OMG !! My alter ego, K-Pop fangirl is scream(Army!!) !!!! Well , recently I was introduced to K-Drama and K-Pop. And this book’s plot made me want to just grab this book .Even , I am a very new to the fan culture. I am proud to have been introduced to this world.

My Rating – 3.5 Stars

Genre – YA Contemporary

Published on – 3 June 2019

Goodreads: Hart & Seoul & Amazon: Hart & Seoul

Published on – 3 June 2019 (Thanks to Netgalley , I received a ARC)

Girl meets boy. Boy falls for girl. Girl discovers boy is a runaway K-pop idol in hiding.

Merilee Hart has been doing her best to keep things together since her mother left, her art a welcome escape from her depressing new reality. But things seem to go even more awry the moment her next door neighbor’s enigmatic and mysterious nephew arrives from South Korea. Lee is moody, cocky, and utterly infuriating.
But when Merri’s closest friends betray her and her father crushes her dream of going to art school, Merri finds herself drawn to Lee, who seems to live within even greater shadows than her own. And just when she thought things couldn’t get crazier, Merri’s world is upended when she discovers Lee’s big and bizarre secret…he is none other than a runaway member of the K-pop mega-group Thunder.

This book shouts the cliches in BOLD letters . I mean all the cliches are wrapped together and creatively presented in this YA.This book shouts the cliches in BOLD letters . I mean all the cliches are wrapped together and creatively presented in this YA.It’s got everything from enemies-to-lovers (Lee and Merri’s terrible first meeting and their subsequent awkward interactions are absolutely hilarious. Then even fake a date and ultimately we have them falling for each other.

But that’s not where the story ends , there is some talk about the perks and the cons of being Famous . The glitter and glamour of being a Idol(as said in Korea). Lee Hyung Kim is a fictional character in a book but there are so many idols out there and well , they also serve enjoy life as all of us. Lee was so adorable in the book , totally boyfriend material .

However, I did find that the plot was a bit predictable and some of the writing was a bit heavy-handed. Anyways the book is just quite light-hearted read . You can’t expect much and you shouldn’t as well . I go with 3.5 Stars . In case you are looking for a light YA – RomCom , then this is the one for you .

25 thoughts on “ARC Review – Hart & Seoul /YA Rom-Com/

  1. I just wanted to say that I’d never thought of a category and sub-genre that was tagged YA rom-com. I think it’s a great genre to try out and pursue. I’m surprised I’d never thought of it before. I love satire and slow burn romances.

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  2. I’ve neglected YA contemporary because I have a deep fetish for anything spec. I’ve written and sold YA dystopian and portal fantasy. I think I find world building as a challenge. However, I do have a lot of satire and romance in those books. I’m light (or sweet) when it comes to overt romances of any type, so I might indeed enjoy reading a few contemporary YA titles, as long as they are not tear-jerkers, ie, The Fault in Our Stars and such tomes.

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  3. Wow, I would’ve never predicted this plot! It was quite sudden, but definitely the kind of book that would be interesting to read although it can, as you say, be a bit predictable. Sometimes I think I should pick up some YA contemporary now and then, it might do some good to read light and fun books sometimes! Great review!

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  4. Aaaww I love this type of plots! Yeah they’re usually pretty predictable and you can’t expect much from them but they are such easy reads and perfect for when you want something lighter to either relax or get out of a book slump, I can’t complain.
    Wonderful review!

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  5. This sounds like such a cute read!! And this was a great review. 😍 I love how much you love k-drama’s! I’m the same exact way. 😁 I just saw you review a bunch of them, and I’m going to read them now. Sooo excited. XD

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