Review: Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira

Posted April 8, 2016 in review / 2 Comments

Review: Bookishly Ever After by Isabel BandeiraBookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira
Published by Spencer Hill Contemporary on January 19th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Format: Paperback
Pages: 378
Reading Challenges: 2016 Debut Challenge Source: Library
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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?

I looove this book with all my nerdy heart, because I spent the whole way through the book squealing about how relatable the main character is. And I really really need to purchase a physical copy of this book. BAAADLY. Bookishly Ever After was probably a book that all booknerds will love because it’s about a girl falling in love. The difference about this book and other typical contemporary books is that the girl is a booknerd. She’s really the hardcore type of booknerd that I’m pretty sure all of us are. And to fall in love, she actually uses tips from the female main characters in her favourite books. How cool is that? I mean, admit it, how many of us totally wish we could channel Celaena’s bravery?

That’s pretty much what this book was about. I practically spazzed throughout the whole book. And the coolest part is the way it ended. Like, it showed us that it’s not a bad thing to take notes from books. It also shows us that books do help us in real-life situation. See? And the other part that I absolutely love about this book was how the author included excerpts from the books that the MC, Phoebe reads. So, basically it’s like books inside a book. And I so badly wanna read the books that Phoebe reads too, because omg, they really sound amazing. Who knows, maybe one day Isabel Bandeira might write those books in full form? I HOPE SO.

I think I’ve said it a million times, but Phoebe is a booknerd. Like, a true hardcore booknerd. She brought a book with her everywhere, even to lunch. And she would geek out in full Hunger Games-like armour just to meet a favourite author at the bookstore. She would also definitely pick reading a book over anything else. And that made the romance all the more sweeter, because it shows us how the guy tried to make her see that he was in love with her. So, reading it from her perspective, I kept shaking my head at how dense Phoebe was. I mean, HE ACTUALLY STARTED READING BECAUSE OF HER.

And she has tons of book boyfriends. YUP.

All the booknerds out there, you seriously need this book on your TBR. I mean, it’s basically about all of you!

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2 Responses to “Review: Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira”

  1. I’ve been kind of hesitant about this when I’ve seen this around but I think you’ve convinced me to give it a go – it sounds so cute! Phoebe sounds really relatable (booknerds ftw!) and excerpts of the books she reads? Awesome!
    I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂 And knowing you *need* a physical copy just makes me more convinced to read it! Great review, Maryam!
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    • Thank you so much, Annika 😀 And yes, one thing I looove about this book was that the main character was relatable, and I think that helps a lot in a book 😀

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