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Loveboat, Taipei - Abigail Hing Wen | Spoiler Free Book Review

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When I came across this book online, it said if you liked Crazy Rich Asians and Jenny Han, you will be a fan and that was all I needed to know! Crazy Rich Asians is one of my all-time favourite movies and I love everything from Jenny Han so I had high hopes for this!
Blurb 

“Our cousins have done this program,” Sophie whispers. “Best kept secret. Zero supervision.

And just like that, Ever Wong’s summer takes an unexpected turnGone is Chien Tan, the strict educational program in Taiwan that Ever was expecting. In its place, she finds Loveboat: a summer-long free-for-all where hookups abound, adults turn a blind eye, and the nightlife runs nonstop.

But not every student is quite what they seem:

Ever is working toward becoming a doctor but nurses a secret passion for dance.

Rick Woo is the Yale-bound child prodigy bane of Ever’s existence whose perfection hides a secret.

Boy-crazy, fashion-obsessed Sophie Ha turns out to have more to her than meets the eye.

And under sexy Xavier Yeh’s shell is buried a shameful truth he’ll never admit.

When these students’ lives collide, it’s guaranteed to be a summer Ever will never forget!

My Review

I really enjoyed this book and following Ever at aged 18 during her summer after graduating high school. Ever is one of my favourite characters I have read about in a long time. You really see her grow throughout the book as she tries to figure out if she wants to follow her heart and do what makes her happy or if she follows what her parents want her to do. 

This book is mainly set in Taiwan and I loved reading and learning about the different Asian cultures and heritages, I found myself immersed in the pages. I loved the writing style of this book and I can’t wait to read more from this author in the future. 

I haven’t read any books with a dance element to them but I danced when I was younger, I actually performed at The Royal Albert Hall so you read about dance in this book was a lot of fun for me to read. 


There is so much going on in this book from self-discovery to love triangles but it’s easy to follow and even with quite a few different characters within the book, I didn’t get confused at all. I’m not usually a fan of love triangles but it was well done in Loveboat, Taipei. 

This book is out on the 7th of January 2020 - HERE

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