Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira
Summary: 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?
Phoebe is the kind of girl who gets wrapped up in books – often to the point where she prefers them to reality. (And what book lover can’t relate to that?) She crushes on the hot guy who looks like the hero of one of her favorite paranormal romances, and, if not for the encouragement of her best friend, would completely miss the other hot guy who clearly digs her as she is, no makeovers required. But Phoebe can’t get over the notion that she is bland and uncrushworthy, so she turns to passages from her favorite YA novels for help. (The passages from the fake novels are some of my favorite parts of the book, by the way – I want to read every one of them and obsess about them along with Phoebe.) It’s no secret that I love a book with a female heroine who displays her strength in smart, bookish ways, so of course I fell in love with Phoebe right away. But let’s talk about what a perfectly imperfect book boyfriend Dev turns out to be. He reads the books Phoebe recommends and even quotes them at her in romantic moments. This is a delicious sigh of a book, and I can’t wait to see what’s next in the Ever After series.
BOOKISHLY EVER AFTER is out now.
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