Twelve Reasons We Love Dash & Lily (Review)

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Ok, not really...But if this book doesn't put you in the holiday spirit then you're just a Scrooge anyways.

Oh, Dash. Sweet, sweet Dash. We needed more of you in our lives and we didn't even know it. And Lily, you and all your sass and ridiculousness. We both LOVED this book so much that we basically hyperventilated through a conversation about where these two crazy kids are.

What were your first thoughts when you heard there was a sequel coming?

NS: I couldn’t wait to read it; I loved the first book. It took so much for them to get together and you always wonder about those characters. This is a chance to check in on them.

CJ: If you don't already know, David Levithan is one of my favorite authors and I think he thrives the most in his co-authored books. So basically my reaction to ANY new David Levithan book is immediate flailing.

Where did you think this book was going to pick up?

NS: Well, it’s a Christmas themed book. I thought it was going to be a little further down the road for them. 

CJ: I thought the book was going to start with Dash and Lily on a break or break up. Even though it didn't, my first thought in reading was, YOU BROKE THEM, followed by a lot of curses directed toward Rachel and David.

Holiday books tend to be like Hallmark movies. When did you cry?

NS: When Lily went to visit her mom and during her internal dialogue when she realized her life would never be the same again. 

CJ: There's a chapter that starts with Dash saying, "No." (you'll have to read to find out what he's negating) so basically from then on to the part where he ends up in the hospital. I was a blubbering mess.

How is The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily compared to their other co-authored books?

NS: This is one of David’s lighter reads in terms of the sarcasm. It’s more romantic. It explores relationships a bit deeper than their other books.

CJ: This book felt so refined and just perfect. I mean, all of their books are amazing but this one felt extra polished.

What is your favorite part?

NS: The massacre of the librarians 2016. That reference will make a whole lot more sense when you read it.

CJ: There's a whole section about BDSM gingerbread men - no, I am not kidding. 

Nancy & Christy

by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
Published: October 18th 2016
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Source: Audible

New York Times bestselling authors Rachel Cohn and David Levithan are back with a life-affirming Christmas romance starring Dash and Lily.

Dash and Lily have had a tough year since readers first watched the couple fall in love. Lily’s beloved grandfather suffered a heart attack, and his difficult road to recovery has taken a major toll on her typically sunny disposition. 

With only twelve days left until Christmas—Lily’s favorite time of the year—Dash, Lily’s brother Langston, and their closest friends take Manhattan by storm to help Lily recapture the holiday magic of New York City in December. 

Told in alternating chapters, The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily reunites two beloved characters and is bound to be a Christmas favorite, season after season.


  1. I borrowed the first Dash & Lily book from the library book in the summer but life got so busy that I wasn't able to read it before it had to go back. I hope my library gets this one so I can read both of them together.
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  2. I haven't read either of these (and I'm not particularly festive, so I typically dodge the holiday reads), but the answers to that last question (your favorite parts) definitely have me intrigued lol.

    1. I wouldn't say these are typical holiday reads. While Lily LOVES Christmas, Dash has some different feelings. You should try them :). You can enter to win the first one in our post from today!


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