{Guest Review from Jenna Anderson} Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

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Today I am happy to introduce a fellow twitter friend and blogger, @JAScribbles, who has an awesome guest review for us!  

Thank you for having on your blog, Melissa! I’m so happy to be here. 

Title: Dash and Lily's Book of Dares
Authors: Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Genrea: Humor, Contemporary, YA
Publisher: Ember
Publication Date: October 11, 2011



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 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?

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.

(Guest review by Jenna Anderson)

I stumbled across this title while cruising NetGalley. The cover grabbed my attention. Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares is a fun read that brings readers around NYC during Christmastime. The holiday aspects are light, but enough to make the book that much more enjoyable.

(I received this ebook as a free review copy from NetGalley and the publisher.)


Since this book was written by two people it is no surprise that the characters are unique and vivid. Each chapter alternates between the two. I can just image how much fun these authors had writing this story. 

Dash is charming, very intelligent and home alone. His parents don’t pay much attention to him. He acts like he doesn’t care but we all know better. I loved his dry sense of humor and flippant attitude.

Lily is a bubbly gal who is overly emotional and loves to wears odd clothing. She gives cookies to strangers and is trying hard to create a festive holiday event with her family. They are less than interested. She’s a complete mismatch for Dash… but I soon found myself wishing for them to become friends. 

This is a quick, easy read - a feel good story that will leave you with a smile. I didn't want to leave these people. I wish the story had continued for 300 more pages and in my world, that deserves five stars.

David Levithan has coauthored a number of titles – one recently with John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson. Have you read it? 

Thanks again for having me, Melissa! 

Thanks for stopping by today with a great guest review!  Will you be adding it to your goodreads TBR list?  I know I will!

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