29 Dates

29 Dates

?A heartwarming, sparkling romantic comedy about what happens when what your heart wants and what your parents want don?t match...Melissa de la Cruz enchants and delights in her usual style. Completely unputdownable!? ?Sandhya Menon, New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi ?A refreshingly modern love story, 29 Dates serves up a funny and heartfelt rom-com ?A heartwarming, sparkling romantic comedy about what happens when what your heart wants and what you...

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Title:29 Dates
Author:Melissa de la Cruz
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:B07D8TX11N
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

29 Dates Reviews

  • Jess
    Jan 15, 2019

    I received this book for free from the publisher (Inkyard Press) in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 4.5 stars which rounds up to 5. This book doesn?t get the greatest reviews but I tend to rate books based on what they are. This was a YA romantic comedy and I ...

    I have one question: why was it necessary for a non-Korean to write about a Korean and criticize Korean culture while she's at it? According to the author's note, the author is Filipino-American, learned about seons from a Korean friend, and dedicated this book to her Korean sister-in-...

    This book was really cute! ? I loved the characters, the dates were interesting because they had nothing in common - each date had a different topic - and I guessed who the 29 date was!!! ? I?m so glad that everything turned out to be perfect for Jisu! ? This book was ...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: None till the point I read. I received this E-ARC via Inkyard Press and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I liked the synopsis for this book. And decided to request it. Unfortunately I didn?t like it. I did not like the ma...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Jisu was devastated, when her parents shipped her off to San Francisco in hopes that she could perform better in an American school, but they may have given her the greatest gift, since her new environment did yield some stellar results. ? Pro: Jisu was easy t...

    I was intrigued when I first saw 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz since I don?t know much about Korean culture, and the story sounded super cute. It tells the story of a girl who goes on dates set up by a matchmaker, and I loved reading about each of her 29 dates. The main character is...

    this book took me THREE MONTHS to read I am so glad it's over ...

    dnf 32% making good on my promise to try and dnf books this year. cruz's style is just not for me Blog ? Goodreads ? Twitter ? Instagram ...

    Sigh. Alright, this did not get a one-star rating because I'm a salty Korean American (I am) who gives bad ratings to non-Korean authors who write inaccurate/unrealistic Korean characters (I do). This got a one-star because for a contemporary romance there was no romance between the ma...

    Rating ~2.5 Man I really wanted to love this book. Because I want to support books that have minorities in lead roles. But it just never clicked with me. Most of the book felt like a hollowed out K-drama with all the ridiculous family dynamics, but none of the heart. It often fe...

    ***3-3.5 stars *** I'm such a sucker for YA novels that I hope I never lose touch with them. They take me back in time; I always enjoy them and feel that I can relate to the story. Melissa de la Cruz has been one of my favorite YA authors, specifically her Blue Bloods series. 29...

    I think Melissa de la Cruz is a fantastic author who has done wonderful things to bring more diverse books to teens.. But I'm not sure how I feel of her writing a Korean (not even Korean-American) MC with a detailed Korean background. I'm not Korean so I can't speak on how well of a re...

    First up, thanks to Hebban.nl for giving me a copy of the book so I could participate in the Reading Club for this book! I have been meaning to read this book for some time so imagine my delight when there was a Reading Club coming up for this book and that they had a contest to sel...

    I have such grand reading plans over my break, I literally can not wait! However, I recently (last night) finished reading 29 Dates by Melissa De La Cruz, now I first want to apologize because this book should not have taken me this long to read but work has been taking up way too much...

    Sooo what was this book even about? Like I understand the blurb, but when I got to the book I was greeted with a very bland, plotless, pointless book. Let's start with the plot. Where was the plot? This book progressed but there was no clear plot in sight, I didn't feel any big con...

    Jisu 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 be...

    despite my issues with dave, I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!! i had to write an essay on the theme of this book for english class, so i figured i might as well post it on here: The strongest theme in 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz is learning to find your own path. The main characte...

    [Short Review] 29 Dates is my 14th book this year, and I picked it up in an attempt to get out of my reading slump season. Perhaps reading something light and fluffy could bring my reading spirits up, and I was correct. I do feel like reading again now after reading this book! I got...

    *2.5-3 stars* While this was overall an enjoyable read, I have quite a number of issues with this book. To begin with, Jisus' parents send her to the US to study because she isn't doing well enough in school. As an Asian, that alone is extremely unrealistic. In fact, pretty much the ...

    alright so, i had a lot of problems with this book, but it ended in a really cute and cheesy way so that?s why it?s bumped to 3 stars. first, it was a whole lot of cringe! i think the idea behind it was cute, but i didn?t like that it was told in this way. i went into this sto...

    3.5 stars Cute and I'm sure listening to this on audio rather than reading added to my enjoyment. The narrator was wonderful. Jisu was adorable and relatable and the romance was sweet. Several large plot points went unresolved (view spoiler)[Jisu's career choice - not that she ha...

    Rating: 4 stars What a fun little novel! It was a super easy read, but I loved Jisu as a character and I adored the romance. The concept made this a great book, even if the writing felt juvenile a lot of the time. Recommended for a fun, light read! Especially for seniors currentl...

    Ji-su is a 17 year old girl from Seoul Korea. She is about to begin her last year of high school, but her grades are not up to her parents standards. During the summer she has been ordered to go on Dates, arranged by a matchmaker hired by her parents. One night she decides to cancel a ...

    I received this copy thru a Goodreads giveaway. I think the concept was interesting and and showing snippets form her 29 dates scattered throughout the book was a good idea. My issue is some of the dates were boring (possibly on purpose) and I found myself skipping them because I alrea...

    29 Dates is a fun YA romance with a main character who is not only a person of colour, but also is about a teen who is forced to move half way across the world for her senior year of high school in San Francisco. Something that would be daunting for any young person, and let's be hones...

    As a note, a copy of this novel was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way. You can find my review here on Booked J. Melissa de la Cruz is one of my auto-buy authors. My original ride or die. One of the Queens of My ...

    3.5 stars actually. Also many thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin Australia for the arc! I feel like I should have looked at the cover more closely. I also probably should have read the blurb. But in the end, I kind of actually like this lighthearted romcom. It was cute in it's own wa...

    29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz is an adorable romantic comedy that's sure to elicit many giggles from its' readers. However, the book lacks the depth required to be truly memorable, and like many within its' genre, falls into the trap of silly twists and unlikely happenstance in its' s...

    This is really more like 2.5 stars, but it was a quick and enjoyable read in its own way, so I?m rounding up. I had heard of Melissa de la Cruz before but never actually read any of her books, and honestly, this one disappointed me. The writing wasn?t super strong, and the story wa...

  • Blodeuedd Finland
    Dec 27, 2018

    I received this book for free from the publisher (Inkyard Press) in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 4.5 stars which rounds up to 5. This book doesn?t get the greatest reviews but I tend to rate books based on what they are. This was a YA romantic comedy and I ...

    I have one question: why was it necessary for a non-Korean to write about a Korean and criticize Korean culture while she's at it? According to the author's note, the author is Filipino-American, learned about seons from a Korean friend, and dedicated this book to her Korean sister-in-...

    This book was really cute! ? I loved the characters, the dates were interesting because they had nothing in common - each date had a different topic - and I guessed who the 29 date was!!! ? I?m so glad that everything turned out to be perfect for Jisu! ? This book was ...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: None till the point I read. I received this E-ARC via Inkyard Press and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I liked the synopsis for this book. And decided to request it. Unfortunately I didn?t like it. I did not like the ma...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Jisu was devastated, when her parents shipped her off to San Francisco in hopes that she could perform better in an American school, but they may have given her the greatest gift, since her new environment did yield some stellar results. ? Pro: Jisu was easy t...

    I was intrigued when I first saw 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz since I don?t know much about Korean culture, and the story sounded super cute. It tells the story of a girl who goes on dates set up by a matchmaker, and I loved reading about each of her 29 dates. The main character is...

    this book took me THREE MONTHS to read I am so glad it's over ...

    dnf 32% making good on my promise to try and dnf books this year. cruz's style is just not for me Blog ? Goodreads ? Twitter ? Instagram ...

    Sigh. Alright, this did not get a one-star rating because I'm a salty Korean American (I am) who gives bad ratings to non-Korean authors who write inaccurate/unrealistic Korean characters (I do). This got a one-star because for a contemporary romance there was no romance between the ma...

    Rating ~2.5 Man I really wanted to love this book. Because I want to support books that have minorities in lead roles. But it just never clicked with me. Most of the book felt like a hollowed out K-drama with all the ridiculous family dynamics, but none of the heart. It often fe...

    ***3-3.5 stars *** I'm such a sucker for YA novels that I hope I never lose touch with them. They take me back in time; I always enjoy them and feel that I can relate to the story. Melissa de la Cruz has been one of my favorite YA authors, specifically her Blue Bloods series. 29...

    I think Melissa de la Cruz is a fantastic author who has done wonderful things to bring more diverse books to teens.. But I'm not sure how I feel of her writing a Korean (not even Korean-American) MC with a detailed Korean background. I'm not Korean so I can't speak on how well of a re...

    First up, thanks to Hebban.nl for giving me a copy of the book so I could participate in the Reading Club for this book! I have been meaning to read this book for some time so imagine my delight when there was a Reading Club coming up for this book and that they had a contest to sel...

    I have such grand reading plans over my break, I literally can not wait! However, I recently (last night) finished reading 29 Dates by Melissa De La Cruz, now I first want to apologize because this book should not have taken me this long to read but work has been taking up way too much...

    Sooo what was this book even about? Like I understand the blurb, but when I got to the book I was greeted with a very bland, plotless, pointless book. Let's start with the plot. Where was the plot? This book progressed but there was no clear plot in sight, I didn't feel any big con...

    Jisu 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 be...

  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Dec 13, 2018

    I received this book for free from the publisher (Inkyard Press) in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 4.5 stars which rounds up to 5. This book doesn?t get the greatest reviews but I tend to rate books based on what they are. This was a YA romantic comedy and I ...

    I have one question: why was it necessary for a non-Korean to write about a Korean and criticize Korean culture while she's at it? According to the author's note, the author is Filipino-American, learned about seons from a Korean friend, and dedicated this book to her Korean sister-in-...

    This book was really cute! ? I loved the characters, the dates were interesting because they had nothing in common - each date had a different topic - and I guessed who the 29 date was!!! ? I?m so glad that everything turned out to be perfect for Jisu! ? This book was ...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: None till the point I read. I received this E-ARC via Inkyard Press and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I liked the synopsis for this book. And decided to request it. Unfortunately I didn?t like it. I did not like the ma...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Jisu was devastated, when her parents shipped her off to San Francisco in hopes that she could perform better in an American school, but they may have given her the greatest gift, since her new environment did yield some stellar results. ? Pro: Jisu was easy t...

    I was intrigued when I first saw 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz since I don?t know much about Korean culture, and the story sounded super cute. It tells the story of a girl who goes on dates set up by a matchmaker, and I loved reading about each of her 29 dates. The main character is...

    this book took me THREE MONTHS to read I am so glad it's over ...

    dnf 32% making good on my promise to try and dnf books this year. cruz's style is just not for me Blog ? Goodreads ? Twitter ? Instagram ...

    Sigh. Alright, this did not get a one-star rating because I'm a salty Korean American (I am) who gives bad ratings to non-Korean authors who write inaccurate/unrealistic Korean characters (I do). This got a one-star because for a contemporary romance there was no romance between the ma...

    Rating ~2.5 Man I really wanted to love this book. Because I want to support books that have minorities in lead roles. But it just never clicked with me. Most of the book felt like a hollowed out K-drama with all the ridiculous family dynamics, but none of the heart. It often fe...

  • Karen
    Feb 05, 2019

    I received this book for free from the publisher (Inkyard Press) in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 4.5 stars which rounds up to 5. This book doesn?t get the greatest reviews but I tend to rate books based on what they are. This was a YA romantic comedy and I ...

    I have one question: why was it necessary for a non-Korean to write about a Korean and criticize Korean culture while she's at it? According to the author's note, the author is Filipino-American, learned about seons from a Korean friend, and dedicated this book to her Korean sister-in-...

    This book was really cute! ? I loved the characters, the dates were interesting because they had nothing in common - each date had a different topic - and I guessed who the 29 date was!!! ? I?m so glad that everything turned out to be perfect for Jisu! ? This book was ...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: None till the point I read. I received this E-ARC via Inkyard Press and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I liked the synopsis for this book. And decided to request it. Unfortunately I didn?t like it. I did not like the ma...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Jisu was devastated, when her parents shipped her off to San Francisco in hopes that she could perform better in an American school, but they may have given her the greatest gift, since her new environment did yield some stellar results. ? Pro: Jisu was easy t...

    I was intrigued when I first saw 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz since I don?t know much about Korean culture, and the story sounded super cute. It tells the story of a girl who goes on dates set up by a matchmaker, and I loved reading about each of her 29 dates. The main character is...

    this book took me THREE MONTHS to read I am so glad it's over ...

    dnf 32% making good on my promise to try and dnf books this year. cruz's style is just not for me Blog ? Goodreads ? Twitter ? Instagram ...

    Sigh. Alright, this did not get a one-star rating because I'm a salty Korean American (I am) who gives bad ratings to non-Korean authors who write inaccurate/unrealistic Korean characters (I do). This got a one-star because for a contemporary romance there was no romance between the ma...

    Rating ~2.5 Man I really wanted to love this book. Because I want to support books that have minorities in lead roles. But it just never clicked with me. Most of the book felt like a hollowed out K-drama with all the ridiculous family dynamics, but none of the heart. It often fe...

    ***3-3.5 stars *** I'm such a sucker for YA novels that I hope I never lose touch with them. They take me back in time; I always enjoy them and feel that I can relate to the story. Melissa de la Cruz has been one of my favorite YA authors, specifically her Blue Bloods series. 29...

    I think Melissa de la Cruz is a fantastic author who has done wonderful things to bring more diverse books to teens.. But I'm not sure how I feel of her writing a Korean (not even Korean-American) MC with a detailed Korean background. I'm not Korean so I can't speak on how well of a re...

    First up, thanks to Hebban.nl for giving me a copy of the book so I could participate in the Reading Club for this book! I have been meaning to read this book for some time so imagine my delight when there was a Reading Club coming up for this book and that they had a contest to sel...

    I have such grand reading plans over my break, I literally can not wait! However, I recently (last night) finished reading 29 Dates by Melissa De La Cruz, now I first want to apologize because this book should not have taken me this long to read but work has been taking up way too much...

    Sooo what was this book even about? Like I understand the blurb, but when I got to the book I was greeted with a very bland, plotless, pointless book. Let's start with the plot. Where was the plot? This book progressed but there was no clear plot in sight, I didn't feel any big con...

    Jisu 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 be...

    despite my issues with dave, I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!! i had to write an essay on the theme of this book for english class, so i figured i might as well post it on here: The strongest theme in 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz is learning to find your own path. The main characte...

    [Short Review] 29 Dates is my 14th book this year, and I picked it up in an attempt to get out of my reading slump season. Perhaps reading something light and fluffy could bring my reading spirits up, and I was correct. I do feel like reading again now after reading this book! I got...

    *2.5-3 stars* While this was overall an enjoyable read, I have quite a number of issues with this book. To begin with, Jisus' parents send her to the US to study because she isn't doing well enough in school. As an Asian, that alone is extremely unrealistic. In fact, pretty much the ...

    alright so, i had a lot of problems with this book, but it ended in a really cute and cheesy way so that?s why it?s bumped to 3 stars. first, it was a whole lot of cringe! i think the idea behind it was cute, but i didn?t like that it was told in this way. i went into this sto...

    3.5 stars Cute and I'm sure listening to this on audio rather than reading added to my enjoyment. The narrator was wonderful. Jisu was adorable and relatable and the romance was sweet. Several large plot points went unresolved (view spoiler)[Jisu's career choice - not that she ha...

  • Melissa (YA Book Shelf)
    Mar 24, 2019

    I received this book for free from the publisher (Inkyard Press) in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 4.5 stars which rounds up to 5. This book doesn?t get the greatest reviews but I tend to rate books based on what they are. This was a YA romantic comedy and I ...

    I have one question: why was it necessary for a non-Korean to write about a Korean and criticize Korean culture while she's at it? According to the author's note, the author is Filipino-American, learned about seons from a Korean friend, and dedicated this book to her Korean sister-in-...

    This book was really cute! ? I loved the characters, the dates were interesting because they had nothing in common - each date had a different topic - and I guessed who the 29 date was!!! ? I?m so glad that everything turned out to be perfect for Jisu! ? This book was ...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: None till the point I read. I received this E-ARC via Inkyard Press and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I liked the synopsis for this book. And decided to request it. Unfortunately I didn?t like it. I did not like the ma...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Jisu was devastated, when her parents shipped her off to San Francisco in hopes that she could perform better in an American school, but they may have given her the greatest gift, since her new environment did yield some stellar results. ? Pro: Jisu was easy t...

    I was intrigued when I first saw 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz since I don?t know much about Korean culture, and the story sounded super cute. It tells the story of a girl who goes on dates set up by a matchmaker, and I loved reading about each of her 29 dates. The main character is...

    this book took me THREE MONTHS to read I am so glad it's over ...

    dnf 32% making good on my promise to try and dnf books this year. cruz's style is just not for me Blog ? Goodreads ? Twitter ? Instagram ...

    Sigh. Alright, this did not get a one-star rating because I'm a salty Korean American (I am) who gives bad ratings to non-Korean authors who write inaccurate/unrealistic Korean characters (I do). This got a one-star because for a contemporary romance there was no romance between the ma...

    Rating ~2.5 Man I really wanted to love this book. Because I want to support books that have minorities in lead roles. But it just never clicked with me. Most of the book felt like a hollowed out K-drama with all the ridiculous family dynamics, but none of the heart. It often fe...

    ***3-3.5 stars *** I'm such a sucker for YA novels that I hope I never lose touch with them. They take me back in time; I always enjoy them and feel that I can relate to the story. Melissa de la Cruz has been one of my favorite YA authors, specifically her Blue Bloods series. 29...

    I think Melissa de la Cruz is a fantastic author who has done wonderful things to bring more diverse books to teens.. But I'm not sure how I feel of her writing a Korean (not even Korean-American) MC with a detailed Korean background. I'm not Korean so I can't speak on how well of a re...

    First up, thanks to Hebban.nl for giving me a copy of the book so I could participate in the Reading Club for this book! I have been meaning to read this book for some time so imagine my delight when there was a Reading Club coming up for this book and that they had a contest to sel...

    I have such grand reading plans over my break, I literally can not wait! However, I recently (last night) finished reading 29 Dates by Melissa De La Cruz, now I first want to apologize because this book should not have taken me this long to read but work has been taking up way too much...

    Sooo what was this book even about? Like I understand the blurb, but when I got to the book I was greeted with a very bland, plotless, pointless book. Let's start with the plot. Where was the plot? This book progressed but there was no clear plot in sight, I didn't feel any big con...

    Jisu 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 be...

    despite my issues with dave, I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!! i had to write an essay on the theme of this book for english class, so i figured i might as well post it on here: The strongest theme in 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz is learning to find your own path. The main characte...

    [Short Review] 29 Dates is my 14th book this year, and I picked it up in an attempt to get out of my reading slump season. Perhaps reading something light and fluffy could bring my reading spirits up, and I was correct. I do feel like reading again now after reading this book! I got...

    *2.5-3 stars* While this was overall an enjoyable read, I have quite a number of issues with this book. To begin with, Jisus' parents send her to the US to study because she isn't doing well enough in school. As an Asian, that alone is extremely unrealistic. In fact, pretty much the ...

    alright so, i had a lot of problems with this book, but it ended in a really cute and cheesy way so that?s why it?s bumped to 3 stars. first, it was a whole lot of cringe! i think the idea behind it was cute, but i didn?t like that it was told in this way. i went into this sto...

    3.5 stars Cute and I'm sure listening to this on audio rather than reading added to my enjoyment. The narrator was wonderful. Jisu was adorable and relatable and the romance was sweet. Several large plot points went unresolved (view spoiler)[Jisu's career choice - not that she ha...

    Rating: 4 stars What a fun little novel! It was a super easy read, but I loved Jisu as a character and I adored the romance. The concept made this a great book, even if the writing felt juvenile a lot of the time. Recommended for a fun, light read! Especially for seniors currentl...

    Ji-su is a 17 year old girl from Seoul Korea. She is about to begin her last year of high school, but her grades are not up to her parents standards. During the summer she has been ordered to go on Dates, arranged by a matchmaker hired by her parents. One night she decides to cancel a ...

    I received this copy thru a Goodreads giveaway. I think the concept was interesting and and showing snippets form her 29 dates scattered throughout the book was a good idea. My issue is some of the dates were boring (possibly on purpose) and I found myself skipping them because I alrea...

    29 Dates is a fun YA romance with a main character who is not only a person of colour, but also is about a teen who is forced to move half way across the world for her senior year of high school in San Francisco. Something that would be daunting for any young person, and let's be hones...

  • Nina {ᴡᴏʀᴅs ᴀɴᴅ ᴡᴀᴛᴇʀ}
    Jan 23, 2019

    I received this book for free from the publisher (Inkyard Press) in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 4.5 stars which rounds up to 5. This book doesn?t get the greatest reviews but I tend to rate books based on what they are. This was a YA romantic comedy and I ...

    I have one question: why was it necessary for a non-Korean to write about a Korean and criticize Korean culture while she's at it? According to the author's note, the author is Filipino-American, learned about seons from a Korean friend, and dedicated this book to her Korean sister-in-...

    This book was really cute! ? I loved the characters, the dates were interesting because they had nothing in common - each date had a different topic - and I guessed who the 29 date was!!! ? I?m so glad that everything turned out to be perfect for Jisu! ? This book was ...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: None till the point I read. I received this E-ARC via Inkyard Press and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I liked the synopsis for this book. And decided to request it. Unfortunately I didn?t like it. I did not like the ma...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Jisu was devastated, when her parents shipped her off to San Francisco in hopes that she could perform better in an American school, but they may have given her the greatest gift, since her new environment did yield some stellar results. ? Pro: Jisu was easy t...

    I was intrigued when I first saw 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz since I don?t know much about Korean culture, and the story sounded super cute. It tells the story of a girl who goes on dates set up by a matchmaker, and I loved reading about each of her 29 dates. The main character is...

    this book took me THREE MONTHS to read I am so glad it's over ...

    dnf 32% making good on my promise to try and dnf books this year. cruz's style is just not for me Blog ? Goodreads ? Twitter ? Instagram ...

    Sigh. Alright, this did not get a one-star rating because I'm a salty Korean American (I am) who gives bad ratings to non-Korean authors who write inaccurate/unrealistic Korean characters (I do). This got a one-star because for a contemporary romance there was no romance between the ma...

    Rating ~2.5 Man I really wanted to love this book. Because I want to support books that have minorities in lead roles. But it just never clicked with me. Most of the book felt like a hollowed out K-drama with all the ridiculous family dynamics, but none of the heart. It often fe...

    ***3-3.5 stars *** I'm such a sucker for YA novels that I hope I never lose touch with them. They take me back in time; I always enjoy them and feel that I can relate to the story. Melissa de la Cruz has been one of my favorite YA authors, specifically her Blue Bloods series. 29...

    I think Melissa de la Cruz is a fantastic author who has done wonderful things to bring more diverse books to teens.. But I'm not sure how I feel of her writing a Korean (not even Korean-American) MC with a detailed Korean background. I'm not Korean so I can't speak on how well of a re...

    First up, thanks to Hebban.nl for giving me a copy of the book so I could participate in the Reading Club for this book! I have been meaning to read this book for some time so imagine my delight when there was a Reading Club coming up for this book and that they had a contest to sel...

    I have such grand reading plans over my break, I literally can not wait! However, I recently (last night) finished reading 29 Dates by Melissa De La Cruz, now I first want to apologize because this book should not have taken me this long to read but work has been taking up way too much...

    Sooo what was this book even about? Like I understand the blurb, but when I got to the book I was greeted with a very bland, plotless, pointless book. Let's start with the plot. Where was the plot? This book progressed but there was no clear plot in sight, I didn't feel any big con...

    Jisu 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 be...

    despite my issues with dave, I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!! i had to write an essay on the theme of this book for english class, so i figured i might as well post it on here: The strongest theme in 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz is learning to find your own path. The main characte...

    [Short Review] 29 Dates is my 14th book this year, and I picked it up in an attempt to get out of my reading slump season. Perhaps reading something light and fluffy could bring my reading spirits up, and I was correct. I do feel like reading again now after reading this book! I got...

    *2.5-3 stars* While this was overall an enjoyable read, I have quite a number of issues with this book. To begin with, Jisus' parents send her to the US to study because she isn't doing well enough in school. As an Asian, that alone is extremely unrealistic. In fact, pretty much the ...

    alright so, i had a lot of problems with this book, but it ended in a really cute and cheesy way so that?s why it?s bumped to 3 stars. first, it was a whole lot of cringe! i think the idea behind it was cute, but i didn?t like that it was told in this way. i went into this sto...

    3.5 stars Cute and I'm sure listening to this on audio rather than reading added to my enjoyment. The narrator was wonderful. Jisu was adorable and relatable and the romance was sweet. Several large plot points went unresolved (view spoiler)[Jisu's career choice - not that she ha...

    Rating: 4 stars What a fun little novel! It was a super easy read, but I loved Jisu as a character and I adored the romance. The concept made this a great book, even if the writing felt juvenile a lot of the time. Recommended for a fun, light read! Especially for seniors currentl...

    Ji-su is a 17 year old girl from Seoul Korea. She is about to begin her last year of high school, but her grades are not up to her parents standards. During the summer she has been ordered to go on Dates, arranged by a matchmaker hired by her parents. One night she decides to cancel a ...

    I received this copy thru a Goodreads giveaway. I think the concept was interesting and and showing snippets form her 29 dates scattered throughout the book was a good idea. My issue is some of the dates were boring (possibly on purpose) and I found myself skipping them because I alrea...

    29 Dates is a fun YA romance with a main character who is not only a person of colour, but also is about a teen who is forced to move half way across the world for her senior year of high school in San Francisco. Something that would be daunting for any young person, and let's be hones...

    As a note, a copy of this novel was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way. You can find my review here on Booked J. Melissa de la Cruz is one of my auto-buy authors. My original ride or die. One of the Queens of My ...

    3.5 stars actually. Also many thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin Australia for the arc! I feel like I should have looked at the cover more closely. I also probably should have read the blurb. But in the end, I kind of actually like this lighthearted romcom. It was cute in it's own wa...

  • Jessica | Booked J
    Jan 29, 2019

    I received this book for free from the publisher (Inkyard Press) in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 4.5 stars which rounds up to 5. This book doesn?t get the greatest reviews but I tend to rate books based on what they are. This was a YA romantic comedy and I ...

    I have one question: why was it necessary for a non-Korean to write about a Korean and criticize Korean culture while she's at it? According to the author's note, the author is Filipino-American, learned about seons from a Korean friend, and dedicated this book to her Korean sister-in-...

    This book was really cute! ? I loved the characters, the dates were interesting because they had nothing in common - each date had a different topic - and I guessed who the 29 date was!!! ? I?m so glad that everything turned out to be perfect for Jisu! ? This book was ...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: None till the point I read. I received this E-ARC via Inkyard Press and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I liked the synopsis for this book. And decided to request it. Unfortunately I didn?t like it. I did not like the ma...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Jisu was devastated, when her parents shipped her off to San Francisco in hopes that she could perform better in an American school, but they may have given her the greatest gift, since her new environment did yield some stellar results. ? Pro: Jisu was easy t...

    I was intrigued when I first saw 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz since I don?t know much about Korean culture, and the story sounded super cute. It tells the story of a girl who goes on dates set up by a matchmaker, and I loved reading about each of her 29 dates. The main character is...

    this book took me THREE MONTHS to read I am so glad it's over ...

    dnf 32% making good on my promise to try and dnf books this year. cruz's style is just not for me Blog ? Goodreads ? Twitter ? Instagram ...

    Sigh. Alright, this did not get a one-star rating because I'm a salty Korean American (I am) who gives bad ratings to non-Korean authors who write inaccurate/unrealistic Korean characters (I do). This got a one-star because for a contemporary romance there was no romance between the ma...

    Rating ~2.5 Man I really wanted to love this book. Because I want to support books that have minorities in lead roles. But it just never clicked with me. Most of the book felt like a hollowed out K-drama with all the ridiculous family dynamics, but none of the heart. It often fe...

    ***3-3.5 stars *** I'm such a sucker for YA novels that I hope I never lose touch with them. They take me back in time; I always enjoy them and feel that I can relate to the story. Melissa de la Cruz has been one of my favorite YA authors, specifically her Blue Bloods series. 29...

    I think Melissa de la Cruz is a fantastic author who has done wonderful things to bring more diverse books to teens.. But I'm not sure how I feel of her writing a Korean (not even Korean-American) MC with a detailed Korean background. I'm not Korean so I can't speak on how well of a re...

    First up, thanks to Hebban.nl for giving me a copy of the book so I could participate in the Reading Club for this book! I have been meaning to read this book for some time so imagine my delight when there was a Reading Club coming up for this book and that they had a contest to sel...

    I have such grand reading plans over my break, I literally can not wait! However, I recently (last night) finished reading 29 Dates by Melissa De La Cruz, now I first want to apologize because this book should not have taken me this long to read but work has been taking up way too much...

    Sooo what was this book even about? Like I understand the blurb, but when I got to the book I was greeted with a very bland, plotless, pointless book. Let's start with the plot. Where was the plot? This book progressed but there was no clear plot in sight, I didn't feel any big con...

    Jisu 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 be...

    despite my issues with dave, I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!! i had to write an essay on the theme of this book for english class, so i figured i might as well post it on here: The strongest theme in 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz is learning to find your own path. The main characte...

    [Short Review] 29 Dates is my 14th book this year, and I picked it up in an attempt to get out of my reading slump season. Perhaps reading something light and fluffy could bring my reading spirits up, and I was correct. I do feel like reading again now after reading this book! I got...

    *2.5-3 stars* While this was overall an enjoyable read, I have quite a number of issues with this book. To begin with, Jisus' parents send her to the US to study because she isn't doing well enough in school. As an Asian, that alone is extremely unrealistic. In fact, pretty much the ...

    alright so, i had a lot of problems with this book, but it ended in a really cute and cheesy way so that?s why it?s bumped to 3 stars. first, it was a whole lot of cringe! i think the idea behind it was cute, but i didn?t like that it was told in this way. i went into this sto...

    3.5 stars Cute and I'm sure listening to this on audio rather than reading added to my enjoyment. The narrator was wonderful. Jisu was adorable and relatable and the romance was sweet. Several large plot points went unresolved (view spoiler)[Jisu's career choice - not that she ha...

    Rating: 4 stars What a fun little novel! It was a super easy read, but I loved Jisu as a character and I adored the romance. The concept made this a great book, even if the writing felt juvenile a lot of the time. Recommended for a fun, light read! Especially for seniors currentl...

    Ji-su is a 17 year old girl from Seoul Korea. She is about to begin her last year of high school, but her grades are not up to her parents standards. During the summer she has been ordered to go on Dates, arranged by a matchmaker hired by her parents. One night she decides to cancel a ...

    I received this copy thru a Goodreads giveaway. I think the concept was interesting and and showing snippets form her 29 dates scattered throughout the book was a good idea. My issue is some of the dates were boring (possibly on purpose) and I found myself skipping them because I alrea...

    29 Dates is a fun YA romance with a main character who is not only a person of colour, but also is about a teen who is forced to move half way across the world for her senior year of high school in San Francisco. Something that would be daunting for any young person, and let's be hones...

    As a note, a copy of this novel was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way. You can find my review here on Booked J. Melissa de la Cruz is one of my auto-buy authors. My original ride or die. One of the Queens of My ...

  • Mehsi
    Jan 31, 2019

    I received this book for free from the publisher (Inkyard Press) in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 4.5 stars which rounds up to 5. This book doesn?t get the greatest reviews but I tend to rate books based on what they are. This was a YA romantic comedy and I ...

    I have one question: why was it necessary for a non-Korean to write about a Korean and criticize Korean culture while she's at it? According to the author's note, the author is Filipino-American, learned about seons from a Korean friend, and dedicated this book to her Korean sister-in-...

    This book was really cute! ? I loved the characters, the dates were interesting because they had nothing in common - each date had a different topic - and I guessed who the 29 date was!!! ? I?m so glad that everything turned out to be perfect for Jisu! ? This book was ...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: None till the point I read. I received this E-ARC via Inkyard Press and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I liked the synopsis for this book. And decided to request it. Unfortunately I didn?t like it. I did not like the ma...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Jisu was devastated, when her parents shipped her off to San Francisco in hopes that she could perform better in an American school, but they may have given her the greatest gift, since her new environment did yield some stellar results. ? Pro: Jisu was easy t...

    I was intrigued when I first saw 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz since I don?t know much about Korean culture, and the story sounded super cute. It tells the story of a girl who goes on dates set up by a matchmaker, and I loved reading about each of her 29 dates. The main character is...

    this book took me THREE MONTHS to read I am so glad it's over ...

    dnf 32% making good on my promise to try and dnf books this year. cruz's style is just not for me Blog ? Goodreads ? Twitter ? Instagram ...

    Sigh. Alright, this did not get a one-star rating because I'm a salty Korean American (I am) who gives bad ratings to non-Korean authors who write inaccurate/unrealistic Korean characters (I do). This got a one-star because for a contemporary romance there was no romance between the ma...

    Rating ~2.5 Man I really wanted to love this book. Because I want to support books that have minorities in lead roles. But it just never clicked with me. Most of the book felt like a hollowed out K-drama with all the ridiculous family dynamics, but none of the heart. It often fe...

    ***3-3.5 stars *** I'm such a sucker for YA novels that I hope I never lose touch with them. They take me back in time; I always enjoy them and feel that I can relate to the story. Melissa de la Cruz has been one of my favorite YA authors, specifically her Blue Bloods series. 29...

    I think Melissa de la Cruz is a fantastic author who has done wonderful things to bring more diverse books to teens.. But I'm not sure how I feel of her writing a Korean (not even Korean-American) MC with a detailed Korean background. I'm not Korean so I can't speak on how well of a re...

    First up, thanks to Hebban.nl for giving me a copy of the book so I could participate in the Reading Club for this book! I have been meaning to read this book for some time so imagine my delight when there was a Reading Club coming up for this book and that they had a contest to sel...

  • Fafa's Book Corner
    Jan 08, 2019

    I received this book for free from the publisher (Inkyard Press) in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 4.5 stars which rounds up to 5. This book doesn?t get the greatest reviews but I tend to rate books based on what they are. This was a YA romantic comedy and I ...

    I have one question: why was it necessary for a non-Korean to write about a Korean and criticize Korean culture while she's at it? According to the author's note, the author is Filipino-American, learned about seons from a Korean friend, and dedicated this book to her Korean sister-in-...

    This book was really cute! ? I loved the characters, the dates were interesting because they had nothing in common - each date had a different topic - and I guessed who the 29 date was!!! ? I?m so glad that everything turned out to be perfect for Jisu! ? This book was ...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: None till the point I read. I received this E-ARC via Inkyard Press and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I liked the synopsis for this book. And decided to request it. Unfortunately I didn?t like it. I did not like the ma...

  • Jessica
    Jan 30, 2019

    I received this book for free from the publisher (Inkyard Press) in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 4.5 stars which rounds up to 5. This book doesn?t get the greatest reviews but I tend to rate books based on what they are. This was a YA romantic comedy and I ...

  • Cristina
    Feb 27, 2019

    I received this book for free from the publisher (Inkyard Press) in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 4.5 stars which rounds up to 5. This book doesn?t get the greatest reviews but I tend to rate books based on what they are. This was a YA romantic comedy and I ...

    I have one question: why was it necessary for a non-Korean to write about a Korean and criticize Korean culture while she's at it? According to the author's note, the author is Filipino-American, learned about seons from a Korean friend, and dedicated this book to her Korean sister-in-...

    This book was really cute! ? I loved the characters, the dates were interesting because they had nothing in common - each date had a different topic - and I guessed who the 29 date was!!! ? I?m so glad that everything turned out to be perfect for Jisu! ? This book was ...

  • Olivia & Lori (The Candid Cover)
    Dec 05, 2018

    I received this book for free from the publisher (Inkyard Press) in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 4.5 stars which rounds up to 5. This book doesn?t get the greatest reviews but I tend to rate books based on what they are. This was a YA romantic comedy and I ...

    I have one question: why was it necessary for a non-Korean to write about a Korean and criticize Korean culture while she's at it? According to the author's note, the author is Filipino-American, learned about seons from a Korean friend, and dedicated this book to her Korean sister-in-...

    This book was really cute! ? I loved the characters, the dates were interesting because they had nothing in common - each date had a different topic - and I guessed who the 29 date was!!! ? I?m so glad that everything turned out to be perfect for Jisu! ? This book was ...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: None till the point I read. I received this E-ARC via Inkyard Press and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I liked the synopsis for this book. And decided to request it. Unfortunately I didn?t like it. I did not like the ma...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Jisu was devastated, when her parents shipped her off to San Francisco in hopes that she could perform better in an American school, but they may have given her the greatest gift, since her new environment did yield some stellar results. ? Pro: Jisu was easy t...

    I was intrigued when I first saw 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz since I don?t know much about Korean culture, and the story sounded super cute. It tells the story of a girl who goes on dates set up by a matchmaker, and I loved reading about each of her 29 dates. The main character is...

  • rachel
    Jan 04, 2019

    I received this book for free from the publisher (Inkyard Press) in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 4.5 stars which rounds up to 5. This book doesn?t get the greatest reviews but I tend to rate books based on what they are. This was a YA romantic comedy and I ...

    I have one question: why was it necessary for a non-Korean to write about a Korean and criticize Korean culture while she's at it? According to the author's note, the author is Filipino-American, learned about seons from a Korean friend, and dedicated this book to her Korean sister-in-...

    This book was really cute! ? I loved the characters, the dates were interesting because they had nothing in common - each date had a different topic - and I guessed who the 29 date was!!! ? I?m so glad that everything turned out to be perfect for Jisu! ? This book was ...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: None till the point I read. I received this E-ARC via Inkyard Press and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I liked the synopsis for this book. And decided to request it. Unfortunately I didn?t like it. I did not like the ma...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Jisu was devastated, when her parents shipped her off to San Francisco in hopes that she could perform better in an American school, but they may have given her the greatest gift, since her new environment did yield some stellar results. ? Pro: Jisu was easy t...

    I was intrigued when I first saw 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz since I don?t know much about Korean culture, and the story sounded super cute. It tells the story of a girl who goes on dates set up by a matchmaker, and I loved reading about each of her 29 dates. The main character is...

    this book took me THREE MONTHS to read I am so glad it's over ...

    dnf 32% making good on my promise to try and dnf books this year. cruz's style is just not for me Blog ? Goodreads ? Twitter ? Instagram ...

  • Divena
    Jan 18, 2019

    I received this book for free from the publisher (Inkyard Press) in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 4.5 stars which rounds up to 5. This book doesn?t get the greatest reviews but I tend to rate books based on what they are. This was a YA romantic comedy and I ...

    I have one question: why was it necessary for a non-Korean to write about a Korean and criticize Korean culture while she's at it? According to the author's note, the author is Filipino-American, learned about seons from a Korean friend, and dedicated this book to her Korean sister-in-...

    This book was really cute! ? I loved the characters, the dates were interesting because they had nothing in common - each date had a different topic - and I guessed who the 29 date was!!! ? I?m so glad that everything turned out to be perfect for Jisu! ? This book was ...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: None till the point I read. I received this E-ARC via Inkyard Press and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I liked the synopsis for this book. And decided to request it. Unfortunately I didn?t like it. I did not like the ma...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Jisu was devastated, when her parents shipped her off to San Francisco in hopes that she could perform better in an American school, but they may have given her the greatest gift, since her new environment did yield some stellar results. ? Pro: Jisu was easy t...

    I was intrigued when I first saw 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz since I don?t know much about Korean culture, and the story sounded super cute. It tells the story of a girl who goes on dates set up by a matchmaker, and I loved reading about each of her 29 dates. The main character is...

    this book took me THREE MONTHS to read I am so glad it's over ...

    dnf 32% making good on my promise to try and dnf books this year. cruz's style is just not for me Blog ? Goodreads ? Twitter ? Instagram ...

    Sigh. Alright, this did not get a one-star rating because I'm a salty Korean American (I am) who gives bad ratings to non-Korean authors who write inaccurate/unrealistic Korean characters (I do). This got a one-star because for a contemporary romance there was no romance between the ma...

    Rating ~2.5 Man I really wanted to love this book. Because I want to support books that have minorities in lead roles. But it just never clicked with me. Most of the book felt like a hollowed out K-drama with all the ridiculous family dynamics, but none of the heart. It often fe...

    ***3-3.5 stars *** I'm such a sucker for YA novels that I hope I never lose touch with them. They take me back in time; I always enjoy them and feel that I can relate to the story. Melissa de la Cruz has been one of my favorite YA authors, specifically her Blue Bloods series. 29...

    I think Melissa de la Cruz is a fantastic author who has done wonderful things to bring more diverse books to teens.. But I'm not sure how I feel of her writing a Korean (not even Korean-American) MC with a detailed Korean background. I'm not Korean so I can't speak on how well of a re...

    First up, thanks to Hebban.nl for giving me a copy of the book so I could participate in the Reading Club for this book! I have been meaning to read this book for some time so imagine my delight when there was a Reading Club coming up for this book and that they had a contest to sel...

    I have such grand reading plans over my break, I literally can not wait! However, I recently (last night) finished reading 29 Dates by Melissa De La Cruz, now I first want to apologize because this book should not have taken me this long to read but work has been taking up way too much...

    Sooo what was this book even about? Like I understand the blurb, but when I got to the book I was greeted with a very bland, plotless, pointless book. Let's start with the plot. Where was the plot? This book progressed but there was no clear plot in sight, I didn't feel any big con...

    Jisu 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 be...

    despite my issues with dave, I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!! i had to write an essay on the theme of this book for english class, so i figured i might as well post it on here: The strongest theme in 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz is learning to find your own path. The main characte...

    [Short Review] 29 Dates is my 14th book this year, and I picked it up in an attempt to get out of my reading slump season. Perhaps reading something light and fluffy could bring my reading spirits up, and I was correct. I do feel like reading again now after reading this book! I got...

    *2.5-3 stars* While this was overall an enjoyable read, I have quite a number of issues with this book. To begin with, Jisus' parents send her to the US to study because she isn't doing well enough in school. As an Asian, that alone is extremely unrealistic. In fact, pretty much the ...

    alright so, i had a lot of problems with this book, but it ended in a really cute and cheesy way so that?s why it?s bumped to 3 stars. first, it was a whole lot of cringe! i think the idea behind it was cute, but i didn?t like that it was told in this way. i went into this sto...

    3.5 stars Cute and I'm sure listening to this on audio rather than reading added to my enjoyment. The narrator was wonderful. Jisu was adorable and relatable and the romance was sweet. Several large plot points went unresolved (view spoiler)[Jisu's career choice - not that she ha...

    Rating: 4 stars What a fun little novel! It was a super easy read, but I loved Jisu as a character and I adored the romance. The concept made this a great book, even if the writing felt juvenile a lot of the time. Recommended for a fun, light read! Especially for seniors currentl...

    Ji-su is a 17 year old girl from Seoul Korea. She is about to begin her last year of high school, but her grades are not up to her parents standards. During the summer she has been ordered to go on Dates, arranged by a matchmaker hired by her parents. One night she decides to cancel a ...

    I received this copy thru a Goodreads giveaway. I think the concept was interesting and and showing snippets form her 29 dates scattered throughout the book was a good idea. My issue is some of the dates were boring (possibly on purpose) and I found myself skipping them because I alrea...

    29 Dates is a fun YA romance with a main character who is not only a person of colour, but also is about a teen who is forced to move half way across the world for her senior year of high school in San Francisco. Something that would be daunting for any young person, and let's be hones...

    As a note, a copy of this novel was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way. You can find my review here on Booked J. Melissa de la Cruz is one of my auto-buy authors. My original ride or die. One of the Queens of My ...

    3.5 stars actually. Also many thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin Australia for the arc! I feel like I should have looked at the cover more closely. I also probably should have read the blurb. But in the end, I kind of actually like this lighthearted romcom. It was cute in it's own wa...

    29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz is an adorable romantic comedy that's sure to elicit many giggles from its' readers. However, the book lacks the depth required to be truly memorable, and like many within its' genre, falls into the trap of silly twists and unlikely happenstance in its' s...

    This is really more like 2.5 stars, but it was a quick and enjoyable read in its own way, so I?m rounding up. I had heard of Melissa de la Cruz before but never actually read any of her books, and honestly, this one disappointed me. The writing wasn?t super strong, and the story wa...

    I wanted to love this book. Years ago I read Melissa de la Cruz's Fresh off the Boat and loved it. I've been waiting for her to write another book with an Asian protagonist that measures up since. Sadly the vast majority of the leads in her novels are white. But that's an entirely diff...

  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Nov 24, 2018

    I received this book for free from the publisher (Inkyard Press) in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 4.5 stars which rounds up to 5. This book doesn?t get the greatest reviews but I tend to rate books based on what they are. This was a YA romantic comedy and I ...

    I have one question: why was it necessary for a non-Korean to write about a Korean and criticize Korean culture while she's at it? According to the author's note, the author is Filipino-American, learned about seons from a Korean friend, and dedicated this book to her Korean sister-in-...

    This book was really cute! ? I loved the characters, the dates were interesting because they had nothing in common - each date had a different topic - and I guessed who the 29 date was!!! ? I?m so glad that everything turned out to be perfect for Jisu! ? This book was ...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: None till the point I read. I received this E-ARC via Inkyard Press and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I liked the synopsis for this book. And decided to request it. Unfortunately I didn?t like it. I did not like the ma...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Jisu was devastated, when her parents shipped her off to San Francisco in hopes that she could perform better in an American school, but they may have given her the greatest gift, since her new environment did yield some stellar results. ? Pro: Jisu was easy t...

  • Sam! at the bookstore
    Apr 12, 2019

    I received this book for free from the publisher (Inkyard Press) in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 4.5 stars which rounds up to 5. This book doesn?t get the greatest reviews but I tend to rate books based on what they are. This was a YA romantic comedy and I ...

    I have one question: why was it necessary for a non-Korean to write about a Korean and criticize Korean culture while she's at it? According to the author's note, the author is Filipino-American, learned about seons from a Korean friend, and dedicated this book to her Korean sister-in-...

    This book was really cute! ? I loved the characters, the dates were interesting because they had nothing in common - each date had a different topic - and I guessed who the 29 date was!!! ? I?m so glad that everything turned out to be perfect for Jisu! ? This book was ...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: None till the point I read. I received this E-ARC via Inkyard Press and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I liked the synopsis for this book. And decided to request it. Unfortunately I didn?t like it. I did not like the ma...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Jisu was devastated, when her parents shipped her off to San Francisco in hopes that she could perform better in an American school, but they may have given her the greatest gift, since her new environment did yield some stellar results. ? Pro: Jisu was easy t...

    I was intrigued when I first saw 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz since I don?t know much about Korean culture, and the story sounded super cute. It tells the story of a girl who goes on dates set up by a matchmaker, and I loved reading about each of her 29 dates. The main character is...

    this book took me THREE MONTHS to read I am so glad it's over ...

    dnf 32% making good on my promise to try and dnf books this year. cruz's style is just not for me Blog ? Goodreads ? Twitter ? Instagram ...

    Sigh. Alright, this did not get a one-star rating because I'm a salty Korean American (I am) who gives bad ratings to non-Korean authors who write inaccurate/unrealistic Korean characters (I do). This got a one-star because for a contemporary romance there was no romance between the ma...

    Rating ~2.5 Man I really wanted to love this book. Because I want to support books that have minorities in lead roles. But it just never clicked with me. Most of the book felt like a hollowed out K-drama with all the ridiculous family dynamics, but none of the heart. It often fe...

    ***3-3.5 stars *** I'm such a sucker for YA novels that I hope I never lose touch with them. They take me back in time; I always enjoy them and feel that I can relate to the story. Melissa de la Cruz has been one of my favorite YA authors, specifically her Blue Bloods series. 29...

    I think Melissa de la Cruz is a fantastic author who has done wonderful things to bring more diverse books to teens.. But I'm not sure how I feel of her writing a Korean (not even Korean-American) MC with a detailed Korean background. I'm not Korean so I can't speak on how well of a re...

    First up, thanks to Hebban.nl for giving me a copy of the book so I could participate in the Reading Club for this book! I have been meaning to read this book for some time so imagine my delight when there was a Reading Club coming up for this book and that they had a contest to sel...

    I have such grand reading plans over my break, I literally can not wait! However, I recently (last night) finished reading 29 Dates by Melissa De La Cruz, now I first want to apologize because this book should not have taken me this long to read but work has been taking up way too much...

    Sooo what was this book even about? Like I understand the blurb, but when I got to the book I was greeted with a very bland, plotless, pointless book. Let's start with the plot. Where was the plot? This book progressed but there was no clear plot in sight, I didn't feel any big con...

    Jisu 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 be...

    despite my issues with dave, I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!! i had to write an essay on the theme of this book for english class, so i figured i might as well post it on here: The strongest theme in 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz is learning to find your own path. The main characte...

    [Short Review] 29 Dates is my 14th book this year, and I picked it up in an attempt to get out of my reading slump season. Perhaps reading something light and fluffy could bring my reading spirits up, and I was correct. I do feel like reading again now after reading this book! I got...

    *2.5-3 stars* While this was overall an enjoyable read, I have quite a number of issues with this book. To begin with, Jisus' parents send her to the US to study because she isn't doing well enough in school. As an Asian, that alone is extremely unrealistic. In fact, pretty much the ...

    alright so, i had a lot of problems with this book, but it ended in a really cute and cheesy way so that?s why it?s bumped to 3 stars. first, it was a whole lot of cringe! i think the idea behind it was cute, but i didn?t like that it was told in this way. i went into this sto...

    3.5 stars Cute and I'm sure listening to this on audio rather than reading added to my enjoyment. The narrator was wonderful. Jisu was adorable and relatable and the romance was sweet. Several large plot points went unresolved (view spoiler)[Jisu's career choice - not that she ha...

    Rating: 4 stars What a fun little novel! It was a super easy read, but I loved Jisu as a character and I adored the romance. The concept made this a great book, even if the writing felt juvenile a lot of the time. Recommended for a fun, light read! Especially for seniors currentl...

  • Amy-GallivantingPages
    Jan 17, 2019

    I received this book for free from the publisher (Inkyard Press) in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 4.5 stars which rounds up to 5. This book doesn?t get the greatest reviews but I tend to rate books based on what they are. This was a YA romantic comedy and I ...

    I have one question: why was it necessary for a non-Korean to write about a Korean and criticize Korean culture while she's at it? According to the author's note, the author is Filipino-American, learned about seons from a Korean friend, and dedicated this book to her Korean sister-in-...

    This book was really cute! ? I loved the characters, the dates were interesting because they had nothing in common - each date had a different topic - and I guessed who the 29 date was!!! ? I?m so glad that everything turned out to be perfect for Jisu! ? This book was ...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: None till the point I read. I received this E-ARC via Inkyard Press and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I liked the synopsis for this book. And decided to request it. Unfortunately I didn?t like it. I did not like the ma...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Jisu was devastated, when her parents shipped her off to San Francisco in hopes that she could perform better in an American school, but they may have given her the greatest gift, since her new environment did yield some stellar results. ? Pro: Jisu was easy t...

    I was intrigued when I first saw 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz since I don?t know much about Korean culture, and the story sounded super cute. It tells the story of a girl who goes on dates set up by a matchmaker, and I loved reading about each of her 29 dates. The main character is...

    this book took me THREE MONTHS to read I am so glad it's over ...

    dnf 32% making good on my promise to try and dnf books this year. cruz's style is just not for me Blog ? Goodreads ? Twitter ? Instagram ...

    Sigh. Alright, this did not get a one-star rating because I'm a salty Korean American (I am) who gives bad ratings to non-Korean authors who write inaccurate/unrealistic Korean characters (I do). This got a one-star because for a contemporary romance there was no romance between the ma...

    Rating ~2.5 Man I really wanted to love this book. Because I want to support books that have minorities in lead roles. But it just never clicked with me. Most of the book felt like a hollowed out K-drama with all the ridiculous family dynamics, but none of the heart. It often fe...

    ***3-3.5 stars *** I'm such a sucker for YA novels that I hope I never lose touch with them. They take me back in time; I always enjoy them and feel that I can relate to the story. Melissa de la Cruz has been one of my favorite YA authors, specifically her Blue Bloods series. 29...

  • Courtney (librarycutie)
    Feb 12, 2019

    I received this book for free from the publisher (Inkyard Press) in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 4.5 stars which rounds up to 5. This book doesn?t get the greatest reviews but I tend to rate books based on what they are. This was a YA romantic comedy and I ...

    I have one question: why was it necessary for a non-Korean to write about a Korean and criticize Korean culture while she's at it? According to the author's note, the author is Filipino-American, learned about seons from a Korean friend, and dedicated this book to her Korean sister-in-...

    This book was really cute! ? I loved the characters, the dates were interesting because they had nothing in common - each date had a different topic - and I guessed who the 29 date was!!! ? I?m so glad that everything turned out to be perfect for Jisu! ? This book was ...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: None till the point I read. I received this E-ARC via Inkyard Press and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I liked the synopsis for this book. And decided to request it. Unfortunately I didn?t like it. I did not like the ma...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Jisu was devastated, when her parents shipped her off to San Francisco in hopes that she could perform better in an American school, but they may have given her the greatest gift, since her new environment did yield some stellar results. ? Pro: Jisu was easy t...

    I was intrigued when I first saw 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz since I don?t know much about Korean culture, and the story sounded super cute. It tells the story of a girl who goes on dates set up by a matchmaker, and I loved reading about each of her 29 dates. The main character is...

    this book took me THREE MONTHS to read I am so glad it's over ...

    dnf 32% making good on my promise to try and dnf books this year. cruz's style is just not for me Blog ? Goodreads ? Twitter ? Instagram ...

    Sigh. Alright, this did not get a one-star rating because I'm a salty Korean American (I am) who gives bad ratings to non-Korean authors who write inaccurate/unrealistic Korean characters (I do). This got a one-star because for a contemporary romance there was no romance between the ma...

    Rating ~2.5 Man I really wanted to love this book. Because I want to support books that have minorities in lead roles. But it just never clicked with me. Most of the book felt like a hollowed out K-drama with all the ridiculous family dynamics, but none of the heart. It often fe...

    ***3-3.5 stars *** I'm such a sucker for YA novels that I hope I never lose touch with them. They take me back in time; I always enjoy them and feel that I can relate to the story. Melissa de la Cruz has been one of my favorite YA authors, specifically her Blue Bloods series. 29...

    I think Melissa de la Cruz is a fantastic author who has done wonderful things to bring more diverse books to teens.. But I'm not sure how I feel of her writing a Korean (not even Korean-American) MC with a detailed Korean background. I'm not Korean so I can't speak on how well of a re...

    First up, thanks to Hebban.nl for giving me a copy of the book so I could participate in the Reading Club for this book! I have been meaning to read this book for some time so imagine my delight when there was a Reading Club coming up for this book and that they had a contest to sel...

    I have such grand reading plans over my break, I literally can not wait! However, I recently (last night) finished reading 29 Dates by Melissa De La Cruz, now I first want to apologize because this book should not have taken me this long to read but work has been taking up way too much...

    Sooo what was this book even about? Like I understand the blurb, but when I got to the book I was greeted with a very bland, plotless, pointless book. Let's start with the plot. Where was the plot? This book progressed but there was no clear plot in sight, I didn't feel any big con...

    Jisu 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 be...

    despite my issues with dave, I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!! i had to write an essay on the theme of this book for english class, so i figured i might as well post it on here: The strongest theme in 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz is learning to find your own path. The main characte...

    [Short Review] 29 Dates is my 14th book this year, and I picked it up in an attempt to get out of my reading slump season. Perhaps reading something light and fluffy could bring my reading spirits up, and I was correct. I do feel like reading again now after reading this book! I got...

    *2.5-3 stars* While this was overall an enjoyable read, I have quite a number of issues with this book. To begin with, Jisus' parents send her to the US to study because she isn't doing well enough in school. As an Asian, that alone is extremely unrealistic. In fact, pretty much the ...

    alright so, i had a lot of problems with this book, but it ended in a really cute and cheesy way so that?s why it?s bumped to 3 stars. first, it was a whole lot of cringe! i think the idea behind it was cute, but i didn?t like that it was told in this way. i went into this sto...

  • Kristy Mauna
    Dec 27, 2018

    I received this book for free from the publisher (Inkyard Press) in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 4.5 stars which rounds up to 5. This book doesn?t get the greatest reviews but I tend to rate books based on what they are. This was a YA romantic comedy and I ...

    I have one question: why was it necessary for a non-Korean to write about a Korean and criticize Korean culture while she's at it? According to the author's note, the author is Filipino-American, learned about seons from a Korean friend, and dedicated this book to her Korean sister-in-...

    This book was really cute! ? I loved the characters, the dates were interesting because they had nothing in common - each date had a different topic - and I guessed who the 29 date was!!! ? I?m so glad that everything turned out to be perfect for Jisu! ? This book was ...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: None till the point I read. I received this E-ARC via Inkyard Press and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I liked the synopsis for this book. And decided to request it. Unfortunately I didn?t like it. I did not like the ma...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Jisu was devastated, when her parents shipped her off to San Francisco in hopes that she could perform better in an American school, but they may have given her the greatest gift, since her new environment did yield some stellar results. ? Pro: Jisu was easy t...

    I was intrigued when I first saw 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz since I don?t know much about Korean culture, and the story sounded super cute. It tells the story of a girl who goes on dates set up by a matchmaker, and I loved reading about each of her 29 dates. The main character is...

    this book took me THREE MONTHS to read I am so glad it's over ...

    dnf 32% making good on my promise to try and dnf books this year. cruz's style is just not for me Blog ? Goodreads ? Twitter ? Instagram ...

    Sigh. Alright, this did not get a one-star rating because I'm a salty Korean American (I am) who gives bad ratings to non-Korean authors who write inaccurate/unrealistic Korean characters (I do). This got a one-star because for a contemporary romance there was no romance between the ma...

    Rating ~2.5 Man I really wanted to love this book. Because I want to support books that have minorities in lead roles. But it just never clicked with me. Most of the book felt like a hollowed out K-drama with all the ridiculous family dynamics, but none of the heart. It often fe...

    ***3-3.5 stars *** I'm such a sucker for YA novels that I hope I never lose touch with them. They take me back in time; I always enjoy them and feel that I can relate to the story. Melissa de la Cruz has been one of my favorite YA authors, specifically her Blue Bloods series. 29...

    I think Melissa de la Cruz is a fantastic author who has done wonderful things to bring more diverse books to teens.. But I'm not sure how I feel of her writing a Korean (not even Korean-American) MC with a detailed Korean background. I'm not Korean so I can't speak on how well of a re...

  • Laura Altmann (laurabookish)
    Dec 28, 2018

    I received this book for free from the publisher (Inkyard Press) in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 4.5 stars which rounds up to 5. This book doesn?t get the greatest reviews but I tend to rate books based on what they are. This was a YA romantic comedy and I ...

    I have one question: why was it necessary for a non-Korean to write about a Korean and criticize Korean culture while she's at it? According to the author's note, the author is Filipino-American, learned about seons from a Korean friend, and dedicated this book to her Korean sister-in-...

    This book was really cute! ? I loved the characters, the dates were interesting because they had nothing in common - each date had a different topic - and I guessed who the 29 date was!!! ? I?m so glad that everything turned out to be perfect for Jisu! ? This book was ...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: None till the point I read. I received this E-ARC via Inkyard Press and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I liked the synopsis for this book. And decided to request it. Unfortunately I didn?t like it. I did not like the ma...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Jisu was devastated, when her parents shipped her off to San Francisco in hopes that she could perform better in an American school, but they may have given her the greatest gift, since her new environment did yield some stellar results. ? Pro: Jisu was easy t...

    I was intrigued when I first saw 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz since I don?t know much about Korean culture, and the story sounded super cute. It tells the story of a girl who goes on dates set up by a matchmaker, and I loved reading about each of her 29 dates. The main character is...

    this book took me THREE MONTHS to read I am so glad it's over ...

    dnf 32% making good on my promise to try and dnf books this year. cruz's style is just not for me Blog ? Goodreads ? Twitter ? Instagram ...

    Sigh. Alright, this did not get a one-star rating because I'm a salty Korean American (I am) who gives bad ratings to non-Korean authors who write inaccurate/unrealistic Korean characters (I do). This got a one-star because for a contemporary romance there was no romance between the ma...

    Rating ~2.5 Man I really wanted to love this book. Because I want to support books that have minorities in lead roles. But it just never clicked with me. Most of the book felt like a hollowed out K-drama with all the ridiculous family dynamics, but none of the heart. It often fe...

    ***3-3.5 stars *** I'm such a sucker for YA novels that I hope I never lose touch with them. They take me back in time; I always enjoy them and feel that I can relate to the story. Melissa de la Cruz has been one of my favorite YA authors, specifically her Blue Bloods series. 29...

    I think Melissa de la Cruz is a fantastic author who has done wonderful things to bring more diverse books to teens.. But I'm not sure how I feel of her writing a Korean (not even Korean-American) MC with a detailed Korean background. I'm not Korean so I can't speak on how well of a re...

    First up, thanks to Hebban.nl for giving me a copy of the book so I could participate in the Reading Club for this book! I have been meaning to read this book for some time so imagine my delight when there was a Reading Club coming up for this book and that they had a contest to sel...

    I have such grand reading plans over my break, I literally can not wait! However, I recently (last night) finished reading 29 Dates by Melissa De La Cruz, now I first want to apologize because this book should not have taken me this long to read but work has been taking up way too much...

    Sooo what was this book even about? Like I understand the blurb, but when I got to the book I was greeted with a very bland, plotless, pointless book. Let's start with the plot. Where was the plot? This book progressed but there was no clear plot in sight, I didn't feel any big con...

    Jisu 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 be...

    despite my issues with dave, I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!! i had to write an essay on the theme of this book for english class, so i figured i might as well post it on here: The strongest theme in 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz is learning to find your own path. The main characte...

    [Short Review] 29 Dates is my 14th book this year, and I picked it up in an attempt to get out of my reading slump season. Perhaps reading something light and fluffy could bring my reading spirits up, and I was correct. I do feel like reading again now after reading this book! I got...

    *2.5-3 stars* While this was overall an enjoyable read, I have quite a number of issues with this book. To begin with, Jisus' parents send her to the US to study because she isn't doing well enough in school. As an Asian, that alone is extremely unrealistic. In fact, pretty much the ...

    alright so, i had a lot of problems with this book, but it ended in a really cute and cheesy way so that?s why it?s bumped to 3 stars. first, it was a whole lot of cringe! i think the idea behind it was cute, but i didn?t like that it was told in this way. i went into this sto...

    3.5 stars Cute and I'm sure listening to this on audio rather than reading added to my enjoyment. The narrator was wonderful. Jisu was adorable and relatable and the romance was sweet. Several large plot points went unresolved (view spoiler)[Jisu's career choice - not that she ha...

    Rating: 4 stars What a fun little novel! It was a super easy read, but I loved Jisu as a character and I adored the romance. The concept made this a great book, even if the writing felt juvenile a lot of the time. Recommended for a fun, light read! Especially for seniors currentl...

    Ji-su is a 17 year old girl from Seoul Korea. She is about to begin her last year of high school, but her grades are not up to her parents standards. During the summer she has been ordered to go on Dates, arranged by a matchmaker hired by her parents. One night she decides to cancel a ...

    I received this copy thru a Goodreads giveaway. I think the concept was interesting and and showing snippets form her 29 dates scattered throughout the book was a good idea. My issue is some of the dates were boring (possibly on purpose) and I found myself skipping them because I alrea...

    29 Dates is a fun YA romance with a main character who is not only a person of colour, but also is about a teen who is forced to move half way across the world for her senior year of high school in San Francisco. Something that would be daunting for any young person, and let's be hones...

    As a note, a copy of this novel was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way. You can find my review here on Booked J. Melissa de la Cruz is one of my auto-buy authors. My original ride or die. One of the Queens of My ...

    3.5 stars actually. Also many thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin Australia for the arc! I feel like I should have looked at the cover more closely. I also probably should have read the blurb. But in the end, I kind of actually like this lighthearted romcom. It was cute in it's own wa...

    29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz is an adorable romantic comedy that's sure to elicit many giggles from its' readers. However, the book lacks the depth required to be truly memorable, and like many within its' genre, falls into the trap of silly twists and unlikely happenstance in its' s...

  • Sharlize D'Souza
    Feb 20, 2019

    I received this book for free from the publisher (Inkyard Press) in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 4.5 stars which rounds up to 5. This book doesn?t get the greatest reviews but I tend to rate books based on what they are. This was a YA romantic comedy and I ...

    I have one question: why was it necessary for a non-Korean to write about a Korean and criticize Korean culture while she's at it? According to the author's note, the author is Filipino-American, learned about seons from a Korean friend, and dedicated this book to her Korean sister-in-...

    This book was really cute! ? I loved the characters, the dates were interesting because they had nothing in common - each date had a different topic - and I guessed who the 29 date was!!! ? I?m so glad that everything turned out to be perfect for Jisu! ? This book was ...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: None till the point I read. I received this E-ARC via Inkyard Press and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I liked the synopsis for this book. And decided to request it. Unfortunately I didn?t like it. I did not like the ma...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Jisu was devastated, when her parents shipped her off to San Francisco in hopes that she could perform better in an American school, but they may have given her the greatest gift, since her new environment did yield some stellar results. ? Pro: Jisu was easy t...

    I was intrigued when I first saw 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz since I don?t know much about Korean culture, and the story sounded super cute. It tells the story of a girl who goes on dates set up by a matchmaker, and I loved reading about each of her 29 dates. The main character is...

    this book took me THREE MONTHS to read I am so glad it's over ...

    dnf 32% making good on my promise to try and dnf books this year. cruz's style is just not for me Blog ? Goodreads ? Twitter ? Instagram ...

    Sigh. Alright, this did not get a one-star rating because I'm a salty Korean American (I am) who gives bad ratings to non-Korean authors who write inaccurate/unrealistic Korean characters (I do). This got a one-star because for a contemporary romance there was no romance between the ma...

    Rating ~2.5 Man I really wanted to love this book. Because I want to support books that have minorities in lead roles. But it just never clicked with me. Most of the book felt like a hollowed out K-drama with all the ridiculous family dynamics, but none of the heart. It often fe...

    ***3-3.5 stars *** I'm such a sucker for YA novels that I hope I never lose touch with them. They take me back in time; I always enjoy them and feel that I can relate to the story. Melissa de la Cruz has been one of my favorite YA authors, specifically her Blue Bloods series. 29...

    I think Melissa de la Cruz is a fantastic author who has done wonderful things to bring more diverse books to teens.. But I'm not sure how I feel of her writing a Korean (not even Korean-American) MC with a detailed Korean background. I'm not Korean so I can't speak on how well of a re...

    First up, thanks to Hebban.nl for giving me a copy of the book so I could participate in the Reading Club for this book! I have been meaning to read this book for some time so imagine my delight when there was a Reading Club coming up for this book and that they had a contest to sel...

    I have such grand reading plans over my break, I literally can not wait! However, I recently (last night) finished reading 29 Dates by Melissa De La Cruz, now I first want to apologize because this book should not have taken me this long to read but work has been taking up way too much...

    Sooo what was this book even about? Like I understand the blurb, but when I got to the book I was greeted with a very bland, plotless, pointless book. Let's start with the plot. Where was the plot? This book progressed but there was no clear plot in sight, I didn't feel any big con...

    Jisu 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 be...

    despite my issues with dave, I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!! i had to write an essay on the theme of this book for english class, so i figured i might as well post it on here: The strongest theme in 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz is learning to find your own path. The main characte...

    [Short Review] 29 Dates is my 14th book this year, and I picked it up in an attempt to get out of my reading slump season. Perhaps reading something light and fluffy could bring my reading spirits up, and I was correct. I do feel like reading again now after reading this book! I got...

    *2.5-3 stars* While this was overall an enjoyable read, I have quite a number of issues with this book. To begin with, Jisus' parents send her to the US to study because she isn't doing well enough in school. As an Asian, that alone is extremely unrealistic. In fact, pretty much the ...

  • Safiya A. Mannan
    Dec 23, 2018

    I received this book for free from the publisher (Inkyard Press) in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 4.5 stars which rounds up to 5. This book doesn?t get the greatest reviews but I tend to rate books based on what they are. This was a YA romantic comedy and I ...

    I have one question: why was it necessary for a non-Korean to write about a Korean and criticize Korean culture while she's at it? According to the author's note, the author is Filipino-American, learned about seons from a Korean friend, and dedicated this book to her Korean sister-in-...

  • Vicky Who Reads
    Mar 26, 2019

    I received this book for free from the publisher (Inkyard Press) in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 4.5 stars which rounds up to 5. This book doesn?t get the greatest reviews but I tend to rate books based on what they are. This was a YA romantic comedy and I ...

    I have one question: why was it necessary for a non-Korean to write about a Korean and criticize Korean culture while she's at it? According to the author's note, the author is Filipino-American, learned about seons from a Korean friend, and dedicated this book to her Korean sister-in-...

    This book was really cute! ? I loved the characters, the dates were interesting because they had nothing in common - each date had a different topic - and I guessed who the 29 date was!!! ? I?m so glad that everything turned out to be perfect for Jisu! ? This book was ...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: None till the point I read. I received this E-ARC via Inkyard Press and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I liked the synopsis for this book. And decided to request it. Unfortunately I didn?t like it. I did not like the ma...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Jisu was devastated, when her parents shipped her off to San Francisco in hopes that she could perform better in an American school, but they may have given her the greatest gift, since her new environment did yield some stellar results. ? Pro: Jisu was easy t...

    I was intrigued when I first saw 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz since I don?t know much about Korean culture, and the story sounded super cute. It tells the story of a girl who goes on dates set up by a matchmaker, and I loved reading about each of her 29 dates. The main character is...

    this book took me THREE MONTHS to read I am so glad it's over ...

  • Hanis
    Feb 22, 2019

    I received this book for free from the publisher (Inkyard Press) in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 4.5 stars which rounds up to 5. This book doesn?t get the greatest reviews but I tend to rate books based on what they are. This was a YA romantic comedy and I ...

    I have one question: why was it necessary for a non-Korean to write about a Korean and criticize Korean culture while she's at it? According to the author's note, the author is Filipino-American, learned about seons from a Korean friend, and dedicated this book to her Korean sister-in-...

    This book was really cute! ? I loved the characters, the dates were interesting because they had nothing in common - each date had a different topic - and I guessed who the 29 date was!!! ? I?m so glad that everything turned out to be perfect for Jisu! ? This book was ...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: None till the point I read. I received this E-ARC via Inkyard Press and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I liked the synopsis for this book. And decided to request it. Unfortunately I didn?t like it. I did not like the ma...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Jisu was devastated, when her parents shipped her off to San Francisco in hopes that she could perform better in an American school, but they may have given her the greatest gift, since her new environment did yield some stellar results. ? Pro: Jisu was easy t...

    I was intrigued when I first saw 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz since I don?t know much about Korean culture, and the story sounded super cute. It tells the story of a girl who goes on dates set up by a matchmaker, and I loved reading about each of her 29 dates. The main character is...

    this book took me THREE MONTHS to read I am so glad it's over ...

    dnf 32% making good on my promise to try and dnf books this year. cruz's style is just not for me Blog ? Goodreads ? Twitter ? Instagram ...

    Sigh. Alright, this did not get a one-star rating because I'm a salty Korean American (I am) who gives bad ratings to non-Korean authors who write inaccurate/unrealistic Korean characters (I do). This got a one-star because for a contemporary romance there was no romance between the ma...

    Rating ~2.5 Man I really wanted to love this book. Because I want to support books that have minorities in lead roles. But it just never clicked with me. Most of the book felt like a hollowed out K-drama with all the ridiculous family dynamics, but none of the heart. It often fe...

    ***3-3.5 stars *** I'm such a sucker for YA novels that I hope I never lose touch with them. They take me back in time; I always enjoy them and feel that I can relate to the story. Melissa de la Cruz has been one of my favorite YA authors, specifically her Blue Bloods series. 29...

    I think Melissa de la Cruz is a fantastic author who has done wonderful things to bring more diverse books to teens.. But I'm not sure how I feel of her writing a Korean (not even Korean-American) MC with a detailed Korean background. I'm not Korean so I can't speak on how well of a re...

    First up, thanks to Hebban.nl for giving me a copy of the book so I could participate in the Reading Club for this book! I have been meaning to read this book for some time so imagine my delight when there was a Reading Club coming up for this book and that they had a contest to sel...

    I have such grand reading plans over my break, I literally can not wait! However, I recently (last night) finished reading 29 Dates by Melissa De La Cruz, now I first want to apologize because this book should not have taken me this long to read but work has been taking up way too much...

    Sooo what was this book even about? Like I understand the blurb, but when I got to the book I was greeted with a very bland, plotless, pointless book. Let's start with the plot. Where was the plot? This book progressed but there was no clear plot in sight, I didn't feel any big con...

    Jisu 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 be...

    despite my issues with dave, I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!! i had to write an essay on the theme of this book for english class, so i figured i might as well post it on here: The strongest theme in 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz is learning to find your own path. The main characte...

    [Short Review] 29 Dates is my 14th book this year, and I picked it up in an attempt to get out of my reading slump season. Perhaps reading something light and fluffy could bring my reading spirits up, and I was correct. I do feel like reading again now after reading this book! I got...

  • Sarah ♡
    Jan 24, 2019

    I received this book for free from the publisher (Inkyard Press) in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 4.5 stars which rounds up to 5. This book doesn?t get the greatest reviews but I tend to rate books based on what they are. This was a YA romantic comedy and I ...

    I have one question: why was it necessary for a non-Korean to write about a Korean and criticize Korean culture while she's at it? According to the author's note, the author is Filipino-American, learned about seons from a Korean friend, and dedicated this book to her Korean sister-in-...

    This book was really cute! ? I loved the characters, the dates were interesting because they had nothing in common - each date had a different topic - and I guessed who the 29 date was!!! ? I?m so glad that everything turned out to be perfect for Jisu! ? This book was ...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: None till the point I read. I received this E-ARC via Inkyard Press and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I liked the synopsis for this book. And decided to request it. Unfortunately I didn?t like it. I did not like the ma...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Jisu was devastated, when her parents shipped her off to San Francisco in hopes that she could perform better in an American school, but they may have given her the greatest gift, since her new environment did yield some stellar results. ? Pro: Jisu was easy t...

    I was intrigued when I first saw 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz since I don?t know much about Korean culture, and the story sounded super cute. It tells the story of a girl who goes on dates set up by a matchmaker, and I loved reading about each of her 29 dates. The main character is...

    this book took me THREE MONTHS to read I am so glad it's over ...

    dnf 32% making good on my promise to try and dnf books this year. cruz's style is just not for me Blog ? Goodreads ? Twitter ? Instagram ...

    Sigh. Alright, this did not get a one-star rating because I'm a salty Korean American (I am) who gives bad ratings to non-Korean authors who write inaccurate/unrealistic Korean characters (I do). This got a one-star because for a contemporary romance there was no romance between the ma...

  • Luna
    Jan 16, 2019

    I received this book for free from the publisher (Inkyard Press) in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 4.5 stars which rounds up to 5. This book doesn?t get the greatest reviews but I tend to rate books based on what they are. This was a YA romantic comedy and I ...

    I have one question: why was it necessary for a non-Korean to write about a Korean and criticize Korean culture while she's at it? According to the author's note, the author is Filipino-American, learned about seons from a Korean friend, and dedicated this book to her Korean sister-in-...

    This book was really cute! ? I loved the characters, the dates were interesting because they had nothing in common - each date had a different topic - and I guessed who the 29 date was!!! ? I?m so glad that everything turned out to be perfect for Jisu! ? This book was ...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: None till the point I read. I received this E-ARC via Inkyard Press and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I liked the synopsis for this book. And decided to request it. Unfortunately I didn?t like it. I did not like the ma...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Jisu was devastated, when her parents shipped her off to San Francisco in hopes that she could perform better in an American school, but they may have given her the greatest gift, since her new environment did yield some stellar results. ? Pro: Jisu was easy t...

    I was intrigued when I first saw 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz since I don?t know much about Korean culture, and the story sounded super cute. It tells the story of a girl who goes on dates set up by a matchmaker, and I loved reading about each of her 29 dates. The main character is...

    this book took me THREE MONTHS to read I am so glad it's over ...

    dnf 32% making good on my promise to try and dnf books this year. cruz's style is just not for me Blog ? Goodreads ? Twitter ? Instagram ...

    Sigh. Alright, this did not get a one-star rating because I'm a salty Korean American (I am) who gives bad ratings to non-Korean authors who write inaccurate/unrealistic Korean characters (I do). This got a one-star because for a contemporary romance there was no romance between the ma...

    Rating ~2.5 Man I really wanted to love this book. Because I want to support books that have minorities in lead roles. But it just never clicked with me. Most of the book felt like a hollowed out K-drama with all the ridiculous family dynamics, but none of the heart. It often fe...

    ***3-3.5 stars *** I'm such a sucker for YA novels that I hope I never lose touch with them. They take me back in time; I always enjoy them and feel that I can relate to the story. Melissa de la Cruz has been one of my favorite YA authors, specifically her Blue Bloods series. 29...

    I think Melissa de la Cruz is a fantastic author who has done wonderful things to bring more diverse books to teens.. But I'm not sure how I feel of her writing a Korean (not even Korean-American) MC with a detailed Korean background. I'm not Korean so I can't speak on how well of a re...

    First up, thanks to Hebban.nl for giving me a copy of the book so I could participate in the Reading Club for this book! I have been meaning to read this book for some time so imagine my delight when there was a Reading Club coming up for this book and that they had a contest to sel...

    I have such grand reading plans over my break, I literally can not wait! However, I recently (last night) finished reading 29 Dates by Melissa De La Cruz, now I first want to apologize because this book should not have taken me this long to read but work has been taking up way too much...

    Sooo what was this book even about? Like I understand the blurb, but when I got to the book I was greeted with a very bland, plotless, pointless book. Let's start with the plot. Where was the plot? This book progressed but there was no clear plot in sight, I didn't feel any big con...

  • belle jane
    Feb 15, 2019

    I received this book for free from the publisher (Inkyard Press) in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 4.5 stars which rounds up to 5. This book doesn?t get the greatest reviews but I tend to rate books based on what they are. This was a YA romantic comedy and I ...

    I have one question: why was it necessary for a non-Korean to write about a Korean and criticize Korean culture while she's at it? According to the author's note, the author is Filipino-American, learned about seons from a Korean friend, and dedicated this book to her Korean sister-in-...

    This book was really cute! ? I loved the characters, the dates were interesting because they had nothing in common - each date had a different topic - and I guessed who the 29 date was!!! ? I?m so glad that everything turned out to be perfect for Jisu! ? This book was ...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: None till the point I read. I received this E-ARC via Inkyard Press and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I liked the synopsis for this book. And decided to request it. Unfortunately I didn?t like it. I did not like the ma...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Jisu was devastated, when her parents shipped her off to San Francisco in hopes that she could perform better in an American school, but they may have given her the greatest gift, since her new environment did yield some stellar results. ? Pro: Jisu was easy t...

    I was intrigued when I first saw 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz since I don?t know much about Korean culture, and the story sounded super cute. It tells the story of a girl who goes on dates set up by a matchmaker, and I loved reading about each of her 29 dates. The main character is...

    this book took me THREE MONTHS to read I am so glad it's over ...

    dnf 32% making good on my promise to try and dnf books this year. cruz's style is just not for me Blog ? Goodreads ? Twitter ? Instagram ...

    Sigh. Alright, this did not get a one-star rating because I'm a salty Korean American (I am) who gives bad ratings to non-Korean authors who write inaccurate/unrealistic Korean characters (I do). This got a one-star because for a contemporary romance there was no romance between the ma...

    Rating ~2.5 Man I really wanted to love this book. Because I want to support books that have minorities in lead roles. But it just never clicked with me. Most of the book felt like a hollowed out K-drama with all the ridiculous family dynamics, but none of the heart. It often fe...

    ***3-3.5 stars *** I'm such a sucker for YA novels that I hope I never lose touch with them. They take me back in time; I always enjoy them and feel that I can relate to the story. Melissa de la Cruz has been one of my favorite YA authors, specifically her Blue Bloods series. 29...

    I think Melissa de la Cruz is a fantastic author who has done wonderful things to bring more diverse books to teens.. But I'm not sure how I feel of her writing a Korean (not even Korean-American) MC with a detailed Korean background. I'm not Korean so I can't speak on how well of a re...

    First up, thanks to Hebban.nl for giving me a copy of the book so I could participate in the Reading Club for this book! I have been meaning to read this book for some time so imagine my delight when there was a Reading Club coming up for this book and that they had a contest to sel...

    I have such grand reading plans over my break, I literally can not wait! However, I recently (last night) finished reading 29 Dates by Melissa De La Cruz, now I first want to apologize because this book should not have taken me this long to read but work has been taking up way too much...

    Sooo what was this book even about? Like I understand the blurb, but when I got to the book I was greeted with a very bland, plotless, pointless book. Let's start with the plot. Where was the plot? This book progressed but there was no clear plot in sight, I didn't feel any big con...

    Jisu 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 be...

    despite my issues with dave, I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!! i had to write an essay on the theme of this book for english class, so i figured i might as well post it on here: The strongest theme in 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz is learning to find your own path. The main characte...

  • Barbara Senteney
    Sep 18, 2018

    I received this book for free from the publisher (Inkyard Press) in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 4.5 stars which rounds up to 5. This book doesn?t get the greatest reviews but I tend to rate books based on what they are. This was a YA romantic comedy and I ...

    I have one question: why was it necessary for a non-Korean to write about a Korean and criticize Korean culture while she's at it? According to the author's note, the author is Filipino-American, learned about seons from a Korean friend, and dedicated this book to her Korean sister-in-...

    This book was really cute! ? I loved the characters, the dates were interesting because they had nothing in common - each date had a different topic - and I guessed who the 29 date was!!! ? I?m so glad that everything turned out to be perfect for Jisu! ? This book was ...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: None till the point I read. I received this E-ARC via Inkyard Press and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I liked the synopsis for this book. And decided to request it. Unfortunately I didn?t like it. I did not like the ma...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Jisu was devastated, when her parents shipped her off to San Francisco in hopes that she could perform better in an American school, but they may have given her the greatest gift, since her new environment did yield some stellar results. ? Pro: Jisu was easy t...

    I was intrigued when I first saw 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz since I don?t know much about Korean culture, and the story sounded super cute. It tells the story of a girl who goes on dates set up by a matchmaker, and I loved reading about each of her 29 dates. The main character is...

    this book took me THREE MONTHS to read I am so glad it's over ...

    dnf 32% making good on my promise to try and dnf books this year. cruz's style is just not for me Blog ? Goodreads ? Twitter ? Instagram ...

    Sigh. Alright, this did not get a one-star rating because I'm a salty Korean American (I am) who gives bad ratings to non-Korean authors who write inaccurate/unrealistic Korean characters (I do). This got a one-star because for a contemporary romance there was no romance between the ma...

    Rating ~2.5 Man I really wanted to love this book. Because I want to support books that have minorities in lead roles. But it just never clicked with me. Most of the book felt like a hollowed out K-drama with all the ridiculous family dynamics, but none of the heart. It often fe...

    ***3-3.5 stars *** I'm such a sucker for YA novels that I hope I never lose touch with them. They take me back in time; I always enjoy them and feel that I can relate to the story. Melissa de la Cruz has been one of my favorite YA authors, specifically her Blue Bloods series. 29...

    I think Melissa de la Cruz is a fantastic author who has done wonderful things to bring more diverse books to teens.. But I'm not sure how I feel of her writing a Korean (not even Korean-American) MC with a detailed Korean background. I'm not Korean so I can't speak on how well of a re...

    First up, thanks to Hebban.nl for giving me a copy of the book so I could participate in the Reading Club for this book! I have been meaning to read this book for some time so imagine my delight when there was a Reading Club coming up for this book and that they had a contest to sel...

    I have such grand reading plans over my break, I literally can not wait! However, I recently (last night) finished reading 29 Dates by Melissa De La Cruz, now I first want to apologize because this book should not have taken me this long to read but work has been taking up way too much...

    Sooo what was this book even about? Like I understand the blurb, but when I got to the book I was greeted with a very bland, plotless, pointless book. Let's start with the plot. Where was the plot? This book progressed but there was no clear plot in sight, I didn't feel any big con...

    Jisu 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 be...

    despite my issues with dave, I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!! i had to write an essay on the theme of this book for english class, so i figured i might as well post it on here: The strongest theme in 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz is learning to find your own path. The main characte...

    [Short Review] 29 Dates is my 14th book this year, and I picked it up in an attempt to get out of my reading slump season. Perhaps reading something light and fluffy could bring my reading spirits up, and I was correct. I do feel like reading again now after reading this book! I got...

    *2.5-3 stars* While this was overall an enjoyable read, I have quite a number of issues with this book. To begin with, Jisus' parents send her to the US to study because she isn't doing well enough in school. As an Asian, that alone is extremely unrealistic. In fact, pretty much the ...

    alright so, i had a lot of problems with this book, but it ended in a really cute and cheesy way so that?s why it?s bumped to 3 stars. first, it was a whole lot of cringe! i think the idea behind it was cute, but i didn?t like that it was told in this way. i went into this sto...

    3.5 stars Cute and I'm sure listening to this on audio rather than reading added to my enjoyment. The narrator was wonderful. Jisu was adorable and relatable and the romance was sweet. Several large plot points went unresolved (view spoiler)[Jisu's career choice - not that she ha...

    Rating: 4 stars What a fun little novel! It was a super easy read, but I loved Jisu as a character and I adored the romance. The concept made this a great book, even if the writing felt juvenile a lot of the time. Recommended for a fun, light read! Especially for seniors currentl...

    Ji-su is a 17 year old girl from Seoul Korea. She is about to begin her last year of high school, but her grades are not up to her parents standards. During the summer she has been ordered to go on Dates, arranged by a matchmaker hired by her parents. One night she decides to cancel a ...

  • Sara
    Oct 11, 2018

    I received this book for free from the publisher (Inkyard Press) in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 4.5 stars which rounds up to 5. This book doesn?t get the greatest reviews but I tend to rate books based on what they are. This was a YA romantic comedy and I ...

    I have one question: why was it necessary for a non-Korean to write about a Korean and criticize Korean culture while she's at it? According to the author's note, the author is Filipino-American, learned about seons from a Korean friend, and dedicated this book to her Korean sister-in-...

    This book was really cute! ? I loved the characters, the dates were interesting because they had nothing in common - each date had a different topic - and I guessed who the 29 date was!!! ? I?m so glad that everything turned out to be perfect for Jisu! ? This book was ...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: None till the point I read. I received this E-ARC via Inkyard Press and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I liked the synopsis for this book. And decided to request it. Unfortunately I didn?t like it. I did not like the ma...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Jisu was devastated, when her parents shipped her off to San Francisco in hopes that she could perform better in an American school, but they may have given her the greatest gift, since her new environment did yield some stellar results. ? Pro: Jisu was easy t...

    I was intrigued when I first saw 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz since I don?t know much about Korean culture, and the story sounded super cute. It tells the story of a girl who goes on dates set up by a matchmaker, and I loved reading about each of her 29 dates. The main character is...

    this book took me THREE MONTHS to read I am so glad it's over ...

    dnf 32% making good on my promise to try and dnf books this year. cruz's style is just not for me Blog ? Goodreads ? Twitter ? Instagram ...

    Sigh. Alright, this did not get a one-star rating because I'm a salty Korean American (I am) who gives bad ratings to non-Korean authors who write inaccurate/unrealistic Korean characters (I do). This got a one-star because for a contemporary romance there was no romance between the ma...

    Rating ~2.5 Man I really wanted to love this book. Because I want to support books that have minorities in lead roles. But it just never clicked with me. Most of the book felt like a hollowed out K-drama with all the ridiculous family dynamics, but none of the heart. It often fe...

    ***3-3.5 stars *** I'm such a sucker for YA novels that I hope I never lose touch with them. They take me back in time; I always enjoy them and feel that I can relate to the story. Melissa de la Cruz has been one of my favorite YA authors, specifically her Blue Bloods series. 29...

    I think Melissa de la Cruz is a fantastic author who has done wonderful things to bring more diverse books to teens.. But I'm not sure how I feel of her writing a Korean (not even Korean-American) MC with a detailed Korean background. I'm not Korean so I can't speak on how well of a re...

    First up, thanks to Hebban.nl for giving me a copy of the book so I could participate in the Reading Club for this book! I have been meaning to read this book for some time so imagine my delight when there was a Reading Club coming up for this book and that they had a contest to sel...

    I have such grand reading plans over my break, I literally can not wait! However, I recently (last night) finished reading 29 Dates by Melissa De La Cruz, now I first want to apologize because this book should not have taken me this long to read but work has been taking up way too much...

    Sooo what was this book even about? Like I understand the blurb, but when I got to the book I was greeted with a very bland, plotless, pointless book. Let's start with the plot. Where was the plot? This book progressed but there was no clear plot in sight, I didn't feel any big con...

    Jisu 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 be...

    despite my issues with dave, I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!! i had to write an essay on the theme of this book for english class, so i figured i might as well post it on here: The strongest theme in 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz is learning to find your own path. The main characte...

    [Short Review] 29 Dates is my 14th book this year, and I picked it up in an attempt to get out of my reading slump season. Perhaps reading something light and fluffy could bring my reading spirits up, and I was correct. I do feel like reading again now after reading this book! I got...

    *2.5-3 stars* While this was overall an enjoyable read, I have quite a number of issues with this book. To begin with, Jisus' parents send her to the US to study because she isn't doing well enough in school. As an Asian, that alone is extremely unrealistic. In fact, pretty much the ...

    alright so, i had a lot of problems with this book, but it ended in a really cute and cheesy way so that?s why it?s bumped to 3 stars. first, it was a whole lot of cringe! i think the idea behind it was cute, but i didn?t like that it was told in this way. i went into this sto...

    3.5 stars Cute and I'm sure listening to this on audio rather than reading added to my enjoyment. The narrator was wonderful. Jisu was adorable and relatable and the romance was sweet. Several large plot points went unresolved (view spoiler)[Jisu's career choice - not that she ha...

    Rating: 4 stars What a fun little novel! It was a super easy read, but I loved Jisu as a character and I adored the romance. The concept made this a great book, even if the writing felt juvenile a lot of the time. Recommended for a fun, light read! Especially for seniors currentl...

    Ji-su is a 17 year old girl from Seoul Korea. She is about to begin her last year of high school, but her grades are not up to her parents standards. During the summer she has been ordered to go on Dates, arranged by a matchmaker hired by her parents. One night she decides to cancel a ...

    I received this copy thru a Goodreads giveaway. I think the concept was interesting and and showing snippets form her 29 dates scattered throughout the book was a good idea. My issue is some of the dates were boring (possibly on purpose) and I found myself skipping them because I alrea...

  • Lost in Book Land
    Mar 16, 2019

    I received this book for free from the publisher (Inkyard Press) in exchange for an honest review. I give this book 4.5 stars which rounds up to 5. This book doesn?t get the greatest reviews but I tend to rate books based on what they are. This was a YA romantic comedy and I ...

    I have one question: why was it necessary for a non-Korean to write about a Korean and criticize Korean culture while she's at it? According to the author's note, the author is Filipino-American, learned about seons from a Korean friend, and dedicated this book to her Korean sister-in-...

    This book was really cute! ? I loved the characters, the dates were interesting because they had nothing in common - each date had a different topic - and I guessed who the 29 date was!!! ? I?m so glad that everything turned out to be perfect for Jisu! ? This book was ...

    Mini review: DNF Trigger warning: None till the point I read. I received this E-ARC via Inkyard Press and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I liked the synopsis for this book. And decided to request it. Unfortunately I didn?t like it. I did not like the ma...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Jisu was devastated, when her parents shipped her off to San Francisco in hopes that she could perform better in an American school, but they may have given her the greatest gift, since her new environment did yield some stellar results. ? Pro: Jisu was easy t...

    I was intrigued when I first saw 29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz since I don?t know much about Korean culture, and the story sounded super cute. It tells the story of a girl who goes on dates set up by a matchmaker, and I loved reading about each of her 29 dates. The main character is...

    this book took me THREE MONTHS to read I am so glad it's over ...

    dnf 32% making good on my promise to try and dnf books this year. cruz's style is just not for me Blog ? Goodreads ? Twitter ? Instagram ...

    Sigh. Alright, this did not get a one-star rating because I'm a salty Korean American (I am) who gives bad ratings to non-Korean authors who write inaccurate/unrealistic Korean characters (I do). This got a one-star because for a contemporary romance there was no romance between the ma...

    Rating ~2.5 Man I really wanted to love this book. Because I want to support books that have minorities in lead roles. But it just never clicked with me. Most of the book felt like a hollowed out K-drama with all the ridiculous family dynamics, but none of the heart. It often fe...

    ***3-3.5 stars *** I'm such a sucker for YA novels that I hope I never lose touch with them. They take me back in time; I always enjoy them and feel that I can relate to the story. Melissa de la Cruz has been one of my favorite YA authors, specifically her Blue Bloods series. 29...

    I think Melissa de la Cruz is a fantastic author who has done wonderful things to bring more diverse books to teens.. But I'm not sure how I feel of her writing a Korean (not even Korean-American) MC with a detailed Korean background. I'm not Korean so I can't speak on how well of a re...

    First up, thanks to Hebban.nl for giving me a copy of the book so I could participate in the Reading Club for this book! I have been meaning to read this book for some time so imagine my delight when there was a Reading Club coming up for this book and that they had a contest to sel...

    I have such grand reading plans over my break, I literally can not wait! However, I recently (last night) finished reading 29 Dates by Melissa De La Cruz, now I first want to apologize because this book should not have taken me this long to read but work has been taking up way too much...