Bookishly Ever After
In a perfect world, sixteen-year-old Phoebe Martins’ life would be a book. Preferably one filled with magic and a hot paranormal love interest. Unfortunately, her life probably wouldn’t even qualify for a quiet contemporary.
Everything changes when Phoebe learns that Dev, the hottest guy in the clarinet section, might actually have a crush on her. So, Phoebe tur...more
IT'S A BOOK ABOUT A GIRL WHO LOVES BOOKS.
I LIKE BOOKS.
THIS GIRL LIKES BOOKS.
I LIKE READING A BOOK ABOUT A GIRL WHO LOVES BOOKS.
ITS A WIN-WIN SITUATION.
I tried so hard to like this, but it got on every. Single. Nerve. I wanted to strangle everyone; the book was so predictable; there's nothing here that you haven't read in other cheesy YA romances. I'm actually just proud of myself for finishing this.
THINGS I DID NOT LIKE
I've been waiting for this book to come out since it was announced in 2014. The synopsis promised a book for book addicts to love and to be able to relate to. Unfortuna ...more
"Fiction is the best kind of reality.
Nothing truer has been said in the history of truths. Bookishly Ever After is one of my most anticipated release for this year. I remember the agonizing wait for it and it just intensified when the book cover came out. I didn't know it before but the cover is as adorable as the story. It's an amazing feeling when the book you have been waiting for so long didn't disappoint you. Sure, there are some things I expected that I thought will happen but I ...more
“Too bad real boyfriends aren't as awesome as book boyfriends.”
This started out okay, but I lost interest.
Phoebe was a person who obviously liked reading books, but thankfully she wasn’t irritating with it. I didn’t see the problem with her taking flirting advice from books either, especially as she was a fan romance novels.
The storyline in this was about Phoebe and ...more
“Life is really good,” I said, not even caring if I sounded incredibly goofy. “Like, burst-into-song, movie musical good.”
This book… AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!! I don’t think I’ve ever read a cuter book!! I just absolutely LOVED it!! *happy wiggle*
“Once upon a time, there was a geeky book nerd… This nerd also happened to be a knitter who taught knitting classes to pay for her yarn and book addictions. She was very happy crushing on cute guys who looked like book characters, until her best friend...more
A book about a character who loves books potentially as much as all of us? Isn't that a book lover's greatest dream? It is mine. It's funny because not many books with this premise exist, even though you'd expect authors to jump on the opportunity to write so ...more
This book was sheer perfection! Honestly, I think I should apologise now, in advance, for how rambly this review is likely to be. Bookishly Ever After is about a nerdy, book lover, called Phoebe, who always has her head in a book. She doesn't really care much for gossip and other high school activities, but hand her the newest YA best-seller, and she is sorted. She's also a prolific knitter, an ...more
Okay so before I say anything else, I'm just going to say that this book is SO relatable and adorable - from the book signings, to the ignoring the world through reading, to the crushing on fictional characters! It was ...more
Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC!
This was hands-down the most adorable book I’ve read this year. Not going to lie, Spencer Hill has some amazing contemporaries out there, and Bookishly Ever After was no exception. What drew me to this book at first was the fact that the main character is a total bookworm and the love interest plays clarinet. (Both aspects of me!) Not to mention the cover is absolutely lovely, too. However, you’ll find that this book’s simple yet realistic plot will d ...more
With a title and premise so perfect, as a self-proclaimed book nerd, there was no way I could resist this book. And MAN am I glad it exists. So fluffy, cute, and funny - it cheered me straight up and delighted me for hours.
I will say it took me a little bit to get into Bookishly Ever After. Though the premise is perfection and I should have instantly been like OMG PHOEBE IS ME, I was nervous. The constant bookish references and little cute book nerd habits almost seemed kind of like they ...more
I think I'm the black sheep with this one. I hate to confess that this book was just very awkward to read.
Bookishly Ever After is a story about a girl named Phoebe that loves all things bookish. She's an avid reader of ya romance, cosplays to her book signings, and even has a line of book boyfriends. She also happens to be a profound archer and enjoys knitting for those she deems knitworthy. Then her best friend convinces her that she should give real guys a ...more
Arc provided by Spencer Hill Press through Netgalley
Release Date: January 12 th
Okay, time for the truth: Did I or did I not enjoy this book?
Well, I did.
Most of it.
First of all, the synopsis does not lie. This really is a book for bookworms.
Bookworms that love when they get an arc.
Bookworms that anxiously anticipate the release for a next book in a series...
Bookworms that say things like :"nothing compares to book boyfriends.."
Well... I have.
Bookworms that dress up like t ...more
Phoebe would much rather live in her fictional fantasy worlds but unfortunately her best friend is determined to reintroduce Phoebe to reality and keep her nose out of books. When Phoebe finds out that Dev, the hottest guy in band likes her she can only take advice from her most loved heroines and try to integrate their actio ...more
Seriously, reading this was the equivalent of watching someone knit a sweater for 4 excruciatingly long hours (no offence to any knitters out there--keep doin' yo thang.)
Revised Character Names:
Phoebe - Knitting Girl
Dev - Drama Dude
I don't recall the name of the girl who is obsessed with Dev (Drama Dude), so let's go with Sassy Drama Girl
Em (I liked her character so her name stays the same)
Kris - Douch ...more
This book is just over the top and tries too damn hard to appeal to book readers. Well guess what? We book readers AREN'T THINKING OF BOOK CHARACTERS, BOOK SCENES AND BOOK BOYFRIENDS EVERY SINGLE SECOND OF OUR LIVES.
This protagonist is stupid and I couldn't even like her love interest in the end. But if you think of it, if she had been smart, the book would be half as long as it actually is.
BOOKISLY EVER AFTER was a delightful read. First of all, Phoebe is super funny and SO relatable. There were whole chapters that gave me flashbacks to my own incredibly awkward history. And I loved how she was taking her cues from her favourite book heroines - sections of those books are interwoven with the ...more
Here's the thing, the true bookish girl wouldn't ever have a makeover and suddenly be appealing and popular. Sorry but this just doesn't happen in real life. Nor would she, before the makeover, be left alone (no bullying) as she appears to be. What I wouldn't have given to be invisible like that in high school.
It's a cute book about a girl who loves books and uses the ...more
“Just because I like to read doesn’t mean I let fictional characters dictate my life.”
✅Or, do I?
⏩Gee.. This Phoebe-girl is just the right alter-ego of mine.
“I was quoting a line from a real poem quoted by a fictional character being quoted by another fictional character. Like book geekishness times three.”
✅That also sounds a lot like me.
“Then Dev was in front of me, dragging me away from Jon and onto the dance floor while still keeping in his character of a cro...more
"...there was Lexie again...staring at Dev like he was an [ARC] of the last book in a series."
We can all totally picture that, right?
Meanwhile, I overidentified with Feebs and also fought the urge to cheer (literally, out loud) multiple times d ...more
I got this as a review book so I thought I would do this one a little differently than I usually do to help people know how I felt about certain aspects of the book :)
So first of all…
The Cover: 10/5 xD That was the thing that drew me in and made me want to read it honestly (Which I know I shouldn’t be so shallow to do that, but I am just telling the truth :P lol)
Romance: 3/5 I thought that Phoebe and Dev were pretty cute :) Their romance didn’t get too out of hand…but there was some c ...more
In her free time between wr ...more