The Noh Family by Grace K. Shim


A sparkling K-drama inspired debut teen novel by Grace Shim, THE NOH FAMILY introduces irrepressibly charming teen Chloe Kang, who is reunited with her deceased father’s estranged family via a DNA test, and is soon whisked off to Seoul to join them…

When her friends gift her a 23-and-Me test as a gag, high school senior Chloe Kang doesn’t think much of trying it out. She doesn’t believe anything will come of it–she’s an only child, her mother is an orphan, and her father died in Seoul before she was even born, and before her mother moved to Oklahoma. It’s been just Chloe and her mom her whole life. But the DNA test reveals something Chloe never expected–she’s got a whole extended family from her father’s side half a world away in Korea. Her father’s family are owners of a famous high-end department store, and are among the richest families in Seoul. When they learn she exists, they are excited to meet her. Her mother has huge reservations, she hasn’t had a great relationship with her husband’s family, which is why she’s kept them secret, but she can’t stop Chloe from travelling to Seoul to spend two weeks getting to know the Noh family.

Chloe is whisked into the lap of luxury, but something feels wrong. Chloe wants to shake it off–she’s busy enjoying the delights of Seoul with new friend Miso Dan, the daughter of one of her mother’s grade school friends. And as an aspiring fashion designer, she’s loving the couture clothes her department store owning family gives her access to. But soon Chloe will discover the reason why her mother never told her about her dad’s family, and why the Nohs wanted her in Seoul in the first place. Could joining the Noh family be worse than having no family at all?

My Review:

Welcome to The Noh Family.

A rich family in Korea who has their own secrets. Chole always wants to know her dad better after he passed away. When doing an DNA test online, she finds this whole new family. Now determined to find a place she belongs, she runs off to Korea. Things with The Noh Family is not what it seems.

This book is filled with so much fun culture. Also made me a bit hungry with so much food talk. I love how Chole wants to have a Kdrama life from watching to many of them. There so many amazing kdrama titles to check out within the book. Speaking of drama, this book is full of it. As for me a sucker for kpop reads, I loved this book so much. These types of reads are messy and fun. Plus they are very unpredictable on how it will all end. Yes I do love the cover of this book.

Are you ready to join The Noh Family??

Happy Reading!!!!


The Island by Adrian McKinty


It was just supposed to be a family vacation.
A terrible accident changed everything.
You don’t know what you’re capable of until they come for your family.

After moving from a small country town to Seattle, Heather Baxter marries Tom, a widowed doctor with a young son and teenage daughter. A working vacation overseas seems like the perfect way to bring the new family together, but once they’re deep in the Australian outback, the jet-lagged and exhausted kids are so over their new mom.

When they discover remote Dutch Island, off-limits to outside visitors, the family talks their way onto the ferry, taking a chance on an adventure far from the reach of iPhones and Instagram.

But as soon as they set foot on the island, which is run by a tightly knit clan of locals, everything feels wrong. Then a shocking accident propels the Baxters from an unsettling situation into an absolute nightmare.

When Heather and the kids are separated from Tom, they are forced to escape alone, seconds ahead of their pursuers.

Now it’s up to Heather to save herself and the kids, even though they don’t trust her, the harsh bushland is filled with danger, and the locals want her dead.

Heather has been underestimated her entire life, but she knows that only she can bring her family home again and become the mother the children desperately need, even if it means doing the unthinkable to keep them all alive.

My Review:

Time to go on a family vacation.

Heather really needs time with your family. Being the new stepmother is hard on everyone. So it’s time for some family bonding timewith the kids, while dad on a business trip. This trip end up a fight for your life one, where family secrets are exposed. Will Heather and her new family, make it home alive?

The Island was pretty much crazy from the beginning to the end. I thought it was fun at times. It was very predictable read on what will happen, but very suspenseful. You have no idea who will live or die. Also this book going to be a hulu series. Which I’m dying to watch. The cover also I really liked. Since it a thriller/mystery you have the main character do some dumb stuff in the book. You have to remember she is in survival mode and will do anything to save herself and family. This is a adult book, just in case your wondering.

Are you ready to go to The Island??

Happy Reading!!!


What I’m Reading Monday

When your kiss is good luck, the wrong kiss could change everything…

During the kissing season, one kiss from Remy or her older sister Maggie will give the boy—or girl—good luck. Or so it has been for all the Holloway girls before. But this year, Remy’s first season, she doesn’t follow the rules, dooming the boy she kisses to bad luck that almost kills him and leaving Remy with a cursed kissing season.

Now Remy is adamant about keeping her lips to herself. But the new boy in town is making it hard to keep her promise. Especially because he seems to really want to get to know her, and isn’t just using her for the Holloway luck. But before she can even think about kissing someone else, she’ll have to find a way to fix the curse, or else her family’s legacy will be tainted forever.


WWW Wednesday

What I Finish Reading:

Book two of these series was so much. I’m so not ready for the last book yet. Review to come soon.

What I’m Currently Reading:

Enjoying some light read with some kpop drama. I so love Korean culture so much.

What I’m Reading Next:

I’m excited to dive into a thriller read next, if I don’t get myself sidetracked.