Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon

Book Genre Tag "Romance": A couple kissing

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was such a great mixture of magical realism and romance. I loved how the magic fit into the character journey of Evie, the main character. Her cynicism about lasting love impacts her in a magical way as she gains the ability to know the future of a relationship.

This story had moment of light-hearted fun, ones of great sadness, and ones filled with excitement and elation. I found myself invested in the entire journey, and I really appreciated the underlying message the author was trying to convey.

There are some really great side characters that bring a bubbly kind of life to the story that readers are going to love. There are other characters that help to ground the book in reality. Again, it’s just mixtures that readers are going to appreciate.

Overall, I really enjoyed this story, and I recommend it for readers who enjoy a bit of magic, a bit of romance, and a bit of emotion.

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In this romantic page-turner from the author of Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also a Star, Evie has the power to see other people’s romantic fates–what will happen when she finally sees her own?

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?

Just the Facts:

Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon
Genre: Romance
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pub Date: June 3, 2021

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I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.

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