The Sun Is Also A Star Review | Blog Tour

Saturday, October 29, 2016

When I received an email for blog tour invitation to The Sun Is Also A Star, I was ecstatic!! I thought it wasn't real and that I was out of my league to be able to part of this. I immediately accepted because I thought it would fill up quickly. I mean this is the same author that wrote Everything Everything. And it certainly was everything (LOL).

The Sun Is Also A Star

Release Date: November 1, 2016
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Format: Print ARC, 344 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pre-order Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

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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? 

*Thank you so much to the publisher for sending me an advance reading copy in exchange for an honest review.*

   There's just such an addictive quality in Nicola Yoon's writing. It's so easy to get immersed in the story and that's what I love. I loved her debut novel Everything Everything and I loved this! I love seeing her writing evolve and I can't wait for her future novels. I know I'll love anything she writes.

   What I really enjoyed is that most of the chapters were short once again as they were in Everything Everything. It made the pacing of the story go by faster but it didn't feel rushed.


   Natasha is a seventeen year old black girl who was born in Jamaica. Because her father gets a DUI, it leads to the discovery of her family being undocumented immigrants and they are being deported. But she's hoping for a miracle. To be able to stay with her friends, go to college, and live a normal life in the place she's grown up in.

   I love how when her family had already thrown in the towel and were packing, she was doing her homework. She didn't accept it and she went looking for any way out so she could possibly stay.


   Daniel is a seventeen year old Korean American who is under pressure to be who his parents want him to be and not what he dreams of being. A poet. His older brother gets suspended from Harvard and despises him. And he's on his way to a school interview when he sees and meets Natasha.

   I just found him to be the type that's easy to talk and get to know kind of guy. And really cute too!

   I was surprised and found interesting that there were narratives from people surrounding the two main characters like they each had a role which led to them meeting. And there were also these chapters that went into details on what was on Natasha's and Daniel's minds. It didn't feel like a burst of info. dump. But at the same time I wanted the focus to have been more on the main characters and see their relationship progress.

   From the very beginning, I sort of knew it would end the way it did and I was wishing it didn't. Then the epilogue happened and it sort of left open ended, which I usually despise. But in this case, I thought it just worked and had me thinking the endless directions their lives might take.

   I wasn't too crazy about the romance but I could see the potential if this wasn't a standalone. I absolutely adored the relationship they had over the twelve hours they spent together. They had me smiling and grinning like a fool and laughing.

   Nicola sure knows how to kill it with those romance scenes. The romance junkie in me just kept squealing and jumping for joy.

   Overall, The Sun Is Also A Star is a must-read for everybody. If you enjoyed her debut novel, I guarantee you'll also love this one as well! Nicola Yoon's debut was one of my favorite books I read last year and this was no different! Just as magical and beautiful. And I wish she already had thousand books out there.

4 Stars: Completely Amazing!


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