I Believe In A Thing Called Love

I Believe in a Thing Called Love

How did I get it?:
I bought it!

Synopsis:

Desi Lee believes anything is possible if you have a plan. That’s how she became student body president. Varsity soccer star. And it’s how she’ll get into Stanford. But—she’s never had a boyfriend. In fact, she’s a disaster in romance, a clumsy, stammering humiliation magnet whose botched attempts at flirting have become legendary with her friends. So when the hottest human specimen to have ever lived walks into her life one day, Desi decides to tackle her flirting failures with the same zest she’s applied to everything else in her life. She finds guidance in the Korean dramas her father has been obsessively watching for years—where the hapless heroine always seems to end up in the arms of her true love by episode ten. It’s a simple formula, and Desi is a quick study. Armed with her “K Drama Steps to True Love,” Desi goes after the moody, elusive artist Luca Drakos—and boat rescues, love triangles, and staged car crashes ensue. But when the fun and games turn to true feels, Desi finds out that real love is about way more than just drama.

Thoughts:

I had heard so many wonderful things about this book that I thought it was about time that I checked it out. I do enjoy contemporary YA fiction, so I was happy to give it a go. This is the first time I’ve read a book from Maurene Goo and I was suitably impressed!  I don’t think it’s a book that will stay with me for a long time, but it was certainly a pleasure to read!

Our main character Desi, is a bit of an overacheiver. She always has a plan for everything. Desi is determined to get into Stanford to train to be a doctor. Desi has a plan to get there. However, Desi wants to have a boyfriend before she goes to college. When Luca appears at school, she’s determined that he’s the one that’ll be her first boyfriend. She finds herself watching some Korean dramas and taking some inspiration from them. She comes up with some steps from Korean dramas to work through. But will everything go to plan?

The plot of this story was a little silly and predictable, but it was easy enough to read. I really enjoyed Desi’s Dad. I think it’s so important that we have positive family relationships represented in YA literature. Their relationship was very sweet to read about.

This book was fun despite its OTT nature. If you’re looking for a light-hearted read in-between heavier reads then this might be the book for you.

Would I recommend it?:
Yes! 3.5 stars

I enjoyed reading this book despite its over the top nature!

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This Week In Books #128

I am joining in with the lovely Lipsy from Lipsy’s Lost and Found’s feature which highlights our week in books. I shall be sharing what I’m reading now, then and next! I won’t be showcasing my new books as I do that on a Saturday. I’m really excited by this feature as I loved sharing my recent reads. My book reviews published on my blog are often WAY behind what I’m actually reading, so this is a good feature to keep you up to date!

Book images go to Goodreads!

The Surface Breaks I Believe in a Thing Called Love Sadie

NOWThe Surface BreaksLouise O’Neill– I have been waiting to get to this book for SO long and it’s really worth the wait. It’s a reimagining of the Hans Christian Andersen The Little Mermaid. I mean Hans Christian Andersen’s version as well… it’s no Disney!

THENI Believe In A Thing Called LoveMaurene Goo– I did enjoy this contemporary. It didn’t take me long to whizz through.

NEXTSadieCourtney Summers- It’s time for a book I’ve been wanting to read for a while. I’m super excited to get to this one.

What are you reading this week? Let me know!

This Week In Books #127

I am joining in with the lovely Lipsy from Lipsy’s Lost and Found’s feature which highlights our week in books. I shall be sharing what I’m reading now, then and next! I won’t be showcasing my new books as I do that on a Saturday. I’m really excited by this feature as I loved sharing my recent reads. My book reviews published on my blog are often WAY behind what I’m actually reading, so this is a good feature to keep you up to date!

Book images go to Goodreads!

Five Years From Now The Tattooist of Auschwitz I Believe in a Thing Called Love

NOWFive Years From NowPaige Toon– I’m currently around half way through this book. I really like Paige Toon’s writing. It’s so easy to read and is perfect for when I’m super busy! It’s about a relationship that’s discussed in 5 year intervals. It moves from 40 to 15 and then sometimes back again. It’s super easy to follow.

THENTattooist Of AuschwitzHeather Morris– This is the next book Beth and I will be reviewing as part of our ‘Talking About’ feature. I’m really looking forward to reviewing it with her. I think our review will be out next week, so keep an eye out!

NEXTI Believe In A Thing Called LoveMaurene Goo– I’ve had this book for so long now. I think it’s time to read it.

What are you reading this week? Let me know!

Ten Books With My Favourite Colour On The Cover/In The Title

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

I really like the prompt this week! It’s all about book with our favourite colour either on the cover or in the title. My favourite colour is pink and I especially like pastel pink!

I haven’t necessarily read these books, they’re just pink covers I’m aware of! 🙂

I’ve seen this book around and I think I want to read it!

I hadn’t heard of this book before but I love the pink-y hue.

I love this edition. So beautiful! ❤

This is such a simple cover but it makes such a statement.

I love a purple-y pink. I’m reading this soon and I’m super intrigued!

Pretty, pretty colours. I love this book cover!

I really enjoyed this book. It’s about a girl who was disfigured after a tragic accident.

I love the colours used on this cover. The story is super cute too.

I love simple and a touch of pink!

I Believe in a Thing Called Love

I adore this pop of pink!

What did you do for your list this week? Leave me a link and I’ll stop by!

Stacking The Shelves #181

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

Book images go to Goodreads!

Bought:

Here We Are Now

I absolutely loved Jasmine’s debut novel, so I’m intrigued to read this one!

I Believe in a Thing Called Love

I have heard so many wonderful things about this book. I can’t help but think of The Darkness song when I read this title.

Turtles All the Way Down

I’m so nervous about reading this book because I’m not the biggest John Green fan. However, I’m always willing to give an author another go, so I’ll try read this one soon.

What have you added to your shelves this week? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your posts! 🙂