The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

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Published November 1st 2016 by Delacorte Press

348 Pages

Goodreads Summary: Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.

The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?

Review: I absolutely loved Nicola Yoon’s debut novel, Everything, Everything so I was really excited to read her latest book.  I mean, look at that cover too!  So gorgeous.  I ended up letting it sit on my shelf for a few months before finally picking it up a few days ago.  It took me quite awhile to get into this book, nearly 50%.  I didn’t really feel connected to either Natasha or Daniel.  The whole instalove part of this story just did not click with me.  The way the story was told was a bit odd as well.  It bounced back and forth from Natasha to Daniel with little interlude chapters about either their parents or other people the two of them interact with.  I did like seeing how all of the stories connected though, especially with Irene.  One thing that really bugged me was how Daniel’s brother Charlie would talk.  Many. Of. His. Lines. Were. Written. Just. Like. This.  He was a total jerk anyways so not a huge part of the story. Overall it was a cute story but it just didn’t feel like anything special so I didn’t like it as much as I hoped I would.  I think it’s still worth a read if you like contemporary romance YA books but I don’t know if I’ll ever read it again.

3 Stars

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

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I received an eARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Expected publication: September 1st 2015 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers

320 Pages

Goodreads Summary: My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

Review: I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this book.  How exciting could a book be about a girl who can’t leave her house because she is allergic to the world.  Boy was I wrong.  I LOVED this book so much!  Madeline was such a cute character and I felt that I could identify with her personality pretty well.  From the moment Olly moved in next door, I could tell that something pretty awesome was going to happen between the two of them.  There were so many feels, both good and bad, during this book.  I loved Carla and that she was willing to risk the wrath of Madeline’s mother to let Maddy get to know Olly.  Towards the end there is a huge twist that just makes the book even better.  I definitely can’t wait to own a copy of this book so I can have a physical copy.  I will be recommending this book to others as well.

5/5 Stars