Mar 31, 2016

Bookishly Ever After(Ever After,#1)

bookishly ever after.
Ever After,#1
isabel bandeira.

Publisher  Spencer Hill.          
Publication Date:January 19,2016
Genre:YA Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages:  Digital| 378
 Source: Recieved Digitial Copy from Netgalley|Publisher.

“Fiction is the best kind of reality”

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?

(I received digital copy from Netgalley, in exchange of an honest review)


From a minute that I came across BOOKISHLY EVER AFTER I had a feeling that it was going to end up being one of my favorite books. I was right; it ended up being so much more than I expected it to be. I loved the fact that Phoebe was a total bookworm when it came to books, which is a lot like me and I felt I could relate to her in that sense. I spend as much time reading books when I have time as Phoebe did. A book about books, how can you not fall in love with a novel like that? To me it felt as it was telling few different stories, Phoebe’s and the books that she was reading. Story wasn’t only what drew me to the book; I was drawn from moment that I came across the cover and the title. You can’t but help wonder about the both. BOOKISHLY EVER AFTER how can that not capture your attention and have you wondering if there is meaning behind the title? Plus the cover is absolutely stunning, and once I started reading the book, it all made sense, especially considering Phoebe’s story. A novel that you will find yourself reading till you reach the end. That’s what I found myself doing last night, and it turned into hours of reading till I finished it, because I wanted to see how Phoebe’s story ended.

BOOKISHLY EVER AFTER is not just a love story but it much more. To me, it felt almost like a fairytale but with a twist. I thought it was an interesting aspect that Phoebe took, turning to her books for help, a romance advice. But in the end it wasn’t because she acted like one of characters in her book, but because she was herself. Dev liked her for who she was, I just wished that she realized it sooner. But I could tell that from moment that she found out that Dev liked here, there was change in her and there were tension between two of them. Even I could see it before she did, he was crazy about her. Way he reacted when she told him about Kris and way he always found a way to be around her, how could she not see it? All it took was for them end up at same camp, for her to realize how he feels for her, but at same time if her campers didn’t push her, it could ended a completely different way. The emotions in these books was everywhere and I found myself feeling all feelings that Phoebe was feeling, sadness, happiness, desire, confusion. The story became a reality to me.

Of course I enjoyed the action within this book, especially when they went to camp, and everything was described with such detail that I could picture it all, it actually looked like so much fun. While I read it, I found myself wishing that I was there at that moment. I can see why this book is so loved, it was astonishing, beautifully written and I couldn’t get enough of the story. I enjoyed reading the passages from the books that Phoebe loved and before I knew it, I fell in love with books in process. Especially since Phoebe’s reading style is a lot like mine is. Do you love books? Do you like love stories with a twist? Then pick up BOOKISHLY EVER AFTER , because once you do, you won’t be able to put it down till you reach the end and even then you will be craving for more. A beautiful, heartfelt debut novel.


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