Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and 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 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?

My oh my this was amazing. I’m a huge David Levithan fan, and I also love Rachel Cohn’s books. Out of all of the books that they have written together (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List, and this book) I prefer Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares. It has the adventure of Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, but it also includes Chistmas-time and books. Dash was really adorable, probably one of my favorite male characters in a book. Lily wasn’t the strongest female character, but I still liked her. All of the books written by this duo are written beautifully. The mannerisms in this particular one are lovely, both characters have great dialogue and are really intelligent. I cannot recommend this book enough.

FTC- Received from a friend at an independent bookshop.


Vee said...

Thanks for the review, Zoe. I remember you mentioning that David Levithan was one of your favourite authors on TWFT, so I was expecting you to like it (but I'm a big David Levithan fan, too. So it all works out).

I'm so desperate to read this one, but it doesn't release for another month (I think) in Aus. Sigh.

Anonymous said...

This sounds so great! I love Christmas time although I don't think I've read many books where it's included. Bumping this one up on my list. :)

Samantha Rowan said...

Your review is absolutely tantalizing. Can't wait to read it!

Zoƫ said...

I agree, I found this book so cute and adorable, I haven't read their other books but they haven't exactly caught my eye either, this one certainly did.

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