19 Love Songs by David Leviathan is a collection of short stories that overflows with love. Containing works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, as well as stories inspired by the author’s previous novels, this anthology showcases David Levithan’s signature emotional writing style. As it features uplifting stories about different kinds of love, this is the perfect read for Valentine’s Day. Continue reading
How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather is an atmospheric duology that I struggled to put down. Inspired by the author’s own family history, this series puts a modern spin on the Salem Witch Trials and the Titanic. The investigative elements in both books build suspense, and I found the main character easy to root for. I was especially impressed with the author’s skill in integrating the past and the present, making this a great series for fans of both contemporary and historical fiction. Continue reading
Normal People by Sally Rooney is a book that is actually difficult to review. It is understandable how this literary fiction set in Ireland is generating a lot of buzz. The story is beautifully written and explores many interesting themes, however, the plot moves very slowly and the characters are hard to connect with. Continue reading
The Illuminae Files by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman is one of the most original series I have ever read. The books are all written exclusively using files, and the story is surprisingly complex. I loved each of the main characters throughout the series, although Kady was my favourite. These books are such an emotional rollercoaster, and I am pretty disappointed that the series is now over.
Series: Dash & Lily #2
Author: David Levithan, Rachel Cohn
Also by this author: Another Day (Every Day #2), Dash & Lily's Book of Dares (Dash & Lily #1)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: October 8, 2016
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.
❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃
Review: The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily
The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily is a really disappointing sequel to Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn. This companion novel has far less adventure in and Lily’s character in The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily is so negative. The constant negativity doesn’t make the book seem Christmassy at all. Continue reading