Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Review: The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily (Dash & Lily #2) by Rachel Cohn, David Levithan

 Summary from Goodreads:

Dash and Lily have had a tough year since they first fell in love among the shelves of their favorite bookstore. Lily’s beloved grandfather suffered a heart attack, and his difficult road to recovery has taken a major toll on her typically sunny disposition.

With only twelve days left until Christmas—Lily’s favorite time of the year—Dash, Lily’s brother Langston, and their closest friends must take Manhattan by storm to help Lily recapture the unique holiday magic of a glittering, snow-covered New York City in December.

My Review:

What I loved:

Dash and Lily. I enjoyed the duel point of views and once again I loved the two main characters. I'm planning a reread of the first novel so I can experience everything from the beginning.

The writing. I'm a fan of the writing style of both authors (I love the other novels they've written together) and it was fun to dive back into the world that they created.

The cuteness. The whole scene where Dash is showing Lily how much he cares for her is so cute that it made my heart almost bust. :))

Reality. Even though it has a overdose of cuteness the novel still deals with real problems like depression and death. It had a great main message, and the book itself could have been even longer!

What I did not care for:

The last part felt a bit rushed/repetitive. The novel tried to get the main messages across about the Christmas spirit and that change is not a bad thing but it did it in a info dump kind of way. The ending utilized the games/clues again that it felt repetitive to me and everything past the first 100 or so pages felt rushed.

However, I still enjoyed the book overall.

I recommend picking up this cute and quick Christmas read to get into the holiday spirit! :)

My Rating:

4 Stars Out of 5 Stars

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