Young adult author Darcy Woods had three big loves in grade school: Reading, writing, and pizza day. Some things never change. She lives in Michigan with her madly supportive husband, two tuxedo cats (who overdress for everything) and a closet full of neatly organized shoes. Once upon a time, she served in a US Army aviation unit and threw live grenades. Now she throws words.
Darcy’s Golden Heart®-winning debut YA romance, SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS, comes out from Random House/Crown May 10, 2016.
Author: Darcy Woods
Pub. Date: May 10, 2016
As the daughter of an expert astrologer, Wilamena Carlisle knows that the truth lies within the stars. So when she discovers a rare planetary alignment, she is forced to tackle her worst astrological fear – The Fifth House of Relationships and Love. But Wil must decide whether a cosmically doomed love is worth rejecting her mother’s legacy, when she falls for a sensitive guitar player hailing from the wrong side of the chart.
Debut author Darcy Woods explores love in all its complexities and how to best honor the loved ones who have passed before us, in a novel packed with both humor and heart.
A quick and fluffy read that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, Summer of Supernovas centers around teenage love, as well as how your beliefs can sometimes help you heal, and other times, they can hold you back. The opening scene of this book is probably one of the most hilarious things I've ever read in a YA contemporary, and it really pulled me into the story right away. Although I did find this book to occasionally be predictable or cliché, I was fully prepared for that when I added it to my TBR. Summer of Supernovas is everything it promises to be—an adorable and pleasant novel that's especially great to read when you're feeling bogged down by everyday life.
1) I have to say that Darcy has written one of the funniest "meet cute's" I have ever read. I don't want to spoil it, but let's just say that it involves a water tower, laundry day, and a big misunderstanding xD
2) I already said that the book itself is really funny, but this is especially true for the dialogue. I love all of the banter between the main characters, and the dialogue gives you a real sense of all of their personalities.
3) The characters are really fantastic. To begin with, they're all really diverse in race and background. Even the side characters have distinctive voices and add something to the story; Manny and Irina were especially wonderful . . . and weird xD
4) I'm totally smitten by Grant, he has a truly good heart. I liked his personality and all of this quirks. Grant is so sweet and caring and *swoons*
I mean, when Wil wasn't giving him the time of day, I was like:
1) There are some aspects of the book that I found to be cliche and predictable but I don't want to list them because I was able to overlook them for the most part.
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