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Estelle: Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan Pages: 272 Release Date: October 11, 2011 Publisher: Ember Target Audience: Young Adult Why I picked it up: I’ve been wanting to read about this book for a long time but when I read on Jana’s blog that the book was set in […]

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February 5, 2012 - 7:47 pm

Estelle: In My Mailbox (2/5/12) | Rather Be Reading | Two Busy Girls Who Always Find Time For a Book - […] Estelle: Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan […]

January 31, 2012 - 10:01 pm

Estelle - April, I get what you mean about evening each other out… because I often agree with that assessment (esp. if you met my husband and I) but here I was just not feeling it at all. And that’s super unlike me. Oops. I was just going to write a spoiler there. How about instead — this is why I need a sequel? To find out more. haha. Thanks for stopping in! Any Muppet fan is a friend of mine!

January 31, 2012 - 8:13 pm

April Books & Wine - I love the City and Christmas and Walt Disney World too!

Also, I thought the relationship between Dash and Lily is plausible in that they balance each other out — with the sunshine and the surly.

I got the Muppet fan vibe too, and that was AWESOME.

January 30, 2012 - 9:41 pm

Estelle - Mands, so glad that you agree about Dash & Lily. I feel kind of bad that I didn’t love it as much as I wanted to. But it doesn’t mean that I didn’t love it, ya know? I’m sure I would reread it if I wanted something light and holiday-y to read. 🙂

January 30, 2012 - 9:29 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I’m definitely looking forward to checking this one out eventually. It sounds like a heartwarming, fun read!

January 30, 2012 - 3:16 pm

VeganYANerds - Good review, Estelle! I read D&L earlier this year but I have to say I didn’t LOVE it, I too wondered if they were really that compatible but maybe that doesn’t matter as it was just about how two people met and not about how they spend the rest of their lives?

I totally agree about the two authors, I really enjoy books written by pairs, they’re a lot of fun and I bet the authors enjoy it a lot too!

Mands

Estelle: Let it Snow (Three Holiday Romances)

Let It Snow by Maureen Johnson, John Green, Lauren Myracle Pages: 368 Release Date: September 11, 2008 Publisher: Speak Target Audience: Young Adult Format: Paperback from the Library Why I picked it up: Saw it all around the blogosphere and had to get my hands on it! Summary: A romantical (and coincidental) collection of short […]

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December 5, 2013 - 9:01 am

Mistletoe: Four Holiday Stories (Stocking Stuffer Review) - […] been searching for another collection of holiday short stories since I read Let It Snow almost two holidays ago. Mistletoe‘s stories are a little shorter, and less developed but I […]

December 12, 2012 - 9:02 am

YA Review: Ex-Mas by Kate Brian - […] like the Let it Snow short story collection did for me last year, Ex-Mas was adorable and funny and got me rightfully […]

January 15, 2012 - 11:23 am

Estelle - Jana – you are too sweet. I’m glad that you felt the same way about Let it Snow that I did. It’s such a great collection and I really wish I had the time to read it again. But unfortunately it may have to wait until next December 🙂 haha

January 14, 2012 - 4:07 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - This novel was a really cute read. I read it last year, around wintertime as well, and thought it was just a lovely, quick and fun read for the season 🙂

January 13, 2012 - 10:28 am

Magan - Jana, I agree! I think Estelle’s review is spot on, too. Estelle generously bought this book for me, and I read it over Christmas, too. I lovvvved John and Maureen’s stories. I felt like Lauren’s story was just a little too complex for a short story. There were issues that needed to be resolved in a larger time frame than she was allowed.

Aside from that, I feel like this should be a book I read every winter. It’s sooo good! Yay for you and Estelle introducing me to something awesome!

January 13, 2012 - 10:27 am

Magan - Jana, I agree! I think Estelle’s review is spot on, too. Estelle generously bought this book for me, and I read it over Christmas, too. I lovvvved John and Maureen’s stories. I felt like Lauren’s story was just a little too complex for a short story. There were issues that needed to be resolved in a larger time frame than she was allowed.

Aside from that, I feel like this should be a book I read every winter. It’s sooo good! Yay for you and Estelle introducing me to something awesome!

January 13, 2012 - 12:29 am

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - ESTELLE. I should just go edit my review and link to your review, and post “ditto”. I totally agree with and love your review! I felt the same about Maureen’s and John’s stories. They were amazing. Lauren’s wasn’t all that wonderful for me. And I know what you mean about caring about the characters so much! I just loved them! I was incredibly impressed with how much each story had to it. Everything was so well done. DEFINITELY a must-read. 🙂 Yay!!!