Title: The Sun is Also a Star
Author: Nicola Yoon
Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, young adult
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?
Source: Thanks so much for buying this book for me, Dad!😘
How I Found Out About It: Blogging hype
I, like many other readers, was a devourer of Nicola Yoon’s debut, Everything, Everything. So, when I heard that this book was coming out, I naturally gravitated to it, needing more of Yoon’s awesome writing. I had such high expectations for this book- and luckily, they were exceeded!
For a long time, this book was at the top of my wishlist, being mentioned in all my tags as the book I want to read the most. So, when my dad took the initiative to buy it for me, I was the happiest girl on the planet!😄
To briefly summarize, The Sun is Also a Star revolves around the dual POVs of protagonists Natasha and Daniel. Natasha is about to be deported from the US back to her ‘home’ country of Jamaica, and Daniel is out searching for colleges. When the two meet by chance, they instantly bond and try to spend as much time as they can together in their very limited timeframe.
I absolutely loved both characters of this book with a burning passion. Natasha, being a non-believer of fate and relying mostly on written facts, was pretty reluctant about being with Daniel at first, but because of the loyal person she was, she went with it anyway, and it led to amazing character development! Daniel was able to change her life for the better in that super short timeframe, which I thought was amazing. And let’s not forget about the awesomeness that Daniel was- a swoon-worthy, gorgeous, and absolutely dreamy guy!😍
The plot of this story was very fast-moving and never failed to excite me, which I loved. There were plot-twists every so often to keep me super engaged, and all of this led to, well… a pretty unrealistic ending. I mean, I liked it and all, but I just don’t know if it was believable or not. If you’d like to know what I’m talking about, then there’s a good indication that you must read this book!😉
The one tiny thing that irked me about this book was the insta-love. I know it has annoyed a lot of readers, so I won’t get into it☺️.
All in all, The Sun is Also a Star has now become one of my new favourites. I enjoyed every word of this story, and almost all of its elements. If you’re looking for a sweet romance with great characters, a great writing style, but don’t mind some insta-love, then make this book your star!