I hope everyone is doing well! And enjoying the official start to the summer! As we come to the end of June I am back with another Blog Tour! Obviously hosted by my favourite @thewritereads. I am positive that you are all very aware of who Dave is now and how grateful I am for him and the blog tours. Thanks to #TheWriteReads and Penguin for making this book available to me as part of the blog tour!Todays blog tour is one I have been super excited for!
Length: 304 Pages
Publishing: 3rd June 2021
About the Author:
Nicola Yoon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Instructions for Dancing, Everything, Everythingand The Sun Is Also a Star. She is a National Book Award finalist, a Michael L. Printz Honor Book recipient and a Coretta Scott King New Talent Award winner. Two of her novels have been made into major motion pictures. She’s also co-publisher of Joy Revolution, a Random House young adult imprint dedicated to love stories starring people of color. She grew up in Jamaica and Brooklyn, and lives in Los Angeles with her husband, the novelist David Yoon, and their daughter.
#1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also a Star Nicola Yoon is back with a new and utterly unique romance.
Evie is disillusioned about love ever since her dad left her mum for another woman – she’s even throwing out her beloved romance novel collection.
When she’s given a copy of a book called Instructions for Dancing, and follows a note inside to a dilapidated dance studio, she discovers she has a strange and unwelcome gift. When a couple kisses in front of her, she can see their whole relationship play out – from the moment they first catch each other’s eye to the last bitter moments of their break-up.
For Evie, it confirms everything she thinks she knows about love – that it doesn’t last.
But at the dance studio she meets X – tall, dreadlocked, fascinating – and they start to learn to dance, together. Can X help break the spell that Evie is under? Can he change Evie’s mind about love?
Wow! Where to start… what a book!
As always I am going to try my best to avoid spoilers but if you did not already guess I LOVED THIS BOOK! I could spend hours literal hours discussing how much i enjoyed reading this book and the fact I had to keep making sure to stop reading it at night otherwise I would have finished it in one day but no sleep and Gee do not go together very well.
small side note if you are planning to give this book a read, which I would obviously 100% recommend, you are going to need to get the tissues out. It can only be described as a tear jerker.
The stories follow Evie Thomas whose faith in love since she found out the reason her parents got a divorce has depleted. It seems to her that everyone around her have gotten over the divorce and she is the only one still holding on and dealing with her loss of faith in love. She decides to get rid of all her romance novels. Which is something that I felt so so badly. I often feel the need to remove them from my life but I have a little attachment to them.
All the books she had and read gave her what she now considers as false standards when it comes to love. Whether it be the Contemporary and Paranormal genre romances that she used to enjoy. Sadly they no longer hold importance or even spark hope in her anymore. She takes all her books and donates them to the little library in her town. That is when she meets an old lady who advises her to pick up a book titled “Instructions for Dancing”.
Now to be clear I am going to avoid talking more about the book specifically right now because I really do not want to spoil this book for you. However as someone who has parents who divorced at a young age and have seen them find new partners. This book hit me hard and actually I found it so so much more emotional to read than I thought I was going to.
At first I could not workout if it was the mutual connection to divorce or the new lack of confidence of love. Whatever it was my heart was far too attached to this one. This being said that did not stop me loving this book so so much.
I think it is safe to say I am a hopeless romantic (Those romance novels are not going anywhere any time soon.) This book made me fall back in love with characters, back in love with the idea of love no matter how complicated it may be.
Does this sound like something you would want to read? If you have read it what did you think?