Friday, 11 January 2019

Audio. 29 Dates - Melissa de la Cruz



Narrated by: Greta Jung
Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 12-18-18
Language: English
Publisher: Harlequin Audio

My Thoughts
isu is about to start her last year of HS when her parents sent her to San Francisco. There she will focus on school, get great grades and get into a great College. I must say that school in Seoul sounds horrible, Jisu thinks so too. And at the same time she wants those good grades because that is what ger parents want. As for her parents, evil! They just said pack your bags, you are leaving tonight! 

But San Francisco is great for her. She gets to be more on her own. She finds new friends, she gets to take more photographs without her parents telling her to study instead.

Of course one of the keypoints of the book is the matchmaking thing she is part of. Her parents wants her to find a  good boyfriend, with good parents, and he has to have a good future. So she goes on dates and we take part of horrible ones, nice ones, but no amazing ones.
She continues these dates in SF, and she also crushes on a classmate.

I liked Jisu. She was at her best when idiot dates annoyed her. She sure knew how to speak back.

I also really want to try Korean food! Why can't someone open a restaurant!? 

It was very YA. Cute, fun and everything working out in the end.

Narrator
I liked her Jisu voice. It made me want to be friends with her. And her Austin, omg I could so see him before me

Synopsis:
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 premiere 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 host family, her new city and school, and more dates, 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? 


28 comments:

  1. I know my library has this as an ebook but I'll have to see if they have it on audio. I thought it sounded pretty cute.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  2. Korean food is soooo good. Nom

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    1. I so want to taste it! But we have nothing here, nooothing

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  3. Nice review Blodeuedd I don't think I've ever heard a storyline like this one. I just don't like too many YA/NAs they're just too angst filled for me. Was this one?

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    1. No angst. I mean she is worried about college, but who wouldnt be

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  4. This sounds really cute, but her parents sound awful. I'll look up to see if I can get the audio.

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    1. It's not like they were awful (I mean they were), but they wanted the best for her and the society is so competitive

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  5. This one is new to me. I think it sounds like a fun read.

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  6. Oh nice, I thought she only wrote fantasy, this looks like a cute contemporary romance.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  7. Oh my gosh I had some Korean tacos (?!?) at a food truck this summer and I have no idea if they were authentic or not but they were the bomb. I just wanted to keep eating them til I exploded.

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  8. I heard about the author but I don't think I've tried one of her books.

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  9. Sounds like a good one for you. YA - I'm still on the fence. Nice review!

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    1. I feel that YA works great in audio. I forgive more

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  10. Her parents sound very strict. I've never had Korean food either but I'd be willing to try it if I could find a restaurant.

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    1. You and me both. Not any more thab other parents. I was this penpal there and the need to succeed is so high

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  11. Great review. It does sound like a fun book. I want to try some Korean food too. I've had some Americanized versions of it. I want to try the real deal.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

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  12. Sounds like a good one and I've never had Korean food either.

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  13. Oh. I hope someone comes your way and opens a Korean food restaurant. :) Thanks for sharing!

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