It wasn't so much about plot. It was much more about character." 

Seriously? Awesome. And I can't tell you how many times I laughed out loud. This really is a laugh out loud book. Some of the things Lily and Dash would make the other do we're outrageous but absolutely hilarious. I am not even close to being as brave as those two were. You also get to to travel around New York in this book. That's something I love about books, you get to travel around places maybe you've never been to. You get to explore the less popular places.  

Once Lily and Dash finally meet they get themselves in quite the predicaments which shows you Lily and Dash together equals craziness, but they are super sweet together. I wish we could have read more about what they're like together, but you know how it goes, "you get what you get and you don't throw a fit." At least I hear it all the time with my siblings. It's my little sister's new favorite phrase. 

This was an awesome quick light romance read! If you're looking for a super funny book with some quirky characters, this is the book for you! I give it 5 out of 5 diva crowns!

Thanks for reading! :)

1 comment:

Denise Grover Swank said...

I want to read this story now!