Saturday 2 January 2016

Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira

In a perfect world, sixteen-year-old Phoebe Martins’ life would be a book. Preferably a YA novel with magic and a hot paranormal love interest. Unfortunately, her life probably wouldn’t even qualify for a quiet contemporary. But when Phoebe finds out that Dev, the hottest guy in the clarinet section, might actually have a crush on her, she turns to her favorite books for advice. Phoebe overhauls her personality to become as awesome as her favorite heroines and win Dev’s heart. But if her plan fails, can she go back to her happy world of fictional boys after falling for the real thing?

This is like a mixture of Anna and the French Kiss and Fangirl. Absolutely adorable. It didn't need any huge sad life events, it's all about a book and knitting nerd falling in love for the first time. A girl who dreams of love like she reads about in her books. We all have our book boyfriends that we can not live without, those boys we wish were real, no matter if they are vampires, werewolves or any other mythical creature. But real boys are very different and will her books be able to help her when she has her first real crush? 

Pheobe has a crush on one of the boys at school that reminds her of one of her favourite book characters. But when her best friend points out to her that her friend Dev has feeling for her, things suddenly change. She has never considered Dev as anything other then a friend but suddenly her head is all over the place. Could her friend be right? 

This is not about your insane undying love at first sight, it's about falling for someone very slowly, in a natural and believable way. 

This has been such a sweet story, Isabel has captured first love in a perfect way. You can tell she remembers exactly what it feels like and what school and boys and crushes were like at that age. I couldn't help but fall in love alongside the characters. Thank you for letting me experience that kind of feeling again. 

But what's even more adorable is Phoebes dorkyness and her love for books. She is so much like all of us, even tho I am probably to old for all this now, it's actually spooky. As a girl who loves books, reading about a girl who also loves books, I can't help but love this book. 

Anyone who loves contemporary/YA is gonna love this, it's full of heart and friendship and dorkyness... Probably the most adorable story I have read in a very very long time. This is going to be huge. 

Let's not forget the cover, as a cover lover I have to mention this beautiful piece of art, it will look incredible on everyone's shelf. 

Thank you to Net Galley and the publisher for my copy in exchange for my honest opinion. 

The book will be released 12th January! 

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