Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira was published in January 2016 by Spencer Hill Press. I received an arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Sixteen-year-old Phoebe Martin is a socially awkward bookworm. (Hey, much like yours truly!) She loves the strong female main characters in the novels she reads (Katniss meets Tris meets some of the Babysitters Club, maybe?). She loves them so much she draws on them for inspiration in securing the affections of her crush, Dev. And…that’s pretty much the entire book.
I really wanted to like this book. But nothing much happened. No big twists, nothing super exciting or dramatic. Nor was it cutesy or frivolous enough to be enjoyable as brain candy. I keep wondering if I would have enjoyed it more if I’d been in a different mood but this just didn’t click for me.