Title: Loveboat, Taipei (#1 Loveboat, Taipei)
Author: Abigail Hing Wen
Publication Date: January 7th, 2020
Age Category/Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen, and praised as “an intense rush of rebellion and romance” by #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Garber, this romantic and layered Own Voices debut from Abigail Hing Wen is a dazzling, fun-filled romp.
“Our cousins have done this program,” Sophie whispers. “Best kept secret. Zero supervision.”
And just like that, Ever Wong’s summer takes an unexpected turn. Gone 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, snake-blood sake flows abundantly, 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.
COVER INSPIRED MAKEUP LOOK
I absolutely love this stunning cover and the colourful background lights are what I tried to incorporate into my eye makeup, the smokey eye effect standing for the darker background. Add a bright purple lipstick to that and we’re good to go! My hair are actually black with faded blue highlights but for the purpose of this look I edited them to this dark pink and purple shade 🙂
Zanillia Zhao as EVER
Jackson Yi as RICK
Victoria Song as SOPHIE
Li Hong Yi as XAVIER
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Have you heard of Loveboat, Taipei? If yes then have you read an ARC or preordered it yet? And if no, you should really put it on your TBR!
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