Instructions for Dancing Blog Tour

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the INSTRUCTIONS FOR DANCING by Nicola Yoon Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! 

About the Book:


Author: Nicola Yoon

Pub. Date: June 1, 2021

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

Pages: 304

Find it: GoodreadsAmazonKindle, AudibleB&N Exclusive Signed Edition, iBooks, Kobo, TBD,

#1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also a Star Nicola Yoon is back with her eagerly anticipated third novel. With all the heart and hope of her last two books, this is an utterly unique romance.

Book Trailer


A Junior Library Guild selection 

★ “An endearing, affecting exploration of the journey of love. Everything Yoon touches turns to gold and this cinematic supernatural romance will be no exception.”—Booklist, starred review

★ “A remarkable, irresistible love story that will linger long after readers turn the final page.”—Kirkus, starred review

 “Yoon delivers a story of love’s unpredictability and the importance of perspective that unfolds with ease and heart.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

 “A sweet, genuine love story sure to pull on the heartstrings.”—School Library Journal, starred review

 “Yoon delivers this captivating story of first love with beautiful prose, clever dialogue that swings between laugh-out-loud funny and wildly insightful, clear respect for the complexity and nuance of her teen characters’ perspectives and emotions—and just enough magic to make it all truly unforgettable.”—BookPage, starred review


3 winners will receive a finished copy of INSTRUCTIONS FOR DANCING, US Only.


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?

My Review

Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon cover

THIS WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS OF THIS SUMMER AND IT WAS ALSO A HIGHLY ANTICIPATED READ! As in, I had very high expectations especially since I’ve been a fan of Nicola Yoon’s for YEARS. Evie and X are both relatable and I loved Evie’s character development throughout the book. I could relate to Evie’s pessimistic outlook on relationships and X’s say yes mentality. Although the two of them are opposites, it worked. I have to admit the only thing I knew about this book going into it was the fact that Nicola Yoon and her husband David Yoon went dancing as a part of the research aspect for Instructions for Dancing. Unlike most romance books, Evie has a good group of friends and I loved reading about them. If dance competitions and romance is your thing then this book is meant for you!!


5/5 Stars

About thee author

Author Nicola Yoon in a pink shirt

Nicola Yoon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Instructions for Dancing, Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star. She is a National Book Award finalist, a Michael L. Printz Honor Book recipient and a Coretta Scott King New Talent Award winner. Two of her novels have been made into major motion pictures. She’s also co-publisher of Joy Revolution, a Random House young adult imprint dedicated to love stories starring people of color. She grew up in Jamaica and Brooklyn, and lives in Los Angeles with her husband, the novelist David Yoon, and their daughter.

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Check out the other stops on the tour!

Tour schedule

Week One:

6/1/2021YA Books CentralExcerpt
6/2/2021Kait Plus BooksExcerpt
6/3/2021Jotted by JenaExcerpt
6/4/2021Stuck in the Stacks Review

Week Two:

6/7/2021Rajiv’s ReviewsReview
6/8/2021Do You Dog-ear?Review
6/9/2021The Reading WordsmithReview
6/10/2021What A Nerd Girl SaysReview
6/11/2021Emelie’s BooksReview
6/12/2021Nay’s Pink Bookshelf Review

Week Three:

6/14/2021Lisa Loves LiteratureReview
6/15/2021Becky on BooksReview
6/16/2021Books and Zebras @jypsylynn Review
6/17/2021Two Points of InterestReview
6/19/2021A Court of Coffee and BooksReview

Week Four:

6/20/2021Eli to the nthReview
6/21/2021Books Are Magic Too Review
6/22/2021Amani’s ReviewsReview
6/25/2021Fire and IceReview
6/26/2021Book BriefsReview

Week Five:

6/27/2021Polish & PaperbacksReview
6/29/2021The Book ViewReview
6/30/2021The Bookwyrm’s DenReview

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