When I get sent books that have already-existing fan bases, I get worried. When I get sent books that have HUGE fan bases, I worry even more. When it came to Did I Mention I Love You? by Estelle Maskame, though, I was super worried. Estelle is incredible popular on Twitter with over 120,000 followers and had finished the three-book series by the time she was 16. However, it was this fact that made me want to read Did I Mention I Love You? right away to find out what all the fuss was about.
The first book, abbreviated to DIMILY, starts with 16-year-old Eden travelling across the country to visit her father in California, who she hasn’t seen for years. This means meeting her three new step-brothers, one of whom is Tyler Bruce. Tyler may be moody and have issues of his own, but Eden finds herself falling for him and the consequences could be shattering…
As Estelle is so young, she writes with a voice that is perfect for a YA novel. First published on Wattpad and later picked up by a traditional publisher, I was amazed at Estelle’s ability to bring the setting of Santa Monica, California to life; I’ve only ever known California from TV programmes and films but it felt so real!
I read the first book in a day and then pined away for the second book. One of the best things about this trilogy is that they’re being published in quick succession so there isn’t long to wait between each book. That being said, I just want to read them all right away and then re-read them again and again!
As soon as a copy of Did I Mention I Need You? dropped through my letterbox, I started reading it. I was incredibly excited to read it and it did not disappoint. I loved it even more than I loved DIMILY and I am now desperate to read the third book, Did I Mention I Miss You?. It shall be amazing!
To put it briefly, I am now a diehard DIMILY fan for life.
Did I Mention I Need You? by Estelle Maskame is out on 19th October from Black & White Publishing.
Anya12 October, 2015 at 4:52 pm
I have the first book on my kindle, I’m really excited to read it! And I’m thinking if I love it, I’ll buy the physical books because the covers are awesome!
Emma12 October, 2015 at 8:03 pm
Ah so happy you reviewed these as I saw them and didn’t know what to think of them! I just loved the covers (I know, totally going against the whole don’t judge a book by its cover, but when they are sooo pretty its hard haha) totally adding these to my reading list now! They sound fab and I just love that they are all coming out close together, I really can’t stand waiting on 2nd/3rd books coming out I have no patience haha! x
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Lara13 October, 2015 at 5:35 am
These books look amazing and having such a young author makes me want to read them even more?! It’s amazing that someone my age has been published…. #goals. I’m super curious to see how her voice differs from older writers. Thanks for sharing these books, I will definitely be keeping a look out for them.
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Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic13 October, 2015 at 5:32 pm
I’ve heard such amazing things about these books and them seem like really fun reads, so I’ll definitely be purchasing them soon! Great review, Lucy!
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Michelle16 October, 2015 at 11:11 am
I haven’t heard of this series, but I love a cute, fun read and this sounds like the perfect thing to read over summer! Great review Lucy 🙂
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Jessica @ Strung Out On Books30 October, 2015 at 2:08 am
This sounds like such a good trilogy! I’m definitely adding these to my TBR! I want to read them now, but that’s not exactly practical so I guess I’ll have to wait haha!
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