Review: Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

Review: Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim intrigued me from my first glimpse as I love Project Runway as well as anything Mulan inspired. This story of a sewing competition is thrilling to read as the main character competes under a fraudulent identity, and I enjoyed her passion and the care she provides for her family. What I didn’t love was the rest of the book after the competition is over, as the story changes dramatically after only a third of the way through. I must say I was disappointed in this one since I had such high hopes for it. Continue reading

Review: Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares

Review: Dash & Lily’s Book of DaresTitle: Dash & Lily's Book of Dares (Dash & Lily #1)
Series: Dash & Lily #1
Author: Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
Also by this author: Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, Another Day (Every Day #2)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: October 26, 2010
Rating: five-stars
Series Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

“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 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?

Rachel Cohn and David Levithan have written a love story that will have readers perusing bookstore shelves, looking and longing for a love (and a red notebook) of their own.

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Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares, David Levithan & Rachel Cohn

Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn is the perfect winter read! It is such a unique  book that is told over the course of about a week. Alternating narrators made me enjoy this book even more! If you have yet to read this incredible book, I suggest you add it to your TBR lists. Continue reading