Summer of Supernovas by Darcy Woods
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published May 10th 2016 by Crown Books for Young Readers
~Rating: 4/5 stars~
As the daughter of an expert astrologer, Wilamena Carlisle knows that truth lies within the stars. So when she 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 Wil must decide whether to trust her heart or her chart when she falls for a sensitive guitar player whose zodiac sign points to cosmic disaster.
If Wil’s fate is truly written in the stars, then this summer is about to go supernova . . .
I absolutely LOVED this book! This book was one of the cutest contemporary novels I have read in a long time. I love contemporary books and this book made me realise why I love them so much.
Summer of Supernovas is a fun and flirty romantic comedy that will have you laughing on one page and tearing up on the next.
Wilamena Carlisle or Wil who is an avid astrology buff. Wil believes she must find her true love in the next month…or else the stars will doom her to ten years of loneliness. The story opened up with Wilamena being confused for someone about to commit suicide. Her savior, Grant, and her later developed an interesting connection, but due to Wilamena’s insistence on finding the perfect guy with the right zodiac sign, and mistaking Grant for the sign that she was told to avoid, she ends up pushing aside her true feelings and gets involved with another, Seth.
Grant and Seth were brothers, and certain things could have been avoided had she been honest and not accept Seth’s advances in the beginning based on his sign.
Grant had me from the moment he overlooked his fear of heights to try and save Wilamena. That was very selfless of him. And more than anything I loved that he was a musician. Creative guys in books always wins me over. Seth however, I couldn’t warm up to him. When he and Wilamena met for the first time, it just seemed like he was trying to win over his brother or something. He just didn’t seem very genuine. I didn’t like how he was for the rest of the story. And when he revealed that to Wilamena in the end, I wasn’t even surprised. Seth seemed like that kind of guy.
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. I highly recommend it!
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.