I’m excited to be sharing another exciting spotlight post as part of another fab Ultimate Blog Tour!!! Once again a massive shout out to Dave @The_WriteReads and the gang for my spot today!!! Also let’s not forget a big thank you to Penguin for providing eARC’s to everyone on the tour!!
As you may have already guessed from the title and awesome graphics (thanks to Noly) today’s tour is for…
Genres: Young Adult
Length: 304 pages
Publication Date: 3rd June 2021
“#1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also a Star Nicola Yoon is back with her eagerly anticipated third novel. With all the heart and hope of her last two books, this is an utterly unique romance.
Evie Thomas doesn’t believe in love anymore. Especially after the strangest thing occurs one otherwise ordinary afternoon: She witnesses a couple kiss and is overcome with a vision of how their romance began . . . and how it will end. After all, even the greatest love stories end with a broken heart, eventually.
As Evie tries to understand why this is happening, she finds herself at La Brea Dance studio, learning to waltz, fox-trot, and tango with a boy named X. X is everything that Evie is not: adventurous, passionate, daring. His philosophy is to say yes to everything–including entering a ballroom dance competition with a girl he’s only just met.
Falling for X is definitely not what Evie had in mind. If her visions of heartbreak have taught her anything, it’s that no one escapes love unscathed. But as she and X dance around and toward each other, Evie is forced to question all she thought she knew about life and love. In the end, is love worth the risk?“
About the Author:
Nicola Yoon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and 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. Both her novels have been made into major motion pictures. Nicola grew up in Jamaica and Brooklyn, and lives in Los Angeles with her husband, novelist David Yoon, and their family.
Unfortunately I didn’t manage to fit the book in, but here’s what just some of the other awesome bloggers on tour are saying about the book.
(You can check out there full reviews by clicking on their blog names.)
Noly over at The Artsy Reader says:
“I had actual gooesebumps at some points while reading this, and I loved every moment of it. If you are a fan of young adult novels, if you like your reads to be sprinkled with kindred souls, love, great friendships (and dance moves!), all garnished with some magic, Instructions for Dancing is THE book for you!
Definitely a 5 star read for me!”
Kerri over at Kerri McBookNerd says:
“Final thoughts: No thoughts, head empty PLEASE READ THIS BOOK! Seriously, though, this was a fantastic young adult romance/contemporary that pulls you into the story and wrecks every single one of your emotions along the way. If you enjoy romance that delves into some harder subjects, but still leaves you feeling like a hopeless romantic, with strong characters and beautiful writing, I think you’ll love Instructions for Dancing!”
Leslie over at Books Are The New Black says:
“Overall, I had a fun time with this book and had a hard time putting it down. Although there are some character and pacing issues, it didn’t take away from the message. It has some very sad moments. Nicola Yoon talks about how she was going through a lot of pain when writing this book. You can feel her heartbreak coming through with this one.”
Fiona over at Fi’s Bibliofiles says:
“It is just such an endearing read, with just a hint of the mystical that adds to the fun. I really enjoyed the writing style. This book is amazingly sweet and heart-wrenchingly sad. I really loved the writing style it felt very natural. I loved that it covered all aspects of love both the whirlwind and joy of falling in love but also the ways people can fall out of love. It explores both romantic love, family love and friendship in such lovely ways. All of these relationships really captured me and I became super invested in them in a very short space of time.”
Ashlee over at Books Are 42 says:
“I loved this book. It tore my heart out and made me feel way more emotions than I was ready to feel on a Thursday night. I highly recommend this book because everyone deserves a book hangover.”
Kimberly over at My Bookish Bliss says:
“I award Instructions for Dancing a full 5 out of 5 stars. There is no way I couldn’t after the connection I had to Evie.”
Hâf over at Library Looter says:
“I was definitely expecting a light and fluffy novel, but instead, Nicola Yoon has crafted an emotional and personal read. Instructions for Dancing is a fantastic book about taking a chance on love.”
Hannah over at Hannahs Bookshelf says:
“I’d recommend this book to anyone who enjoys contemporary YA romance stories that are bound to give you some perspective on what it means to love someone.”
Isha over at Paperback Tomes says:
“Instructions for Dancing was every bit magical and heartachingly good.”
Don’t forget to keep an out for all the other reviews coming from other fab bloggers on tour too!!