Friday, 9 December 2016

The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily, David Levithan & Rachel Cohn

Pages: 242
Publisher: Electric Monkey
Release Date: 6th October 2016
Edition: UK proof, review copy

Other Titles by these Author: Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Naomi and Ely’s No-Kiss List, Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares

Dash and Lily have been dating for nearly a year, but when Lily’s beloved grandfather falls ill, the repercussions take their toll on everyone. Even though they are still together, somehow the magic has gone out of their relationship and it’s clear that Lily has fallen out of love with life.

Action must be taken! Dash teams up with Lily’s brother and a host of their friends, who have just twelve days to get Lily’s groove back in time for Christmas.

I adored the first instalment in Dash and Lily’s adventures a few years back so I was both excited and nervous to get back to them.

I can’t tell you how or why, but I can tell you that we get to go on another scavenger hunt with Dash and Lily and it made my heart all warm and bubbly. It was so cool that I’d been to some of the places in NYC that were mentioned this time around and it just seemed on a whole other level from book one. It was just SO CUTE.

As with anything David Levithan touches, there’s whimsy and intellect, words that teenagers definitely don’t use and whole load of book and literature love. There’s nothing like being in his world. And his writing works so perfectly with Rachel Cohn’s it’s crazy. There’s never a moment when you remember this book is written by two different people, instead I just continued to fall more and more in love with Lily, her family, Dash and NYC.

The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily is a love letter to Christmas, to New York City and to love and I completely adored it. Can we catch up with these two in another year, please?

Thanks to Electric Monkey for the review copy.


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