The Zoella Book Club: The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

The Zoella Book Club: The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

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The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily – Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

Dash and Lily have been dating for nearly a year, but when Lily’s beloved grandfather falls ill, the repercussions take their toll on everyone.

Even though they are still together, somehow the magic has gone out of their relationship and it’s clear that Lily has fallen out of love with life.

Action must be taken!

Dash teams up with Lily’s brother and a host of their friends, who have just twelve days to get Lily’s groove back in time for Christmas.

The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily – WHSmith Review

The sequel to Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares gets off to a sad start as we learn that our fairytale couple has been struggling to keep the magic alive during a stressful year. Winter is Lily’s favourite season and usually she can’t wait to get the Christmas tree up and start spreading the festive cheer, but this year she says she’s ‘just not feeling it right now’. Dash and Lily’s brother Langston are concerned and so set in motion a plan to kickstart Lily’s Christmas spirit. But with just 12 days left until Christmas day, can they perk Lily up in time to enjoy Christmas in New York together?

This is a slightly more serious book than the first, as Lily struggles with the big changes and decisions that come with growing up. There’s still that light, funny and slightly chaotic feel to Dash and Lily’s lives, but also more than a few moments of miscommunication that will have you shouting at the page in frustration. Despite Lily’s lack of enthusiasm, this book is still full of Christmas trees, lights, eggnog, jumpers and all the things that get you in the mood for the holidays; perfect for getting you ready to cosy up for the winter. Alcohol, drugs, strong language and mention of sex feature in this story.

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The Twelves Days of Dash and Lily Events

We have some truly exciting online events lined up for the Zoella Book Club to encourage readers to discuss the books with fellow readers and with the authors themselves! You can talk about your favourite characters, discuss your favourite scenes, share your own experiences related to the books and ask any burning questions you have since turning the last page. Don’t miss out on the chance to meet like-minded readers and ask your unanswered questions.

Rachel Cohn and David Levithan Biography

David Levithan and Rachel Cohn

Rachel Cohn is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books for young adults, including the Gingerbread series and the Beta series.

David Levithan is the author such novels as Every Day, Two Boys Kissing,, and Boy Meets Boy.

Together, Rachel and David have written Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (adapted into a movie starring Michael Cera and Kat Dennings), Naomi & Ely’s No Kiss List (adapted into a movie starring Victoria Justice) and the Dash & Lily series.

Rachel lives in Los Angeles and can be found on the web at while David lives in Hoboken, NJ and can be found at

They are currently at work on their fifth book together.

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