ARC Review: Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira (HELLO MOST ADORBS NOVEL EVER)

Posted January 13, 2016 by Ella
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ARC Review: Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira (HELLO MOST ADORBS NOVEL EVER)

ARC Review: Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira (HELLO MOST ADORBS NOVEL EVER)Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira
Ever After #1
Other Books: Bookishly Ever After
Published by Spencer Hill Press on January 19, 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Publisher


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?

The author/publisher provided a free copy of the book for review purposes - thank you! Receiving a review copy does not guarantee a positive review and therefore do not affect the opinion or content of the review.

Dear Bookishly Ever After,

Ever since I saw first saw you on Goodreads a few months ago, I knew that you were going to be something special. You sounded like the most adorably bookish book to ever grace the bookosphere and when I managed to get my hands on an early copy of you my week was made! Here are three things that I loved and adored about you so much that I want to shout (because I can’t sing…at all. Please don’t ask) my praises from the tops of buildings!

3 Things I Loved About You

1. Your bookishness!

My tippity-toppity favourite thing about you was your bookishness, from the fact Phoebe was such a bookworm (praise the book gods!), to all the bookish things you were full of! I loved how you knew exactly what a bookworm wanted from a bookish book and that every bookish aspect of you was perfectly and wonderfully bookish (if that makes sense)!

2. Phoebe!

Oh, how I loved Phoebe! WHAT A FANGIRL! It was utter bliss reading from Phoebe’s POV because it was like chatting with a friend because we had so much in common! Phoebe stays up till 4 AM in the morning to finish a book, I stay up till 4 AM in the morning to finish a book! Phoebe fangirls over her favourite books all the time, I fangirl about my favourite books all the time! Phoebe spends all her money at the bookstore, I spend all my money at the bookstore! Phoebe would rather read a book than socializing, I would rather read a book than socializing! THE LIST GOES ON AND IT’S FRABJOUSLY FANTASTIC. *flails*

3. The romance!

“I’m supposed to push a loose strand of hair out of your face, then let
my hand linger on your cheek, or isn’t that how, like, every other
kissing scene in those books you read goes?” He gently tucked that piece
of hair behind my ear and let his fingers slide down to tilt my chin up
until my eyes met his. “Well?”

EXCUSE ME WHILE I SQUEAL AT A REALLY HIGH PITCH BECAUSE THE ROMANCE WAS ONE OF THE MOST ADORABLE ROMANCES I EVER READ. *takes a breath* My favourite thing about Dev the love interest was that he never put down Phoebe for liking books or fangirling them or dressing up as her favourite characters! And he also asked Phoebe for book recommendations and went and bought books to read so he could talk to her about them! SO CUTE OMG.

So THANK YOU, Bookishly Ever After for being such an awesome book!

Sincerely,
Ella, Who Would Really Really Like a Sequel Now Please and Thank You.

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