Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Publication Date: 17 December 2018
Publisher: HQ Young Adult
Copy: Courtesy of the Publisher
Melissa de la Cruz is a prolific writer for audiences of all ages. I read, and really enjoyed, some of her earlier works. The only reason I haven’t kept up is the complete lack of time to read everything that I want to read. I read an early fantasy series and I think you can even find reviews of some of them in our archives.
29 Dates is a contemporary young adult romance that sounds entertaining, and stand alone.
Jisu’s traditional South Korean parents are concerned by what they see as her lack of attention to her schoolwork and her future. Working with Seoul’s premier matchmaker to find the right boyfriend is one step toward ensuring Jisu’s success, and going on the recommended dates is Jisu’s compromise to please her parents while finding space to figure out her own dreams. But when she flubs a test then skips out on a date to spend time with friends, her fed-up parents shock her by shipping her off to a private school in San Francisco. Where she’ll have the opportunity to shine academically – and be set up on more dates!
Navigating her new world, Jisu finds comfort in taking the photographs that populate her ever-growing social media account. Soon attention from two very different boys sends Jisu into a tailspin of soul-searching. As her passion for photography lights her on fire, does she even want to find The One? And what if her One isn’t parent and matchmaker approved?
29 Dates promises a novel of self-discovery and exploration.
I look forward to picking this up sometime real soon. In the meantime, thanks to HQ Young Adult 5 of our Beauty and Lace Club members will be reading 29 Dates and you can read what they thought in the comments below. Please be aware there may be spoilers.
29 Dates is published by HQ Young Adult and is available now where all good books are sold.