Monday, July 17, 2017

REVIEW : Dramatically Ever After by Isabel Bandeira

Series: Ever After (Book 2)
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press (June 20, 2017) 

Senior year is not shaping up to be the picture perfect movie Em Katsaros had imagined. Her super hot leading man is five thousand miles away. Her dad just got laid off. And Em can kiss her first-pick university goodbye if she doesn't snag a scholarship.

To turn this Shakespearean tragedy into the Academy Award-winning dream Em has written for herself, she enters a speech competition and manages to cinch a spot in the US Youth Change Council national round. She gets to spend a week in Boston and her prayers might be answered if she can kick butt and win one of the national scholarships.

Everything seems to be going by the script until she finds out Kris Lambert―senior class president, stuck-up jerk, and her nemesis―is going, too. Cue the dramatic music. In Boston, Kris is different. Nice. Cute, even. But she knows his game way too well―be nice to your opponents and then throw them under the bus on your way to victory. Instead of becoming his next victim, Em decides to turn the tables by putting her acting and flirting skills to work. Unfortunately, as they get close to the final competition and judging, reality and acting start to blur.

Can Em use the drama from the stage to get the future she's been dreaming of?

Review Below 

Dramatically Ever After is book two in the Ever After series by Isabel Bandeira. I absolutely loved Bookishly Ever After much in part to the main character of Phoebe and her appreciation of book nerdom.

Well Isabel has done it again with book two. Using the character of Ephemie, she has brought back my memories of drama class and made me remember my first romantic relationship. Of course, I’m pretty sure Em and Kris have a much better turnout than my situation but moving on.


First of all, not only is this one of the best plays EVER, but I actually performed it in my junior high theater group. FLASHBACKS GALORE!

Onto Kris and Em, who have such fiery chemistry and I loved their debates. Isabel succeeded in working in so many great bits of history and appreciation for the arts and life that didn’t come off as a lesson.

Love having Dev and Phoebe still involved and being precious cupcakes. I almost thought Em would be on a ship with Alec and while I probably could have been on board I am soooooo happy that didn’t happen. Their bro-sis relationship is cute. Fuck Wilhem and I desperately need a Grace and Leia book or one shot IDC ANYTHING!

Great plot, great characters, great writing. Can’t wait for book 3!