The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily – Dash & Lily #2 by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan |Young Adult-Contemporary|

26258306Series: Book 2 in Dash & Lily

Piblished: October 18th 2016 by Knopf Books for Young Readers

Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult

Pages: 215

Language read: English

Format read: Ebook

Rating: 2.5 stars 2-5stjerner

The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily synopsis: 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. –Goodreads

My Thoughts

I red the first book, Dash and Lily’s book of dares Christmas 2015. I really enjoyed it, I thought it was fun and cute, and I loved the diary hunt that is in the beginning of book one. It also had this magical Christmas atmosphere that is perfect to read to get into the holiday spirit.

Because I loved book one so much, book two was a disappointment. Even though I still like the characters, the story didn’t have the same fun as book one. It still had some hilarious parts though, like the gingerbread making and the accident on the ice.

“It was Chaos on Glitter Ice. A massacre of librarians.”

The book has some more serious and less happy themes. That is ok and all, but I miss the fun of book one. Especially the fun and excitement of the beginning with the diary hunt when Dash and Lily found each other.

One thing in this book that really irritated me, is how the authors wrote the character Boomer. I understand that he isn’t supposed to be the sharpest tool in the shed. But come on! Don’t do the same joke over and over that he doesn’t understand references. Was it supposed to be funny? To me it was just too much, irritating and cringy.

Example from one of the pages with Boomer:

““If you want,”Boomer offered, “I can talk to that girl Amber in my chem class and see if she can put out an alert.”“I don’t think it works that way,”Sofia said. “But it’s a nice thought.”“It’s my pleasure,”Boomer said. Then he looked at me and his face fell. “Not that I’m taking any pleasure in this. I’m not, I swear.”“I’m sure she’ll be back soon,”I assured him. “I think she just needed some space.”“So maybe she’s at the planetarium!””

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❤ -Rakel

-Have You Read This Book?

17 thoughts on “The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily – Dash & Lily #2 by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan |Young Adult-Contemporary|

  1. I haven’t read any of the Lily and Dash books, but they are on my list! I’m sorry this one didn’t connect to you. It’s really frustrating to me when a stand alone book gets turned into a series. Do you feel like this novel was connected to the previous?


    1. Book one is worth reading 😀 Book two is set one year after book 1. I’m not sure it is worth reading, but I definitely recommend book 1. It is connected in the way that it is the same characters, but it is totally new story.

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  2. Oh no, sorry this book was disappointing! I really liked the first book but I’m really hesitant to pick up this one. And the lightheartedness of the first book is what really sold me on it, so I’m not sure how I’ll feel about a more serious theme. I think I’ll pass on it for now…great review!


  3. I have this book waiting on my bookshelf. Although my younger sister read it and really liked it, my best friend thought it was a little depressing. I’m still not sure if I’ll be picking it up this year; the Christmas/Wintery vibe has literally died. And I have read many reviews similar to yours; everyone’s basically disappointed. I loved the first book, and I don’t want my view of the characters to change after reading the sequel.


    1. You have to wait until Christmas again to read it imo. It fits that time of the year the best. I would try to read it if you already have it. The book isn’t that long anyway. But yeah the book was a disappointment for me :/

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