Book Review: Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews

Save the Date

Synopsis: A wedding florist finds love and trouble in this delightful new novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Ladies’ Night.

A Savannah florist is about to score the wedding of a lifetime—one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for society nuptials. Ironically, Cara Kryzik doesn’t believe in love, even though she creates beautiful flower arrangements to celebrate them. But when the bride goes missing and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must find the bride and figure out what she believes in. Maybe love really does exist outside of fairy tales after all.

Why I Chose This Book: I received this book in a Bookish Secret Santa gift in 2014, but hadn’t gotten around to it. When I’m not sure what to read, I grab the first book on my shelf that I haven’t read, and it was this one’s turn.

First Impressions: While I really like the aesthetics of this cover, it doesn’t really fit the book. For a story about a florist, there’s not a single flower. And this whole book revolves around the flower business, so this was really a nice cover that could have been slapped on any old romance novel.

What I Liked: I really liked seeing the business side of the flower shop, and seeing someone else struggling with money really reassured my heart. I found myself wishing there were pictures of these gorgeous bouquets being described! And if anyone can show me the infamous Martha Stewart bouquet they talk about, PLEASE help a girl out! I googled for half an hour before I gave up and went back to reading.

I also feel so much better when I see adults struggling with the same things I’m fighting with, and that was very much the case here. It reminds me that I don’t have to have everything figured out right now. I’m 23, for crying out loud. I’m supposed to be a mess at this point. But to go from feeling so confident and secure to drowning in the blink of an eye, and read about someone with a decade on me feeling the same way reminded me that it’s a universal feeling, and I’m not a total failure.

What I Didn’t Like: Not too far into the book, I realized that this was one of those books that could definitely be in the romance section but had too nice of a cover to be sorted with them, instead falling into what I call the ‘Target Cover’ section. Now, these tend to be my favorite covers, and I don’t mean it negatively at all. But they’re the very pretty, typically floral covers that most ‘Chick Lit’ books about adult women have. 90% of the time, these are the books I buy, because the plot and cover usually have all my favorite things (The Language of Flowers, I’m looking at you). But this one totally should have been in the romance section, not the Target Covers section.

I know most of that seems like it should have gone in First Impressions, but it’s more about the way the story was written. It was fairly predictable in a way that romance novels are known for, and I wouldn’t have read it if not for the cover. This is one of those books that I always hear about and get rec’d, but it’s not one that I’ll read twice.

Rating and Recommendations: If you like you want an easy, adult lit book about a grown up having the same struggles poor new adults are having, this is the kind of book for you!

4. Pretty Good Read

Final Thoughts: This was a good book, but not one I’ll be returning to in the foreseeable future.

Sound off in the comments: Have you read this book? What did you think? Who would you recommend it for? Let me know!

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Book Review: A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff

A Vintage Affair

Synopsis: Every dress has a history. And so does every woman.

Phoebe Swift’s friends are stunned when she abruptly leaves a plum job to open her own vintage clothing shop in London—but to Phoebe, it’s the fulfillment of a dream, and her passion. Digging for finds in attics and wardrobes, Phoebe knows that when you buy a piece of vintage clothing, you’re not just buying fabric and thread—you’re buying a piece of someone’s past. But one particular article of clothing will soon unexpectedly change her life.

Thérèse Bell, an elderly Frenchwoman, has an impressive clothing collection. But among the array of elegant suits and couture gowns, Phoebe finds a child’s sky-blue coat—an item with which Mrs. Bell is stubbornly reluctant to part. As the two women become friends, Phoebe will learn the poignant tale of that little blue coat. And she will discover an astonishing connection between herself and Thérèse Bell—one that will help her heal the pain of her own past and allow her to love again.

Why I Chose This Book: I love any book that combines England, something lovely, a young woman taking a risk, and a hobby I would love to know more about. In this case, it was vintage fashion. This book has ‘Rachel’ written ALL over it.

First Impressions: I love the illustrated style of this cover. The other versions of the cover are way more generic and dreadful, but this one is warm, inviting, and relaxing. I would like it if the dresses drawn were the ones that played an important role in the book, like the cupcake dresses! But I’m being picky at this point, so I’ll move on.

What I Liked: SO MUCH. From the beginning, it was clear that there was more to her story, and I couldn’t wait to see what she wasn’t telling. Typically, I hate books that rely on deliberately hidden information for suspense, but this was so organic. Phoebe was grieving, and wasn’t in a place to address aspects of what happened until other things happened first. It was such an interesting look into the world of vintage fashion, and within the first few chapters I had mentally added it to my list of dream careers. Also, the love interest was unclear, and I love that.

What I Didn’t Like: This is less of a ‘didn’t like’ and more of a ‘would have been cool’. The dresses are described in such lovely ways, that I would have LOVED to see pictures of the pieces mentioned, even in a gallery in the back. I hated Roxy so so much, and Miles because of his terrible parenting. I wish we’d seen more of Emma, and I would so read a book about her and her hats!

Rating and Recommendations: For fans of The Language of Flowers, fashion, and tastes of WWII accounts.

2. Loved It

Final Thoughts: It reminded me so much of Language of Flowers in that I instantly wanted to know more about this world and history. I’m looking forward to adding more of Wolff’s work to my shelves!

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Book Review: Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen

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Synopsis: Colie expects the worst when she’s sent to spend the summer with her eccentric aunt Mira while her mother, queen of the television infomercial, tours Europe. Always an outcast — first for being fat and then for being “easy” — Colie has no friends at home and doesn’t expect to find any in Colby, North Carolina.

But then she lands a job at the Last Chance Cafe and meets fellow waitresses Morgan and Isabel, best friends with a loving yet volatile relationship. Wacky yet wise, Morgan and Isabel help Colie see herself in a new way and realize the potential that has been there all along.

Why I Chose This Book: This follows my tradition of reading clearance Sarah Dessen books while waiting for Half-Price to tally up my book offer. It also follows the tradition of getting me so caught up that I use some of the money they offer me to buy it.

First Impressions: At first, I didn’t love the cover. It’s generic, fits any early 2000’s summer romance book. But the sunglasses, svelte body, and flower all tie into the story, so I’m not mad about it. Just wish it could have been done in a more deliberate way?

What I Liked: This book is so relatable. Most girls struggle with loving their bodies/fitness/weight/self-image. It’s so empowering, it has amazing friendships, different kinds of love, there’s tons of art and music involved. I just love so much about it! Kiki wasn’t the stereotypical absent mom, and truly cared for her daughter. Also, there are some gorgeous quotes that pull on a subtle recurring theme of universes, and how everyone has a different view of the world. Mira and Norman had me heart-eyeing at them the whole time. And there’s a bad-for-you love subplot that I totally understood and hated that it was so relatable! But it was accurate and true.

There’s also a character that says mean, snide things and is just such a mean girl. And this book had a lesson that was all too true: (MINOR SPOILER ALERT)

 

 

 

 

 

We don’t always get to tell off our Bea’s. And that’s something we have to find peace with.

 

 

 

 

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What I Didn’t Like: How short it was! I always want more from Dessen. Also, I hated Mark and Bea!!!

Ratings and Recommendations: Fans of summer romance, YA, coming-of-age stories, feminist messages that don’t hit you over the head with it

2. Loved It

Final Thoughts: Loved it! It made me cry a couple of times. I can’t wait for my next Dessen book!!

Sound off in the comments: What did you think of this book? What’s your favorite Sarah Dessen book? Did you relate to Keeping the Moon? Let me know!

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Book Review: Brazen by Katherine Longshore

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Synopsis: Mary Howard has always lived in the shadow of her powerful family. But when she’s married off to Henry Fitzroy, King Henry VIII’s illegitimate son, she rockets into the Tudor court’s inner circle. Mary and “Fitz” join a tight clique of rebels who test the boundaries of court’s strict rules with their games, dares, and flirtations. The more Mary gets to know Fitz, the harder she falls for him, but is forbidden from seeing him alone. The rules of court were made to be pushed…but pushing them too far means certain death. Is true love worth dying for?

Why I Chose This Book: I got this book as a prize for beating my sister at the 2015 PopSugar Reading Challenge last year. Being obsessed with historical fiction, specifically anything set in Henry VIII’s court, I have had this on my radar since it started getting publicity. As soon as it was in my hands, I started devouring it.

First Impression: My one disappointment with this GORGEOUS cover is that the jewel under the z is off center. This was so distracting!!! It drove me so crazy that I just took the dust cover off and left it on the shelf.

What I Liked: I loved that Anne Boleyn was such a large part of this book! She’s my favorite historical figure and I love seeing her from different perspectives because so much of her life is uncertain. Fitz was so sweet and I really grew to love Mary. Her poetry is gorgeous. She has a love of words that many bookworms will super relate to: “I flinch a little at the word. [Concubine]’s not as bad as whore. The round u and long i make it taste almost fruity. But the hard c’s are like seeds, puckering the mouth.” There’s so much of this almost tasting of words, and it’s such a gorgeous way of connecting to Mary.

There are many quotes I wrote down in my notes just so I could share them.

“There are some people who make an impact as soon as you meet them. Lodge themselves in your mind. Embed themselves in your very soul. Anne Boleyn is one of those people.”

“Power undetected is not the same as powerless.”

“‘What does love feel like, your majesty?'”
“‘It’s like music only plays when you’re together. Like the very air tastes of strawberries. And like one touch-one look-could send you whirling like a seed on the wind.'”

“‘And when he looks at her- have you seen it?'”
“‘It’s like his gaze is a nod. As if he agrees not only with everything she says but with everything she is.'”

SO BEAUTIFUL, AM I RIGHT?!

Another very cool thing in this book is that it describes how the Devonshire Manuscript came to exist. The semester after I read this, we actually studied the Manuscript in class and it was so amazing to see history and fiction combine. I highly recommend looking into the Devonshire Manuscript whether you read this book or not.

What I Didn’t Like: In the first few pages, Mary spends a whole paragraph describing her surroundings, and ends it with “My eyes never left him.” Sure, Mary. You just have all-encompassing peripheral vision. I had to put down the book for a little bit after that, but thankfully it got much better. It really took my breath away, and I grabbed Tarnish (Longshore’s book from Anne Boleyn’s perspective) as soon as I could afford it.

Ratings and Recommendations: Good for anyone that loves historical fiction, Henry VIII, Tudor court, or seeing history through the eyes of a young girl and her friends.

2. Loved It

Final Thoughts: I’m really excited to read more of Longshore’s work and see how she uses real events to bring history to life.

Sound off in the comments: Have you read this book? What did you think? What’s your favorite setting for historical fiction? Let me know!

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Book Review and Author Interview: ’89 Walls by Katie Pierson

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Info: 264 pages, paperback, YA historical fiction, published June 5, 2015

Synopsis: College is not in the cards for Seth. He spends his minimum wage on groceries and fakes happiness to distract his mom from the MS they both know will kill her. It’s agony to carry around a frayed love note for a girl who’s both out of his league and beneath his dignity.

Quinn’s finishing high school on top. But that cynical, liberal guy in her social studies class makes her doubt her old assumptions. Challenging the rules now, though, would a) squander her last summer at home, b) antagonize her conservative dad, and c) make her a hypocrite.

Seth and Quinn’s passionate new romance takes them both by surprise. They keep it a secret: it’s too early to make plans and too late not to care. But it’s 1989. As politics suddenly get personal, they find themselves fighting bare-fisted for their beliefs—and each other—in the clear light of day.

Why I Chose This Book: I had the opportunity to review this book in exchange for a copy of the book, and I jumped at the chance. I’ll get into part of why I was excited for this book in the next section of the review, but I’d never read a book set in the 80’s that delves so deeply into the politics of the time. Since I’ve started getting more involved in politics, this seemed like the perfect book to help me get a sense of another era of change. Also, it being set in 1989 was too tempting for my Taylor Swift loving heart.

First Impressions: HOW CUTE IS THIS COVER?! If I saw this in a bookstore, I would totally pick it up. I NEVER see self-published/indie authors with covers like this. It doesn’t really match the content as much as it could, and it is pretty one-size-fits-all YA romance, but it’s such a ‘me’ cover, and it totally cinched this choice for me. Sidenote: this book is just high-quality. I don’t expect much from indie books in this arena, but the paper was thick and heavy, the binding was tight without breaking, and it just felt good in my hands.

What I Liked: So much! I loved the class in which a large part of the story starts, I loved how the politics and romance never outshine one another, I love all the additional information in the back (glossary, timeline, further reading, bibliography, etc), I loved that it leaned liberal without painting conservatives as villains, I loved how relatable it felt, it was just a good read. I read it on a flight back from my visit to North Dakota, and it didn’t even last the entire 1.5 hour flight. The only time I stopped reading was to cry and stop feeling airsick. SO GOOD.

What I Didn’t Like: One thing that this book made me realize is that kids will always have to try and see how their political views differ/agree with their parents. My sister and I have opposing views on almost everything from our parents, so many of the conversations in the book between Quinn and her parents felt so true. It’s a sucky thing to realize, but that’s how change happens. The kids in this book also grew up with this war, and that’s so relevant to today’s youth. It hurt to read and see how little the world has changed in that arena. Also, this book made me cry and feel things. #Rude.

Ratings and Recommendations: I think this is a book every high school and public library should have available. It teaches recent history in such an organic way, and (nonfictionalized) history is NOT my thing. I suggest this to anyone that is curious about the US and periods of great social change. It’s also just a good romance. 2. Loved It

Final Thoughts: I loved this book. I have already recommended it to a handful of people and I’ll be looking out for more from Katie Pierson.

What I like to do with books I receive for review is get an interview with the author. I love seeing the background of the story, and getting to know these contributors to the book world is a chance I don’t get often. So here’s the interview with the amazingly talented Katie Pierson!!

The first part of the book is largely set in a US Foreign Relations class. Did you have a similar class when you were in high school?

Yes, I had a social studies teacher my senior year who really made me think critically for the first time, and got me hooked on U.S. Foreign Policy. Unlike Mr. Levine, though, he gave tests and was a tough grader. 

One of my favorite aspects of this book was that it presents both sides in their flaws and features. In other media, this is a view increasingly harder to find. Did you have people in your life that helped find this middle ground, or did it come from within?

Like Quinn, I grew up in a prominent Republican family in Lincoln, Nebraska. I understood in those days that being philosophically “small government” meant that you personally showed up to be part of the social safety net through volunteer work, quiet philanthropy and being a good neighbor. I don’t hear this anymore in the GOP. I don’t hear “volunteer and donate.” I hear, “It’s all mine. You can’t have any, and it’s all your fault.” That’s meanness of spirit, not fiscal or social conservatism. Partly, I wrote this book to show what partisan politics used to look like. Writing it also helped me deal with my frustration with the shut-down of meaningful debate during the build up to the Iraq War. Dialogue isn’t just possible but critical in a democracy. I wish we all spent more time trying to figure out what our “adversaries” want and fear rather than trying to score another sound bite.

When I was growing up, Green Day was one of my favorite bands. So seeing both characters go to (and subsequently ignore) one of their early concerts was amazing! What inspired you to include this band and not another?

I wasn’t nearly cool enough to appreciate Green Day as a young adult. I was listening to Madonna and Prince with everyone else. I got hooked on Green Day when they released “Holiday.” My research revealed that they’d been around for decades and I thought mentioning them in the book would be a fun way to make historical fiction relevant to teen readers.

What inspired you to write a novel set in 1989? 

1989 was the summer that changed everything for me. First, on July 3, the Supreme Court’s Webster decision gave states the power to limit abortion access and opening the door for waiting periods, procedural bans, and state-scripted woman shaming. It upheld a Missouri statute that said that human life began at conception and barred the use of public funds for abortion and prohibited abortions at public health facilities. Webster made it okay for states to restrict abortion before the point of viability, and marked the first time in 26 years that the court failed to affirm Roe v. Wade. It set up a system of Jim Crow for women.

At the time I was volunteering as an abortion counselor at the Planned Parenthood affiliate in downtown Philadelphia. This was before the Freedom of Access to Clinics Act. I was already spending every Saturday pushing through hostile, screaming crowds to help my patients get in the building. Webster felt like a huge betrayal. And the Republican Party didn’t put up much of a fuss. That was the point in which I changed parties and thought, maybe those of us who are not privileged white males, need big government to guarantee our basic rights.

The summer of 1989 was also when my dad died. Writing this book let me imagine the adult conversations with him that would have helped me make sense of the huge shifts in the political landscape in the late Eighties.

Quinn’s debates with her family were so relatable! Were they rooted in reality?

Thank you! While nothing in this book’s plot actually happened, the relationship between Quinn and her father are emotionally true for me.

What was the first book you remember reading, and did it impact your life?

The Judy Blume middle grade books made me realize that some of my best friends were in books.

What’s your writing routine? Do you have to listen to certain music or have snacks on hand? Maybe jolly ranchers?

I get up at 6:30 and write for two hours (in total silence, always). I put my kids on the school bus. I work out at the YMCA at 9:00. I write for another two hours. My dog sits on the red sofa behind me all day and stares at my back. I read a section of the Sunday New York Times while eating lunch. (It takes me a week to read the whole paper). Then I write for another two hours before ramping up for after-school craziness and the dinner hour. (Is it me or does literally everyone call my house at 4:00?) I work in my yoga pants and t-shirts, usually with my hair sticking up. I feel extremely lucky to be able to do daily this thing I love. I can’t stress enough how much it helps to be married to a great guy with a job and health insurance.

My go-to snacks are Choco-Love Cherries & Almond dark chocolate bars, and apples with peanut butter.

What advice do you have for blossoming writers?

First, everyone feels like a fraud—it’s not just you. All you have to do is print yourself a business card and put “writer” on it. When you claim the title you are one. Second, I have a quote Ernest Hemingway taped to my desk that says, “The first draft is always shit.” Own it. Don’t set out to win the Printz or the Pulitzer. Set out to write what Anne LaMott calls the “shitty first draft.”

Did you always want to be a writer?

Yes, but I didn’t always know it. In my office jobs I contrived to write whether or not it was in my job description as a fundraiser for the Nebraska Humanities Council or lobbyist for Planned Parenthood. I’ve written a bunch of political commentaries for the Minneapolis Star Tribune and have an actual fan base for my annual holiday letter. But I didn’t claim writing as my vocation until I was in my thirties. Taking a memoir class at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis motivated me to finally put “writer” on my business card.

Lastly, if you could tell the readers of ’89 Walls one thing, what would it be?

You can find out more on my website at http://www.katiepierson.net!

Thank you for having me, Rachel, and for reviewing my book!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Couples I Don’t Ship

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As always, T10T is hosted by the cool cats over at The Broke and The Bookish!

This is a freebie week, and since I’ve been seeing a lot of these on tumblr lately, I thought I’d talk about the couples I don’t really see as being good together. DISCLAIMER: Ship whatever you want! There is no ship hate here. Just my preference. Also, feel free to make your arguments in the comments; I’ve come around to a few couples just from exposure and people convincing me there’s some good reasoning behind them (I’m looking at you, Dramione).

Agatha and Tedros

Typically, I love couples that start out hating each other. And maybe this would change if I was going to finish the series. But I don’t feel any inclination to do so and so this couple will never hit just right for me. Part of it is because I think the whole concept of the book is flawed (Seriously, Sophie acted JUST LIKE all the other princesses, but somehow she’s the only evil one? Whatever.) and without some serious fine-tuning, I’m not going to be okay with any aspect of it, especially the main couple that seems thrown together for the sake of a (predictable) twist.

America and Aspen

Wow, I hate Aspen SO MUCH. I don’t see how he can claim to love America so completely and still think that this independent woman should be dependent on him. WTF?! Not an ounce of me ships it and never will. I hate him so much.

Charlotte and Mr. Collins

No one can tell me that Mary and Mr. Collins were not made for each other! They would be simpering and high and mighty together! Charlotte deserved so much more than a marriage of convenience and so did Mr. Collins. I think Darcy should have let Lizzie hook up Charlotte and Colonel Fitzwilliam because they are both so practical yet fun and then Lizzie and Charlotte could hang out all the time with Jane and the fearsome threesome would never have to part. But maybe that’s just me.

Draco and Astoria

Draco, my dearest, why must you continue to suffer at the hands of an author that does nothing but use you as a vent for her bitterness? I’ll get into this with Neville in a little bit as well, but JKR seems to just throw people together at the end just to tie up loose ends with absolutely no history. As someone that stays in the potter world and says all the time how she loves and owes everything to her fans, she sure loves to skimp on the things she knows we want. Astoria is NEVER mentioned in the books, only a couple name drops of her older sister Daphne. But we’re supposed to be content because at least Draco is married. But was the marriage arranged? Does he actually love her? Is she good for him? Does she inspire him to be a better person? Are they good parents? Was Scorpius planned? Or just conceived so there was a Malfoy heir? Is it a loveless marriage or a joyful, loving one? I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS and she’ll never answer them because she hates Draco and his fans.

Gatsby and Daisy

Oh, Gatsby. Oh, Daisy. I feel like this is the more contemporary version of the high school freshman that thinks Romeo and Juliet is a perfect love story with no irony or satire or anything. An amazing story, of course. But Gatsby puts Daisy on an impossible pedestal that no one can live up to, let alone a woman as smart as Daisy (seriously, how can anyone read the beautiful fool quote and NOT think that Daisy is totally aware of her position and how precarious it is?! She’s the Sansa Stark of the 1920’s). While I wish Daisy had divorced Tom and taken her child away to a life of independence, it just wasn’t realistic for the time period and it would only work out because it’s a work of fiction.

Josh and Rashmi

Obviously, this couple doesn’t last. But man, did anyone expect them to stay together? Is sex the only reason they hooked up in the first place? Terrible pairing. Just terrible.

Minuette and Will

Minuette and Dominic forever! William, though I love him, is a spoiled king that can’t imagine someone not loving him. Even though that’s exactly the case. Silly Will. Though also, stupid Min for not being honest that second and saving everyone a loooooot of heartache.

Neville and Hannah

Same as Draco and Astoria above. Just slapped together. WTF, JKR?!

Neville and Luna

Part of this is due to my absolute love of Neville and absolute hate of Luna, but this is the dumbest coupling ever. Neville has always wanted to just fit in and have the respect of his peers and Luna doesn’t care AT ALL (pretty much her only redeemable quality, imho). She would think he’s ridiculous and he would be embarrassed all the time by her. Friends, totally! I love that! But as a couple, bells no.

Peter and Wendy

Wendy is like many little girls in that she wants adventure, but she also wants it to be tied up neatly in the end with a wedding dress and happily ever after…which is the exact opposite of what makes Peter who he is. Never gonna work out, friends only, no thanks.

What couples do you think wouldn’t work together? Do we have any in common? Is one of your OTP’s on this list? What are your reasons for either? Let me know in the comments!

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

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Info: 260 pages, paperback, Contemporary YA romance, published October 11, 2011

Synopsis: “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?

First Impressions: I think with the quality of the content, this cover could have been so cool and fun. It’s not terrible, but it’s totally forgettable.

Why I Chose This Book: In my reading challenge, I needed an author with my first name. While trying to find one that spells Rachel without the extra A (Why would you throw in another vowel? #Unnecessary), I realized that half of one of my favorite contemporary romances was written by Rachel Cohn, and I was saved. Plus, this concept is flawless and I’ll never have enough of it.

What I Liked: Everything? Lily is precious and amazing. I could only picture Emily Osment from Hannah Montana, probably because of the name. She’s just so optimist and caring while remaining realistic. It was so fun to experience ‘Shrilly’, and the story of how she got that moniker totally broke my heart. Also, these are MY FAVORITE PLOTS. I LOVE books going back and forth, strangers leaving dares and quests. I need more in my life. If you have any suggestions for some books with these, PLEASE give them to me so I can go add them to my shelf posthaste.

What I Didn’t Like: Dash is the textbook pretentious teen boy. Ugh. But he got better.

Ratings and Recommendations: Amazing read for a light, fluffy contemporary romance. Perfect if you want that kind of book AND it’s Christmas time.

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Final Thoughts: If you liked Little Numbers of Klaine fanfic fame, you’ll LOVE this. Very similar. Now excuse me while I get the other Cohn/Levithan books. Oh, Nick and Nora…

Let me know: Have you read this PHENOMENAL book? Did you love it as much as I did? Are you going to read it? PLEASE DO.

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