Skip to main content

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon - 5 stars!

I'm back!

Sorry guys, I know it has been a while but Christmas Holidays tend to make time disappear! And fast.
My last read of 2016 was The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon. It was one of my best decisions to end the year with this book. It is an easy, adorable, sweet read. If you are a fan of Nicola's previous work, Everything Everything, you are certainly going to love this too. A very different story but the same style of writing. It gives you the same warm feelings, pain and joy! Within the very first pages I already knew I was going to love this book as much if not more than Everything Everything!

Seventeen year old Natasha wants to stay in the US with her family and friends, but she is about to be deported. Most of the book takes place on that one day, the day she is to be deported with her family back to Jamaica.
You can feel her pain and distress through out the book. Hers and Daniel's, the other main character in the book. He is the son of immigrants that are in the country legally. 
The book approaches many different themes and subjects, it is not all about love. It deals with suicide, loneliness, race, traditions, loyalty, failure...
That being said, their love story is adorable! But it not super cheesy and overpowering. The best way to describe it is by sharing a little quote from Daniel:

"There is a Japanese phrase that I like: koi noi yokan. It doesn't mean love at first sight. It's closer to love at second sight. It is the feeling when you meet someone that you're going to fall in love with them. Maybe you don't love them right away, but it's inevitable that you will"

There is perspective! 
Their story is not simple. it is complicated, sad, happy, funny, flawed...You will be heartbroken for them and root for them till the very last page.
Okay, it is not necessarily realistic, there are too many coincidences... but I believe those coincidences make it a great story, one of love and faith in love. I believe we all lost a bit of that, it is nice to get a little injection of it through a wonderfully written book.

It was also interesting because of how different and complex the characters are. Natasha believes in science, in logic, and in facts. Not destiny. While Daniel is the exact opposite. He dreams, he writes poetry, and he strongly believes in fate. Their understanding of the universe is well thought out, is well explained and elaborated. They are both complex characters. Intriguing, interesting and lovable on their own way.

I personally cannot find a fault in this book! 5 starts no doubt.

GO READ

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Quickies, April 2021

I read a good amount of older releases this past two months. I will not write long individual reviews for every single one of them but here are is a little bit about each one of them:  - Visions of Heat by Nalini Singh It's unlikely I will ever dislike something Nalini writes. She is a master of her craft. This is the second book in the Psy-Changeling series and it is just as good as the first. Shy and isolated Faith is plagued by visions of blood and murder. She has questions and needs help but can't ask those around her. She turns to the changelings and the only Psy she knows that has defied her race (first book in the series). Vaughn is more cat than human but has to control his instincts not to scare Faith away. This was a fabulous paranormal romance read but you really must read the first book first! 4 stars from me :)  - Desperate Measures by Katee Robert Desperate Measures is the story of Jafar and Jasmine. But if you read Katee before you know it is not that simple at

A Touch of Darkness (Hades & Persephone #1) by Scarlett St. Clair

I knew very little going into this book except that it had my current favorite bad boy in it: Hades! Seriously though, I have a "hades tbr" at the moment, it's a thing. And if you know any good Hades based romances do tell me. Always and forever looking for more. Hades, the God of the Dead was phenomenal. I have ZERO complaints about his character. There was more to the underworld than known by other gods and humans, and the same is true about the man that runs the place. He is to the point and although not always up front and straight forward he is always honest and true. He has built a gambling empire but his bets are not always monetary and they are known for being impossible.  Persephone was very much still learning who she really was. Up until meeting Hades and for some time after she has no power of her own. Plants die at her touch and that is that. She is also known as the goddess of spring, but that is not because of who she is but rather because of who her mother

Yes & I Love You by Roni Loren [ALC review]

It is always nice when a book surprises you. Yes & I Love You was more than the title suggests. Yes, it is certainly a romance novel, but it also deals with things most of us don't think about when talking inclusion in books. The main female character, Hollyn, has tourette syndrome and suffers panic attacks. The disease affected the character's daily life but didn't define who she was. The author, Roni Loren,  holds a master’s degree in social work and spent years as a mental health counselor, and it is clear her experiences helped her here. She represented the illness well and did a great job at demonstrating how anxiety and other daily things we take for granted made things harder for Hollyn.   Hollyn is very successful in her field. She runs a popular blog and her word is the law. If she recommends your business or entertainment it is certain it will be successful. But because of her tourettes she hides behind the screen and no one knows what the popular reviewer &qu