“…the books don’t feel like they belong to me anymore.”

Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Pages: 304
Published: June 3rd, 2021
Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Goodreads Synopsis
Evie Thomas doesn’t believe in love anymore. Especially after the strangest thing occurs one otherwise ordinary afternoon: She witnesses a couple kiss and is overcome with a vision of how their romance began . . . and how it will end. After all, even the greatest love stories end with a broken heart, eventually.

As Evie tries to understand why this is happening, she finds herself at La Brea Dance studio, learning to waltz, fox-trot, and tango with a boy named X. X is everything that Evie is not: adventurous, passionate, daring. His philosophy is to say yes to everything–including entering a ballroom dance competition with a girl he’s only just met.

Falling for X is definitely not what Evie had in mind. If her visions of heartbreak have taught her anything, it’s that no one escapes love unscathed. But as she and X dance around and toward each other, Evie is forced to question all she thought she knew about life and love. In the end, is love worth the risk?

Disclaimer: I received an early copy of the book from the publisher for the tour but all opinions expressed are honest and my own.

My Take
I loved this book! I’m not new to Nicola Yoon so I knew I was going to enjoy this book, I just didn’t know how much I would love it.

Instructions For Dancing is a beautiful read, with lyrical writing, I was couldn’t put it down. Each chapter getting more and more engaging, and interesting. I loved it! I loved the plot premise, dancing and being able to see the future. I felt like I was there myself, going through what the characters were.

I loved the characters. Written so well, both the main and the side characters, to a point I was heavily invested in each one of them. I quite liked Evie’s and X’s relationship, a friend to lovers story that had me swooning and smiling all through.

It’s funny how a day can start out just like any other and end up so different.”

There are so many things that happen in this book and one thing I liked is how Nicola Yoon writes the family drama. It felt real and not just a filler, and I love how she dealt with it in the story.

Instructions For Dancing is a funny, heart wrenching book. I laughed, I (almost) cried and I fell in love. I do highly recommend it.

Have you read any Nicola Yoon’s book before? What did you think about them?