The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publication Date: November 1st, 2016
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Point of View: 1st Person & Alternative
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Science, Contemporary Romance, Destiny
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?
So this book isn’t entirely realistic. Too many coincidences. But what it is SUPER cute.
Natasha and Daniel meet. Then meet again. And again. Could it be fate pushing them together? Natasha doesn’t want to think so; after all, she trusts science, not concepts that cannot be scientifically proven.
Daniel is moonstruck over Natasha. Unlike her, he believes in fate and love at first sight. Now he just has to convince Natasha that they were meant for each other.
It sounds so cheesy and cliché, doesn’t it? Like it was written for hopeless romantics specifically, no?
Well I’m not what you would call a *hopeless romantic*. I love romance and definitely have my OTPs – Malec & Lamen – but I’m not easily swept off my feet in that department.
I have a weakness though. Cuteness. I can’t resist atmospherically cute scenes. I especially cannot resist two people wanting to express their love but being extremely shy about it.
Oh, it was adorable, okay? It reminded me of the romance between Eleanor and Park. To my surprise, it didn’t even feel as if their relationship progressed too fast, despite this novel taking place in a single day. Obviously, the characters do not jump on one another the moment they meet. Fioouuu.
Although I was familiar with most of the mentioned notions, such as Dark Matter, Quantum theory and the Three Sisters of Fate (fate), I found their presence in the story very relevant. I was surprised by the love experiment, however. I’m quite eager to try the staring-into-each-other’s-eyes-for-four-minutes exercise myself.
… Did I forget to mention that Natasha and Daniel cannot be together? She’s being deported tonight due to her status as an undocumented citizen.
Well, well. Read this book to find out what happens.
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i have read Nicola Yoon before, i have to say she can be a romantic even when she is dark
…AND I wonder how that turns out
this book has been crying out to me from my tbr pile and I can’t wait to get to it
I’ll admit, when I first saw this book cover I wanted to read it just because of the cover. Sounds good too, so that’s a plus haha
This sounds like it would be a great way to while away the day. I have read one book by this author, and I wasn’t impressed, but I would like to try something else by her.
I am glad to see that you liked this one! I liked it too. 🙂
Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian
The cover of this book is so catchy.. I’m glad you enjoyed it – this is on my TBR and your review has me excited. The romance does sound adorable.
Love this book 🙂 You summed it up brilliantly!
sometimes it doesn’t have to be realistic
This is another book I have heard a lot about, but just haven’t found the time to pick up a copy of yet. I need to actually, because I have heard a lot about Yoon’s writing and just want to try one of her books! I like the sound of this one being adorable and both characters likeable. And when the story is enjoyable enough, I can overlook too many coincidences 😀