The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

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Published: November 3rd 2016, Corgi

Standalone/Series: Standalone

Genre: Contemporary

Acquired: Kindly sent for review by the publisher

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What’s the story?

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?

What did I think?

While I wanted to love The Sun is Also a Star, I’m never a fan of instalove and I just couldn’t get behind the instant ‘love at first sight’ romance in this one. The characters were sweet (particularly Natasha, who I thought was absolutely adorable) and the writing was beautiful but I didn’t find myself invested in the story. It felt like the ending was inevitable from the outset so, unfortunately, the tension was lost for me and I always find it tricky to enjoy something when there’s no build up.

Who would I recommend it to?

Sadly, this one isn’t for me but don’t let my review put you off as there’s plenty to enjoy here, particularly if you’re a fan of romance.

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