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251 pages, ebook
First published March 13, 2017
“Operation Prom Date is go for launch.”
"I ship us, Kate. I want us to be Kaper or Coopte or Capote or whatever weird combination our names can make."
“I ship Olicity the hardest.”(…)“(…)I used to be all about Damon and Elena, but there toward the end, I shipped her and a coffin. Which sounds mean, I know, but vampires don’t technically die, so a bit nicer?”
“I’m still judging you too much for saying ‘ship them the hardest’ to judge you for the vampire stuff.”
“Now, tell me the constellations, because I know you know them. Do you still have that app?”“I have a better one.”“Well, whip it out, Galileo.”“Okay, okay. But you might want to be careful about instructing guys to ‘whip it out.’ Just saying.” (...)
“I can see this constellation that represents a story about a boy names Cooper, who dreamed about sailing until one day his father—Zeus, of course, because Zeus has trouble keeping it in his pants…”“Maybe someone instructed him to ‘whip it out’.”
4 ½ ★
I really enjoyed this book. REALLY, REALLY enjoyed this book.
It was the perfect combination of flirting, romance, humor and happiness. Mix in some awesome pop culture references we have a winner.
I really liked the character main and side ones. There were easy to relate to and very realistic. I have to say that I did enjoy Kate a bit more, just because I could relate when it came to her fandoms. The only down to Kate, I thought was that it took her longer than I thought to catch on, to who her she really should be with.
I also enjoyed Cooper, while the complete opposite he made the perfect match for Kate and I really think they are the OTP.
Overall, this sweet, funny story with some quirky characters is just the right length, will make you smile and make your heart melt.
I rate it 4 ½ ★
I was a bit of a math nerd, but I tried to keep it on the down low. I was actually pretty proud Cooper didn’t know that about me already. Although, like Oliver Queen on Arrow, people found out my secret at an alarming rate. Pretty soon all of Starling City – er, Auburun – would know. – Kate’s thoughts
I’d never lived cliffhangers, not on my TV shows, not in books – especially when the sequel’s release date was months to years away – and definitely not in my real-world conversations. – Kate’s thoughts
I was staring to hate myself for thinking this would work – I mean, it had worked. So I guess I mostly hated myself for being successful. – Cooper’s thoughts
Cooper might act like knitting wasn’t cool, but just wait until he had a warm hat to put on after a cold day of rowing next fall. Then he’d be thanking me. – Kate’s thoughts
Cooper: I’m down for a movie. But I get to choose it.
Kate: Giving out movie choosing privileges isn’t something I do lightly.
Cooper: Well, I don’t hang out with the Mother of Dragons lightly. Especially when the dragon’s been giving me dirty looks for the past five minutes.
Kate: Hey! Have I ever told you that you have boundary issues?
Cooper: You are in my room, wearing my clothes, making me stalk a guy on my laptop. Let’s not get into boundary issues.
The cover is delightfully beautiful and do illustrate well the theme of the book, bring out all the lightness of the story with the bright and happy candy colors, combined with the informal fonts chosen for the writings. All is perfect, but for one thing: this pink dress has nothing to do with Kate – the dress she chose is essentially nude colored. Just saying.
Overall, if you love well written YA, funny characters, light romances and fangirling, Operation Prom Date MUST BE your next read! Thank you so much for reading and, once again, thank you to Chapter by Chapter for my review copy <3