The Perfect Escape
“Pure fun! A hilarious rom-com that head-fakes you into tumbling headlong into a techno-zombie survival thriller propelled by banter and plenty of heart.”—DAVID YOON, New York Times bestselling author of Frankly in Love
Love is a battlefield in this hysterical debut, perfect for fans of Jenny Han.
Nate Jae-Woo Kim wants to be rich. When one of his classmates offers Nate a...more
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I hope this is the YA romcom of 2020. It was sweet, funny, and yeah, it warmed my broken heart. I can't wait ...more
This debut novel, needed some polishing and some more editing. Marketed as a rom-com, I was missing the fun aspect of it. The writing wasn’t funny, the dialogues weren’t funny and the overall plot wasn’t funny either.
On top of it, the romance felt lackluster, since the couple had no real chemistry. The plot had holes, and the sub plots were rather unbelievable. Additionally the plot was actually a bit ...more
This book is hilarious! Nate and Kate are such likable characters as they get to know each other (and themselves) while prepping for a zombie survivalist competition. Nate’s relationship with his family and adorable little sister is heartwarming and realistic. It’s a perfect contrast to Kate’s broken relationship with her father and his over-the-top, but understandable, concerns for her safety. Suzanne Park did an amazing job of getting me to root for each character, ...more
Nate and Kate were both...fine... as main characters. They each had interesting backstories (that wildly fluctuated in believability) but seemed like they were missing something ...more
This book is advertised as a YA-Rom-Com and I’m still trying to figure out where that comes from..so the teens cuss and some of the ...more
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Kate and Nate's lives couldn't be anymore different. United by a love of zombies, Kate lives in a tech mansion and barely sees her father while Nate is a scholarship kid with dreams of being a rich inventor. Park's characters in The Perfect Escape are so detailed and they practically fly off the page. Told in dual POV, we are able to see the way Kate subverts her extremely ...more
When I stumbled upon The Perfect Escape on bookstagram, I knew it would be a book that I’d enjoy reading. Thankfully, I wasn’t wrong. Thanks to the publisher for sending me an arc of The Perfect Escape by Suzanne Park in exchange of an honest review!It was such a fun and hilarious read! I rated it 3.5/5 stars.
My thoughts on the book :
• The Perfect Escape was the perfect blend of romance, comedy and adventure. My recent love for ...more
And the result was a strange balance between the two? I'm still very confused about how dramatic of a shift I feel like the book took from the beginning to the last 1/5. Just because it started out very casual and ...more
I loved the give and take between Nate and Kate as they danced around their feelings for one another. (Nate's internal dialogue is A+ entertaining, btw.) The zombie survival competition throws in some great twists, but probably the thing I liked best was how Park avoids the overworn trope of both characters making snap judgments about each other based upon their socioeconomic status. Bonus points for the characters of AI ...more
First off, zombie escape room romance is something I never knew I even wanted until this, but I'm here for it and I love it.
Second, I really love the way Suzanne took really serious subjects and wove them in with humor. I appreciate her ability to both hit me in the feels and make me laugh out loud with a turn of the page. Add this to your TBR for sure!
(based on pre-book deal draft)
With remarkable humor and insight into a teenagers angst-ridden psyche, the author puts her characters through the ringer--school bullies, Corporate bullies, zombies, a "please-let-it-happen-even-though-it-shouldn't-work-out" romance, and a helicopter parent that leave readers thanking their own for not being like the one in the book, just to name a few obstacles--and zeroes in on the consequences of hasty and sometimes self-serving decisions.
THE PERFECT ESCAPE is straight-up, real life, rom com, in that it has COMEDY! I lol'ed multiple times while reading, which is rare for me. It's a breath of fresh air in a crowded genre because of that--and because of the plot, which features zombie escape rooms and a survivalist competition.
This is a dual POV book and Park does a great job giving her two protagonist personalities unique from the each other--you know whose chapter you're in just from the shift in voice. On top ...more
Who doesn't want to fall in love over escape rooms and zombies?
You better believe I'm going to read everything Suzanne Park writes.
I was elated to get this ARC because there are very few things in this world than I love more than niche YA rom-coms. Meaning: ones that take place in the context of some unusualinterest, setting, or topic. (To give you an idea of what I mean by that, some niche rom-coms I've liked include "Hart & Seoul" and "Somewhere Only We Know" with K-Pop, and "Every Reason We ...more
Huh! Well that was.. fun?! Zombie escape rooms and high school love.
Things I liked—
I really adored the MC of this book. Nate was completely adorable, lovable and the perfect male lead. His family was sweet (always love immigrant parents and little stay sisters winning) and his little nerd crowd of scholarship kid friends was cute and relatable, as well.
Kate was likable and real. She has a tough situation with her dad that I had a hard time putting my finger on..someone with dad ...more
Suzanne Park is a Korean-American writer who was born and raised in Tennessee. In her former life as a stand-up comedian, she was a finalist in the Oxygen Network's "Girls Behaving Badly" talent search, and appeared on BET's ...more