Let’s Talk About Idols – Book Edition

Let’s Talk About Idols – Book Edition

So if you follow me on any social media, especially Twitter, you may have noticed that I enjoy fictional idols. I’m not really into K-pop or real Japanese idols or anything. But idols from books, games and anime? Count me in. I kind of want to get some more idol content on my blog, so I thought a great way to do that would be to share a bunch of rec posts.

I’m starting with a blog post about some of the idol books out there. Novels you can pick up in the YA section of the book store. I’ve only read two of these, but it seemed like a good place to start. I’ll be writing more posts on idol manga, anime and games too. So keep an eye out!

These books all follow Korean idols, though my personal preference is reading things set in Japan. Because the majority of popular real idols are Korean, it’s no surprise that books for a western audience will follow them.

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Book Review: Shine by Jessica Jung

Book Review: Shine by Jessica Jung

This book was one that I was lucky enough to win in one of the giveaways hosted during UKYA at Home and though it’s not maybe something you’d expect to me to read. I wanted it. Because if you’re going to read about k-pop why not read something written by one of the stars herself?

Shine follows Rachel Kim, an American-Korean girl who when she was younger moved to Seoul for the opportunity to start a career as a k-pop star. She’s nearly aging out of her chance to debut when she meets Jason Lee, a k-pop heart throb who she winds up developing feelings for.

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