Thursday, 25 December 2014

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


Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
Blurb (from Goodreads):
“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 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.


Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Dash & Lily's Book of DaresAs its the season of giving I'm going to be generous and give this book 3 stars, but to be honest I found it pretty boring.

I didn't really like Dash, he irritated me, and so did his dislike for Christmas, and his poorly thought out plans and excuses. I'm not sure how anyone could lose a shopping list under a pillow in a department store.
Lily was a reasonably happy person it seemed, and I felt sorry for her and the way her parents were treating her. It's not nice to be left alone at Christmas.

The storyline in this just bored me. I didn't find the dares exciting or funny, and after a while I just wanted them to get on with it. I wasn't really a fan of the romance either.

The ending was okay,but I was pleased that the book was over.
6 out of 10.

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