WoW: Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon

WoW: Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon

Welcome to this week’s edition of Wishlist Wednesday! Today I am featuring Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon. This book is about a ballroom dancing competition, and I can’t wait to read it!

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and have yet to read. It is a spin-off of the original meme, Waiting on Wednesday, that was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine.

THIS WEEK’S WOW: Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon

Instructions for Dancing Nicola YoonTitle: Instructions for Dancing
Author: Nicola Yoon
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: June 1, 2021

Summary (from Goodreads):

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?

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I am getting some strong Dirty Dancing vibes from this synopsis. It sounds like it is gong to be a classic Nicola Yoon novel that has some fun elements mixed in with some serious topics. Ballroom dancing is something I have not seen in a YA novel, and I am so here for it, especially if Nicola Yoon is the one writing it!

About Nicola Yoon

Nicola Yoon

Nicola Yoon grew up in Jamaica (the island) and Brooklyn (part of Long Island). She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with her husband and daughter, both of whom she loves beyond all reason. Everything, Everything is her first novel.

27 thoughts on “WoW: Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon

  1. Rosie says:

    Oh wow, this brings back memories of taking ballroom dancing lessons with a guy I was so head-over-heels for! This book sounds so good!

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