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3.69  ·  Rating details ·  403 ratings  ·  144 reviews
Dominique is a high school junior from a gritty neighborhood in Trenton, where she and her mom are barely getting by.

Ben is a musical prodigy from the Upper East Side, a violinist at a top conservatory with obsessive talent and a brilliant future.

When Dom's class is taken to hear a concert at Carnegie Hall, she expects to be bored out of her mind. But then she sees the bo
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published April 3rd 2018 by KCP Loft
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Feb 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
I am stunned. I was not at all supposed to enjoy this one. I gave it a shot, since I received the physical copy of the book without my requesting it, but quite frankly my expectations were extremely low – for once.

After all, it contains 1. insta-love, as well as quite a huge amount of 2. lying. But it’s also very… romantic, and normally I tend to be bored when books focus on romantic relationships almost alone, but love and music mixed so well in this story that I couldn’t not feel my heart mel
C.G. Drews
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Omg this was an absolute excellent and heart shredding book. All I knew going in was it's about MUSIC, and being a musician who writes about music and also spent my entire teenagerdom listening to Beethoven on repeat...oh hello there book. You are mine. It absolutely didn't disappoint and I was so teary at the end.

(Also random fun fact but as I was reading the acknowledgements I realised this author is with the same literary agency as meeee and our debuts are both about music so am I allowed to
Sara➽ Ink Is My Sword
3.5 “Wonderful insight on music and mental illness” Stars
“Exactly! Exactly. Art is worth giving up everything. If you want to stay safe, you’re never going to be vulnerable enough to create something real. So that’s it. That’s my plan. To be vulnerable. To be real.”


Disclaimer: Copy Provided by the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Buddy reading this with the best person to call with, a beauty, soft Nadhira.😙

I want to start my review giving a tip
Lily ☁️
Wow, this book is problematic. Let me start small, though.

I was quite excited about having received an advance copy of Someday, Somewhere—mainly, because on top of its beautiful cover, the sypnosis won me over with a storyline set in New York, “a fantasy world of jazz clubs and opera, infatuation and possibility”, and “a magnetic genius” of a boy who plays the violin “like his life depends on it” as one of the main characters.

“That’s the thing about music, I guess. It begins, it consumes you, a
Nadhira Satria
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Here I am, at a cafe after driving mindlessly for an hour after finishing this book. I was angry and sad and happy and wholesome, I couldn't find the words to describe how I feel reading this book.
For someone who's not emotional, for someone who never cries while reading a book, this book ripped my heart out of my chest and shattered it. lmao yo I didn't even know I have a heart. When I requested this book, I wasn't expecting to love it as much as I do now. And tbh it's the best sur
[Shai] Bibliophage
While reading, I was already thinking of how many stars should I give to this novel. A three-star was my initial rating but after reading the ending, I suppose that it deserves another star. I don't believe in whirlwind romance, thus, when I've read how Dominique fell in love at first sight at Ben, I surmised that I may not enjoy this. However, I think that there was progress in the story when the revelations to the latter of the book were finally uncovered.

What was I thinking when I thought tha
4 stars

That's the thing about music, I guess. It begins, it consumes you and then it ends.

A lovely debut novel by Lindsay Champion. I loved her writing and even though there were parts in the story I'm not usually a fan of, I still enjoyed the book much more than I expected to.
It was sweet, fast paced and filled with music and I'm one of those who actually liked how it all ended.

Thank you to Netgalley for an ARC of this book

Lara (Bookish_turtle)
The beginning had me IN LOVE with this book, just generally EVERYTHING about it was perfect for the entire first half of the book and then it turned into a general pile of confusion and then it just ended...

I think overall that if you are a musical person and you like contemporaries, you are likely to enjoy this book. If you aren't really into music. then maybe this is not for you, as this book centres a LOT around music.

(Also, would it even be one of my reviews if I didn't comment on the cover
Olivia & Lori (The Candid Cover)
I have always been drawn to books about music, so it’s no wonder that I enjoyed Someday, Somewhere so much. This book is absolutely heartbreaking, but beautiful at the same time. The main characters are realistic and easy to root for, and the dual perspectives add so much emotion to the story. I would definitely recommend this one, especially to those with an interest in music.

Full review on The Candid Cover
May 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was PERFECT, this book is EVERYTHING and this is me right now

Ben was music. And that's the thing about music, I guess. It begins, it consumes you and then it ends.

I didn't expect anything from this book, but it's the best love story I read in years! I still don't have any coherent thoughts on this because my mind is just blown and I'm a sobbing mess. This book was perfect in every aspect.
The characters are amazing, I loved all of them, even though they're really not perfect and especially
Mar 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Between that cover and the synopsis, there wasn’t a reason for me to not devour this book.

Dominique and Ben are both interesting characters. They’re both struggling with something and even though their backgrounds are wildly different, they’re both yearning. I really enjoyed the scenes with them together. Dom’s BFF, Cass, was a fantastic secondary and I wish we would have gotten something more of substance. I wasn’t a fan of how Dom treated him.

Plot wise, it was what I expected. The music port
Cassandra {semi-hiatus}
*An ARC was provided by NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

"In New York City you can be absolutely anyone you want to be. You don't need a lot of money or status to be glamorous and captivating and magical."

When I requested this, it was the wee hours of the morning and I was requesting anything with buzz words I like. “New York” and “music” are some of those. I had no idea that this would be one of those mental health books I would shove into the hands of anyone who a
Kylie Amber
Mar 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
** I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher KCP Loft in exchange for my honest review**

This book was a very cute and quick read that dealt with important topics throughout the novel.

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- I LOVED THE SETTING. I really could relate to where this book was set, NYC and NJ. Because I live in one, and I dream to live in the other. So you can imagine how happy I was to read so much about those places.
- As well as relating to the s
Mar 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2018
When I first received this book and read the synopsis, I didn't think I would enjoy this book. The concept of music and such just didn't captivate me even though I am a music fan myself. Once I started reading this, however, all those thoughts disappeared and I will definitely pick this book up when it is released.

This story reminded me of "The Sun Is Also A Star" by Nicola Yoon. The romance and the instalove were pretty similar, but the addition of the music definitely set these books apart. I
Lea (drumsofautumn)
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arcs-done
Someday, Somewhere is a novel that I have very conflicting feelings about. I just really can't say I had a good time while reading it and while writing this review I realized, I don't think the issues raised in this novel were handled very well.

This book was an incredibly uncomfortable read for me. I definitely think the cover gives off a wrong vibe. Going into this novel I simply didn't expect it to deal with so many serious issues and it was honestly kinda a downer.
Now I don't wanna take away
Ally (book__ventures)
Dec 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
By the end of this book, I was finding it hard to believe that Someday, Somewhere is Lindsay Champion’s debut novel. What a fantastic start to a writing career!

The story itself is about two young adults trying to make it. Dominique is faced with the challenge of being extremely poor and living on the wrong side of the river. While, Ben is faced with an overwhelming sensation to be the best and will not stop at nothing to achieve that. Dominique watches Ben perform at a concert and then forces a
Mar 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley-arc
"Ben was music. And that’s the thing about music, I guess. It begins, it consumes you and then it ends."

If this book were a person, I'd squish their cheeks right about now. This was just such an enthralling YA contemporary.

So, this story is told in dual POV - Ben, who's a musical prodigy living on the Upper East Side, studying at this prestige conservatory and who cares about almost nothing besides music. Then we have Dominique, who lives in a bad part of Trenton with her mother who runs her own
Samantha (WLABB)
This love-at-first-sight story had me instantly hooked, and I kept reading because I was so invested in the outcome for these two.

•Pro: I was instantly in love with Dom and cheering for her the whole time. I wanted more for her, and was beyond happy with where Champion took her story.

•Pro: Ben was so intense. I have a certain admiration for the dedication those who perform at an elite level have, and that intensity came through ten-fold with Ben. Watching him spiral out was really difficult, be
Colleen's Conclusions
I recieved Someday, Somewhere by Lindsay Champion from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I don't remember when I requested this book, but I wasn't expecting to get it because it was sooooooo close to the publication date, but I got the eARC the day before the book was about to be published. I was happy about the fact that this book was mobi/epub file so they could go on both my Nook and Kindle. (I do read on both.)

That cover was what drew me in the most, and then the plot. The book pre
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourite
Well, I just love it!

Maybe it should be a little bit more drama since the ending a little bit hasten...

...and I need more of it!
Alex (My Bookish World)
Jun 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I wasn't expecting the ending?? This author better come out with more books.
Sarah Robinson-Hatch
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was such a beautiful, heart-wrenching read! THERE WERE SO MANY OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS IN THIS NOVEL: New York City, music, dual perspectives… it was just such a gorgeous read. Undoubtably my favourite thing about it was revisiting my favourite city on Earth with Ben and Dom. It was so atmospheric and emotive, making me feel like I was right there on the city streets beside them. I loved the duality between a rich music prodigy and a poor dancer who’s given up on her dream because of money i ...more
Kim Chance
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness, I am blown away by this wonderfully raw and poignant debut by Lindsay Champion! When I started reading this book, I didn't expect to be clutching the book in both happy and sad tears at the end! But that's exactly what happened! Champion not only tells an incredible real and relatable tale, but one that moved me exactly the way a beautiful piece of music does for so many. I was moved by this book and it is one that will definitely stick with me for a long while yet. A beautiful, ...more
Mariah Bowman
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*I received this arc from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Dominique lives in a small town in New Jersey and has always dreamed of going to New York with her best friend, Cass. Ben is a violinist who dreams of being the best in the world. One night on a school fieldtrip, Dominique sees Ben and can't stop thinking about him. Always there to help, Cass encourages Dominique to go back and talk to him, so she does. Now that she's "met" Ben, he's the one that can't stop thinking about her.
Apr 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Someday, Somewhere is Lindsay Champion’s debut novel, and it is quite the debut! She takes what she knows of music in life and brings it to us on the page. I was in band in high school, so I was looking forward to the musical aspect of the novel to ‘bring me back’ to that time. And let me say this about the cover: It is beautiful!

We have two alternating points of view in Someday, Somewhere and going betwee
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Someday, Somewhere is not just the cute contemporary romance story it seems it is. It starts off with some insta-love, which was a little too much for me but it was also kinda cute in a way. Ben and Dominique are drawn to each other and what follows is a whirlwind romance, but there are also other things going on. The story is also about mental illness, poverty and race.

“Ben was music. And that’s the thing about music, I guess. It begins, it consumes you and then it ends."

Dominique is mixed-race
Novelly Blissful
Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
{ARC was provided for an honest review}

Review Scale out of 10:
Cover/Illustration Quality: 8/10
Writing Quality: 9/10
Character Development: 8/10
“Couldn’t Put it Down” scale: 8/10
Originality: 9/10
Overall Rating: 8/10

First off, I’d like to give a shoutout to LINDSAY CHAMPION – this is her debut novel! The quality of the writing and originality was superb; the character depth and story progression had me hooked from the get go, and the heartbreaking issues of the story was brought to surface in way
Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
Someday, Somewhere is so much more than a love story.

Dominique is a poor junior living with her mom in New Jersey. They can barely get by and Dom's dad hasn't helped out since he left years before. Dom loves dance, but she had to give it up to help her mom at their laundry business. Dom has the most amazing best friend, Cass. I loved him so much. Cass isn't his real name, but he has a great love of musicals and old movies. So his nickname is perfect for him. He is such a supportive best friend
Jun 26, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Someday, Somewhere, a debut novel, by Lindsay Champion is the story of Ben and Dom. This book contains a lot of tropes and things most people, including me, don't like in a contemporary story. Examples being; lying, insta-love and building a relationship based off of almost nothing. But somehow this author makes it work and I found myself really into the story.

Dom is a junior at a school in Jersey. Her class goes on a trip to Carnegie Hall in New York City and there, she sees this stunning guy t
Kyle Pucciarello
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"And that's the thing about music, I guess. It begins, it consumes you and then it ends."

That's the thing about this book as well. I was incredibly reluctant to read this one - a YA romance novel?! But as soon as it began, it consumed me and I was in all the way.

There's a lot to love here. A bit of Romeo and Juliet. A bit of "An Unquiet Mind." A lecture on music and dedication. A treatsie on the trials and tribulation of young love, and trying to find a place in the world.

For me, this book perfe
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Lindsay is a YA author living in the best place in the universe, New York City. She is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she spent most of her time doing high kicks and eating falafel. She served as the Features Editor at, where she somehow managed to interview her celebrity crushes Paul Rudd, Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal without fainting or peeing her pants. She ...more