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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Review: Summer of Supernovas by Darcy Woods



Blurb from Goodreads:
When zodiac-obsessed teen Wilamena Carlisle discovers a planetary alignment that won’t repeat for a decade, she’s forced to tackle her greatest astrological fear: The Fifth House—relationships and love. 

But when Wil falls for a sensitive guitar player hailing from the wrong side of the astrology chart, she must decide whether a cosmically doomed love is worth rejecting her dead mother’s legacy and the very system she’s faithfully followed through a lifetime of unfailing belief.
My Review:
First I've got to warn you that this involves a definite love triangle between Wil and two brothers -- I don't think that's alluded to in the summary but I know it's one of those things some people avoid.  I must also tell you that, although I usually don't go for love triangles, this one didn't bother me.  Putting that information aside, I really liked this one -- it was a cute, funny and quick read.  And Wil's ultimate love match?  He scored MAJOR book boyfriend points in my book -- I just liked him so much (and I won't tell you who he is)!!  There were a few lingering issues for me-- primarily, that both brothers fall for Wil within minutes after meeting her and both become quite a bit obsessed with her seemingly without much reason other than that she's very unique; and secondarily, that a few of the plot points that were supposed to be the reason for certain behaviors of the characters were glossed over despite being rather serious in nature.  Neither of these issues prevented me from enjoying this book, however, and I think you will easily love Wil despite wanting to shake her and impart some sense into her a few times while reading the book. 

I would definitely recommend this to fans of contemporary YA romance!  If you're looking for other YA contemporary romance where the MC is torn between brothers, I would recommend The Vincent Boys by Abbi GlinesThe Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han and one of my all time favorites, Double Clutch by Liz Reinhardt.   Summer of Supernovas came out earlier this month on May 10, 2016, you can purchase HERE, and I really liked it.
You can't force yourself to fall in love with someone! It doesn't work that way! Love can't be measured or quantified like stars.  It's messy and unpredictable.  Hell, sometimes it's even wrong.  And sometimes wrong is right.

13 comments:

  1. I thought this was such a fun summer read. I'm glad you did enjoy it. ;)

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  2. I'm glad you liked this, Eva. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it given the fact that there's a triangle and I HAATE those. I loved the boy she picked too because OMG SWOON!
    Lovely review, Eva! :)

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  3. I do love a good quick read....but I can be picky about love triangles. It depends on how they are written. Glad you liked this one. Sounds perfect for the summer :)

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  4. I feel like everyone has thought this was cute and enjoyed it. Love triangles do not bother me in the least so I should be good to go on this one - Great review!

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  5. I hear this was a decent book. I don't mind love triangles much, only if it goes on for too long. Thanks for this review, nice one!

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  6. I loved The Vincent Brothers, but that kind of love triangle is messy and painful! I'm not reading much YA anymore, but I'm happy to hear you enjoyed it, Eva! Lovely review! :)

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  7. I fell in love with the wrong brother in this book! That's like, a first for me, totally took me by surprise. SOS is definitely cutesy and perfect for beach reading. :)

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  8. I'm actually not bothered by love triangles but then, I'm sort of picky in what I think might be a love triangle. haha This actually looks like a very cute book that I might enjoy as a filler between heavy topic novels and really emotionally draining books.

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  9. Nick warned me about this love triangle and I don't really mind love triangles between brothers. I know a lot of readers hate them but I sort of like them. Glad you liked this one too!

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  10. I don't really like love-triangles unless they are done very good. But the insta-love? From the two brothers? At the same time? That would put me off completely. I'm glad you were able to enjoy it though!

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  11. I tend to avoid love triangles, but I have to admit, I curious because you gave this one a chance -- the author must've done something right in the love triangle aspect? Having them being brothers though. Hm, not sure about that bit.

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  12. This looks SO cute!! I don't even mind a love triangle, so I don't think that would bother me really- especially since you don't generally like them and it didn't bother you! I definitely want to read it, and I am so glad you enjoyed iT!

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  13. I heard this one was pretty cute, and I don't mind love triangles either!

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