Book Review | The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

The Sun Is Also a Star

Title: The Sun Is Also a Star

Author: Nicola Yoon

Pages: 384 ( approx. 8 hours)

Format: audiobook

Audience: Young Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: November 1, 2016

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?

  • Korean/Black Relationship – Fun fact! I think this is one of the first books I’ve read with a Korean/Black relationship! Pretty cool. If you know a little about Nicola Yoon’s background, she is African American and her husband is actually Korean! Knowing that, it made the relationship a little more enjoyable for me. I love when author’s use their own personal life and what they know from their everyday lives and transform it into a completely different love story. I also believe Nicola Yoon is from Jamaica too! But don’t quote me on that.
  • The Ending – I thought the last 10-ish pages (10 minutes) for me were the best parts of the book. No, it is not just because I wanted it to be over, that’s only a small part. But no really, I loved the ending. I never try and give anything away, but it was a nice, DIFFERENT, way to end things.
  • The Pacing – This book flew by. Yes, I was reading the audiobook, but still! Time flew by and I was seriously shocked the book never really lost its pace.
  • The Cover – I have adored this cover since the first time I saw it and LOVED IT! It is so beautiful and also looks like something I could recreate with yarn… if I had the time or the patience.
  • Insta-love – I knew this was the trope going into it. I get it! It’s one of my most hated tropes. BUT! I was hoping it wouldn’t be a full-blown out relationship, and it would be a book where it’s kind of like… the start of something good? Am I making any sense? Well, if you understand what I’m trying to say, just know that did not happen in this book and I was disappointed.
  • Relationship – The relationship was okay. It wasn’t really anything to fangirl over or like adore or wish I had that or anything. It was just meh, and TBH, there were some parts that the whole making out and the relationship seemed… forced? It was cringey.
  • The Writing – The writing was a little off, especially after reading her first book, it just wasn’t the same. It didn’t pull me in like Everything, Everything did and I just ended up not really caring about the characters.
  • The Voice-Actors – I remembered some of these voice actors, especially who ever voiced Natasha. She was the Death-Cast girl from They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera, and I LOVED her voice in that. So much actually, that whenever Natasha talked, I thought she was telling me someone is dying today. Not a reason why I disliked the book so much, but definitely a reason why it made it very difficult to listen to for me.
  • Got Boring – The beginning started off really promising, but at the 60% point, I had just lost all interest. It got the point where I was just kind of begging for it to be over.

⭐⭐/5

Ehh, no. I wouldn’t. I mean if you don’t mind insta-love and actually love insta-love, then YES. This is for you, but for people like me who hate that trope in books…. no, I wouldn’t recommend. Sorry guys! I wanted to like this, but I just couldn’t. Honestly, most of the book is forgettable except the ending. The ending is really the only part that impacted me in any way whatsoever.


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Book To Movie Adaptations This Year | Blogmas/Bookmas 2019

Hello everyone! So close to Christmas guys! We are almost there!

Another topic where I follow along Hailey In Bookland’s bookmas schedule. You can check out her Youtube channel here.

Today’s post is about book to movie adaptations that came out this year. There were a lot of good ones, and some that I do want to check off my list to watch. Let’s get right into the list!


After

The Sun Is Also A Star

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Pet Sematary

The Kitchen

Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark

IT: Chapter Two

Five Feet Apart

Wounds

Breakthrough

Alita: Battle Angel

A Dog’s Purpose


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January TBR

Happy Saturday everyone! I didn’t know if it would be a little too late to say my monthly TBR this month, but its better than never. So here are some of the books I want to read this chilly month of January.

Legendary – Stephanie Garber

This is one I have been super excited for to read this year. I bought it last year in like October, waited as long as I could, hoping to make it until April to read it to be prepared for Finale in May, but I realized I need to read this book right. now.

In the first book we follow a woman named Scarlett, who goes to an isle to play a game created by the ‘master Legend’. In the first book her sister Tella is kidnapped by the master Legend and the winner of the game must find Tella in order to officially have won. In Legendary we just folloe Tella’s story in the midst of a new game.

I’m super excited for this one, and I’ve already started it and I definitely plan on finishing it sometime this weekend.

Dry – Neal & Jarrod Shusterman

I recieved this book for Christmas and this is another one that I have just been dying to read, it looks so good! If you didn’t know Neal Shusterman is also the author of the really Popular Scythe, which I also plan on reading this year at some point.

Dry is about a drought occuring in California, until it finally reaches the point to where there is no water at all. We follow a girl named Alyssa who’s once lovely quiet neighborhood turns into a warzone of neighbors fighting for water. When her parents dont return on night on the search for water, Alyssa must make a choice for her and her brothers lives in order for them to survive.

I mean, come on. This sounds so intriguing and I am so excited.

Shatter Me – Tahereh Mafi

I have been putting off this read for a long time, and I think with the new year, means I finally pick it up. This would be my first Tahereh Mafi read (I know guys, it’s unreal), and honestly I don’t know all that much. All I know is that its about a woman that cant touch anyone, because her touch is fatal. I want to be surprised going into this so, I think thats all I need to know.

The Sun Is Also A Star – Nicola Yoon

Last but not least, The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon. I also received this book for Christmas and I have only been waiting to read it due to me wanting the collector’s edition. I love her writing style, I love the feeling her writing gives me, so I knew I wanted the signed special edition with purple edges.

This book is about a girl named Natasha and a boy named Daniel and basically it’s a romantic YA contemporary. Don’t know much else, all I know is it’s kind of insta-lovey, which is a trope I dont really care for but, we will see how it goes.

What is everyone reading this month of January?