Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon is set in Los Angeles in modern pre-covid times.
Evie used to love romance novels. Then when she caught her dad kissing another woman, she didn’t see the point of love or romance novels. So she takes her books to a Little Free Library.
While at the Little Free Library, Evie meets an old woman who suggests a book called “Introduction to Dancing.” Then the woman vanishes in thin air. After this incident, Evie has premonitions about the end of a couple’s relationship whenever she sees people kissing.
The book about dancing has a stamp that says it should be returned to La Brea Dance. Evie goes there to return the book and within two days, she has signed up for a dance class.
Evie also meet X, also known as Xavier. She’s definitely not looking for romance or love but they become dance partners and then friends. Of course, they enter a dance competition and fall in love. You don’t need a crystal ball to see romance and a dance contest in Evie’s future.
Fans of romance and dancing will probably enjoy this book.
People who don’t like romance, dancing or anything good will not enjoy this book quite as much as they should.
* I received this book from NetGalley and The Write Reads as part of The Write Reads book blog tour.