Sunday, January 17, 2016

Book Review: Bookishly Ever After

Title Bookishly Ever After

Series Ever After, book 1

Author Isabel Bandeira

Release Date January 12, 2016

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 sounds incredibly good. It looks really pretty. I've seen it on numerous Waiting on Wednesday posts around the blogging world. When I was approved on Netgalley, I was excited. Reading a book about a girl that loves to read books? I don't know, it just seems like it would be a good time.

Sadly, it felt like this book dragged on and on. And on and on. For a book as long as it is (Amazon says 350 pages), it sure felt like not a whole lot of anything happened. If the story didn't drag on for so freaking long, it could have been more enjoyable. The whole "He likes me. Wait, no he doesn't." got old quickly. We didn't really need the back and forth to be the entire book, did we?

Other than moving at a snail's pace, it was an alright read. There were some enjoyable parts in between the numerous lulls. It was predictable, but I think that's pretty much expected in a cute and fluffy YA romance.


3 out of 5 stars

* This book was received from Spencer Hill Press via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. *

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