Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon

A man with his hair in a bun is dancing with a woman with long braids on a blue background with pink flowers

Nicola Yoon's newest novel begins with a chilling warning - this is not a love story. Despite that, readers are thrust into what they cannot help but hope is a love story.

Evie no longer believes in love. And no romantic novel can fix that. She decides to donates her once loved romance novels. A mysterious woman interrupts her to give her a book with information on a dance class. After, she discovers that anytime she sees a couple kiss, she gets a vision of how their romance began and ends.

She decides that going to the class the mysterious woman recommended at La Brea Dance Studio may fix her. There, she meets X. Will their dancing inspire more than friendship? Can Evie ever believe in love again?

This is a heart-wrenching and uplifting coming-of-age novel. It will make you cry and make you laugh. It has sprinkles of fierce competition, supernatural powers, and, of course, contemporary romance. This tale is a heart-warming reminder that life is worth living and people are worth loving, even though both of those will have an ending. Lovers of To All the Boys I've Loved Before, The Sun is also a Star, and fans of John Green and Rainbow Rowell cannot miss this one!