Saturday, December 1, 2018

Review: Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
Cover Source: GoodReads
Title: Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
Series:  Dash & Lily #1
Authors: Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
Narrators: Ryan Gesell, Tara Sands
Version Reviewed: Finished Audiobook
I borrowed this audiobook from my local library.

GoodReads Synopsis:
A whirlwind romance from the New York Times bestselling authors of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist!
“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.”
16-year-old Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on her favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. Dash, in a bad mood during the holidays, happens to be the first guy to pick up the notebook and rise to its challenges.

What follows is a whirlwind romance as Dash and Lily trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City. But can their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions, or will their scavenger hunt end in a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?
Co-written by Rachel Cohn (GINGERBREAD) and David Levithan, co-author of WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON with John Green (THE FAULT IN OUR STARS), DASH & LILY'S BOOK OF DARES is a love story that will have readers scouring bookstore shelves, looking and longing for a love (and a red notebook) of their own.
I was really excited to read this book as it promised a fun, light read. It definitely delivered and I'm so happy to have read Dash & Lily's Book of Dares. I was pretty much hooked from the beginning, loving the idea of a boy randomly finding a journal in a bookstore and following the dares that someone had written inside.

I'll be honest and say that I did occasionally find some of the characters a little annoying and immature but the story itself was so cute that it didn't bother me at all. I really enjoyed following along with the characters as they learned more about each other and found different ways to continue their game. Though a bit dangerous, I do think it's a fun idea and would be neat to do something similar in real life.

Overall a nice, quick little read, especially great during the holidays. :)

Rating: 4 Stars

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