Book Review | The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon ☀️

Hello my bookish friends!

I hope you are all having a magical week so far. It’s Wednesday so we are halfway to the weekend and I cannot wait to jump into bed and catch up on some sleep, wake up and have a nice slow breakfast. I love starting my mornings slow and steady. It really helps me to ease into the day and be ready for a whole lotta adventures… some of those adventures of the literary kind. This week we’ll be gushing about the ultra endearing and heartbreaking The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon. ☀️ It took me a bit to find the words to describe how much I adore this book and how I came to read it at this moment in time when I needed it the most.

The Sun is Also a Star gives us the cool, science/math fangirl Natasha and dreamy and poetic Daniel. They meet accidentally (or do they) the same day that Natasha and her family are getting deported and have a whirlwind day discovering for themselves if things happen for a reason, if logic plays a role in people’s lives, and if it’s possible to fall in love with someone in one day. 💖

Friends, I’m not a big love at first sight type of person. Usually when I read those tropes in books, I kind of roll my eyes and take it with a grain of salt. Somehow Nicola Yoon made a believer out of me and I was flipping through pages totally wrapped in a tale as old as time. In between Natasha and Daniel’s chapters we get insights into the lives of people around them which add critical perspective at the situation and shows how intricately connected we all are. Yoon also gives us little pieces of science stories and historical facts that also add depth and make us understand where these characters come from and how their lives are shaped.

That’s all I want to say for now friends. This book is being made into a movie! I can’t wait to grab a bucket of popcorn and a cherry coke and see Natasha and Daniel on the big screen.📽️🍿

What books made you believe in love again? 💕

Until next time friends.

Read something wonderful and stay curious.

xo, Gisela


Gisela’s review of Everything, Everything

Spoiler Free Review (YAY!)

First and foremost, Everything Everything warmed my heart! I couldn’t stop smiling at the interactions between the two main characters Maddy and Olly. It was more than I could handle. I usually don’t do too well with cute and fluffy reading, but I think the seriousness of the situation that Maddy was in helped create the perfect balance.

Besides the actual plot of the story (I was getting serious TFIOS flashbacks, BUT IN A GOOD WAY), Nicola Yoon’s writing style is just beautiful. Her words were soothing and lovely and I re-read passages over and over again, because I couldn’t get enough of it. The doodles in between the passages were amazing as well and made it seem more realistic, and the Little Prince references were added another extra layer to the book that I enjoyed.

The ending though, wow, I knew something was up but I did not see that coming!

This story took me on a roller coaster of emotions (cliche, I know, but TRUE!) and I couldn’t put the book down.

FYI – I’m smiling while I write this. 🙂

Gisela’s review of Everything, Everything