#1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also a Star Nicola Yoon is back with a new and utterly unique romance.
Evie is disillusioned about love ever since her dad left her mum for another woman – she’s even throwing out her beloved romance novel collection.
When she’s given a copy of a book called Instructions for Dancing, and follows a note inside to a dilapidated dance studio, she discovers she has a strange and unwelcome gift. When a couple kisses in front of her, she can see their whole relationship play out – from the moment they first catch each other’s eye to the last bitter moments of their break-up.
For Evie, it confirms everything she thinks she knows about love – that it doesn’t last.
But at the dance studio she meets X – tall, dreadlocked, fascinating – and they start to learn to dance, together. Can X help break the spell that Evie is under? Can he change Evie’s mind about love?
I should’ve known that just because this book had happy vibes does not mean it was going to be a romantic book. I’m a huge Nicola Yoon fan and her books are always phenomenal!! Instructions for Dancing is no exception. Evie was the character I resonated the most with but I also loved reading about X. I’m not usually a fan of the accidental magic trope, but Nicola Yoon managed to make it work!! One of my favorite lines is: “Not everybody can dance good, but everyone can dance!”
Overall thoughts: This book made me laugh, cry, and also made me angry at times but I loved this book SO freaking much and it’s one you need to add to your shelves!! I’ve reread it already and I know I’ll reread it again.
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About the Author
She is best known for writing the 2015 young adult novel Everything, Everything, a New York Times best seller and the basis of a 2017 film of the same name. In 2016, she released The Sun Is Also a Star, a novel that was adapted to a film.