Tuesday, May 1, 2018

A Date with Darcy (Bookish Boyfriends #1)
by Tiffany Schmidt

Paperback400 pages
Expected publication: May 1st 2018 by Amulet Paperbacks
ISBN: 1419728601

In this contemporary YA, a teenager’s favorite literary heroes woo her in real life

The first of two books in an intended paperback original series about a girl whose classic literary crushes manifest in real life. Merrilee Campbell, 16, thinks boys are better in books, chivalry is dead, and there’d be nothing more romantic than having just one guy woo her like the heroes in classic stories. She’s about to get the chance to test these daydreams when she, her best friend, Eliza, and her younger sister, Rory, transfer into Reginald R. Hero High, where all their fantasies come true—often with surprising consequences. 

Going into this book, I was hoping for a cute and fluffy contemporary novel, and that is exactly what I got! This book was as sweet as cotton candy, which was adorable and fun. 

At first, I did have a hard time getting into this book because it was a bit slow and the characters felt SO young. I didn't care that the characters were younger than me, but this was a YA book where I could really feel how young the characters were. The dialogue in this book just had a young and childlike vibe to it, which made it hard for me to connect to at times. I definitely would recommend this book to younger readers as they would probably relate to the characters more than I did. 

Even though the characters felt so much younger than me, I still really enjoyed them. Merilee was a book obsessed girl who fell in love with all the men in the books she read. Merilee was a girl who believed men in real life could not measure up to fictional men, and I have never agreed with a character more! I also loved how strong and determined Merilee was. She was never afraid to stand up for herself and take control of uncomfortable situations. I think she is a great role model for younger girls!

I found the romances in this book to be charming and precious! There was what felt like a case of insta-love, but I felt like it worked pretty well for this endearing and cute novel. The romance seemed like it really fit with the vibe of this book, so the romance did not bother me like I thought it would. There were plenty of adorable and swoony moments that had me smiling ear to ear throughout the book. I was really happy that this book also focused on other relationships besides romantic ones. This book explored the relationships between sisters and families, which was a heart-warming element of the story. 

Overall, this was a quick and fun story. If you are a younger reader who wants a fun contemporary romance novel, then I would recommend checking this book out!

3 / 5 Fangs

*This ebook was given to me in exchange for an honest review. * 

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