The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily MOBI æ The Twelve à eBook

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 dispositionWith 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 uniue holiday magic of a glittering snow covered New York City in December

10 thoughts on “The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily

  1. says:

    200 pages has never felt like 400 And this is a seuel tooFor background on my history with the first book I read it for a middle school summer reading list the year it came out Six years ago I think I liked it but I was 13 and can’t hold myself to that belief The other thing about it being six years ago is it really seems like a seuel is unnecessary Especially one that takes place a mere year after the first But I was on a uest for Christmasy books and I saw this So I picked it upUnlike my last attempt at a festive read What Light I doubted this one from the start It started off rocky improved a bit went further and further downhill and lasted forever In short I would have DNFed this if not for the fact that this was 200 pages But God help me if it didn’t feel way longerAs always the characters are the main part Disclaimer I can’t speak to whether they’re worse than in the first because I don’t remember the first Let’s start with Dash since he comes first title wise He’s on paper a male me loves reading grumpy anti love Luckily I was spared even the short lived belief he could be a new book boyfriend by the fact that the first chapter is in his POV And his POV sucks “He” thinks in long gaudy sentences without point beyond making him sound smart And he’s boring He doesn’t have much of a personality beyond the aforementioned list and his obsession with Lily and even that isn’t followed much But unfortunately he’s not the worst part Because Lily? Lily goddamn sucks Follow up to the disclaimer I’m pretty sure she’s significantly worse than in the first Here’s a list of adjectives I angrily applied to Lily while reading childish attention starved btchy bratty unsatisfiable selfish annoying and God I hope unrealistic The entire book is Dash’s hopeless attempts to get her back in love with himcheer her up because she refuses to have an actual discussion with himBut the book doesn’t end once they FINALLY stop with the irritating unnecessary unrealistic lack of communication No bone chillingly annoying hijinks ensue They each try to express their love for the other but get this it’s not that easy Hahaha Isn’t that fun Is the sarcasm coming through? Because I couldn’t be sarcastic if I tried At this point I was so fed up with both of their characters that seeing them have ooey gooey grand gestures of romance made me feel physically illThis book doesn’t even have the Christmasy feeling that redeemed What Light to two stars No this book doesn’t make me feel jolly or festive at all let alone inspire the need for a candy cane that WL did I could be reading this in August and have it feel eually appropriateBottom line Everything that happened in this book was so pointless and avoidable and I didn’t even have a nice character or Christmasy feeling to help me cope I can’t speak to the first book but I can say that I couldn’t stand reading this one

  2. says:

    Well poo I didn't love this book as much as the first book I think Dash Lily's Book of Dares was so much better than this one I still liked it just didn't love it And it was nice and Christmasy I made up that word Lily was having a hard time when her grandfather had a minor heart attack There were also some other things going on in her life It just didn't feel like the old Dash Lily Maybe because the book was so short I don't know I just love Dash Lily either way so there And Sebastian and his boyfriend were in it of course and some stuff happened with them that made Lily depressed too I wish the book was a little longer so we could have gotten into what they were doing as well Maybe the authors will write one based on those twoAnyway you should read it if you loved the first book because you might love this one too

  3. says:

    Had some cute moments but it was too twee for me I didn't get along with the writing style shallow tongue in cheek both characters had too similar voices First one was better because of the notebook format I'd leave it as a standalone

  4. says:

    I enjoyed this book but it was missing that Dash Lily fun

  5. says:

    Full Review on The Candid Cover25 StarsEver since I read Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares I had been dying for a companion novel so I was thrilled to see one being released However there is far less adventure in this story and Lily’s character is so negative The constant negativity doesn’t make the book seem Christmassy at all and I ended up being pretty disappointed with this oneThe Twelve Days of Dash and Lily like Dash and Lily’s Books of Dares contains adventure though definitely not as much as the first book The adventures in this story are mostly Dash trying to cheer Lily up and even find her I was hoping for something like the first book’s wild and mysterious concept so I was pretty disappointed in this oneI enjoyed Dash’s character than Lily’s in this book He is kind and does everything he can to make Lily happy Lily however while being an okay character herself is depressed and her parts failed to get me in the Christmas spirit While reading I felt really sad for her which I was not expecting from a holiday book It got to the point where I dreaded switching to her POV because it was so negative The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily really needs some Christmas spiritMy main issue with the book which I kind of mentioned above is the constant negativity There are so many things that go wrong such as Dash and Lily considering taking a break and Lily’s grandpa’s failing health The whole book was pretty much everyone feeling sorry for Lily and trying to cheer her up It didn’t even feel like a Christmas book after so longThe Twelve Days of Dash and Lily is the companion to Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares Since it is a Christmas book I was expecting something happier but was disappointed to see the negativity brought on by Lily’s character and the constant disasters Although it does pick up at the very end I feel like this book kind of ruined my experience with Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares I would not recommend this book if you are 100% satisfied with the way the first book ended

  6. says:

    35 StarsMy last book of 2018I'm not sure if I'll be able to finish this today but I hope I will fingers crossed

  7. says:

    Dash Lily's Book of Dares is one of my favourite YA festive novels I've read it three times over Christmas 2011 2013 and 2016 so I was elated to discover that there would be a seuelThe Twelve Days of Dash Lily is sadder melancholy than its predecessor Lily's grandfather is sick and she's unable to appreciate her favourite season For this new Lily there's no magical Christmas tree and no festive reindeer skirt She is depressed and grieving insecure about both her relationship with Dash and her place in the world It was tough to see Lily going through such a hard time – uite different to the bouncing positive and enthusiastic girl we've all come to know and love – but it was important to see a different side to her And that goes for Dash too He joins forces with her older brother to cheer Lily up It was lovely to see his romantic and thoughtful side even though he can be a bit clueless at timesI cannot say that I preferred the seuel to Dash Lily's Book of Dares – it didn't fill me with as much festive glee as the first book did but it was an unexpectedly complicated journey for the two teenagers Even though it can be read as a standalone I'd suggest reading the books in order to get the full experience of how Dash and Lily came to be Thank you to the publisher for providing this book for review I also reviewed this book over on Pretty Books

  8. says:

    I did not like this book The first book was okay and perfect to get people in the Christmas spirit This one was just boring and slow The things that happened were ridiculous and it definitely did not put me in the Christmas spirit I found Lily and Dash annoying at times and I was not interested enough in their relationship to careI'm so sad to say this book disappointed me

  9. says:

    so cute i finished it in one sitting this novel felt like a fan fiction to the original which i adore it made me miss new york so very much and put me in the christmas spirit would definitely recommend if you're looking for a holiday pick me up

  10. says:

    This book review is dedicated to my girl Lady Pim also known as Annie ☆ a court of mist books ☆ The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily is the absolute cutest had me cooing the whole time well not the first half but you get my pointAfter reading the first book over a year ago I fell in love with Dash and Lily and their uirky personalities random hilarity and ridiculous lives Reading book two was like rereading book one with the benefit of not having the plot revealed if that even makes any sense This book was so darn cute The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily takes place a year after book one finished Dash and Lily have been dating for almost an entire year and like all relationships things are beginning to get rocky Lily is going through a frustrating time in her life and is faced with so many responsibilities that she’s finding the things that used to be the cause of her happiness feel like a burden But Dash ain’t having any of that So off we go following our favourite peculiar adorable love struck characters as they try to get back on track and did I mention that it was fricken adorable?Not only that but this book is hilarious The sarcasm and snarky commentsretorts are gold Even the secondary characters with their strange fashion sense and authoritative voices are ridiculously comical Ahhhh I need cute humorous and entertaining contemporaries like this “The minute she left the apartment I missed having her there But as with all loves I supposed the consolation was in the fact that she'd be back” 4 stars