SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS Bursts Into Germany!

d1The stars have aligned! Today we’re celebrating the release of the German edition of SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS, titled Zwischen dir und mir die Sterne (Between You and Me and the Stars!).

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out this heavenly cover. Plus German ARCs captured in the Instagram wilds and amazingly detailed art project by Louisa Rahm.

So if you happen to sprechen sie Deutsche or are just a sucker for a book with a pretty face, you can purchase the book through Amazon Germany.

d2We SWOON for fan art! Isn’t this gorgeous???!!!!! Louisa Rahm created this montage of all the places Wil travels throughout the book! So adorable!!d3

 

Congrats to SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS & THE GIRL WHO FELL!

We are so thrilled to share that SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS and THE GIRL WHO FELL are featured as two of The 16 Best Young Adult Books of 2016 (so far). Here’s what PASTE has to say about the titles. Capturek

 

 

GIRL pastJoin us in congratulating these authors for this very cool achievement. We can’t wait to see which 16 books are YOUR favorite this year! Happy Reading!!

Bellissima SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS!

Today we are celebrating the Italian release of SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS by Darcy Woods! GIRANO LE STELLE translates to ‘Turning Stars’ and we love how this gorgeous cover is already turning heads!

CmTWYfJWYAIjdIZSUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS: As the daughter of an expert astrologer, Wilamena Carlisle knows the 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 supernovava…

Happy Book-Birthday to “Summer of Supernovas!”

SOS BirthdayBring on the cupcakes and don your flirtiest dress because we’re celebrating the release of “Summer of Supernovas” by Darcy Woods!

Fans of Jennifer E. Smith and Jenny Han will fall in love with this heartfelt and humor-laced debut following one girl’s race to find the guy of her cosmic dreams.

When zodiac-obsessed teen Wilamena Carlisle 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 when Wil falls for a sensitive guitar player hailing from the wrong side of the astrology chart, she must decide whether a cosmically doomed love is worth rejecting her dead mother’s legacy and the very system she’s faithfully followed through a lifetime of unfailing belief.

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Here’s what readers are saying about “Summer of Supernovas.”

This story is everything. It’s humor and heart and risks and disappointment and self-discovery. It’s fear and chance and comedy and tragedy and regret and forgiveness. Most of all, though, it’s about different kinds of love. –Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, author of “Firsts”


Wil is unlike any protag I’ve met in the pages of contemporary YA and positively addicting. Readers will love Wil’s passion and confused heart. She’s hilarious, with all the idiosyncrasies that make her endearing and relatable. — Shannon M. Parker, author of “The Girl Who Fell”


I love Darcy Wood’s writing style. She had me engaged from the first page and I fell in love with all of the characters immediately, even set-in-her-ways grandma. There was humor, heartache, and a shattering of beliefs. –J.Keller Ford, author of “In the Shadow of the Dragon King”


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School Library Journal says SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS is a “Must Have Title For Upcoming Beach Reads”

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WOODS, Darcy. 352p. ebook available. Crown. May 2016. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780553537048.
Gr 9 Up–Seventeen-year-old Wilamena’s remaining connection with her deceased mother is the promise to honor her mother’s wishes and follow her astrologically determined destiny. Due to a rare planetary alignment, Wil has 22 days to find her perfect match. After a stargazing session at the top of a water tower turns into a failed rescue attempt, handsome Grant Walker invites Wil to his parents’ club, Absinthe, as a peace offering. The long line to enter the club turns out to be worth the wait. Though Grant has the wrong astrological sign, Wil has a magical dance with him but then learns that his brother, Seth, has the exact birth date for her SUMMER OF SUPERNOVASpredetermined love match. What ensues is a constant struggle as Wil fights to stave off her attraction to Grant while fostering a relationship with Seth. Grant; Wil’s best friend, Irina; her grandmother; and even Grant and Seth’s mother all seem to know what Wil refuses to acknowledge—she is fated to be with Grant. While readers will anticipate this challenge, they will enjoy the antics of the chase and devour each interaction between the likely couple. Not without their respective fairy tale components, the characters are also quirky and multidimensional. The tension builds to a climatic frenzy as Wil deals with a number of emotional crises. The ending is realistic and doesn’t take the easy way out of the love triangle. VERDICT This is a must-have title for upcoming beach reads recommendation lists.Lynn Rashid, Marriotts Ridge High School, Marriottsville, MD

Laurie Elizabeth Flynn Reviews SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS

SUMMER OF SUPERNOVASPeople put their faith in a lot of things. Science, religion, music, friendship, love. Wilamena Carlisle puts her faith in the stars. But when Wil fears that her Fifth House—the house of relationships and love—is doomed, she’s on a mission to find her perfect astrological match before time runs out. Problem is, she falls for two brothers—one whom the charts deem right, and the other who couldn’t be more wrong. And Wil made a promise to honor her mother’s legacy, so she’s not taking any chances with cosmically doomed love.

On the subject of love… quite simply, I fell in love with this book. I know people often say how they couldn’t put a book down, but SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS was literally glued to my fingertips. One page—more like one line—of Wil’s voice had me completely starry-eyed. It’s quirky, unique, hilarious, and so insightful, all rolled into one unforgettable character. I wanted Wil to burst from the pages and become my BFF. Thanks to Darcy’s exquisite writing style, it often did feel like Wil was about to jump from the pages, vintage dresses and all.

This story is everything. It’s humor and heart and risks and disappointment and self-discovery. It’s fear and chance and comedy and tragedy and regret and forgiveness. Most of all, though, it’s about different kinds of love. Family love and friend love and romantic love. I adored Wil’s relationship with her Gram, who raised her after her mother died. And Wil’s dueling feelings for Grant and Seth, the brothers at opposite ends of the astrological spectrum, left me breathless and at the edge of my seat.

Wil ties her fate to the stars, and puts her faith in everything they offer. No matter how much or little a reader can relate to that, we can all relate to putting our faith, our hopes and dreams, in something another person might not understand. For this reason, I think Wil’s words are going to feel like a warm hug for all readers. She’s a heroine who is trying to do the right thing and honor her mother’s wishes and also make her own heart happy in the process.

There’s a line somewhere in this book that I love so much I wrote it down after reluctantly turning the last page: “Because it isn’t the stars keeping us together, it’s… love. And it always will be.” Whether you believe in destiny or not—if you read your horoscope religiously or couldn’t care less about signs—this is the kind of cosmic beauty immersed in every page of SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS. A book like this—a book this funny, heartwarming, and completely one-of-a-kind unique—comes around about as often as a supernova. Don’t miss out!

SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS Swoon Campaign

Darcy Woods unveiled her swoon-worthy Swoon Campaign for her YA Contemporary, SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS. Feast your eyes on the gorgeousness that is the Swoon Campaign buttons!

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The SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS Swoon Campaign is a celebration of just a few of the swoon-worthy elements of the book. It’s a great way to proclaim–loud and proud–the thing(s) that makes you weak in the knees.

What makes you swoon? (Besides 2016 debuts, of course!)

Love Love Love

That’s what we felt for Sixteen to Read author Darcy Woods when we saw this Happy Dance picture from her author photo shoot. I mean, you gotta love a girl who is this straight-up adorable, right? Just look at all that happy! We hope it’s contagious and that your day is filled with your own version of a happy dance.  Darcy Gams

Darcy’s SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS will be out in May, 2016! What’s it about? Glad you asked! ~As the daughter of an expert astrologer, Wilamena Carlisle knows that the truth lies within the stars. So when she discovers a rare planetary alignment, she is forced to tackle her worst astrological fear – The Fifth House of Relationships and Love. But Wil must decide whether a cosmically doomed love is worth rejecting her mother’s legacy, when she falls for a sensitive guitar player hailing from the wrong side of the chart.

Debut author Darcy Woods explores love in all its complexities and how to best honor the loved ones who have passed before us, in a novel packed with both humor and heart.

Its all ARCs for dARCy Woods

dARCy 1The wonderfully wonderful Darcy Woods received her gorgeous ARCs of SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS last night and has been flirting with them ever since. Can you blame her? Look at all that beauty! Seriously! We have a huge crush on this one!

SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS is due to release in May of 2016, but you’ll hear us gushing over this debut as Darcy’s ARC makes the rounds through our author group.

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As the daughter of an expert astrologer, Wilamena Carlisle knows that the truth lies within the stars. So when she discovers a rare planetary alignment, she is forced to tackle her worst astrological fear – The Fifth House of Relationships and Love. But Wil must decide whether a cosmically doomed love is worth rejecting her mother’s legacy, when she falls for a sensitive guitar player hailing from the wrong side of the chart.

dARCy 2Debut author Darcy Woods explores love in all its complexities and how to best honor the loved ones who have passed before us, in a novel packed with both humor and heart.

And here is Darcy showing both humor and heart as she snuggles her ARC babies. *swoon*

Cover Reveal : SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS

SUMMER OF SUPERNOVASIt’s here! It’s here! It’s really, really here!

Darcy Woods reveals her fluttery, flirty, romancey cover for her YA debut, SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS at YA Books Central today. Isn’t it GORGEOUS? Can’t you just hear the collective Sixteen to Read swoon?! *swoons some more*

We are so excited for this book that is already feeling all the love from around the world. Go check out the YA Books Central Cover Reveal and enter for a chance to win a copy of SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS from the soon-to-be-world-famous Darcy Woods!

SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS: As the daughter of an expert astrologer, Wilamena Carlisle knows that the truth lies within the stars. So when she discovers a rare planetary alignment, she is forced to tackle her worst astrological fear – The Fifth House of Relationships and Love. But Wil must decide whether a cosmically doomed love is worth rejecting her mother’s legacy, when she falls for a sensitive guitar player hailing from the wrong side of the chart.

Debut author Darcy Woods explores love in all its complexities and how to best honor the loved ones who have passed before us, in a novel packed with both humor and heart.

SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS is available for pre-order on Amazon and wherever books are sold.SoS tagline

Also, this. I mean, come on! Right? Best tagline ever? Best. Tagline. Ever.