If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please.”
So begins the latest whirlwind romance from the New York Times 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?
Co-written by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, co-author of WILL GRAYSON, WILL GRAYSON with John Green (LET IT SNOW, THE FAULT IN OUR STARS), DASH & LILY'S BOOK OF DARES is a love story that will have readers perusing bookstore shelves, looking and longing for a love (and a red notebook) of their own.
I love this book! Can you say rich, vibrant characters?! This book definitely has them. Lily is quirky, but in the best sense of that word (story for another time on the NOT so good side of quirky). Dash was, well...quite dashing and intriguing. Loved these characters and their interaction. They melded well together. The whole idea of the notebook was fantastic! I don't know that I would have had the nerve to follow through with it all, but it was one great read. They were funny, easy to like and interesting enough to keep the story crusin' along. I'm giving this one 5 daring kisses!
Brief Synopsis of the Movie: When newcomer Lena Duchannes arrives in the small town of Gatlin, she quickly captures the attention of Ethan Wate, who only wants to escape what he views as a boring and dead-end town. He quickly gets more than he bargained for, as Lena possesses strange powers that have long kept her at a distance from others in her life. Lena and Ethan are drawn together, but their budding romance is threatened by the dangers posed by Lena's being a Caster and her family's Dark powers, for upon her sixteenth birthday Lena must undergo the Claiming, a process that will decide her fate forever: Light or Dark.
My son and I got tickets to an advanced screening of Beautiful Creatures! Very exciting. :) I loved the books and was hopeful for the film. I don't feel that it disappointed in any way. I love the cast! Jeremy Irons and Viola Davis, what's not to love. The acting was great, the effects were pretty awesome. I really enjoyed the fact that there was quite a bit of humor thrown into the mix. Not overly sappy or silly. Definitely put this on your must see list!! Casting five big kisses for this one.