PUBLISHER: Spencer Hill


DATE PUBLISHED: 19th January 2016


PAGES: 378



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?



This book sings out to readers everywhere. This is a YA rom-com novel with strong bookish ties that lured this reader in. Books and Musical Theatre, this book had me hook, line and sinker.

Phoebe is the focus of this book she is a shy bookish character who pretty much sums up majority of the emotions a reader feels about their favourite books. The main protagonist is relatable to me, I remember wanting to read at lunch and having to make myself interact with others (disclaimer this was not all lunches just when I had a really good book). I enjoyed the fact that while books was a major part of Phoebes life she had other likes such as Archery, Knitting and Band.

The cute slow burn, will they won’t they relationship between Phoebe and Dev was adorable. As the book progressed it was sweet to see all the possibilities of what could have happened.

There was even a scene where Phoebe was waiting in line at the Launch Party for the third book in her favourite series. The cute moments between her and Dev were amplified by all the book jargon and Launch Party moments.

A cute contemporary book that would appeal to readers and book lovers. With the excerpts of Phoebes favourite books scattered through I am keen to see these books come to life in print of their own. Fans of Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, definitely try Bookishly Ever After.



*Disclaimer: I received an Advanced Galley of this book, provided to me by Netgalley and  Spencer Hill Press in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts contained within this review are my own opinion of this book.

Keep Calm and Read On,



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