Author: Darcy Woods
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Random House (May 10, 2016)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Contemporary
My Rating: 4 Stars!
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.
I read very little anymore from this genre so when I do, I want it to be something adorable, something fun, and most of all, something that will stand out and be noticed.
Summer of the Supernovas is so that read.
Funny, sweet, fast paced, and packed full of awesome amazing characters this is a love story that is both realistic and sweet with a guy that every girl will want and will definitely make many peoples top ten list this year.
Woods hit all the right buttons with this one. The ones that made you laugh, smile, get teary eyed, and most of all, the ones that will leave you eagerly and quickly flipping pages because you just can't get enough of Wil and Grant and their friends. Heck, even Gram was pretty fabulous.
A fun story perfect for this time of year. One that will leave you with a big smile of your face and a warm happy feeling in your heart.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*
I gravitate toward funny and sweet stories lately. Thanks for putting this book on my radar, Ali! I added it. Lovely review!ReplyDelete
Happy to hear that!!Delete
Aw this sounds sweet and like it makes you feel lots of emotions (which is a good thing in my book!) Great review!ReplyDelete
Always. ;) Thanks so much Grace.Delete
Perfect contemporary read! Sweet, light and easy. :)ReplyDelete
It's fun to step out of your regular genre and be pleasantly surprised. Great review, Ali!ReplyDelete
I couldn't agree more Tyler.Delete
I'm the same way Ali - it's the rare occasion that sees me picking up a contemporary YA, but this sounds like something I simply must read. I'm all for fun and memorable!ReplyDelete
It was so funny at times, I loved it!Delete
Anyone who can get Gram right deserves applause. Sounds like a nice read.ReplyDelete
Ha ha yes! Grandmas should always be done right. ;)Delete
Yes to big smile and warm happy feeling! They're definitely what I look for when I read a contemporary :D I'll have to keep an eye on Summer of Supernovas!ReplyDelete
Me too for sure Eileen. I hope you love it when you get the chance to read it.Delete
Wow, okay, that's a lot of praising! I've added it prior to reading this, but now I'm even more excited! xoReplyDelete
I do hope you like it.Delete
So happy you enjoyed this. I love the cover as well, it is soooooo cute!!! :)ReplyDelete
I read very little from this genre as well as I have been stung too many times. I like though that this one packed a lot of emotion and that you were left smiling.ReplyDelete
I know, it is so hard to find ones that stand out.Delete
This sounds like an awesome Contemporary, and reading lightHearted books are palette cleansers, between the more emotional or serious books.ReplyDelete
Oh this looks so fun and cute! Looks perfect for a spring/summer read. Great review. :DReplyDelete
It is perfect for this time of year. ;)Delete
This one is already on my to-read list, so I can't wait to read it. So glad you enjoyed it!ReplyDelete
I hope you like it as well.Delete
The book cover is inviting! And with your lovely review, this sounds like the type of story that crawls right underneath the skin and straight into the heart <3 I'll need to recommend this to my contemporary-book-addict friends :)ReplyDelete
That is a great way of putting it Claudia!Delete
Aw that sounds lovely!ReplyDelete
It really was. ;)Delete
Aww, sounds just right. :)ReplyDelete
It was perfect for this time of year too. ;)Delete
oh happy feeling, that's nice! Thanks for the discoveryReplyDelete
Thanks so much for stopping by and checking it out!Delete
This sound like the perfect beach read Ali :)ReplyDelete
It definitely is. ;)Delete
I'm always looking for books in this genre that will stand out - I think I got tired of it for a little while, so I'm only picking up books that sound really good to me. Glad to know this one fits the bill!ReplyDelete
Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction
I've felt the same way for awhile now as well. ;)Delete
I love books that make you smile. I need more of those.ReplyDelete
Me too. ;)Delete
This sounds SO good and it looks adorable. I love the cover!ReplyDelete
It really was adorable and fun.Delete
This sounds so cute! I like the sound of it!ReplyDelete
It is perfect for this time of year. ;)Delete
Sounds great, I just went to Net Galley and requested it. Probably won't get it at this late date, but had to try. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
You never know! I hope you do and that you love it.Delete
I'm glad you loved this one, too -- such a great summer read and so dang cute! Great review!!ReplyDelete