The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon

29852514Natasha: 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?

How did I get the book? Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review

Genre: Contemporary

Review: The Sun is also a Star is an instant love book. You know how there are insta-love stories? Well as readers you will most probably (I’m placing pretty high odds on this) instantly fall in love with Natasha and Daniel’s love story.

I don’t often use ‘blown-away’ in my reviews but Nicola Yoon seriously impressed me. I had pretty high expectations going in but truthfully I wasn’t prepared for just how much would be crammed into a story told over the course of one day.

In an incredibly tight timeline I got to know Natasha and Daniel better than I do a lot of MCs. I saw a relationship develop from a spark, to the kind of connection that makes your heartache when you fear it won’t work out. On top of all that can we just throw in all the character growth? I mean I adored Daniel and Natasha but by the end of book they were more because of knowing each other. Plus the extra’s for the people that impact this story, the lawyer, Daniel’s family, etc. There is so much in The Sun is also a Star yet it’s never crowded. Everything just comes together beautifully.

Natasha and Daniel’s day is captivating and you’re so caught up in it that it’s really hard to put this book down.

Recommend it?

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