Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Summer of Supernovas by Darcy Woods Blog Tour!





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.



Title: SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS
Author: Darcy Woods
Pub. Date: May 10, 2016
Publisher: Crown BFYR
Format: Hardcover, eBook                                        
Find it: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Goodreads
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



As a whole, I found this book to be really funny. Darcy is a master of taking real life situations that you can relate to and making them hilarious.

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.








Week One:
5/2/2016- The Cover ContessaGuest Post
5/3/2016- Brittany's Book RamblesReview
5/4/2016- Take Me Away To A Great ReadReview
5/5/2016- A Dream Within A DreamGuest Post
5/6/2016- Lost in LiteratureReview


Week Two:
5/9/2016- Novel NoviceReview
5/10/2016- Curling Up With A Good BookGuest Post
5/11/2016- Fiction FareReview
5/12/2016- Book BriefsReview
5/13/2016- Swoony Boys PodcastGuest Post




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22 comments:

  1. Found this on Goodreads and was so intrigued! Congrats on writing something so cool :)

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    1. Yay! Goodreads is awesome. I hope you enjoy it ^_^

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    2. Aww! Thank you SO much, Sophie!!!

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  2. This book comes out on my birthday! Now I have to read it :). Also, it sounds super good.

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    1. What a great birthday gift! I hope you love it!

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    2. Sounds like fate to me. ;) Thank you to infinity, Liv! Hope you enjoy Wil's star-fueled adventure!!!

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  3. LOL The Black Jelly Beans quote was one of my favorites!! I adored this one too so this makes me happy you liked it, too!

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    1. Didn't Brittany do an amaze job with the quotes & graphics?! I pet them all daily. :) And THANK YOU, Tonyalee! I am beyond happy you adored!!!

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    2. That quote makes me laugh so much! I'm so glad you loved this book!

      Darcy, you're making me blush!

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  4. thanks for your fantastic review! I love the first meet story as found on Facebook (failure to do laundry in a timely manner is hilarious!). The voice of this book is emotional, heart-warming, and funny!

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    1. Danielle! You are lighting up my WORLD with these comments! Thank you, thank you! This makes me so happy! :D

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    2. Thank you for reading it! That first meet moment is hilarious. I still laugh out loud just thinking about it! And I definitely agree about the main character's voice!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I live in Canada, so I can't enter the giveaway, but I'll be trying to get my hands on this one ASAP! I've had my eye on it for a while now. The cover is SO beautiful! I wasn't expecting it to be a funny story, which only makes me more excited. I love banter between characters. I love what you did with the quotes at the bottom. The black jelly bean one is hilarious. But really, who actually likes the black ones? :P

    Sarah | Kerosene Lit

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    1. You're so sweet. Thanks for the cover love, Sarah! And yes, there's no shortage of repartee and humor in these pages. ;) I hope you enjoy!

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    2. I'm sorry you can't enter the giveaway, Sarah! It's run by the publisher so it was out my hands. I try to do as many international giveaways as I can. I hope that you get your hands on this book soon! I'm so pleased that you like my graphics, I work really hard on them ^_^

      and I have never met anyone who likes the black jelly beans haha

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Hmm, astrology, not astronomy? I kind of thought it might be more science-y from the title, but this does sound like a fun read anyway! Great review!

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    1. Hey Lisa! Yes, this definitely bends toward astrology! And it was really important to me to keep it: A) accessible to anyone whether they knew their Taurus bulls from their Capricorn goats or not. B) Keep it FUN.
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    2. Yep, definitely astrology! Do you love astronomy? I do! I hope you pick up this book and love it ^_^

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Such a lovely review and blog tour post Brittany :D Thank you for sharing about this book. <3 It seems so cute. Not for me, but still :D Yay for loving the boy. <3 He seems awesome.

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