Hello everyone! Today I bring you reviews of two amazing YA books I read recently. They were absolutely heartwarming and fun and I would recommend them wholeheartedly. If you’re looking for some adorable YA books or want to start into the YA genre, I highly recommend reading these two!
Synopsis: Cello prodigy Jenny has one goal: to get into a prestigious music conservatory. When she meets mysterious, handsome Jaewoo in her uncle’s Los Angeles karaoke bar, it’s clear he’s the kind of boy who would uproot her careful plans. But in a moment of spontaneity, she allows him to pull her out of her comfort zone for one unforgettable night of adventure…before he disappears without a word.
Three months later, when Jenny and her mother arrive in South Korea to take care of her ailing grandmother, she’s shocked to discover that Jaewoo is a student at the same elite arts academy where she’s enrolled for the semester. And he’s not just any student. He’s a member of one of the biggest K-pop bands in the world—and he’s strictly forbidden from dating.
When a relationship means throwing Jenny’s life off the path she’s spent years mapping out, she’ll have to decide once and for all just how much she’s willing to risk for love. (Goodreads)
Publication Date: July 13th, 2021
The two characters Jenny and Jaewoo were so well-written and genuinely enjoyable to read about and their whole story was just so heartwarming. I loved that this book had such amazing side characters too and it only made the book better. It had friendship, family, self-love and was filled with sweet and heartfelt moments which made me smile really wide. The reluctant roommates to friends storyline of Sori and Jenny was one of my favourites to read. So If you’re a fan of k-pop and cute k-dramas, then I highly recommend this book because you’re surely to enjoy it.
Like A Love Song- Gabriela Martins
Synopsis: This debut paperback original romance follows a Latina teen pop star whose image takes a dive after a messy public breakup, until she’s set up with a swoon-worthy fake boyfriend.
Fake boyfriend. Real heartbreak?Natalie is living her dream: topping the charts and setting records as a Brazilian pop star…until she’s dumped spectacularly on live television. Not only is it humiliating—it could end her career.Her PR team’s desperate plan? A gorgeous yet oh-so-fake boyfriend. Nati reluctantly agrees, but William is not what she expected. She was hoping for a fierce bad boy—not a soft-hearted British indie film star. While she fights her way back to the top with a sweet and surprisingly swoon-worthy boy on her arm, she starts to fall for William—and realizes that maybe she’s the biggest fake of them all. Can she reclaim her voice and her heart? (Goodreads)
We have our main characters: Natalie, the Brazilian pop star in the US and William the British indie actor. Natalie is dumped on camera by her boyfriend and has to date William as a publicity stunt for her career. There’s fake dating, cute bantering, friends to eventual lovers, we also have supportive cute best friends who are dating and being super cute!! This book while being light hearted also talks about the struggles of fame, family, being to true to yourself and your heritage. I read it super fast actually because it’s written SO well and I did not even realise when I was already halfway through the book.
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