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leatherbounded · 21 hours ago
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She's an exploding firecracker in human form.
Nicola Yoon, from Instructions For Dancing
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alexsfictionaddiction · 3 days ago
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Review: Instructions For Dancing by Nicola Yoon
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Having read and enjoyed both of Nicola Yoon’s previous YA books, I was very intrigued by her latest release. Her books always promise a very intense, all-consuming teen romance but I wasn’t quite prepared for the tears that came with this one!
Since the dramatic end of her parents’ relationship, Evie doesn’t believe in true love anymore. After she gives away all of her beloved romance novels, whenever she sees a couple kiss, she has visions of their whole history and their break-up. She has no idea why this is happening but then life leads her to La Brea Dance Studio, ballroom dancing and the handsome musician, X. But she knows that every romance eventually ends, so how can she save herself the inevitable hurt and stop herself from falling for X?
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My heart went out to the Evie at the beginning of the book. Her instant rejection of the existence of everlasting love rang particularly true for me. I remember feeling the exact same way the first time I experienced heartbreak. I know it’s really quite dangerous to hold that belief for the long-term though and I couldn’t wait to see how Evie would eventually realise that good, true love is available to her.
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Evie’s younger sister Danica jumps from boyfriend to boyfriend and it’s safe to say that their parents’ divorce hasn’t affected her as much as it has Evie. However, Evie has knowledge of the catalyst for her parents’ separation that Danica doesn’t have and this seems to be the difference between the two sisters’ reactions. I couldn’t help but feel quite protective of Danica though. Perhaps it was because I was reading from Evie’s perspective but I really wanted Danica to slow down and find herself before picking a nice suitable guy -preferably Evie’s wonderful friend Martin!
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In some ways, Evie’s skepticism about the existence of true love makes her seem like a wise old soul. She has a very level head on her and I wasn’t worried that she’d fall into any major trouble at any point. However, perhaps I wanted her to let go and behave a little more like a teenager sometimes. I was a little concerned that she wasn’t really enjoying life in the way that she should have been and I was really relieved when she began to focus more on dancing. The freedom, discipline and transporting nature of dance is possibly the best thing that could have come into Evie’s life.
‘People don’t come back, Evie. The time we get is the time we get.’
Meeting X really seems to shift Evie’s perspective, not only on love but on how to live life fully. X has experienced deep loss in his life and it’s through this that he encourages Evie to just throw herself into every day. Again, he is a very wise, mature soul and the more I got to know him, the more I felt that he and Evie were the perfect match. Luckily, she starts to realise this too!
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Watching the fog in Evie’s mind lift and the light start to shine through was so beautiful. She builds bridges that I wasn’t sure she would and I felt a huge sense of pride for her by the end of the book. She manages to put a lot of her own feelings aside for the sake of other people’s happiness, which is perhaps one of the most touching, grown-up things we can do.
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Instructions For Dancing is a moving, magical contemporary story about a young girl rediscovering romance and her passion for life amidst a huge life change. The ending was bittersweet but I couldn’t help but smile through the tears. Instructions For Dancing manages to portray more than one very realistic depiction of young love while possessing a whimsical aura that is fantastically enchanting. It’s definitely my favourite of Nicola Yoon’s books, so pick it up if you’re a fan of hers! 
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stuckinbookworlds · 4 days ago
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The WriteReads Blog Tour & Book Review - Instructions for Dancing {Nicola Yoon}
I'm back with another #UltimateBlogTour post! This time it's for the incredible 'Instructions for Dancing' by Nicola Yoon ❤️🌸✨ Check out my thoughts below!
Hello, hello, hello again, my dear friends and book lovers! ✨ I have another post for you today, and this time, it’s a book that’s all about love. Love lost, love gained, new and old love, and the risks that come with opening yourself up to love and all its complexities. If you’ve ever loved someone, anyone at all, then you know what it can be like when things are rough and don’t work out the…
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quotefeeling · 5 days ago
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There’s a Japanese phrase that I like: koi no yokan. It doesn’t mean love at first sight. It’s closer to love at second sight. It’s the feeling when you meet someone that you’re going to fall in love with them. Maybe you don’t love them right away, but it’s inevitable that you will.
Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also a Star
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Authors Nicola & David Yoon Ink Anonymous Content Deal Focused On Love Stories Toplined By People Of Color
Anonymous Content has closed a first-look deal with New York Times best-selling authors, husband-and-wife duo David and Nicola Yoon, and their newly launched production banner Yooniverse Media.
Under the pact, Anonymous Content will have exclusive first-look rights to original film and television ideas both created and curated by the Yoons. Yooniverse Media is focused on bringing stories to the screen that explore the full breadth of humanity across all age groups, with special attention to joyful love stories starring people of color.
Two of Nicola Yoon’s novels, Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star, have been adapted into features.
“We’re thrilled to officially be working closely with Anonymous Content, which produces some of the boldest and most innovative film and television around,” said Nicola Yoon.
Last year, Nicola and David Yoon launched Joy Revolution, a Random House young adult imprint dedicated to love stories starring people of color written by people of color.
“We couldn’t have picked a better partner to present voices that traditionally haven’t gotten time in the spotlight. Combined with our book imprint at Random House Children’s Books we hope to make a substantial impact at increasing representation across all forms of media,” said David Yoon.
Nicola Yoon is the No. 1 NYT bestselling author of Instructions for Dancing, 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.
David Yoon is the NYT bestselling author of Frankly in Love, Super Fake Love Song, and for adult readers, Version Zero and City of Orange. He’s a William C. Morris Award finalist and an Asian/Pacific American Award for YA Literature Honor book recipient.
(via Deadline)
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paperbacktomes · 8 days ago
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#TheUltimateBlogTour | #BookReview of Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon
Today's my stop for #TheUltimateBlogTour of #InstructionsForDancing by @NicolaYoon brought to you by @PenguinPlatform @The_WriteReads & @WriteReadsTours. This book was devastating, magical and what not! Read my review here and thanks for the opportunity.
Hey guys, Today I’ll be reviewing a YA novel that stole my heart and threw me off balance through the course of its 304 pages. This blog tour is hosted by TheWriteReds Tours in association with Penguin. You can check out the schedule for the tour here. So, let’s get this blog tour started! About the Book Title: Instructions for Dancing • By: Nicola Yoon Published by: Penguin • On:…
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bigtickhk · 10 days ago
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Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon https://amzn.to/3g84guA 
https://bookshop.org/a/17891/9781524718961
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disturbia0509 · 11 days ago
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Ultimate Blog Tour: Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon
Today is my stop on the Ultimate Blog Tour for Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon! A very touching story about love and heartbreak. @The_WriteReads @WriteReadsTours @PenguinPlatfrom @NicolaYoon #InstructionsforDancing
Thank you to @WriteReadsTours and @PenguinPlatform for letting me be a part of this tour! Also, for the e-book copy! Title: Instructions for Dancing Author: Nicola Yoon Publisher: Penguin Published: June 3, 2021 Pages: 304 Format: e-ARC through Netgalley- Thank you, Penguin! Blurb: #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also a Star Nicola Yoon is…
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idkchatie · 11 days ago
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I’m on a contemporary romance kick which means I have a stack of books I haven’t read yet but they’re all sci-fi/fantasy and therefore unappealing at the moment so I’m constantly buying new contemporary books which I blaze through in two days or less someone help me
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curlyhairedbibliophile · 4 months ago
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#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?
Artwork by Renike
Release date | Jun 1, 2021 Goodreads
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whimsicaldragonette · 17 days ago
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ARC Review: Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon
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5 enthusiastic stars
I LOVED this book. Nicola Yoon hasn't let me down yet, and this may be my favorite of her novels. Also, that cover is freaking gorgeous.
Evie loses all faith in love after her parents marriage ends and she goes as far as getting rid of all her formerly favorite romance novels. Fate intervenes, however, and she has to learn to find love again and to let herself love, even when she knows it may one day hurt.
The ballroom dancing she follows her fate to is wonderful (I say as someone who adores ballroom dancing movies) and teaches her a lot - as well as introducing her to X.
I cried buckets during the last 25% or so, which to me makes for an excellent romance.
It’s such a cute love story and has some really profound moments and takeaways and the dance instructor, FiFi, is hilarious with her bizarre insults. This would make an *amazing* movie. Someone get on that.
*Thanks to NetGalley and Random House Children's for providing an e-arc for review.
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perfectquote · 18 days ago
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Sometimes your world shakes so hard, it’s difficult to imagine that everyone else isn’t feeling it too.
Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also a Star
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readinghassavedmylife · 18 days ago
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Ray Reads "Everything, Everything" by Nicola Yoon
First off, thank you @firestarsandseneschals for doing this with your books and inspiring to do it myself. Secondly, I'm hoping that doing this will get me out of my slump.
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wordy-nerd-4ever · 19 days ago
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“She said to not to stare but I’m staring. I love the way she seems to feels things with her entire body. I wonder why a girl so obviously passionate is so adamantly against passion.”
-THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR, By Nicola Yoon.
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bookishmockingjay · 25 days ago
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“‘Don’t die,’ he says.
‘I won’t,’ I say back.”
-Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon, pg. 193
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