Somewhere Only We Know
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I guess I should stop rolling my eyes at these one-day romances. I now have liked both The Sun Is Also a Star and Somewhere Only We Know. Both times I had started the books with skepticism and then slowly surrendered to the almost-insta-love. Not sure if what happens in these romances is love, but the attraction can happen in one day, and I am clearly capable of falling for this scenario.
It took me awhile to get into this story. Lucky, a K-pop star, is getting ready for bed and takes so ...more
You're not the first person to assume that K-pop artists don't actually know anything about music. We don't go through that training because we like the fashion.
I'm pretty torn about Maurene Goo's third novel. As a fan of K-pop (I have around 15 favorite artists), I expected that I would have a nearly perfect reading experience. Sadly, it seems that my love for the genre isn't strong enough to negate my disl ...more
I received an ARC from Raincoast books in exchange for a honest review.
Honestly, I love what Maurene Goo represents because she's an Asian American author who writes YA contemporaries representing the Asian community but this book was a huge let down. I think I've been under the impression that I loved the previous book she's written because why wouldn't I like a YA novel featuring a character I could relate to in terms of culture? But turns out, I forgot that I actually ...more
• the themes explored — following your dream and finding out who you really are and what you want to do
• the dual perspective
• the setting + the food — I really liked that we got to ‘visit’ Hong Kong and read about so many kind of Asian food
• the parents of both main characters — very supportive and kind
• Lucky was a very likable character and I wanted what’s best for her
• the anxiety rep was good
• I'm still a huge fan of Maurene Goo's writing — I think it's so easy and nice to re ...more
OOOOHH MY GOD. OH MY GOD. WOW. I am letting everyone know now that this is not going to be cohesive in any way and will consist entirely of me fangirling about how much I love this book and Maurene Goo. I literally just finished this book not five minutes ago but ...more
This book takes place over a weekend, but most of the story is told in one full day. Lucky is in Hong Kong, just finishing her tour. She's a K-pop star who is always on a strict schedule. She can't eat what she wants and can't get in any trouble or her label will drop her. K-pop sta ...more
I’ve never really been a huge fan of YA Contemporary – generally if I read romance, I want some more mature characters. Hey, I’m almost 30. I think its pretty reasonable to not want to get jealous of teenagers who find the loves of their life in high school. That being said, I discovered Maurene Goo two years ago and never looked back. Every single time she puts out a new release, I drop whatever I’m currently reading to devour her n ...more
Coming from a now mellowed out Kpop fan, this book was not that great. I’ve watched kdramas and I know how goofy and unrealistic they can be...this just doesn’t seem to translate well into a novel (at least when Goo is writing it).
Lucky’s quirkiness was so forced and the writing style overall is just bland. The story does discuss some notable aspects of Kpop culture including the harsh treatment of celebrities by their own management and issues surrounding image and ...more
I was so wrapped up in Lucky & Jack's story that I didn't even put my book down to eat dinner (that says a lot about this reader)!
An adorable re-imagining of one of my favorite movies ever (Roman Holiday) but set in Hong Kong with Asia's biggest K-Pop star, Lucky and the boy that falls for her, Jack, who is currently working for a trashy tabloid to make ends meet.
Go to your local Indie bookstore on 5/7/2019 and buy this book, I can't stress enough how much I l ...more