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Published by Crown Books for Young Readers on May 10, 2016
Source: the publisher
Fans of Jennifer E. Smith and Jenny Han will fall in love with this heartfelt and humor-laced debut following one girl’s race to find the guy of her cosmic dreams.
When zodiac-obsessed teen Wilamena Carlisle discovers a planetary alignment that won’t repeat for a decade, she’s forced to tackle her greatest astrological fear: The Fifth House—relationships and love.
But when Wil falls for a sensitive guitar player hailing from the wrong side of the astrology chart, she must decide whether a cosmically doomed love is worth rejecting her dead mother’s legacy and the very system she’s faithfully followed through a lifetime of unfailing belief.
A message from Meredith: Hey everyone! Today, I have Sarah Emery from Tune In To Books here with a guest review for Summer of Supernovas by Darcy Woods. Sarah couldn’t stop telling me how AMAZING this book is!!!
Without further adieu, here’s Sarah’s review! Enjoy!
When I found out that Meredith was looking for a home for her copy of SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS, I leapt on my chance. I’ve developed a great instinct for picking out books I’m sure to love, and I knew I had to read this book.
Despite my TBR bookshelf (the real one in my house) of about seventy books, this one rocketed to the top immediately. I tried to read slowly and appreciate this book, but I tore through it, desperate to get through it and unravel all the little mysteries.
Wilamena (Wil to most people) is obsessed with astrology, thanks to her deceased mom’s obsession with it. She lives her life by the stars and their meanings, and hides all of this from her Grams, whom she lives with. When she decides that she has to take action and find love or risk another decade being single, she takes action with help from her friend, Irina.
Now, I could go on from there, but I live in fear of spoiling a single detail for anyone. I’ll just say that this is packed with voice, rife with fabulous romantic tension (here’s the obligatory triangle warning if you’re opposed to such things), and packed full of fun, interesting characters, as well as boys who play musical instruments and sing. Between voice-y Will, boys who play musical instruments, and the great romantic tension, I fell for this book FAST. If you like fluffy contemporary YA and don’t hate triangles, you need to give this book a try!
Now, on my blog I like to post a music video that fits with the book. My choice for this one was pretty easy. Check it out here!